Vim normal.c command execution

vim-normal-command-execution (44626) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Vim could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. Certain characters are not properly escaped. By persuading a victim to enter a "K" keystroke on a line that contains a ";" followed by a command, or by entering an argument after a "Ctrl-]" or "g]" keystroke sequence, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands with elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Apple Mac OS X (10.5.5 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About Security Update 2008-007 .
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2010-002 / Mac OS X v10.6.3.
  • Google Groups, vin_dev, Aug 19, 11:38 pm: Bug with v_K and potentially K command.
  • rdancer Advisories, 2008-08-20: Arbitrary Code Execution in Commands: K, Control-], g].
  • Vim Web site: welcome home : vim online.
  • VMSA-2009-0004: ESX Service Console updates for openssl, bind, and vim.
  • ASA-2008-457: vim security update (RHSA-2008-0618)
  • ASA-2009-001: vim security update (RHSA-2008-0617)
  • BID-30795: Vim Insufficient Shell Escaping Multiple Command Execution Vulnerabilities
  • BID-31681: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-4101: 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.
  • DSA-1733: vim -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:236: vim
  • MDVSA-2008:236-1: vim
  • RHSA-2008-0580: Moderate: vim security update
  • RHSA-2008-0617: Moderate: vim security update
  • RHSA-2008-0618: Moderate: vim security update
  • SA31592: Vim Shell Command Injection Weaknesses
  • SA32222: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA33410: Avaya Products Vim Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • USN-712-1: Vim vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2008-2780: Apple Mac OS X Code Execution and Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2009-0033: Avaya Products Vim Data Handling Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2009-0904: VMware ESX Multiple Code Execution and Security Bypass Issues

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.8
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 2.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
  • Vim Vim 3.0
  • Vim Vim 4.0
  • Vim Vim 5.0
  • Vim Vim 5.1
  • Vim Vim 5.2
  • Vim Vim 5.3
  • Vim Vim 5.4
  • Vim Vim 5.5
  • Vim Vim 5.6
  • Vim Vim 5.7
  • Vim Vim 5.8
  • Vim Vim 6.0
  • Vim VIM 6.1
  • Vim Vim 6.2
  • Vim Vim 6.3
  • Vim Vim 6.4
  • Vim Vim 7.0
  • Vim Vim 7.1
  • Vim Vim 7.2
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.5
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.2
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.3
  • VMware ESX Server 3.5

Reported:

Aug 19, 2008

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