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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for OpenIPMI RHSA-2013:0123-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'OpenIPMI'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'OpenIPMI'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The OpenIPMI packages provide command line tools and utilities to access
platform information using Intelligent Platform Management Interface
(IPMI). System administrators can use OpenIPMI to manage systems and to
perform system health monitoring.

It was discovered that the IPMI event daemon (ipmievd) created its process
ID (PID) file with world-writable permissions. A local user could use this
flaw to make the ipmievd init script kill an arbitrary process when the
ipmievd daemon is stopped or restarted. (CVE-2011-4339)

Note: This issue did not affect the default configuration of OpenIPMI as
shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the ipmitool utility first checked the IPMI
hardware for Dell IPMI extensions and listed only supported commands when
printing command usage like the option 'ipmtool delloem help'. On a
non-Dell platform, the usage text was incomplete and misleading. This
update lists all Dell OEM extensions in usage texts on all platforms, which
allows users to check for command line arguments on non-Dell hardware.

* Prior to this update, the ipmitool utility tried to retrieve the Sensor
Data Records (SDR) from the IPMI bus instead of the Baseboard Management
Controller (BMC) bus when IPMI-enabled devices reported SDR under a
different owner than the BMC. As a consequence, the timeout setting for the
SDR read attempt could significantly decrease the performance and no sensor
data was shown. This update modifies ipmitool to read these SDR records
from the BMC and shows the correct sensor data on these platforms.
(BZ#671059, BZ#749796)

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Affected Software/OS:
OpenIPMI on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-4339
BugTraq ID: 51036
Debian Security Information: DSA-2376 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0123
XForce ISS Database: impitool-pid-dos(71763)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2013 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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