ipmitoolbypassing authentication (
-c 0) to change the root password to abc123:
ipmitoolto reset the password of a named user account and leverage that account for access to other services:
/nv/PSStore. The passwords are scattered between various binary blobs, but easy to pick out as they always follow the username. This is a serious issue for any organization that uses shared passwords between BMCs or even different types of devices.
ipmitoolto be installed on the host and driver support to be enabled for the BMC. The example below demonstrates how the local interface on the host, which does not require authentication, can be used to inject a new user account into the BMC. This method is universal across Linux, Windows, BSD, and even DOS targets.