GVim may insecurely load dynamic libraries


GVim may use unsafe methods for determining how to load DLLs.

GVim is a text editor. GVim loads certain DLL's when TXT files are opened. GVim contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading dynamic libraries.

Makoto Shiotsuki reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

  • GVim prior to 7.3.034


An attacker may execute arbitrary code with the privilege of running the application.

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Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2010-3914

  1. JVN : JVN#27868039
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2010-3914
  3. US-CERT Vulnerability Note : VU#707943
  4. US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert : TA10-238A
Revision History

  • [2010/11/01]
      Web page published