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Eli Kagan
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cat4500 sup7e EoL: SW maintenance vs Vulnerability Support

I am a little bit confused by the E0L announcement for sup7-e (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-4500-series-switches/eos-eol-notice-c51-738118.html)

 

It says that End of SW Maintenance is Oct 2018. 

End of Vulnerability/Security Support is Oct 2020.

 

Cisco's policy has this to say about these dates: (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/security-center/security-vulnerability-policy.html)

  • The End of SW Maintenance milestone identifies the last date Cisco may release a software maintenance release that could include security fixes.
  • The End of Security and Vulnerability Fixes milestone identifies the last date that Cisco may provide support for network-impacting security vulnerabilities.

 

What's the practical difference between the two dates?

Does it mean that they will not release any security related fixes after Oct 2018?

Does it mean that they will release some security related fixes between the two dates but not all of them?

Does it mean that they will continue to provide workarounds but no fixes till 2020?

 

Thanks,

Eli

 

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Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend


@Eli Kagan wrote:

Does it mean that they will not release any security related fixes after Oct 2018? 


This means last date for bug fixes is Oct 2018.  Anything after that is YOYO. 


@Eli Kagan wrote:

Does it mean that they will release some security related fixes between the two dates but not all of them? 


 Security fixes might be "best effort". 


@Eli Kagan wrote:

 

Does it mean that they will continue to provide workarounds but no fixes till 2020? 


 Only security fixes.