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<title>TIN: Multiple buffer overflows</title>
<synopsis>
Multiple buffer overflows have been reported in TIN, possibly leading to
the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">tin</product>
<announced>November 24, 2006</announced>
<revised>November 24, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>150229</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-nntp/tin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.8.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.8.2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
TIN is a threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader for a variety
of platforms.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All TIN users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-nntp/tin-1.8.2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.005-tin.html">OpenPKG Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0804">CVE-2006-0804</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:44:01 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:44:13 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:05:36 +0000">
shellsage
</metadata>
</glsa>