CVE Database

CVE-2010-4531

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-12-13
Bugzilla: 664999: CVE-2010-4531 pcsc-lite: Stack-based buffer overflow in Answer-to-Reset (ATR) decoder

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ATRDecodeAtr function in the Answer-to-Reset (ATR) Handler (atrhandler.c) for pcscd in PCSC-Lite 1.5.3, and possibly other 1.5.x and 1.6.x versions, allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a smart card with an ATR message containing a long attribute value.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4531 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the version of pcsc-lite shipped with Red Hat Enterprise linux 5 and 6. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via RHSA-2013:0525. A future update may address this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pcsc-lite) RHSA-2013:0525 February 20, 2013

External References

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