Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS : AccountsService vulnerability (USN-6687-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 191789


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6687-1 advisory.

- An issue exists AccountService 0.6.37 in the user_change_password_authorized_cb() function in user.c which could let a local users obtain encrypted passwords. (CVE-2012-6655)

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: Low

ID: 191789

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6687-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/11/2024

Updated: 3/11/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-6655


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, 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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/11/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6655

USN: 6687-1