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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] Try to fix problem with emulated smartcards
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] Try to fix problem with emulated smartcards where invalid PIN succeeds
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:19:39 -0700
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On 09/08/2013 01:18 AM, Alon Levy wrote:
>> I started writing a blog post yesterday about virtualized smartcards here:
>> and while testing what I was writing I noticed an invalid PIN worked when
>> it shouldn't have. It turns out that typing a valid PIN once in one program
>> the guest, is enough to make all future programs asking for the PIN to
>> regardless of what gets typed in for the PIN.
>> I did some digging through the libcacard code, and noticed it uses the
>> NSS PK11_Authenticate function which calls a function that has this comment
>> above it:
>> If we're already logged in and this function is called we
>> will still prompt for a password, but we will probably succeed
>> no matter what the password was.
>> Also, PK11_Authenticate short-circuits to an early "return SECSuccess" if the
>> is already logged in.
>> The two patches in this series attempt to correct this problem by calling
>> I'm not 100% certain I've placed the PK11_Logout call in the best place, but
>> it does
>> seeming to fix the issue.
> Hi Ray,
> Thanks for the patches! It looks good to me but I'll defer to Robert,
ack... The original problem is a little worse than ray says. It's not a
60 second window, it's pretty much anytime until the card is explicitly
logged out. Ray's patch will fix this.
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