Ubuntu 11.10 : accountsservice vulnerability (USN-1351-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 57762
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHayawardh 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected accountsservice package.