#VU61332 NULL pointer dereference


Published: 2022-03-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU61332

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-46059

CWE-ID: CWE-476

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Vim
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor:

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 within the vim_regexec_multi() function in regexp.c in Vim. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted file and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions


External links
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2039850


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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