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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51640
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:036
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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
editor.

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
default.

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 (cve.mitre.org) 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.

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-2005-036.html
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=289560

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.2

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1138
https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=2343
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200412-10.xml
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110313588125609&w=2
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9571
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-010.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-036.html
XForce ISS Database: vim-modeline-gain-privileges(18503)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/18503
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0069
Bugtraq: 20050118 [USN-61-1] vim vulnerabilities (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110608387001863&w=2
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9402
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-122.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1012938
http://secunia.com/advisories/13841/
XForce ISS Database: vim-symlink(18870)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/18870
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