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USN-4311-1: BlueZ vulnerabilities

30 March 2020

Several security issues were fixed in BlueZ.



  • bluez - Bluetooth tools and daemons


It was discovered that BlueZ incorrectly handled bonding HID and HOGP
devices. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to impersonate
non-bonded devices. (CVE-2020-0556)

It was discovered that BlueZ incorrectly handled certain commands. A local
attacker could use this issue to cause BlueZ to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-7837)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.