GLSA-201702-01 : PCSC-Lite: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96916


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-01 (PCSC-Lite: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The SCardReleaseContext function normally releases resources associated with the given handle (including “cardsList”) and clients should cease using this handle. However, a malicious client can make the daemon invoke SCardReleaseContext and continue issuing other commands that use “cardsList”, resulting in a use-after-free. When SCardReleaseContext is invoked multiple times it additionally results in a double-free of “cardsList”.
Impact :

A local attacker could use a malicious client to connect to pcscd’s Unix socket, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition or privilege escalation since the daemon is running as root.
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-1.8.20'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96916

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/01

Modified: 2017/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10109

GLSA: 201702-01