Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2098-1 ipmitool -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Feb 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 950761.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-5208.
More information:

Christopher Ertl found that multiple functions in ipmitool 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.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.14-4+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ipmitool packages.

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