Security Bulletin: IBM Flex System Manager (FSM) is affected by vulnerability (CVE-2013-5211)


IBM Flex System Manager (FSM) is affected by a ntp vulnerability that could result in a denial of service


Vulnerability Details:

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-5211

Description: IBM Flex System Manager allows a remote attacker to use a valid NTP server to cause a potential denial of service attack by forging ntp requests.
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected products and versions

From the FSM command line enter lsconfig -V to determine the level of FSM installed.

  • Flex System Manager 1.1.x.x
  • Flex System Manager 1.2.0.x
  • Flex System Manager 1.2.1.x
  • Flex System Manager 1.3.0.x
  • Flex System Manager 1.3.1.x


Flex System Manager 1.3.2.x


Product VRMF APAR Remediation
Flex System Manager 1.1.x.x IT00278 Upgrade to FSM, or open a PMR with support to request an APAR
Flex System Manager 1.2.0.x IT00278 fsmfix1.2.0.0_IT00252
Flex System Manager 1.2.1.x IT00278 fsmfix1.2.1.0_IT00252
Flex System Manager 1.3.0.x IT00278 fsmfix1.3.0.0_IT00252
Flex System Manager 1.3.1.x IT00278 fsmfix1.3.1.0_IT00252


Workaround(s) & Mitigation(s):

None Known



Related Information:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal


Change History
01 July 2014: Original Copy Published

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Document id:  MIGR-5095892
Last modified:  2014-07-02
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