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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.61924
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0618
Summary:Redhat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0618
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0618.

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

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)

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)

All Vim users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0618.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Critical
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-2712
Bugtraq: 20080613 Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1 (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/493352/100/0/threaded
Bugtraq: 20080701 Re: Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1 (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/493353/100/0/threaded
Bugtraq: 20080811 rPSA-2008-0247-1 gvim vim vim-minimal (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/495319/100/0/threaded
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=121494431426308&w=2
Bugtraq: 20090401 VMSA-2009-0004 ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/502322/100/0/threaded
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/06/16/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/15/1
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0617.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0580.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0618.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:007 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00004.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-712-1
BugTraq ID: 29715
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29715
BugTraq ID: 31681
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11109
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6238
http://secunia.com/advisories/34418
http://secunia.com/advisories/32858
http://secunia.com/advisories/32864
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1851/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0033
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020293
http://secunia.com/advisories/30731
http://secunia.com/advisories/32222
http://secunia.com/advisories/33410
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3951
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0904
XForce ISS Database: vim-scripts-command-execution(43083)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/43083
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-4101
Bugtraq: 20080822 Vim: Arbitrary Code Execution in Commands: K, Control-], g] (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495662
Bugtraq: 20080825 RE: Arbitrary Code Execution in Commands: K, Control-], g] (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495703
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/11/4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/11/3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/6
http://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.2/7.2.010
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/msg/9290f26f9bc11b33
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/attach/9290f26f9bc11b33/K-arbitrary-command-execution.patch.v3?part=2
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/attach/dd32ad3a84f36bb2/K-arbitrary-command-execution.patch?part=2
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/1434d0812b5c817e/6ad2d5b50a96668e
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-K.html
BugTraq ID: 30795
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30795
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10894
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5812
http://secunia.com/advisories/31592
XForce ISS Database: vim-normal-command-execution(44626)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/44626
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