Debian Security Advisory

DLA-822-1 vim -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
13 Feb 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5953.
More information:

A vulnerability has been discovered in Vim where a malformed spell file could cause an integer overflow which is used as the size for memory allocation, resulting in a subsequent buffer overflow.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2:7.3.547-7+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

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