Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4261-1 vim-syntastic -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 03 Aug 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-11319.
- More information:
Enrico Zini discovered a vulnerability in Syntastic, an addon module for the Vim editor that runs a file through external checkers and displays any resulting errors. Config files were looked up in the current working directory which could result in arbitrary shell code execution if a malformed source code file is opened.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.7.0-1+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your vim-syntastic packages.
For the detailed security status of vim-syntastic please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/vim-syntastic