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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4101

Vim 3.0 through 7.x before 7.2.010 does not properly escape characters, which allows user-assisted attackers to (1) execute arbitrary shell commands by entering a K keystroke on a line that contains a ";" (semicolon) followed by a command, or execute arbitrary Ex commands by entering an argument after a (2) "Ctrl-]" (control close-square-bracket) or (3) "g]" (g close-square-bracket) keystroke sequence, a different issue than CVE-2008-2712.
Publish Date : 2008-09-18 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
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
CWE ID 20

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-08-20 2008-08-22
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4101 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084101 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 3.0 through 7.x before 7.2.010 does not properly escape characters, which allows user-assisted attackers to (1) exec... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10894 unix
Vim Insufficient Shell Escaping Multiple Command Execution Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5812 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-2008-4101

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application VIM VIM 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application VIM VIM 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application VIM VIM 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application VIM VIM 5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application VIM VIM 5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application VIM VIM 5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application VIM VIM 5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application VIM VIM 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application VIM VIM 5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application VIM VIM 5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application VIM VIM 5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application VIM VIM 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application VIM VIM 6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application VIM VIM 6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application VIM VIM 6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application VIM VIM 6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application VIM VIM 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application VIM VIM 7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application VIM VIM 7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
VIM VIM 19

- References For CVE-2008-4101

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 CONFIRM
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461927 CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0904
VUPEN ADV-2009-0904
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0033
VUPEN ADV-2009-0033
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
VUPEN ADV-2008-2780
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0004.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30795
BID 30795 Vim Insufficient Shell Escaping Multiple Command Execution Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-01-08
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.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-712-1
UBUNTU USN-712-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0617.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0617
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0618.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0618
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495662
BUGTRAQ 20080822 Vim: Arbitrary Code Execution in Commands: K, Control-], g]
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495703
BUGTRAQ 20080825 RE: Arbitrary Code Execution in Commands: K, Control-], g]
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/502322/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090401 VMSA-2009-0004 ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0580.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0580
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-001.htm CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:236
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/11/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20080911 [oss-list] CVE request (vim)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/11/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20080911 Re: [oss-list] CVE request (vim)
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-K.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/6
MLIST [oss-security] 20080915 Re: [oss-list] CVE request (vim)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/5
MLIST [oss-security] 20080915 Re: [oss-list] CVE request (vim)
http://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.2/7.2.010
MLIST [vim-dev] 20080903 Patch 7.2.010
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/attach/9290f26f9bc11b33/K-arbitrary-command-execution.patch.v3?part=2
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-457.htm CONFIRM
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/msg/9290f26f9bc11b33
MLIST [vim_dev] 20080824 Bug with v_K and potentially K command
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44626
XF vim-normal-command-execution(44626)
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/1434d0812b5c817e/6ad2d5b50a96668e
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/attach/dd32ad3a84f36bb2/K-arbitrary-command-execution.patch?part=2

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4101

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


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