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RHSA-2005-745: vim Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the vim packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated vim packages that fix a security issue are now available.

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

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

A bug was found in the way VIM processes modelines. If a user with
modelines enabled opens a text file with a carefully crafted modeline,
arbitrary commands may be executed as the user running VIM. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2368
to this issue.

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

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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