Remote code execution in Vim



Published: 2022-09-06
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-3037
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: #VU67049

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3037

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 qf_buf_add_line() function. 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 9.0.0322


CPE2.3 External links

http://huntr.dev/bounties/af4c2f2d-d754-4607-b565-9e92f3f717b5
http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/4f1b083be43f351bc107541e7b0c9655a5d2c0bb
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/RY3GEN2Q46ZJKSNHTN2XB6B3VAJBEILN/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/VHJ6LCLHGGVI2U6ZHXHTZ2PYP4STC23N/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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