opensc - Smart card utilities with support for PKCS#15 compatible cards

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name opensc
Package version 0.12.2
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 2.70 KB
Download size 1.27 MB
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OpenSC provides a set of libraries and utilities to access smart
cards.  It mainly focuses on cards that support cryptographic
operations. It facilitates their use in security applications such as
mail encryption, authentication, and digital signature. OpenSC
implements the PKCS#11 API. Applications supporting this API, such as
Iceweasel and Icedove, can use it. OpenSC implements the PKCS#15
standard and aims to be compatible with all software that does so as
Before purchasing any cards, please read carefully documentation in
/usr/share/doc/opensc/html/wiki/index.html - only some cards are
supported. Not only does card type matters, but also card version,
card OS version and preloaded applet. Only a subset of possible
operations may be supported for your card. Card initialization may
require third party proprietary software.


Package Version Architecture Repository
opensc_0.12.2-3_i386.deb 0.12.2 i386 Debian Main
opensc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.11
libltdl7 >= 2.4.2
libreadline6 >= 6.0
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
libopensc2 << 0.12.0
mozilla-opensc -


Name Value
libopensc2 << 0.12.0


Type URL
Binary Package opensc_0.12.2-3_amd64.deb
Source Package opensc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install opensc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install opensc




2012-06-03 - Eric Dorland <>
opensc (0.12.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/compat, debian/control: Upgrade to dh v9. (Closes: #656350)
* debian/control: Mark package as Multi-Arch: foreign.
* debian/opensc.install: Update /usr/lib paths for multi-arch.
2011-09-11 - Eric Dorland <>
opensc (0.12.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/opensc.install: Add westcos-tool & its man page. Thanks Peter
Marschall <>. (Closes: #629229)
* debian/opensc.install: Install *.profile files again. Thanks Peter
Marschall <>. (Closes: #629231)
2011-09-11 - Eric Dorland <>
opensc (0.12.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Acknowledge NMU. (Closes: #622436, #629227, #631618)
* debian/rules, debian/opensc.install: Only install the .so.* lib files,
not the .la or .a files. (Closes: #633656)
* debian/rules, debian/control: Enable zlib support. Thanks Peter
Marschall <>. (Closes: #629230)
* debian/rules, debian/control: Enable readline support. Thanks Peter
Marschall <>. (Closes: #629228)
2011-06-25 - Luk Claes <>
opensc (0.12.1-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Empty dependency_libs (Closes: #622436).
* Drop unnecessary build dependency on libxt-dev (Closes: #629227).
2011-06-02 - Eric Dorland <>
opensc (0.12.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (Closes: #627241)
* debian/control: Upgrade Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
* debian/opensc.install: rutoken-tool has been removed.
* debian/opensc.install: Add eidenv and piv-tool manpages.
2011-05-31 - Eric Dorland <>
opensc (0.12.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control, debian/rules, debian/mozilla-opensc.install,
debian/mozilla-opensc.links: Remove the mozilla-opensc package, as
it's no longer present.
* debian/control, debian/rules: Don't build with openct anymore.
* debian/rules: Changelog no longer in a weird place.
* debian/source/options, debian/source/patch-header: Remove unnecessary
single-debian-patch setting.
* debian/patches/CVE-2010-4523, debian/patches/min-max-macros,
debian/patches/series: Remove now unnecessary patches.
* debian/, debian/libopensc2-dev.install,
debian/libopensc2.examples, debian/libopensc2.install,
debian/libopensc2.links, debian/libopensc2.symbols, debian/control,
debian/opensc.install: Remove the lib packages since they are now
* debian/control: Add xsltproc and docbook-xsl build depends for
documentation building.
* debian/rules: Remove unneedded override_dh_strip rule.
* debian/rules: Install into debian/tmp.
* debian/opensc.install: Remove no longer shipped cardos-info.
2010-12-22 - Jonathan Wiltshire <>
opensc (0.11.13-1.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* CVE-2010-4523: Protect against buffer overflow from rogue cards 
(closes: #607427)
2010-03-01 - Eric Dorland <>
opensc (0.11.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (Closes: #570107, #505404)
* libtool.m4: Delete spurious libtool.m4 that was picked up somewhere.
2010-01-10 - Eric Dorland <>
opensc (0.11.12-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (Closes: #563671)
* debian/source/format, debian/source/options,
debian/source/patch-header: Convert to v3 quilt format, with
* debian/rules: Enable documentation installation.
* debian/control: Update description with advice from Andreas
Jellinghaus, with some editing. (Closes: #552516)
* debian/libopensc2.symbols: Update for new symbols.
* debian/libopensc2.shlibs: Remove in favor of the symbols file.

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