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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0316

Untrusted search path vulnerability in src/if_python.c in the Python interface in Vim before 7.2.045 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse Python file in the current working directory, related to a vulnerability in the PySys_SetArgv function (CVE-2008-5983), as demonstrated by an erroneous search path for plugin/bike.vim in bicyclerepair.
Publish Date : 2009-01-28 Last Update Date : 2017-08-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-0316 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2009-0316

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application VIM VIM * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application VIM VIM 1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application VIM VIM 1.22 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application VIM VIM 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application VIM VIM 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application VIM VIM 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application VIM VIM 5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application VIM VIM 5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application VIM VIM 5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application VIM VIM 5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application VIM VIM 5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application VIM VIM 5.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application VIM VIM 5.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application VIM VIM 5.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application VIM VIM 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application VIM VIM 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application VIM VIM 6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application VIM VIM 6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application VIM VIM 6.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application VIM VIM 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application VIM VIM 7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2009-0316
XF vim-pysyssetargv-privilege-escalation(48275) CONFIRM
BID 33447 Vim 'PySys_SetArgv' Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2010-03-29 CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [debian-bugs-rc] 20080805 Bug#484305: bicyclerepair: bike.vim imports untrusted python files from cwd
MLIST [oss-security] 20090126 CVE request -- Python < 2.6 PySys_SetArgv issues (epiphany, csound, dia, eog, gedit, xchat, vim, nautilus-python, Gnumeric)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0316

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