Remote code execution in Vim



Published: 2022-08-30
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-3016
CWE-ID CWE-416
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) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU66860

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3016

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the get_next_valid_entry() function in quickfix.c. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted file, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Vim: before 9.0.0286


CPE2.3 External links

http://huntr.dev/bounties/260516c2-5c4a-4b7f-a01c-04b1aeeea371
http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/6d24a51b94beb1991cddce221f90b455e2d50db7

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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