Public Date:
CWE-228 -> CWE-119
596426: CVE-2009-4901 CVE-2009-4902 CVE-2010-0407 pcsc-lite: Privilege escalation via specially-crafted client to PC/SC Smart Card daemon messages

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the MSGFunctionDemarshall function in winscard_svc.c in the PC/SC Smart Card daemon (aka PCSCD) in MUSCLE PCSC-Lite 1.5.4 and earlier might allow local users to gain privileges via crafted SCARD_CONTROL message data, which is improperly demarshalled. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-0407.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4902 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of pcsc-lite as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 pcsc-lite Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 pcsc-lite Affected