Use-after-free in Vim



Published: 2022-09-26
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-3297
CWE-ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Subscribe
Vim
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU67659

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-3297

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 process_next_cpt_value() function in insexpand.c when processing files. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted flie, 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 9.0.0579


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/0ff01835a40f549c5c4a550502f62a2ac9ac447c
http://huntr.dev/bounties/1aa9ec92-0355-4710-bf85-5bce9effa01c

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



###SIDEBAR###