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

High Nessus Plugin ID 37002


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


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37002

File Name: ubuntu_USN-721-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fglrx-amdcccle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fglrx-kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fglrx-modaliases, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libamdxvba1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xorg-driver-fglrx, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xorg-driver-fglrx-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/17

Reference Information

USN: 721-1