|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu USN-573-1 (pulseaudio)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu USN-573-1 (pulseaudio)|
The remote host is missing an update to pulseaudio
announced via advisory USN-573-1.
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
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
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
Risk factor : High
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0008|
Debian Security Information: DSA-1476 (Google Search)
BugTraq ID: 27449
XForce ISS Database: pulseaudio-padroproot-privilege-escalation(39992)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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