Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3157-1 bluez -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Oct 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 998626, Bug 1000262, Bug 1003712.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-8921, CVE-2019-8922, CVE-2021-41229, CVE-2021-43400, CVE-2022-0204, CVE-2022-39176, CVE-2022-39177.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth protocol stack. An attacker could cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or leak information.

  • CVE-2019-8921

    SDP infoleak, the vulnerability lies in the handling of a SVC_ATTR_REQ by the SDP implementation of BlueZ. By crafting a malicious CSTATE, it is possible to trick the server into returning more bytes than the buffer actually holds, resulting in leaking arbitrary heap data.

  • CVE-2019-8922

    SDP Heap Overflow; this vulnerability lies in the SDP protocol handling of attribute requests as well. By requesting a huge number of attributes at the same time, an attacker can overflow the static buffer provided to hold the response.

  • CVE-2021-41229

    sdp_cstate_alloc_buf allocates memory which will always be hung in the singly linked list of cstates and will not be freed. This will cause a memory leak over time. The data can be a very large object, which can be caused by an attacker continuously sending sdp packets and this may cause the service of the target device to crash.

  • CVE-2021-43400

    A use-after-free in gatt-database.c can occur when a client disconnects during D-Bus processing of a WriteValue call.

  • CVE-2022-0204

    A heap overflow vulnerability was found in bluez. An attacker with local network access could pass specially crafted files causing an application to halt or crash, leading to a denial of service.

  • CVE-2022-39176

    BlueZ allows physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information because profiles/audio/avrcp.c does not validate params_len.

  • CVE-2022-39177

    BlueZ allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service because malformed and invalid capabilities can be processed in profiles/audio/avdtp.c.

For Debian 10 buster, these problems have been fixed in version 5.50-1.2~deb10u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your bluez packages.

For the detailed security status of bluez please refer to its security tracker page at:

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