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USN-6557-1: Vim vulnerabilities

14 December 2023

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 could be made to dereference invalid memory. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04
LTS. (CVE-2022-1725)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to recurse infinitely. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-1771)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to write out of bounds with a put
command. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04
LTS. (CVE-2022-1886)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to write out of bounds. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu
18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-1897,
CVE-2022-2000)

It was discovered that Vim did not properly manage memory in the spell
command. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04
LTS. (CVE-2022-2042)

It was discovered that Vim did not properly manage memory. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-46246, CVE-2023-48231)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to divide by zero. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 23.04 and Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-48232)

It was discovered that Vim contained multiple arithmetic overflows. An
attacker could possibly use these issues to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-48233, CVE-2023-48234, CVE-2023-48235, CVE-2023-48236,
CVE-2023-48237)

It was discovered that Vim did not properly manage memory in the
substitute command. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 23.04, and Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-48706)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 23.04
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-5723-1: vim-doc, vim-athena-py2, vim-runtime, vim-common, vim-gtk, vim-athena, vim-gnome, vim-gtk-py2, vim-gnome-py2, vim-gui-common, vim-nox, vim-nox-py2, vim-tiny, vim-gtk3, vim, vim-gtk3-py2
  • USN-5492-1: vim-doc, vim-athena-py2, vim-runtime, vim-common, vim-gtk, vim-athena, vim-gnome, vim-gtk-py2, vim-gnome-py2, vim-gui-common, vim-nox, vim-nox-py2, vim-tiny, vim-gtk3, vim, vim-gtk3-py2
  • USN-5516-1: vim-doc, vim-athena-py2, vim-runtime, vim-common, vim-gtk, vim-athena, vim-gnome, vim-gtk-py2, vim-gnome-py2, vim-gui-common, vim-nox, vim-nox-py2, vim-tiny, vim-gtk3, vim, vim-gtk3-py2
  • USN-5507-1: vim-doc, vim-athena-py2, vim-runtime, vim-common, vim-gtk, vim-athena, vim-gnome, vim-gtk-py2, vim-gnome-py2, vim-gui-common, vim-nox, vim-nox-py2, vim-tiny, vim-gtk3, vim, vim-gtk3-py2