Amazon Linux 2 : ipmitool (ALAS-2020-1420)

high Nessus Plugin ID 136363


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


It's been found that multiple functions in ipmitool before 1.8.19 neglect proper checking of the data received from a remote LAN party, which may lead to buffer overflows and potentially to remote code execution on the ipmitool side. This is especially dangerous if ipmitool is run as a privileged user. This problem is fixed in version 1.8.19. (CVE-2020-5208)


Run 'yum update ipmitool' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 136363

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1420.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/7/2020

Updated: 1/26/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

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:amazon:linux:bmc-snmp-proxy, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exchange-bmc-os-info, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ipmitool, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ipmitool-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-5208

ALAS: 2020-1420