DescriptionVim 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.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vim (PTS)buster2:8.1.0875-5+deb10u2vulnerable
buster (security)2:8.1.0875-5+deb10u6vulnerable
sid, trixie2:9.1.0377-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

Notes (v9.0.2108)
Self-inflicted crash, no security impact

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