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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3139-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3139-1
Posted Nov 29, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3139-1 - Florian Larysch discovered that the Vim text editor did not properly validate values for the 'filetype', 'syntax', and 'keymap' options. An attacker could trick a user into opening a file with specially crafted modelines and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-1248
MD5 | 8c65c9036076b54e0594e3d6963c865a

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3139-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3139-1
November 29, 2016

vim vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Vim could be made run programs as your login if it opened a specially
crafted file.

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

Details:

Florian Larysch discovered that the Vim text editor did not properly
validate values for the 'filetype', 'syntax', and 'keymap' options. An
attacker could trick a user into opening a file with specially crafted
modelines and possibly execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
vim 2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
vim-common 2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
vim-gui-common 2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
vim-runtime 2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
vim 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
vim-common 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
vim-gui-common 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
vim-runtime 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
vim 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
vim-common 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
vim-gui-common 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
vim-runtime 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
vim 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
vim-common 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
vim-gui-common 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2
vim-runtime 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2

After a standard system update you need to restart Vim to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3139-1
CVE-2016-1248

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.1829-1ubuntu2.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.2


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