Debian Security Advisory DSA 1733-1 (vim)

Published: 2009-03-07 20:47:03
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201733-1

Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities have been found in vim, an enhanced vi editor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2008-2712 Jan Minar discovered that vim did not properly sanitise inputs before invoking the execute or system functions inside vim scripts. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2008-3074 Jan Minar discovered that the tar plugin of vim did not properly sanitise the filenames in the tar archive or the name of the archive file itself, making it prone to arbitrary code execution. CVE-2008-3075 Jan Minar discovered that the zip plugin of vim did not properly sanitise the filenames in the zip archive or the name of the archive file itself, making it prone to arbitrary code execution. CVE-2008-3076 Jan Minar discovered that the netrw plugin of vim did not properly sanitise the filenames or directory names it is given. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2008-4101 Ben Schmidt discovered that vim did not properly escape characters when performing keyword or tag lookups. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1:7.1.314-3+lenny1, which was already included in the lenny release. For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1:7.0-122+1etch4. For the testing distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1:7.1.314-3+lenny1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2:7.2.010-1.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to vim announced via advisory DSA 1733-1.

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-2008-2712
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3074
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3075
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3076
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4104
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4101

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2009-03-07
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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