CVE-2009-1894

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2009-07-16
CWE:
CWE-271
Bugzilla:
510071: CVE-2009-1894 pulseaudio: privilege escalation flaw via pulseaudio re-exec

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Race condition in PulseAudio 0.9.9, 0.9.10, and 0.9.14 allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving creation of a hard link, related to the application setting LD_BIND_NOW to 1, and then calling execv on the target of the /proc/self/exe symlink.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1894 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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