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Release Notes for Cisco Security MARS Appliance 6.0.4

Introduction

Supported Hardware

New Features

Miscellaneous Changes and Enhancements

New Device Support

New Vendor Signatures

Upgrade Instructions

Important Upgrade Notes

General Notes

Upgrade to 6.0.4

Upgrade to 6.0.3

Upgrade to 6.0.2

Upgrade to 6.0.1

Upgrade to 5.3.6

Upgrade to 4.3.6

Upgrade Path Matrix

Downloading the Upgrade Package from CCO

Documentation Errata

Important Notes

Caveats

Open Caveats for Supporting Devices

Open Caveats— Release 6.0.4

Resolved Caveats —Release 6.0.4

Resolved Caveats —Releases Prior to 6.0.4

Product Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for Cisco Security MARS Appliance 6.0.4


Published: August 3, 2009
Revised: August 4, 2009


Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should 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), Release 6.0.4 running on any supported MARS Appliance model listed in Supported Hardware.

This chapter contains the following topics:

Introduction

Supported Hardware

New Features

Upgrade Instructions

Documentation Errata

Important Notes

Caveats

Product Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Introduction

Release 6.0.4 is now available as an upgrade of 6.0.3 of your software release in support of the MARS Appliance models as identified in Supported Hardware. Registered SMARTnet users can obtain release 6.0.4 from the Cisco support website at:
http://www.cisco.com/go/mars/
And then click the Download Software link in the Support box on the right side of the MARS product home page.

Supported Hardware

Release 6.0.4 supports the following Cisco Security MARS Appliance models:

Local Controller Appliances: 2nd Generation

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)

Local Controller Appliances: 1st Generation

Cisco Security MARS 20R (CS-MARS-20R-K9) as a MARS 201

Cisco Security MARS 20 (CS-MARS-20-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 50 (CS-MARS-50-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 100e (CS-MARS-100E-K9) as a MARS 100

Cisco Security MARS 100 (CS-MARS-100-K9)

Cisco Security MARS 200 (CS-MARS-200-K9)

Global Controller Appliances: 2nd Generation

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

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

Global Controller Appliances: 1st Generation

Cisco Security MARS GCm (CS-MARS-GCM-K9) as a MARS GC

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

New Features

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

This section contains the following topics:

Miscellaneous Changes and Enhancements

New Device Support

New Vendor Signatures

Miscellaneous Changes and Enhancements

The following changes and enhancements exist in:

Botnet Traffic Filter (ASA 8.2) Feature Support—Detect malware that attempts malicious network activity, such as sending private data (passwords, credit card numbers, key strokes, or proprietary data) with ASA Botnet Traffic Filter (BTF). BTF checks incoming and outgoing connections against a dynamic database of known bad domain names and IP addresses, and then logs any suspicious activity. For details, consult Chapter 12, Botnet Traffic Filtering in User Guide for Cisco Security MARS Local and Global Controllers, Release 6.x.

MARS support for ASA 8.2 introduces the following BTF features:

ASA Botnet Summary Tab—When monitoring a properly configured Cisco ASA 8.2 device, customers can quickly view Botnet activity on their network using the new summary tab that provides at-a-glance dashboard with the following new reports:

Activity: ASA Botnet Traffic Filter - Top Botnet Ports

Activity: ASA Botnet Traffic Filter - Top Botnet Sites

Activity: ASA Botnet Traffic Filter - Top Infected Hosts

BTF: System reports—When monitoring a properly configured Cisco ASA 8.2 device, customers can drill down into malicious activity with the following new reports:

Hosts which have generated phone home activity (top infected hosts)

Adequate host details (port/protocol, user agent, etc.) required to remediation.

Top Botnet sites by domain and IP address

Top Botnet ports detected

BTF: System rule—When monitoring a properly configured Cisco ASA 8.2 device, a new system rule is available that detects failed phone-home db downloads.

Cisco IPS 7.0 Feature Support—IPS 7.0(1) contains a new security capability, Cisco Global Correlation, which uses the immense security intelligence that Cisco has amassed over the years. At regular intervals, Cisco IPS receives threat updates from the Cisco SensorBase Network, which contains detailed information about known threats on the Internet, including serial attackers, Botnet harvesters, Malware outbreaks, and dark nets. The IPS uses this information to filter out the worst attackers before they have a chance to attack critical assets. It then incorporates the global threat data in to its system to detect and prevent malicious activity even earlier.

MARS support for 7.0(1) introduces the following Global Correlation features:

A new system report that identifies the attacks blocked by Cisco IPS 7.0 (1) over a specified interval.

Global Correlation scores embedded in query and reporting interfaces allow customers to view reputation data and create customized Global Correlation reports.

Tunable Query Performance Support—Customers can reduce query wait times by creating custom indexes for commonly run queries. Under certain data sets and use cases, you can define a tuned query database. A new option for tuning query performance appears under ADMIN > System Maintenance > Database Configuration > Database Tuning / Query Optimization. For details, consult the "Database Tuning and Query Optimization" section of Chapter 13, System Maintenance in User Guide for Cisco Security MARS Local and Global Controllers, Release 6.x.

E-Mail Notification Update—E-mail based notifications now include top 3 source IPs, top 3 destination IPs, and top 3 botnet sites. For more information on these notification, consult the "Notification Methods" section of Chapter 5, Alerts and Incident Notifications in User Guide for Cisco Security MARS Local and Global Controllers, Release 6.x.

Future Cisco.com Software Update Support—MARS 6.0.4 includes changes to support a seamless migration from the current Cisco.com software and signature download sites to a new location hosted on Cisco.com. Customers are required to upgrade to 6.0.4 to enable future automated system upgrades, patches, and dynamic signature update support, features introduced in MARS 6.0.1 . By the end of October 2009, customers running releases prior to 6.0.4 will no longer be able to use these automated update features. The feature affected by this update are accessible from ADMIN > System Setup > IPS Signature Dynamic Update Settings and ADMIN > System Maintenance > Upgrade.

Alternatively, you can perform the following appropriate workaround:

Upgrade—Manually download the updates and upgrade from a local server. For details, select the Internal Upgrade Server option in Step 4 of the "Checklist for Upgrades of Appliance Software" section in Chapter 5, Upgrade ManagementCisco Security MARS Initial Configuration and Upgrade Guide, 6.X

IPS Signatures—Modify the old URL (https://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/ida/locator/locator.pl) with the new value: https://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/front.x/ida/locator/locator.pl. For details on how to modify this URL, see the "IPS Signature Dynamic Update Settings" section in Chapter 4, Cisco IPS 6.x Devices and Virtual Sensors in of Device Configuration Guide for Cisco Security MARS, Release 6.x.

New Device Support

The 6.0.4 release of MARS supports the following new device versions:

Cisco ASA 8.2

Cisco IPS 7.0

Cisco IPS 6.2

Cisco IOS/Switch IOS 12.4 (backward compatibility support)

Cisco FWSM 4.0.1 and 4.0.4 (backward compatibility support)

Cisco Security Agent 6.0.1 (backward compatibility support)

New Vendor Signatures

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


Tip For full details on supported devices and versions, see Supported and Interoperable Devices and Software for Cisco Security MARS Local Controller 6.0.x.


Revised in 6.0.4
Product
Signature Version Supported
Intrusion Prevention and Detection Signatures

Yes

Cisco IDS 4.0,
Cisco IPS 5.x,
Cisco IPS 6.x
Cisco IPS 7.x

Current through S406 signature release.

Yes

Cisco ASA

Current as of May 2009

Yes

Cisco IOS 12.2/12.4

Current as of June 2009

Yes

Snort NIDS 2.8

Current through the May 29, 2009 signature release.
Latest signature mapped: 15471.

Yes

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

XPU 29.060
Release date: May 12, 2009

Yes

McAfee IntruShield 4.1

v4.1.51.19
Release date: May 28, 2009

No

McAfee Entercept HIDS 2.5, 4.0, 6.x

Current through the January 23, 2009 signature release.

Yes

CheckPoint Application Intelligence
(VPN-1 NG with Application Intelligence R65)

Current through the June 1, 2009 signature release.

Yes

Netscreen IDP 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1

Signature version: 4.0.
Release date: June 5, 2009

No. EOS.

Symantec NIDS, v 4.0

Signature package: 95
Release date: June 12, 2008

Yes

Enterasys Dragon 6.x, 7.x

Current through the June 1, 2009 signature release.

No. EOS.

Symantec Manhunt 3.x
(See Symantec NIDS, v 4.0.) 3.4.3 Update 59

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

Vulnerability Scanner Signatures

Yes

Qualys Guard ANY

Current through the June 5, 2009 signature release.

Yes

E-Eye, Retina Scanner Vulnerability Software, version 5.61

Current through the June 4, 2009 signature release.

Yes

Foundstone, version ANY

Current through the June 5, 2009 signature release.

Yes

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Database

Current with the June 12, 2009 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 upgrades. In addition to addressing high-priority caveats, 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 Cisco Security MARS Initial Configuration and Upgrade Guide.

Important Upgrade Notes

To ensure that the upgrade from earlier releases 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 6.0.4

No important notes exist for the 6.0.4 upgrade.

Upgrade to 6.0.3

No important notes exist for the 6.0.3 upgrade.

Upgrade to 6.0.2

No important notes exist for the 6.0.2 upgrade.

Upgrade to 6.0.1

The upgrade process to 6.0.1 differs based on the release you are upgrading from. If you are upgrading a 5.x release, then you can upgrade to 6.0.1 if you are running 5.3.6. The upgrade from 5.3.6 to 6.0.1 takes several hours, as it also upgrades the Oracle database running on the appliance. If you are running an earlier 5.x release, you must first upgrade to 5.3.6 (see Upgrade to 5.3.6 for details).

However, if you are upgrading a 4.x release, you must migrate the system instead of upgrading. To migrate from a 4.x, you must follow the step-by-step instructions specified in the Migrating Data from Cisco Security MARS 4.x to 6.0.1.


Note When upgrading a "restricted" model of MARS appliance (20R, 100e, or GCm) to MARS Software release 6.0.1, all limits enforced by the restricted model will be ignored. The "restricted" models will perform as unrestricted models (20, 100, or GC) once upgraded to release 6.0.1.


Upgrade to 5.3.6

For notes that are specific to the upgrade to the 5.3.6 release, as well as all previous 5.x releases, see the Release Notes for Cisco Security MARS Appliance 5.3.6.

Upgrade to 4.3.6

For notes that are specific to the upgrade to the 4.3.6 release, as well as all previous 4.x releases, see the Release Notes for Cisco Security MARS Appliance 4.3.6.

Upgrade Path Matrix

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

Table 1 Upgrade Path Matrix 

From Release
Upgrade To
Upgrade Package

4.3.6

6.0.1

Migration required. See Migrating Data from Cisco Security MARS 4.x to 6.0.1

5.3.6

6.0.1

csmars-6.0.1.3066.pkg

6.0.1 (3066) or 6.0.1 (3070)

6.0.2

csmars-6.0.2.3102.zip

6.0.2

6.0.3

csmars-6.0.3.3186.zip

6.0.3

6.0.4

csmars-6.0.4.3229.zip


Downloading the Upgrade Package from CCO

Upgrade images and supporting software are found on the CCO software download pages dedicated to MARS. You can access these pages at the following URLs, assuming you have a valid CCO account and that you have registered your SMARTnet contract number for your MARS Appliance

Top-level page:

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

And then click the Download Software link in the Support box on the right side of the MARS product home page.
Result: The Download Software page loads.

From the Download Software page, select one of the following options:

CS-MARS IPS Signature Updates Archives

CS-MARS IPS Signature Updates

CS-MARS Patches and Utilities (supplementary files)

CS-MARS Recovery Software

CS-MARS Upgrade Packages


Note If you are upgrading from a release earlier than those posted on CCO, please contact Cisco support for information on obtaining the required images. Do not attempt to skip releases along the upgrade path.


For information on obtaining a CCO account, see the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/applicat/cdcrgstr/applications_overview.html

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.

MARS uses Nessus as one component in determining false positives. When a host resides on a network listed under "Networks for Dynamic Vulnerability Scanning", then MARS uses Nessus to help ascertain whether an attack targeting that host was likely to be successful. When an event does not have corresponding Nessus Attack Scripting Language (NASL) script, MARS uses nmap OS fingerprinting to determine the destination operating system type, and uses nmap-found-OS to match known operating systems affected by the attack.

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.

Important Notes

The following notes apply to the MARS 6.0.x releases:

CSCsu50839—Report Result Page saves the previous "Other views" selection

If you change the "Other Views" options in the report result page, the changes persist for that report and for that browser. When the report results are viewed later, the browser shows the saved options but the results displayed are always the default options results.

To avoid this issue, always click Display Report to view a scheduled report's results.

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 Security Manager client must be on the same side of the NAT as the MARS appliance and the Security Manager server if you want to modify the matching policy from MARS. This restriction is also true if you want to query MARS events from policies.

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 in Release x.3.4 through 6.0.1. 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.interface. For

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: Back-end IPS process runs at 99% CPU when pulling large IP Logs The Back-end IPS process reaches 1GB in memory used when pulling IP Logs. The process names depending on the version on MARS that is running:

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

In release 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 Back-end 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.

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 for Supporting Devices

Open Caveats— Release 6.0.4

Resolved Caveats —Release 6.0.4

Resolved Caveats —Releases Prior to 6.0.4

Open Caveats for Supporting Devices

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

Reference Number
Description
Cisco Security Manager

CSCsm96376

Policy lookup icon not shown if device is deleted from MARS

CSCsm94537

Policy lookup icon not shown for a device deleted and re-added to MARS

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


Open Caveats— Release 6.0.4

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

Reference Number
Description

CSCpn00173

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

CSCpn00183

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

CSCpn00212

Graphgen crashes when there are many non-existent devices

CSCpn00293

using TAB in editing fields

CSCpn00455

Graph doesn't refresh when a cloud is renamed

CSCpn00586

nasl message text needs to be changed

CSCpn00908

"Domain" in Configuration page - no use

CSCpn01134

Cloud name input box accepts invalid characters

CSCpn01219

Cleanup script for invalid /etc/qpage.conf entries

CSCpn01293

Host OS listing needs cleaning

CSCpn01319

pnreset command does not cause reboot

CSCpn01382

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

CSCpn01398

Unable to shutdown an interface

CSCpn01438

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

CSCpn02061

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

CSCpn02177

Docs: Filesystem Check after 22 reboots

CSCpn02383

IIS parsing must be separated from Windows log

CSCpn02385

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

CSCpn02398

XML escaping errors in Keyword Search in Rule

CSCpn02410

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

CSCpn02414

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

CSCpn02470

Server csv function could not handle special characters in password

CSCpn02511

need to fix errors in affected os

CSCpn02549

JavaScript Error from ViewReport when clicking Edit/Clear

CSCpn02558

"Agent" didn't be removed correctly

CSCpn02566

rebooting mars while it is upgrading cause the box not accessible

CSCpn02574

Time change on system causes GC/LC communication problem

CSCpn02666

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

CSCpn02869

Rules editing: changing entry for select window pulldown after error

CSCpn02901

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

CSCpn02968

Network group search is not working for "All IP addresses"

CSCpn02973

Not able to downgrade a security analyst to Notification only user

CSCpn02976

GC:LC - Communication issues after time zone change

CSCpn03057

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

CSCsb67871

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

CSCsb77550

CSV-re import of CSA and Symantec agents unsuccessful

CSCsb80082

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

CSCsc04484

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

CSCsc59363

Need improvement to GUI for multi-line rules

CSCsc90480

MARS Incident notification options are not configurable

CSCsd61749

pnrestore doesn't restore all of the system config

CSCsd84350

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

CSCsd86896

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

CSCsd89457

Incorrect handling of time range for rules that fire periodically.

CSCsd95582

Both successful/failed mitigation reports show same results

CSCse09127

Failed load from csv returns incorrect status

CSCse10945

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

CSCse17936

5K Lines Custom Query fails

CSCse18816

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

CSCse31722

Cloud toggle only works on first page of reporting devices

CSCse34407

Query Tab -> Multi column query returns wrong results.

CSCse42953

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

CSCse45884

LLV query causes client CPU to go to 100%

CSCse51642

IPlanet Unknown Device Event Type Parsing Error

CSCse54808

The time stamp shown by the pndbusage command is incorrect.

CSCse85972

Unresolved symbol in Java build (though didnot stop building)

CSCse98029

Occasionally corrupted event data enters into MARS database

CSCsf11651

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

CSCsf12825

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

CSCsf15781

Database table columns do not match with the archive file columns

CSCsf26715

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

CSCsf27568

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

CSCsf31207

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

CSCsf31228

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

CSCsf99767

provide encoding selection for adding agent to device/host

CSCsf99844

wrong values for current connections using CLI "show resource usage"

CSCsg64119

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

CSCsg73786

Devices should not be added to MARS if Discovery is unsuccessful

CSCsg82600

some syslog results in unknownDET with 'Activate'

CSCsh00013

Case Management: history does indicate change of ownership

CSCsh44351

CSM multiple hostname matches failed to return multiple hosts

CSCsh97060

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

CSCsi07186

User can input unsupported characters in AAA device name

CSCsi11312

pn_incident_log and pn_report_log should be archived

CSCsi13100

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

CSCsi18757

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

CSCsi29398

CS-Mars does mitigate to the proper endpoint

CSCsi49285

Mismatch in results between query and report.

CSCsi49330

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

CSCsi49396

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

CSCsi49419

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

CSCsi49474

Mismatch results between query and report (custom column)

CSCsi51999

Edit SW based Application device need submit twice

CSCsi52731

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

CSCsi62384

The performace test kills all the process during the weekend run

CSCsi65713

Index needs to be removed for the pn_report_result table

CSCsi65960

L2 mitigation has problem finding path

CSCsi68126

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

CSCsi69310

security hole happens if users close browsers without click logout

CSCsi86420

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

CSCsi91734

Mismatch in results between query and report for All Matching Events

CSCsi93283

Mismatch between query and report results for source port ranking.

CSCsj15066

Report is not emailed because of Message exceeds maximum fixed size

CSCsj15512

Update reports when handling deletion of hosts

CSCsj20697

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

CSCsj23845

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

CSCsj28376

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

CSCsj51240

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

CSCsj66955

scheduled discovery is scheduled at wrong time

CSCsj69985

Syslogrelay is accepting same IP for both source and collector

CSCsj90505

Inline/Batch query not match on NAT connection report

CSCsj90875

Inline/Batch query: result mismatch on Matched Rule Ranking

CSCsj96592

Adding LC with version lower than 4.3.1 should version mismatch err

CSCsk04282

MARS failed to import 1000 hosts vulnerablilty information

CSCsk26308

pink error when listing devices while scalability script running

CSCsk27276

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

CSCsk39645

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

CSCsl58216

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

CSCsm40349

rare crashing issue due to file system check/memory short

CSCso01260

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

CSCso59056

pnrestore throws the warning of archive version 0

CSCso97681

Host name appears inconsistently on Incident Vector Topology

CSCsq57230

custom parser performance issue

CSCsq69190

4.3.5 eth1 IP address not migrated to 5.3.5

CSCsq75966

Actual Time For 'pnexp' Or 'pnimp' Is Much Higher Than Estimated

CSCsq88032

Anomaly baselines are not part of archive/restore data

CSCsr41052

MARS not showing the switches in L2 mitigation path consistently

CSCsv10459

Rawmsg retrieve Stop(from the GUI) does not stop backend immediately

CSCsv23244

Unable to edit Cisco Switch IOS event parser in 6.0.1 DSF feature.

CSCsv40163

MARS adding wrong device entry after adding ISS Provetia as ISS RS 7.0

CSCsv66667

MARS not printing the correct Layer 2 topology

CSCsw36540

CSM-MARS linkage is not working when AAA is configured as Authentication

CSCsw80468

Querying events filter by severity level not generating any reports

CSCsx01576

Unable to parse NAC 4.5

CSCsx10815

Invalid insp rule propagated from GC to LC even when rule ok on GC

CSCsx48620

MARS 6.0.2 Issue with modifying user roles.

CSCsx51498

the deleted devices are still showing in the resource utilization report

CSCsx68259

MARS device support for Check Point NG FP3

CSCsx95786

User defined rule doesn't work for keyword with NOT condition

CSCsy15761

Cisco SNMP Traps with enterprise id 9 are parsed incorrectly

CSCsy45872

Unknown Device Event Type for ACS 4.2

CSCsz29163

CS-MARS Single Zone Report Showing Info from other Zones

CSCsz49880

Inactive rules becomes active after importing using DSF

CSCsz56227

Severity not evaluated/matched correctly for CSA and some IPS events

CSCsz78202

querying IPS events with prot:IP(SNMP traps) generates improper results

CSCsz81986

Query with sites from GC is taking too long to finish.

CSCsz84861

MARS - l2 path does not show stacked switches

CSCsz85334

CS-MARS: Unable to update custom signature package

CSCsz85727

wrong info on pop up while deleting a site on GC.

CSCta07951

Older unsupported versions of checkpoint should not be supported in MARS

CSCta09391

CS-MARS-6.0-Filtering on Red severity slow and Oracle pegged.

CSCta38675

site pop up shows different info if user click site from different pages

CSCta40171

MARS returns empty result set for queries returning large amount of data

CSCta49936

GC report with BTF site reference is always stays in progress.

CSCta74645

ASA site report takes a few seconds to display even on a non-busy box

CSCta75934

CSMARS: Scheduled Keyword-query Reports w/Special Chars Give No Results

CSCta96180

Invalid credential error if CCO passwd including URL special characters

CSCtb02436

"export all" doesn't export configuration

CSCtb12268

DSF export/import feature for rules/report with sites is not working

CSCtb12636

scheduled reports for firing events adds item_count value of 19-digit nu


Resolved Caveats —Release 6.0.4

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

Reference Number
Description

CSCse78738

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

CSCsf31121

Exception in Case Management code when deleting a report

CSCsg01780

Strange source IP when creating drop rule using source ip as 0.0.0.0

CSCsg46621

Incident query ranked by time: wrong logic

CSCso40549

L2 path doesn't show firewall device if it reports and blocks the attack

CSCso54308

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

CSCsv74008

checkpoint mitigation causes process crash and GUI hung

CSCsv77568

Device filter in GC report got populated incorrectly on LC

CSCsw48337

Pnesloader failed to access the shared buffer a long period of time

CSCsw83859

Add IPS reputation support in MARS

CSCsw85055

Support ASA 8.2

CSCsw86766

Graphgen crashes periodically on memory "new" and "delete"

CSCsw96005

Error in alert_pndb.log about sysaux out of space error

CSCsw98848

IPS: 7.x device support

CSCsx01964

CS-MARS Seconds field in Time range for rules not working correctly.

CSCsx20425

IPS reputationScore support - Parser logic.

CSCsx27291

Drop Rule does not update status flag of all previous events

CSCsx27968

Adding large number of devices to the rule handled ungracefully

CSCsx39121

Enh: CS-MARS backend changes for ASA L4TM support

CSCsx39128

Enh: CS-MARS GUI changes for ASA L4TM support

CSCsx43819

Unknown Device Event Types from FWSM 3.1

CSCsx51554

OpenSSL changes for incorrect checks for malformed signatures

CSCsx67625

Request pnmonitor to call a backend servlet for stucked LC/GC connection

CSCsx73170

cs-mars GC "change status" button on bottom of rules page broke

CSCsx73432

Raw Message Retrieval stops at a particular percentage

CSCsx76900

MARS raid firmware hangs

CSCsx77718

Unresponsive SFTP archive server causes some zombie processes

CSCsy00859

Custom parser cannot extend events for Linux

CSCsy18297

When setting up AAA server we get a number format exception

CSCsy33306

Pnarchive didn't reconnect when its DB connection was lost

CSCsy37111

Every ~20 min processes restart when environment slows port scans

CSCsy42229

Racing condition could happen in pnarchive raw message indexer

CSCsy55703

Archiving loses connection to Windows-based nfs and sftp servers

CSCsy56644

Mars 6.0.1 - java stack trace seen query results

CSCsy75492

Memory leaking in pnesloader exception handling

CSCsy75677

Pnesloader crashed because of memory corruption

CSCsy78274

DOC: Install Guid Incorrectly States Authenticated Proxy as Upgrade Req.

CSCsy78434

DOC: Access and Reporting IP swapped in "FTP Access" portion of guide

CSCsy88946

%SSH-5-SSH2 from 12.4 IOS not parsed properly

CSCsy91552

Unable to load 'All Devices' under rule

CSCsy93094

cs-mars parsed log messages for process csiosips filling up Janus_log

CSCsz12145

CS-MARS: Doc - 6.x Upgrade Guide's pnupgrade section outdated/incorrect

CSCsz13019

DOC : Documentation doesn't state that reboot is required for pnexp

CSCsz14701

some drop rules do not drop packets after 602 to 603 upgrade

CSCsz15190

Doc Bug: Incorrect pnupgrade syntax in MARS 6.x Upgrade Guide

CSCsz17853

CS-MARS: Report start times drifting

CSCsz21859

Unofficial Support of Internet Explorer 8.0 for MARS product

CSCsz22056

Mars allows http access to JBoss Application Server

CSCsz25540

MARS: Parsing error for IOS FW syslog %FW-6-DROP_TCP_PKT:

CSCsz36171

CS-MARS: EventID 8200008 (RADIUS Accounting interim update) not parsed

CSCsz36868

Mars archive function not clearing cf- files from /tmp dir

CSCsz37454

ASA syslogs which are related to Aristides are unknown

CSCsz37470

Need to remove duplicated Oracle jobs

CSCsz39484

Not all GC users show up on the LC

CSCsz49885

querying restored events doesn't return any results

CSCsz69165

IPS sig version inconsistency in installed and upgraded 604 CD2

CSCsz80195

Delete button is not disabled on Site Management page on GC.

CSCsz80435

GC-LC communication is not working as expected for site management.

CSCsz80607

Deleting a site on rule page is taking the user on wrong page.

CSCsz80623

Delete button should be greyed out for sites on Rule page on GC.

CSCsz81946

KeywordQuerySrv, Pnarchiver, and Pnesloader failed to sync up

CSCsz82033

Report BTF: Top Botner Sites is not giving correct results

CSCsz82066

Ranking by Site query missing last two columns (IP addr, Site type)

CSCsz82076

Query results are not shown properly after the reslts are added to case

CSCsz84229

Botnet traffic filter event type name is wrong.

CSCsz84264

Mars is not adding BTF black list ip address on management page

CSCsz84423

Extra checkbox to select all the sites on GC site managemnet page.

CSCsz93083

two new ASA8.2 events are parsed as unknown

CSCsz93300

Site ranking bytes transmitted query and report is not working.

CSCsz93313

Incident notification (email) doesnt have information about sites.

CSCsz93356

Syslog and SNMP incident notification does not have site information.

CSCsz95712

pink box while viewing report results in csv for scheduled report

CSCsz99472

Adding ASA devices using seedfile is adding ASA8.2 as 8.1.

CSCta02074

Server timeout error while viewing the incident path for a incident.

CSCta04576

Show inventory fails on mars25/mars55 with new flash DOM

CSCta11935

MARS event names for few L4tm syslogs is misleading

CSCta12249

Black/White/Grey Site defination need to be corrected on MARS.

CSCta17323

Retrieve Raw Messages device list missing "/"

CSCta19230

Long BTF site names are truncated on site management page.

CSCta21478

Pattern Name dropdown is empty in Pattern Definition window

CSCta21878

Secureview datadrop for April-May

CSCta28969

MARS Fails to add reported users to rules that have many users assigned

CSCta35688

Add new "ASA Botnet Reports" SUMMARY subtab with 3 reports

CSCta38329

Deleting one BTF site is deleting all the sites form site management pag

CSCta38333

Some LC BTF sites and some IPs of some sites do not show up on GC

CSCta40154

built-in firewall need to block more open ports

CSCta40490

Missing stored procedures: pn_pack_rr_ie1 and pn_pack_rr_ie2

CSCta48425

The macro substitution for KILLALL is not right in pnmonitor.sh

CSCta50326

Clicking legend for Top botnet sites report shows large, wrong values

CSCta59524

CS-MARS: GC Services Restart Frequently

CSCta71941

Top Botnet ports report's results have one empty column

CSCta94318

IPS autoupdate URL needs change for new publishing location


Resolved Caveats —Releases Prior to 6.0.4

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

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1 'as a' note means the license no longer restricts the number of managed devices; the appliance now operates as a unrestricted model under the original license.