Public Date:
1421613: CVE-2017-5953 vim: Tree length values not validated properly when handling a spell file

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2017-5953 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 2.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 vim Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 vim Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 vim Will not fix
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