A vulnerability found in the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) component of IBM Cloud’s Bare Metal Server product could allow attackers to overwrite the firmware and then leverage the compromised firmware to attack future users of the product.

IBM has issued a firmware update to patch the flaw, which the company's PSIRT team classified as low severity in a blog post published yesterday.

Bare metal servers are servers that are used exclusively at any one time by a single organization, as opposed to servers shared by multiple unaffiliated companies. IBM Cloud's BMC component allows remote management of the bare metal server product for the purpose of provisioning, operating system reinstallation, and troubleshooting.

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