GLSA 200908-01 OpenSC: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/01/2009 08:25 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenSC: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200908-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenSC: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 01, 2009
Bugs: #260514, #269920
ID: 200908-01

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities were found in OpenSC.

Background
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OpenSC provides a set of libraries and utilities to access smart cards.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/opensc lt; 0.11.8 gt;=3D 0.11.8

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities were found in OpenSC:

* b.badrignans discovered that OpenSC incorrectly initialises private
data objects (CVE-2009-0368).

* Miquel Comas Marti discovered that src/tools/pkcs11-tool.c in
pkcs11-tool in OpenSC 0.11.7, when used with unspecified third-party
PKCS#11 modules, generates RSA keys with incorrect public exponents
(CVE-2009-1603).

Impact
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The first vulnerabilty allows physically proximate attackers to bypass
intended PIN requirements and read private data objects. The second
vulnerability allows attackers to read the cleartext form of messages
that were intended to be encrypted.

NOTE: Smart cards which were initialised using an affected version of
OpenSC need to be modified or re-initialised. See the vendor's advisory
for details.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenSC users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=3Ddev-libs/opensc-0.11.8"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0368
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-0368
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-1603
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1603
[ 3 ] OpenSC Security Advisory

http://www.opensc-project.org/pipermail/opensc-announce/2009-February/000=
023.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200908-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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