GLSA-200503-06 : BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17262 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0158