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If you haven't patched Vim or NeoVim text editors, you really, really should

12 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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A recently patched vulnerability in text editors preinstalled in a variety of Linux distributions allows hackers to take control of computers when users open a malicious text file. The latest version of Apple's macOS is continuing to use a vulnerable version, although attacks only work when users have changed a default setting that enables a feature called modelines.
Vim and its forked derivative, NeoVim, contained a flaw that resided in modelines. This feature lets users specify window dimensions and other custom options near the start or end of a text file. While modelines...
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