Vim, gVim: Remote execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201706-26

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Vim and gVim, the worst of which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-editors/vim on all architectures
Affected versions < 8.0.0386
Unaffected versions >= 8.0.0386
app-editors/gvim on all architectures
Affected versions < 8.0.0386
Unaffected versions >= 8.0.0386

Background

Vim is an efficient, highly configurable improved version of the classic ‘vi’ text editor. gVim is the GUI version of Vim.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Vim and gVim. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted spell file using Vim or gVim, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Vim users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/vim-8.0.0386"
 

All gVim users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/gvim-8.0.0386"
 

References

Release Date
June 22, 2017

Latest Revision
June 22, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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