TIN: Multiple buffer overflows
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200611-18 / tin
||November 24, 2006
||November 24, 2006: 01
All supported architectures
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
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
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"