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Vulnerability of Vim: file reading via Group Membership

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can read a file via Group Membership of Vim, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted software: Debian, Solaris, Ubuntu.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 05/08/2019.
Références of this announce: bulletinjul2018, CVE-2017-17087, DLA-1871-1, USN-4582-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-29938.

Description of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can read a file via Group Membership of Vim, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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This security alert impacts software or systems such as Debian, Solaris, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security announce.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian 8: new vim packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: vim 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u4

Oracle Solaris: patch for third party software of July 2018 v3.
A patch is available:
  https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=1448883.1

Ubuntu: new vim packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: vim 2:8.0.1453-1ubuntu1.4
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: vim 2:7.4.1689-3ubuntu1.5
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