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Sicherheit: Pufferüberlauf in bidwatcher
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Name: Pufferüberlauf in bidwatcher
ID: 200503-06
Distribution: Gentoo
Plattformen: Keine Angabe
Datum: Fr, 4. März 2005, 12:00
Referenzen: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0158
Applikationen: Bidwatcher

Originalnachricht

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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
========

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

Background
==========

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 < 1.3.17 >= 1.3.17

Description
===========

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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All BidWatcher users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=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
============

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?
=========

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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