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Vigil@nce : Vim, sensitive information broadcasting

August 2008 by Vigil@nce

SYNTHESIS

An attacker can retrieve logins and passwords of a victim.

Gravity: 3/4

Consequences: privileged access/rights, data reading, data creation/edition

Provenance: internet client

Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack

Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)

Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)

Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)

Creation date: 14/08/2008

Identifier: VIGILANCE-VUL-8028

IMPACTED PRODUCTS

- Unix - plateform

DESCRIPTION

Vim is a text editor which can use plugins such as "Netrw", this last permits to read or write files across networks.

Every time Vim opens a new FTP session, the "Netrw" plugin sends the login and the password of the last valid FTP session.

An attacker can therefore recover this information and thus modify files on the FTP server of the victim.

CHARACTERISTICS

Identifiers: VIGILANCE-VUL-8028

https://vigilance.aql.fr/tree/1/8028




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