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Debian: New pcsc-lite packages fix privilege escalation

It was discovered that PCSCD, a daemon to access smart cards, was vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing a local attacker to elevate his privileges to root. Updated packages are available from

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2059-1                                  Thijs Kinkhorst
June 10, 2010               
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Package        : pcsc-lite
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2010-0407

It was discovered that PCSCD, a daemon to access smart cards, was vulnerable
to a buffer overflow allowing a local attacker to elevate his privileges
to root.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pcsc-lite package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
       will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
       will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
       will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
       will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Source archives:
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   Size/MD5 checksum:     1269 6cc38279a2aa18de8e45de59dccf535f

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
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amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
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armel architecture (ARM EABI)
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hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
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ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
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mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
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mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
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powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
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s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
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sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
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 These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
 its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)


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