Amazon Linux AMI : vim (ALAS-2019-1239)

High Nessus Plugin ID 127067

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that the `:source!` command was not restricted by the sandbox mode. If modeline was explicitly enabled, opening a specially crafted text file in vim could result in arbitrary command execution.
(CVE-2019-12735)

Solution

Run 'yum update 'vim*'' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2019-1239.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127067

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1239.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/07/26

Updated: 2019/08/28

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:amazon:linux:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:vim-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:vim-enhanced, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:vim-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:vim-minimal, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12735

ALAS: 2019-1239