Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pulseaudio (MDVSA-2009:152)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in pulseaudio :

Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes of the Google Security Team discovered
that pulseaudio, when installed setuid root, does not drop privileges
before re-executing itself to achieve immediate bindings. This can be
exploited by a user who has write access to any directory on the file
system containing /usr/bin to gain local root access. The user needs
to exploit a race condition related to creating a hard link
(CVE-2009-1894).

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39871 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-152.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1894

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