brltty packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 are built with an
insecure RPATH set in the ELF header of one of the libraries shipped in the
This issue can possibly be exploited by a local attacker to run arbitrary code
as some other user if victim user can be convinced to run command using affected library in an attacker controlled directory with specially crafted content.
Affected binary: /usr/lib/brltty/libbrlttybba.so
This issue does not affect brltty 3.8 and 3.9 packages currently shipped in Fedora.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Via RHSA-2010:0181 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0181.html