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

High Nessus Plugin ID 101021


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-26 (Vim, gVim: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101021

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-26.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/23

Updated: 2019/08/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gvim, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:vim, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5953, CVE-2017-6349, CVE-2017-6350

GLSA: 201706-26