Ubuntu 1125-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability

    Date27 Apr 2011
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    PCSC-Lite could be made to crash or run programs if it accessed a special smart card.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1125-1
    April 27, 2011
    pcsc-lite vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 9.10
    PCSC-Lite could be made to crash or run programs if it accessed a special
    smart card.
    Software Description:
    - pcsc-lite: Middleware to access a smart card using PC/SC (development files)
    Rafael Dominguez Vega discovered that PCSC-Lite incorrectly handled smart
    cards with malformed ATR messages. An attacker having physical access
    could exploit this with a special smart card and cause a denial of service
    or execute arbitrary code.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      libpcsclite1                    1.5.5-3ubuntu2.1
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libpcsclite1                    1.5.3-1ubuntu4.2
    Ubuntu 9.10:
      libpcsclite1                    1.5.3-1ubuntu1.2
    After a standard system update you need to restart smart card applications
    to make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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