Package : vim
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local(remote)
CVE ID : CVE-2007-2438 CVE-2007-2953
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the vim editor. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Ulf Harnhammar discovered that a format string flaw in helptags_one() from
src/ex_cmds.c (triggered through the "helptags" command) can lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.
Editors often provide a way to embed editor configuration commands (aka
modelines) which are executed once a file is opened. Harmful commands
are filtered by a sandbox mechanism. It was discovered that function
calls to writefile(), feedkeys() and system() were not filtered, allowing
shell command execution with a carefully crafted file opened in vim.
This updated advisory repairs issues with missing files in the packages
for the oldstable distribution (sarge) for the alpha, mips, and mipsel
For the oldstable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 6.3-071+1sarge2. Sarge is not affected by CVE-2007-2438.
For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed
in version 7.0-122+1etch3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.
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will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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