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USN-4134-1: IBus vulnerability

16 September 2019

IBus would allow local users to capture key strokes of other locally logged in users.

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Releases

Packages

  • ibus - Intelligent Input Bus - core

Details

Simon McVittie discovered that IBus did not enforce appropriate access
controls on its private D-Bus socket. A local unprivileged user who
discovers the IBus socket address of another user could exploit this to
capture the key strokes of the other user.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-4134-3: ibus-data, ibus-gtk, ibus-wayland, gir1.2-ibus-1.0, libibus-1.0-5, ibus, libibus-1.0-dev, ibus-gtk3, ibus-tests, ibus-doc