GLSA-200611-18 : TIN: Multiple buffer overflows
High Nessus Plugin ID 23726
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll TIN users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-nntp/tin-1.8.2'