FreeBSD : vim -- Command Format String Vulnerability (1ed03222-3c65-11dc-b3d3-0016179b2dd5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25802


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A Secunia Advisory reports :

A format string error in the 'helptags_one()' function in src/ex_cmds.c when running the 'helptags' command can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via specially crafted help files.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25802

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1ed032223c6511dcb3d30016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/30

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-console, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-ruby, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim6, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim6-ruby, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2953

Secunia: 25941