Debian DSA-1364-2 : vim - several vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 25964
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities have been discovered in the vim editor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :
- CVE-2007-2953 Ulf Harnhammar discovered that a format string flaw in helptags_one() from src/ex_cmds.c (triggered through the 'helptags' command) can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
- CVE-2007-2438 Editors often provide a way to embed editor configuration commands (aka modelines) which are executed once a file is opened. Harmful commands are filtered by a sandbox mechanism. It was discovered that function calls to writefile(), feedkeys() and system() were not filtered, allowing shell command execution with a carefully crafted file opened in vim.
This updated advisory repairs issues with missing files in the packages for the oldstable distribution (sarge) for the alpha, mips, and mipsel architectures.
SolutionUpgrade the vim packages.
For the oldstable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 6.3-071+1sarge2. Sarge is not affected by CVE-2007-2438.
For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 7.0-122+1etch3.