CVE-2007-2438 Detail

Current Description

The sandbox for vim allows dangerous functions such as (1) writefile, (2) feedkeys, and (3) system, which might allow user-assisted attackers to execute shell commands and write files via modelines.


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Evaluator Impact

Successful exploitation requires that the "modelines" option is enabled and the user is tricked into opening a malicious file.

Evaluator Solution

The vendor has addressed this issue with the following patches: VIM Development Group VIM 7.0- VIM Development Group patch 7.0.234 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.0/7.0.234 VIM Development Group patch 7.0.235 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.0/7.0.235

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Hyperlink Resource
http://attrition.org/pipermail/vim/2007-May/001614.html
http://marc.info/?l=vim-dev&m=117762581821298&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=vim-dev&m=117778983714029&w=2 Exploit 
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimannounce/message/178
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimdev/message/46627
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimdev/message/46645
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimdev/message/46658
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-2007:101
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_12_sr.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0346.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/467202/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23725
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018035
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0017/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-463-1
http://www.vim.org/news/news.php
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1599
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=238259
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/34012
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9876

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2438
NVD Published Date:
05/02/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/16/2018
Source:
MITRE