Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM : AccountsService vulnerability (USN-6190-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181839


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6190-2 advisory.

- In Ubuntu's accountsservice an unprivileged local attacker can trigger a use-after-free vulnerability in accountsservice by sending a D-Bus message to the accounts-daemon process. (CVE-2023-3297)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181839

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6190-2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/25/2023

Updated: 12/22/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-3297


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:esm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:accountsservice, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaccountsservice-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libaccountsservice0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpam-pin

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/25/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-3297

USN: 6190-2