USN-3176-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability
23 January 2017
PCSC-Lite could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it received specially crafted input.
- pcsc-lite - Middleware to access a smart card using PC/SC
Peter 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.