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|Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-06 ] BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200503-06)
Date: March 03, 2005
BidWatcher is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability, potentially allowing arbitrary code execution.
BidWatcher is a free auction tool for eBay users to keep track of their auctions.
Vulnerable: < 1.3.17
Unaffected: >= 1.3.17
Architectures: All supported architectures
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string vulnerability in "netstuff.cpp".
Remote attackers can potentially exploit this vulnerability by sending specially crafted responses via an eBay HTTP server or a man-in-the-middle attack to execute arbitrary malicious code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All BidWatcher users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/bidwatcher-1.13.17"
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