Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : vim (ELSA-2016-2972)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95980


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2972 :

An update for vim is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Vim (Vi IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vi editor.

Security Fix(es) :

* A vulnerability was found in vim in how certain modeline options were treated. An attacker could craft a file that, when opened in vim with modelines enabled, could execute arbitrary commands with privileges of the user running vim. (CVE-2016-1248)


Update the affected vim packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95980

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2972.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/21

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:vim-X11, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:vim-enhanced, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:vim-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:vim-minimal, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1248

OSVDB: 147697

RHSA: 2016:2972