Vim < 9.0.2106

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186418


A text editor installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a vulnerability.


Vim is an open source command line text editor. When closing a window, vim may try to access already freed window structure. Exploitation beyond crashing the application has not been shown to be viable. This issue has been addressed in release version 9.0.2106.

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


Upgrade to Vim version 9.0.2106 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186418

File Name: vim_9_0_2106.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/29/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-48231


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vim:vim

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Vim

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-48231

IAVA: 2023-A-0650