Package : vim Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : local(remote) Debian-specific: no 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.
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 version 7.1-056+1.
We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url 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:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade 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 - --------------------------------