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Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware Update 1.0
Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware
Available for: Intel-based Xserve systems
Impact: A remote user may be able to gain admin privileges on an Xserve system with IPMI configured in a particular manner
Description: A security vulnerability in Apple's implementation of IPMI may allow an unprivileged ipmitool user to gain administrative privileges on an Xserve system. This update addresses the issue by requiring a password for remote usage of IPMI. This issue only affects Intel-based Xserve systems. Credit to James Wilson of LithiumCorp for reporting this issue.