#VU64721 Heap-based buffer overflow in Vim


Published: 2022-06-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64721

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1942

CWE-ID: CWE-122

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Vim
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Vim.org

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in buffer.c. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted file, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Vim: 8.2.0 - 8.2.5042


External links
http://huntr.dev/bounties/67ca4d3b-9175-43c1-925c-72a7091bc071
http://github.com/vim/vim/commit/71223e2db87c2bf3b09aecb46266b56cda26191d
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/TYNK6SDCMOLQJOI3B4AOE66P2G2IH4ZM/


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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