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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4016-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4016-1
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4016-1 - It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-5953, CVE-2019-12735
MD5 | d9aa24b71e5ef712d54a5fe0b0caf6c5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4016-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4016-1
June 11, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Vim.

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

Details:

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-5953)

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-12735)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
vim 2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
vim-common 2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
vim-gui-common 2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
vim-runtime 2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 18.10:
vim 2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
vim-common 2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
vim-gui-common 2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
vim-runtime 2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
vim 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
vim-common 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
vim-gui-common 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
vim-runtime 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1

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

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4016-1
CVE-2017-5953, CVE-2019-12735

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.1.0320-1ubuntu3.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.0.1766-1ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.3
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