EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : vim (EulerOS-SA-2017-1034)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote EulerOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description :

According to the versions of the vim packages installed, the EulerOS
installation on the remote host is affected by the following
vulnerabilities :

- A vulnerability was found in vim in how certain
modeline options were treated. An attacker could craft
a file that, when opened in vim with modelines enabled,
could execute arbitrary commands with privileges of the
user running vim. (CVE-2016-1248)

- vim before patch 8.0.0322 does not properly validate
values for tree length when handling a spell file,
which may result in an integer overflow at a memory
allocation site and a resultant buffer

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected vim packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Huawei Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99879 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1248

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