#VU60790 Use-after-free


Published: 2022-02-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60790

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-4192

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Vim
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor:

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error. 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


External links
http://huntr.dev/bounties/6dd9cb2e-a940-4093-856e-59b502429f22
http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/4c13e5e6763c6eb36a343a2b8235ea227202e952
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/01/15/1
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/3FH2J57GDA2WMBS6J56F6QQRA6BXQQFZ/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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