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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3294

src/configure.in in Vim 5.0 through 7.1, when used for a build with Python support, does not ensure that the Makefile-conf temporary file has the intended ownership and permissions, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code by modifying this file during a time window, or by creating it ahead of time with permissions that prevent its modification by configure.
Publish Date : 2008-07-24 Last Update Date : 2011-08-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.7
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 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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 94

- Vendor Statements

This issue can only be exploited during the package build and it does not affect users of pre-built packages distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Therefore, we do not plan to backport a fix for this issue to already released version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3294

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application VIM VIM 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application VIM VIM 5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application VIM VIM 5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application VIM VIM 5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application VIM VIM 5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application VIM VIM 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application VIM VIM 5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application VIM VIM 5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application VIM VIM 5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application VIM VIM 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application VIM VIM 6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application VIM VIM 6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application VIM VIM 6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application VIM VIM 6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application VIM VIM 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application VIM VIM 7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
VIM VIM 16

- References For CVE-2008-3294

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
VUPEN ADV-2008-2780
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2146/references
VUPEN ADV-2008-2146
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
BID 31681 RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-03-24
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494736/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080725 Re: [Full-disclosure] Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/Jul/0312.html
FULLDISC 20080717 Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/32222
SECUNIA 32222
http://secunia.com/advisories/31159
SECUNIA 31159
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494532/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080717 Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/494535/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080718 Re: Vim: Insecure Temporary File Creation During Build: Arbitrary Code Execution

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3294

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


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