Purpose (problem description)

This page describes the issue,root cause and solution if there is a mismatch between original and simulated grade in Action Plan Optimizer

Observed in CAST Version





Observed in RDBMS




Step by Step scenario

  1. Run analysis + snapshot
  2. Launch Action Plan Optimizer
  3. Connect to particular connection profile
  4. Click on Detailed simulation tab
  5. Observe mismatch in original grade and simulated grade
Action Plan

Root cause of this issue can be related to the QR - 'CWE-353: Avoid using Cipher with no HMAC to ensure data integrity' where threshold of this particular QR are inverted in assessment model. If this is the case please proceed to next step.

To troubleshoot this issue, you need the following Relevant Input

Perform the below actions:

  1. Launch CAST-MS.
    1. Double click on Assessment model to open it.
    2. Search for QR -  'CWE-353: Avoid using Cipher with no HMAC to ensure data integrity' in Quality Rule tab.
    3. Double click on the rule to open it.
    4. Click on Grade Thresholds tab on opened QR window
    5. You will see the below threshold order set which is wrong.
    6. Now to resolve the issue revert the order of the 4 thresholds as shown below
  2. After reverting the order take a snapshot skipping analysis.
  3. Once snapshot is done, launch the APO and check the results.
  4. If the above steps do not solve your issue contact CAST Technical Support. with the following Relevant input 

Please note that this issue is permanently fixed in JEE extension 1.0.21 and 1.2.5-funcrel


Relevant input

  • CAST Support Tool (CST) - alias Sherlock export with the following options CAST Bases Checker, Export Logs, Export Configuration files, Export Computer Environment, Export CAST Bases with Management Base, Knowledge Base, Central base
  • Screenshot of the issue showing mismatch in grade

Ticket # 17773

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