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The shellescape function in Vim 7.0 through 7.2 including 7.2a.10 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via the "!" (exclamation point) shell metacharacter in (1) the filename of a tar archive and possibly (2) the filename of the first file in a tar archive which is not properly handled by the VIM TAR plugin (tar.vim) v.10 through v.22 as demonstrated by the shellescape tarplugin.v2 tarplugin and tarplugin.updated test cases. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2712. NOTE: this issue has the same root cause as CVE-2008-3075. NOTE: due to the complexity of the associated disclosures and the incomplete information related to them there may be inaccuracies in this CVE description and in external mappings to this identifier.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10754

The shellescape function in Vim 7.0 through 7.2 including 7.2a.10 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via the "!" (exclamation point) shell metacharacter in (1) the filename of a tar archive and possibly (2) the filename of the first file in a tar archive which is not properly handled by the VIM TAR plugin (tar.vim) v.10 through v.22 as demonstrated by the shellescape tarplugin.v2 tarplugin and tarplugin.updated test cases. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2712. NOTE: this issue has the same root cause as CVE-2008-3075. NOTE: due to the complexity of the associated disclosures and the incomplete information related to them there may be inaccuracies in this CVE description and in external mappings to this identifier.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-3074
Product(s):