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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3074

Original release date: 02/21/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The shellescape function in Vim 7.0 through 7.2, including 7.2a.10, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via the "!" (exclamation point) shell metacharacter in (1) the filename of a tar archive and possibly (2) the filename of the first file in a tar archive, which is not properly handled by the VIM TAR plugin (tar.vim) v.10 through v.22, as demonstrated by the shellescape, tarplugin.v2, tarplugin, and tarplugin.updated test cases. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2712. NOTE: this issue has the same root cause as CVE-2008-3075. NOTE: due to the complexity of the associated disclosures and the incomplete information related to them, there may be inaccuracies in this CVE description and in external mappings to this identifier.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080701 Re: Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080707 Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080713 Re: Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10754
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080707 Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-shellescape.html
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080708 Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080731 Re: Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467428
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0324
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:007
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0580
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081020 CVE request (vim)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 32462
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080715 Re: Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080710 Re: Re: More arbitrary code executions in Netrw version 125, Vim 7.2a.10
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081015 Vim CVE issues cleanup (plugins tar.vim, zip.vim) - CVE-2008-3074 and CVE-2008-3075
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:236
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=506919
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34418

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10754
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • OS Command Injections (CWE-78)