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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 : 2017-08-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
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 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084677 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
No vulnerable product found. If the vulnerability is created recently it may take a few days to gather vulnerable products list and other information like cvss scores. Please check again in a few days.

- References For CVE-2008-4677

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00004.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:007
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495432
BUGTRAQ 20080812 Re: Vim: Netrw: FTP User Name and Password Disclosure
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/20/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20081020 CVE request (vim)
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw-credentials-dis.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2379
VUPEN ADV-2008-2379
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30670
BID 30670 Netrw Vim Script Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2009-03-24
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495436
BUGTRAQ 20080812 Vim: Netrw: FTP User Name and Password Disclosure
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:236
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:236
http://secunia.com/advisories/31464
SECUNIA 31464
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461750 CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/16/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20081016 CVE request - Vim netrw.plugin
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/06/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20081006 CVE request - (vim : netrw plugin - ftp user credentials disclosure)
http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/2f6fad581a037971/a5fcf4c4981d34e6?show_docid=a5fcf4c4981d34e6
MLIST [vim_dev] 20080817 Re: Anyone fixing SA31464?
http://secunia.com/advisories/34418
SECUNIA 34418
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44419
XF vim-netrw-ftp-information-disclosure(44419)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4677

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


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