openSUSE Security Update : gvim (gvim-561)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40230


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The VI Improved editor (vim) was updated to version 7.2.108 to fix various security problems and other bugs.

CVE-2008-4677: The netrw plugin sent credentials to all servers.
CVE-2009-0316: The python support used a search path including the current directory, allowing code injection when python code was used.
CVE-2008-2712: Arbitrary code execution in vim helper plugins filetype.vim, zipplugin, xpm.vim, gzip_vim, and netrw were fixed.
CVE-2008-3074: tarplugin code injection CVE-2008-3075: zipplugin code injection CVE-2008-3076: several netrw bugs, code injection CVE-2008-6235: code injection in the netrw plugin CVE-2008-4677:
credential disclosure by netrw plugin


Update the affected gvim packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40230

File Name: suse_11_1_gvim-090225.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gvim, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vim, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vim-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vim-data, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vim-enhanced, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/25/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2712, CVE-2008-3074, CVE-2008-3075, CVE-2008-3076, CVE-2008-4677, CVE-2008-6235, CVE-2009-0316

CWE: 20, 78, 94, 255