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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
firmware-nonfree security update
3 April 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Console/Physical
Denial of Service -- Console/Physical
Provide Misleading Information -- Console/Physical
CVE Names: CVE-2018-5383
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Package : firmware-nonfree
Version : 20161130-5~deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2018-5383
Eli Biham and Lior Neumann discovered a cryptographic weakness in the
Bluetooth LE SC pairing protocol, called the Fixed Coordinate Invalid
Curve Attack (CVE-2018-5383). Depending on the devices used, this
could be exploited by a nearby attacker to obtain sensitive
information, for denial of service, or for other security impact.
This flaw has been fixed in firmware for Intel Wireless 7260 (B3),
7260 (B5), 7265 (D1), and 8264 adapters, and for Qualcomm Atheros
QCA61x4 "ROME" version 3.2 adapters. Other Bluetooth adapters are
also affected and remain vulnerable.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your firmware-nonfree packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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