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CVE-2008-4677 Detail

Description

autoload/netrw.vim (aka the Netrw Plugin) 109, 131, and other versions before 133k for Vim 7.1.266, other 7.1 versions, and 7.2 stores credentials for an FTP session, and sends those credentials when attempting to establish subsequent FTP sessions to servers on different hosts, which allows remote FTP servers to obtain sensitive information in opportunistic circumstances by logging usernames and passwords. NOTE: the upstream vendor disputes a vector involving different ports on the same host, stating "I'm assuming that they're using the same id and password on that unchanged hostname, deliberately."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/22/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4677
Original release date:
10/22/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/25/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of vim as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/2f6fad581a037971/a5fcf4c4981d34e6?show_docid=a5fcf4c4981d34e6 External Source MLIST [vim_dev] 20080817 Re: Anyone fixing SA31464?
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:007
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:236
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/06/4 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081006 CVE request - (vim : netrw plugin - ftp user credentials disclosure)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/16/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081016 CVE request - Vim netrw.plugin
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/20/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081020 CVE request (vim)
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw-credentials-dis.html External Source MISC http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw-credentials-dis.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495432 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080812 Re: Vim: Netrw: FTP User Name and Password Disclosure
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495436 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080812 Vim: Netrw: FTP User Name and Password Disclosure
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30670 External Source BID 30670
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2379 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2379
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461750 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461750
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44419 External Source XF vim-netrw-ftp-information-disclosure(44419)

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