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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1364-1 (vim)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to vim announced via advisory DSA 1364-1.

Insight

Insight

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the vim editor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2007-2953 Ulf Harnhammar discovered that a format string flaw in helptags_one() from src/ex_cmds.c (triggered through the helptags command) can lead to the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2007-2438 Editors often provide a way to embed editor configuration commands (aka modelines) which are executed once a file is opened. Harmful commands are filtered by a sandbox mechanism. It was discovered that function calls to writefile(), feedkeys() and system() were not filtered, allowing shell command execution with a carefully crafted file opened in vim. For the oldstable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 6.3-071+1sarge2. Sarge is not affected by CVE-2007-2438. For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 7.0-122+1etch3. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 7.1-056+1. We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201364-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)