RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : vim (RHSA-2005:745)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19489


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated vim packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is a version of the vi editor.

A bug was found in the way VIM processes modelines. If a user with modelines enabled opens a text file with a carefully crafted modeline, arbitrary commands may be executed as the user running VIM. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2368 to this issue.

Users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19489

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-745.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/08/23

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-X11, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-enhanced, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-minimal, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2368

OSVDB: 18266

RHSA: 2005:745