BidWatcher is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability, potentially allowing arbitrary code execution.
|Package||net-misc/bidwatcher on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.3.17|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.3.17|
BidWatcher is a free auction tool for eBay users to keep track of their auctions.
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"
March 03, 2005
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