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MDKSA-2005:029: vim Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the vim package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:029 (vim).

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered two vulnerabilities in scripts
included with the vim editor. The two scripts, 'tcltags' and ''
created temporary files in an insecure manner which could allow a malicious
user to execute a symbolic link attack or to create, or overwrite, arbitrary
files with the rights of the user invoking the scripts.

The updated packages are patched to prevent this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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