Ubuntu 12.10 : remote-login-service vulnerability (USN-1624-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 62818


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


It was discovered that Remote Login Service incorrectly purged account information when switching users. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive information.

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 remote-login-service package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 62818

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1624-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/06

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:remote-login-service, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0959

OSVDB: 87920

USN: 1624-1