USN-573-1: PulseAudio vulnerability

31 January 2008

pulseaudio vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04

Software Description

  • pulseaudio


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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.10
pulseaudio - 0.9.6-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 7.04
pulseaudio - 0.9.5-5ubuntu4.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.