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<glsa id="200611-18">
<title>TIN: Multiple buffer overflows</title>
Multiple buffer overflows have been reported in TIN, possibly leading to
the execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">tin</product>
<announced>November 24, 2006</announced>
<revised>November 24, 2006: 01</revised>
<package name="net-nntp/tin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.8.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.8.2</vulnerable>
TIN is a threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader for a variety
of platforms.
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 type="normal">
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:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-nntp/tin-1.8.2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">OpenPKG Advisory</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-0804</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:44:01 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:44:13 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:05:36 +0000">