Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : vim vulnerability (USN-3139-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95386
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionFlorian Larysch discovered that the Vim text editor did not properly validate values for the 'filetype', 'syntax', and 'keymap' options. An attacker could trick a user into opening a file with specially crafted modelines and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.