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  Severity: High
     Title: bluez-utils: Bluetooth device name validation vulnerability
      Date: August 17, 2005
      Bugs: #101557
        ID: 200508-09

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Synopsis
========

Improper validation of Bluetooth device names can lead to arbitrary
command execution.

Background
==========

bluez-utils are the utilities for use with the BlueZ implementation of
the Bluetooth wireless standards for Linux.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                   /  Vulnerable  /             Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-wireless/bluez-utils       < 2.19                     >= 2.19

Description
===========

The name of a Bluetooth device is improperly validated by the hcid
utility when a remote device attempts to pair itself with a computer.

Impact
======

An attacker 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.

Workaround
==========

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
==========

All bluez-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/bluez-utils-2.19"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-2547
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2547
  [ 2 ] bluez-utils ChangeLog
        http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/bluez/utils/ChangeLog?rev=1.28&view=markup

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200508-09.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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