Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : accountsservice vulnerability (USN-1485-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Florian Weimer discovered that AccountsService incorrectly handled
privileges when copying certain files to the system cache directory. A
local attacker could exploit this issue to read arbitrary files,
bypassing intended permissions.

Solution :

Update the affected accountsservice and / or libaccountsservice0

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59784 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54223

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2737