bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200508-09 / bluez-utils
||August 17, 2005
||August 17, 2005: 01
All supported architectures
Improper validation of Bluetooth device names can lead to arbitrary command
bluez-utils are the utilities for use with the BlueZ
implementation of the Bluetooth wireless standards for Linux.
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:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/bluez-utils-2.19"