FreeBSD : bidwatcher -- format string vulnerability (74c86a29-81ef-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18984


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A Debian Security Advisory reports :

Ulf Harnhammer from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a format string vulnerability in bidwatcher, a tool for watching and bidding on eBay auctions. This problem can be triggered remotely by a web server of eBay, or someone pretending to be eBay, sending certain data back.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18984

File Name: freebsd_pkg_74c86a2981ef11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bidwatcher, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0158

BID: 12590

DSA: 687