CentOS 7 : ipmitool (CESA-2020:0984)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 136771


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for ipmitool is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The ipmitool packages contain 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.

Security Fix(es) :

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

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.


Update the affected ipmitool packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 136771

File Name: centos_RHSA-2020-0984.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/05/22

Updated: 2020/05/26

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: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:bmc-snmp-proxy, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:exchange-bmc-os-info, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ipmitool, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-5208

RHSA: 2020:0984