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Cisco Intrusion Prevention System

Field Notice: *Expired* FN - 29876 - IDS Software Service Pack v4.1(4) Resolves Multiple Field Issues


Revised March 2, 2006

May 27, 2004

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Products Affected

Product

Comments

IDS-42xx Sensors

All IDS-42xx Sensor Platforms

WS-SVC-IDS2-BUN-K9

IDS Module (IDSM2) for Cat6k Switch Family

NM-CIDS-K9

Intrusion Detection System Network Module on 2600, 3600, 3700 IOS routers

Problem Description

The IDS 4.1(4) Service Pack was posted to Cisco.com on May 6, 2004. This service pack addresses numerous bugs that are impacting customers in the field. Customers are encouraged to upgrade their IDS product software to 4.1(4) Service Pack to resolve their existing issues and avoid potential problems.

The latest IDS Service Pack is available from Cisco.com here:Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Strong Crypto (3DES) Software (registered customers only) .

Background

Some of the issues 4.1(4) SP addresses may appear to be hardware issues, which can lead customers to go through the inconvenience of getting their product RMA'd without getting the real issues resolved

Problem Symptoms

The DDTS section in this Field Notice provides a list of fixed bugs with the descriptions that are most often found in customers' environments, or bugs which have the most impact on customers. The complete list of fixed bugs and descriptions can be found in the readme file for this service pack here:Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Strong Crypto (3DES) Software (registered customers only) .

Workaround/Solution

Upgrade IDS software to the latest Service Pack v4.1(4). The name of the SP file is IDS-K9-sp-4.1-4-S91.rpm.pkg. The file was posted on Cisco.com on May 6, 2004. The latest IDS Service Pack is available here:Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Strong Crypto (3DES) Software (registered customers only) .

DDTS

To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered user and you must be logged in.

DDTS

Description

CSCeb85209 (registered customers only)

SensorApp exits with CIDS resources locked all apps will lockup

CSCed35653 (registered customers only)

Hard Drive can not read/write data until it is power cycled

CSCed45384 (registered customers only)

Nessus scan causes memory consumption

CSCed57974 (registered customers only)

e100-cids driver fails to receive packets

CSCed71399 (registered customers only)

FastEthernet receiver lockup

CSCed92086 (registered customers only)

Packets from TCP server port 0 may cause inspection to stop

CSCee23769 (registered customers only)

sensorApp dies when MaxHeaderFieldSize parameter is used

For More Information

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