Published: 25 August 2018
An infinite loop when reaching EOL unexpectedly in compose/parser.c (aka the keymap parser) in xkbcommon before 0.8.1 could be used by local attackers to cause a denial of service during parsing of crafted keymap files.
CVSS 3 base score: 5.5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)||
|Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)||
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||
Does not exist
(trusty was released [0.4.1-0ubuntu1.1])
Trusty need to be researched since code is quite different and /compose is not present.