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Debian: DSA-3786-1: vim security update

Date 13 Feb 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Editor spell files passed to the vim (Vi IMproved) editor may result in an integer overflow in memory allocation and a resulting buffer overflow which potentially could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3786-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 13, 2017                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : vim
CVE ID         : CVE-2017-5953
Debian Bug     : 854969

Editor spell files passed to the vim (Vi IMproved) editor
may result in an integer overflow in memory allocation
and a resulting buffer overflow which potentially 
could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of
service.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been
fixed in version 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been
fixed in version 2:8.0.0197-2.

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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