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# CVE ID CWE ID # of Exploits Vulnerability Type(s) Publish Date Update Date Score Gained Access Level Access Complexity Authentication Conf. Integ. Avail.
1 CVE-2007-2953 Exec Code 2007-07-31 2012-10-30
6.8
User Remote Medium Not required Partial Partial Partial
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.
2 CVE-2007-2438 Exec Code 2007-05-02 2012-10-30
7.6
Admin Remote High Not required Complete Complete Complete
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.
3 CVE-2005-2368 78 Exec Code 2005-07-26 2010-10-18
9.3
Admin Remote Medium Not required Complete Complete Complete
vim 6.3 before 6.3.082, with modelines enabled, allows external user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the (1) glob or (2) expand commands of a foldexpr expression for calculating fold levels.
4 CVE-2005-0069 2005-01-13 2010-08-21
4.6
None Local Low Not required Partial Partial Partial
The (1) tcltags or (2) vimspell.sh scripts in vim 6.3 allow local users to overwrite or create arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.
5 CVE-2004-1138 Exec Code 2005-01-10 2010-08-21
7.2
Admin Local Low Not required Complete Complete Complete
VIM before 6.3 and gVim before 6.3 allow local users to execute arbitrary commands via a file containing a crafted modeline that is executed when the file is viewed using options such as (1) termcap, (2) printdevice, (3) titleold, (4) filetype, (5) syntax, (6) backupext, (7) keymap, (8) patchmode, or (9) langmenu.
6 CVE-2002-1377 Exec Code 2002-12-23 2008-09-10
4.6
User Local Low Not required Partial Partial Partial
vim 6.0 and 6.1, and possibly other versions, allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands using the libcall feature in modelines, which are not sandboxed but may be executed when vim is used to edit a malicious file, as demonstrated using mutt.
7 CVE-2001-0409 2001-06-18 2008-09-10
2.1
None Local Low Not required None Partial None
vim (aka gvim) allows local users to modify files being edited by other users via a symlink attack on the backup and swap files, when the victim is editing the file in a world writable directory.
8 CVE-2001-0408 Exec Code 2001-06-18 2008-09-05
5.1
User Remote High Not required Partial Partial Partial
vim (aka gvim) processes VIM control codes that are embedded in a file, which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands when another user opens a file containing malicious VIM control codes.
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