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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.



  • vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor


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.

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.