Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4467-1 vim -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 Jun 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-12735.
- More information:
Arminiusdiscovered a vulnerability in Vim, an enhanced version of the standard UNIX editor Vi (Vi IMproved). The
Common vulnerabilities and exposures projectidentifies the following problem:
Editors typically provide a way to embed editor configuration commands (aka modelines) which are executed once a file is opened, while harmful commands are filtered by a sandbox mechanism. It was discovered that the
sourcecommand (used to include and execute another file) was not filtered, allowing shell command execution with a carefully crafted file opened in Vim.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.
For the detailed security status of vim please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/vim