Release date: October 19, 2021
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Kiwi CatTools 3.12. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
If you are looking for previous release notes for Kiwi CatTools, see Previous Version documentation.
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New features and improvements
Kiwi CatTools 3.12 offers new features and improvements compared to previous versions of Kiwi CatTools.
Kiwi CatTools now offers updated device support for iOS and NEXUS switches, Cisco firewalls, and Alcatel. See fixed issues below for more details.
HP Aruba backups
Users can now perform a backup of HP Aruba switches.
Some files that were previously unsigned in the previous version of Kiwi CatTools are now signed with the latest SolarWinds certificate.
New customer installation
For information about installing Kiwi CatTools, see the Kiwi CatTools Installation Guide.
After installation, see the Kiwi CatTools Getting Started Guide for implementation and troubleshooting guidelines. The guide walks you through common configuration tasks to help you get up and running quickly.
How to upgrade
To upgrade from a previous version, see the Kiwi CatTools Upgrade Guide.
KCT 3.12 fixes the following issues.
|N/A||The Evaluation version is no longer flagged as "missed" with no 14 day period, and the license key is now applied correctly.|
|00798372||Flagged potential vulnerabilities in the installation process for cattools and syslogd services have now been resolved. See CVEs below.|
|00619007, 00767875, 00618647, 00625482, 00743041||Connections to Aruba/HP devices are now successful with no server signature mismatch.|
|00701812||Users are now able to backup Alcatel omniswitch devices.|
|00753422, 00285745||Users are now able to enter enable mode or create a backup with Cisco ASA devices.|
|00747198||NSSM and KCT services are no longer blocked by the firewall due to digital signatures.|
|00841997, 00764587, 00760299, 00817782, 00865383||The Report.Version table now runs successfully for Cisco swiches with IOS XE 17.x versions.|
|00814963||User is are now able to enter the extended config mode on Cisco devices.|
|00818301||Userd are now able to save a configuration and reports for HP Aruba switches.|
|00866828||The Report.Error table now runs successfully for C9332 Nexus switches.|
SolarWinds would like to thank our Security Researchers below for reporting on the issue in a responsible manner and working with our security, product, and engineering teams to fix the vulnerability.
|CVE-2021-35230||Unquoted Path Vulnerability (SMB Login) with Kiwi CatTools||As a result of an unquoted service path vulnerability present in the Kiwi CatTools Installation Wizard, a local attacker could gain escalated privileges by inserting an executable into the path of the affected service or uninstall entry.||Moderate||N/A|
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