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CVE-2017-5953 Detail

Current Description

vim before patch 8.0.0322 does not properly validate values for tree length when handling a spell file, which may result in an integer overflow at a memory allocation site and a resultant buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/10/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 3.9


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Insufficient_Info
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3786
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96217
https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/399c297aa93afe2c0a39e2a1b3f972aebba44c9d Patch Vendor Advisory
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/vim_dev/t-3RSdEnrHY
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-26

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Integer Overflow or Wraparound (CWE-190)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:vim:vim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
8.0.0055


Change History

6 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5953
NVD Published Date:
02/10/2017
NVD Last Modified:
08/13/2018