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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
Description Last Modified:  10/22/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
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
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/2f6fad581a037971/a5fcf4c4981d34e6?show_docid=a5fcf4c4981d34e6
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00004.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/06/4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/16/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/20/2
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw-credentials-dis.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495432
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495436
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30670
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2379
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461750
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44419

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4677
NVD Published Date:
10/22/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017