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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-13
(PulseAudio: Local privilege escalation)
Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes of the Google Security Team discovered
that the pulseaudio binary is installed setuid root, and does not drop
privileges before re-executing itself. The vulnerability has
independently been reported to oCERT by Yorick Koster.
A local user who has write access to any directory on the file system
containing /usr/bin can exploit this vulnerability using a race
condition to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Ensure that the file system holding /usr/bin does not contain
directories that are writable for unprivileged users.
See also :
All PulseAudio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/pulseaudio-0.9.9-r54'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 39848 (gentoo_GLSA-200907-13.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2009-1894
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