Software Release Date: 09/06/2004
Updated Date: 12/11/2013
This release note documents the version 9.0.1 feature release of BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager and Load Balancer Limited. To review the features introduced in this release, see New features and fixes in this release. For existing customers, you can apply the software upgrade to version 9.0. For information about installing the software, please refer to Installing the software.
Note: F5 now offers both feature releases and maintenance releases. For more information on our new release policies, please see New Versioning Schema for F5 Software Releases.
The Configuration utility (graphical user interface) supports the following browsers:
This release applies only to the supported platforms listed below; each one provides all minimum system requirements. This release supports the following platforms:
If you are unsure which platform you have, look at the sticker on the back of the chassis to find the platform number.
The following instructions explain how to install version 9.0.1 onto existing systems running version 9.0.
For details about downloading software images, refer to SOL167: Downloading software from F5 Networks.
This release includes the following new features and fixes.
This release does not contain any new features.
This release includes the following fixes.
ZLib compression library vulnerability (VU#238678)
We corrected a denial of service vulnerability that was found in the ZLib compression library versions 1.2.x. The problem arose from incorrect error handling in the inflate() and inflateBack() functions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the ID CAN-2004-0797 to the problem.
Connection mirroring (CR39548, CR39779, CR39892, CR39894, CR39895, CR39905)
Connection mirroring is fully implemented in this release.
SSL records that straddle packets may destabilize the system (CR40119)
Overlapping SSL records no longer destabilize the system.
bigpipe daemon overdog watchdog disable command writing to bigip.conf correctly (CR40117)
The bigpipe daemon overdog watchdog disable command now handles default settings correctly when writing to the bigip.conf.
Client certificate LDAP authentication and start_tls failure (CR38967)
Client certificate LDAP authentication now handles start_tls failures correctly.
LACP support (CR39872, CR39554)
Link aggregation control protocol (LACP) is fully supported in this release.
This note describes the issues corrected by the 9.0.1 release. For a complete list of known issues in this release, refer to the BIG-IP version 9.0 Release Notes .