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VMSA-2009-0004.3: Updated vim package (CVE-2008-4101)

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VMSA-2009-0004.3: Updated vim package (CVE-2008-4101)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/18/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/19/2010
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Vim 3.0 through 7.x before 7.2.010 does not properly escape characters, which allows user-assisted attackers to (1) execute arbitrary shell commands by entering a K keystroke on a line that contains a ";" (semicolon) followed by a command, or execute arbitrary Ex commands by entering an argument after a (2) "Ctrl-]" (control close-square-bracket) or (3) "g]" (g close-square-bracket) keystroke sequence, a different issue than CVE-2008-2712.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esx35-upgrade-158874

References

  • vmware-esx35-upgrade-158874

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