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Archived - About the security content of Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware Update 1.0

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This document describes the security content of Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware Update 1.0, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware Update 1.0

  • Xserve Lights-Out Management Firmware

    CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2387

    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.

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
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