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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Vim Vendors:   Vim.org
Vim modeline 'filetype' Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037338
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037338
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1248   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 24 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 8.0.0056
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Vim. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a file containing a specially crafted modeline 'filetype' value that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Florian Larysch reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.0.0056), available at:

https://github.com/vim/vim/releases/tag/v8.0.0056

Vendor URL:  github.com/vim/vim/releases/tag/v8.0.0056 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 29 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Vim modeline 'filetype' Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10.
Dec 21 2016 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Vim modeline 'filetype' Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 6 and 7.
Dec 21 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Vim modeline 'filetype' Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.
Dec 22 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix) Vim modeline 'filetype' Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 6 and 7.
Jan 23 2017 (Apple Issues Fix) Vim modeline 'filetype' Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for macOS.



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