GLSA-201810-05 : xkbcommon: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118505


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201810-05 (xkbcommon: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118505

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201810-05.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/10/31

Updated: 2018/11/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libxkbcommon, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: 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

GLSA: 201810-05