USN-61-1: vim vulnerabilities

19 January 2005

vim vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a 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).

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 4.10
kvim
vim
vim-gnome
vim-gtk
vim-lesstif
vim-perl
vim-python
vim-tcl

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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