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|Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201402-10 ] PulseAudio: Insecure temporary file usage
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: PulseAudio: Insecure temporary file usage (GLSA 201402-10)
Date: February 07, 2014
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in PulseAudio,
possibly allowing symlink attacks.
PulseAudio is a sound system for POSIX OSes.
Vulnerable: < 0.9.22
Unaffected: >= 0.9.22
Architectures: All supported architectures
The pa_make_secure_dir function in core-util.c does not handle temporary
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
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"