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Home » Security Advisories» OpenPKG » Tin buffer overflow

Tin buffer overflow

An allocation off-by-one bug exists in the TIN news reader version 1.8.0 and earlier which can lead to a buffer overflow.

  • Vendor: OpenPKG
  • Vendor ID: SA-2006.005
  • Date: February 19, 2006


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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security.html http://www.openpkg.org
[email protected] [email protected]
OpenPKG-SA-2006.005 19-Feb-2006
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Package: tin
Vulnerability: buffer overflow
OpenPKG Specific: no

Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= tin-1.8.0-20060113 >= tin-1.8.1-20060216
OpenPKG 2.5 <= tin-1.6.2-2.5.0 >= tin-1.6.2-2.5.1
OpenPKG 2.4 <= tin-1.6.2-2.4.1 >= tin-1.6.2-2.4.2
OpenPKG 2.3 <= tin-1.6.2-2.3.1 >= tin-1.6.2-2.3.2

Description:
An allocation off-by-one bug exists in the TIN [1] news reader version
1.8.0 and earlier which can lead to a buffer overflow.
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References:
[1] http://www.tin.org/
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OpenPKG project which you can retrieve from http://pgp.openpkg.org and
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for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory.
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