|Description||A flaw was discovered in ibus in versions before 1.5.22 that allows any unprivileged user to monitor and send method calls to the ibus bus of another user due to a misconfiguration in the DBus server setup. A local attacker may use this flaw to intercept all keystrokes of a victim user who is using the graphical interface, change the input method engine, or modify other input related configurations of the victim user.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|ibus (PTS)||buster, buster (security)||1.5.19-4+deb10u1||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
[jessie] - ibus <ignored> (Hard to exploit, regression risk)
Fixed by: https://github.com/ibus/ibus/commit/3d442dbf936d197aa11ca0a71663c2bc61696151
The original fix introduces regression with Qt applications (the fix uncovered an
interoperability bug between GLib's implementation of D-Bus and the reference implementation