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8.47. freeipmi

Updated freeipmi packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The FreeIPMI project provides "Remote-Console" (out-of-band) and "System Management Software" (in-band) based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface specification.


The freeipmi packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.2.1, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. Among others, this rebase adds the ipmiseld daemon and subpackage, and the Serial Over Lan (SOL) command processing. This update also provides more secure permissions for configuration files that recognize remote password configuration. (BZ#951700)

Bug Fixes

BZ#616846, BZ#715605
Prior to this update, the ipmidetectd daemon did not fully validate input command-line parameters. Consequently, ipmidetectd terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault when parsing invalid command-line options. With this update, ipmidetectd validates command-line input properly, and therefore no longer crashes in this case.
Previously, the bmc-watchdog daemon did not create the PID file and did not write the PID number into the file. As a consequence, tools depending on missing PID values did not work correctly. This bug has been fixed, the PID number is now stored in the created PID file and the described problems no longer occur.
Users of freeipmi are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.