Bug 166791 - [CAN-2005-2547] Remote attackers can execute arbitrary commands with crafted Bluetooth device name
[CAN-2005-2547] Remote attackers can execute arbitrary commands with crafted ...
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: bluez-libs (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2005-08-25 15:05 EDT by Richard Dawe
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:30 EDT (History)
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Description Richard Dawe 2005-08-25 15:05:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050719 Fedora/1.7.10-1.5.1

Description of problem:
From <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2547>:

"security.c in hcid for BlueZ 2.18 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the Bluetooth device name when invoking the PIN helper."

This is fixed in bluez-utils 2.19. From <http://www.bluez.org/>:

"06.08.2005 Release of bluez-libs-2.19 and bluez-utils-2.19

These releases fixes a security problem when the remote device names contain shell escape characters and an off by one memory allocation bug. They also add preliminary support for device specific service records."

I've prepared some updated packages, which you can find here:


It's unclear to me whether you need to update bluez-utils too, so I did:


I've tested this pair of packages by sending some images from a Sony Ericsson K750i mobile phone (cell phone) to my MSI USB Bluetooth dongle on my PC. Not exactly extensive testing.

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Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 16:41:58 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 2 Richard Dawe 2006-07-11 16:41:37 EDT
It doesn't look like there's an update for bluez-libs 1.19 in Fedora Legacy.

Since this is a security issue, I've reassigned this to Fedora Legacy.
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2006-07-11 16:46:10 EDT
Comment 4 Jesse Keating 2006-08-13 09:24:40 EDT
According to the CVE-2005-2547, this only effects bluez verions 2.16, 2.17, and
2.18.  FC3 and 4 shipped 2.15 and thus are not vulnerable.

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