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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:036

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:036.

VIM (Vi IMproved) is an updated and improved version of the vi screen-based

Ciaran McCreesh discovered a modeline vulnerability in VIM. An attacker
could create a text file containing a specially crafted modeline which
could cause arbitrary command execution when viewed by a victim using VIM.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2004-1138 to this issue. Please note that this issue only affects
users who have modelines and filetype plugins enabled, which is not the

The Debian Security Audit Project discovered an insecure temporary file
usage in VIM. A local user could overwrite or create files as a different
user who happens to run one of the the vulnerable utilities. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0069 to this issue.

All users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain backported patches for these issues.

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

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1138
XForce ISS Database: vim-modeline-gain-privileges(18503)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0069
Bugtraq: 20050118 [USN-61-1] vim vulnerabilities (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: vim-symlink(18870)
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