CVE-2019-9506

Published: 13 August 2019

The Bluetooth BR/EDR specification up to and including version 5.1 permits sufficiently low encryption key length and does not prevent an attacker from influencing the key length negotiation. This allows practical brute-force attacks (aka "KNOB") that can decrypt traffic and inject arbitrary ciphertext without the victim noticing.

From the Ubuntu security team

Daniele Antonioli, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, and Kasper B. Rasmussen discovered that the Bluetooth protocol BR/EDR specification did not properly require sufficiently strong encryption key lengths. A physically proximate attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.1

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-9.12)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-60.67)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-159.187)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by d5bb334a8e171b262e48f378bd2096c0ea458265
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by 693cd8ce3f882524a5d06f7800dd8492411877b3
Introduced by 693cd8ce3f882524a5d06f7800dd8492411877b3
Fixed by eca94432934fe5f141d084f2e36ee2c0e614cc04
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-31.33~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-60.67~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(was pending \[5.3.0-19.20~18.04.2\] now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-60.67~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1056.65)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1047.49)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1090.101)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1047.49~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(CONFIG_BT not set)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1042.45)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1041.43)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1042.45)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1041.43)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1020.20~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1022.25)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1022.25~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1044.47)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1118.127)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1062.69)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1122.128)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (5.0.0-1024.27)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1021.24~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1007.8~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1008.9~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-1007.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1017.19~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1002.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1011.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (5.2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.3.0-1011.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist