Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pulseaudio vulnerability (USN-804-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 39851
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTavis Ormandy, Julien Tinnes, and Yorick Koster discovered that PulseAudio did not safely re-execute itself. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.