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USN-5533-1: Vim vulnerability

26 July 2022

Vim could be made to crash, among other things, if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor


It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled memory access. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker
could possibly 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.