SuSE9 Security Update : ViM (YOU Patch Number 12360)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41283


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


The VI Improved editor (vim) received bugfixes for some code execution problems.

- Arbitrary code execution in vim helper plugins filetype.vim, zipplugin, xpm.vim, gzip_vim, and netrw were fixed. (CVE-2008-2712)

- Arbitrary code execution when pressing K, ctrl-] or g] depending on the text under the cursor. (CVE-2008-4101)

- The netrw plugin sent credentials to all servers.


Apply YOU patch number 12360.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41283

File Name: suse9_12360.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2712, CVE-2008-4101, CVE-2008-4677

CWE: 20, 255