Fedora 38 : vim (2023-6c84e57fab)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183684



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


The remote Fedora 38 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2023-6c84e57fab advisory.

- NULL Pointer Dereference in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 20d161ace307e28690229b68584f2d84556f8960.

- Use After Free in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to v9.0.2010. (CVE-2023-5535)

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 2:vim package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 183684

File Name: fedora_2023-6c84e57fab.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/23/2023

Updated: 11/2/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5535


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: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:38, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:vim

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/19/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/5/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-5441, CVE-2023-5535

FEDORA: 2023-6c84e57fab

IAVA: 2023-A-0579-S

IAVB: 2023-B-0084-S