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Cisco Bug: CSCvd36810 - Smart Install client must alert to console periodically

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Sep 01, 2020

Products (130)

  • Cisco IOS
  • Cisco ME 3400EG-2CS-A Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560X-48P-S Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560E-12D-E Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PD-L Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TC-L Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560G-48PS Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560E-48PD-E Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3750V2-24FS Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TT-S Switch
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Known Affected Releases


Description (partial)

This is a modification on the product to adopt new secure code best practices to enhance the security posture and resiliency of the product;
specifically, to print the following console message periodically whenever the Smart Install client feature is enabled:

%SMI-5-CLIENT:  Smart Install Client feature is enabled. It is recommended to disable the Smart Install feature when it is not actively used. To
disable feature execute 'no vstack' in configuration mode

In the fixed releases :

1) If you enable the vstack in switch --> alert message is printed on console.
2) The interval for the alert msg is not configurable. It's hard coded. For every one hour alert message is printed on console from the time vstack enabled.
3) With vstack enabled in switch, if you do write memory & reload the switch, alert message is printed on console during the boot process.
4) If you do write erase and reload, alert message is printed on console during the boot process.

Device configured with default configuration and running a version of Cisco IOS or IOS XE prior to the following first fixed releases:

15.1(2)SY11, 15.2(1)SY5, 15.2(2)SY3, 15.4(1)SY3, 15.5(1)SY
15.2(2)E7, 15.2(4)E5, 15.2(5)E2c, 15.2(6)E0c, 15.2(6)E1
15.3(3)M10, 15.4(3)M8, 15.5(3)M6, 15.6(3)M3, 15.7(3)M
15.9(3) (upcoming release)


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