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    Ubuntu: USN-4518-1 USN-4518-1] xawtv vulnerability

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    xawtv could be made to expose sensitive information and escalate user privileges if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4518-1
    September 17, 2020
    
    xawtv vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    xawtv could be made to expose sensitive information and escalate
    user privileges if it received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - 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)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      alevtd                          3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      fbtv                            3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      pia                             3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      radio                           3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      scantv                          3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      streamer                        3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      ttv                             3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      v4l-conf                        3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      webcam                          3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      xawtv                           3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      xawtv-plugin-qt                 3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      xawtv-plugins                   3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
      xawtv-tools                     3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4518-1
      CVE-2020-13696
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xawtv/3.103-3+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
    
    
    

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