Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 : pulseaudio vulnerability (USN-573-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that PulseAudio did not properly drop privileges
when running as a daemon. Local users may be able to exploit this and
gain privileges. The default Ubuntu configuration is not affected.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30147 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0008