SuSE9 Security Update : ViM (YOU Patch Number 12360)

high Nessus Plugin ID 41283
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


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: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: 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: 3/6/2009

Reference Information

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

CWE: 20, 255