USN-1624-1: Remote Login Service vulnerability

5 November 2012

remote-login-service vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10


Remote Login Service could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

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


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 versions:

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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