Debian: DSA-3786-1: vim security update

    Date13 Feb 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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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