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Debian: Security update for ipmitool

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. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2376-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
December 30, 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.

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/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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