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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:48 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200508-09 ] bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name valida Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability (GLSA 200508-09)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 17, 2005
Bug(s): #101557
ID: 200508-09

Synopsis

Improper validation of Bluetooth device names can lead to arbitrary command execution.

Background

bluez-utils are the utilities for use with the BlueZ implementation of the Bluetooth wireless standards for Linux.

Affected Packages

Package: net-wireless/bluez-utils
Vulnerable: < 2.19
Unaffected: >= 2.19
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The name of a Bluetooth device is improperly validated by the hcid utility when a remote device attempts to pair itself with a computer.

Impact

An attacker could create a malicious device name on a Bluetooth device resulting in arbitrary commands being executed as root upon attempting to pair the device with the computer.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution

All bluez-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/bluez-utils-2.19"


References

CAN-2005-2547
bluez-utils ChangeLog


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