Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDKSA-2003:012)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13997


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


A vulnerability was discovered in vim by Georgi Guninski that allows arbitrary command execution using the libcall feature found in modelines. A patch to fix this problem was introduced in vim 6.1 patchlevel 265. This patch has been applied to the provided update packages.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13997

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vim-X11, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vim-enhanced, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vim-minimal, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1377

MDKSA: 2003:012