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USN-5516-1: Vim vulnerabilities

13 July 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Vim.



  • vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor


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.

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.