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RHSA-2008:0580: vim security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) February 21, 2009 February 22, 2009 July 04, 2017

Description

Vim (Visual editor IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vieditor.Several input sanitization flaws were found in Vim's keyword and taghandling. If Vim looked up a document's maliciously crafted tag or keyword,it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim.(CVE-2008-4101)Multiple security flaws were found in netrw.vim, the Vim plug-in providingfile reading and writing over the network. If a user opened a speciallycrafted file or directory with the netrw plug-in, it could result inarbitrary code execution as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-3076)A security flaw was found in zip.vim, the Vim plug-in that handles ZIParchive browsing. If a user opened a ZIP archive using the zip.vim plug-in,it could result in arbitrary code execution as the user running Vim.(CVE-2008-3075)A security flaw was found in tar.vim, the Vim plug-in which handles TARarchive browsing. If a user opened a TAR archive using the tar.vim plug-in,it could result in arbitrary code execution as the user runnin Vim.(CVE-2008-3074)Several input sanitization flaws were found in various Vim systemfunctions. If a user opened a specially crafted file, it was possible toexecute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-2712)Ulf Härnhammar, of Secunia Research, discovered a format string flaw inVim's help tag processor. If a user was tricked into executing the"helptags" command on malicious data, arbitrary code could be executed withthe permissions of the user running Vim. (CVE-2007-2953)All Vim users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues.

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References

Solution

redhat-upgrade-vim-common

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