POWER9: In response to a security issue with BMC's IPMI LAN+ interface, a new Power System firmware update is being released to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue number CVE 2021-39296.
DESCRIPTION: OpenBMC could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper authentication validation by the netipmid (IPMI lan+) interface. By sending specially-crafted IPMI messages, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass authentication and gain full control of the system.
CVSS Base score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/208988 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|8335-GTH||OP920, OP930, OP940|
Workarounds and Mitigations
Keep the management network separate from the public network.
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The vulnerability was reported by Anton Kachalov.
29 Sep 2021: Initial Publication
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05 October 2021