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CVE-2008-2712 Detail

Current Description

Vim 7.1.314, 6.4, and other versions allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via Vim scripts that do not properly sanitize inputs before invoking the execute or system functions, as demonstrated using (1) filetype.vim, (3) xpm.vim, (4) gzip_vim, and (5) netrw. NOTE: the originally reported version was 7.1.314, but the researcher actually found this set of issues in 7.1.298. NOTE: the zipplugin issue (originally vector 2 in this identifier) has been subsumed by CVE-2008-3075.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00004.html Third Party Advisory
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=121494431426308&w=2 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3951 Third Party Advisory
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 Third Party Advisory
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 Third Party Advisory
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-457.htm Third Party Advisory
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-001.htm Third Party Advisory
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0247 Third Party Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/06/16/2 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/15/1 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim.html Broken Link
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0580.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0617.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0618.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/493352/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/493353/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495319/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/502322/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29715 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020293 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-712-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0004.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1851/references Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780 Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0033 Third Party Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0904 Third Party Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43083 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2622 Broken Link
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11109 Third Party Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6238 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Input Validation (CWE-20)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:vim:vim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
6.4
 cpe:2.3:a:vim:vim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
7.0
Up to (including)
7.1.314

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2712
NVD Published Date:
06/16/2008
NVD Last Modified:
11/01/2018