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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3294

Original release date: 07/24/2008
Last revised: 08/05/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

src/configure.in in Vim 5.0 through 7.1, when used for a build with Python support, does not ensure that the Makefile-conf temporary file has the intended ownership and permissions, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code by modifying this file during a time window, or by creating it ahead of time with permissions that prevent its modification by configure.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.7 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/25/2008)
This issue can only be exploited during the package build and it does not affect users of pre-built packages distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Therefore, we do not plan to backport a fix for this issue to already released version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32222
Type: Advisory
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31159
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080725 Re: [Full-disclosure] Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080717 Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
Type: Advisory
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20080717 Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2146
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080718 Re: Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
External Source: BID
Name: 31681

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