Denial of service in Vim



Published: 2022-09-24
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-3278
CWE-ID CWE-476
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) NULL pointer dereference

EUVDB-ID: #VU67626

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3278

CWE-ID: CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error in eval.c. A remote attacker can perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Vim: before 9.0.0552

before 9.0.0552
CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/69082916c8b5d321545d60b9f5facad0a2dd5a4e
http://huntr.dev/bounties/a9fad77e-f245-4ce9-ba15-c7d4c86c4612

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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