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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0008

Original release date: 01/28/2008
Last revised: 08/10/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The pa_drop_root function in PulseAudio 0.9.8, and a certain 0.9.9 build, does not check return values from (1) setresuid, (2) setreuid, (3) setuid, and (4) seteuid calls when attempting to drop privileges, which might allow local users to gain privileges by causing those calls to fail via attacks such as resource exhaustion.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=347822
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207214
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28738
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-573-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425481
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200802-07
External Source: BID
Name: 27449
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pulseaudio.org/changeset/2100
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28952
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28608
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0994
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0283
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1476
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0963
External Source: XF
Name: pulseaudio-padroproot-privilege-escalation(39992)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28623
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:027

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