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CESA-2005:745: vim security update

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CESA-2005:745: vim security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
07/26/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated vim packages that fix a security issue are now available. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the CentOS Security Response Team.

VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is a version of the vi editor. A bug was found in the way VIM processes modelines. If a user with modelines enabled opens a text file with a carefully crafted modeline, arbitrary commands may be executed as the user running VIM. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-2368 to this issue. Users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-vim-common
  • centos-upgrade-vim-enhanced
  • centos-upgrade-vim-minimal
  • centos-upgrade-vim-x11

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