wmtv local buffer overflows

wmtv-local-bo (8111) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


wmtv is vulnerable to several buffer overflow vulnerabilities. A local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Gain Privileges


For Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato):
Upgrade to the latest version of wmtv (0.6.5-2potato2 or later), as listed in DSA-108-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


  • BID-4054: WMTV Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0247: Buffer overflows in wmtv 0.6.5 and earlier may allow local users to gain privileges.
  • DSA-108: wmtv -- symlink vulnerability
  • OSVDB ID: 12329: wmtv Multiple Unspecified Overflows

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 2.2
  • wliang wmtv 0.6.5


Feb 07, 2002

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