Amazon Linux AMI : vim (ALAS-2017-809)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99036
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way vim handled tree length values when reading an undo file. This bug could result in vim crashing when trying to process corrupted undo files. (CVE-2017-6350)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way vim handled undo files.
This bug could result in vim crashing when trying to process corrupted undo files.(CVE-2017-6349)

vim before patch 8.0.0322 does not properly validate values for tree length when handling a spell file, which may result in an integer overflow at a memory allocation site and a resultant buffer overflow.
(CVE-2017-5953)

Solution

Run 'yum update vim' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-809.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99036

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-809.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/30/2017

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:vim-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:vim-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:vim-enhanced:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:vim-filesystem:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:vim-minimal:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5953, CVE-2017-6349, CVE-2017-6350

ALAS: 2017-809