Oracle Linux 6 : ccid (ELSA-2013-0523)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68759


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0523 :

An updated ccid package that fixes one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices (CCID) is a USB smart card reader standard followed by most modern smart card readers. The ccid package provides a Generic, USB-based CCID driver for readers, which follow this standard.

An integer overflow, leading to an array index error, was found in the way the CCID driver processed a smart card's serial number. A local attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the PC/SC Lite pcscd daemon (root, by default), by inserting a specially crafted smart card. (CVE-2010-4530)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Previously, CCID only recognized smart cards with 5V power supply.
With this update, CCID also supports smart cards with different power supply. (BZ#808115)

All users of ccid are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected ccid package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68759

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0523.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ccid, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4530

BID: 45806

RHSA: 2013:0523