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USN-6190-1: AccountsService vulnerability

28 June 2023

AccountsService could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted messages.

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Releases

Packages

Details

Kevin Backhouse discovered that AccountsService incorrectly handled certain
D-Bus messages. A local attacker could use this issue to cause
AccountsService to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.04
Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6190-2: libaccountsservice0, accountsservice, libpam-pin, libaccountsservice-dev, libaccountsservice-doc, gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0