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Bug 2085393 (CVE-2022-1674) - CVE-2022-1674 vim: NULL pointer dereference in vim_regexec_string() of regexp.c
Summary: CVE-2022-1674 vim: NULL pointer dereference in vim_regexec_string() of regexp.c
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2022-1674
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody
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Depends On: 2087006 2087008
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Reported: 2022-05-13 08:58 UTC by TEJ RATHI
Modified: 2023-07-07 08:34 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: vim 8.2.4938
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A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in vim's vim_regexec_string() function in regexp.c file. The issue occurs when the function tries to match the buffer with an invalid pattern. This flaw allows an attacker to trick a user into opening a specially crafted file, triggering a NULL pointer dereference that causes an application to crash, leading to a denial of service.
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Description TEJ RATHI 2022-05-13 08:58:43 UTC
NULL Pointer Dereference in function vim_regexec_string at regexp.c in vim/vim prior to 8.2.4938. NULL Pointer Dereference in function vim_regexec_string() at regexp.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted input.

Comment 1 TEJ RATHI 2022-05-17 06:09:24 UTC
Created vim tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2087006]

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