GLSA 200508-09 bluez-utils
Posted on: 08/17/2005 10:52 AM

A bluez-utils security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200508-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability
Date: August 17, 2005
Bugs: #101557
ID: 200508-09

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-wireless/bluez-utils lt; 2.19 gt;= 2.19

Description
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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
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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
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There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
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All bluez-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-wireless/bluez-utils-2.19"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2547
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2547
[ 2 ] bluez-utils ChangeLog
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/bluez/utils/ChangeLog?rev=1.28view=markup

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200508-09.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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