Windows 10: Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional

Discus and support Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system on June 11, 2019. Some of the released updates patch a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by GHacks, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. GHacks
    GHacks New Member

    Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional


    Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system on June 11, 2019. Some of the released updates patch a Bluetooth security vulnerability by "intentionally preventing connections between Windows and Bluetooth devices that are not secure and use well-known keys to encrypt connections, including security fobs".

    In other words: Windows prevents the pairing of certain Bluetooth devices with Windows systems after the latest security update is installed.

    Microsoft notes:


    You may experience issues pairing, connecting or using certain Bluetooth devices after installing security updates released June 11, 2019. These security updates address a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections from Windows to unsecure Bluetooth devices.

    A support page on the Microsoft Support website highlights the affected versions and updates:

    • Windows 10: all versions.
    • Windows 8.1
    • Window Server 2019
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Embedded 8 Standard

    The CVE reveals that the issue affects Android devices only. It lists Android version 7.0 to Android 9 as potentially affected. Whether a device is affected depends on the manufacturer. If the manufacturer used a provded example Long Term Key, it is affected by the issue.


    In the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) specification, there is a provided example Long Term Key (LTK). If a BLE device were to use this as a hardcoded LTK, it is theoretically possible for a proximate attacker to remotely inject keystrokes on a paired Android host due to improperly used crypto. User interaction is not needed for exploitation. Product: Android. Versions: Android-7.0 Android-7.1.1 Android-7.1.2 Android-8.0 Android-8.1 Android-9. Android ID: A-128843052.

    Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional windows-bluetooth-pairing-issue.png

    Administrators may check the Event Log to find out if a Bluetooth device is affected by the intentional change:

    1. Load the Event Viewer from the Start Menu.
    2. Switch to Windows Logs > System.
    3. Locate the following events:
      • Event Log: System
      • Event Source: BTHUSB or BTHMINI
      • Event ID: 22
      • Name: BTHPORT_DEBUG_LINK_KEY_NOT_ALLOWED
      • Level: Error
      • Event Message Text: Your Bluetooth device attempted to establish a debug connection. The Windows Bluetooth stack does not allow debug connection while it is not in the debug mode.
    4. If you see the event listed you know that the Bluetooth device is affected by the change.

    Microsoft suggests to contact the manufacturer of the Bluetooth device to determine whether device updates are available. These need to update the connection options of the Bluetooth device to address the security issue for the device.

    Options to connect affected Bluetooth devices, e.g. by overriding the intentional change, have not been revealed by Microsoft. The only option to restore pairing functionality for affected devices for which updates are not available is to restore an earlier version of the Windows operating system. Doing so would open the system up for attacks targeting that vulnerability, however. (via Deskmodder, Windows Latest)

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    GHacks, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. 95Viper Win User

    Onn keyboard bluetooth doesn't lit the pairing light anymore how to reset??

    ONN ONA14TA059 (01).pdf @ Manual Hub
    BTKB14TA059 Bluetooth Keyboard User Manual ONA14TA059_User Manul_Qi_Rev4_3-25-2014_1 Hung Tat Electronic Co Ltd


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    Quoted directions, as is, from link above:
    Google --> BTKB14TA059 Bluetooth Keyboard User Manual ONA14TA059_User Manul_Qi_Rev4_3-25-2014_1 Hung Tat Electronic Co Ltd

    Hope it helps...
     
    95Viper, Jun 12, 2019
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  3. Bluetooth Devices will not Pair


    Hi,

    Hopefully this is the correct Forum !

    I have a Microsoft Mouse 5000 and Wedge keyboard (the early one that does not fold).
    Both have been working perfectly.

    Recently I paired them both successfully with a new Samsung tablet, but when I came to use them again on my laptop,
    I found that I could not pair either of them.

    I have spent countless hours researching this without success.

    Here's where I am now:

    Settings > Bluetooth & other devices does not list either of them.
    Device Manager > Bluetooth has both of them showing and reports both working properly.

    Device Manager reports as follows:

    Notebook Mouse 5000:
    No driver files are required or have been loaded
    The Events tab says that further installation is required

    Wedge Mobile Keyboard:
    No driver files are required or have been loaded
    The Events tab says that further installation is required

    The 2 Service Discovery Service entries also report that further installation is required.

    Can anyone suggest the way forward, please ?

    Regards.
     
    stuartgb100, Jun 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Tobbe Win User

    Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional

    Can't select paired bluetooth speaker as sound output (Windows 10)

    I just got a new bluetooth speaker, an Urbanears Stammen (concrete grey)

    I can connect to it from my phone, using Bluetooth, and play back sound no problem. But I can't get my Windows 10 laptop (Dell XPS 15) to use it as a playback device.

    I can connect and pair to it no problem, as you see in the screenshot below


    Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional ehlZX.png


    It also shows up under bluetooth in the device manager. It's not listed under "Audio inputs and outputs", which I thought it should be, but I can see it under "Sound, video and game controllers".


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    But I can't select it as a playback device Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional :(


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    I found this relevant superuser question: Windows 10 computer paired w/ bluetooth speaker, but doesn't send music to speaker

    And I tried the suggested steps listed there, but nothing helped Can't pair certain Bluetooth devices anymore on Windows 8 or 10? That's intentional :(

    Any further ideas I could try?
     
    Tobbe, Jun 12, 2019
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