Ubuntu 4016-1: Vim vulnerabilities

    Date11 Jun 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Vim.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4016-1
    June 11, 2019
    
    vim vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Vim.
    
    Software Description:
    - vim: Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-5953)
    
    It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    (CVE-2019-12735)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      vim                             2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
      vim-common                      2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
      vim-gui-common                  2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
      vim-runtime                     2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      vim                             2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
      vim-common                      2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
      vim-gui-common                  2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
      vim-runtime                     2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      vim                             2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
      vim-common                      2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
      vim-gui-common                  2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
      vim-runtime                     2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      vim                             2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.3
      vim-common                      2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.3
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.3
      vim-runtime                     2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4016-1
      CVE-2017-5953, CVE-2019-12735
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.3
    
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