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CVE-2008-0008 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207214
http://pulseaudio.org/changeset/2100 Exploit
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200802-07.xml
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1476
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:027
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27449
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-573-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0283 Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=347822
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425481
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/39992
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00852.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00869.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:pulseaudio:pulseaudio:0.9.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:pulseaudio:pulseaudio:0.9.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1:*:x86-64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0:*:x86-64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:fedora:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:fedora:8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0008
NVD Published Date:
01/28/2008
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017