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Cisco Bug: CSCvu40232 - Password gets saved in the running-config while using terminal password

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Jun 10, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

Known Affected Releases

8.4(2)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
If the terminal password option is used to configure password less copy of the backup to remote sites using scp, sftp etc,  the password used will be saved in the running-config.
For example,

Switch# show scheduler job name startupconfig_Daily
Job Name: startupconfig_Daily
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terminal password <password>
copy startup-config sftp://lab@10.41.50.96/C:/Backupcisco/statupconfig_$(TIMESTAMP)

Conditions:
User should have terminal password configured.
Independent of MDS platform and versions
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