PIX 515 crashing

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Apr 29th, 2008
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I have a PIX 515 running 8.0(3) that is crashing every 20 minutes or so, this is what immediately appears on the console when it crashes:


============= CHECKHEAPS HAS DETECTED A MEMORY CORRUPTION ===============


Reason: Free buffer corrupted rc=1



I have swapped out the physical memory with new memory but the PIX keeps crashing, so I don't think it is a problem with the memory installed.


sh ver:


Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Version 8.0(3)


Compiled on Tue 06-Nov-07 19:50 by builders

System image file is "flash:/pix803.bin"

Config file at boot was "startup-config"


hqfw01 up 8 mins 51 secs


Hardware: PIX-515, 128 MB RAM, CPU Pentium 200 MHz

Flash i28F640J5 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AT29C257 @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB


0: Ext: Ethernet0 : address is 0050.54ff.43d6, irq 10

1: Ext: Ethernet1 : address is 0050.54ff.43d7, irq 7

2: Ext: Ethernet2 : address is 00d0.b78f.3c33, irq 11


Licensed features for this platform:

Maximum Physical Interfaces : 6

Maximum VLANs : 25

Inside Hosts : Unlimited

Failover : Active/Active

VPN-DES : Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES : Enabled

Cut-through Proxy : Enabled

Guards : Enabled

URL Filtering : Enabled

Security Contexts : 2

GTP/GPRS : Disabled

VPN Peers : Unlimited


This platform has an Unrestricted (UR) license.


I appreciate any assistance.

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owillins Tue, 05/06/2008 - 06:12
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It might be buffer corruption or any misconfiguration issues. Please provide you show tech output.

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