Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : vim vulnerability (USN-505-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 28109
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VPR Score: 5.5

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Ulf Harnhammar discovered that vim does not properly sanitise the 'helptags_one()' function when running the 'helptags' command. By tricking a user into running a crafted help file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/505-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28109

File Name: ubuntu_USN-505-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-full, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gnome, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gtk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-gui-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-perl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-python, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-ruby, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-runtime, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-tcl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:vim-tiny, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/28/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2953

BID: 25095