Bug Fix Advisory ipmitool bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:1259-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-09-12
Last updated on: 2013-11-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated ipmitool packages that fix several bugs are now available.

The ipmitool package contains 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.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* In a previous ipmitool update, the new options "-R" and "-N" were added to
adjust the retransmission rate of outgoing IPMI requests over LAN and lanplus
interfaces. Implementation of these options set a wrong default value of the
retransmission timeout, and an outgoing request timed out prematurely. In
addition, in some corner cases, ipmitool could terminate unexpectedly with a
segmentation fault when the timeout occurred. This update fixes the default
timeout value, so ipmitool without the "-N" option retransmits outgoing IPMI
requests as in previous versions, and crashes no longer occur in the described
scenario. (BZ#826027)

* Previously, enabling the "ipmi" and "link" keys in user access information
using the ipmitool utility did not work properly. Consequently, the values of
these settings were not taken into account. A patch has been provided that
ensures the values of these settings are read and processed as expected.
(BZ#903251)

* In cases of congested network or slow-responding Baseboard Management
Controller (BMC), the reply operation timeout triggered the protocol command
retry action. Consequently, the ipmitool utility could incorrectly process a LAN
session protocol command with the reply from a previous protocol command. This
update fixes handling of expected replies for each command alone, and cleans up
expected replies between commands. Now, the retried reply of the first command
is correctly ignored while the later command, which is currently pending, is
properly processed in the described scenario. (BZ#923192)

Users of ipmitool are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
these bugs. After installing this update, the IPMI event daemon (ipmievd) will
be restarted automatically.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant
to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: ceb99ee27d8b18126aba34cfd8ec211c
SHA-256: a486f0a692ae7e2288b09e73cc83b52381c68c1237e2c22daeab238c1b9de3e5
 
IA-32:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 34cc7b9a7862ac3e5864cca0f5c979ae
SHA-256: 0e50d306817e1653416ef18544e769ac4afed64013cb6b37aa39ed969dac83f3
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 902c39208a51d642da1d18a35017723e
SHA-256: 3ff4bf0a238001617ae2f16aff228983ab0f9c2b8d5d6e631ce3f35bce38a7dc
 
x86_64:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7d372b6094af302671ef14d660d44914
SHA-256: 786e147bdd02525d65ff93cd6376c0c1ef78ecb2ed662efd170b431952df4fee
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7f5cce4f01838a904b6f2b6e70b20d57
SHA-256: 5308de9770f280cccc62bfc90b1fa672fd09934479f6718be0e116fc3e9a86b2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: ceb99ee27d8b18126aba34cfd8ec211c
SHA-256: a486f0a692ae7e2288b09e73cc83b52381c68c1237e2c22daeab238c1b9de3e5
 
x86_64:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7d372b6094af302671ef14d660d44914
SHA-256: 786e147bdd02525d65ff93cd6376c0c1ef78ecb2ed662efd170b431952df4fee
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7f5cce4f01838a904b6f2b6e70b20d57
SHA-256: 5308de9770f280cccc62bfc90b1fa672fd09934479f6718be0e116fc3e9a86b2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: ceb99ee27d8b18126aba34cfd8ec211c
SHA-256: a486f0a692ae7e2288b09e73cc83b52381c68c1237e2c22daeab238c1b9de3e5
 
IA-32:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 34cc7b9a7862ac3e5864cca0f5c979ae
SHA-256: 0e50d306817e1653416ef18544e769ac4afed64013cb6b37aa39ed969dac83f3
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 902c39208a51d642da1d18a35017723e
SHA-256: 3ff4bf0a238001617ae2f16aff228983ab0f9c2b8d5d6e631ce3f35bce38a7dc
 
PPC:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 9881c7153058c357115fc949c193c45f
SHA-256: 70776576aed780ff15777838b92e20cfd310b1958687fa580ae8cd4e8c1efe83
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 0a23408b512b42dd3e2985fcef41d9eb
SHA-256: a86e25ccda29aeca599fab1d0029ad6018b6b113329bc94bceaaf5327fa5ca85
 
s390x:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: f83083445b195e12f5b25ad93e91b967
SHA-256: 62584d7ef7bde95c3c0a81a3b4f65bb3170f4c0e956405813fe01cfa40df00eb
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 51aacf787d5f7aa98051868f421ab30f
SHA-256: 1b2926346c6fe216429cc6dc6fabe4862af81f0193133304b225d9a2b77284c5
 
x86_64:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7d372b6094af302671ef14d660d44914
SHA-256: 786e147bdd02525d65ff93cd6376c0c1ef78ecb2ed662efd170b431952df4fee
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7f5cce4f01838a904b6f2b6e70b20d57
SHA-256: 5308de9770f280cccc62bfc90b1fa672fd09934479f6718be0e116fc3e9a86b2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: ceb99ee27d8b18126aba34cfd8ec211c
SHA-256: a486f0a692ae7e2288b09e73cc83b52381c68c1237e2c22daeab238c1b9de3e5
 
IA-32:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 34cc7b9a7862ac3e5864cca0f5c979ae
SHA-256: 0e50d306817e1653416ef18544e769ac4afed64013cb6b37aa39ed969dac83f3
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 902c39208a51d642da1d18a35017723e
SHA-256: 3ff4bf0a238001617ae2f16aff228983ab0f9c2b8d5d6e631ce3f35bce38a7dc
 
x86_64:
ipmitool-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7d372b6094af302671ef14d660d44914
SHA-256: 786e147bdd02525d65ff93cd6376c0c1ef78ecb2ed662efd170b431952df4fee
ipmitool-debuginfo-1.8.11-16.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:0771
    MD5: 7f5cce4f01838a904b6f2b6e70b20d57
SHA-256: 5308de9770f280cccc62bfc90b1fa672fd09934479f6718be0e116fc3e9a86b2
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

826027 - ipmitool segfaults in ipmi_lanplus_send_payload


Keywords

IPMI, ipmitool, retransmit


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