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vim vulnerability



[CLA-2004:812] Conectiva Security Announcement - vim

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : vim
SUMMARY   : Arbitrary commands execution through modelines
DATE      : 2004-02-10 17:47:00
ID        : CLA-2004:812
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 8

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DESCRIPTION
 Vim is a highly configurable text editor. It is an improved version
 of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.
 
 Georgi Guninski found[1] a vulnerability[2] in vim that can be
 exploited to execute arbitrary commands when the user opens a text
 file specially crafted by an attacker. The vulnerability resides in
 the "modelines" feature, which allows one to place some VIM commands
 inside of a text file.
 
 This update includes a new version of vim (6.1+patches) which,
 besides the fix for the aforementioned vulnerability, contains
 several other bug fixes. The vim package distributed with Conectiva
 Linux 9 (vim-*-6.1-27650cl) is already patched and therefore not
 vulnerable to this issue.


SOLUTION
 All users should upgrade.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1.http://www.guninski.com/vim1.html 
 2.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-1377 


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/vim-common-6.1-1U80_1 cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/vim-enhanced-6.1-1U80_ 1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/vim-help-6.1-1U80_1cl.i38 6.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/vim-minimal-6.1-1U80_1cl .i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/vim-syntax-6.1-1U80_1cl.i 386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/vim-X11-6.1-1U80_1cl.i38 6.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/vim-6.1-1U80_1cl.src.rp m


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en 

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en 
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en 

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en 

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Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com 

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