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A Vim security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ESM.

USN-5492-1: Vim vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5492-1
June 23, 2022

vim vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Vim could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- vim: Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor


It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled memory when opening and
searching the contents of certain files. If an attacker could trick a user into opening a specially crafted file, it could cause Vim to crash.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
vim 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5+esm7

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.