Stopping "CWCS tftp service"

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May 29th, 2009

If i stop "CiscoWorks CommonService tftp service(CWCS tftp service)",I want to know , In what way it will affect the applications. How much it will affect the performance of the cisco works.

I have this problem too.
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luijimen Fri, 05/29/2009 - 07:29


The TFTP services corresponds to CiscoWorks own TFTP server. If you shut it down the only application that will have problems is RME. However, you can disable TFTP from the enabled protocols for Configuration Management and Software Management under RME > Admin > Config Mgmt > Transport Settings and RME > Admin > Software Mgmt > View/Edit Preferences respectively.

This will probably not improve performance much, though.

akash03lingam Fri, 05/29/2009 - 08:15

Can you please tell us what is "CiscoWorks TFTP Directory Traversal Vulnerability " ? Will it affect LMS 3.1.

Please tell the solution to overcome this vulnerability.

luijimen Fri, 05/29/2009 - 10:43


The TFTP vulnerability you mention is located in CiscoWorks' TFTP server component.

The details can be read here:

There is already a patch developed to address the issue which is tracked by bug CSCsx07107.

The patch is called and can be downloaded here:


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