[USN-3856-1] GNOME Bluetooth vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jan 14 15:30:03 UTC 2019

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

gnome-bluetooth vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


GNOME Bluetooth could allow unintended access to devices.

Software Description:
- gnome-bluetooth: GNOME Bluetooth tools


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.


Package Information:

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