CentOS Update for vim-common CESA-2008:0617 centos3 i386

Published: 2009-02-27 08:02:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
Check for the Version of vim-common

Affected Versions:
vim-common on CentOS 3

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Vim (Visual editor IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vi editor. Several input sanitization flaws were found in Vim's keyword and tag handling. If Vim looked up a document's maliciously crafted tag or keyword, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-4101) A heap-based overflow flaw was discovered in Vim's expansion of file name patterns with shell wildcards. An attacker could create a specially-crafted file or directory name that, when opened by Vim, caused the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3432) Several input sanitization flaws were found in various Vim system functions. If a user opened a specially crafted file, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-2712) Ulf Härnhammar, of Secunia Research, discovered a format string flaw in Vim's help tag processor. If a user was tricked into executing the " helptags" command on malicious data, arbitrary code could be executed with the permissions of the user running Vim. (CVE-2007-2953) All Vim users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-2953
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2712
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3432
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4101

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-November/015438.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2009-02-27
Modified
2017-07-10
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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