CVE-2008-2712

NameCVE-2008-2712
DescriptionVim 7.1.314, 6.4, and other versions allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via Vim scripts that do not properly sanitize inputs before invoking the execute or system functions, as demonstrated using (1) filetype.vim, (3) xpm.vim, (4) gzip_vim, and (5) netrw. NOTE: the originally reported version was 7.1.314, but the researcher actually found this set of issues in 7.1.298. NOTE: the zipplugin issue (originally vector 2 in this identifier) has been subsumed by CVE-2008-3075.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1733-1, DTSA-143-1
Debian Bugs486502

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vim (PTS)stretch2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u6fixed
buster2:8.1.0875-5+deb10u2fixed
bullseye2:8.2.2434-3+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid2:8.2.4793-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vimsourceetch1:7.0-122+1etch5DSA-1733-1
vimsourcelenny1:7.1.293-3+lenny1DTSA-143-1
vimsource(unstable)1:7.1.314-3low486502

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