Scientific Linux Security Update : ccid on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70388


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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 :

- The pcscd service failed to read from the SafeNet Smart Card 650 v1 when it was inserted into a smart card reader. The operation failed with a 'IFDHPowerICC() PowerUp failed' error message. This was due to the card taking a long time to respond with a full Answer To Reset (ATR) request, which lead to a timeout, causing the card to fail to power up. This update increases the timeout value so that the aforementioned request is processed properly, and the card is powered on as expected.


Update the affected ccid and / or ccid-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70388

File Name: sl_20130930_ccid_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/11

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4530