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[ASA-201702-12] gvim: arbitrary code execution
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201702-12 ========================================== Severity: Medium Date : 2017-02-15 CVE-ID : CVE-2017-5953 Package : gvim Type : arbitrary code execution Remote : No Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-174 Summary ======= The package gvim before version 8.0.0322-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 8.0.0322-1. # pacman -Syu "gvim>=8.0.0322-1" The problem has been fixed upstream in version 8.0.0322. Workaround ========== None. Description =========== It was found that vim does not properly validate values for tree length when handling a spell file, which may result in an integer overflow at a memory allocation site and a resultant buffer overflow. Impact ====== An attacker is able to execute arbitrary code on the affected host by tricking a user to use a specially crafted spell file. References ========== https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/399c297aa93afe2c0a39e2a1b3f972aebba44c9d https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21topic/vim_dev/t-3RSdEnrHY https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2017-5953