GLSA 200503-06: BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 03/03/2005 05:46 PM

A BidWatcher security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability
Date: March 03, 2005
Bugs: #82460
ID: 200503-06

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Synopsis
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BidWatcher is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability, potentially allowing arbitrary code execution.

Background
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BidWatcher is a free auction tool for eBay users to keep track of their auctions.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/bidwatcher lt; 1.3.17 gt;= 1.3.17

Description
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Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string vulnerability in "netstuff.cpp".

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All BidWatcher users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/bidwatcher-1.13.17"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0158
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0158

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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