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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201810-05 ] xkbcommon Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: xkbcommon: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201810-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: 2018-10-30
Bug(s): #665702
ID: 201810-05

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in xkbcommon, the worst of
which may lead to a Denial of Service condition.


Background

xkbcommon is a library to handle keyboard descriptions, including
loading them from disk, parsing them and handling their state.


Affected Packages

Package: x11-libs/libxkbcommon
Vulnerable: < 0.8.2
Unaffected: >= 0.8.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libxkbcommon. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A local attacker could supply a specially crafted keymap file possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libxkbcommon users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libxkbcommon-0.8.2"
   


References

CVE-2018-15853
CVE-2018-15854
CVE-2018-15855
CVE-2018-15856
CVE-2018-15857
CVE-2018-15858
CVE-2018-15859
CVE-2018-15861
CVE-2018-15862
CVE-2018-15863
CVE-2018-15864
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