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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2953

Format string vulnerability in the helptags_one function in src/ex_cmds.c in Vim 6.4 and earlier, and 7.x up to 7.1, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a help-tags tag in a help file, related to the helptags command.
Publish Date : 2007-07-31 Last Update Date : 2012-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-07-17 2007-07-25
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-2953 unix
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-2008:0580: vim security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22692 unix
Format string vulnerability in the helptags_one function in src/ex_cmds.c in Vim 6.4 and earlier, and 7.x up to 7.1, all... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11549 unix
RHSA-2008:0580 -- vim security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29232 unix
RHSA-2008:0580: vim security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080580 unix
RHSA-2008:0617: vim security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080617 unix
Vim HelpTags Command Remote Format String Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6463 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-2007-2953

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vim Development Group VIM 6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vim Development Group VIM 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vim Development Group VIM 7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vim Development Group VIM 7.1.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vim Development Group VIM 4

- References For CVE-2007-2953
VIM 20070823 vim editor duplicates / clarifications
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:018
TRUSTIX 2007-0026
BUGTRAQ 20070730 FLEA-2007-0036-1 vim vim-minimal gvim
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0617
BUGTRAQ 20090401 VMSA-2009-0004 ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim
VUPEN ADV-2009-0033
VUPEN ADV-2009-0904
BID 25095 Vim HelpTags Command Remote Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2010-01-08
XF vim-helptagsone-code-execution(35655)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2953

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