An updated esc package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The esc package contains the Smart Card Manager GUI (Graphical User Interface), which allows the user to manage security smart cards. The primary function of the tool is to enroll smart cards, so that they can be used for common cryptographic operations, such as secure email and website access.
- If the user resized an ESC window and closed it, the window did not preserve its size when opening it again. If the user wanted the window to be larger, for example, to make it easier to read, the user had to resize the window every single time when it was opened again. A patch has been applied to address this issue and the previous window size is now restored when opening ESC.
- Previously, during the shut down sequence of the escd daemon, the daemon reported a failure of certain instances. ESC terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault as a consequence. This update modifies the daemon to exit quietly. As a result, ESC no longer terminates unexpectedly.
- The esc-prefs.js file contains helpful commented settings designed to assist the user in trying rarely used settings if the situation warrants. A number of these settings in the file contained typos. The typos have been corrected with this update.
- Previously, ESC could have terminated with a segmentation fault after the user had inserted a new smart card into the reader. This was due to a bug in the code which helped to bring a pop-up window to the foreground. The code is no longer needed to assure window focus, therefore it is no longer being executed. As a result, ESC no longer terminates in the scenario described.
All users of esc are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.
An updated esc package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The esc packages contain the Smart Card Manager GUI, which allows user to manage security smart cards. The primary function of the tool is to enroll smart cards, so that they can be used for common cryptographic operations, such as secure e-mail and website access.
- The ESC utility did not start when the latest 10 series release of the XULRunner runtime environment was installed on the system. This update includes necessary changes to ensure that ESC works as expected with the latest version of XULRunner.
- After removing and replacing an enrolled token, ESC could terminate unexpectedly followed by a traceback. A patch has been applied to address this issue and ESC now displays the enrolled smart card details as expected.
All users of esc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.