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

A vulnerability in PCSC-Lite could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

sys-apps/pcsc-lite on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6.6
Unaffected versions >= 1.6.6

Background

PCSC-Lite is a PC/SC Architecture smartcard middleware library.

Description

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.

Resolution

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.

References

Release Date
January 21, 2014

Latest Revision
January 21, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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