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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected accountsservice package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57762 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4406