CVE-2007-2953

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Description

Format string vulnerability in the helptags_one function in src/ex_cmds.c in Vim 6.4 and earlier, and 7.x up to 7.1, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a help-tags tag in a help file, related to the helptags command.

References

ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.1/7.1.039

http://secunia.com/advisories/25941

http://secunia.com/advisories/26285

http://secunia.com/advisories/26522

http://secunia.com/advisories/26594

http://secunia.com/advisories/26653

http://secunia.com/advisories/26674

http://secunia.com/advisories/26822

http://secunia.com/advisories/32858

http://secunia.com/advisories/33410

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-66/advisory/

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-001.htm

http://www.attrition.org/pipermail/vim/2007-August/001770.html

http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1364

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:168

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_18_sr.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0580.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0617.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/475076/100/100/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/502322/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25095

http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0026/

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-505-1

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0004.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2687

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0033

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0904

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35655

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1595

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11549

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6463

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2007-07-31

Updated: 2018-10-16

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (17 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89112VMware ESX Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0004) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
67732Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : vim (ELSA-2008-0617)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67722Oracle Linux 5 : vim (ELSA-2008-0580)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
60500Scientific Linux Security Update : vim on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
43697CentOS 5 : vim (CESA-2008:0580)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
41148SuSE9 Security Update : vim and gvim (YOU Patch Number 11722)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
40389VMSA-2009-0004 : ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vimNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
37794CentOS 3 / 4 : vim (CESA-2008:0617)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
36821Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDVSA-2008:236-1)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
34954RHEL 3 / 4 : vim (RHSA-2008:0617)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
34953RHEL 5 : vim (RHSA-2008:0580)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
29456SuSE 10 Security Update : vim and gvim (ZYPP Patch Number 4095)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
28109Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : vim vulnerability (USN-505-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
27258openSUSE 10 Security Update : gvim (gvim-4092)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
25964Debian DSA-1364-2 : vim - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
25945Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vim (MDKSA-2007:168)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
25802FreeBSD : vim -- Command Format String Vulnerability (1ed03222-3c65-11dc-b3d3-0016179b2dd5)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
medium