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Cisco Bug: CSCtd91982 - Crash mainAPP aborted parsing CT name and idapi parameters

Last Modified

Sep 30, 2014

Products (10)

  • Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors
  • Cisco IPS 4255 Sensor
  • Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 7.0
  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System (IDSM-2) Services Module
  • Cisco IPS 4260 Sensor
  • Cisco IPS 4270-20 Sensor
  • Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Network Module
  • Cisco IPS 4240 Sensor
  • Cisco ASA Advanced Inspection and Prevention (AIP) Security Services Module
  • Cisco Integrated Services Routers Intrusion Prevention System Module

Known Affected Releases

7.0(1) 7.0(2)E4 7.0(3)B12

Description (partial)


Attempts to login to sensor CLI error: "Error: Cannot communicate with mainApp (getVersion). Please 
contact your system administrator.". Additionally, remote monitoring clients (e.g. IME and/or 
CS-MARS) do not have any event data from the sensor after/since time of failure.

Sensor's logs likely contain errors similar to the following, leading up to the time of failure:

cidwebserver[xxx] tls/W errTransport WebSession::sessionTask TLS connection exception: 
handshake incomplete.
Messages, like this one, in the category - TLS connection failure - were logged 1980 times in the last 
3600 seconds.


IPS sensor device running either 6.2 or 7.0 code.
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