Low CentOS openhpi Security Update

Metadata

medium
4.7
openhpi-3.4.0-2.el7.i686.rpm, openhpi-3.4.0-2.el7.x86_64.rpm, openhpi-devel-3.4.0-2.el7.i686.rpm, openhpi-devel-3.4.0-2.el7.x86_64.rpm, openhpi-libs-3.4.0-2.el7.i686.rpm, openhpi-libs-3.4.0-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
CVE-2015-3248
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2015-11-30
2017-10-10 17:35
CVE-2015-3248 openhpi
CVE-2015-3248
2017-09-26 17:39
2017-07-27 19:10
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:13

Description


Updated openhpi packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add
various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

OpenHPI is an open source project created with the intent of providing an
implementation of the SA Forum's Hardware Platform Interface (HPI).
HPI provides an abstracted interface to managing computer hardware,
typically for chassis and rack based servers. HPI includes resource
modeling, access to and control over sensor, control, watchdog, and
inventory data associated with resources, abstracted System Event Log
interfaces, hardware events and alerts, and a managed hotswap interface.

It was found that the "/var/lib/openhpi" directory provided by OpenHPI used
world-writeable and world-readable permissions. A local user could use this
flaw to view, modify, and delete OpenHPI-related data, or even fill up the
storage device hosting the /var/lib directory. (CVE-2015-3248)

This issue was discovered by Marko Myllynen of Red Hat.

The openhpi packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.4.0, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
(BZ#1127908)

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Network timeouts were handled incorrectly in the openhpid daemon. As a
consequence, network connections could fail when external plug-ins were
used. With this update, handling of network socket timeouts has been
improved in openhpid, and the described problem no longer occurs.
(BZ#1208127)

All openhpi users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues and add these enhancements.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 openhpi openhpi-3.4.0-2.el7.i686.rpm
openhpi openhpi-3.4.0-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
openhpi-devel openhpi-devel-3.4.0-2.el7.i686.rpm
openhpi-devel openhpi-devel-3.4.0-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
openhpi-libs openhpi-libs-3.4.0-2.el7.i686.rpm
openhpi-libs openhpi-libs-3.4.0-2.el7.x86_64.rpm