CVE-2007-2438

NameCVE-2007-2438
DescriptionThe sandbox for vim allows dangerous functions such as (1) writefile, (2) feedkeys, and (3) system, which might allow user-assisted attackers to execute shell commands and write files via modelines.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1364-1, DSA-1364-2
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs435401

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vim (PTS)wheezy2:7.3.547-7fixed
jessie2:7.4.488-7fixed
stretch, sid2:7.4.1829-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vimsource(unstable)1:7.1-022+1low435401
vimsourceetch1:7.0-122+1etch3highDSA-1364-2
vimsourcesarge1:6.3-071+1sarge2highDSA-1364-1

Notes

[sarge] - vim <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Exploitable through modelines, needs to be used with care in any case

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