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USN-4605-1: Blueman vulnerability

27 October 2020

Blueman could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted input.



  • blueman - Graphical bluetooth manager


Vaisha Bernard discovered that blueman did not properly sanitize input on
the d-bus interface to blueman-mechanism. A local attacker could possibly
use this issue to escalate privileges and run arbitrary code or cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2020-15238)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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