Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 299131
Pulseaudio daemon uses predictable file name in /tmp
Last modified: 2008-05-02 10:32:51 EDT
Description of problem:
Any local user1 can create /tmp/pulse-user2 to effectively prevent user2 from
starting pulseaudio daemon (a local Denial of Service).
/tmp is _not_ the right place for user-specific information that is mean to be
persistent and shared between independent processes. See bug #219281 comment #4
for possible solutions. Apart from those, another solution is using
~/.pulse-hostname. With per-user /tmp which we do not have in supported releases
this problem will disappear.
This is a problem when my kde session doesn't shut down properly and the old
/tmp/pulse-user directory doesn't get removed. On my next login my sound isn't
working and I don't know why.
This is a problem for me on Fedora 8.
This bug has been fixed upstream in the "glitch-free" branch will soonishly