GLSA-201402-10 : PulseAudio: Insecure temporary file usage

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-10
(PulseAudio: Insecure temporary file usage)

The pa_make_secure_dir function in core-util.c does not handle temporary
files securely.

Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All PulseAudio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/pulseaudio-0.9.22'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72410 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38768

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1299