RHSA-2007:0346-01 Moderate: vim security update
Posted on: 05/09/2007 04:25 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: vim security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2007:0346-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0346.html
Issue date: 2007-05-09
Updated on: 2007-05-09
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2007-2438
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1. Summary:

Updated vim packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Problem description:

VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is a version of the vi editor.

An arbitrary command execution flaw was found in the way VIM processes
modelines. If a user with modelines enabled opened a text file containing
a carefully crafted modeline, arbitrary commands could be executed as the user
running VIM. (CVE-2007-2438)

Users of VIM are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve this issue.

Please note: this issue did not affect VIM as distributed with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

238259 - CVE-2007-2438 vim-7 modeline security issue

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

SRPMS:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/vim-7.0.109-3.el5.3.src.rpm
e057a4d34a4a8560939b9bb588517420 vim-7.0.109-3.el5.3.src.rpm

i386:
4a3ea5327008913ecade2dabe0337de7 vim-X11-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
d9589f3dcbe58f3f355a15405915f939 vim-common-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
7a2330aaea8210cb5d428a5b3055e580 vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
e1a19e0a474ff74a7546ac83a7905f5c vim-enhanced-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
6539ac943dbf36d8cdd973363bb8b5ba vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ee97948f2545f7e0a37b33fb0bde8f11 vim-X11-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
986ee1a67308fcb05ea90afa85eb14b4 vim-common-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
ad5b39233271781006f64b39198eb254 vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
49aa8c77bb180de51539cb7d0f5d635d vim-enhanced-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
da6d10a02e1cf4121095ab6e9544f4db vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

SRPMS:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/vim-7.0.109-3.el5.3.src.rpm
e057a4d34a4a8560939b9bb588517420 vim-7.0.109-3.el5.3.src.rpm

i386:
4a3ea5327008913ecade2dabe0337de7 vim-X11-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
d9589f3dcbe58f3f355a15405915f939 vim-common-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
7a2330aaea8210cb5d428a5b3055e580 vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
e1a19e0a474ff74a7546ac83a7905f5c vim-enhanced-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm
6539ac943dbf36d8cdd973363bb8b5ba vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
6a019342604776e1a9266ea628292c6b vim-X11-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ia64.rpm
77b51bd7442889406418c7bfb2a97942 vim-common-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ia64.rpm
3dfb29087a10bae25becdf1cf69e423e vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ia64.rpm
0852cd42e83dc460d49d64c454315e63 vim-enhanced-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ia64.rpm
e94013ed5136148fc4022e217350e198 vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
d1e6aa03f74f9a8bbd1f30c80aaba5fd vim-X11-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ppc.rpm
2621bb3dfbef1b8449f61082ecdd6cc8 vim-common-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ppc.rpm
06abf51c81d108c30dd6ea51c3bde3f6 vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ppc.rpm
e58650f6b7015ee74c018b5e3933d5a2 vim-enhanced-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ppc.rpm
76491ca22289c0780d74c0cb98b0b2c6 vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.ppc.rpm

s390x:
e5a6e15a237641bd9a49b56b128409d6 vim-X11-7.0.109-3.el5.3.s390x.rpm
1fc67cbb34143778972e0756c6b45cc7 vim-common-7.0.109-3.el5.3.s390x.rpm
099894105a80244703163a60cc7c53f8 vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-3.el5.3.s390x.rpm
0dd61a9d9709c3e252439a4b5bb386f7 vim-enhanced-7.0.109-3.el5.3.s390x.rpm
39d600c984782b2b7399c2a73c64c33a vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ee97948f2545f7e0a37b33fb0bde8f11 vim-X11-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
986ee1a67308fcb05ea90afa85eb14b4 vim-common-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
ad5b39233271781006f64b39198eb254 vim-debuginfo-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
49aa8c77bb180de51539cb7d0f5d635d vim-enhanced-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm
da6d10a02e1cf4121095ab6e9544f4db vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2438
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
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