Bug 238970 - ipmitool doesn't propose to hide the key as '-a' does for password.
Summary: ipmitool doesn't propose to hide the key as '-a' does for password.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: OpenIPMI
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
Depends On: 235198
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-04 09:14 UTC by Jose Plans
Modified: 2018-10-19 23:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-21 14:32:10 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0330 normal SHIPPED_LIVE OpenIPMI bug fix and enhancement update 2008-05-20 18:09:09 UTC

Description Jose Plans 2007-05-04 09:14:14 UTC
+++ 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

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.

-- Additional comment from jplans@redhat.com on 2007-04-04 09:50 EST --
Created an attachment (id=151658)

-- Additional comment from jplans@redhat.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
x4600-ilom.gsslab.rdu.redhat.com shell

instead so the key is hidden.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-16 04:00:50 UTC
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 7 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 14:32:10 UTC
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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