Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : pcsc-lite vulnerability (USN-3176-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96719
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPeter Wu discovered that the PC/SC service did not correctly handle certain resources. A local attacker could use this issue to cause PC/SC to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected pcscd package.