Debian: DSA-4467-1: vim security update

    Date18 Jun 2019
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
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    User "Arminius" discovered a vulnerability in Vim, an enhanced version of the standard UNIX editor Vi (Vi IMproved). The "Common vulnerabilities and exposures project" identifies the following problem:
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4467-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    June 18, 2019                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : vim
    CVE ID         : CVE-2019-12735
    
    User "Arminius" discovered a vulnerability in Vim, an enhanced version of the
    standard UNIX editor Vi (Vi IMproved). The "Common vulnerabilities and
    exposures project" identifies the following problem:
      
    Editors typically provide a way to embed editor configuration commands (aka
    modelines) which are executed once a file is opened, while harmful commands
    are filtered by a sandbox mechanism. It was discovered that the "source"
    command (used to include and execute another file) was not filtered, allowing
    shell command execution with a carefully crafted file opened in Vim.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 8.0.0197-4+deb9u2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of vim please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/vim
    
    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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