Zero-Day Remote ‘Root’ Exploit Disclosed In AT&T DirecTV WVB Devices

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) Security researchers have publicly disclosed an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in the firmware of AT&T DirecTV WVB kit after trying to get the device manufacturer to patch this easy-to-exploit flaw over the past few months.

The problem is with a core component of the Genie DVR system that’s shipped free of cost with DirecTV and can be easily exploited by hackers to gain root access and take

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