Ubuntu 4309-1: Vim vulnerabilities

    Date23 Mar 2020
    98
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Vim.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4309-1
    March 23, 2020
    
    vim vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    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 sources.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
    This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (CVE-2017-1110)
    
    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 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
    (CVE-2017-5953)
    
    It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
    This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.06 LTS. (CVE-2018-20786)
    
    It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker
    could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or
    execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
    Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-20079)
    
    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 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
    (CVE-2017-6349, CVE-2017-6350)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      vim                             2:8.1.0875-5ubuntu2.1
      vim-common                      2:8.1.0875-5ubuntu2.1
      vim-gui-common                  2:8.1.0875-5ubuntu2.1
      vim-runtime                     2:8.1.0875-5ubuntu2.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      vim                             2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.3
      vim-common                      2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.3
      vim-gui-common                  2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.3
      vim-runtime                     2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.3
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      vim                             2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.4
      vim-common                      2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.4
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.4
      vim-runtime                     2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.4
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
      vim                             2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm1
      vim-common                      2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm1
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm1
      vim-runtime                     2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      vim                             2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.3
      vim-common                      2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.3
      vim-gui-common                  2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.3
      vim-runtime                     2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4309-1
      CVE-2017-11109, CVE-2017-5953, CVE-2017-6349, CVE-2017-6350,
      CVE-2018-20786, CVE-2019-20079
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.1.0875-5ubuntu2.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.4
    

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