IPMI Server Detection (Protocol Check)

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6951

Synopsis

The remote server utilizes the IPMI protocol

Description

The remote server is running an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) server. IPMI protocol is used to directly manage hardware via the network. It is commonly referred to as an out-of-band protocol. That is, it can be used to manage devices, even if the device is powered off. IPMI is a very powerful administrative tool and should be limited to only trusted networks.

Solution

Ensure that IPMI services can only be accessed by trusted hosts

See Also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_Platform_Management_Interface

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 6951

Family: Generic

Published: 2013/07/29

Modified: 2015/06/01

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info