Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : vim vulnerability (USN-154-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Georgi Guninski discovered that it was possible to construct Vim
modelines that execute arbitrary shell commands by wrapping them in
glob() or expand() function calls. If an attacker tricked an user to
open a file with a specially crafted modeline, he could exploit this
to execute arbitrary commands with the user's privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20555 ()

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