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RHSA-2007:0065: bluez-utils security update

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RHSA-2007:0065: bluez-utils security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/31/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/29/2007
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated bluez-utils packages that fix a security flaw are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The bluez-utils package contains Bluetooth daemons and utilities. A flaw was found in the Bluetooth HID daemon (hidd). A remote attacker would have been able to inject keyboard and mouse events via a Bluetooth connection without any authorization. (CVE-2006-6899) Note that Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not come with the Bluetooth HID daemon enabled by default. Users of bluez-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-bluez-utils
  • redhat-upgrade-bluez-utils-cups

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