Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDVSA-2008:236-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 36821
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several vulnerabilities were found in the vim editor :

A number of input sanitization flaws were found in various vim system functions. If a user were to open a specially crafted file, it would be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-2712).

Ulf Härnhammar of Secunia Research found a format string flaw in vim's help tags processor. If a user were tricked into executing the helptags command on malicious data, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-2953).

A flaw was found in how tar.vim handled TAR archive browsing. If a user were to open a special TAR archive using the plugin, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-3074).

A flaw was found in how zip.vim handled ZIP archive browsing. If a user were to open a special ZIP archive using the plugin, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-3075).

A number of security flaws were found in netrw.vim, the vim plugin that provides the ability to read and write files over the network. If a user opened a specially crafted file or directory with the netrw plugin, it could result in the execution of arbitrary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-3076).

A number of input validation flaws were found in vim's keyword and tag handling. If vim looked up a document's maliciously crafted tag or keyword, it was possible to execute arbitary code as the user running vim (CVE-2008-4101).

A vulnerability was found in certain versions of netrw.vim where it would send FTP credentials stored for an FTP session to subsequent FTP sessions to servers on different hosts, exposing FTP credentials to remote hosts (CVE-2008-4677).

This update provides vim 7.2 (patchlevel 65) which corrects all of these issues and introduces a number of new features and bug fixes.

Update :

The previous vim update incorrectly introduced a requirement on libruby and also conflicted with a file from the git-core package (in contribs). These issues have been corrected with these updated packages.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36821

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-236.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2953, CVE-2008-2712, CVE-2008-2953, CVE-2008-3074, CVE-2008-3075, CVE-2008-3076, CVE-2008-4101, CVE-2008-4677

BID: 25095

MDVSA: 2008:236-1

CWE: 20, 78, 94, 255