Ubuntu 3139-1: Vim vulnerability

    Date28 Nov 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Vim could be made run programs as your login if it opened a speciallycrafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3139-1
    November 29, 2016
    
    vim vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Vim could be made run programs as your login if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - vim: Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
    
    Details:
    
    Florian Larysch discovered that the Vim text editor did not properly
    validate values for the 'filetype', 'syntax', and 'keymap' options. An
    attacker could trick a user into opening a file with specially crafted
    modelines and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.10:
      vim                             2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
      vim-common                      2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
      vim-runtime                     2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      vim                             2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
      vim-common                      2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
      vim-runtime                     2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      vim                             2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
      vim-common                      2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
      vim-runtime                     2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      vim                             2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
      vim-common                      2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
      vim-runtime                     2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Vim to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3139-1
      CVE-2016-1248
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
    
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