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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3856-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3856-1
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3856-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-10910
MD5 | b7dfec4af097cb08bba630ac582166f6

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3856-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3856-1
January 14, 2019

gnome-bluetooth vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

GNOME Bluetooth could allow unintended access to devices.

Software Description:
- 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 LTS:
gnome-bluetooth 3.28.0-2ubuntu0.1
libgnome-bluetooth13 3.28.0-2ubuntu0.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3856-1
CVE-2018-10910

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-bluetooth/3.28.0-2ubuntu0.1

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