GLSA-201401-18 : OpenSC: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 72073


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-18 (OpenSC: Arbitrary code execution)

Multiple stack-based buffer overflow errors have been discovered in OpenSC.
Impact :

A physically proximate attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code using a specially crafted smart card.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenSC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/opensc-0.11.13-r2' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72073

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:opensc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4523

BID: 45435

GLSA: 201401-18