Debian DSA-3786-1 : vim - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97135
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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


Editor spell files passed to the vim (Vi IMproved) editor may result in an integer overflow in memory allocation and a resulting buffer overflow which potentially could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.


Upgrade the vim packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97135

File Name: debian_DSA-3786.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/14/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/13/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5953

DSA: 3786