Oracle Linux 5 : pcsc-lite (ELSA-2010-0533)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0533 :

Updated pcsc-lite packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

PC/SC Lite provides a Windows SCard compatible interface for
communicating with smart cards, smart card readers, and other security
tokens.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were discovered in the way the pcscd
daemon, a resource manager that coordinates communications with smart
card readers and smart cards connected to the system, handled client
requests. A local user could create a specially-crafted request that
would cause the pcscd daemon to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2010-0407, CVE-2009-4901)

Users of pcsc-lite should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct these issues. After installing
this update, the pcscd daemon will be restarted automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-July/001536.html

Solution :

Update the affected pcsc-lite packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68062 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40758

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4901
CVE-2010-0407