Debian DLA-718-1 : vim security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95263
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFlorian Larysch and Bram Moolenaar discovered that vim, an enhanced vi editor, does not properly validate values for the the 'filetype', 'syntax' and 'keymap' options, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a file with a specially crafted modeline is opened.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2:7.3.547-7+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.