[vim] [dapper-backports] Format string vulnerability in the helptags_one function

Bug #150858 reported by disabled.user on 2007-10-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
vim (Ubuntu)
Reinhard Tartler

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vim

I recently got vim 7.0.235 "pushed" via dapper-backports (no problem, totally happy with that!).

When comparing dapper-backports' vim changelog.Debian.gz with that from the current vim in Debian's etch-security-repo[1], I noticed that a current patch from upstream, which fixes the issues reported in CVE-2007-2953, is missing. It would be nice if someone could apply the patch and then re-publish the package.

[1] http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/v/vim/vim_7.0-122+1etch3/changelog

CVE References

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :
Changed in vim:
status: New → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → New
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

The above USN is for official versions of vim, and not the backports version you requested. Sorry for marking it as 'fix released'. I have remarked it new and assigned the backporter to the bug, as I don't see another LP bug referring to the backport of vim.

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

Please re-sync the dapper backport to address CVE-2007-2953

Changed in vim:
assignee: nobody → siretart
Changed in vim:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vim - 1:7.0-035+1ubuntu5.2~dapper1

vim (1:7.0-035+1ubuntu5.2~dapper1) dapper-backports; urgency=low

  * import the patch from vim upload 1:7.0-035+1ubuntu5.2 to edgy-security
    LP: #150858

vim (1:7.0-035+1ubuntu5.2) edgy-security; urgency=low

  * SECURITY UPDATE: Format string vulnerability allows user-assisted
    remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
  * Added 'patches/801_CVE-2007-2953': Use puts() instead of
    fprintf(). Patch from upstream, backported.
  * References

 -- Reinhard Tartler <email address hidden> Tue, 05 Feb 2008 20:57:44 +0100

Changed in vim:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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