Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : vim vulnerabilities (USN-712-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jan Minar discovered that Vim did not properly sanitize inputs before
invoking the execute or system functions inside Vim scripts. If a user
were tricked into running Vim scripts with a specially crafted input,
an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2712)

Ben Schmidt discovered that Vim did not properly escape characters
when performing keyword or tag lookups. If a user were tricked into
running specially crafted commands, an attacker could execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2008-4101).

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38044 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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