Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2699-1 ipmitool -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Jun 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-5208.
More information:

An issue has been found in ipmitool, an utility for IPMI control with kernel driver or LAN interface. Neglecting proper checking of input data might result in buffer overflows and possible remote code execution.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.18-3+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ipmitool packages.

For the detailed security status of ipmitool please refer to its security tracker page at:

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