Security Bulletin: The IBM Chassis Management Module (CMM) is affected by a vulnerability in NTP server (CVE-2013-5211)


A security vulnerability has been discovered in the Chassis Management Module NTP Server.


Vulnerability Details:

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-5211

Description: The monlist feature in ntp_request.c in ntpd in NTP before 4.2.7p26 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (traffic amplification) via forged (1) REQ_MON_GETLIST or (2) REQ_MON_GETLIST_1 requests, as exploited in the wild in December 2013.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected products and versions

Affected Products

  • Flex System Chassis Management Module, Option part number 68Y7029
  • Flex System Enterprise Chassis, Types 7893, 8721, 8724

Affected Versions

  • 2PET10A-1.0.0,
  • 2PET10B-1.1.0,
  • 2PET10C-1.1.1
  • 2PET10D-1.1.1
  • 2PET10E-1.1.1
  • 2PET10F-1.1.1,
  • 2PET10G-1.20.0,
  • 2PET10H-1.20.1,
  • 2PET10I-1.20.2,
  • 2PET10K-1.40.0,
  • 2PET10M,P-1.40.1,
  • 2PET10Q-1.40.2
  • 2PET12D – 1.50.0
  • 2PET12E-1.50.0,
  • 2PET12F – 1.50.1
  • 2PET12G – 1.50.1
  • 2PET12H – 1.50.1
  • 2PET12I-1.50.1



IBM recommends updating to Chassis Management Module 2.0.0K (2PET12K) or newer, available on IBM Fix Central.

Workaround(s) & Mitigation(s):




Related Information:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


Change History
20 June 2014:  Original Copy Published

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Document id:  MIGR-5095861
Last modified:  2014-07-01
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