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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200611-18 ] TIN: Multiple buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: TIN: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200611-18)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 24, 2006
Bug(s): #150229
ID: 200611-18

Synopsis


Multiple buffer overflows have been reported in TIN, possibly leading to
the execution of arbitrary code.


Background


TIN is a threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader for a variety
of platforms.


Affected Packages

Package: net-nntp/tin
Vulnerable: < 1.8.2
Unaffected: >= 1.8.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Urs Janssen and Aleksey Salow have reported multiple buffer overflows
in TIN. Additionally, the OpenPKG project has reported an allocation
off-by-one flaw which can lead to a buffer overflow.


Impact


An attacker could entice a TIN user to read a specially crafted news
article, and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
TIN.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All TIN users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/tin-1.8.2"


References

OpenPKG Advisory
CVE-2006-0804


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