CVE Database

CVE-2008-4101

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-08-22
Bugzilla: 461927: CVE-2008-4101 vim: arbitrary code execution in commands: K, Control-], g]

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Vim 3.0 through 7.x before 7.2.010 does not properly escape characters, which allows user-assisted attackers to (1) execute arbitrary shell commands by entering a K keystroke on a line that contains a ";" (semicolon) followed by a command, or execute arbitrary Ex commands by entering an argument after a (2) "Ctrl-]" (control close-square-bracket) or (3) "g]" (g close-square-bracket) keystroke sequence, a different issue than CVE-2008-2712.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4101 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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