USN-573-1: PulseAudio vulnerability
31 January 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ubuntu 7.04
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 affected.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.