This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200802-07
(Pulseaudio: Privilege escalation)
Marcus Meissner from SUSE reported that the pa_drop_root() function
does not properly check the return value of the system calls setuid(),
seteuid(), setresuid() and setreuid() when dropping its privileges.
A local attacker could cause a resource exhaustion to make the system
calls fail, which would cause Pulseaudio to run as root. The attacker
could then perform actions with root privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Pulseaudio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/pulseaudio-0.9.9'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31085 (gentoo_GLSA-200802-07.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0008