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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25238


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25238

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0065.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/16

Modified: 2016/12/29

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:bluez-utils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:bluez-utils-cups, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6899

OSVDB: 32830

RHSA: 2007:0065

CWE: 16