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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-1999-1091
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:18:42
Published 15 Jan 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



UNIX news readers tin and rtin create the /tmp/.tin_log file with insecure permissions and follow symlinks, which allows attackers to modify the permissions of files writable by the user via a symlink attack.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Rtin

  • Tin 1.2


XF - tin-tmpfile(431)

BUGTRAQ - 19970329 symlink bug in tin/rtin

BUGTRAQ - 19960903 Re: BoS: [BUG] Vulnerability in TIN

BUGTRAQ - 19960903 [BUG] Vulnerability in TIN

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:16