Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04 : Neovim vulnerability (USN-4016-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 125854

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Neovim incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-12735).

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 neovim and / or neovim-runtime packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4016-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125854

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4016-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/06/12

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:neovim, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:neovim-runtime, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12735

USN: 4016-2