Scientific Linux Security Update : ipmitool on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The ipmitool package contains a command line utility for interfacing
with devices that support the Intelligent Platform Management
Interface (IPMI) specification. IPMI is an open standard for machine
health, inventory, and remote power control.

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)

All users of ipmitool are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing this update, the IPMI event daemon (ipmievd) will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4ef9baec

Solution :

Update the affected ipmitool and / or ipmitool-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61206 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4339