=========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-61-1 January 18, 2005 vim vulnerabilities CAN-2005-0069 ===========================================================
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
The following packages are affected:
kvim vim vim-gnome vim-gtk vim-lesstif vim-perl vim-python vim-tcl
The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 1:6.3-025+1ubuntu2.2. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that the auxillary scripts "tcltags" and "vimspell.sh" created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the script (either by calling it directly or by execution through vim).