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CVE-2018-11319 Detail

Current Description

Syntastic (aka vim-syntastic) through 3.9.0 does not properly handle searches for configuration files (it searches the current directory up to potentially the root). This improper handling might be exploited for arbitrary code execution via a malicious gcc plugin, if an attacker has write access to a directory that is a parent of the base directory of the project being checked. NOTE: exploitation is more difficult after 3.8.0 because filename prediction may be needed.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/20/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.6


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): Single
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugs.debian.org/894736 Exploit Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/vim-syntastic/syntastic/commit/6d7c0b394e001233dd09ec473fbea2002c72632f Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/vim-syntastic/syntastic/issues/2170 Exploit Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00036.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4261 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:syntastic_project:syntastic:*:*:*:*:*:vim:*:*
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Up to (including)
3.9.0

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-11319
NVD Published Date:
05/20/2018
NVD Last Modified:
03/29/2019