CVE Database

CVE-2008-2712

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-06-15
Bugzilla: 451759: CVE-2008-2712 vim: command execution via scripts not sanitizing inputs to execute and system

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2712 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (vim) RHSA-2008:0618 November 25, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (vim) RHSA-2008:0617 November 25, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (vim) RHSA-2008:0617 November 25, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (vim) RHSA-2008:0580 November 25, 2008

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