Your submission was sent successfully! Close

USN-5155-1: BlueZ vulnerabilities

23 November 2021

Several security issues were fixed in BlueZ.

Releases

Packages

  • bluez - Bluetooth tools and daemons

Details

It was discovered that BlueZ incorrectly handled the Discoverable status
when a device is powered down. This could result in devices being powered
up discoverable, contrary to expectations. This issue only affected Ubuntu
20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 21.04, and Ubuntu 21.10. (CVE-2021-3658)

It was discovered that BlueZ incorrectly handled certain memory operations.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause BlueZ to consume
resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2021-41229)

It was discovered that the BlueZ gatt server incorrectly handled
disconnects. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
BlueZ to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2021-43400)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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