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CVE-2016-1248 Detail

Current Description

vim before patch 8.0.0056 does not properly validate values for the 'filetype', 'syntax' and 'keymap' options, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a file with a specially crafted modeline is opened.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/22/20 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2972.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3722
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94478
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037338
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3139-1
https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-vim/vim.git/tree/debian/changelog Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/neovim/neovim/commit/4fad66fbe637818b6b3d6bc5d21923ba72795040 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/d0b5138ba4bccff8a744c99836041ef6322ed39a Patch Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/vim/vim/releases/tag/v8.0.0056 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/11/msg00025.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2016/msg00305.html Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-29

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Input Validation (CWE-20)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:vim:vim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
8.0.0055

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-1248
NVD Published Date:
11/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
07/27/2017