openSUSE 10 Security Update : libopensc2 (libopensc2-5494)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34073


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a security issues with opensc that occurs during initializing blank smart cards with Siemens CardOS M4. It allows to set the PIN of the smart card without authorization. (CVE-2008-2235)

NOTE: Already initialized cards are still vulnerable after this update. Please use the command-line tool pkcs15-tool with option
--test-update and --update when necessary.


Update the affected libopensc2 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34073

File Name: suse_libopensc2-5494.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/09/03

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libopensc2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libopensc2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:opensc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:opensc-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:opensc-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2235

CWE: 310