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TIN: Multiple buffer overflows

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200611-18 / tin
Release Date November 24, 2006
Latest Revision November 24, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-nntp/tin < 1.8.2 >= 1.8.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #150229

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All TIN users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/tin-1.8.2"

4.  References



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