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CentOS Update for vim-common CESA-2008:0617 centos3 x86_64

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

Check for the Version of vim-common

Insight

Insight

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 &quot helptags&quot 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 packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Affected Software

Affected Software

vim-common on CentOS 3

Solution

Solution

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)