Documentation forKiwi CatTools

Kiwi CatTools 3.12 Release Notes

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.


End of life and deprecation notices

See the End of Life Policy for information about SolarWinds product lifecycle phases. For supported versions and EOL announcements for all SolarWinds products, see Currently supported software versions.


New features and improvements

Kiwi CatTools 3.12 offers new features and improvements compared to previous versions of Kiwi CatTools.

Compatibility updates

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.

Signed files

Some files that were previously unsigned in the previous version of Kiwi CatTools are now signed with the latest SolarWinds certificate.


New customer installation

Return to top

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.


Fixed issues

Return to top

KCT 3.12 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
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.

CVEs

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-ID Vulnerability Title Description Severity Credit
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

Legal notices

Return to top

© 2021 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.

This document may not be reproduced by any means nor modified, decompiled, disassembled, published or distributed, in whole or in part, or translated to any electronic medium or other means without the prior written consent of SolarWinds. All right, title, and interest in and to the software, services, and documentation are and shall remain the exclusive property of SolarWinds, its affiliates, and/or its respective licensors.

SOLARWINDS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, OR OTHER TERMS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, ON THE DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NONINFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLARWINDS, ITS SUPPLIERS, NOR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING IN TORT, CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SOLARWINDS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

The SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Orion, and THWACK trademarks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks or are registered or pending registration. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and are trademarks of (and may be registered trademarks) of their respective companies.