Security restrictions bypass in Vim



Published: 2020-04-01 | Updated: 2020-08-03
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-9769
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor Vim.org

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU33139

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9769

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in Vim. A local user can bypass implemented security restrictions.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Vim: 8.1.1800 - 8.1.1849


CPE2.3 External links

http://support.apple.com/HT211100

Q & A

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