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Cisco Bug: CSCuj94907 - IPS: IDM Contains Multiple Outdated "MySDN" References and URLs

Last Modified

Nov 27, 2020

Products (21)

  • Cisco Intrusion Prevention System
  • Cisco IPS 4260 Sensor
  • Cisco IPS 4255 Sensor
  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System (IDSM-2) Services Module
  • Cisco ASA 5555-X IPS Security Services Processor
  • Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 7.0
  • Cisco IPS 4270-20 Sensor
  • Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Network Module
  • Cisco IPS 4345 Sensor
  • Cisco ASA 5545-X IPS Security Services Processor
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Known Affected Releases

7.0(8)E4 7.1(7)E4 7.2(1)E4 7.3(0)C113

Description (partial)

IPS sensor devices' built-in GUI (IDM) contains multiple widgets (UI controls) labeled/referencing "MySDN" which was replaced (on by "Cisco Security Intelligence Operations". The outdated IDM references cause user confusion and should be updated for consistency.

Additionally, the associated URLs these widgets direct users to are also outdated resulting in users being redirected to different URLs (multiple redirects in succession for some), wasting client and server bandwidth and delaying users reaching their ultimate destination.

All references to "MySDN" should be changed to "CSIO", "Cisco SIO", "Cisco Security Intelligence Operations" or an acceptable alternative. Additionally, the associated URL:

 Should be changed to:

 And signature-specific URLs such as:

 Should be changed to:

IPS sensor device running affected version of software on which user accessing IDM navigates to the Configuration > Policies > Signature Definitions > sig0 > All Signatures section. The "MySDN" toolbar button is visible and accessible here.

From that same section, if the user right-clicks on any signature an option "Show MySDN Information" is visible. Clicking either button/option will launch the user's default web browser and direct it to an outdated URL(s).
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