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USN-4846-1: Yubico PIV Tool vulnerabilities

15 March 2021

Yubico PIV Tool could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.

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Packages

Details

It was discovered that libykpiv, a supporting library of the Yubico PIV
tool and YubiKey PIV Manager, mishandled specially crafted input. An
attacker with a custom-made, malicious USB device could potentially execute
arbitrary code on a computer running the Yubico PIV Tool or Yubikey PIV
Manager.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-4276-1: libykpiv-dev, ykcs11, yubico-piv-tool, libykpiv1