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CVE-2007-2953 Detail


Format string vulnerability in the helptags_one function in src/ex_cmds.c in Vim 6.4 and earlier, and 7.x up to 7.1, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a help-tags tag in a help file, related to the helptags command.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/31/2007

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Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/06/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source VIM 20070823 vim editor duplicates / clarifications External Source DEBIAN DSA-1364 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:168 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:236 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:018 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0580 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0617 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070730 FLEA-2007-0036-1 vim vim-minimal gvim External Source BUGTRAQ 20090401 VMSA-2009-0004 ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim Patch External Source BID 25095 External Source TRUSTIX 2007-0026 External Source UBUNTU USN-505-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2687 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0033 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0904 External Source XF vim-helptagsone-code-execution(35655) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11549 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6463

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