Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDKSA-2007:168)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25945


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


A format string vulnerability in the helptags support in vim allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a help-tags tag in a help file.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25945

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-168.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/28

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2953

BID: 25095

MDKSA: 2007:168