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vim security update

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID: DSA 3786-1
  • Date: February 13, 2017


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3786-1 [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 13, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : vim
CVE ID : CVE-2017-5953
Debian Bug : 854969

Editor spell files passed to the vim (Vi IMproved) editor
may result in an integer overflow in memory allocation
and a resulting buffer overflow which potentially
could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of
service.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been
fixed in version 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been
fixed in version 2:8.0.0197-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

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/

Mailing list: [email protected]
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