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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   IBM AIX Vendors:   IBM
IBM AIX ntpd Query Function Lets Remote Users Conduct Amplified Denial of Service Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030433
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030433
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-5211   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 17 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.3, 6.1, 7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM AIX. A remote user can conduct amplified denial of service attacks.

A remote user can exploit an administrative query function in ntpd to amplify distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against other sites.

Additional information is available from US-CERT at:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/348126

Impact:   A remote user can conduct amplified denial of service attacks against other sites.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

5.3.12: IV59636
6.1.7: IV58413
6.1.8: IV58068
6.1.9: IV56213
7.1.1: IV56575
7.1.2: IV55365
7.1.3: IV56324

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory.asc

Vendor URL:  aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/ntp_advisory.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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