Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pulseaudio (MDVSA-2008:027)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37092


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


A programming flaw was found in Pulseaudio versions older than 0.9.9, by which a local user can gain root access, if pulseaudio is installed as a setuid to root binary, which is the recommended configuration.

The updated packages fix this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37092

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pulseaudio0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pulseaudio0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pulsecore2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pulsecore3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpulseaudio0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpulseaudio0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpulsecore2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpulsecore3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pulseaudio, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0008

MDVSA: 2008:027

CWE: 20