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|Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:48 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200508-09 ] bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name valida
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability (GLSA 200508-09)
Date: August 17, 2005
Improper validation of Bluetooth device names can lead to arbitrary command execution.
bluez-utils are the utilities for use with the BlueZ implementation of the Bluetooth wireless standards for Linux.
Vulnerable: < 2.19
Unaffected: >= 2.19
Architectures: All supported architectures
The name of a Bluetooth device is improperly validated by the hcid utility when a remote device attempts to pair itself with a computer.
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.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All bluez-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/bluez-utils-2.19"
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