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Gentoo alert 200611-18 (tin)

From:  Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@lists.gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200611-18 ] TIN: Multiple buffer overflows
Date:  Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:14:32 +0100
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200611-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: TIN: Multiple buffer overflows Date: November 24, 2006 Bugs: #150229 ID: 200611-18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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 ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 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-200... [ 2 ] CVE-2006-0804 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-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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