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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      Last Modified:  07/24/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3294
Original release date:
07/24/2008
Last revised:
08/05/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.7 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized 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 (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 Type Source Name
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/Jul/0312.html External Source FULLDISC 20080717 Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494532/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20080717 Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494535/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080718 Re: Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494736/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080725 Re: [Full-disclosure] Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681 External Source BID 31681
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2146/references Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2146
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2780

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