USN-1624-1: Remote Login Service vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1624-1

5th November, 2012

remote-login-service vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10

Summary

Remote Login Service could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software description

  • remote-login-service - Service to track the remote servers to use

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
remote-login-service 1.0.0-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2012-0959