Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : vim vulnerability (USN-505-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28109
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUlf 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.