Mandriva Update for vim MDVSA-2008:236-1 (vim)

Published: 2009-04-09 12:26:37
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

Affected Versions:
vim on Mandriva Linux 2008.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64, Mandriva Linux 2008.1, Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64, Mandriva Linux 2009.0, Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities were found in the vim editor: A number of input sanitization flaws were found in various vim system functions. If a user were to open a specially crafted file, it would be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-2712). Ulf HÃ ¤ rnhammar of Secunia Research found a format string flaw in vim's help tags processor. If a user were tricked into executing the helptags command on malicious data, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-2953). A flaw was found in how tar.vim handled TAR archive browsing. If a user were to open a special TAR archive using the plugin, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-3074). A flaw was found in how zip.vim handled ZIP archive browsing. If a user were to open a special ZIP archive using the plugin, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-3075). A number of security flaws were found in netrw.vim, the vim plugin that provides the ability to read and write files over the network. If a user opened a specially crafted file or directory with the netrw plugin, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-3076). A number of input validation 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 vulnerability was found in certain versions of netrw.vim where it would send FTP credentials stored for an FTP session to subsequent FTP sessions to servers on different hosts, exposing FTP credentials to remote hosts (CVE-2008-4677). This update provides vim 7.2 (patchlevel 65) which corrects all of these issues and introduces a number of new features and bug fixes. Update: The previous vim update incorrectly introduced a requirement on libruby and also conflicted with a file from the git-core Linux Distribution Package (in contribs). These issues have been corrected with these updated Linux Distribution Packages.

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-2008-2953
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-2008-4101
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4677

References:

http://lists.mandriva.com/security-announce/2008-12/msg00010.php

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2009-04-09
Modified
2017-07-06
Category
Mandrake Local Security Checks

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