Debian: DSA-2376-2: ipmitool security update

    Date31 Dec 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2376-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    December 31, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ipmitool
    Vulnerability  : insecure pid file
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-4339
    Debian Bug     : 651917
    
    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.
    
    The original announcement didn't contain corrections for the Debian
    5.0 "lenny" distribution. This update adds packages for lenny.
    
    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.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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