A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 9.10
PCSC-Lite could be made to crash or run programs if it accessed a special
- pcsc-lite: Middleware to access a smart card using PC/SC (development files)
Rafael Dominguez Vega discovered that PCSC-Lite incorrectly handled smart
cards with malformed ATR messages. An attacker having physical access
could exploit this with a special smart card and cause a denial of service
or execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart smart card applications
to make all the necessary changes.