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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

vim (aka gvim) processes VIM control codes that are embedded in a file, which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands when another user opens a file containing malicious VIM control codes.

Find out more about CVE-2001-0408 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Linux 6.2 RHSA-2001:008 2001-07-10
Red Hat Linux 5.2 RHSA-2001:008 2001-07-10
Red Hat Linux 7.0 RHSA-2001:008 2001-07-10

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