CVE-2008-4677

NameCVE-2008-4677
Descriptionautoload/netrw.vim (aka the Netrw Plugin) 109, 131, and other versions before 133k for Vim 7.1.266, other 7.1 versions, and 7.2 stores credentials for an FTP session, and sends those credentials when attempting to establish subsequent FTP sessions to servers on different hosts, which allows remote FTP servers to obtain sensitive information in opportunistic circumstances by logging usernames and passwords. NOTE: the upstream vendor disputes a vector involving different ports on the same host, stating "I'm assuming that they're using the same id and password on that unchanged hostname, deliberately."
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vim (PTS)stretch2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u3vulnerable
stretch (security)2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u6vulnerable
buster2:8.1.0875-5+deb10u2vulnerable
bullseye2:8.2.2434-3+deb11u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid2:8.2.4793-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vimsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

documented in netrw documentation

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