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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Low: ccid security and bug fix update
22 February 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS/Desktop 6
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Console/Physical
CVE Names: CVE-2010-4530
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Low: ccid security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:0523-02
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0523.html
Issue date: 2013-02-21
CVE Names: CVE-2010-4530
An updated ccid package that fixes one security issue and one bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices (CCID) is a USB smart card reader
standard followed by most modern smart card readers. The ccid package
provides a Generic, USB-based CCID driver for readers, which follow this
An integer overflow, leading to an array index error, was found in the way
the CCID driver processed a smart card's serial number. A local attacker
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the PC/SC Lite pcscd daemon (root, by default), by inserting a
specially-crafted smart card. (CVE-2010-4530)
This update also fixes the following bug:
* Previously, CCID only recognized smart cards with 5V power supply. With
this update, CCID also supports smart cards with different power supply.
All users of ccid are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
664986 - CVE-2010-4530 CCID: Integer overflow, leading to array index error when processing crafted serial number of certain cards
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):
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Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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