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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN61-1 : vim vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
vim vulnerabilities

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 :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that the auxillary scripts
"tcltags" and "vimspell.sh" created temporary files in an insecure
manner. This could permit a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite
arbitrary files with the rights of the user invoking the script
(either by calling it directly or by execution through vim).

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- kvim-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-common-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-doc-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-gnome-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-gtk-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-lesstif-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-perl-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-python-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- vim-tcl-6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2 (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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