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

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing 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.

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 and / or libaccountsservice0
packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59784 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54223

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2737