Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDKSA-2005:029)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16302


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


Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered two vulnerabilities in scripts included with the vim editor. The two scripts, 'tcltags' and '' created temporary files in an insecure manner which could allow a malicious user to execute a symbolic link attack or to create, or overwrite, arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the scripts.

The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16302

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/03

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:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0069

MDKSA: 2005:029