GLSA-201401-17 : PCSC-Lite: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72072


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-17 (PCSC-Lite: Arbitrary code execution)

PCSC-Lite contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the ATRDecodeAtr function in the Answer-to-Reset Handler (atrhandler.c).
Impact :

A physically proximate attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PCSC-Lite users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/pcsc-lite-1.6.6' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since January 10, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72072

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:pcsc-lite, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4531

BID: 45450

OSVDB: 69974

GLSA: 201401-17