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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[DLA 1871-1] vim security update
5 August 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-12735 CVE-2017-17087 CVE-2017-11109
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Package : vim
Version : 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u4
CVE ID : CVE-2017-11109 CVE-2017-17087 CVE-2019-12735
Debian Bug : 867720 930020
Several minor issues have been fixed in vim, a highly configurable
Vim allows attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid free)
or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted source
(aka -S) file.
Vim sets the group ownership of a .swp file to the editor's
primary group (which may be different from the group ownership of
the original file), which allows local users to obtain sensitive
information by leveraging an applicable group membership.
Vim did not restrict the `:source!` command when executed in a
For Debian 8 "Jessie", these problems have been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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