CVE-2008-4677

medium

Description

autoload/netrw.vim (aka the Netrw Plugin) 109, 131, and other versions before 133k for Vim 7.1.266, other 7.1 versions, and 7.2 stores credentials for an FTP session, and sends those credentials when attempting to establish subsequent FTP sessions to servers on different hosts, which allows remote FTP servers to obtain sensitive information in opportunistic circumstances by logging usernames and passwords. NOTE: the upstream vendor disputes a vector involving different ports on the same host, stating "I'm assuming that they're using the same id and password on that unchanged hostname, deliberately."

References

http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/2f6fad581a037971/a5fcf4c4981d34e6?show_docid=a5fcf4c4981d34e6

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00004.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/31464

http://secunia.com/advisories/34418

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

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/06/4

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/16/2

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/20/2

http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw-credentials-dis.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495432

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495436

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30670

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2379

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461750

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44419

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-10-22

Updated: 2017-08-08

Type: CWE-255

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.3

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM