Fedora 13 : pcsc-lite-1.5.5-5.fc13 (2011-0123)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51514


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes the following security issue :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way PC/SC Lite smart card framework decoded certain attribute values of the Answer-to-Reset (ATR) message, received back from the card after connecting. A local attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the pcscd daemon, via a malicious smart card inserted to the system USB port.

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


Update the affected pcsc-lite package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51514

File Name: fedora_2011-0123.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/14

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pcsc-lite, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:13

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4531

FEDORA: 2011-0123