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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60294
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-573-1 (pulseaudio)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-573-1 (pulseaudio)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to pulseaudio
announced via advisory USN-573-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 7.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

It was discovered that PulseAudio did not properly drop privileges
when running as a daemon. Local users may be able to exploit this
and gain privileges. The default Ubuntu configuration is not
affected.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.04:
pulseaudio 0.9.5-5ubuntu4.2

Ubuntu 7.10:
pulseaudio 0.9.6-1ubuntu2.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-573-1

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0008
https://tango.0pointer.de/pipermail/pulseaudio-discuss/2008-January/001228.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1476 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1476
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00852.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00869.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200802-07.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:027
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-573-1
BugTraq ID: 27449
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27449
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0283
http://secunia.com/advisories/28623
http://secunia.com/advisories/28608
http://secunia.com/advisories/28738
http://secunia.com/advisories/28952
XForce ISS Database: pulseaudio-padroproot-privilege-escalation(39992)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/39992
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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