RHEL 8 : ipmitool (RHSA-2020:0979)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 134940


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2020:0979 advisory.

- ipmitool: Buffer overflow in read_fru_area_section function in lib/ipmi_fru.c (CVE-2020-5208)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 134940

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2020-0979.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/03/26

Updated: 2020/04/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-5208

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.0, cpe:/a:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.0::appstream, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8.0, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:exchange-bmc-os-info, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipmievd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipmitool, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipmitool-debugsource

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/03/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-5208

RHSA: 2020:0979

CWE: 119