USN-4016-1: Vim vulnerabilities

11 June 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

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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