Debian DSA-4467-1 : vim - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 126013


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


User 'Arminius' discovered a vulnerability in Vim, an enhanced version of the standard UNIX editor Vi (Vi IMproved). The 'Common vulnerabilities and exposures project' identifies the following problem :

Editors typically provide a way to embed editor configuration commands (aka modelines) which are executed once a file is opened, while harmful commands are filtered by a sandbox mechanism. It was discovered that the 'source'command (used to include and execute another file) was not filtered, allowing shell command execution with a carefully crafted file opened in Vim.


Upgrade the vim packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126013

File Name: debian_DSA-4467.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/06/19

Updated: 2019/06/21

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:debian:debian_linux:vim, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12735

DSA: 4467