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CVE-2023-45866

Published: 6 December 2023

Bluetooth HID Hosts in BlueZ may permit an unauthenticated Peripheral role HID Device to initiate and establish an encrypted connection, and accept HID keyboard reports, potentially permitting injection of HID messages when no user interaction has occurred in the Central role to authorize such access. An example affected package is bluez 5.64-0ubuntu1 in Ubuntu 22.04LTS. NOTE: in some cases, a CVE-2020-0556 mitigation would have already addressed this Bluetooth HID Hosts issue.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that BlueZ did not properly restrict non-bonded devices from injecting HID events into the input subsystem. This could allow a physically proximate attacker to inject keystrokes and execute arbitrary commands whilst the device is discoverable.

Notes

AuthorNote
eslerm
underlying issue was addressed in CVE-2020-0556, but was not enabled and not compliant with Security Mode 4
eslerm
patch released ahead of public CRD

Mitigation

 In `/etc/bluetooth/input.conf` set `ClassicBondedOnly=true` and
 then `systemctl restart bluetooth`.
 Setting `ClassicBondedOnly=false` will re-enable legacy device
 support (like the PS3 controller) and the vulnerability.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

6.3

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
bluez
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
trusty Ignored
(end of standard support)
xenial
Released (5.37-0ubuntu5.3+esm3)
Available with Ubuntu Pro or Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only)
bionic
Released (5.48-0ubuntu3.9+esm1)
Available with Ubuntu Pro or Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only)
focal
Released (5.53-0ubuntu3.7)
jammy
Released (5.64-0ubuntu1.1)
lunar
Released (5.66-0ubuntu1.1)
mantic
Released (5.68-0ubuntu1.1)
upstream Needs triage

Patches:
upstream: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/bluetooth/bluez.git/commit/profiles/input?id=25a471a83e02e1effb15d5a488b3f0085eaeb675

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 6.3
Attack vector Adjacent
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity impact Low
Availability impact Low
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L