Advisory Published

CVE-2023-48233: overflow with count for :s command in vim

First published: Thu Nov 16 2023(Updated: )

Vim is an open source command line text editor. If the count after the :s command is larger than what fits into a (signed) long variable, abort with e_value_too_large. Impact is low, user interaction is required and a crash may not even happen in all situations. This issue has been addressed in commit `ac6378773` which has been included in release version 9.0.2108. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Vim Vim<9.0.2108
Fedoraproject Fedora=39

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the vulnerability ID of this issue?

    The vulnerability ID of this issue is CVE-2023-48233.

  • What is the severity level of CVE-2023-48233?

    The severity level of CVE-2023-48233 is medium.

  • What software is affected by CVE-2023-48233?

    Vim version up to 9.0.2108 and Fedora version 39 are affected by CVE-2023-48233.

  • Is user interaction required for this vulnerability?

    Yes, user interaction is required for CVE-2023-48233.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-48233?

    To fix CVE-2023-48233, update Vim to a version that includes the fix or apply the necessary patch provided by the vendor.


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