CISA urges vendors to patch BrakTooth bugs after exploits release


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Feb 4, 2016
Researchers have released public exploit code and a proof of concept tool to test Bluetooth devices against System-on-a-Chip (SoC) security bugs impacting multiple vendors, including Intel, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Cypress.

Collectively known as BrakTooth, these 16 flaws impact commercial Bluetooth stacks on over 1,400 chipsets used in billions of devices such as smartphones, computers, audio devices, toys, IoT devices, and industrial equipment.

The list of devices with vulnerable SoCs includes Dell desktops and laptops, MacBooks and iPhones, multiple Microsoft Surface laptop models, Sony and Oppo smartphones, Volo infotainment systems,

CISA asked vendors Thursday to patch these vulnerabilities after the security researchers released the proof of concept tool to test Bluetooth devices against BrakTooth exploits.
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