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Release Notes for Cisco Security Manager 4.0

Introduction

Supported Component Versions and Related Software

What's New

Installation Notes

Service Pack 1 Download and Installation Instructions

Important Notes

Caveats

Open Caveats—Release 4.0

Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0 Service Pack 1

Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0

Resolved Caveats—Releases Prior to 4.0

Where to Go Next

Product Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for Cisco Security Manager 4.0


Published: June 17, 2010
Revised: October 6, 2010

These release notes are for use with the Cisco Security Manager (Security Manager), Release 4.0.

Release 4.0 is now available. Registered SMARTnet users can obtain release 4.0 from the Cisco support website by going to http://www.cisco.com/go/csmanager and clicking Download Software in the Support box.

This chapter contains the following topics:

Introduction

Supported Component Versions and Related Software

What's New

Installation Notes

Service Pack 1 Download and Installation Instructions

Important Notes

Caveats

Where to Go Next

Product Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Introduction


Note Use this document in conjunction with the documents identified in Product Documentation. The online versions of the user documentation are also occasionally updated after the initial release. As a result, the information contained in the Cisco Security Manager end-user guides on Cisco.com supersedes any information contained in the context-sensitive help included with the product. For more information about specific changes, please see Where to Go Next.


This document contains release note information for the following:

Cisco Security Manager 4.0 (Including Service Pack 1)—Cisco Security Manager (Security Manager) enables you to manage security policies on Cisco security devices. Security Manager supports integrated provisioning of firewall, VPN, and IPS services across IOS routers, PIX and ASA security appliances, IPS sensors and modules, and some services modules for Catalyst 6500 switches and some routers. (You can find complete device support information under Cisco Security Manager Compatibility Information on Cisco.com.) Security Manager also supports provisioning of many platform-specific settings, for example, interfaces, routing, identity, QoS, logging, and so on.

Security Manager efficiently manages a wide range of networks, from small networks consisting of a few devices to large networks with thousands of devices. Scalability is achieved through a rich feature set of device grouping capabilities and objects and policies that can be shared.

Auto Update Server 4.0—The Auto Update Server (AUS) is a tool for upgrading PIX security appliance software images, ASA software images, PIX Device Manager (PDM) images, Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) images, and PIX security appliance and ASA configuration files. Security appliances with dynamic IP addresses that use the auto update feature connect to AUS periodically to upgrade device configuration files and to pass device and status information.

Performance Monitor 4.0—Performance Monitor is a browser-based tool that monitors and troubleshoots the health and performance of services that contribute to network security. It helps you to isolate, analyze, and troubleshoot events in your network as they occur, so that you can increase service availability. Supported service types are remote-access VPN, site-to-site VPN, firewall, Web server load-balancing, and proxied SSL.


Note Before using Cisco Security Manager 4.0, we recommend that you read this entire document. In addition, it is critical that you read the Important Notes, the Installation Notes, and the Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0 before installing or upgrading to Cisco Security Manager 4.0.


This document lists the ID numbers and headlines for issues that may affect your operation of the product. This document also includes a list of resolved problems. If you accessed this document from Cisco.com, you can click any ID number, which takes you to the appropriate release note enclosure in the Bug Toolkit. The release note enclosure contains symptoms, conditions, and workaround information.

Supported Component Versions and Related Software

The Cisco Security Management Suite of applications includes several component applications plus a group of related applications that you can use in conjunction with them. The following table lists the components and related applications, and the versions of those applications that you can use together for this release of the suite. For a description of these applications, see the Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0.


Note For information on the supported software and hardware that you can manage with Cisco Security Manager, see the Supported Devices and Software Versions for Cisco Security Manager online document under Cisco Security Manager Compatibility Information on Cisco.com.


Table 1 Supported Versions for Components and Related Applications 

Application
Support Releases
Component Applications

Cisco Security Manager

4.0

Auto Update Server

4.0

Performance Monitor

4.0

CiscoWorks Common Services

3.3

Resource Manager Essentials (RME)

4.3

Cisco Security Agent

5.2

Related Applications

Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (CS-MARS)

6.0.5, 6.0.6

Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) for Windows

Note Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine 4.1(4) is also supported.

4.1(3, 4), 4.2(0)

Cisco Configuration Engine

3.0


What's New

Cisco Security Manager 4.0 Service Pack 1

Security Manager 4.0 Service Pack 1 provides support for changes to the mechanism used for downloading sensor and signature updates from Cisco.com.

Security Manager 4.0 Service Pack 1also provides fixes for various problems. For more information, see Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0 Service Pack 1.

Cisco Security Manager 4.0

In addition to resolved caveats, this release includes the following new features and enhancements:

New Event Viewer feature enables you to selectively monitor, search, view, and examine events from ASA and IPS devices. You can filter the stream of events to quickly select the view--or even the particular event or value--you require at the moment. Further, the view criteria you select can be saved and recalled as needed.

The applications now require CiscoWorks Common Services 3.3, which is included in the Security Manager installation program.

The Security Manager installation program no longer performs a mandatory backup. Although you are provided the option of performing a backup during installation, we recommend that you perform the backup before running the installation program, and verify that the backup completed successfully.

Support for ASA Software version 8.3. If you upgrade a device to ASA 8.3, ensure that you delete it from the Security Manager inventory and then add it back in so that newly-converted policies are discovered correctly.

ASA 8.3 support includes features that can help when converting from Checkpoint to ASA:

Global access rules—Instead of creating access rules for each interface, you can create global rules once. These rules are applied to every interface and are processed after any interface-specific access rules.

Object group search—Available as a firewall access control setting, object group search optimizes ACL performance without expanding object groups. However, you should use this only on memory constrained devices. You also cannot use the hit count tool if you configure object group search.

The release of ASA version 8.3 provides a simplified approach to configuring network address translation (NAT), as compared to earlier ASA versions and other devices. All NAT rules on the device—static NAT, dynamic PAT, and dynamic NAT—are presented in a single table, and the same dialog box is used to configure all NAT rules. The NAT rules are interface independent (that is, interfaces are optional), meaning the rules are independent of security levels also.

ASA 8.3+ includes new features for network and service objects that contain single values. You can also use the network objects to configure NAT. Security Manager supports these features as follows:

The network/host policy object now has four types: group, host, network, address range. The group object is the same as the network/host object that exists in all Security Manager 3.x releases. The host, network, and address range types allow single values (of the appropriate type), and also allow NAT configuration. Although these objects are designed for use with ASA 8.3+, you can use them with all operating systems; any NAT configuration is ignored for non-ASA-8.3+ devices.

The service policy object now has two types: group and object. The group object is the same as the service object in Security Manager 3.x releases. The service "object" allows a single service designation. As with the network/host object, you can use the new service object on any operating system; how it is provisioned to the device simply differs for ASA 8.3 devices.

Support for FWSM Software versions 4.1(1), 4.0(7-11), 3.1(16, 17), 3.2(14-17).

Support for the 1002 Fixed Router model of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers.

Support for ASR Version 2.4 software, called Cisco IOS Software version 12.2(33)XND.

Support for shared port adapters (SPAs) in Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers. Support includes all Ethernet (all speeds, including Ten Gigabit Ethernet), Serial, ATM, and Packet over Sonet (POS) SPAs, but not services SPAs. If you configured ATM, PVC, or dialer related policies on ASRs you managed with previous versions of Security Manager, you should rediscover policies on those devices to bring these policies into Security Manager.

The IPS Event Viewer application is no longer included in the Security Manager package. When you upgrade to Security Manager 4.0, any installation of the IPS Event Viewer that was installed by previous versions of Security Manager is removed. To view IPS events, use the event viewer integrated into Security Manager 4.0.

Activity lock messages now include the username and activity name that has obtained a lock that prevents you from performing an action.

You can now delete more than one device at a time.

You can now rediscovery policies on more than one device at a time.

You can now detect whether devices have out of band changes (changes to the device configuration made outside of Security Manager) before you deploy configurations. This gives you the opportunity to update the device policies in Security Manager to recreate those changes.


Note Out-of-band change detection is not available for IPS appliances.


In previous releases, you could select which types of policy to manage on Cisco IOS routers. You can now also select which policies to manage on ASA, PIX, and FWSM firewall devices.

Packet tracer allows you to troubleshoot active policies running on ASA and PIX firewall devices running 7.2.1 and higher that are not operating in transparent mode.

ASA 8.3 devices use the original, or real, IP address when evaluating traffic in firewall rules (such as access rules) rather than NAT-translated addresses. Ensure that you use the original address when configuring firewall rules for ASA 8.3 devices.

You can now automatically block blacklisted traffic based on the threat level using the Botnet Traffic Filter on ASA 8.2(2)+ devices. You can also treat greylisted traffic as blacklisted traffic for action purposes.

You can now inspect IP options in inspection rules on ASA 8.2(2)+ devices. IP options inspection allows you to pass IP packets that have end of options list, no operation, or router alert options configured in the IP packet header.

You can now configure or use the following features for Group Encrypted Transport (GET) VPNs: fail-close mode to protect VPN traffic prior to successful group member registration; passive mode configured on group members; RSA key generation and synchronization among the key servers.

You can now explicitly configure DMVPN phase 2 connections between spokes, so that spoke to spoke connections go through regional hubs, and routing protocol updates from hubs to spokes are not summarized.

Support for Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) 4.2.

The Security Manager online help and user guide have been reorganized into parts with smaller chapters, and reference information has been moved along side of conceptual and procedural information. Large sections of the document have been rewritten and simplified, with more examples added.

Security Manager now discovers and deploys object groups for devices running Cisco IOS Software release 12.4(20)T and higher. In previous releases, object groups were supported only for ASA, PIX, and FWSM.

Installation Notes

All customers need to procure a new license (or licenses) for Security Manager 4.0 irrespective of whether they have a valid license for any of the (older) Security Manager 3.x releases. With the exception of incremental licenses, existing Security Manager 3.x licenses are not valid for Security Manager 4.0.

Do not modify casuser (the default service account) or directory permissions that are established during the installation of the product. Doing so can lead to problems with your being able to do the following:

Logging in to the web server

Logging in to the client

Performing successful backups of all databases

Internet Explorer 8 is supported, but only in Compatibility View. To use Compatibility View, open Internet Explorer 8, go to Tools > Compatibility View Settings, and add the Security Manager server as a "website to be displayed in Compatibility View."

You can install Security Manager server software directly, or you can upgrade the software on a server where Security Manager is installed. The Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager for this release of the product explains which previous Security Manager releases are supported for upgrade and provides important information regarding server requirements, server configuration, and post-installation tasks.

We do not support installation of Security Manager on a server that is running any other web server or database server (for example, IIS or MS-SQL). Doing so might cause unexpected problems that may prevent you from logging into or using Cisco Security Manager.

Before you can successfully upgrade to Security Manager 4.0 from a prior version of Security Manager, you must make sure that the Security Manager database does not contain any pending data, in other words, data that has not been committed to the database. If the Security Manager database contains pending data, you must commit or discard all uncommitted changes, then back up your database before you perform the upgrade. The Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager for this release contains complete instructions on the steps required for preparing the database for upgrade.

For the Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0, go to the list of Cisco Security Manager installation and upgrade guides on Cisco.com.

Be aware of the following important points before you upgrade:

Ensure that all applications that you are upgrading are currently functioning correctly, and that you can create valid backups (that is, the backup process completes without error). If an application is not functioning correctly before an upgrade, the upgrade process might not result in a correctly functioning application.


Note It has come to Cisco's attention that some users make undocumented and unsupported modifications to the system so that the backup process does not back up all installed CiscoWorks applications. The upgrade process documented in the installation guide assumes that you have not subverted the intended functioning of the system. If you are creating backups that back up less than all of the data, you are responsible for ensuring you have all backup data that you require before performing an update. We strongly suggest that you undo these unsupported modifications. Otherwise, you should probably not attempt to do an inline upgrade, where you install the product on the same server as the older version; instead, install the updated applications on a new, clean server and restore your database backups.


If you upgrade from a release earlier than 3.3 to Security Manager 3.3 or higher, and you use Cisco Configuration Engine, you must upgrade Configuration Engine to 3.0 at the same time. Security Manager 3.3 and higher does not work with older versions of Configuration Engine.

If you install RME on the same server as Security Manager, do not apply the MDF.zip file available with the RME IDU patch. Applying this file will damage the device support files in Security Manager, and you will need to contact Cisco Technical Support to correct the problem. If you install RME on a server separate from Cisco Security Manager, this restriction does not apply.

Service Pack 1 Download and Installation Instructions

To download and install service pack 1, follow these steps:


Note You must install the Cisco Security Manager 4.0 FCS build on your server before you can apply this service pack.



Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/csmanager, and then click Download Software in the Support box on the right side of the screen.

Step 2 Enter your user name and password to log in to Cisco.com.

Step 3 Click Security Manager (CSM) Software, expand the 4.0 folder under All Releases, and then click 4.0sp1.

Step 4 Download the file fcs-csm-40-sp1-win-k9.exe.

Step 5 To install the service pack, close all open applications, including the Cisco Security Manager Client.

Step 6 Manually stop the Cisco Security Agent service from Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

Step 7 Run the fcs-csm-40-sp1-win-k9.exe file that you previously downloaded.

Step 8 In the Install Cisco Security Manager 4.0 Service Pack 1dialog box, click Next and then click Install in the next screen.

Step 9 After the updated files have been installed, click Finish to complete the installation.

Step 10 On each client machine that is used to connect to the Security Manager server, you must perform the following steps to apply the service pack before you can connect to the server using that client:

a. Manually stop the Cisco Security Agent service from Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

b. Launch the Security Manager client.

You will be prompted to "Download Service Pack".

c. Download the service pack and then launch the downloaded file to apply the service pack.

Step 11 (Optional) Go to the client installation directory and clear the cache, for example, <Client Install Directory>/cache.


Important Notes

The following notes apply to the Security Manager 4.0 release:

You can use IPv4 addresses only in Security Manager. Although some of the device software Security Manager supports allows you to use IPv6 addresses on commands, Security Manager does not support IPv6 addresses directly. If you want to configure IPv6 features using Security Manager, you can use FlexConfig policies.

You cannot use Security Manager to manage an ASA 8.3+ device if you enable password encryption using the password encryption aes command. You must turn off password encryption before you can add the device to the Security Manager inventory.

ASA 8.3 ACLs use the real IP address of a device, rather than the translated (NAT) address. During upgrade, rules are converted to use the real IP address. All other device types, and older ASA versions, used the NAT address in ACLs.

The device memory requirements for ASA 8.3 are higher than for older ASA releases. Ensure that the device meets the minimum memory requirement, as explained in the ASA documentation, before upgrade. Security Manager blocks deployment to devices that do not meet the minimum requirement.

If you have a device that uses commands that were unsupported in previous versions of Security Manager, these commands are not automatically populated into Security Manager as part of the upgrade to this version of Security Manager. If you deploy back to the device, these commands are removed from the device because they are not part of the target policies configured in Security Manager. We recommend that you set the correct values for the newly added attributes in Security Manager so that the next deployment will correctly provision these commands. You can also rediscover the platform settings from the device; however, you will need to take necessary steps to save and restore any shared Security Manager policies that are assigned to the device.

A Cisco Services for IPS service license is required for the installation of signature updates on IPS 5.x+ appliances, Catalyst and ASA service modules, and router network modules.

Do not connect to the database directly, because doing so can cause performance reductions and unexpected system behavior.

Do not run SQL queries against the database.

If an online help page displays blank in your browser view, refresh the browser.

Cisco Secure ACS 5.0 is not supported by Security Manager 4.0, even though ACS 5.0 is supported by Common Services 3.3.

If you do not manage IPS devices, consider taking the following performance tuning step. In $NMSROOT\MDC\ips\etc\sensorupdate.properties, change the value of packageMonitorInterval from its initial default value of 30,000 milliseconds to a less-frequent value of 600,000 milliseconds. Taking this step will improve performance somewhat. [$NMSROOT is the full pathname of the Common Services installation directory (the default is C:\Program Files\CSCOpx).]

Caveats

This section describes the open and resolved caveats with respect to this release.

For your convenience in locating caveats in Cisco's Bug Toolkit, the caveat titles listed in this section are drawn directly from the Bug Toolkit database. These caveat titles are not intended to be read as complete sentences because the title field length is limited. In the caveat titles, some truncation of wording or punctuation may be necessary to provide the most complete and concise description. The only modifications made to these titles are as follows:

Commands are in boldface type.

Product names and acronyms may be standardized.

Spelling errors and typos may be corrected.


Note If you are a registered cisco.com user, view Bug Toolkit on cisco.com at the following website:
http://www.cisco.com/support/bugtools
To become a registered cisco.com user, go to the following website:
http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do


This section contains the following topics:

Open Caveats—Release 4.0

Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0 Service Pack 1

Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0

Resolved Caveats—Releases Prior to 4.0

Open Caveats—Release 4.0

This section contains information about the problems known to exist in Cisco Security Manager 4.0. The caveats are arranged into the following tables:

ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Devices Caveats

CSM Client and Server Install Caveats

Cisco Catalyst 6000 Device Support Caveats

Cisco IOS Router Devices Caveats

Cisco IPS and IOS IPS Devices Caveats

Device Management, Discovery, and Deployment Caveats

Event Viewer Caveats

Firewall Services Caveats

Miscellaneous Caveats

VPN Device and Configuration Support Caveats


Note In some instances, a known problem might apply to more than one area, for example, a PIX device might encounter a problem during deployment. If you are unable to locate a particular problem within a table, expand your search to include other tables. In the example provided, the known problem could be listed in either the Deployment table or the PIX/ASA/FWSM Configuration table.


Table 2 ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Devices Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCse51450

OSPF validations are not adequate

CSCsh20731

FAILOVER - Active/Active deploys to Standby unit and returns errors

CSCsi24397

SLA: Interface roles assigned to an SLA Monitor not validated

CSCsi34972

OSPF Discovery: Deployment of incomplete OSPF policy invalid

CSCsi42889

Swapping interface names causes deployment failure

CSCsi44546

RIP configuration commands in PIX/ASA 7.2(1) cannot be fully managed

CSCsl51451

Enable DHCPD auto configuration with interface option not discovered

CSCsm82107

Discovery of a multi-mode ASA added to CSM as a new device fails

CSCsr17662

Deployment of ips command truncated if containing class map is changed

CSCtd60804

CSM managing A/A FWSM will not use configured management ip of context

CSCth13856

CSM doesn't deploy "no management-only" to management interfaces


Table 3 CSM Client and Server Install Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCte49471

CSM installer should check for supported SP during install

CSCte56524

Not able to launch the CSM client after upgrade (CSM3.3SP1 to CSM4.0)

CSCtf01120

CSM: Upgrade from 3.3.0 to 3.3.1 Does Not Update All Files

CSCtf78013

CSM 3.3.1 client cannot launch due to MICE.jar file corruption


Table 4 Cisco Catalyst 6000 Device Support Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCsi17608

Deployment fails when allowed VLAN ID is modified on IDSM capture port

CSCsi24091

Deploy fails if you change access to trunk mode & enable DTP negotiation


Table 5 Cisco IOS Router Devices Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCsf09088

PPP policy does not support if-needed and local-case keywords for AAA

CSCsh18926

NetFlow deployment fails on subinterfaces

CSCsi20458

802.1x-Number of retries command not generated correctly

CSCsi25845

PPP-No validation for multilink support on device

CSCsi45142

AAA - source intf disc from global cmd instead of aaa subcommand

CSCsi45204

QoS policy not discovered when WRED is enabled

CSCsr14267

Discovery failure with target os 12.3(9) does not exist

CSCsr45265

Negation is not getting generated for policies using nonexistent ACL

CSCsz79334

Deployment fails on changing VTY authentication method frm AAA to local.

CSCta73192

NTP Authentication key is not negated for Xformer router of type 3945

CSCta84886

RIP-Deployments fails for RIP policy but CLI are pushed into the device

CSCta84894

BGP-Unassign bgp pol+Deploy,Deployment fails for 861 Router for 15.0 ima

CSCta84907

Xformer:Dep BGP+Change AS no. & Dep+Unassign BGP,Deployment fails

CSCtf08622

CSM will not recognize new AAA syntax from IOS 12.4(22)T


Table 6 Cisco IPS and IOS IPS Devices Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCse95933

IPS related policies should be listed in device properties page

CSCsg25899

IPS 6.x pol. should not be listed for 5.x devices in copy & share policy

CSCsg38052

VLAN groups need to display "unassigned" VLANS

CSCsg51052

After Abort, progress bar continues to 100% and Status remains = Started

CSCsg78129

Copy policies betn devices with VS as src only shows VS's as destn

CSCsg80289

Warning message is displayed during blocking policy deployment.

CSCsh02407

Autoupdate setting value for a device should be same in device tree.

CSCsh36604

IPS EAO: After editing a row, the ed. row is displayed as the last row

CSCsh52484

IPS Licensing Date varies between sensor CLI and sensor

CSCsh53265

On IPS Update page, checkbox for shared sig. policy can be incorrect

CSCsh67506

Dynamic IP address IOS router imported by CNS cannot be discovered

CSCsh77105

During deployment, signatures removed from current.xml

CSCsh86189

Sig update fails when using HTTP if console logging is on

CSCsi01650

EAF: Show content option in context menu for victim addr is not working

CSCsi26525

OOB OPACL changes not resynced after successful deploy

CSCsi39380

Deployment of NTP policy with policy objects sometimes fails

CSCsi44605

IPS variable names cannot contain special characters.

CSCsi47289

Policy object overridden at VS level is not deployed correctly

CSCsj60530

Inventory alone discovery fails for IPS 6.x device for submit operation

CSCsl70245

Licensing: Repeated clicking of refresh button shows duplicate entries

CSCsm32616

CSM - Needs a way to remove old IPS metadata

CSCsm72033

Deployment Failed error on Event Action Rules

CSCso11145

CSM daily autodownload every 2 days should start from the present date

CSCso11482

MultiContext not handled in ApplyIPSUpdate wizard upon SigEditParams

CSCso17575

Intf Policy copy betn same IPS models but diff interface cards fails

CSCsr19163

OS Id.'s ->Restrict to these IP address field should not map to pol. obj

CSCsr31140

Err loading pg if NTP policy from 6.1 dev is copied to 6.0/5.1 dev

CSCsv24797

CSM shows incorrectly "non retrievable" in the ips license field

CSCsv44809

Rules and AD profile name changes with multiple vs profile config

CSCsv57621

IPS Incorrect Interfaces discovery (removed from VS or disabled)

CSCsv85664

Security Manager swaps names of policies while deploying to device

CSCsv91055

Security Manager Deployment UI shows OOB for unsupported commands

CSCsx72883

Link for Interface help for SSC is redirected to Product Overview

CSCsx98868

IOS IPS: Cannot deploy custom signature for "normalizer" engine

CSCsy03168

IOS IPS: SDEE properties cannot be discovered if SDEE is disabled

CSCsy47123

Unable to unshared a shared policy for un-supported platform in dev view

CSCsy51377

Package download fails with error msg Download not enough space on disk

CSCsy56978

IOS IPS version should be updated with changes in IOS version

CSCsy60393

Security Manager does not push "category ios_ips basic" command properly

CSCsy89865

Not able to do signature update on IPS-4260 running 5.1(8)E2.9S342.0

CSCsz33707

Licenses are not shown in IPS tab post ACS Integration without refresh

CSCsz35545

Pre-ACS integrated devices are shown in IPS updates page

CSCta90115

Cannot deploy service module policy in IOS

CSCta93482

Deployment fails- shared sig policy with new custom sig to older version

CSCtb16577

on applying sig pkg to the device, New sig(s) is not listed on sig page

CSCtb40828

Signature deploy failed with "category ios_ips default" command

CSCtb55176

Sensor update fails on applying sensor pkg manually with OOB change

CSCtc57010

No validation for incorrect speed/duplex setting for 10G Interface

CSCtc81519

IPS Validation warnings still show up after unassigning shared policies

CSCte61977

Delta shown for user profiles(no conf chng)after remote upgrade ( 3.3.1)

CSCte62412

Sig package pushed by CSM causing trouble for particular sigs

CSCtf32502

Deployment changes IPS WEBPORT setting to Default

CSCtf40838

License Refresh functionality is broken when navigating between tabs

CSCtg23806

CSM discovery fail when Signature ID 50000 or later is modified

CSCtg47573

Event Action Filter variable problem

CSCtg49034

Migration log: IPS backward compatible devices are not reported

CSCtg86699

Fails to apply a license to IPS

CSCtg95401

Null Pointer Exception when trying to unassign an IPS signature policy

CSCth02638

sig 2158.0 remains enabled when updated from CSM

CSCth14454

CSM Policy view does not save settings when DNS servers are added.

CSCth19929

CSM 3.3.1: No option for bypass mode configuration for AIP-SSM module.


Table 7 Device Management, Discovery, and Deployment Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCsh63248

Add field in DM to specify whether device is Admin Context or not

CSCsi18673

Security Manager deployment may trigger ObjectGroup name warnings.

CSCsi18678

Security Manager deployment may trigger interface name warnings

CSCsk59843

DCS to monitor the Admin context CLI

CSCsq32343

HitCount -- Internal Failure

CSCsy98103

Config-diff shows diff between two configs though they are exactly same.

CSCta39358

[Rollback]Rollback is not working properly with ASA

CSCtb31451

In 3.2.2, database corruption in device_dirty_status table

CSCtc77997

Missing information in the FQ logic.

CSCte65524

Failover: Deployment takes a long time

CSCtf32208

Deployment fails with ACE edit in ACL BB

CSCtf51909

CSM does not deploy crypto related configuration to AUS

CSCtf78036

Deployment summary shows successful though deployment not done.

CSCtg65526

CSM - ace is removed without any reason during the deployment

CSCth16062

shared credential policy does not modify the CSM used credentials


Table 8 Event Viewer Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCtd27974

Floating view minimized by default.

CSCtd33930

Real-time event row selection not retaining

CSCtd49651

Select all in custom filter with filter criteria not correct.

CSCtd59852

Custom filter does not remember values when some filter is applied.

CSCtd71393

Event Viewer must provide the ability to filter in a signature ID

CSCtd74239

"Backplane" & "physical" interface fields are always blank for events

CSCtd80726

Time slider doesn't show correct trend for view with long duration.

CSCte18239

Continue showing 'Navigating to.' dialog even if crosslaunch is canceled

CSCte37331

Internal error thrown on opening view having BB which is deleted.

CSCte37802

Custom filters using BB should have view option to see BB contents.

CSCte90167

[SSL VPN] Explanation and recommended action not displayed correctly.

CSCte92834

Need to modify format of "IP Log Id" values under "Displayed Fields" tab

CSCtf07664

No warning if event data store size is reduced than actual stored events

CSCtf21124

Some of the old event data folder is not getting deleted

CSCtf44733

EPS statistics not correct for ASA and IPS in Time-slider.

CSCtf61897

Unselecting a sigId should unselect it under all Signature Categories

CSCtf79977

Setting log level to SEVERE for Event management logs debug messages

CSCtg17154

Floating window goes invisible on clicking Cancel Close

CSCtg17383

Real time events with sort on non-default columns shows empty rows

CSCtg34811

View creation fails though view with same name not present.

CSCtg35646

Closing pre-defined view with filter changes should ask for save as.

CSCtg45140

Custom Filter shows Empty Categories for Syslog and Signature

CSCtg46517

ASA Eventing: Incorrect event names for some syslogs

CSCtg46522

ASA Eventing: Partial/Complete parsing issues

CSCtg54222

Eventing Restore: Restore failing or partially succeeding in some cases

CSCtg57676

Internal error thrown when portlist is used in service object filter.

CSCtg57745

Filtering does not work when only protocol name is used in service obj.

CSCtg57839

Results not correct when network obj with non-contiguous mask is used.

CSCtg75129

VmsEventServer doesn't come up after CSM DB restore.

CSCtg78128

Save required after device/BB is deleted and custom view is launched.

CSCth04745

Event Data Store Location change is not working


Table 9 Firewall Services Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCsc22934

ACL limitations for Layer 2 interfaces on IOS ISR devices

CSCsh68101

Activity Report: Issues with access rules table change report

CSCsh94210

Problems matching interface name when reusing AAA policy objects

CSCsi18871

Inspect Map: PIX 7.1 gtp-map subcommand order is not preserved

CSCsk33350

Discovery of PAM Mappings with Inspection Rules is incorrect

CSCsk46057

Changes to csm.properties files lost during Security Manager upgrade

CSCsq75974

Static Rules ACL with source interface are not discovered

CSCsr25786

AAA server object: no error issued when interface not specified

CSCsz53354

MAC Exempt list cannot be ordered

CSCtb00116

Wrong error message after sorting the Access control by ACL name

CSCtb03821

Failover: Deployment fails with subinterface as failover Interface

CSCtb51491

Delta generated for Object-groups

CSCtc43031

preview configuration failing network object non-contiguous mask

CSCtc43845

Failover: ASA license-related deployment failure

CSCtc44562

DES: Unmanaged policy-map configs removed after discovery

CSCtc56731

Cannot edit device overrides in nested ACL objects

CSCtc77998

SNMP Policy: Port field is applicable to only the admin context.

CSCtd46245

Security Level changes when name of interface changed

CSCtd71241

Unassign of translation rules should remove object nat rules also

CSCte08355

Auto NAT: Ordering of Auto NAT rules is not correct.

CSCte44602

Bottom align single row column headers if other headers are on 2 rows

CSCte60495

AUS 3.3SP1 'no monitor-interface' ASA base license auto-update failure

CSCte68245

Duplicate AAA Server Building Blocks.

CSCtf08441

ZBF:No validation message for protocols unsupported with IOS versions

CSCtf32103

ACL BB renames if remark is used

CSCtf68128

Proposed Performance optimization in NAT (translation and simplified)

CSCtf71882

Deployment failure when Static Route policy uses "all interfaces" role

CSCtf86613

Generates the duplicate port-map commands with ZBF port-map config

CSCtg08943

Deployment fails because of duplicate entries in the NAT address pool.

CSCtg21437

Discovery fails if IOS config contains OGs with name larger than 64 char

CSCtg33456

Inspection rule with HTTP map - Deploy fails

CSCtg44613

Interface role added in CLI, while configuring TFTP for system context

CSCtg48075

Simplified NAT: Additional validation required in Activity Validation

CSCtg60293

<NAT Rule> select Edit Source, not displaying BB selector Dialog

CSCtg64802

Edit BB throws Exception, After select OK button,If same name BB present

CSCtg67285

Simplified NAT: Edit Source not properly changing the Source

CSCtg67869

DNS cli not generated for 2nd row onwards and double negation cli

CSCtg73323

Add Singleton network object (host/network) takes more time than groups

CSCtg84393

Fail to Removing un-reference object-groups leads to deployment fails

CSCtg87338

CSM 3.3.1 SP1 wrong deployment of ACLs to ISR running 12.4(24)T code

CSCtg89541

Discovery of asr-group in ASA 8.3.1 on CSM is not displayed

CSCtg91677

CLI for object generated even when it was not referred

CSCth21226

CSM ASA discovery fail with exception 'PixF1SystemInterfaceCardType'


Table 10 Miscellaneous Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCsi08390

IEV installation fails on systems without C: drive

CSCsk11268

A User Can Open Multiple Sessions in Non-Workflow Mode

CSCsk78778

Error not shown for unavailable ACE during MARS events lookup

CSCsk94278

Read-only policy page in MARS is blank after starting Security Manager

CSCsm50836

MARS credentials retained in cache after changing authentication option

CSCsm68564

Disabled rules not shown as inactive in read-only policy page in MARS

CSCsy30953

CSM 3.2.2 does not release feature locks on a discarded activity

CSCsy31573

Sometimes CSM client hangs on launch

CSCsz81607

Last run entry not seen in Deployment Schedule on page refresh.

CSCta17924

MCP: Tunnel packet counters not updated for P2P S2S VPN on VSPA.

CSCtb42436

Changes made within Security Mgr cannot be saved or applied to device

CSCtb81848

Security Manager - Server does not start - regdaemon.xml corrupted

CSCtc59526

Security Manager client performance upgrade

CSCtd87603

Performance Monitor not generating e-mail alerts

CSCte37778

Manual NAT: Incomplete display of menu bar

CSCtg10817

CSM with ACS integration with WF db loaded takes 15 mins to login

CSCtg35295

failed login attempts don't get logged in the audit log

CSCth07721

CSM is not prompting for license again when invalid license is given

CSCth10625

Pro- Time Bound license is behaving like pro- permanent license

CSCth15163

MCP:Packet In and Out Counters not updated for a device in DMVPN topology


Table 11 VPN Device and Configuration Support Caveats 

Reference Number
Description

CSCse94752

Support for IOS version 12.2(33)SRA on 7600 devices

CSCsg70526

EzVPN - default tunnel-groups are not handled by Security Manager

CSCsh14709

Deployment fails on ASA 5505/PIX 6.3 Easy VPN remote client

CSCsh79282

Cat6k-SPA GRE+Multicast - unsupported

CSCso63006

IPSEC VPN import failed when crypto ACL contains intf in source/dest

CSCsq66815

Side-effects due to missing Protected Network's assignment usage info.

CSCsr23893

Remote Access VPN - Activity validation reports error for http-form

CSCsy83931

VPN policy discovery fails when tunnel source defined with IP address.

CSCsz79453

CS Mgr discovery fails when NAT IP address is configured with LPIT.

CSCta92510

Regular ipsec discovery - Preshared key Aggressive mode not discovered

CSCtc18700

CS Mgr 3.3 not showing modified DfltGrpPolicy in RA VPN

CSCtd44879

CSM Deploy fails if removing web-type ACL that is applied to mult DAPs

CSCtd71798

CSM: ASA VPN creation/discovery failure if interface ip is not static

CSCtg26926

CSM - add incomplete smart-tunnel CLI

CSCtg98391

L2L cannot be discovered if RA was already discovered

CSCtg98419

CSM removes L2L if RA is discovered after

CSCth00332

SSLVPN: Full customization file is not copied on to the device

CSCth05090

VPN on ASA cannot be discovered when infinite keyword is used for DPD


Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0 Service Pack 1

The following customer found or previously release noted caveats have been resolved in Cisco Security Maanger 4.0 Service Pack 1.

Reference Number
Description

CSCtd44879

CSM Deploy fails if removing web-type ACL that is applied to mult DAPs

CSCtf88750

CS admin "logged in users" page shows only one logged in user account

CSCtf89506

Tacacs+ fallback authentication failure in Security Mgr in non-ACS mode

CSCtg06207

SSLVPN: Full customization feature is not working.

CSCtg98391

Lan-to-lan cannot be discovered if RA VPN was already discovered

CSCtg98419

Discovering RA VPN causes discovered Lan-to-Lan config to be removed

CSCth96869

Unable to configure Failover

CSCti34911

NAT Pool error in Security Manager

CSCti58861

CSM 4.0 discovers ASA 8.3 interfaces with uppercase fails deployment

CSCti74087

Dynamic NAT: Incorrect Delta generation


Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0

The following customer found or previously release noted caveats have been resolved in this release.

Reference Number
Description

CSCsi11419

Rollback sometimes fails with LAN Failover enabled

CSCsm93970

Green field device Preview config does not show IPS pull down option

CSCsq87565

certificate-to-connection-profile map policy does not support map name

CSCsr46030

Copy Interface & VS policy from a 6.1(1)E2 to 6.1(1)E2 fails

CSCsr54842

The upgrade of IPS device from 3.0.2 to 3.2 is not correct in CCO doc.

CSCsv15135

CSM: Deleting / re-adding IPS device caused DB integrity issue

CSCsv59057

Sigupdate failed to an IOS device with NME module

CSCsv98168

Static routing option on DMVPN generates incorrect routes on hub

CSCsw38628

SSLVPN - No validation for Access Interface > Max Session Limit

CSCsw44997

ZBFW: ActRpt - Create Map, Overrride - not shown correctly

CSCsx20448

IPS 6.2 unsupported devices should not be shown for Update

CSCsx52318

IPS Editing service ports for signatures throws error

CSCsz43257

Cannot do "no dns server-group DefaultDNS"

CSCsz46172

CSM Client stuck in Initializing

CSCsz60736

CS Mgr not generating a workable configuration with unique tunnel source

CSCsz63632

CSM: UserID containing \a and \b are unable to generate activity reports

CSCsz72524

DMVPN does not work even though spoke connectivity is selected.

CSCsz74628

Performance Monitor: Packet counters not updated in RA-VPN device page.

CSCta33520

long job names causing MDCSupport.exe to fail

CSCta62903

CSM incorrectly marks services like 'tcp/1234' as invalid format

CSCta76862

Deployment fails when an access rule is added, edited or deleted

CSCta86315

DMVPN-Discovery+deploy - NHRP auth value changed

CSCta92949

QoS-CSM pushes incorrect cli for Queue limit option if no option is def

CSCtb04099

Deployment fails when configuring numbered ACL for QOS policy

CSCtb10469

NAT: Negation of CLI is not generated for "nat-control"

CSCtb10579

Multiline AuthProxy Banners lead to Deployment Failures

CSCtb20773

Discover does not work correctly

CSCtb25669

Edit Signature Parameter of New E4 engines gives strange errors

CSCtb34158

Global correlation policies show up blank after major ver sensor update

CSCtb34238

Bookmark is displayed empty during discovery for group policy.

CSCtb40971

CSM: IOS-IPS Signature Deployment fails

CSCtb43369

Deployment fails when deleting redundant interface assigned to ACL

CSCtb75312

Hit Count - Hit Count Internal Failure error

CSCtb77960

Qos: Cannot save changes for default class for an ASR

CSCtb81245

No Entry in Config Archive when deploy includes User Accounts Policy

CSCtb81691

Deploy/discovery of IPS Appliances fail with "cannot identify user" error

CSCtb97623

FWSM contexts not shown correctly in MCP

CSCtb97789

View tab in "managing devices" in MCP not working

CSCtc01735

IpsSensorUpdate policy locks device; device cannot be deleted

CSCtc17882

Activity Validation causes MOP error on interface

CSCtc29327

In 3.3, Sensors with Policy or Assignment Locked

CSCtc29610

After policies copied to an ASA 5580, validation takes more than 3.5 hrs

CSCtc30623

Global Settings - Save button does not work

CSCtc35113

Space in notification e-mail causes deployment error

CSCtc36711

CSM 3.x - Intermittent activity report PDF creation failure

CSCtc43399

Ability to add RDP2 plugin to ASA not supported

CSCtc49458

IOS Inspection rule with port number >6000 generated incorrectly

CSCtc49550

Stack overflow error with network BB override option- Router

CSCtc51619

Deployment failed for ISR G2 with IOS 15.0 FCS build

CSCtc53906

crl configure - policy value always set to both

CSCtc53977

Banner is added two times to the full config during discovery

CSCtc54330

Cannot duplicate Service object that has override values

CSCtc55570

Upgrade of CSM HA setup does not check proper perl file replacement

CSCtc59058

MCP does not retain changes for multi-context FWSM contexts overnight

CSCtc63141

Security Manager: fail to launch packet capture tool

CSCtc66901

Upgrade to 7.0.2(E3) fails in deployment

CSCtc70513

Deployment failing with unmanaged plug-ins

CSCtc76822

SSL VPN discovery fails because of CSD package size

CSCtc79621

CSM client installation "Could not create the Java virtual machine."

CSCtc81240

CSM negates IP Pool if its associated to ISAKMP Pol

CSCtc81467

Client unresponsive when move back and next in add new device window

CSCtc82027

CSM: Doc bug in User Guide, does not provide steps to restore database

CSCtc84865

CSM ACL generation issue with nested service object-groups

CSCtc85407

CSM generates unnecessary delta with ip reordered for network object

CSCtc90943

CSM Can no associate more than 91 subinterface on an IPS Virtual Sensor

CSCtc93470

CSM install should exit if cu is installing CSM on non En/Ja Local

CSCtd04149

CSM will not parse the output of "copy startup tftp:" command properly

CSCtd05878

CSM doesn't push DMVPN Phase 2 configuration

CSCtd07260

Deployment fails citing error userAccount policy after upgrade to 3.3.1

CSCtd16208

Un-sharing of Logging Setup Policies not working under Policy View

CSCtd21108

Deployment Manager shows job failed, transcript shows job successful

CSCtd34189

CSM3.3.1: VACLPlugin throws exception/failure during config deployment

CSCtd35839

CSM - IPS 7.x editHasNoEffect received after config change

CSCtd43885

CSM not taking into account device override for PIX 6.3 aaa settings

CSCtd44879

CSM Deploy fails if removing web-type ACL that is applied to mult DAPs

CSCtd45488

CSM Does not support LOCAL-CASE for PPP Authentication

CSCtd46152

CSM inserting "inspect dns maximum-length 0" for default value on FWSM

CSCtd60636

CSM - crypto ca certificate map is not negated when deleted from CSM

CSCtd60716

CSM trying to negate remarks coming from another firewall ACL

CSCtd66177

DMVPN discovery fails if the OSPF area is in dot-decimal form

CSCtd68888

CSM - HitCount - java exception if "hitcount=*"

CSCtd83082

CSM: Discovering devices may fail after installing CSM

CSCtd85260

Performance can be improved by optimizing NetworkBBValidator.validate

CSCte01104

Deployment failed due to an internal error in plugin RaVpnServicePlugin

CSCte01154

CSM 3.3 might not remove ZBF ACL although it is not referenced in config

CSCte02948

CSM - support for File Transfer via xLaunch ASDM

CSCte12616

CSM - ASA QOS - wrong cli generated

CSCte13300

CSM Deploys "isakmp am-disable" Command at Every Deployment

CSCte27865

CSM delivers corrupted clear config to AUS

CSCte29186

Credentials for AUS deployment must avoid special characters

CSCte29323

CSM autoupdate job creates 2 activities instead of one

CSCte36775

CSM 3.3.x - sending incorrect AAA accounting default priv 0 config

CSCte40414

CSM/FWSM displays static routes with FALSE keyword in tunneled column

CSCte47079

CSM 3.3.1 and ASA Static NAT Rules

CSCte63231

CSM not generating delta for NAT after NAT rules and global pool removed

CSCte66136

ASDM real-time log viewer not working if launched from CSM

CSCte68254

"IPS, QOS and Connection Rules" policy generates large policy map name.

CSCte81069

CSM incorrectly handles nested service object groups

CSCte81211

CSM: Network Object Import Does Not Correctly Handle Network Range

CSCte83219

CSM - preview gives error in set trustpoint after VPN creation

CSCte83575

CSM: Network Object Import Does Not Correctly Import Nested Objects

CSCte92704

DDP not generating delta when all the dynamic nat rules are deleted

CSCtf00371

Split tunnel ACL generated with missing "standard" keyword

CSCtf09901

CSM generates wrong CLI for Hub-Spoke VPN on ASA

CSCtf15421

Apache crashes with ap_ctx_get()+9 byte(s). Frequently with multi-user

CSCtf19972

CSM adds unnecessary static route for GRE-IPSEC config

CSCtf21033

CSM: Use of space in src network causes ACL deletion

CSCtf24320

AAA serial console sometimes not showing

CSCtf30527

CSM: Import Script Case Sensitivity is Inconsistent

CSCtf36203

Cannot import a PIX running 6.3 into MCP.

CSCtf70104

SSL VPN Customization file size grow with every deployment in CSM

CSCtf75961

DOC: CSM serial deployment knob for FWSM contexts needs documenting

CSCtf94768

IPS license act validation takes a long time if sensor unreachable

CSCtg02063

CSM 3.3.0: Assigning shared policy to "Allowed Hosts" fails deployment

CSCtg60036

CSM: EDS & dependent processes not coming up in HA/DR failover scenario

CSCtg80784

CSM package registration causing Out of memory


Resolved Caveats—Releases Prior to 4.0

For the list of caveats resolved in releases prior to this one, see the following documents:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6498/prod_release_notes_list.html

Where to Go Next

If you want to:
Do this:

Install Security Manager server or client software.

See Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0.

Understand the basics.

See the interactive JumpStart guide that opens automatically when you start Security Manager.

Get up and running with the product quickly.

See "Getting Started with Security Manager" in the online help, or see Chapter 1 of User Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0.

Complete the product configuration.

See "Completing the Initial Security Manager Configuration" in the online help, or see Chapter 1 of User Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0.

Manage user authentication and authorization.

See the following topics in the online help, or see Chapter 2 of User Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0.

Setting Up User Permissions

Integrating Security Manager with Cisco Secure ACS

Bootstrap your devices.

See "Preparing Devices for Management" in the online help, or see Chapter 5 of User Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0.

Install entitlement applications.

Your Security Manager license grants you the right to install certain other applications—including specific releases of RME and Performance Monitor—that are not installed when you install Security Manager. You can install these applications at any time. See the Introduction to Component Applications section in Chapter 1 of Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.0.


Product Documentation

For the complete list of documents supporting this release, see the release-specific document roadmap:

Guide to User Documentation for Cisco Security Manager

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6498/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

Lists document set that supports the Security Manager release and summarizes contents of each document.

For general product information, see:

http://www.cisco.com/go/csmanager

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Product Documentation" section.