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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3972

Original release date: 09/10/2008
Last revised: 03/25/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

pkcs15-tool in OpenSC before 0.11.6 does not apply security updates to a smart card unless the card's label matches the "OpenSC" string, which might allow physically proximate attackers to exploit vulnerabilities that the card owner expected were patched, as demonstrated by exploitation of CVE-2008-2235.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low

**NOTE: Access Complexity scored Low due to insufficient information

Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Solution

Direct Patch Link - http://www.opensc-project.org/files/opensc/opensc-0.11.6.tar.gz

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:019
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-2267
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080909 Re: opensc 0.11.6 with fixed security update
External Source: MLIST
Name: [opensc-announce] 20080827 opensc 0.11.6 with fixed security update
External Source: XF
Name: opensc-pkcs15tool-weak-security(45045)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34362
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32099

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)