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

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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 :

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 :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19442 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2547