FreeBSD : vim -- multiple vulnerabilities in the netrw module (0e1e3789-d87f-11dd-8ecd-00163e000016)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35283


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Jan Minar reports :

Applying the ``D'' to a file with a crafted file name, or inside a directory with a crafted directory name, can lead to arbitrary code execution.

Lack of sanitization throughout Netrw can lead to arbitrary code execution upon opening a directory with a crafted name.

The Vim Netrw Plugin shares the FTP user name and password across all FTP sessions. Every time Vim makes a new FTP connection, it sends the user name and password of the previous FTP session to the FTP server.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35283

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0e1e3789d87f11dd8ecd00163e000016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/01/02

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-console, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-gnome, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-gtk2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vim-lite, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3076

CWE: 78