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CVE-2008-3294 Detail

Current Description

src/configure.in in Vim 5.0 through 7.1, when used for a build with Python support, does not ensure that the Makefile-conf temporary file has the intended ownership and permissions, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code by modifying this file during a time window, or by creating it ahead of time with permissions that prevent its modification by configure.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/24/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.7 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/25/2008)

This issue can only be exploited during the package build and it does not affect users of pre-built packages distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Therefore, we do not plan to backport a fix for this issue to already released version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/Jul/0312.html
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/494532/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/494535/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/494736/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2146/references Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780 Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3294
NVD Published Date:
07/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018