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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4677

autoload/netrw.vim (aka the Netrw Plugin) 109, 131, and other versions before 133k for Vim 7.1.266, other 7.1 versions, and 7.2 stores credentials for an FTP session, and sends those credentials when attempting to establish subsequent FTP sessions to servers on different hosts, which allows remote FTP servers to obtain sensitive information in opportunistic circumstances by logging usernames and passwords. NOTE: the upstream vendor disputes a vector involving different ports on the same host, stating "I'm assuming that they're using the same id and password on that unchanged hostname, deliberately."
Publish Date : 2008-10-22 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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) Obtain Information
CWE ID 255

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of vim as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4677 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-2008-4677

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application VIM Netrw 109 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application VIM Netrw 110 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application VIM Netrw 111 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application VIM Netrw 112 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application VIM Netrw 113 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application VIM Netrw 114 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application VIM Netrw 115 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application VIM Netrw 116 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application VIM Netrw 118 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application VIM Netrw 120 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application VIM Netrw 121 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application VIM Netrw 122 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application VIM Netrw 123 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application VIM Netrw 128 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application VIM Netrw 131 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
VIM Netrw 15

- References For CVE-2008-4677
XF vim-netrw-ftp-information-disclosure(44419) CONFIRM
BID 30670 Netrw Vim Script Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2009-03-24
MLIST [oss-security] 20081006 CVE request - (vim : netrw plugin - ftp user credentials disclosure)
MLIST [oss-security] 20081016 CVE request - Vim netrw.plugin
MLIST [oss-security] 20081020 CVE request (vim)
BUGTRAQ 20080812 Re: Vim: Netrw: FTP User Name and Password Disclosure
BUGTRAQ 20080812 Vim: Netrw: FTP User Name and Password Disclosure
MLIST [vim_dev] 20080817 Re: Anyone fixing SA31464?
VUPEN ADV-2008-2379
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:007

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4677

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

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