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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 09:44:05 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:035 - vim update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           vim
Date:                   March 27th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:035

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

Users could embed malicious VIM control codes into a file, and as soon as any user opened that file in vim-enhanced or vim-X11 with the status line option enabled in .vimrc, the commands would be executed as that user.

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
ef5b006b8cf3a54ce8b7b4a0176c658f 6.0/RPMS/vim-X11-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
b22f3b89a1b8e9751ceb2b4dfa3dad3e 6.0/RPMS/vim-common-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
be4c231a4277f2178dd5538873697d90 6.0/RPMS/vim-enhanced-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
200896b121a70996b8b904b5657f4bfb 6.0/RPMS/vim-minimal-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
44043a2bc4508246e38502f5251c389a 6.0/SRPMS/vim-5.7-8.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
2a0056284e02c7cd9580cbe56264be6f 6.1/RPMS/vim-X11-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
f4f517ca2d4b8355c20cc774df6424d4 6.1/RPMS/vim-common-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
91a7dbf8c3d20ca6a49c9ecd6e42e813 6.1/RPMS/vim-enhanced-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
910425951f0ee7b27ebb82ff8688f2a0 6.1/RPMS/vim-minimal-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
44043a2bc4508246e38502f5251c389a 6.1/SRPMS/vim-5.7-8.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
c86d17f9601b9bd71ea933ae5cdc3796 7.0/RPMS/vim-X11-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
f780ec72331bce0f4d695e8d788d3bcd 7.0/RPMS/vim-common-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
d1ae880a350371c5d60c129cf9041c14 7.0/RPMS/vim-enhanced-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
d9efca863a0324ea27b2487f90152ad6 7.0/RPMS/vim-minimal-5.7-8.3mdk.i586.rpm
44043a2bc4508246e38502f5251c389a 7.0/SRPMS/vim-5.7-8.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
2de39e89b7b809c7feec1d46cada1cd0 7.1/RPMS/ctags-3.5.1-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
fca25b9309a89b44bb9af01f3de83625 7.1/RPMS/vim-X11-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
c44406fc1e350fceac74d4b5a36d895a 7.1/RPMS/vim-common-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
e5c0c783c65d78b1c7573e321852b2ac 7.1/RPMS/vim-enhanced-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
1001e618cece22c2a319d60751b1982c 7.1/RPMS/vim-minimal-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
5998c37d008ce84f361f51426a60c597 7.1/SRPMS/vim-5.7-8.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
1076ff77ed766322eb728a7703bf88a8 7.2/RPMS/ctags-3.5.1-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
059d7f49bcdc91f1584e988897d81f4e 7.2/RPMS/vim-X11-5.7-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
f9d63eaf638a1ef5a96ed282b5b48f9f 7.2/RPMS/vim-common-5.7-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
ca275976537ea13575e83bc42deed257 7.2/RPMS/vim-enhanced-5.7-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
37c9ee2542cdcdeb971472be7b13a220 7.2/RPMS/vim-minimal-5.7-8.1mdk.i586.rpm
49c03d7aee3706d607ed2b8b46756817 7.2/SRPMS/vim-5.7-8.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
2de39e89b7b809c7feec1d46cada1cd0 1.0.1/RPMS/ctags-3.5.1-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
fca25b9309a89b44bb9af01f3de83625 1.0.1/RPMS/vim-X11-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
c44406fc1e350fceac74d4b5a36d895a 1.0.1/RPMS/vim-common-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
e5c0c783c65d78b1c7573e321852b2ac 1.0.1/RPMS/vim-enhanced-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
1001e618cece22c2a319d60751b1982c 1.0.1/RPMS/vim-minimal-5.7-8.2mdk.i586.rpm
5998c37d008ce84f361f51426a60c597 1.0.1/SRPMS/vim-5.7-8.2mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically, use <<MandrakeUpdate>>.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".

You can download the updates directly from:

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/". Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two above-listed mirrors.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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