Debian DLA-1871-1 : vim security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 127480
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral minor issues have been fixed in vim, a highly configurable text editor.
Vim allows attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted source (aka -S) file.
Vim sets the group ownership of a .swp file to the editor's primary group (which may be different from the group ownership of the original file), which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging an applicable group membership.
Vim did not restrict the `:source!` command when executed in a sandbox.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u4.
We recommend that you upgrade your vim 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.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.