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[GLSA-200611-18] TIN: Multiple buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
TIN: Multiple buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-18
(TIN: Multiple buffer overflows)


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

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.005-tin.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0804


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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