Debian DSA-4261-1 : vim-syntastic - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 111534


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Enrico Zini discovered a vulnerability in Syntastic, an addon module for the Vim editor that runs a file through external checkers and displays any resulting errors. Config files were looked up in the current working directory which could result in arbitrary shell code execution if a malformed source code file is opened.


Upgrade the vim-syntastic packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.7.0-1+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111534

File Name: debian_DSA-4261.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/06

Updated: 2018/11/13

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:9.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11319

DSA: 4261