Ubuntu 8.10 : fglrx-installer vulnerability (USN-721-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 37002
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMarko 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.