Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : vim vulnerability (USN-3139-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Florian Larysch discovered that the Vim text editor did not properly
validate values for the 'filetype', 'syntax', and 'keymap' options. An
attacker could trick a user into opening a file with specially crafted
modelines and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95386 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1248

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