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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:14:45 -0800
From: Greg KH greg@WIREX.COM
Subject: Immunix OS Security update for vim

        Immunix OS Security Advisory

Packages updated:       vim
Affected products:      Immunix OS 6.2, 7.0-beta, and 7.0
Bugs Fixed:             immunix/1521
Date:                   March 28, 2001
Advisory ID:            IMNX-2001-70-011-01
Author:                 Greg Kroah-Hartman 


An attacker 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. For more information on this see

Packages have been created and released that fix these problems.

Package names and locations:

Precompiled binary packages for Immunix 6.2 are available at:

Source package for Immunix 6.2 is available at:

Precompiled binary packages for Immunix 7.0-beta and 7.0 are available at:

Source package for Immunix 7.0-beta and 7.0 is available at:

md5sums of the packages:
e67b0e47c0f9951100d29961008e120c vim-X11-5.7-0.6x_StackGuard.i386.rpm
2153e3c0cb891e5cc1040bc3f6b21db4 vim-common-5.7-0.6x_StackGuard.i386.rpm
02a2fcab853fa1138f01777f9bb97948 vim-enhanced-5.7-0.6x_StackGuard.i386.rpm
20481bbbfe07a7eeb9eca16be74aeb6c vim-minimal-5.7-0.6x_StackGuard.i386.rpm
442d3198d10d42e164fa792f3696ac94 vim-5.7-0.6x_StackGuard.src.rpm

e60540c7e159ee6c989a3f51436bb4b9 vim-X11-5.7-8_imnx.i386.rpm
23780ce98f4482d4ff1b80c6df23b1a3 vim-common-5.7-8_imnx.i386.rpm
47de143756db2a52d84e54b55b28ef0a vim-enhanced-5.7-8_imnx.i386.rpm
6ad7c0aecef55646c2c7e3ce28c6f786 vim-minimal-5.7-8_imnx.i386.rpm
786e710e03f43da5336e083f7c06847b vim-5.7-8_imnx.src.rpm
Online version of all Immunix 6.2 updates and advisories:

Online version of all Immunix 7.0-beta updates and advisories:

Online version of all Immunix 7.0 updates and advisories:

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