USN-3176-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3176-1

23rd January, 2017

pcsc-lite vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

PCSC-Lite could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
if it received specially crafted input.

Software description

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

Details

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
root privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
pcscd

1.8.14-1ubuntu1.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
pcscd

1.8.14-1ubuntu1.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
pcscd

1.8.10-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
pcscd

1.7.4-2ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2016-10109



Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: “USN-3176-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability”.
This full article can be read at USN-3176-1: PCSC-Lite vulnerability.

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