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USN-5382-2: libinput vulnerability

2 May 2022

libinput could be made to crash or expose sensitive information.

Releases

Packages

  • libinput - Input device management and event handling library

Details

USN-5382-1 fixed a vulnerability in libinput. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Original advisory 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04

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-5382-1: libinput10, libinput, libinput-dev, libinput-tools, libinput-bin