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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-26

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-26
Posted Jun 23, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-26 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Vim and gVim, the worst of which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 8.0.0386 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-5953, CVE-2017-6349, CVE-2017-6350
MD5 | b5938b0fa1ced5d16cd0b6ee292ef0e0

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-26

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Severity: Normal
Title: Vim, gVim: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: June 22, 2017
Bugs: #609150, #611386
ID: 201706-26

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Vim and gVim, the worst of
which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Vim is an efficient, highly configurable improved version of the
classic 'vi' text editor. gVim is the GUI version of Vim.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-editors/vim < 8.0.0386 >= 8.0.0386
2 app-editors/gvim < 8.0.0386 >= 8.0.0386
-------------------------------------------------------------------
2 affected packages

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Vim and gVim. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted spell
file using Vim or gVim, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Vim users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/vim-8.0.0386"

All gVim users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/gvim-8.0.0386"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2017-5953
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-5953
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-6349
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-6349
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-6350
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-6350

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-26

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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