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Name: Pufferüberläufe in TIN
ID: 200611-18
Distribution: Gentoo
Plattformen: Keine Angabe
Datum: Fr, 24. November 2006, 14:21
Referenzen: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0804
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.005-tin.html
Applikationen: tin

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Severity: Normal
Title: TIN: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: November 24, 2006
Bugs: #150229
ID: 200611-18

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-nntp/tin < 1.8.2 >= 1.8.2

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All TIN users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
==========

[ 1 ] OpenPKG Advisory

http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.005-tin.html
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-0804
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-0804

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-18.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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