Oracle Linux 6 : ipmitool (ELSA-2011-1814)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1814 :

An updated ipmitool package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-December/002519.html

Solution :

Update the affected ipmitool package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68405 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51036

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4339