RHEL 5 : vim (RHSA-2007:0346)
High Nessus Plugin ID 25332
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated vim packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is a version of the vi editor.
An arbitrary command execution flaw was found in the way VIM processes modelines. If a user with modelines enabled opened a text file containing a carefully crafted modeline, arbitrary commands could be executed as the user running VIM. (CVE-2007-2438)
Users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.
Please note: this issue did not affect VIM as distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.