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CCID: Arbitrary code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-16 / ccid
Release Date January 21, 2014
Latest Revision January 21, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-crypt/ccid < 1.4.1-r1 >= 1.4.1-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #349559


A vulnerability in CCID could result in execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


CCID is a generic USB Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices driver.


CCID contains an integer overflow vulnerability in ccid_serial.c.


A physically proximate attacker could execute arbitrary code via a smart card with a specially crafted serial number.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All CCID users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/ccid-1.4.1-r1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since January 21, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated January 21, 2014

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