CVE-2008-4101

HIGH
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Description

Vim 3.0 through 7.x before 7.2.010 does not properly escape characters, which allows user-assisted attackers to (1) execute arbitrary shell commands by entering a K keystroke on a line that contains a ";" (semicolon) followed by a command, or execute arbitrary Ex commands by entering an argument after a (2) "Ctrl-]" (control close-square-bracket) or (3) "g]" (g close-square-bracket) keystroke sequence, a different issue than CVE-2008-2712.

References

http://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.2/7.2.010

http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/attach/9290f26f9bc11b33/K-arbitrary-command-execution.patch.v3?part=2

http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/attach/dd32ad3a84f36bb2/K-arbitrary-command-execution.patch?part=2

http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/1434d0812b5c817e/6ad2d5b50a96668e

http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/msg/9290f26f9bc11b33

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/31592

http://secunia.com/advisories/32222

http://secunia.com/advisories/32858

http://secunia.com/advisories/32864

http://secunia.com/advisories/33410

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-457.htm

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

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

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/11/3

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/11/4

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/5

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/6

http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-K.html

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

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

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0618.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495662

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495703

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

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30795

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-712-1

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

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780

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

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

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461927

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44626

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10894

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5812

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-09-18

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 9.3

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

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
45373Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2010-002)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
43697CentOS 5 : vim (CESA-2008:0580)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
41519SuSE 10 Security Update : vim (ZYPP Patch Number 6025)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
41283SuSE9 Security Update : ViM (YOU Patch Number 12360)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
40389VMSA-2009-0004 : ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vimNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
38044Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : vim vulnerabilities (USN-712-1)NessusUbuntu 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
35764Debian DSA-1733-1 : vim - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
34955RHEL 2.1 : vim (RHSA-2008:0618)NessusRed Hat 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
34374Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2008-007)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical