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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201706-26 ] Vim, gVim Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Vim, gVim: Remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201706-26)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-06-22
Bug(s): #609150, #611386
ID: 201706-26

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Vim and gVim, the worst
of which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Background

Vim is an efficient, highly configurable improved version of the classic
‘vi’ text editor. gVim is the GUI version of Vim.


Affected Packages

Package: app-editors/vim
Vulnerable: < 8.0.0386
Unaffected: >= 8.0.0386
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: app-editors/gvim
Vulnerable: < 8.0.0386
Unaffected: >= 8.0.0386
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Vim and gVim. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted spell
file using Vim or gVim, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Vim users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/vim-8.0.0386"
   
All gVim users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/gvim-8.0.0386"
   


References

CVE-2017-5953
CVE-2017-6349
CVE-2017-6350
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