Debian DLA-1444-1 : vim-syntastic security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111357


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


CVE-2018-11319 The improper handling of search for configuration files might be exploited for arbitrary code execution via a malicious gcc plugin.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 3.5.0-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim-syntastic packages.

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


Upgrade the affected vim-syntastic package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111357

File Name: debian_DLA-1444.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/27

Updated: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vim-syntastic, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11319