USN-721-1: fglrx-installer vulnerability

17 February 2009

fglrx-installer vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software Description

  • fglrx-installer


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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10
xorg-driver-fglrx - 2:8.543-0ubuntu4.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.