CVE-2020-16123

Published: 23 November 2020

An Ubuntu-specific patch in PulseAudio created a race condition where the snap policy module would fail to identify a client connection from a snap as coming from a snap if SCM_CREDENTIALS were missing, allowing the snap to connect to PulseAudio without proper confinement. This could be exploited by an attacker to expose sensitive information. Fixed in 1:13.99.3-1ubuntu2, 1:13.99.2-1ubuntu2.1, 1:13.99.1-1ubuntu3.8, 1:11.1-1ubuntu7.11, and 1:8.0-0ubuntu3.15.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 4.7

Status

Package Release Status
pulseaudio
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)
Released (1:13.99.2-1ubuntu2.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (1:13.99.1-1ubuntu3.8)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1:11.1-1ubuntu7.11)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1:8.0-0ubuntu3.15)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist