Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : bluez-utils (MDKSA-2007:014)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24630


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


hidd in BlueZ (bluez-utils) before 2.25 allows remote attackers to obtain control of the (1) Mouse and (2) Keyboard Human Interface Device (HID) via a certain configuration of two HID (PSM) endpoints, operating as a server, aka HidAttack.

hidd is not enabled by default on Mandriva 2006.0. This update adds the --nocheck option (disabled by default) to the hidd binary, which defaults to rejecting connections from unknown devices unless
--nocheck is enabled.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24630

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-014.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bluez-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bluez-utils-cups, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6899

MDKSA: 2007:014

CWE: 16