Debian DSA-3722-1 : vim - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95264


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Florian Larysch and Bram Moolenaar discovered that vim, an enhanced vi editor, does not properly validate values for 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.


Upgrade the vim packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95264

File Name: debian_DSA-3722.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/23

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vim, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1248

DSA: 3722