USN-413-1: BlueZ vulnerability

24 January 2007

bluez-utils vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description

Details

A flaw was discovered in the HID daemon of bluez-utils. A remote attacker could gain control of the mouse and keyboard if hidd was enabled. This does not affect a default Ubuntu installation, since hidd is normally disabled.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10
bluez-utils - 2.20-0ubuntu3.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

References