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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Bidwatcher Vendors:   bidwatcher.sourceforge.net
(Debian Issues Fix) Bidwatcher Format String Error in 'netstuff' May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013241
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013241
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0158   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 19 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.3.16 and prior versions
Description:   A format string vulnerability was reported in Bidwatcher. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system in certain cases.

The code in 'netstuff.cpp' does not properly apply a format string specifier in a printf() statement that processes HTTP header data. A remote eBay web server (or a remote server spoofing an eBay server) can supply a specially crafted header value to trigger the flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the Bidwatcher process.

The vendor reported this vulnerability.

Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote eBay web server (or a remote server that is spoofing an eBay web server) can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the Bidwatcher process.
Solution:   Debian has released a fix.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody:

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 637 2a65bc6cbed81466721793318948aed4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3368 b36c63ae2e6a5c42bb13c506f980e1ba
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 136679 2094c233fa21c80f65d5dce1bf4fb133

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 95574 dc1f1c5581af8526fe916ea0246fec8e

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 85060 6dff37d2dbb68c869553b4008b47f7df

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 82152 49d709d2f5a81dcfd8b462d60af5218b

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 103978 874237be875f51817240c7ce79a96732

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 109292 b164a9dc42b40a2eda85896dfec8d310

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 79942 7d101eb867927c88d5ec2fd127494497

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 81562 f0f65a2f84feef4dc4afa5cb82126350

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 80606 1e2786878f126a90e26c6894d44f7d35

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 81478 19128bd956597ed8ed7c6780b09ee15d

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 80902 d4d892f6ffb796106bdcb09c8ed3181a

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 80802 d5882fbca7b6a7b2205a1fb8b5c76112

Vendor URL:  bidwatcher.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Debian)
Underlying OS Comments:  3.0

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 18 2005 Bidwatcher Format String Error in 'netstuff' May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code in Certain Cases



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [SECURITY] [DSA 687-1] New bidwatcher packages fix format string vulnerability


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 687-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
February 18th, 2005                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : bidwatcher
Vulnerability  : format string
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0158

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.  As of version 1.3.17 the program uses cURL and is not
vulnerable anymore.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.3-1woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your bidwatcher package.


Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
- --------------------------------

  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      637 2a65bc6cbed81466721793318948aed4
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     3368 b36c63ae2e6a5c42bb13c506f980e1ba
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   136679 2094c233fa21c80f65d5dce1bf4fb133

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    95574 dc1f1c5581af8526fe916ea0246fec8e

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    85060 6dff37d2dbb68c869553b4008b47f7df

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    82152 49d709d2f5a81dcfd8b462d60af5218b

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   103978 874237be875f51817240c7ce79a96732

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   109292 b164a9dc42b40a2eda85896dfec8d310

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    79942 7d101eb867927c88d5ec2fd127494497

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    81562 f0f65a2f84feef4dc4afa5cb82126350

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80606 1e2786878f126a90e26c6894d44f7d35

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    81478 19128bd956597ed8ed7c6780b09ee15d

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80902 d4d892f6ffb796106bdcb09c8ed3181a

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/bidwatcher/bidwatcher_1.3.3-1woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80802 d5882fbca7b6a7b2205a1fb8b5c76112


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>

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