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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25802
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VPR Score: 5.5


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: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 7/30/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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

Exploit Available: undefined

Patch Publication Date: 7/27/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/27/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2953