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CVE-2008-3074

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-07-15
Bugzilla: 467428: CVE-2008-3074 Vim tar.vim plugin: improper Implementation of shellescape() (arbitrary code execution)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The shellescape function in Vim 7.0 through 7.2, including 7.2a.10, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via the "!" (exclamation point) shell metacharacter in (1) the filename of a tar archive and possibly (2) the filename of the first file in a tar archive, which is not properly handled by the VIM TAR plugin (tar.vim) v.10 through v.22, as demonstrated by the shellescape, tarplugin.v2, tarplugin, and tarplugin.updated test cases. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2712. NOTE: this issue has the same root cause as CVE-2008-3075. NOTE: due to the complexity of the associated disclosures and the incomplete information related to them, there may be inaccuracies in this CVE description and in external mappings to this identifier.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3074 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

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

External References

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