[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2007:014 ] - Updated bluez-utils packages fix hidd vulnerability
Posted on: 01/16/2007 02:15 AM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:014
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : bluez-utils
Date : January 15, 2007
Affected: 2006.0
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Problem Description:

hidd in BlueZ (bluez-utils) before 2.25 allows remote attackers to
obtain control of the (1) Mouse and (2) Keyboard Human Interface Device
(HID) via a certain configuration of two HID (PSM) endpoints, operating
as a server, aka HidAttack.

hidd is not enabled by default on Mandriva 2006.0. This update adds the
--nocheck option (disabled by default) to the hidd binary, which
defaults to rejecting connections from unknown devices unless --nocheck
is enabled.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2006-6899
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
3e4cef35413fb07be1bf17be76e82ab0 2006.0/i586/bluez-utils-2.19-7.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
71fe8899bacb7cf75482f3deced101c4 2006.0/i586/bluez-utils-cups-2.19-7.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
4d4e9c474520e55710458666c1624c24 2006.0/SRPMS/bluez-utils-2.19-7.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
cf217ff41df2f2abd65b86c12c15177a 2006.0/x86_64/bluez-utils-2.19-7.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
26b6a142c00e22cb4fcb737f724b0bc1 2006.0/x86_64/bluez-utils-cups-2.19-7.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
4d4e9c474520e55710458666c1624c24 2006.0/SRPMS/bluez-utils-2.19-7.1.20060mdk.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
lt;security*mandriva.comgt;
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