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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2712

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.
Publish Date : 2008-06-16 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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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 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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-06-15 2008-06-15
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2712 unix
DSA-1733 vim -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7596 unix
DSA-1733-1 vim - multiple vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20113 unix
ELSA-2008:0580: vim security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22692 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 7.1.314, 6.4, and other versions allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via Vim scripts... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11109 unix
Vim Flaw in Quoting Vim Script Lets Remote Users Cause Arbitrary Commands to Be Executed in Certain Cases oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6238 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-2008-2712

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application VIM VIM 6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application VIM VIM 7.1.314 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-2712 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2009-0033
VUPEN ADV-2009-0904
XF vim-scripts-command-execution(43083)
VUPEN ADV-2008-1851
VUPEN ADV-2008-2780
BID 31681 RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-03-24
SECTRACK 1020293
BID 29715 Vim Vim Script Multiple Command Execution Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-03-29
BUGTRAQ 20090401 VMSA-2009-0004 ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim
BUGTRAQ 20080811 rPSA-2008-0247-1 gvim vim vim-minimal
BUGTRAQ 20080614 Re: Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1
BUGTRAQ 20080613 Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0617
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0618
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0580
MLIST [oss-security] 20081015 Vim CVE issues cleanup (plugins tar.vim, zip.vim) - CVE-2008-3074 and CVE-2008-3075
MLIST [oss-security] 20080616 CVE Id request: vim
BUGTRAQ 20080701 Re: Collection of Vulnerabilities in Fully Patched Vim 7.1 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:007
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2712

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