CentOS 8 : vim (CESA-2022:0894)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 158944


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2022:0894 advisory.

- vim: Heap-based buffer overflow in block_insert() in src/ops.c (CVE-2022-0261)

- vim: Heap-based buffer overflow in utf_head_off() in mbyte.c (CVE-2022-0318)

- vim: Heap-based buffer overflow in init_ccline() in ex_getln.c (CVE-2022-0359)

- vim: Illegal memory access when copying lines in visual mode leads to heap buffer overflow (CVE-2022-0361)

- vim: Heap-based buffer overflow in getexmodeline() in ex_getln.c (CVE-2022-0392)

- vim: Use after free in src/ex_cmds.c (CVE-2022-0413)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 158944

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2022-0894.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/15/2022

Updated: 11/6/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-0318


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-x11, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-enhanced, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:vim-minimal

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/18/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-0261, CVE-2022-0318, CVE-2022-0359, CVE-2022-0361, CVE-2022-0392, CVE-2022-0413

RHSA: 2022:0894