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CVE-2007-2953 Detail

Description

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
Description Last Modified:  07/31/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides user account access
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: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=248542 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: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.1/7.1.039 Patch
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-001.htm
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-2007:168
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_18_sr.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0580.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0617.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/475076/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/502322/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25095 Patch
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0026/
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-505-1
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0004.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2687
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0033
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0904
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35655
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1595
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11549
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6463

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11549
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11549
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6463
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6463

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2953
NVD Published Date:
07/31/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017