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USN-5498-1: Vim vulnerabilities

30 June 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Vim.



  • vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor


It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled memory when opening certain
files. If an attacker could trick a user into opening a specially crafted
file, it could cause Vim to crash, or possible execute arbitrary code.

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.