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Security Advisory - Vim - CVE-2008-3294

Released: Feb 3, 2009     Updated: Feb 3, 2009


src/ in Vim 5.0 through 7.1, when used for a build with Python support, does not ensure that the Makefile-conf temporary file has the intended ownership and permissions, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code by writing to this file during a time window associated with a race condition. IDENTIFIER = WIND00129884

Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0, 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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