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USN-5507-1: Vim vulnerabilities

8 July 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Vim.

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Releases

Packages

  • vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor

Details

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled memory access. An attacker
could potentially use this issue to cause the program to crash, use unexpected
values, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-1968)

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled memory access. An attacker
could potentially use this issue to cause the corruption of sensitive
information, a crash, or arbitrary code execution.
(CVE-2022-1897, CVE-2022-1942)

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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.