vim before patch 8.0.0056 does not properly validate values for the 'filetype', 'syntax' and 'keymap' options, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a file with a specially crafted modeline is opened.
Published 2016-11-23 15:59:00
Updated 2017-07-28 01:29:00
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Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-1248

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 80.03%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 98 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-1248

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-1248

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-1248

Products affected by CVE-2016-1248

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