OracleVM 3.3 : ipmitool (OVMSA-2020-0012)

high Nessus Plugin ID 135572


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Backport fix for (CVE-2020-5208)

- Fix missing return in ipmi_kontronoem_main - CID#1261317

- rebase to latest stable upstream version

- resolves: rhbz#1253416

- remove the redundant OpenIMPI dependency

- resolves: rhbz#1262111

- (#1085072) Correct init paths.

- (#878614) SDR long sensor names.

- (#1194420) Fix DDR4 SDR crash.

- (#1170266) Wrong version reported.

- (#1162175) Extra dependency.

- (#1126333) Very slow response from SDR owner type SW ID

- (#903019) SDR lists x4600m2 fan units as unspecified

- (#1028163) Fix environment variable parsing.

- (#1056581) IPv6 connectivity support.

- (#1029529) Fix dependency for kernel module loading.

- (#923192) ipmi command retry no longer shifts replies

- (#903251) - link=on and ipmi=on no longer work for setaccess

- fixed retransmissions of lanplus requests, broken in previous release (#826027)

- added new options to configure retransmissions on lan/lanplus interfaces (#748073)

- updated dellem command (#739358)

- fixed exit code of ipmitool -o list (#715615)

- improved checking of command line arguments (#725993)

- fixed wrong permissions on (#756685)

- fixed delloem powermonitor on bigendian systems (#731718)

- fixed memory leak in Serial-over-Lan module (#731977)

- added -Y option for ipmitool to hide Kg key from cmdline (#698647)

- added 'channel setkg' command to set Kg encryption key on remote machine (#726390)

- updated 'delloem setled' command to indicate SES status and drive activities for a PCI-e SSD (#727314)

- rebuilt for RHEL 6.2 Fastrack

- fixed 'ipmi sol' sending wrong packets due to miscalculation of SOL payload size (#675975)

- added 'delloem' command for Dell-specific IPMI extensions (#631649, #63793)

- Changed ipmievd to use /var/run/ file by default (#596809)

- Fixed exit code of ipmievd initscript with wrong arguments (#562186)

- Rebuilt for RHEL 6

- fix ipmievd initscript 'condrestart' action (#532188)

- rebuilt with new openssl

- Rebuilt for

- updated to new version

- Rebuilt for

- rebuild with new openssl

- fix issues found during package review :

- clear Default-Start: line in the init script, the service should be disabled by default

- added Obsoletes: OpenIPMI-tools

- compile with --disable-dependency-tracking to speed things up

- compile with --enable-file-security

- compile with --disable-intf-free, don't depend on FreeIPMI libraries (FreeIPMI has its own ipmitool-like utility)

- package created, based on upstream .spec file


Update the affected ipmitool package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135572

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2020-0012.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 4/15/2020

Updated: 1/13/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:ipmitool, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-5208