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USN-5382-1: libinput vulnerability

20 April 2022

libinput could be made to crash or expose sensitive information.

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Releases

Packages

  • libinput - Input device management and event handling library

Details

Albin Eldstål-Ahrens and Lukas Lamster discovered libinput did not properly
handle input devices with specially crafted names. A local attacker with
physical access could use this to cause libinput to crash or expose
sensitive information.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

After a standard system update you need to log out of all desktop sessions
and then log back in to make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-5382-2: libinput-bin, libinput-tools, libinput-dev, libinput10, libinput