Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5382-2

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

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

– Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Summary:

libinput could be made to crash or expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
– 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 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.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5382-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5382-1
CVE-2022-1215

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libinput/1.20.0-1ubuntu0.1