USN-3856-1: GNOME Bluetooth vulnerability

USN-3856-1: GNOME Bluetooth vulnerability

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


Source: USN-3856-1: GNOME Bluetooth vulnerability

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