CVE-2008-6235

NameCVE-2008-6235
DescriptionThe Netrw plugin (netrw.vim) in Vim 7.0 and 7.1 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a filename used by the (1) "D" (delete) command or (2) b:netrw_curdir variable, as demonstrated using the netrw.v4 and netrw.v5 test cases.
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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+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
vimsourcelenny(not affected)
vimsource(unstable)2:7.2.148-1low

Notes

[lenny] - vim <not-affected> (proof-of-concept does not work)
[etch] - vim <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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