CVE-2017-5953

critical
New! CVE Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for CVEs has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. CVEs that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Description

vim before patch 8.0.0322 does not properly validate values for tree length when handling a spell file, which may result in an integer overflow at a memory allocation site and a resultant buffer overflow.

References

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3786

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96217

https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/399c297aa93afe2c0a39e2a1b3f972aebba44c9d

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/vim_dev/t-3RSdEnrHY

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-26

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4016-1/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-02-10

Updated: 2019-06-11

Type: CWE-190

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: CRITICAL

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:vim:vim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 8.0.0055 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (16 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
134856Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.10 : Vim vulnerabilities (USN-4309-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
125853Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : Vim vulnerabilities (USN-4016-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
121673Photon OS 1.0: Vim PHSA-2017-0006NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
111855Photon OS 1.0: Linux / Vim PHSA-2017-0006 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
101285openSUSE Security Update : vim (openSUSE-2017-788)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
101228SUSE SLES11 Security Update : vim (SUSE-SU-2017:1775-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
101108SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : vim (SUSE-SU-2017:1712-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
101021GLSA-201706-26 : Vim, gVim: Remote execution of arbitrary codeNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
99879EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : vim (EulerOS-SA-2017-1034)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
99878EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : vim (EulerOS-SA-2017-1033)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
99036Amazon Linux AMI : vim (ALAS-2017-809)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
critical
97426Fedora 24 : 2:vim (2017-9b2cf468d5)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
97289openSUSE Security Update : vim (openSUSE-2017-280)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
97168Fedora 25 : 2:vim (2017-595fec72ef)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
97135Debian DSA-3786-1 : vim - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
97106Debian DLA-822-1 : vim security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical