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    Debian: 'wmtv' Symlink vulnerability

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    With the current version of wmtv, theconfiguration file is written back as the superuser, and without anyfurther checks. A mailicious user might use that to damage importantfiles
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 108-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    February 7th, 2002
    Package        : wmtv
    Vulnerability  : symlink vulnerability
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    Nicolas Boullis found some security problems in the wmtv package (a
    dockable video4linux TV player for windowmaker) which is distributed
    in Debian GNU/Linux 2.2.  With the current version of wmtv, the
    configuration file is written back as the superuser, and without any
    further checks.  A mailicious user might use that to damage important
    This problem has been fixed in version 0.6.5-2potato2 for the stable
    distribution by dropping privileges as soon as possible and only
    regaining them where required.  In the current testing/unstable
    distribution this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.5-9 and above
    by not requiring privileges anymore.  Both contain fixes for two
    potential buffer overflows as well.
    We recommend that you upgrade your wmtv packages immediately.
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
      Source archives:
          MD5 checksum: 33e5ccb012755758b20cc014a362db8f
          MD5 checksum: d1086d9ee3155e7dafd8d1bb2334742c
          MD5 checksum: 2ee18b3f1261137e8772d4f6a9dd0031
      Alpha architecture:
          MD5 checksum: e4e55589bbb231cafd052899343e1cc6
      ARM architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 31f364c2dd72ca189d51193a03dfa7e3
      Intel ia32 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: 270d8553f9d732d612154dd0927ceece
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          MD5 checksum: d817e116e1d2742f4a3b28676c4ab9b6
      PowerPC architecture:
          MD5 checksum: dd5dd5a3bc6b8eb01a23cefd4958673d
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          MD5 checksum: f3aee2e9b28f6756ff518394411b0c13
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and


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