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CVE-2017-17087 Detail

Current Description

fileio.c in Vim prior to 8.0.1263 sets the group ownership of a .swp file to the editor's primary group (which may be different from the group ownership of the original file), which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging an applicable group membership, as demonstrated by /etc/shadow owned by root:shadow mode 0640, but /etc/.shadow.swp owned by root:users mode 0640, a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-1000382.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/01/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-17087
Original release date:
12/01/2017
Last revised:
12/20/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
5.5 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (legend)
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
1.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
Low
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
None
Availability (A):
None
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/11/27/2 Mailing List External Source MISC http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/11/27/2
http://security.cucumberlinux.com/security/details.php?id=166 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC http://security.cucumberlinux.com/security/details.php?id=166
https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/5a73e0ca54c77e067c3b12ea6f35e3e8681e8cf8 Patch External Source MISC https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/5a73e0ca54c77e067c3b12ea6f35e3e8681e8cf8
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/vim_dev/sRT9BtjLWMk/BRtSXNU4BwAJ Mailing List External Source MISC https://groups.google.com/d/msg/vim_dev/sRT9BtjLWMk/BRtSXNU4BwAJ

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:vim:vim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (excluding) 8.0.1263

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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