Ubuntu 11.10 : accountsservice vulnerability (USN-1351-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 57762


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Hayawardh 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.

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.


Update the affected accountsservice package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 57762

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1351-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/01

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:accountsservice, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4406

OSVDB: 78744

USN: 1351-1