[USN-4016-1] Vim vulnerabilities

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[USN-4016-1] Vim vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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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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