Remote code execution in Vim



Published: 2022-05-09
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-1619
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor Vim.org

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU62875

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1619

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 when processing data in the cmdline_erase_chars() function in ex_getln.c. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted file, trigger 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 update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Vim: 8.2.4800 - 8.2.4898


CPE2.3 External links

http://huntr.dev/bounties/b3200483-624e-4c76-a070-e246f62a7450
http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/ef02f16609ff0a26ffc6e20263523424980898fe

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