Slackware Linux 15.0 / current bluez Vulnerability (SSA:2023-348-01)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186923

Synopsis

The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to bluez.

Description

The version of bluez installed on the remote host is prior to 5.71. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2023-348-01 advisory.

- Bluetooth HID Hosts in BlueZ may permit an unauthenticated Peripheral role HID Device to initiate and establish an encrypted connection, and accept HID keyboard reports, potentially permitting injection of HID messages when no user interaction has occurred in the Central role to authorize such access. An example affected package is bluez 5.64-0ubuntu1 in Ubuntu 22.04LTS. NOTE: in some cases, a CVE-2020-0556 mitigation would have already addressed this Bluetooth HID Hosts issue. (CVE-2023-45866)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade the affected bluez package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9d36e867

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186923

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2023-348-01.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 12/14/2023

Updated: 12/19/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-45866

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:bluez, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-45866