Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDVSA-2009:047-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36407


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


Python has a variable called sys.path that contains all paths where Python loads modules by using import scripting procedure. A wrong handling of that variable enables local attackers to execute arbitrary code via Python scripting in the current Vim working directory (CVE-2009-0316).

This update provides fix for that vulnerability.

Update :

This update also provides updated packages for Mandriva Linux 2008.0.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36407

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-047.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0316

MDVSA: 2009:047-1