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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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
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
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 34955 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2712CVE-2008-4101
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