RHEL 4 : bluez-utils (RHSA-2007:0065)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated bluez-utils packages that fix a security flaw are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The bluez-utils package contains Bluetooth daemons and utilities.

A flaw was found in the Bluetooth HID daemon (hidd). A remote attacker
would have been able to inject keyboard and mouse events via a
Bluetooth connection without any authorization. (CVE-2006-6899)

Note that Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not come with the Bluetooth
HID daemon enabled by default.

Users of bluez-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6899.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0065.html

Solution :

Update the affected bluez-utils and / or bluez-utils-cups packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25238 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6899