Heap-based buffer overflow in Vim



Published: 2022-04-08
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-0943
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU62026

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-0943

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted file, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Vim: before 8.2.4563


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/5c68617d395f9d7b824f68475b24ce3e38d653a3
http://huntr.dev/bounties/9e4de32f-ad5f-4830-b3ae-9467b5ab90a1
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/C3R36VSLO4TRX72SWB6IDJOD24BQXPX2/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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