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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN52-1 : vim vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
vim vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

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

Description :

Ciaran McCreesh found several vulnerabilities related to the use of
options in Vim modeline commands, such as 'termcap', 'printdevice',
'titleold', 'filetype', 'syntax', 'backupext', 'keymap', 'patchmode',
and 'langmenu'.

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-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-common-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-doc-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-gnome-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-gtk-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-lesstif-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-perl-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-python-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-tcl-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)

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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