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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6557-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6557-1
Posted Dec 15, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6557-1 - It was discovered that Vim could be made to dereference invalid memory. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. It was discovered that Vim could be made to recurse infinitely. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2022-1725, CVE-2022-1771, CVE-2022-1886, CVE-2022-2000, CVE-2022-2042, CVE-2023-48232, CVE-2023-48236, CVE-2023-48237, CVE-2023-48706
SHA-256 | 872f33dc2b7bc88b8c7bb037d8cce3aa5d34706dc69f05eec595485cb8f8d733

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6557-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6557-1
December 14, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 23.10
- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Vim.

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

Details:

It was discovered that Vim could be made to dereference invalid memory. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04
LTS. (CVE-2022-1725)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to recurse infinitely. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-1771)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to write out of bounds with a put
command. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04
LTS. (CVE-2022-1886)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to write out of bounds. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu
18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-1897,
CVE-2022-2000)

It was discovered that Vim did not properly manage memory in the spell
command. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04
LTS. (CVE-2022-2042)

It was discovered that Vim did not properly manage memory. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-46246, CVE-2023-48231)

It was discovered that Vim could be made to divide by zero. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 23.04 and Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-48232)

It was discovered that Vim contained multiple arithmetic overflows. An
attacker could possibly use these issues to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2023-48233, CVE-2023-48234, CVE-2023-48235, CVE-2023-48236,
CVE-2023-48237)

It was discovered that Vim did not properly manage memory in the
substitute command. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service or execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 23.04, and Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-48706)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
vim 2:9.0.1672-1ubuntu2.2
vim-athena 2:9.0.1672-1ubuntu2.2
vim-gtk3 2:9.0.1672-1ubuntu2.2
vim-nox 2:9.0.1672-1ubuntu2.2
vim-tiny 2:9.0.1672-1ubuntu2.2
xxd 2:9.0.1672-1ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 23.04:
vim 2:9.0.1000-4ubuntu3.3
vim-athena 2:9.0.1000-4ubuntu3.3
vim-gtk3 2:9.0.1000-4ubuntu3.3
vim-nox 2:9.0.1000-4ubuntu3.3
vim-tiny 2:9.0.1000-4ubuntu3.3
xxd 2:9.0.1000-4ubuntu3.3

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
vim 2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15
vim-athena 2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15
vim-gtk 2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15
vim-gtk3 2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15
vim-nox 2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15
vim-tiny 2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15
xxd 2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
vim 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21
vim-athena 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21
vim-gtk 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21
vim-gtk3 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21
vim-nox 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21
vim-tiny 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21
xxd 2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
vim 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.13+esm7
vim-athena 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.13+esm7
vim-gtk 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.13+esm7
vim-gtk3 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.13+esm7
vim-nox 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.13+esm7
vim-tiny 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.13+esm7
xxd 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.13+esm7

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
vim 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5+esm22
vim-athena 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5+esm22
vim-gtk 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5+esm22
vim-gtk3 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5+esm22
vim-nox 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5+esm22
vim-tiny 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5+esm22

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
vim 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm15
vim-athena 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm15
vim-gtk 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm15
vim-nox 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm15
vim-tiny 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3.1+esm15

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6557-1
CVE-2022-1725, CVE-2022-1771, CVE-2022-1886, CVE-2022-1897,
CVE-2022-2000, CVE-2022-2042, CVE-2023-46246, CVE-2023-48231,
CVE-2023-48232, CVE-2023-48233, CVE-2023-48234, CVE-2023-48235,
CVE-2023-48236, CVE-2023-48237, CVE-2023-48706

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:9.0.1672-1ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:9.0.1000-4ubuntu3.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.2.3995-1ubuntu2.15
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim/2:8.1.2269-1ubuntu5.21

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