Debian DLA-1916-1 : opensc security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 128743


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several security vulnerabilities were fixed in opensc, a set of libraries and utilities to access smart cards that support cryptographic operations.

Out-of-bounds reads, buffer overflows and double frees could be used by attackers able to supply crafted smart cards to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.16.0-3+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your opensc packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected opensc, and opensc-pkcs11 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128743

File Name: debian_DLA-1916.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/09/12

Updated: 2019/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:opensc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:opensc-pkcs11, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16391, CVE-2018-16392, CVE-2018-16393, CVE-2018-16418, CVE-2018-16419, CVE-2018-16420, CVE-2018-16421, CVE-2018-16422, CVE-2018-16423, CVE-2018-16424, CVE-2018-16425, CVE-2018-16426, CVE-2018-16427, CVE-2019-15945, CVE-2019-15946