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|Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200611-18 ] TIN: Multiple buffer overflows
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: TIN: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200611-18)
Date: November 24, 2006
Multiple buffer overflows have been reported in TIN, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
TIN is a threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader for a variety of platforms.
Vulnerable: < 1.8.2
Unaffected: >= 1.8.2
Architectures: All supported architectures
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All TIN users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/tin-1.8.2"