Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : Vim vulnerabilities (USN-5498-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 162625


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


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5498-1 advisory.

- Use After Free in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2. (CVE-2022-0413, CVE-2022-1898)

- Buffer Over-read in function find_next_quote in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2.4925. This vulnerabilities are capable of crashing software, Modify Memory, and possible remote execution (CVE-2022-1629)

- Heap-based Buffer Overflow in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2.4968. (CVE-2022-1733)

- Classic Buffer Overflow in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2.4969. (CVE-2022-1735)

- Out-of-bounds Write in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2.4977. (CVE-2022-1785)

- Use After Free in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2.4979. (CVE-2022-1796)

- Out-of-bounds Read in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2. (CVE-2022-1851)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 162625

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5498-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/30/2022

Updated: 7/10/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1898


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/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:vim, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-tiny, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-athena, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gui-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gtk3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-runtime, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-athena-py2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gnome-py2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gtk3-py2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gtk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-nox-py2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-nox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gnome, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gtk-py2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/30/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-0413, CVE-2022-1629, CVE-2022-1733, CVE-2022-1735, CVE-2022-1785, CVE-2022-1796, CVE-2022-1851, CVE-2022-1898

USN: 5498-1