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Bluetooth® pairing vulnerability

Intel ID:
INTEL-SA-00128
Product family:
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC, Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC and Intel® Wireless-AC family of products
Impact of vulnerability:
Escalation of Privilege, Denial of Service, Information Disclosure
Severity rating:
High
Original release:
07/23/2018
Last revised:
07/23/2018

Summary:

Bluetooth Pairing update.

Description:

A vulnerability in Bluetooth® pairing potentially allows an attacker with physical proximity (within 30 meters) to gain unauthorized access via an adjacent network, intercept traffic and send forged pairing messages between two vulnerable Bluetooth® devices. This may result in information disclosure, elevation of privilege and/or denial of service.

•    CVSS:3:0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H  Score: 7.1 (High)

Affected products:

•    For Microsoft Windows (Windows 7, 8.1 and 10)

Affected Products

Versions with vulnerability

Versions with an update resolving the vulnerability

Update source

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

All Intel® PROSet/Wireless for Bluetooth Technology Software releases prior to v20.60

 

Intel® PROSet/Wireless for Bluetooth Technology Software release v20.60 and later

 

Check with your system manufacturer to see if they provide an updated Bluetooth driver.

 

Alternatively, you can use the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant to identify and update your driver directly from Intel.  The Driver and Support Assistant can be found at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support.html.

 

You can also download the latest available Bluetooth driver here

Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Intel® Wireless-N 7265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

Intel® Wireless-AC 9462

Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

 

•    For Google Chrome OS

For any Google Chrome OS solution and schedule, please contact Google directly.

Affected Products

Versions with vulnerability

Versions with an update resolving the vulnerability

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

 

Intel® Bluetooth FW binary with an update resolving the vulnerability has been provided to Google.

Google Chrome OS

In addition, a Chrome OS update is also required.

 

•    For Linux OS

Consult the regular Open Source channels to obtain this update.

Affected Products

Versions with vulnerability

Versions with an update resolving the vulnerability

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

Intel® Wireless-AC 9461

Intel® Wireless-AC 9462

Intel® Wireless-AC 9560

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Intel® Wireless-N 7265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

Intel® Bluetooth FW binary with an update resolving the vulnerability has been provided to the Linux community.

 

Linux OS

Any Linux kernel version 3.19 and higher will also need an update.

Consult the regular Open Source channels to obtain this update.

 

Note: Linux kernel versions prior to 3.19 are not affected since ‘LE Secure Connections’ functionality is not supported in these older Linux kernel versions.

 

Recommendations:

Intel highly recommends that users with affected drivers download and upgrade to the latest supported driver.  
•    Check with your system manufacturer to see if they provide an updated Bluetooth driver.
•    Intel provides the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant on Intel.com to assist customers in identifying and installing the correct driver for their system. The Driver and Support Assistant can be found at https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support.html.
•    Customers can also download the latest available drivers from the Intel Customer Support site.

Acknowledgements:

Intel would like to thank Eli Biham and Lior Neumann from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology - for reporting this issue and working with us on coordinated disclosure.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 07/23/2018 Initial Release

CVE Name: CVE-2018-5383

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