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USN-5492-1: Vim vulnerability

23 June 2022

Vim could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor

Details

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled memory when opening and
searching the contents of certain files. If an attacker could trick a user
into opening a specially crafted file, it could cause Vim to crash.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6557-1: vim-gtk3-py2, vim-motif, vim-doc, vim-tiny, vim-gtk, vim-gnome-py2, vim-athena, vim-gtk3, vim-gtk-py2, vim-runtime, vim-athena-py2, vim-gui-common, vim-common, vim-gnome, xxd, vim-nox, vim-lesstif, vim, vim-nox-py2