USN-3856-1: GNOME Bluetooth vulnerability

14 January 2019

GNOME Bluetooth could allow unintended access to devices.

Releases

Packages

  • gnome-bluetooth - GNOME Bluetooth tools

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References