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[GLSA-200508-09] bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-09
(bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability)
The name of a Bluetooth device is improperly validated by the hcid
utility when a remote device attempts to pair itself with a computer.
A possible hacker could create a malicious device name on a Bluetooth
device resulting in arbitrary commands being executed as root upon
attempting to pair the device with the computer.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All bluez-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/bluez-utils-2.19"
Threat Level: High
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