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USN256-1 : bluez-hcidump vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote package "bluez-hcidump" is missing a security patch.
Pierre Betouin discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the
handling of the L2CAP (Logical Link Control and Adaptation Layer
Protocol) layer. By sending a specially crafted L2CAP packet through a
wireless Bluetooth connection, a remote attacker could crash hcidump.
Since hcidump is mainly a debugging tool, the impact of this flaw is
Upgrade to :
- bluez-hcidump-1.23-0ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
Threat Level: High
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