Bug 235198 - ipmitool doesn't propose to hide the key as '-a' does for password.
ipmitool doesn't propose to hide the key as '-a' does for password.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: OpenIPMI (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Blocks: 238970
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Reported: 2007-04-04 09:50 EDT by Jose Plans
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:18 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0681
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-15 10:57:59 EST
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ipmitool-K-enhancement.patch (2.31 KB, patch)
2007-04-04 09:50 EDT, Jose Plans
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Description Jose Plans 2007-04-04 09:50:26 EDT
Description of problem:
When using ipmitool, a user can authenticate with a key and/or a password.
If the user does not want to have his/her password shown in a ps listing, they
can use the option '-a' to be prompted for it and not appear in the PID/cmdline.
But if they want to use a key, this one will be always shown... as there is no
possibility to be prompted for the key.

I believe this is a bug and could be treated as a very low security issue as
sysadmins do not want users to know their IPMI key.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
OpenIPMI-1.4.14 - ipmitool-1.8.7

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ipmitool -v -k 12345323 -U root -a -H x4600-ilom.gsslab.rdu.redhat.com shell
2. ps

25470 pts/0    S+     0:00 ipmitool -v -k 12345323 -U root -a -H
x4600-ilom.gsslab.rdu.redhat.com shell
Actual results:
ps shows the key.

Expected results:
An option to avoid that key, -K with this patch.

Additional info:
Sent upstream.
Comment 1 Jose Plans 2007-04-04 09:50:26 EDT
Created attachment 151658 [details]
Comment 2 Jose Plans 2007-04-04 09:53:10 EDT
This patch allows the user to run :
ipmitool -v -K -U root -a -H x4600-ilom.gsslab.rdu.redhat.com shell

And get prompted:

so in ps they get :
7291 pts/0    S+     0:00 ipmitool -v -K -U root -a -H
x4600-ilom.gsslab.rdu.redhat.com shell

instead so the key is hidden.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-05-09 01:00:37 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 4 Phil Knirsch 2007-06-11 12:02:00 EDT
Good patch. Devel ACK.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-15 10:57:59 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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