RHEL 6 : ipmitool (RHSA-2011:1814)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 57295


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

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.


Update the affected ipmitool and / or ipmitool-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 57295

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-1814.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/14

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipmitool, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipmitool-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4339

BID: 51036

OSVDB: 77748

RHSA: 2011:1814