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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 : 2018-10-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None
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
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- References For CVE-2007-2438
VIM 20070823 vim editor duplicates / clarifications
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:012
TRUSTIX 2007-0017
MLIST [vimannounce] 20070512 Stable Vim version 7.1 has been released CONFIRM
BID 23725 Vim Feedkeys and Writefile Functions Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-09-20
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0346
SECTRACK 1018035
MLIST [vim-dev] 20070426 feedkeys() allowed in sandbox
MLIST [vim-dev] 20070428 Re: feedkeys() allowed in sandbox
VUPEN ADV-2007-1599
OSVDB 36250
XF vim-feedkeyswritefile-command-execution(34012)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9876
BUGTRAQ 20070430 FLEA-2007-0014-1: vim

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2438

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