Debian Security Advisory

DLA-718-1 vim -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Nov 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1248.
More information:

Florian Larysch and Bram Moolenaar discovered that vim, an enhanced vi editor, does not properly validate values for the the filetype, syntax and keymap options, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a file with a specially crafted modeline is opened.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2:7.3.547-7+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

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