Scientific Linux Security Update : vim on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60500
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several input sanitization 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 arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-4101)

SL3 and SL4 Only: A heap-based overflow flaw was discovered in Vim's expansion of file name patterns with shell wildcards. An attacker could create a specially crafted file or directory name that, when opened by Vim, caused the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3432)

SL5 Only: Multiple security flaws were found in netrw.vim, the Vim plug-in providing file reading and writing over the network. If a user opened a specially crafted file or directory with the netrw plug-in, it could result in arbitrary code execution as the user running Vim.
(CVE-2008-3076)

SL5 Only: A security flaw was found in zip.vim, the Vim plug-in that handles ZIP archive browsing. If a user opened a ZIP archive using the zip.vim plug-in, it could result in arbitrary code execution as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-3075)

SL5 Only: A security flaw was found in tar.vim, the Vim plug-in which handles TAR archive browsing. If a user opened a TAR archive using the tar.vim plug-in, it could result in arbitrary code execution as the user runnin Vim. (CVE-2008-3074)

Several input sanitization flaws were found in various Vim system functions. If a user opened a specially crafted file, it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Vim. (CVE-2008-2712)

Ulf Härnhammar, of Secunia Research, discovered a format string flaw in Vim's help tag processor. If a user was tricked into executing the 'helptags' command on malicious data, arbitrary code could be executed with the permissions of the user running Vim. (CVE-2007-2953)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7ee91c3b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60500

File Name: sl_20081125_vim_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2953, CVE-2008-2712, CVE-2008-3074, CVE-2008-3075, CVE-2008-3076, CVE-2008-3432, CVE-2008-4101

CWE: 20, 78, 94, 119