GLSA-200903-29 : BlueZ: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 35942


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-29 (BlueZ: Arbitrary code execution)

It has been reported that the Bluetooth packet parser does not validate string length fields in SDP packets.
Impact :

A physically proximate attacker using a Bluetooth device with an already established trust relationship could send specially crafted requests, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution or a crash.
Exploitation may also be triggered by a local attacker registering a service record via a UNIX socket or D-Bus interface.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All bluez-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/bluez-utils-3.36' All bluez-libs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/bluez-libs-3.36'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35942

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/17

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:bluez-libs, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:bluez-utils, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2374

BID: 30105

OSVDB: 46757

GLSA: 200903-29

CWE: 20