Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : esound (MDKSA-2000:051)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A problem exists with the esound daemon, which is used in GNOME and
responsible for multiplexing access to audio devices. Versions of
esound prior to and including 0.2.19 create a world-writable directory
in /tmp called .esd which is owned by the user running esound. This
directory is used to store a unix domain socket. The socket is also
created world-writable, so a race condition exists in the creation of
this socket which allows a local attacker to cause an arbitrary file
or directory owned by the user running esound to become
world-writable. This update contains a patch from FreeBSD which
creates ~/.esd as the temporary directory to use and makes the unix
domain socket read and write only to the user.

Solution :

Update the affected esound and / or esound-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61841 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0864

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