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    Debian: New opensc packages fix smart card vulnerability

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    Chaskiel M Grundman discovered that opensc, a library and utilities to handle smart cards, would initialise smart cards with the Siemens CardOS M4 card operating system without proper access rights. This allowed everyone to change the card's PIN.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1627-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    August 04, 2008             
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    Package        : opensc
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2235
    Chaskiel M Grundman discovered that opensc, a library and utilities to
    handle smart cards, would initialise smart cards with the Siemens CardOS M4
    card operating system without proper access rights. This allowed everyone
    to change the card's PIN.
    With this bug anyone can change a user PIN without having the PIN or PUK
    or the superusers PIN or PUK. However it can not be used to figure out the
    PIN. If the PIN on your card is still the same you always had, there's a
    resonable chance that this vulnerability has not been exploited.
    This vulnerability affects only smart cards and USB crypto tokens based on
    Siemens CardOS M4, and within that group only those that were initialised
    with OpenSC. Users of other smart cards and USB crypto tokens, or cards
    that have been initialised with some software other than OpenSC, are not
    After upgrading the package, running
        pkcs15-tool -T
    will show you whether the card is fine or vulnerable. If the card is
    vulnerable, you need to update the security setting using:
        pkcs15-tool -T -U
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.11.1-2etch1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.11.4-4.
    We recommend that you upgrade your opensc 0.11.1-2etch1 package and check
    your card(s) with the command described above.
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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