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Vim Shell Command Injection Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-06-16    Last Update:  2009-03-02    Views:  10,387

Secunia Advisory SA30731

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Jan Minar has reported some vulnerabilities in Vim, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to the "filetype.vim", "tar.vim", "zip.vim", "xpm.vim", "xpm2.vim", "gzip.vim", and "netrw.vim" scripts improperly escaping special characters contained within filenames passed to the "execute" statement. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands on an affected system by tricking the user into opening specially crafted files.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions 6.4 and 7.1.298. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 7.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Jan Minar

Original Advisory:
Jan Minar:
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim.html
http://www.rdancer.org/vulnerablevim-netrw.v5.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/Jun/0192.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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