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BMC Vulnerability Exposes Admin Passwords in Plain Text

20
Jun
2014

Plain text passwords for remote log in to servers can be accessed from machines equipped with motherboards built by Supermicro, a company that manufactures and sells computer hardware.

The security weakness, found by Zachary Wikholm, senior security engineer with the CARInet Security Incident Response Team, dwells in the BMC (baseboard management controller) component of the motherboard that allows monitoring the health of the machine by providing details on current temperatures, fan speeds, …

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