USN-969-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability

05 August 2010

Multiple buffer overflows in PC/SC service.



  • pcsc-lite - Middleware to access a smart card using PC/SC


It was discovered that the PC/SC service did not correctly handle
malformed messages. A local attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with root privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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