USN-4518-1: xawtv vulnerability

17 September 2020

xawtv could be made to expose sensitive information and escalate user privileges if it received specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

  • xawtv - X11 program for watching TV

Details

Matthias Gerstner discovered that xawtv incorrectly handled opening files.
A local attacker could possibly use this issue to open and write to
arbitrary files and escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-13696)

References