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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2712

Original release date: 06/16/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Vim 7.1.314, 6.4, and other versions allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via Vim scripts that do not properly sanitize inputs before invoking the execute or system functions, as demonstrated using (1) filetype.vim, (3) xpm.vim, (4) gzip_vim, and (5) netrw. NOTE: the originally reported version was 7.1.314, but the researcher actually found this set of issues in 7.1.298. NOTE: the zipplugin issue (originally vector 2 in this identifier) has been subsumed by CVE-2008-3075.


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: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0580
External Source: XF
Name: vim-scripts-command-execution(43083)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080811 rPSA-2008-0247-1 gvim vim vim-minimal
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: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080616 CVE Id request: vim
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0247
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6238
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0618
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0904
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020293
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-001.htm
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-712-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11109
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090401 VMSA-2009-0004 ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1851
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0004.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080701 Re: Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3951
External Source: BID
Name: 29715
External Source: BID
Name: 31681
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2622
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:007
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080614 Re: Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0617
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080613 Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-457.htm
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:236
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0033

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11109
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6238
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:vim:vim:6.4 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vim:vim:7.1.314 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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