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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3076

Original release date: 02/21/2009
Last revised: 05/14/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The Netrw plugin 125 in netrw.vim in Vim 7.2a.10 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in filenames used by the execute and system functions within the (1) mz and (2) mc commands, as demonstrated by the netrw.v2 and netrw.v3 test cases. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2712.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/25/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Vim packages, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5. Note: This CVE is mentioned in the text of RHSA-2008:0580 (https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0580.html), as it was originally used to track multiple issues. Issues that affected Vim packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 were later assigned separate CVE identifier - CVE-2008-6235. Neither of issues currently covered by CVE-2008-3076 (insufficient shell escaping in mz and mc commands) affected Vim packages shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0580
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080707 Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081016 CVE request - Vim netrw.plugin
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080708 Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0324
External Source: BID
Name: 30115
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081020 CVE request (vim)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080707 Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:236
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=506919
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: netrw-multiple-code-execution(43624)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:007
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34418
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw.v2.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080701 Re: Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1

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