Vim Security Update for Debian 7 and 8
Posted on: 08/04/2019 06:59 AM

Updated vim packages has been released for both Debian GNU/Linux 7 Extended LTS and Debian GNU/Linux 8 LTS:

ELA-150-1: vim security update
DLA 1871-1: vim security update

ELA-150-1: vim security update
Package: vim
Version: 7.3.547-7+deb7u5
Related CVE: CVE-2017-17087 CVE-2019-12735

Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in vim, a highly configurable text editor.

CVE-2017-17087

Vim sets the group ownership of a .swp file to the editor’s primary group (which may be different from the group ownership of the original file), which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging an applicable group membership.

CVE-2019-12735

Vim did not restrict the :source! command when executed in a sandbox.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 7.3.547-7+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found at: https://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/

DLA 1871-1: vim security update

Package : vim
Version : 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u4
CVE ID : CVE-2017-11109 CVE-2017-17087 CVE-2019-12735
Debian Bug : 867720 930020


Several minor issues have been fixed in vim, a highly configurable
text editor.

CVE-2017-11109

Vim allows attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid free)
or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted source
(aka -S) file.

CVE-2017-17087

Vim sets the group ownership of a .swp file to the editor's
primary group (which may be different from the group ownership of
the original file), which allows local users to obtain sensitive
information by leveraging an applicable group membership.

CVE-2019-12735

Vim did not restrict the `:source!` command when executed in a
sandbox.

For Debian 8 "Jessie", these problems have been fixed in version
2:7.4.488-7+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS



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