Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Red Hat Local Security Checks >> RHSA-2005-010: vim


Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-010: vim

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the vim packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated vim packages that fix a modeline vulnerability are now available.

VIM (Vi IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vi screen-based
editor.

Ciaran McCreesh discovered a modeline vulnerability in VIM. It is possible
that a malicious user could create a file containing a specially crafted
modeline which could cause arbitrary command execution when viewed by a
victim. Please note that this issue only affects users who have modelines
and filetype tests enabled, which is not the default. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2004-1138
to this issue.

All users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain a backported patch for this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-010.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

Cables, Connectors

LOT 12 SAMSUNG M391B5673FH0-CH9 2GB 2Rx8 DDR3 PC3-10600E UNBUFFERED MEMORY RAM
$0.01
LOT 12 SAMSUNG M391B5673FH0-CH9 2GB 2Rx8 DDR3 PC3-10600E UNBUFFERED MEMORY RAM pictureHP Pavilion dv6-6117dx 15" Laptop W/6GB Memory & No HDD For Parts/Repair
$9.99
HP Pavilion dv6-6117dx 15VICFUN 10pcs 4GB USB Flash Drive 4G USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick ...
$37.99
VICFUN 10pcs 4GB USB Flash Drive 4G USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick ...  pictureLOT 12 SAMSUNG M393B5670EH1-CH9 2GB 1RX4 DDR3 PC3-10600R SERVER MEMORY RAM
$0.01
LOT 12 SAMSUNG M393B5670EH1-CH9 2GB 1RX4 DDR3 PC3-10600R SERVER MEMORY RAM picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.