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Fedora Core 2 Update: vim-6.3.054-0.fc2.1 Print E-mail
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Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Fedora Ciaran McCreesh discovered a modeline vulnerability in VIM. It is possible that a malicious user could create a file containing a specially crafted modeline which could cause arbitrary command execution when viewed by a victim. Please note that this issue only affects users who have modelines and filetype plugins enabled, which is not the default. Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered insecure usage of temporary files in two scripts shipped with vim. It is possible that a malicious user could guess the names of the temporary files and start a symlink attack.

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2005-017
2005-01-12
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Product     : Fedora Core 2
Name        : vim
Version     : 6.3.054
Release     : 0.fc2.1
Summary     : The VIM editor.
Description :
VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is an updated and improved version of the
vi editor.  Vi was the first real screen-based editor for UNIX, and is
still very popular.  VIM improves on vi by adding new features:
multiple windows, multi-level undo, block highlighting and more.

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Update Information:

These packages fix a lot of minor issues and update vim to version 6.3 with
the latest patch level currently available.

Ciaran McCreesh discovered a modeline vulnerability in VIM. It is possible
that a malicious user could create a file containing a specially crafted
modeline which could cause arbitrary command execution when viewed by a
victim. Please note that this issue only affects users who have modelines
and filetype plugins enabled, which is not the default. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2004-1138
to this issue.

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered insecure usage of temporary files
in two scripts shipped with vim. It is possible that a malicious user could
guess the names of the temporary files and start a symlink attack.

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* Tue Jan 11 2005 Karsten Hopp  6.3.054-0.fc2.1

- patchlevel 54
- fix usage of temporary files (#144698)

* Tue Dec 14 2004 Karsten Hopp  6.3.046-0.fc3.1

- patchlevel 46 (#142446) CAN-2004-1138

* Tue Oct 19 2004 Karsten Hopp  6.3.030-3

- fix dependencies on vim-common (#132371)

* Mon Oct 11 2004 Karsten Hopp  6.3.030-2

- add cscope to vimrc so that cscope DB will be used
   automatically when available

* Fri Oct 08 2004 Karsten Hopp  6.3.030-2

- patchlevel 30


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This update can be downloaded from:
   http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/2/

b6c258b80caab8a3b2b5ce9f2e27740c  SRPMS/vim-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.src.rpm
fcd204307748c400f700113b3f483dd6  x86_64/vim-common-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.x86_64.rpm
ec0d100831f5ebca86d05cb8dd706162  x86_64/vim-minimal-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.x86_64.rpm
9c080e2547b11bae9e798c76e14fed67  x86_64/vim-enhanced-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.x86_64.rpm
92e5f1e2ffb98d2aa8908110a9ba3422  x86_64/vim-X11-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.x86_64.rpm
5aee899af794d4d7b9500d1851fe9fd8  x86_64/debug/vim-debuginfo-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.x86_64.rpm
e71dc4c541260a63247e8827a613d913  i386/vim-common-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.i386.rpm
09638541a07d7a812f2828f881584dbf  i386/vim-minimal-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.i386.rpm
b1900f8fdac96db659a305c3f6018572  i386/vim-enhanced-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.i386.rpm
3cc4b0f836d405c9924e1dadd1a477b8  i386/vim-X11-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.i386.rpm
fb0fe667dc0d601f7522c865ca64f8c7  i386/debug/vim-debuginfo-6.3.054-0.fc2.1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.
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