GLSA-201402-10 : PulseAudio: Insecure temporary file usage

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72410


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PulseAudio users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/pulseaudio-0.9.22'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72410

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pulseaudio, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1299

BID: 38768

OSVDB: 63097

GLSA: 201402-10