RHEL 2.1 : vim (RHSA-2008:0618)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated vim packages that fix security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Vim (Visual editor IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the
vi editor.

Several input sanitization flaws were found in Vim's keyword and tag
handling. 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)

Several input sanitization flaws were found in various Vim system
functions. If a user opened a specially crafted file, it was possible
to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-2712)

All Vim users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2712.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-4101.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0618.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: 34955 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2712
CVE-2008-4101