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

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201402-10.xml

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
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72410 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38768

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1299