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Debian: DSA-3722-1: vim security update

Date 22 Nov 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Florian Larysch and Bram Moolenaar discovered that vim, an enhanced vi editor, does not properly validate values for the the 'filetype', 'syntax' and 'keymap' options, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a file with a specially crafted modeline is opened.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3722-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
November 22, 2016                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : vim
CVE ID         : CVE-2016-1248

Florian Larysch and Bram Moolenaar discovered that vim, an enhanced vi
editor, does not properly validate values for the the 'filetype',
'syntax' and 'keymap' options, which may result in the execution of
arbitrary code if a file with a specially crafted modeline is opened.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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