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 plugins enabled, which is not the default. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-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.