Debian DLA-1747-1 : firmware-nonfree security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 123567

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VPR Score: 5.2


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Eli Biham and Lior Neumann discovered a cryptographic weakness in the Bluetooth LE SC pairing protocol, called the Fixed Coordinate Invalid Curve Attack (CVE-2018-5383). Depending on the devices used, this could be exploited by a nearby attacker to obtain sensitive information, for denial of service, or for other security impact.

This flaw has been fixed in firmware for Intel Wireless 7260 (B3), 7260 (B5), 7265 (D1), and 8264 adapters, and for Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 'ROME' version 3.2 adapters. Other Bluetooth adapters are also affected and remain vulnerable.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 20161130-5~deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your firmware-nonfree packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 123567

File Name: debian_DLA-1747.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/04/02

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-adi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-amd-graphics, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-atheros, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-bnx2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-bnx2x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-brcm80211, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-cavium, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-intel-sound, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-intelwimax, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-ipw2x00, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-ivtv, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-iwlwifi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-libertas, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-linux, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-linux-nonfree, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-misc-nonfree, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-myricom, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-netxen, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-qlogic, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-ralink, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-realtek, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-samsung, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-siano, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:firmware-ti-connectivity, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/04/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5383