Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pulseaudio vulnerability (USN-804-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy, Julien Tinnes, and Yorick Koster discovered that
PulseAudio did not safely re-execute itself. A local attacker could
exploit this to gain root privileges.

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39851 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1894