CVE-2008-0008

NameCVE-2008-0008
DescriptionThe 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.
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ReferencesDSA-1476-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pulseaudio (PTS)buster12.2-4+deb10u1fixed
bullseye14.2-2fixed
bookworm, sid15.0+dfsg1-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pulseaudiosourceetch0.9.5-5etch1DSA-1476-1
pulseaudiosource(unstable)0.9.9-1

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