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Cisco Bug: CSCvu98470 - FED content filter will not work if Smart Identifiers are enabled in the the attached dictionary

Last Modified

Aug 11, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Email Security Appliance

Known Affected Releases

12.1-089 13.0.0-392

Description (partial)

The customer is receiving spoofed emails despite have a Forged Email Detection content filter configured. It is found that the content filter isn't triggering and this error will display in the mail_logs

Wed Jul  8 11:09:28 2020 Warning: Invalid SimpleFilter: FED_EXECUTIVE_SPOOF rule: <filters.Forged_Email_Detection instance at 0x97c949e0>('egg/ cs_nowm|5837', "<type 'exceptions.TypeError'>", 'normalize() argument 2 must be unicode, not str', '[egg/ process|15432] [egg/ eval|5856] [egg/ cs_nowm|5837]')

The customer has a FED content filter configured and the dictionary it uses has one or more Smart Identifiers enabled in the dictionary.
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