Ubuntu 4016-2: Neovim vulnerability

    Date11 Jun 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Neovim could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4016-2
    June 11, 2019
    
    Neovim vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    
    Summary:
    
    Neovim could be made to run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - neovim: heavily refactored vim fork
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Neovim 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:
      neovim                          0.3.4-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
      neovim-runtime                  0.3.4-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      neovim                          0.3.1-1ubuntu0.1
      neovim-runtime                  0.3.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4016-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4016-1
      CVE-2019-12735
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/neovim/0.3.4-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/neovim/0.3.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    
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