RHEL 6 / 7 : vim (RHSA-2016:2972)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95983


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95983

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2972.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/21

Modified: 2017/01/10

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-X11, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-enhanced, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:vim-minimal, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1248

OSVDB: 147697

RHSA: 2016:2972