USN-5149-1: AccountsService vulnerability
16 November 2021
AccountsService could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it received a specially crafted command.
- accountsservice - query and manipulate user account information
Kevin Backhouse discovered that AccountsService incorrectly handled memory
when performing certain language setting operations. A local attacker could
use this issue to escalate privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.