(RHSA-2016:2972) Moderate: vim security update

2016-12-21T01:01:15
ID RHSA-2016:2972
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-06T16:24:34

Description

Vim (Vi IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vi editor.

Security Fix(es):

  • A vulnerability was found in vim in how certain modeline options were treated. An attacker could craft a file that, when opened in vim with modelines enabled, could execute arbitrary commands with privileges of the user running vim. (CVE-2016-1248)