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bidwatcher -- format string vulnerability


A Debian Security Advisory reports:

Ulf Härnhammer 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.



portaudit: bidwatcher -- format string vulnerability

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Oliver Eikemeier <>