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[GLSA-200508-09] bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-09
(bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability)


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

A possible hacker 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.

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


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


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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