Ubuntu 11.10 : accountsservice vulnerability (USN-1351-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Hayawardh Vijayakumar discovered that AccountsService incorrectly
handled privileges when modifying the language settings on Ubuntu. A
local attacker could exploit this issue to modify arbitrary files, and
possibly create a denial of service or obtain increased privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected accountsservice package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57762 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4406