GLSA-200908-01 : OpenSC: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 40462


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200908-01 (OpenSC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in OpenSC:
b.badrignans discovered that OpenSC incorrectly initialises private data objects (CVE-2009-0368).
Miquel Comas Marti discovered that src/tools/pkcs11-tool.c in pkcs11-tool in OpenSC 0.11.7, when used with unspecified third-party PKCS#11 modules, generates RSA keys with incorrect public exponents (CVE-2009-1603).
Impact :

The first vulnerability allows physically proximate attackers to bypass intended PIN requirements and read private data objects. The second vulnerability allows attackers to read the cleartext form of messages that were intended to be encrypted.
NOTE: Smart cards which were initialised using an affected version of OpenSC need to be modified or re-initialised. See the vendor's advisory for details.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/opensc-0.11.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40462

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200908-01.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 8/3/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:opensc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0368, CVE-2009-1603

BID: 33922, 34884

GLSA: 200908-01

CWE: 310