FreeBSD : vim -- arbitrary command execution (c11629d3-c8ad-11e6-ae1b-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96118


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Mitre reports :

vim before patch 8.0.0056 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96118

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c11629d3c8ad11e6ae1b002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/27

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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:freebsd:freebsd:neovim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-console, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-lite, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1248

BID: 94478