USN-721-1: fglrx-installer vulnerability
17 February 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.10
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.