Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2376-2 ipmitool -- insecure PID file
- Date Reported:
- 30 Dec 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 651917.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-4339.
- More information:
It was discovered that OpenIPMI, the Intelligent Platform Management Interface library and tools, used too wide permissions PID file, which allows local users to kill arbitrary processes by writing to this file.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.9-2+squeeze1. (Although the version number contains the string
squeeze, this is in fact an update for lenny.)
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.11-2+squeeze2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.11-5.
We recommend that you upgrade your ipmitool packages.