Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5382-2
May 02, 2022

libinput vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


libinput could be made to crash or expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- libinput: Input device management and event handling library


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 LTS:
  libinput10                      1.20.0-1ubuntu0.1

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.


Package Information: