Bug 2001929 (CVE-2021-3770) - CVE-2021-3770 vim: using retab with large value may lead to heap buffer overflow
Summary: CVE-2021-3770 vim: using retab with large value may lead to heap buffer overflow
Alias: CVE-2021-3770
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2001930 2002318 2002319 2002320
Blocks: 2001931
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-09-07 13:31 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2022-05-17 14:45 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: vim 8.2.3403
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A flaw was found in vim. A possible heap-based buffer overflow could allow an attacker to input a specially crafted file leading to a crash or code execution. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.
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Last Closed: 2022-05-17 14:45:10 UTC

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Description Marian Rehak 2021-09-07 13:31:05 UTC
Invalid memory access when using :retab with large value may lead to Heap-based Buffer Overflow.

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Comment 1 Marian Rehak 2021-09-07 13:31:20 UTC
Created vim tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2001930]

Comment 2 juneau 2021-09-08 14:18:11 UTC
Marking openshift-hosted-osd3 notaffected.

Comment 10 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-05-17 14:45:09 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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