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Security Advisory - vim - CVE-2009-0316

Released: Mar 16, 2009     Updated: Mar 16, 2009


Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Python module in vim allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory, related to a vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv function (CVE-2008-5983).

Product Version

Linux Platforms 1.x




Installation Notes

Installation Notes is for 1.4 is for 1.5
1. Unzip the patch under [install_dir]/updates
2. Install the patch CD by entering the patch CD directory and run setup_linux.
3. This is a source only patch so you will have to build the kernel
4. Issue a make fs and make the kernel in a configured directory.
5. Upload the kernel and rootfs into the target and boot it up.

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