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Fedora Core 3 Update: vim-6.3.054-0.fc3.1 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-2005-018
2005-01-12
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Product     : Fedora Core 3
Name        : vim
Version     : 6.3.054
Release     : 0.fc3.1
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.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Update Information:

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.fc3.1

- 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


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This update can be downloaded from:
   http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/

5b9a4b0da35d3d57a88b6c7c95b5c1fd  SRPMS/vim-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.src.rpm
829f6d419aa8193a29b0b61b8331e140  x86_64/vim-common-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
12741125b95691dd1219d97a843aca6d  x86_64/vim-minimal-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
174963d7208fb3e63d97bc3d246ab557  x86_64/vim-enhanced-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
1de0fc1a0ec7f333ead8474e69fd7dff  x86_64/vim-X11-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
2acf1b3f9c95ee0d13c7dfacea0598f7  x86_64/debug/vim-debuginfo-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
11fc97eaf90d392e097954288701ea78  i386/vim-common-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.i386.rpm
2c7911e0c78ae79fbd9390d978f5f245  i386/vim-minimal-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.i386.rpm
beef9829f37c8e916a7a605a030aa066  i386/vim-enhanced-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.i386.rpm
d578bd4501cb6b77ff5e821704dd19ce  i386/vim-X11-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.i386.rpm
0a197bc77cc9996a0a8d8665819d8188  i386/debug/vim-debuginfo-6.3.054-0.fc3.1.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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