USN-3856-1: GNOME Bluetooth vulnerability
14 January 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
GNOME Bluetooth could allow unintended access to devices.
- gnome-bluetooth - GNOME Bluetooth tools
Chris Marchesi discovered that BlueZ incorrectly handled disabling Bluetooth visibility. A remote attacker could possibly pair to devices, contrary to expectations. This update adds a workaround to GNOME Bluetooth to fix the issue.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.