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[GLSA-200503-06] BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-06
(BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability)


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

Impact

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0158


Solution:
All BidWatcher users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/bidwatcher-1.13.17"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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