Ubuntu 8.10 : fglrx-installer vulnerability (USN-721-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Marko Lindqvist discovered that the fglrx installer created an unsafe
LD_LIBRARY_PATH on 64bit systems. If a user were tricked into
downloading specially crafted libraries and running commands in the
same directory, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with
user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37002 ()

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