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pulseuadio privilege escalation
SecurityVulns ID:8613
Threat Level:
Description:setuid() result is not checked.
Affected:PULSEAUDIO : PulseAudio 0.9
CVE:CVE-2008-0008 (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.)
Original documentdocumentMANDRIVA, [ MDVSA-2008:027 ] - Updated pulseaudio packages fix local root vulnerability (27.01.2008)

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