Cisco ASA - IPS Module Error

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Jan 4th, 2010
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Hi all,

I'm currently managing a Cisco ASA 5520 firewall running ver 8.2(1) with an IPS ASA-SSM-10 running Cisco IPS Version 6.2(1)E3. Since last month however, we have been getting this unusual errors reported by the IPS module:

IPS software attempted to write invalid XML data for (token). Invalid XML character(s) were replaced with '*' Messages, like this one, in the category – XML Invalid Entry

I tried googling but to no avail. Did anyone come across such a problem?


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resoares Tue, 01/05/2010 - 05:43
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Messages, like this one, in the category - XML Invalid Entry - you will need to check  
the ntp server regarding the XML data being sent to the sensor to make 
sure that it is in the correct XML format.  Once you have corrected 
this, the messages should no longer appear.


drskennedy Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:46
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Thanks Renato for your reply. I didn't configure this IPS module before. Do you why an NTP server would want to send XML data to the IPS?

resoares Wed, 01/06/2010 - 04:17
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There are some bugs related to your message and I'd like to know if you have any ntp configured in your AIP device, if there is, please try to perform a reboot it and see if the problem persists.



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