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[GLSA-200611-18] TIN: Multiple buffer overflows Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
TIN: Multiple buffer overflows
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The 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.
A possible hacker 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 ">=net-nntp/tin-1.8.2"
Threat Level: Medium
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