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BMC Clear-text password storage

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BMC Clear-text password storage

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/31/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/27/2013
Modified
12/23/2013

Description

Many Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs) store a clear-text version of the configured passwords on the filesystem. This is a problem due to widespread shared password use and other vulnerabilities that can be used to gain root access to the BMC remotely. Many hosting providers configure two passwords - one known to the ISP and another given to the customer. The exposure of the cleartext password from the device makes a lateral compromise easy.

Solution(s)

  • ipmi-disable
  • ipmi-restrict

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