RHEL 4 / 5 : bluez-libs and bluez-utils (RHSA-2008:0581)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated bluez-libs and bluez-utils packages that fix a security flaw
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

The bluez-libs package contains libraries for use in Bluetooth
applications. The bluez-utils package contains Bluetooth daemons and
utilities.

An input validation flaw was found in the Bluetooth Session
Description Protocol (SDP) packet parser used by the Bluez Bluetooth
utilities. A Bluetooth device with an already-established trust
relationship, or a local user registering a service record via a
UNIX® socket or D-Bus interface, could cause a crash, or possibly
execute arbitrary code with privileges of the hcid daemon.
(CVE-2008-2374)

Users of bluez-libs and 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-2008-2374.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0581.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33497 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2374