SuSE9 Security Update : opensc, opensc-devel (YOU Patch Number 12240)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41241


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


This revised update fixes a security issue with opensc that occurs when initializing blank smart cards with Siemens CardOS M4. After initialization, anyone could set the PIN of the smart card without authorization. (CVE-2008-2235)

NOTE: cards already initialized with the old version are still vulnerable after this update. Please use the command-line tool pkcs15-tool with the options --test-update and --update if necessary.

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Apply YOU patch number 12240.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41241

File Name: suse9_12240.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/10/08

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2235

CWE: 310