Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4261-1 vim-syntastic -- security update

Date Reported:
03 Aug 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-11319.
More information:

Enrico Zini discovered a vulnerability in Syntastic, an addon module for the Vim editor that runs a file through external checkers and displays any resulting errors. Config files were looked up in the current working directory which could result in arbitrary shell code execution if a malformed source code file is opened.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.7.0-1+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your vim-syntastic packages.

For the detailed security status of vim-syntastic please refer to its security tracker page at: