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USN-1485-1: AccountsService vulnerability

28 June 2012

AccountsService could be made to read arbitrary files as the administrator.

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Details

Florian Weimer discovered that AccountsService incorrectly handled
privileges when copying certain files to the system cache directory. A
local attacker could exploit this issue to read arbitrary files, bypassing
intended permissions.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

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