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Release Notes for Cisco Security MARS Appliance 5.3.5

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Release Notes for Cisco Security MARS Appliance 5.3.5

Introduction

Supported Hardware

New Features

Miscellaneous Changes and Enhancements

New Vendor Signatures

Upgrade Instructions

Important Upgrade Notes

General Notes

Upgrade to 5.3.5

Upgrade to 5.3.4

Upgrade to 5.3.3

Upgrade to 5.3.2

Upgrade to 5.3.1

Upgrade to 5.2.8

Upgrade to 5.2.7

Required Upgrade Path

Documentation Errata

Important Notes

Caveats

Open Caveats - Release 5.3.5

Resolved Caveats - Release 5.3.5

Resolved Caveats - Releases Prior to 5.3.5

Product Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for Cisco Security MARS Appliance 5.3.5


Revised: June 10, 2008, OL-16728-01

Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


These release notes are for use with the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (MARS), Version 5.3.5 running on any supported Local Controller or Global Controller as defined in Supported Hardware. They provide the following information:

Introduction

Supported Hardware

New Features

Upgrade Instructions

Documentation Errata

Important Notes

Caveats

Product Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Introduction

Version 5.3.5 is now available as an upgrade of 5.3.4 of your software release in support of the second generation MARS Appliance models as identified in Supported Hardware.


Caution Do not attempt to apply 5.3.x versions to MARS 20, 20R, 50, 100, 100e, 200, GC, or GCR models. It is supported exclusively by the models listed in Supported Hardware.

Registered SMARTnet users under the can obtain version 5.3.5 from the Cisco support website at:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cs-mars

Supported Hardware

Cisco Security MARS Version 5.3.5 supports the following Cisco Security MARS Appliance models:

Local Controller Appliances

Cisco Security MARS 25R (CS-MARS-25R-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 25 (CS-MARS-25-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 55 (CS-MARS-55-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 110R (CS-MARS-110R-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 110 (CS-MARS-110-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 210 (CS-MARS-210-K9)

Global Controller Appliances

Cisco Security MARS GC2R (CS-MARS-GC2R-K9)

Cisco Security MARS GC2 (CS-MARS-GC2-K9)

New Features

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

Miscellaneous Changes and Enhancements

New Vendor Signatures

Miscellaneous Changes and Enhancements

The following changes and enhancements exist in 5.3.5:

Update to intrusion prevention, and intrusion detection, and vulnerability assessment signature sets. This release includes new vendor signatures, updating the 3rd-party signature support. For more information on the updates, see New Vendor Signatures

Bug fixes. For the list of resolved issues, see Resolved Caveats - Release 5.3.5.

New Vendor Signatures

The following table describes the most recent signatures supported for each product or technology:

Revised in 5.3.5
Product
Signature Version Supported
Intrusion Prevention and Detection Signatures

Yes

Cisco IDS 4.0,
Cisco IPS 5.x,
Cisco IOS 12.2

Current through S330 signature release.

Yes

Snort NIDS 2.6.1

Current through the April 8, 2008 signature release.

Latest signature mapped: 13664.

Yes

ISS RealSecure Network Sensor 6.5 and 7.0, and ISS RealSecure Server Sensor 6.5 and 7.0

XPU 28.050
Release date: April 8, 2008

Yes

McAfee IntruShield NIDS 1.5 and 1.8
McAfee Network Intruvert v. 2.5, 4.0

4.1.24.5
Release date: April 7, 2008

Yes

McAfee Entercept HIDS 2.5, 4.0

Current through the April 11, 2008 signature release.

Yes

CheckPoint Application Intelligence

(VPN-1 NG with Application Intelligence R55)

Current through the April 8, 2008 signature release

Yes

Netscreen IDP 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1

Signature version: 4.1.
Release date: April 10, 2008

Yes

Symantec NIDS, v 4.0

Signature package: 95
Release date: April 11, 2008

Yes

Enterasys Dragon 6.x, 7.x

Current through the April 10, 2008 signature release.

No. EOS.

Symantec Manhunt 3.x

(See Symantec NIDS, v 4.0.)

3.4.3 Update 59
Current through the May 24, 2007 signature release.

Vulnerability Scanner Signatures

Yes

Qualys QualysGuard ANY

Current through the April 11, 2008 signature release.

Yes

E-Eye, Retina Scanner Vulnerability Software, version 5.61

Current through the April 10, 2008 signature release.

Yes

Foundstone, version 3.x

Current through the April 15, 2008 signature release.

Yes

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Database

Current with the April 17, 2008 definition update.

Miscellaneous Support

No

Oracle 11g

Support for new AUDIT_ACTIONS.

1 eEye REM 1.0 is supported in 4.2.x.


Upgrade Instructions

The MARS upgrade packages are the primary vehicle for major, minor, and patch software releases. As administrator of the MARS Appliance, you should check the upgrade site regularly for patch upgrades. In addition to addressing high-priority caveats, patch upgrade packages update system inspection rules, event types, and provide the most recent signature support.

For detailed instructions on planning and performing an upgrade or install, refer to Checklist for Upgrading the Appliance Software in the Install and Setup Guide for Cisco Security MARS 5.x.

Important Upgrade Notes

To ensure that the upgrade from earlier versions is trouble free, this section contains the notes provided in previous releases according the release number. Please refer to the notes that pertain to the release you are upgrading from and any releases following that one.

General Notes

The MARS Appliance performs a file system consistency check (fsck) on all disks when either of the following conditions is met:

If the system has not been rebooted during the past 180 days.

If the system has been rebooted 30 times.

The fsck operation takes a long time to complete, which can result in significant unplanned downtime when rebooting the system after meeting a condition above. For example, a MARS 50 appliance can take up to 90 minutes to perform the operation.

Upgrade to 5.3.5

No important notes exist for the 5.3.5 upgrade.

Upgrade to 5.3.4

No important notes exist for the 5.3.4 upgrade.

In addressing CSCsm57453: Incident not created for some of same events, the behavior now differs between 4.3.4 and 5.3.4. In the x.3.3 releases, incident firing was throttled at 100 incidents for event bursts from a vulnerability assessment (VA) reporting device. In 5.3.4, incidents firing throttles at over 430 incidents, and in 4.3.4, the incidents firing throttles at just over 220 incidents.

Upgrade to 5.3.3

No important notes exist for the 5.3.3 upgrade.

Upgrade to 5.3.2

The upgrade is from 5.3.1 to 5.3.2. The following important notes exist for this upgrade:

Release-Note for CSCsk19730/CSCsk12130

If you've edited a system rule on a Global Controller, you may enounter one of two conditions where the rules on the Global Controller are out of sync with those on the Local Controller.

Symptom: The edited rule in the Global Controller disappears from the list of rules on the Local Controller. (CSCsk12130)

Condition: The user edited a rule on the Global Controller and then upgraded to a different version of the MARS system software and then added of a new Local Controller to the Global Controller.

Symptom: A rule that was edited in the Global Controller looks as if it is an empty rule in the Local Controller and be inactive. (CSCsk19730)

Condition: This occurs under in some cases where a Local Controller is added to a newly upgraded Global Controller.

Work Arounds: If the Local Controller is deleted from and re-added to the Global Controller under x.3.2, the issue should resolve itself. However, in conditions with a large topology or many custom rules, we recommend contacting technical support for a work around that avoids the need to delete and re-add the Local Controller.

Another possible work around if the number of edited rules are small is to edit and make further changes to the rule and activate. In this case, the issue should be resolved for that rule.

Upgrade of IOS 12.3 and 12.4 devices. In previous releases, these devices were supported under the IOS 12.2 release when defining the device type in theMARS web interface. After you upgrade to 5.3.2, the next discovery of such a device will automatically upgrade the version to its correct value.

For example, an IOS 12.4 device is added to MARS 5.3.1 as 12.2 and after the upgrade to 5.3.2, when the discovery occurs for that device, the device type is automatically updated to IOS 12.4. The same is true for devices that are running IOS 12.3. However, if you have not enabled device discovery, use the Change Version feature to change between IOS 12.2, 12.3, and 12.4.

Wireless LAN Controller Support is restricted to the 5.3.x train. To enable support for wireless access points via the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller, you must use the 5.3.2 or later software, which also restricts the appliance models that can be used.

Juniper/NetScreen IDP 3.x and 4.x Support is incomplete. While device support has been added, the signature/data work portion of these devices will be provided in a future release of MARS software.

Renaming of QualysGuard 3.x device type. During the upgrade, any QualysGuard devices defined under Security and Monitoring Devices will changed their device type from QualysGuard 3.x to QualysGuard ANY.

Upgrade to 5.3.1

Beginning with the 4.3.1 and 5.3.1 releases, the dynamic IPS signature updates (if enabled) is an aspect of the version of software running on a MARS Appliance. Therefore, in addition to running the same MARS software versions on the Global Controller and Local Controller, the IPS signature version must match or the communications fail.

In a Global Controller-Local Controller deployment, configure the dynamic signature URL and all relevant settings on the Global Controller. When the Global Controller pulls the new signatures from CCO, all managed Local Controllers download the new signatures from the Global Controller.

In addition, CSCsk90015 states that any reporting device representing a Cisco ACS 3.x device that exists prior to the 5.3.1 upgrade is deleted during the upgrade. To resolve the issue after upgrade, you must the remove the reporting device from the host and re-add that device again as Cisco Secure ACS 3.x.

An example process is as follows:

1. Click Admin > Security and Monitor Devices, select the host with Cisco ACS 3.x as a reporting application and click Edit.

2. Select the Reporting Applications tab, and then blank link and click Remove.

3. After removing the blank link, re-add Cisco Secure ACS 3.x application to that host and click Activate.

Upgrade to 5.2.8

The upgrade is from 5.2.7 to 5.2.8. No important notes exist for this release.

Upgrade to 5.2.7

The upgrade is from 5.2.4 to 5.2.7; no 5.2.5 or 5.2.6 releases exist.

Required Upgrade Path

When upgrading from one software version to another, a prerequisite version is always required. This prerequisite version is the minimum level required to be running on the appliance before you can upgrade to the most recent version. Table 1 identifies the upgrade path that you must follow to reach the minimum level required to upgrade to current version.

Table 1 Upgrade Path Matrix

From Version
Upgrade To
Upgrade Package

5.2.4

5.2.7

csmars-5.2.7.pkg

5.2.7

5.2.8

csmars-5.2.8.pkg

5.2.8

5.3.1

csmars-5.3.1.pkg

5.3.1

5.3.2

csmars-5.3.2.pkg

5.3.2

5.3.3

csmars-5.3.3.pkg

5.3.3

5.3.4

csmars-5.3.4.pkg


5.3.

Documentation Errata

CSCsl14244. User guide does not discuss role of Nessus in the MARS system.

To determine whether specific incidents are false positives, MARS uses Nessus 2.x GPL plug-ins and custom scripts mapped to specific MARS event types. MARS does not use Nessus to perform vulnerability assessments or related reporting.

CSCsk77546. Discovery Device with SSH 512 module not supported.

The OpenSSH client used by MARS does not support modulus sizes smaller than 768. For example, you cannot discover a device using a SSH login that has 512-byte key.

CSCso30490: CS-MARS: RAW Message Retrieval to NFS server doesn't work

In 5.3.4, you must manually define a cache folder on your NFS server before you can retrieve raw messages from an NFS archive. This cache folder must adhere to following guidelines:

Create a folder named /tmp/MARSCache on the same NFS server as the archive is to be stored. For example, if the archive is configured to write to 10.1.1.1, create a /tmp/MARSCache folder on that 10.1.1.1 host.

The /tmp/MARSCache folder is absolute path; /tmp must be at the same level as root.

The /tmp/MARSCache folder should be unique on the NFS. Do not use this path for the value of the Archival field. The Archival field cannot have a value of /tmp/MARSCache.

The MARS appliance should have write permission to the /tmp/MARSCache folder on NFS server.

MARS does not clean up the /tmp/MARSCache folder.

Ensure that sufficient disk space on the NFS server is allocated to this cache.

Important Notes

The following notes apply to the MARS 5.2.4 and later releases:

If the client system used to access the MARS GUI is not on the same side of the NAT boundary as the a MARS appliance and the Security Manager server, you can perform policy lookup in read-only mode. However, you cannot start the Security Manager client from the read-only policy lookup table to modify matching policies. The client system must be on the same side of the NAT as the MARS appliance and the Security Manager if you want to the Security Manager client from MARS to modify the matching policy.

Security Manager client must be on the same side of the NAT boundary as the MARS appliance and the Security Manager server to query MARS events from policies.

To enable monitoring support of Cisco Secure ACS, you must use pnLog Agent version 1.1 or later. Earlier versions of pnLog Agent will not work with the MARS 5.2.4 and later releases.

Interfaces ethernet3 and ethernet4 are always down.

USB keyboard does not work while re-imaging with DVD. Use the PS/2 port for keyboard support.

The following notes apply to the MARS 4.x and later releases:

The performance of the Summary Page degrades when too many reports are added under My Reports. The smaller the number of reports under My Reports, the faster the Summary page loads. To ensure adequate performance, limit the number of reports to 6. This issue is partially described in CSCse18865.

Do not to use DISTINCT or SAME in queries, and do not run multi-line queries. If you run such a query, the system time outs after 20 minutes without returning any results. The message "Timeout Occurred" appears instead. You can use DISTINCT and SAME in a Query to create a rule with the Query interface.

For Symantec AntiVirus, the Symantec agent hostname (AV client computer name) appears in the "Reported User" column of the event data. Therefore, you can define a query, report or rule related to this agent based on the "Reported User" value.

The False Positive and Query pages (multi-column result format) have changed. You can now query on firing events that triggered false positives within a time interval. Such queries will render events that did not appear on the False Positive page. To ensure performance, the False Positive page only displays false positives from the most recent 10,000 firing events. To view additional false positives, you must perform a query.

The following notes describe new behavior based on the resolution of specific caveats. Be sure to check the upgrade notes for each release for important notes on data migration.

Reference Number
Description

CSCsc50636, CSCsc50652

Issues: Backend IPS process runs at 99% CPU when pulling large IP Logs

The backend IPS process reaches 1GB in memory used when pulling IP Logs. The process names depending on the version on MARS that is running:

In version 4.2.1 and earlier, the process names are pnids50_srv and pnids40_srv.

In version 4.2.2 and later, the process is named csips.

These related issues, are specific to pulling IP logs from Cisco IDS/ IPS devices. The symptom is that the backend IPS service consumes the system resources on the MARS Appliance. As an improper configuration of the sensor can significantly degrade the sensor performance as well as that of MARS.

Workaround: Ensure that settings for IP log creation on the sensor limit the size of the IP log (in terms of number of bytes or number of packets captured). Also, verify that IP packet logging is enabled only for signatures of interest and not for all signatures.

In addition, the following release-specific maximums are enforced:

In 4.2.1, a 100 file maximum is enforced for the log file queue when the MARS is configured to pull IP log files. Therefore, it may not pull every IP log file. In addition, the complete IP Log file may not be pulled, instead, data is pulled from the file starting 5 minutes before the alert was generated through the end of the file.

In 4.2.2, a 1,000 file maximum (up from 100 in 4.2.1) is enforced for the log file queue when the MARS is configured to pull IP log files. The complete IP Log file may not be pulled, instead, data is pulled from the file starting 1 minute (down from 5 minutes in 4.2.1) before the alert was generated through the end of the file. And last, 100KB is the maximum IP log size that can be pulled from a MARS Appliance.

CSCpn02175

Issue: Data computed or stored on a standalone MARS while in standalone mode will not be transferred to a Global Controller. Only data computed on an Local Controller that is currently monitored by a Global Controller will be pushed up.

CSCpn02073

Issue: After renaming a cloud, clicking the cloud again causes an error.

Workaround: Refresh the page before clicking a renamed cloud.

CSCpn01270

Issue: The free-form search may not work for the following devices:

Check Point Opsec NG FP3

Cisco CSA, 4.0

Cisco, IDS, 3.1 and 4.0

ISS, RealSecure, 6.5 and 7.0

Entercept Entercept, 2.5 and 4.0

IntruVert IntruShield, 1.5

CSCpn00247

Issue: The automatic time-out feature built into the GUI does not work when the Summary page is left open with automatic refresh selected.

Resolution: Please log out of the system when you are no longer using it.


Caveats

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

Open Caveats - Release 5.3.5

Resolved Caveats - Release 5.3.5

Resolved Caveats - Releases Prior to 5.3.5

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


Open Caveats - Release 5.3.5

The following caveats affect this release and are part of supported devices or compatible products:

Reference Number
Description
Cisco Security Manager

CSCso16735

xCSM: P->E with CS Mgr credentials fails in cross-launched CSM client

CSCsm94630

Policy query icon is not shown at times in Real time viewer

CSCso11900

Keyword field dimmed in Query page after events lookup from Security Mgr

CSCsm96376

Policy lookup icon not shown if device is deleted from MARS

CSCsm14585

Read-only policy page takes a long time to display for realtime events

CSCsm92008

Security Manager not reachable error displayed after long time

CSCsm94537

Policy lookup icon not shown for a device deleted and readded to MARS

CSCsl54107

Security Manager policy lookup for ICMP connection teardown syslog fails

CSCsm43237

Minimum password length for Security Manager account in MARS

CSCsf31401

MARS query does not highlight rules inside any policy group named Local

Firewall Services Module

CSCsl27574

FWSM Syslog message FWSM-6-302013 with wrong Real and Mapped IP


The following caveats affect this release and are part of MARS.

Reference Number
Description

CSCsq69190

4.3.5 eth1 IP address not migrated to 5.3.5

CSCsq33307

Custom device still shows up in the device list even after deleting it

CSCsq33040

On LC seeing pn_statistics_data with zone set to 0 (sometimes)

CSCsq29469

MARS: Detailed NAC report with keyword query has empty columns

CSCsq23660

Telnet to port 22 returns SSH Banner

CSCsq23060

Entries with ID 0 exist in database in some tables

CSCsq15630

Confirmed false positive did not show in GUI

CSCsq07542

CS-MARS Incident path graph connects to wrong cloud/gateway

CSCsq05336

MARS - Large Number of Reported Users, Query user selection fails

CSCsq01029

MARS Gen1 - Need Message Pointing to Failed Drive for Replacement

CSCso97681

Host name appears inconsistently on Incident Vector Topology

CSCso93030

IP Management not displaying group associations when using Device Group

CSCso89940

MARS: User-Name in raw message not populating user column in NAC report

CSCso87624

MARS IOS Discovery failure when banner has number/pound (#) symbols

CSCso86201

Vulnerabilities found against MARS unit

CSCso80923

Specific Patter From a Customer Parser is Not Synced to LC

CSCso80816

Dashboard to report relations fail to replicate LC/GC

CSCso73998

Editing User Group From Rules/Action Menu Clears Group Members

CSCso72148

Host name Any can be added via VA scan report in MARS

CSCso70178

shared buffer does not update write_stop_time correctly

CSCso62981

Gen 2: Raw Message Retrieve doesn't work due to different time zone used

CSCso61036

LC/GC Sync: Improve handling of config pull on update

CSCso60384

TR/RR not present in results for All Matching Events - LLV raw events

CSCso59056

pnrestore throws the warning of archive version 0

CSCso54308

LC stops communincating to GC, stack dump shows stuck in Version Check

CSCso53066

DbInterface's interface_index value's precision has to be 10

CSCso50724

pnparser memory leak in parsing error handling caused restart by superV

CSCso43238

LC pull of updated GC rule fails if rule has been edited at LC

CSCso40549

L2 path through 7600 with VRF give error message

CSCso39840

Sud incr. in traf raw msg should have std deviation instead of variance

CSCso38232

Host not shown in topology graph if Security Manager is added on it

CSCso32099

Some ISS events parsing error on MARS

CSCso28421

AAA: When adding AAA server cannot select existing ACS

CSCso27861

Sym Agent load thru seed file returns ArrayIndexOutOfBoundException

CSCso09952

MARS shows unknown reporting IP:0.0.0.0 for events from WL controller

CSCso01260

Loading hosts from seed file does not fill interface information on MARS

CSCsm95233

host appears in edit, but not view of group

CSCsm92836

Large interface index causes SQL errors during DB save of interfaces

CSCsm81377

Mars 4.3 - not able to set custom POSIX timezone opt 11

CSCsm75403

Network groups ignored in query

CSCsm60645

MARS dropping some events

CSCsm56006

PIX|ASA70 - Event parsing errors

CSCsm55954

detailed NAC report table header does not show in the schedule report

CSCsm55938

PIX|ASA: Event parsing errors

CSCsm48603

config change report didn't capture cat6k/vpn3k config change events

CSCsm45118

CSA Events in MARS appear as hex characters

CSCsm40349

rare crashing issue due to file system check/memory short

CSCsm38062

MARS change wrong device type when use SNMP as access type

CSCsm28714

Need CLI/UI method for retrieving log files

CSCsm09021

Wrong query interval if leave one field blank

CSCsm09020

"missing_zone_info" incidents show up in the GC

CSCsl77531

Device monitor uses excessive memory, repeatedly restarted by superV

CSCsl58359

exporting data use pnexp requires more TEMP tablespace

CSCsl58216

MARS Layer 2 path and mitigation issues with IOS 12.3 and 12.4 version

CSCsl41494

Network_group object with DB ID of 0 (zero) causes system error in GUI

CSCsl31143

MARS restore process fails on 4.3.1

CSCsl14244

The User guide is not talking anything about the Nessus version

CSCsl11647

Pnupgrade hanging at the last step - Updating database schema

CSCsl04692

Reported user is not parsed for windows event id: 680

CSCsk92543

CS-MARS: Custom Column Report Device Column Blank .

CSCsk85267

pnparser crashes related to CheckPoint Opsec library

CSCsk85174

MARS - 5 tuple information missing from raw IDS events from NFS archive

CSCsk80647

pnupgrade is not displaying next fsck scenario

CSCsk70744

Upgrade OpenSSL version

CSCsk39645

GUI doesn't check duplicate agent ip address when adding application

CSCsk27999

Java error when clicking on Configuration Information page

CSCsk27276

MARS: Isolated Networks in Topology due to 'ip unnumbered' Interface

CSCsk26308

pink error when listing devices while scalability script running

CSCsk12489

operator role can not resubmit report

CSCsk12421

Netflow config wrongly mixed up with traffic anomaly configuration

CSCsk11592

ids didn't get monitored networks from msfc if discover ids first

CSCsk08028

Real time multi column query is not working.

CSCsk04282

MARS failed to import 1000 hosts vulnerablilty information

CSCsj96592

Adding LC with version lower than 4.3.1 should version mismatch err

CSCsj92673

pink box appears when adding query/Report into Cases

CSCsj90875

Inline/Batch query: result mismatch on Matched Rule Ranking

CSCsj90505

Inline/Batch query not match on NAT connection report

CSCsj87207

GUI cannot show the full topology because of constant process crash

CSCsj69985

Syslogrelay is accepting same IP for both source and collector

CSCsj68087

MARS Discovery fails to take the context information of ASA from 7.2-7.0

CSCsj67626

Raw message query type schedule report missing some raw message events

CSCsj67037

pnparser / postfire / process_event_srv crashed in func test

CSCsj66955

scheduled discovery is scheduled at wrong time

CSCsj60272

Special characters should not be allowed in device name(MARS)

CSCsj51240

Paging does not work for report right after adding it to a case.

CSCsj42467

LC not showing up on certificate page

CSCsj31990

pnparser: to avoid flooding log file

CSCsj28376

Box may not be able to reboot after recovery, under certain conditions

CSCsj23845

CS-MARS Action filter doesn't work if not associated with incidents

CSCsj20697

LC did not get added to GC so unable to generate syslogs.

CSCsj15512

Update reports when handling deletion of hosts

CSCsi96921

IPSDynamicSigUpdate attempts to connect to CCO with no credentials

CSCsi93283

Mismatch between query and report results for source port ranking.

CSCsi91734

Mismatch in results between query and report for All Matching Events

CSCsi86420

with 60% event rate capacity, query events ranked by time takes 20 min

CSCsi76255

Custom log template pattern messed up when add a LC to GC

CSCsi69310

security hole happens if users close browsers without click logout

CSCsi68126

For multiple context mode, inbound/outbound error reports are incorrect.

CSCsi65960

L2 mitigation has problem finding path

CSCsi65713

Index needs to be removed for the pn_report_result table

CSCsi62384

The performace test kills all the process during the weekend run

CSCsi52731

mars reboots w/o asking for confirmation after user clicked cfg update

CSCsi51999

Edit SW based Application device need submit twice

CSCsi50024

IPS is not visible in Global Zone Hot Spot Graph

CSCsi49474

Mismatch results between query and report (custom column)

CSCsi49419

The application hangs, while getting the results for a query.

CSCsi49396

Mismatch in results between query & report when query based on desti. IP

CSCsi49330

Mismatch in results between query and report when query is based on user

CSCsi49285

Mismatch in results between query and report.

CSCsi44427

Enh: Make HTML report output the same as CSV output

CSCsi29398

CS-Mars does mitigate to the proper endpoint

CSCsi18757

CS-MARS - Request to have the "ssldump" command in the MARS CLI.

CSCsi15769

NLS_LANG variable should be updated in environment

CSCsi13100

gui.sh dev build makes different JBOSS web.xml than make release

CSCsi11312

pn_incident_log and pn_report_log should be archived

CSCsi07186

User can input unsupported characters in AAA device name

CSCsi03658

CS-MARS - IOS Discovery via Telnet/SSH fails with $hostname in banner

CSCsh97060

MARs says it can delete up to 500 at a time but only lets you delete 50.

CSCsh89445

GUI allow users create rule without putting rule name

CSCsh83068

Report and query return no results under device type ANY

CSCsh73553

MARS DVD imaging does not support USB keyboard

CSCsh67828

Custom Column Query filtered by reporting device missing results

CSCsh52537

Repeated upgrades of oracle fills hard drive

CSCsh44351

CSM multiple hostname matches failed to return multiple hosts

CSCsh14454

server.log can grow unbounded with in a single day

CSCsh00013

Case Management: history does indicate change of ownership

CSCsg91816

port 0 in 'Top Destination Ports' misleading

CSCsg82600

some syslog results in unknownDET with 'Activate

CSCsg80475

All incidents purged if event-session partition table is corrupted.

CSCsg79246

Getting a blank window when adding a device in IE 7

CSCsg76958

FR: Recognize either CIPS network variables or have CSMARS net variables

CSCsg73786

Devices should not be added to MARS if Discovery is unsuccessful

CSCsg64119

rule's keyword editor treats NOT as binary rather than unary

CSCsg54313

ORA-01654: unable to extend index .

CSCsg47022

CS-MARS - Incorrect Start Times on Retrieved Raw Message Files

CSCsg26352

Getting a internal server error when trying to access a incident on GC

CSCsg20987

CSMARS DTM sdf files are sent with invalid format

CSCsf99844

wrong values for current connections using CLI "show resource usage

CSCsf99767

provide encoding selection for adding agent to device/host

CSCsf31228

Unknown device events for FWSM 3.1 FWSM-3-717001 till FWSM-4-717031

CSCsf31207

Mars doesn't support new/changed FWSM 3.1.3 maintenance release syslogs

CSCsf31121

Exception in Case Management code when deleting a report

CSCsf27568

keyword search query can't display big-5 encoding raw msg

CSCsf26715

Inaccuracy in per-context memory utilization for multi-context devices

CSCsf15781

Database table columns do not match with the archive file columns

CSCsf12825

GUI should prevent edit/delete of system-context PIX/ASA 7.0 devices

CSCsf11651

Device resource monitor incorrectly samples 5 sec CPU instead of 5 min

CSCsf06141

high CPU usage in pnparser sessionization

CSCsf06019

Generic Router UI must support multiple reporting applications

CSCse98029

Occasionally corrupted event data enters into MARS database

CSCse91636

MARS - not all columns seen in CSV reports generated using custom column

CSCse85972

Unresolved symbol in Java build (though didnot stop building)

CSCse82042

Change the Device Type Version for FWSM

CSCse82022

Unable to view reports starting with #sign in csv format

CSCse78738

FWSM ifspeed incorrectly reported as 0 for per-context vlan interfaces

CSCse78089

Unable to upgrade CS-Mars via GUI

CSCse54808

The time stamp shown by the pndbusage command is incorrect.

CSCse51642

IPlanet Unknown Device Event Type Parsing Error

CSCse45884

LLV query causes client CPU to go to 100%

CSCse44509

On demand report progress shows negative value

CSCse42953

CS-Mars - unable to show L2 path when source and destination in same net

CSCse38565

CSV-Re-importing Symantec AV client CSV doesn't work

CSCse38356

Windows pulling gets stuck for one IP due to invalid content in evt log

CSCse34600

configurable SNMP timeout support

CSCse34407

Query Tab -> Multi column query returns wrong results.

CSCse33688

No Event Types listed under Cisco Switch-IOS 12.2

CSCse33172

Invalid id used in DbClient::retrieve() 0

CSCse31722

Cloud toggle only works on first page of reporting devices

CSCse27948

pink box when do query - ORA-01555: snapshot too old exception

CSCse18816

UI takes 99% CPU, hanging browser and slowing system while expanding all

CSCse17936

5K Lines Custom Query fails

CSCse13038

CS-Mars - learning of McAfee agents with invalid names

CSCse10945

Summary Page Graphs Spontaneously Change Displayed Size (w/ multi-head)

CSCse09127

Failed load from csv returns incorrect status

CSCse00626

IP Management -> device group displays hosts only.

CSCsd95582

Both successful/failed mitigation reports show same results

CSCsd89457

Incorrect handling of time range for rules that fire periodically.

CSCsd86896

Clicking the clear button when editing the query type doesn't work.

CSCsd84350

CS-MARS/CSM: Credentials change on CSM side not checked.

CSCsd74681

OS 4.0: FlexLM License

CSCsd61749

pnrestore doesn't restore all of the system config

CSCsd06302

device name with single quote causes pink box

CSCsc95831

log messages of MARS processes stopped being written into backend log

CSCsc90480

MARS Incident notification options are not configurable

CSCsc59363

Need improvement to GUI for multi-line rules

CSCsc15590

MARS not including all events in a report, query returns events fine

CSCsc04484

LC Rule/Report list shows empty after deletion of GC group

CSCsb80082

Deleting a LC w/o exchanging certificates doesn't set mode to Standalone

CSCsb77550

CSV-re import of CSA and Symantec agents unsuccessful

CSCsb67871

Got System Error In GC After Re-installed New Version In LC

CSCpn03057

Copied rules have shortened year in front, which is confusing (ex. 0

CSCpn03052

JBoss 'OutOfMemoryError ' when accessing Management/Event Management

CSCpn02976

GC:LC - Communication issues after time zone change

CSCpn02973

Not able to downgrade a security analyst to Notification only user

CSCpn02968

Network group search is not working for "All IP addresses

CSCpn02901

GC/LC, rule does not display user <cxu> but allows such cfg

CSCpn02869

Rules editing: changing entry for select window pulldown after error

CSCpn02804

Replay History feature not working correctly

CSCpn02666

Batch Query Results with one item returned -> no data in graph in em

CSCpn02656

System error occurs when # of java connections runs out

CSCpn02653

No way to specify "!Keyword" without a good "keyword

CSCpn02574

Time change on system causes GC/LC communication problem

CSCpn02566

rebooting mars while it is upgrading cause the box not accessible

CSCpn02558

"Agent" didn't be removed correctly

CSCpn02549

JavaScript Error from ViewReport when clicking Edit/Clear

CSCpn02511

need to fix errors in affected os

CSCpn02470

Server csv function could not handle special characters in password

CSCpn02414

GC/LC user rule is too long to fit into a page if keyword is long

CSCpn02410

rule was not fired because Oracle log used upper case for user

CSCpn02398

XML escaping errors in Keyword Search in Rule

CSCpn02385

Applied $TARGET01 for GC Query Source IP resulted in "resultCounter

CSCpn02383

IIS parsing must be separated from Windows log

CSCpn02251

License: Upon entry of 100 license onto 100e, need to restart pnpars

CSCpn02177

Docs: Filesystem Check after 22 reboots

CSCpn02061

Saving .csv files under WinXP SP2 results in .htm extension

CSCpn01438

Batch Query: Under high load, some batch queries may not complete

CSCpn01398

Unable to shutdown an interface

CSCpn01382

Security device type hosts don't show up in IP management

CSCpn01319

pnreset command does not cause reboot

CSCpn01219

Cleanup script for invalid /etc/qpage.conf entries

CSCpn01134

Cloud name input box accepts invalid characters

CSCpn01045

Archiving: Need better error message

CSCpn00908

"Domain" in Configuration page - no use

CSCpn00586

nasl message text needs to be changed

CSCpn00455

Graph doesn't refresh when a cloud is renamed

CSCpn00293

using TAB in editing fields

CSCpn00212

Graphgen crashes when there are many non-existent devices

CSCpn00183

Adding devices w/o "Activate" can cause "messy" graph

CSCpn00173

Nessus should check pre-NAT address instead of Post-NAT address


Resolved Caveats - Release 5.3.5

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

Reference Number
Description

CSCsq68939

adding gen-1 LC to a gen-2 GC runs into error

CSCsq56260

unable to login to installed 5.3.5 2930 GC from GUI.

CSCsq45773

Data upgrade not happening from 5.3.4 to 5.3.5 using package

CSCsq30468

x.3.5 packages have different IPS signature levels

CSCsq23405

LC/GC Configuration Pull causes unnecessary Activation

CSCso69721

Mars 4.3 - Some IPS events showing up with no event type

CSCso67351

CS-MARS: IPS Sig 5733 Maps to "WWW IIS Internet Printing Overflow" event

CSCso45101

ASA 8.0.3 : Parsing Errors for some messages

CSCso02939

Replace IPS signature link

CSCsm98909

MARS - Firewall Syslog ID 111008 Event Type name is misleading

CSCsm93557

LC/GC Not replicating large report result sets > 1000 elements

CSCsm79939

IP address in "More info of this device " is incorrect for Netscreen 5.0

CSCsk02989

GC is not usable when LC has lots of deleted devices

CSCsc97963

Netscreen logical interfaces (vlan intf) not discovered


Resolved Caveats - Releases Prior to 5.3.5

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

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6241/prod_release_notes_list.html

Product Documentation

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

Cisco Secure MARS Documentation Guide and Warranty

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6241/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

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

For general product information, see:

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

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:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html