CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-07-15
Bugzilla: 467439: CVE-2008-6235 Vim netrw.vim plugin: lack of sanitization throughout netrw.vim can lead to arbitrary code execution


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Netrw plugin (netrw.vim) in Vim 7.0 and 7.1 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a filename used by the (1) "D" (delete) command or (2) b:netrw_curdir variable, as demonstrated using the netrw.v4 and netrw.v5 test cases.

Find out more about CVE-2008-6235 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

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