Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDKSA-2007:168)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A format string vulnerability in the helptags support in vim allows
user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format
string specifiers in a help-tags tag in a help file.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25945 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-168.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 25095

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2953

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