Mandriva Update for pulseaudio MDVA-2008:148 (pulseaudio)

Published: 2009-04-09 12:09:08

CVSS Base Vector:

Check for the Version of pulseaudio

Affected Versions:
pulseaudio on Mandriva Linux 2009.0, Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Some issues relating to thread cancellation have been discovered in the pulseaudio Linux Distribution Package shipped with Mandriva Linux 2009.0. These issues could result in the crash of an application acting as a pulseaudio client. This condition is greatly exacerbated when the client is unable to connect to the pulseaudio server. Due to the fact that libcanberra is used to play event sounds in GTK apps, this problem could present itself when running GTK applications as root which, under some circumstances, was unable to connect to the user's pulseaudio daemon. The problems were traced to the use of libasycns in pulseaudio and this updated Linux Distribution Package is compiled without support for this library (it is not essential to pulseaudio operation). In addition, the version of pulseaudio shipped in Mandriva Linux 2009.0 used wallclock time to determine when a misbehaving daemon was overloading the CPU (under which circumstances the daemon terminated). This can cause problems when the time is changed manually or when daylight savings kick in. This Linux Distribution Package also contains an upstream fix to use monotonic time which does not suffer from this limitation.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch


CVSS Score
Mandrake Local Security Checks

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