Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : libxkbcommon vulnerabilities (USN-3786-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117996
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libxkbcommon incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (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).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected libxkbcommon-x11-0 and / or libxkbcommon0 packages.