Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238970
ipmitool doesn't propose to hide the key as '-a' does for password.
Last modified: 2018-10-19 19:33:02 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #235198 +++
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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ipmitool -v -k 12345323 -U root -a -H x4600-ilom.gsslab.rdu.redhat.com shell
25470 pts/0 S+ 0:00 ipmitool -v -k 12345323 -U root -a -H
ps shows the key.
An option to avoid that key, -K with this patch.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-04-04 09:50 EST --
Created an attachment (id=151658)
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-04-04 09:53 EST --
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
instead so the key is hidden.
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