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    Google and Intel warn of high-severity Bluetooth security bug in Linux

    Date 15 Oct 2020
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Google and Intel are warning of a high-severity Bluetooth security bug in all but the most recent version of the Linux Kernel - but 'high-severity' doesn't necessarily mean high risk.

     

    Google and Intel are warning of a high-severity Bluetooth flaw in all but the most recent version of the Linux Kernel. While a Google researcher said the bug allows seamless code execution by attackers within Bluetooth range, Intel is characterizing the flaw as providing an escalation of privileges or the disclosure of information.

    The flaw resides in BlueZ, the software stack that by default implements all Bluetooth core protocols and layers for Linux. Besides Linux laptops, it's used in many consumer or industrial Internet-of-things devices. It works with Linux versions 2.4.6 and later.

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