Ubuntu 18.04: are patches for #1246 and #1247 integrated in 0.17.0-3?

Asked by Ramón Rial

The Ubuntu 18.04 LTS contains the opensc-0.17.0-3.
Both of them are related with the DNIe support and RSA keys with 1920 bits.

With the opensc-0.17.0-3 I can authenticate succesful, but I can not sign files because of the 1920bits bug.

So my questions are:

1. opensc-0.17.0-3 contains the patches for the issues #1246 and #1247?
2. If the answer is no, is it planned to update the opensc version for Ubuntu 18.04?

Issue #1246: https://github.com/OpenSC/OpenSC/issues/1246
Issue #1247: https://github.com/OpenSC/OpenSC/issues/1247

Thank you for your time.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

I doubt that the patches for these two issues have been incorporated into opensc 0.17.0-3 for bionic. The software in Ubuntu 18.04 is from 24 Feb 2018, but according to the discussion in github.com/OpenSC the patch was prepared only on 25 Feb 2018.

If that fix has not been made up to now, then I assume that here is no plan to do it in future.
I suggest that you create bug report to make the developers in Ubuntu aware of the problem.

A version of opensc with that fix is provided if you upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04.

If you need a quick workaround on Ubuntu 18.04, you can install a version of opensc from a PPA, e.g. https://launchpad.net/~bionicman/+archive/ubuntu/opensc-backports

For more information about a request to backport the newest version of a package to an older Ubuntu release please see also FAQ #3037

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Ramón Rial (rrialq) said :

Thank you Manfred.
I didn't know that launchpad repository. I will try it.
Thank you.

I will open a new bug for a new opensc version for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Long Term Support).

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Full list of PPAs with opensc is here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=opensc
Note: most of these are for other (older) Ubuntu releases.

There are already two bug reports requesting an upgrade of opensc on Ubuntu to 0.18 for different reasons, Bug #1796184 and Bug #1734594

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