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Vulnerability Score 2.1 2.1
CVE Id CVE-2001-0409
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:07:55
Published 18 Jun 2001 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



vim (aka gvim) allows local users to modify files being edited by other users via a symlink attack on the backup and swap files, when the victim is editing the file in a world writable directory.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Vim Development Group Vim 5.7


CALDERA - CSSA-2001-014.0

XF - vim-tmp-symlink(6628)

SUSE - SuSE-SA:2001:12

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