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248542: CVE-2007-2953 vim format string flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Format string vulnerability in the helptags_one function in src/ex_cmds.c in Vim 6.4 and earlier, and 7.x up to 7.1, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a help-tags tag in a help file, related to the helptags command.

Find out more about CVE-2007-2953 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (vim) RHSA-2008:0617 2008-11-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (vim) RHSA-2008:0580 2008-11-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (vim) RHSA-2008:0617 2008-11-25

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