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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2438

The sandbox for vim allows dangerous functions such as (1) writefile, (2) feedkeys, and (3) system, which might allow user-assisted attackers to execute shell commands and write files via modelines.
Publish Date : 2007-05-02 Last Update Date : 2012-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.6
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2007-04-30 2007-04-26
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1364-1 vim oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17989 unix
DSA-1364-2 vim - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20483 unix
ELSA-2007:0346: vim security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22067 unix
RHSA-2007:0346: vim security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070346 unix
The sandbox for vim allows dangerous functions such as (1) writefile, (2) feedkeys, and (3) system, which might allow us... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9876 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-2438

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vim Development Group VIM 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vim Development Group VIM 1

- References For CVE-2007-2438

http://secunia.com/advisories/25432
SECUNIA 25432
http://secunia.com/advisories/25367
SECUNIA 25367
http://attrition.org/pipermail/vim/2007-May/001614.html
VIM 20070513 OMG VIM VULN
http://secunia.com/advisories/26653
SECUNIA 26653
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimannounce/message/178
MLIST [vimannounce] 20070512 Stable Vim version 7.1 has been released
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:101
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:101
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1364
DEBIAN DSA-1364
http://www.attrition.org/pipermail/vim/2007-August/001770.html
VIM 20070823 vim editor duplicates / clarifications
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_12_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:012
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-463-1
UBUNTU USN-463-1
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/34012
XF vim-feedkeyswritefile-command-execution(34012)
http://www.vim.org/news/news.php CONFIRM
http://marc.info/?l=vim-dev&m=117762581821298&w=2
MLIST [vim-dev] 20070426 feedkeys() allowed in sandbox
http://marc.info/?l=vim-dev&m=117778983714029&w=2
MLIST [vim-dev] 20070428 Re: feedkeys() allowed in sandbox
http://osvdb.org/36250
OSVDB 36250
http://secunia.com/advisories/25024
SECUNIA 25024
http://secunia.com/advisories/25159
SECUNIA 25159
http://secunia.com/advisories/25255
SECUNIA 25255
http://secunia.com/advisories/25182
SECUNIA 25182
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018035
SECTRACK 1018035
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/23725
BID 23725 Vim Feedkeys and Writefile Functions Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-09-20
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/467202/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20070430 FLEA-2007-0014-1: vim
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0346.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0346
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimdev/message/46658
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimdev/message/46645 CONFIRM
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/vimdev/message/46627
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=238259 CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1599
VUPEN ADV-2007-1599
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0017/
TRUSTIX 2007-0017

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2438

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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