CVE-2018-15856

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.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
libxkbcommon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (0.8.2-1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (0.8.0-1ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (0.5.0-1ubuntu2.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [0.4.1-0ubuntu1.1])
Patches:
Vendor: https://github.com/xkbcommon/libxkbcommon/commit/842e4351c2c97de6051cab6ce36b4a81e709a0e1