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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN154-1 : vim vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
vim vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- kvim
- kvim-perl
- kvim-python
- kvim-tcl
- vim
- vim-common
- vim-doc
- vim-gnome
- vim-gtk
- vim-lesstif
- vim-perl
- vim-python
- vim-tcl


Description :

Georgi Guninski discovered that it was possible to construct Vim
modelines that execute arbitrary shell commands by wrapping them in
glob() or expand() function calls. If a possible hacker tricked an user to
open a file with a specially crafted modeline, he could exploit this
to execute arbitrary commands with the user's rights.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- kvim-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- kvim-perl-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- kvim-python-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- kvim-tcl-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-common-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-doc-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-gnome-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-gtk-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-lesstif-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-perl-6.3-046+1ubuntu7.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- vim-python-6
[...]


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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