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USN-4862-1: Neovim vulnerability

15 March 2021

Neovim could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • neovim - heavily refactored vim fork

Details

It was discovered that Neovim incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-4016-2: neovim-runtime, neovim
  • USN-4016-1: vim-gnome, vim-athena-py2, vim-gtk3-py2, vim-runtime, vim-gtk3, vim-gui-common, vim-gtk-py2, vim-nox, vim, xxd, vim-doc, vim-nox-py2, vim-tiny, vim-common, vim-gtk, vim-athena, vim-gnome-py2