GLSA-201402-10 : PulseAudio: Insecure temporary file usage
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72410
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PulseAudio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/pulseaudio-0.9.22'