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742837: CVE-2011-4339 OpenIPMI: IPMI event daemon creates PID file with world writeable permissions

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ipmievd (aka the IPMI event daemon) in OpenIPMI, as used in the ipmitool package 1.8.11 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora 16, and other products uses 0666 permissions for its PID file, which allows local users to kill arbitrary processes by writing to this file.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4339 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (ipmitool) RHSA-2011:1814 2011-12-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (OpenIPMI) RHSA-2013:0123 2013-01-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 OpenIPMI Not affected
Last Modified

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