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Vulnerability Details : 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.
Publish Date : 2008-01-28 Last Update Date : 2011-08-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 20

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1476 pulseaudio -- programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8015 unix
DSA-1476-1 pulseaudio - programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20369 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0008

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Pulseaudio Pulseaudio 0.9.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Pulseaudio Pulseaudio 0.9.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Pulseaudio Pulseaudio 2

- References For CVE-2008-0008

http://secunia.com/advisories/28738
SECUNIA 28738
http://secunia.com/advisories/28623
SECUNIA 28623
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207214 CONFIRM
http://pulseaudio.org/changeset/2100 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/28608
SECUNIA 28608
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200802-07.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200802-07
http://secunia.com/advisories/28952
SECUNIA 28952
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-573-1
UBUNTU USN-573-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1476
DEBIAN DSA-1476
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:027
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:027
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27449
BID 27449 PulseAudio Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-02-13
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/39992
XF pulseaudio-padroproot-privilege-escalation(39992)
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0283
VUPEN ADV-2008-0283
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425481 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=347822 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00852.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0963
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00869.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0994

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0008

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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