Use-after-free in Vim



Published: 2022-09-06
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-3099
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: #VU67050

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3099

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 do_cmdline() function in vim/src/ex_docmd.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 9.0.0360


CPE2.3 External links

http://huntr.dev/bounties/403210c7-6cc7-4874-8934-b57f88bd4f5e
http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/35d21c6830fc2d68aca838424a0e786821c5891c

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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