Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3786-1 vim -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 13 Feb 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 854969.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5953.
- More information:
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.