CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2005-01-29
Bugzilla: 455455: CVE-2008-3432 vim: heap buffer overflow in mch_expand_wildcards()


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the mch_expand_wildcards function in os_unix.c in Vim 6.2 and 6.3 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in filenames, as demonstrated by the netrw.v3 test case.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3432 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
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

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