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Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0981-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0981-01
Posted Mar 27, 2020
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0981-01 - The ipmitool packages contain a command-line utility for interfacing with devices that support the Intelligent Platform Management Interface specification. IPMI is an open standard for machine health, inventory, and remote power control. Issues addressed include a buffer overflow vulnerability.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2020-5208
MD5 | 4985d9a1c995c079acce2ca77752a227

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0981-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: ipmitool security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2020:0981-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0981
Issue date: 2020-03-26
CVE Names: CVE-2020-5208
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1. Summary:

An update for ipmitool is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AppStream (v. 8) - aarch64, noarch, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

The ipmitool packages contain 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.

Security Fix(es):

* ipmitool: Buffer overflow in read_fru_area_section function in
lib/ipmi_fru.c (CVE-2020-5208)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE
page(s) listed in the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

After installing this update, the IPMI event daemon (ipmievd) will be
restarted automatically.

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1798721 - CVE-2020-5208 ipmitool: Buffer overflow in read_fru_area_section function in lib/ipmi_fru.c

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AppStream (v. 8):

Source:
ipmitool-1.8.18-12.el8_1.src.rpm

aarch64:
ipmievd-1.8.18-12.el8_1.aarch64.rpm
ipmievd-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.aarch64.rpm
ipmitool-1.8.18-12.el8_1.aarch64.rpm
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.aarch64.rpm
ipmitool-debugsource-1.8.18-12.el8_1.aarch64.rpm

noarch:
exchange-bmc-os-info-1.8.18-12.el8_1.noarch.rpm

ppc64le:
ipmievd-1.8.18-12.el8_1.ppc64le.rpm
ipmievd-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.ppc64le.rpm
ipmitool-1.8.18-12.el8_1.ppc64le.rpm
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.ppc64le.rpm
ipmitool-debugsource-1.8.18-12.el8_1.ppc64le.rpm

s390x:
ipmievd-1.8.18-12.el8_1.s390x.rpm
ipmievd-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.s390x.rpm
ipmitool-1.8.18-12.el8_1.s390x.rpm
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.s390x.rpm
ipmitool-debugsource-1.8.18-12.el8_1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ipmievd-1.8.18-12.el8_1.x86_64.rpm
ipmievd-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.x86_64.rpm
ipmitool-1.8.18-12.el8_1.x86_64.rpm
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.18-12.el8_1.x86_64.rpm
ipmitool-debugsource-1.8.18-12.el8_1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-5208
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2020 Red Hat, Inc.
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