RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : vim (RHSA-2005:745)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated vim packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat 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
CVE-2005-2368 to this issue.

Users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2368.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-745.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19489 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2368