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Supplemental Document: BIG-IP 13.0.1 Fixes and Known Issues

Original Publication Date: 03/28/2018

BIG-IP Release Information

Version: 13.0.1
Build: 3.0

NOTE: This release includes fixes for the Spectre Variant 1 and Meltdown vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754).
In some configurations, installing software containing these fixes might impact performance. You can disable these fixes to recover performance. Please see K91229003 for additional Spectre and Meltdown information.

Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.0.0 Hotfix 3 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.0.0 Hotfix 2 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.0.0 Hotfix 1 that are included in this release
Known Issues in BIG-IP v13.0.x

Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
700556-3 CVE-2018-5504 K11718033 TMM may crash when processing WebSockets data
699012-2 CVE-2018-5502 K43121447 TMM may crash when processing SSL/TLS data
684879-1 CVE-2017-6164 K02714910 Malformed TLS1.2 records may result in TMM segmentation fault.
673595-1 CVE-2017-3167 CVE-2017-3169 K34125394 Apache CVE-2017-3167
670405-5 CVE-2017-1000366 K20486351 K20486351: glibc vulnerability CVE-2017-1000366:
668501-1 CVE-2017-6151 K07369970 HTTP2 does not handle some URIs correctly
662022-1 CVE-2017-6138 K34514540 The URI normalization functionality within the TMM may mishandle some malformed URIs.
660725 CVE-2017-6135 K43322910 CVE-2017-6135: Linux kernel vulnerability
653993-4 CVE-2017-6132 K12044607 A specific sequence of packets to the HA listener may cause tmm to produce a core file
653879-1 CVE-2017-6214 K81211720 CVE-2017-6214
651221-3 CVE-2017-6133 K25033460 Parsing certain URIs may cause the TMM to produce a core file.
650059-3 CVE-2017-6129 K20087443 TMM may crash when processing VPN traffic
649907-1 CVE-2017-3137 K30164784 BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3137
649904-1 CVE-2017-3136 K23598445 BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3136
644904-6 CVE-2016-7922, CVE-2016-7923, CVE-2016-7924, CVE-2016-7925, CVE-2016-7926, CVE-2016-7927, CVE-2016-7928, CVE-2016-7929, CVE-2016-7930, CVE-2016-7931, CVE-2016-7932, CVE-2016-7933, CVE-2016-7934, CVE-2016-7935, CVE-2016-7936, CVE-2016-7937, CVE-2016-7938, CVE-2016-7939, CVE-2016-7940, CVE-2016-7973, CVE-2016-7986, CVE-2016-7992, CVE-2016-7993, CVE-2016-8574, CVE-2016-8575, CVE-2016-7974, CVE-2016-7975, CVE-2016-7983, CVE-2016-7984, CVE-2016-7985
CVE-2017-5202, CVE-2017-5203, CVE-2017-5204, CVE-2017-5205, CVE-2017-5341, CVE-2017-5342, CVE-2017-5482, CVE-2017-5483, CVE-2017-5484, CVE-2017-5485, CVE-2017-5486
K55129614 tcpdump 4.9
644693-1 CVE-2016-2183, CVE-2017-3272, CVE-2017-3289, CVE-2017-3253, CVE-2017-3261, CVE-2017-3231,CVE-2016-5547,CVE-2016-5552, CVE-2017-3252, CVE-2016-5546, CVE-2016-5548, CVE-2017-3241 K15518610 Fix for multiple CVE for openjdk-1.7.0
634779-5 CVE-2017-6147 K43945001 In SSL Forward Proxy, an uninitialized variable may overflow a buffer and cause TMM to produce a core file
630446-5 CVE-2016-0718 K52320548 Expat vulnerability CVE-2016-0718
701447-3 CVE-2017-5754 K91229003 CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown)
701445-2 CVE-2017-5753
CVE-2017-9074
CVE-2017-7542
CVE-2017-11176
K91229003 CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre Variant 1)
701359-5 CVE-2017-3145 K08613310 BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3145
694274-6 CVE-2017-3167 CVE-2017-3169 CVE-2017-7679 CVE-2017-9788 CVE-2017-9798 K23565223 [RHSA-2017:3195-01] Important: httpd security update - EL6.7
671638-2 CVE-2018-5500 K33211839 TMM crash when load-balancing mptcp traffic
659791-1 CVE-2017-6136 K81137982 TFO and TLP could produce a core file under specific circumstances
655059-4 CVE-2017-6134 K37404773 TMM Crash
653065 CVE-2016-6136 K90803619 CVE-2016-6136: Linux kernel vulnerability
651243-1 CVE-2017-2636 K18015201 CVE-2017-2636: Linux kernel vulnerability
645480-2 CVE-2017-6139 K45432295 Unexpected APM response
645101-1 CVE-2017-3731, CVE-2017-3732 K44512851 OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2017-3732
642659-1 CVE-2015-8870, CVE-2016-5652, CVE-2016-9533, CVE-2016-9534, CVE-2016-9535, CVE-2016-9536, CVE-2016-9537, CVE-2016-9540 K34527393 Multiple LibTIFF Vulnerabilities
640766-1 CVE-2016-10088
CVE-2016-9576
K05513373 CVE-2016-10088 CVE-2016-9576
617273-10 CVE-2016-5300 K70938105 Expat XML library vulnerability CVE-2016-5300
593139 CVE-2014-9761 K31211252 glibc vulnerability CVE-2014-9761
673607-1 CVE-2017-3169 K83043359 Apache CVE-2017-3169
672667-5 CVE-2017-7679 K75429050 CVE-2017-7679: Apache vulnerability
656912-5 CVE-2017-6460, CVE-2017-6462, CVE-2017-6463, CVE-2017-6464, CVE-2017-6451, CVE-2017-6458 K32262483 Various NTP vulnerabilities
578983 CVE-2015-8778 K51079478 glibc: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r
684033-2 CVE-2017-9798 K70084351 CVE-2017-9798 : Apache Vulnerability (OptionsBleed)
655021-1 CVE-2017-3138 K23598445 BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3138


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
686389-2 3-Major   APM does not honor per-farm HTML5 client disabling at the View Connection Server
663521-3 3-Major   Intermittent dropping of multicast packets on certain BIG-IP platforms
652146-1 3-Major K07269132 Email agent does not send email if the remote server does not provide a 200 OK response to VRFY request.
651772-4 3-Major   IPv6 host traffic may use incorrect IPv6 and MAC address after route updates
643034-2 3-Major   Turn off TCP Proxy ICMP forwarding by default
632875-4 3-Major   Non-Administrator TMSH users no longer allowed to run dig


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
707226-5 1-Blocking   DB variables to disable CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI mitigations
667148-2 1-Blocking K02500042 Config load or upgrade can fail when loading GTM objects from a non-/Common partition
665354-3 2-Critical   Silent reboot, identified with bad_tlp_status and completion_time_out in the sel log
664894-2 2-Critical K11070206 PEM sessions lost when new blade is inserted in chassis
664549-3 2-Critical K55105132 TMM restart while processing rewrite filter
660577-2 2-Critical   openldap; prevent crash on rc==LDAP_SUCCESS && res==NULL
651173 2-Critical   Security hardening of qkview
651084-1 2-Critical K17330535 'tmsh show sys memory raw' command shows a slow build up of memory usage.
448409-3 2-Critical K15491 'load sys config verify' commands cause loss of sync configuration and initiates a provisioning cycle
703848-2 3-Major   Possible memory leak when reusing statistics rows in tables
689691-1 3-Major   istats line length is limited to 4032 bytes
688011-6 3-Major   Dig utility does not apply best practices
687353-2 3-Major K35595105 Qkview truncates tmstat snapshot files
675188-2 3-Major   CVE-2017-9233: Expat vulnerability
669818-1 3-Major   Higher CPU usage for syslog-ng when a syslog server is down
668048-2 3-Major K02551403 TMM memory leak when manually enabling/disabling pool member used as HSL destination
667302-1 3-Major   Cannot create CE policies when only APM is provisioned.
664057-1 3-Major   Upgrading GTM from pre-12.0.0 to post 12.0.0 no longer removes WideIPs without pools attached if they have an iRule attached
664017-4 3-Major   OCSP may reject valid responses
663063-1 3-Major   Disabling pool member used in busy HSL TCP destination can result service disruption.
662913-1 3-Major K17213048 GUI LTM Virtual Server page cannot open. Virtual Server cannot be created or updated.
658636-3 3-Major K51355172 When creating LTM or DNS monitors through batch/transaction mode newlines are improperly escaped.
655649-1 3-Major   BGP last update timer incorrectly resets to 0
648317-1 3-Major   Upgrade to 13.0.0 on B2100/B2150 with IOMMU enabled prevents vCMP guests from starting
647988-2 3-Major K15331432 HSL Balanced distribution to Two-member pool may not be balanced correctly.
645179-1 3-Major   Traffic group becomes active on more than one BIG-IP after a long uptime
642982-1 3-Major K23241518 tmrouted may continually restart after upgrade, adding or renaming an interface
635703-2 3-Major K14508857 Interface description may cause some interface level commands to be removed
604547-4 3-Major   Unix daemon configuration may lost or not be updated upon reboot
598724-2 3-Major   Abandoned indefinite lifetime SessionDB entries on STANDBY devices.
544906-4 3-Major K07388310 Issues when using remote authentication when users have different partition access on different devices
543208-2 3-Major   Upgrading to v12.x or later in a sync-failover group might cause mcpd to become unresponsive.
673165-1 4-Minor   CVE-2017-7895: Linux Kernel Vulnerability
660239-1 4-Minor   When accessing the dashboard, invalid HTTP headers may be present
644975-2 4-Minor   /var/log/maillog contains errors when ssmtp is not configured to use a valid mailhost
644799-2 4-Minor K42882011 TMM may crash when the BIG-IP system processes CGNAT traffic.
613275-1 4-Minor K62581339 SNMP get/MIB walk returns incorrect speed for sysInterfaceMediaMaxSpeed and sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed when the interface is not up
514703-2 4-Minor   gtm listener cannot be listed across partitions
479471-2 4-Minor K00342205 CPU statistics reported by the tmstat command may spike or go negative


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
670011-1 1-Blocking   SSL forward proxy does not create the server certchain when ignoring server certificates
699298-1 2-Critical K83285053 13.0.0 Hotfix HF3 3.0.1679 TMM CORED due to SIGSEGV.
692970-1 2-Critical   Using UDP port 67 for purposes other than DHCP might cause TMM to crash
687635-2 2-Critical   Tmm becomes unresponsive and might restart
686685 2-Critical   LTM Policy internal compilation error
686305-3 2-Critical   TMM may crash while processing SSL forward proxy traffic
677975 2-Critical K59237122 SSL may cause the TMM to core when forging a certificate due to race condition
676028-1 2-Critical K09689143 SSL forward proxy bypass may fail to release memory used for ssl_hs instances
674576-2 2-Critical   Outage may occur with VIP-VIP configurations
670096-1 2-Critical   TMM may crash when a DHCP virtual server is used with an iRule involving SERVER_DATA event and TCL 'after' command.
667259-1 2-Critical K15364500 Memory Leak in RAM Cache
665924-2 2-Critical K24847056 The HTTP2 and SPDY filters may cause a TMM crash in complicated scenarios
664461-1 2-Critical K16804728 Replacing HTTP payload can cause tmm restart
661716 2-Critical K05655212 TMM core when session ticket and OCSP Stapling is enabled on the clientSSL profile
655628-2 2-Critical   TCP analytics does not release resources under specific sequence of packets
655211-4 2-Critical K25384206 bigd crash (SIGSEGV) when running FQDN node monitors
653495-1 2-Critical K05411532 Incorrect SNI hostname attached to serverside connections
652973-3 2-Critical   Coredump observed at system bootup time when many DHCP packets arrive
648320-2 2-Critical   Downloading via APM tunnels could experience performance downgrade.
646604-1 2-Critical K21005334 Client connection may hang when NTLM and OneConnect profiles used together
621870-1 2-Critical   Outage may occur with VIP-VIP configurations
699346-4 3-Major   NetHSM capacity reduces when handling errors
695901-7 3-Major   TMM may crash when processing ProxySSL data
688009-6 3-Major   Appliance Mode TMSH hardening
687193 3-Major   TMM may leak memory when processing SSL Forward Proxy traffic
686065-3 3-Major   RESOLV::lookup iRule command can trigger crash with slow resolver
681710-3 3-Major   Malformed HTTP/2 requests may cause TMM to crash
680264-1 3-Major K18653445 HTTP2 headers frame decoding may fail when the frame delivered in multiple xfrags
677666-1 3-Major K60909141 /var/tmstat/blades/scripts segment grows in size.
677119-2 3-Major   HTTP2 implementation incorrectly treats SETTINGS_MAX_HEADER_LIST_SIZE
673052-1 3-Major   On i-Series platforms, HTTP/2 is limited to 10 streams
670822-1 3-Major   TMM may crash when processing SOCKS data
669025-3 3-Major K11425420 Exclude the trusted anchor certificate in hash algorithm selection when Forward Proxy forges a certificate
668522-2 3-Major   bigd might try to read from a file descriptor that is not ready for read
666032-1 3-Major K05145506 Secure renegotiation is set while data is not available.
663821-2 3-Major K41344010 SNAT Stats may not include port FTP traffic
662881-1 3-Major K10443875 L7 mirrored packets from standby to active might cause tmm core when it goes active.
662663-1 3-Major   Decryption failure Nitrox platforms in vCMP mode
662085-2 3-Major   iRules LX Workspace editor in TMUI fails to display all workspace contents after install of large Node.js packages
659519-2 3-Major K42400554 Non-default header-table-size setting on HTTP2 profiles may cause issues
658214-1 3-Major K20228504 TCP connection fail intermittently for mirrored fastl4 virtual server
657858-3 3-Major K85425460 TMM can restart when VLAN keyed connections are disabled.
657626-1 3-Major   User with role 'Manager' cannot delete/publish LTM policy.
655793-2 3-Major K04178391 SSL persistence parsing issues due to SSL / TCP boundary mismatch
655432-6 3-Major K85522235 SSL renegotiation failed intermittently with AES-GCM cipher
653511-3 3-Major K45770397 Intermittent connection failure with SNAT/automap, SP-DAG and virtual server source-port=preserve
652535-2 3-Major K54443700 HTTP/2 stream reset with PROTOCOL_ERROR when frame header is fragmented.
651651-1 3-Major K54604320 bigd can crash when a DNS response does not match the expected value
651135-2 3-Major K41685444 LTM Policy error when rule names contain slash (/) character
650292-1 3-Major   DNS transparent cache can return non-recursive results for recursive queries
648954-1 3-Major K01102467 Configuration validation (e.g., ConfigSync) may fail after an iRule is deleted, if the iRule made procedure calls
646443-2 3-Major   Ephemeral Node may be errantly created in bigd, causing crash
644418-1 3-Major   Do not consider self-signed certificate in hash algorithm selection when Forward Proxy forges a certificate
643777-1 3-Major K27629542 LTM policies with more than one IP address in TCP address match may fail
643041-1 3-Major K64451315 Less than optimal interaction between OneConnect and proxy MSS
631862-5 3-Major K32107573 Stream is not finalized when OWS response has Transfer-Encoding header with zero-size chunk
628721-6 3-Major   In rare conditions, DNS cache resolver outbound TCP connections fail to expire.
599177-1 3-Major   Regression in Route Domain and Partition GUI load times due to high CPU utilization in merged.
680729-2 4-Minor K64307999 DHCP Trace log incorrectly marked as an Error log.
668802-2 4-Minor K83392557 GTM link graphs fail to display in the GUI
667318-1 4-Minor   BIG-IP DNS/GTM link graphs fail to display in the GUI.
627764-1 4-Minor   Prevent sending a 2nd RST for a TCP connection
522302-1 4-Minor   TCP Receive Window error messages are inconsistent on UI


Performance Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
588752-1 1-Blocking   APM Login Performance may be degraded
620903-2 2-Critical   Decreased performance of ICMP attack mitigation.


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
580537-2 2-Critical   The GeoIP update script geoip_update_data cannot be used to install City2 GeoIP data
677526-1 3-Major   Memory leak may occur during connflow failures.
667469-2 3-Major K35324588 Higher than expected CPU usage when using DNS Cache
665347-1 3-Major K17060443 GTM listener object cannot be created via tmsh while in non-Common partition
663310-2 3-Major K50871313 named reports "file format mismatch" when upgrading to versions with Bind 9.9.X versions for text slave zone files
654599-4 3-Major K74132601 The GSLB Pool Member Manage page can cause Tomcat to drop the request when the Finished button is pressed
643813-1 3-Major K32906881 ZoneRunner does not properly process $ORIGIN directives


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
661699-1 2-Critical   BD crash under specific conditions
657925-1 2-Critical K33646141 Error when enabling ASM via iRule
654873-1 2-Critical   ASM Auto-Sync Device Group
653292-1 2-Critical   MySQL does not initialize correctly on first system start
653014-2 2-Critical   Apply Policy failure if an custom Blocking Page is configured with an underscore in the header name
652200-2 2-Critical K81349220 Failure to update ASM enforcer about account change.
672695-2 3-Major   Internal perl process listening on all interfaces when ASM enabled
668181-1 3-Major   Policy automatic learning mode changes to manual after failover
667076-1 3-Major K92494571 WebSocket URLs over SSL don't match when differentiate HTTP/HTTPS is disabled
666986-1 3-Major K50320144 Filter by Support ID is not working in Request Log
666118-1 3-Major K58571155 High CPU usage from asm_config_server
665494-1 3-Major   Several factory policy templates have delayed blocking enabled
664930-3 3-Major   Policy automatic learning mode changes to manual after failover
662281-1 3-Major   Inconsistencies in Automatic sync ASM Device Group
660327-1 3-Major   Config load fails when attempting to load a config that was saved from before 12.1.0 on a system that was already upgraded.
660326-1 3-Major K91072177 Upgrade fails when a websecurity profile assigned to virtual server but ASM is not provisioned.
658062-1 3-Major   'Default' plain text profile is created upon import policy with Disallowed WebSocket URLs
654996-2 3-Major K50345236 Closed connections remains in memory
652781 3-Major K19003278 Learn from responses checkbox can appear checked and disabled in manual mode
648639-2 3-Major K92201230 TS cookie name contains NULL or other raw byte
647726-1 3-Major   ASM REST: POST disallowed to /mgmt/tm/asm/policies/<ID>/server-technologies endpoint
638857-1 4-Minor   Challenging AJAX-qualified requests cover only GET and POST HTTP methods


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
653136-1 2-Critical   transaction capturing sends binary data without escaping
643411-1 2-Critical K59119323 High memory usage for avrd statistics
665477-1 3-Major   Analytics based on tmstat-tables might cause high CPU usage
664725-1 3-Major   AVR publishes tmstat statistics to internal store (SQL) when disable-all-internal-logging is set.
659527-1 3-Major K32271142 Custom Predefined Reports are not displayed in ASM Analytics Schedules
658996-1 3-Major   Some published externally AVR data can be corrupted when HTTP Traffic external publisher is on
658343-3 3-Major K33043439 AVR tcp-analytics: per-host RTT average may show incorrect values
654915-1 3-Major   Traffic Capturing: Pool member that has a special name (internal activity) should be exported with its name, not an IP address
654275-1 3-Major   Traffic Capturing is not reported to external log when "use-offbox" is set.
639395-3 3-Major K91614278 AVR does not display 'Max read latency' units.
629573 3-Major   No drill-down filter for virtual-servers is mentioned on exported reports when using partition


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
647108-2 1-Blocking   Deletion of saml-idp-connector may fail depending on the order in which related objects are deleted within a transaction
702278-1 2-Critical   Potential XSS security exposure on APM logon page.
701944-3 2-Critical   machine certificate check crash for 'match issuer' configuration on macOS Sierra 10.12.6
700724-1 2-Critical   Client connection with large number of HTTP requests may cause tmm to restart
697452 2-Critical   Websso crashes because of bad argument in logging
693739-2 2-Critical K70644505 VPN cannot be established on macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 if full tunneling configuration is enabled
692557-2 2-Critical   When BIG-IP as SAML IdP processes signed authentication requests from external SAML SP, a block of memory may become corrupted.
689591-1 2-Critical   When pingaccess SDK processes certain POST requests from the client, the TMM may restart
682043-2 2-Critical K41041660 Chrome v60 and newer might incorrectly report that F5 VPN and F5 EPI status
679235-6 2-Critical   Inspection Host NPAPI Plugin for Safari can not be installed
676904-1 2-Critical   tmm may crash while printing VDI logging information
675326-1 2-Critical   TMM core with Modify Header with 'remove header' option
671579-1 2-Critical   Macro and macrocall creation issues when policy is in folder
668849-2 2-Critical   Upgrade failure for apm-log-setting objects
667594-1 2-Critical   Rewrite plugin could crash on rewriting of some URLs in POST data
664758-1 2-Critical   URLDB SIGFPE - 'urldb tcl result not overwritten'
658462-1 2-Critical K10251490 Portal Access: tmm may crash if web application uses long cookie names and/or values
652004-1 2-Critical K45320415 Show /apm access-info all-properties causes memory leaks in tmm
651229-1 2-Critical K14429395 tmm may restart when SAML SLO is initiated by SP using redirect binding
649234-1 2-Critical   TMM crash from a possible memory corruption.
639929-3 2-Critical   Session variable replace with value containing these characters ' " & < > = may case tmm crash
631286-2 2-Critical   URI cache entries should be replaced /expired for euie hash table
570841-1 2-Critical   Cannot create or edit a new document from SharePoint 2013 ribbon buttons via Portal Access
704580-2 3-Major   apmd service may restart when BIG-IP is used as SAML SP while processing response from SAML IdP
704535-3 3-Major   Chrome v64.0.3282.119 changed way it launches custom protocol handlers causing F5 VPN and F5 EPI not to work properly on Windows
703984-3 3-Major   Machine Cert agent improperly matches hostname with CN and SAN
703429-3 3-Major   Citrix Receiver for Android (v3.13.1) crashes while accessing PNAgent services
703081 3-Major   Benign mc_delete_key notice message
702490-3 3-Major   Windows Credential Reuse feature may not work
697636-1 3-Major   ACCESS is not replacing headers while replacing POST body
695953-2 3-Major   Custom URL Filter object is missing after load sys config TMSH command
694624-2 3-Major   SSO enabled Native RDP resources can't be accessed via hardware BIG-IP with "Intel Cave Creek" coprocessor
693994-2 3-Major K11043437 F5 VPN or Edge Client may drop DTLS and use TLS if DTLS packet reordering happens
692307-2 3-Major   User with 'operator' role may not be able to view some session variables
689826-1 3-Major   Proxy/PAC file generated during VPN tunnel is not updated for Windows 10 (unicode languages like: Japanese/Korean/Chinese)
689415 3-Major   APM configuration snapshots missing due to APMD's failure to detect TMM state transition
684937-2 3-Major   [KERBEROS SSO] Performance of LRU cache for Kerberos tickets drops gradually with the number of users
684325-2 3-Major   APMD Memory leak when applying a specific access profile
683389-2 3-Major   Error #2134 when attempting to create local flash.net::SharedObject in rewritten ActionScript 3 file
683297-1 3-Major   Portal Access may use incorrect back-end for resources referenced by CSS
683113-2 3-Major   [KERBEROS SSO][KRB5] The performance of memory type Kerberos ticket cache in krb5 library drops gradually with the number of users
682500-3 3-Major   VDI Profile and Storefront Portal Access resource do not work together
682271-1 3-Major   Portal Access may handle JavaScript getter/setter definitions incorrectly
678976-1 3-Major K24756214 Do not print all HTTP headers to avoid printing user credentials to /var/log/apm.
678851-2 3-Major   Portal Access produces incorrect Java bytecode when rewriting java.applet.AppletStub.getDocumentBase()
678001-1 3-Major K21519702 Websso crash due to uninitialized member in websso context object while processing a log message
677368-1 3-Major   Websso crash due to uninitialized member in websso context object while processing a log message
677058-1 3-Major   Citrix Logon prompt with two factor auth or Logon Page agent with two password type variables write password in plain text
675866-2 3-Major   WebSSO: Kerberos rejects tickets with 2 minutes left in their ticket lifetime, causing APM to disable SSO
674593-2 3-Major   APM configuration snapshot takes a long time to create
674410-1 3-Major K59281892 AD auth failures due to invalid Kerberos tickets
673860-1 3-Major   App-service is not supported by import/export
672818-1 3-Major   When 'Region and language' format is changed to Simplified Chinese on Traditional Chinese Windows, VPN cannot be established
672040-1 3-Major   Access Policy Causing Duplicate iRule Event Execution
671883-1 3-Major   [APM] Ping Access Agent does not correctly handle HTTP request with invalid version
671880-1 3-Major   [APM] Ping Access Agent's internal request processing state needs improvement
671597-2 3-Major   Import, export, copy and delete is taking too long on 1000 entries policy
671138-2 3-Major   FireFox and Chrome users are asked to re-install windows "Endpoint Inspector Application" after upgrade from 13.0.0
670910-3 3-Major   Flash AS3 flash.external.ExternalInterface.call() wrapper can fail when loaderInfo object is undefined
670456-2 3-Major   Flash AS3 mx.core::CrossDomainRSLItem() wrapper issue with arguments number
669154-2 3-Major   Creating new invalid SAML IdP configuration object may cause tmm restart in rare cases.
668623-6 3-Major K85991425 macOS Edge client fails to detect correct system language for regions other than USA
668247-1 3-Major   Machine Certificate Checker service may not be used when UAC is disabled on windows machine
667577-1 3-Major   Access profile 'Restrict to Single Client IP' setting not enforced with DTLS tunnel
666689-2 3-Major   Occasional "profile not found" errors following activate access policy
666233 3-Major   Localdbmgr process cores
665416-1 3-Major   Old versions of APM configuration snapshots need to be reaped more aggressively if not used
664507-4 3-Major   When BIG-IP is used as SP with IdP-connector automation, updates to remotely published metadata may remove certificate reference from the local configuration
663510-1 3-Major   F5 EPI or F5 VPN browser helper apps in some cases throw error and quit
660868-1 3-Major   Resets after adding URL Branching item
659460-1 3-Major   URL encoded Authorization code does not work with APM OAuth client
658664-1 3-Major   VPN connection drops when 'prohibit routing table change' is enabled
655209-2 3-Major   Automatically launched applications run with root permission on VPN establishment
655146-1 3-Major   APM Profile access stats are not updated correctly
654513-1 3-Major K11003951 APM daemon crashes when the LDAP query agent returns empty in its search results.
654485-1 3-Major K85549136 Portal Access: Same-origin AJAX rquest may fail if response contains non-wildcard Access-Control-Allow-Origin header
654046-2 3-Major   BIG-IP as SAML IdP may fail to process signed authentication requests from some external SPs.
653771-1 3-Major   tmm crash after per-request policy error
652910-1 3-Major   Native RDP published on webtop does not connect if allowed vlans specified explicitly
651910-1 3-Major   Cannot change 'Enable Access System Logs' or 'Enable URL Request Logs' via the GUI after upgrading from 12.x to 13.0.0 or later
649929-2 3-Major   saml_sp_connector not properly deleted in a transaction that removes the saml resource and servers referring to it
647706-1 3-Major   iOS RDP client fails to connect to RD Connection Broker via APM's Native RDP resource
645684-3 3-Major   Flash application components are loaded into wrong ApplicationDomain after Portal Access rewriting.
642589-1 3-Major   VPE endings/terminals incorrectly saved
640521-2 3-Major   EdgeClient does not render Captive Portal login page which uses jQuery library for mobile devices
639283-1 3-Major   Custom Dialer/Windows logon integration doesn't work against Virtual Server with untrusted SSL certificate
632646-3 3-Major   APM - OAM login with ObSSOCookie results in error page instead of redirecting to login page, when session cookie (ObSSOCookie) is deleted from OAM server.
616104-1 3-Major   VMware View connections to pool hit matching BIG-IP virtuals
612792-2 3-Major   Support RDP redirection for connections launched from APM Webtop on iOS
612118-1 3-Major   Nexthop explicit proxy is not used for the very first connection to communicate with the backend.
583272-3 3-Major   "Corrupted Connect Error" when using IPv6 and On-Demand Cert Auth
572567-1 3-Major   Portal Access: JavaScript errors accessing MS SharePoint 2010 / 2013 / 2016 in Internet Explorer 11
699455-5 4-Minor   SAML export does not follow best practices
699451-5 4-Minor   OAuth reports do not follow best practices
673717-2 4-Minor   VPE loading times can be very long
667304-2 4-Minor K68108551 Logon page shows 'Save Password' checkbox even if 'Allow Password Caching' is not enabled
667237-2 4-Minor   Edge Client logs the routing and IP tables repeatedly
629411-1 4-Minor   OAuth Client/RS and Authorization Server don't work together on the same BIG-IP


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
640407-2 2-Critical K41344483 Usage of iRule commands that try to get or set connection state during CLIENT_CLOSED iRule event may core with MRF


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
665888-1 2-Critical   Upgrade from v12.1.1, v12.1.2, v12.1.3, or v13.0.0 fails when DoS application profile has heavy URLs configured
664625-1 2-Critical K08041607 Connection resets on Virtual Server with APM Access Profile and ASM Security Policy
652278-1 2-Critical K81003383 dwbld process may leak memory during extended uptime
651001-2 2-Critical   massive prints in tmm log: "could not find conf for profile crc"
632388-1 3-Major K34214852 Sync all autodos history files from active to standby units every 5 mins
519612-2 3-Major   JavaScript challenge fails when coming within iframe with different domain than main page


Policy Enforcement Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
696383-4 2-Critical   PEM Diameter incomplete flow crashes when sweeped
694717-2 2-Critical   Potential memory leak and TMM crash due to a PEM iRule command resulting in a remote lookup.
668252-3 2-Critical K22784428 TMM crash in PEM_DIAMETER component
658261-3 2-Critical   TMM core after HA during GY reporting
658148-4 2-Critical K23150504 TMM core after intra-chassis failover for some instances of subscriber creation
657632-5 2-Critical   Rarely if a subscriber delete is performed following HA switchover, tmm may crash
653285-2 2-Critical   PEM rule deletion with HSL reporting may cause tmm coredump
628311-4 2-Critical K87863112 Potential TMM crash due to duplicate installed PEM policies by the PCRF
626851-4 2-Critical K37665112 Potential crash in a multi-blade chassis during CMP state changes.
616008-2 2-Critical K23164003 TMM core may be seen when using an HSL format script for HSL reporting in PEM
696789-4 3-Major   PEM Diameter incomplete flow crashes when TCL resumed
695968-2 3-Major   Memory leak in case of a PEM Diameter session going down due to remote end point connectivity issues.
684333-2 3-Major   PEM session created by Gx may get deleted across HA multiple switchover with CLI command
678820-3 3-Major   Potential memory leak if PEM Diameter sessions are not created successfully.
678714-1 3-Major   After HA failover, subscriber data has stale session ID information
660187-4 3-Major   TMM core after intra-chassis failover for some instances of subscriber creation
652052-2 3-Major   PEM:sessions iRule made the order of parameters strict
642068-3 3-Major   PEM: Gx sessions will stay in marked_for_delete state if CCR-T timeout happens
638594-4 3-Major   TMM crash when handling unknown Gx messages.
634015-4 3-Major   Potential TMM crash due to a PEM policy content triggered buffer overflow
678822-1 4-Minor   Gx/Gy stats display provision pending sessions if there is no route to PCRF or the app is unlicensed


Carrier-Grade NAT Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
663333-2 2-Critical   TMM may core in PBA mode id LSN pool is under provisioned or the utilization is high


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
676808-1 2-Critical   FPS: tmm may crash on response with large payload from server
669364-2 2-Critical   TMM core when server responds fast with server responses such as 404.
636371-1 2-Critical   Upgrade from pre-v13.0.0 software might fail
674909-1 3-Major   Application CSS injection might break when connection is congested
667872-2 3-Major   Websafe's 'Apply cookies to base domain' feature doesn't work for non standard ports
658315-1 3-Major   WebSafe Login Validation may break response
657502-1 3-Major   JS error when leaving page opened for several minutes
643889-1 3-Major   blacklist and whitelist words backwards compatibility is broken
643602-1 4-Minor   'Select All' checkbox selects items on hidden pages
639750-2 4-Minor   username aliases are not supported


iApp Technology Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
654696-1 2-Critical   iCall script may log an error on execution



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.0.0 Hotfix 3 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
693211-2 CVE-2017-6168 K21905460 CVE-2017-6168


Functional Change Fixes

None


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
664063 2-Critical K03203976 Azure displays failure for deployment of BIG-IP from a Resource Manager template



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.0.0 Hotfix 2 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

None


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
660170-2 4-Minor K28505910 tmm may crash at ~75% of VLAN failsafe timeout expiration



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.0.0 Hotfix 1 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
652151 CVE-2017-6131 K61757346 Azure VE: Initialization improvement
658764 CVE-2017-6135 K43322910 Linux kernel lasthop driver memory issue
648867-1 CVE-2017-6074 K82508682 Kernel vulnerability: CVE-2017-6074
648786-1 CVE-2017-6169 K31404801 TMM crashes when categorizing long URLs
643187-1 CVE-2017-3135 K80533167 BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3135
641445-2 CVE-2017-6145 K22317030 iControl improvements
641360-1 CVE-2017-0303 K30201296 SOCKS proxy protocol error
638556-1 CVE-2016-10045 K73926196 PHP Vulnerability: CVE-2016-10045
636702-4 CVE-2016-9444 K40181790 BIND vulnerability CVE-2016-9444
636700-1 CVE-2016-9147 K02138183 BIND vulnerability CVE-2016-9147
636699-6 CVE-2016-9131 K86272821 BIND vulnerability CVE-2016-9131
643554-2 CVE-2017-3731 CVE-2017-3732 CVE-2016-7055 K37526132 K44512851 K43570545 OpenSSL vulnerabilities - OpenSSL 1.0.2k library update
641612-1 CVE-2017-0302 K87141725 APM crash
639729-1 CVE-2017-0304 K39428424 Request validation failure in AFM UI Policy Editor
637666-1 CVE-2016-10033 K74977440 PHP Vulnerability: CVE-2016-10033
631688-8 CVE-2016-9311 CVE-2016-9310 CVE-2016-7427 CVE-2016-7428 CVE-2016-9312 CVE-2016-7431 CVE-2016-7434 CVE-2016-7429 CVE-2016-7426 CVE-2016-7433 K55405388 K87922456 K63326092 K51444934 K80996302 Multiple NTP vulnerabilities
627747 CVE-2017-6142 K20682450 Improve cURL Usage
615267 CVE-2016-2183 K13167034 OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2016-2183
606710-11 CVE-2016-2834 CVE-2016-5285 CVE-2016-8635 K15479471 Mozilla NSS vulnerability CVE-2016-2834
578076 CVE-2016-0800 K23196136 OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2016-0800
578017 CVE-2016-0800 K23196136 CVE-2016-0800 : SSLV2 "DROWN" Vulnerability
635933 CVE-2004-0790 K23440942 K13361021 The validation of ICMP messages for ePVA accelerated TCP connections needs to be configurable
615226 CVE-2015-8925 CVE-2015-8933 CVE-2016-8688 CVE-2015-8919 CVE-2016-8689 CVE-2015-8931 CVE-2015-8923 CVE-2015-8930 CVE-2015-8922 CVE-2016-5844 CVE-2015-8917 CVE-2016-8687 CVE-2015-8932 CVE-2015-8916 CVE-2016-4809 CVE-2015-8934 CVE-2015-8924 CVE-2015-8920 CVE-2016-4302 CVE-2015-8921 CVE-2015-8928 CVE-2015-8926 CVE-2016-7166 CVE-2016-4300 K13074505 Libarchive vulnerabilities: CVE-2016-8687 and others
600205-1 CVE-2016-2178 K53084033 OpenSSL Vulnerability: CVE-2016-2178
598002-9 CVE-2016-2178 K53084033 OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2016-2178
624722 CVE-2016-7117 CVE-2016-6828 K51201255 Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2016-7117


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
649369-1 2-Critical   DES, 3DES and HIGH cipher string includes/excludes wrong ciphers
641724 2-Critical   BIG-IP VE support for GCE
644870 3-Major   Improvements of protocol for sending data to AppIQ offbox via TCP
638967-2 3-Major   SSL Forward Proxy not to cache forged certificate if soft_vfyresult indicating an 'untrusted CA' or 'expired cert'
633723-4 3-Major   New diagnostics run when a crypto HA failure occurs and crypto.ha.action is reboot
633391-2 3-Major   GUI Error trying to modify IP Data-Group
626594-3 3-Major   No way to perform a soft server certificate verification
641169 4-Minor   Role permissions for actions on the iRules LX Workspace editor page
618332-3 4-Minor   No event triggered when the system receives a certificate message from the server.
572272 4-Minor   BIG-IP - Anonymous Certificate ID Enumeration
501258-1 4-Minor   Unable to modify 'gtm region region-members' via iControl REST


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
642058 1-Blocking   CBL-0138-01 Active Copper does not work on i2000/i4000/HRC-i2800 Series appliances
641390-2 1-Blocking   Backslash removal in LTM monitors after upgrade
636479 1-Blocking   Hyper-V VE image fails to boot, stuck on "monpd: - Running monpd bigstart script." displayed on console at startup
636016 1-Blocking   VADC: when using an Intel XL710 SR-IOV nic a bigstart restart can re-order the interfaces and impact traffic
648056-3 2-Critical K16503454 bcm56xxd core when configuring QinQ VLAN with vCMP provisioned.
645805-2 2-Critical   LACP PDUs generated by lacpd on i4x00/i2x00 platforms contain bad ethernet src mac address
641013-6 2-Critical   GRE tunnel traffic pinned to one TMM
634132 2-Critical   VE: virtio high performance driver (Linux/KVM)
634085-1 2-Critical   IPsec tmm assert "ike_ctx tag"
626861-1 2-Critical K31220138 Ensure unique IKEv2 sequence numbers
615372 2-Critical   Occasional TCP resets during connection initiation (RST cause is "No local listener")
508113-2 2-Critical   tmsh load sys config base merge file <filename> fails
649617-1 3-Major   qkview improvement for OVSDB management
645219 3-Major   Switching to native virtio driver
644490-2 3-Major   Finisar 100G LR4 values need to be revised in f5optics
639774-1 3-Major K30598276 mysqld.err rollover log files are not collected by qkview
639575-2 3-Major K63042400 Using libtar with files larger than 2 GB will create an unusable tarball
639530 3-Major   Kernel.el7.2: xhci: off by one error in TRB DMA address boundary check
639049-1 3-Major   Virtual Server creation ignores translate-address setting with wild card destination
638825-1 3-Major   SNMP Get of sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed returns wrong value for 100000SR4-FD
638215 3-Major   iHealth auto-upload script may get stuck in unusual circumstances
637561-2 3-Major   Wildcard wideips not handling matching queries after tmsh load sys from gtm conf file twice
637141-1 3-Major   TMM core after deleting POLICY and executing command: show net ipsec ike-sa.
635116-3 3-Major K34100550 Memory leak when using replicated remote high-speed logging.
633879-2 3-Major K52833014 Fix IKEv1 md5 phase1 hash algorithm so config takes effect
630610-1 3-Major K43762031 BFD session interface configuration may not be stored on unit state transition
629085-2 3-Major K55278069 Any CSS content truncated at a quoted value leads to a segfault
628164-4 3-Major K20766432 OSPF with multiple processes may incorrectly redistribute routes
624580 3-Major K37147352 BigDB.dat may become truncated
620659-4 3-Major   The BIG-IP system may unecessarily run provisioning on successive reboots
610307-4 3-Major   Spurious error message from mcpd at shutdown: Subscription not found in mcpd for subscriber Id BIGD_Subscriber
610122 3-Major   Hotfix installation fails: can't create /service/snmpd/run
609200-1 3-Major   Hotfix installation failure using certain version 11.x software to host incremental hotfix application of version 12.x software.
605792 3-Major   Installing a new version changes the ownership of administrative users' files
569100 3-Major   Virtual server using NTLM profile results in benign Tcl error
561596 3-Major   Hotfixes can optionally update FPS engine file
561592 3-Major   Hotfixes can update FPS engine file
559080 3-Major   High Speed Logging to specific destinations stops from individual TMMs
541320-8 3-Major K50973424 Sync of tunnels might cause restore of deleted tunnels.
489499-2 3-Major   chmand needs to check for LopUnsSensClientExists status after registering for unsolicited alerts with lopd
644805 4-Minor   Kernel.el7.2: BIG-IP VIPRION B4450 - ACPI complaints about unpopulated cpu cores
643404-1 4-Minor K30014507 'tmsh system software status' does not display properly in a specific cc-mode situation
639528 4-Minor   Kernel.el7.2: Broadwell Home Agent devices have non-compliant BAR.
636520-1 4-Minor K88813435 Detail missing from power supply 'Bad' status log messages
633091 4-Minor   Avr debug messages are printed to screen when saving/loading sys config
632668-6 4-Minor   When a BIG-IP using BFD sessions is forced offline, the system continues to send "State Up" BFD packets for ~30 seconds
632069-2 4-Minor   Sudo vulnerabilities: CVE-2016-7032, CVE-2016-7076
631572 4-Minor   Cryptic error relating to the liveinstall.movelicense DB variable
627554-1 4-Minor   Partition of LTM policies is displayed in breadcrumb rather than properties table row
624896-1 4-Minor   GUI LTM Virtual Server Connection Limit and Connection Rate Limit
623362-1 4-Minor   Oversized pool member input
617901-9 4-Minor   GUI to handle file path manipulation to prevent GUI instability.
614804-1 4-Minor   libcurl vulnerabilities: CVE-2016-5420, CVE-2016-5421, CVE-2016-7141
598289 4-Minor   TMSH prevents adding pool members that have name in format <ipv4>:<number>:<service port>
598024-1 4-Minor   FastL4 profile with immediate idle timeout is not honored for ePVA offloaded flows
588414-1 4-Minor   Displaying application components reports an error
541550-2 4-Minor   Defining more than 10 remote-role groups can result in authentication failure
417720 4-Minor   BIG-IP LTM Log Indicates Chassis Power Turned Off During Fan Speed Failures
247527-1 4-Minor K14890 Mgmt interface cannot be disabled via tmsh
642015-4 5-Cosmetic   SSD Manufacturer "unavailable"
636663 5-Cosmetic   "monpd: - Running monpd bigstart script." displayed on console at startup
619593-1 5-Cosmetic   Provisioning page table cells overlap
609995-1 5-Cosmetic   Device Connectivity tabs not properly highlighted
594228-1 5-Cosmetic   Resetting mgmt interface statistics doesn't work on VE or VCMP


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
651476-1 2-Critical   bigd may core on non-primary bigd when FQDN in use
648715-3 2-Critical   BIG-IP i2x00 and ix4x00 platforms send LLDP, STP, and LACP PDUs with a VLAN tag of 0
647962-1 2-Critical   B2250: Interface is dropping traffic in passive mode
644112 2-Critical K56150996 Permanent connections may be expired when endpoint becomes unreachable
643396-1 2-Critical K34553627 Using FLOW_INIT iRule may lead to TMM memory leak or crash
642400-3 2-Critical   Path MTU discovery occasionally fails
642090 2-Critical   ILXFlow.lbSelect does not work inside 'requestStart' or 'requestComplete' events
640352-1 2-Critical K01000259 Connflow can be leaked when DHCP proxy in forwarding mode with giaddr set in DHCP renewal packet
639764-1 2-Critical   Crash when searching external data-groups with records that do not have values
639744-3 2-Critical K84228882 Memory leak in STREAM::expression iRule
639565 2-Critical   Core when accessing MQTT::Type after drop
639383 2-Critical   ILX HTTP headerNames are not being properly treated as case insensitive
637181-1 2-Critical   VIP-on-VIP traffic may stall after routing updates
626311-1 2-Critical K75419237 Potential failure of DHCP relay functionality credits to incorrect route lookup.
608304-2 2-Critical K55292305 TMM crash on memory corruption
581746-6 2-Critical K42175594 MPTCP or SSL traffic handling may cause a BIG-IP outage
654368-1 3-Major   ClientSSL/ServerSSL profile does not report an error when a certain invalid CRL is associated with it when authentication is set to require
651106-1 3-Major   memory leak on non-primary bigd with changing node IPs
649571-2 3-Major   Limits set in Server SSL Profile are not enforced if the server ignores BIG-IP's renegotiation ClientHello
648990-1 3-Major   Serverside SSL renegotiation does not occur after block cipher data limit is exceeded
644041 3-Major K51884304 HTTP response-headers-permitted profile option removes listed headers
640376-2 3-Major   STPD leaks memory on 2000/4000/i2000/i4000 series
638779 3-Major   Help file for MQTT profile is missing.
637094 3-Major   The iRules LX streaming external data-group API may incorrectly not find a match.
636613 3-Major   GUI allows creating New client SSL profile in read-only partition
636289-1 3-Major   Fixed a memory issue while handling TCP::congestion iRule
633564-1 3-Major   Route unavailable when static route depends on another static route
633333-1 3-Major   During an MPTCP connection, the serverside connection will occasionally be aborted before all data has been sent
626386-2 3-Major K28505256 SSL may not be reassembling fragments correctly with a large-sized client certificate when SSL persistence is enabled
622160 3-Major   ICMPv6 packets can have the wrong source IP if a IPv6 VIP has IPv4 pool members
620625-3 3-Major K38094257 Changes to the Connection.VlanKeyed DB key may not immediately apply
618430-1 3-Major   iRules LX data not included in qkview
611691-6 3-Major   Packet payload ignored when DSS option contains DATA_FIN
607246-8 3-Major   Encrypted cookie insert persistence with fallback may not honor cookie after fallback expires
603609-1 3-Major   Policy unable to match initial path segment when request-URI starts with "//"
575642 3-Major   rst_cause of "Internal error"
572234-1 3-Major   When using a pool route, it is possible for TCP connections to emit packets onto the network that have a source MAC address of 00:98:76:54:32:10.
517756-5 3-Major   Existing connections can choose incorrect route when crossing non-strict route-domains
429213 3-Major   Some monitor types assigned to the same node IP:port in different Route Domains may collide and mark the object down.
419741-4 3-Major   Rare crash with vip-targeting-vip and stale connections on VIPRION platforms
367226-3 3-Major   Outgoing RIP advertisements may have incorrect source port
352957-2 3-Major K03005026 Route lookup after change in route table on established flow ignores pool members
627695-1 4-Minor   [netHSM SafeNet] The 'Yes' and 'No' options to proceed or cancel the unisntall during "safenet-sync.sh -u " are not operational
625892-1 4-Minor   Nagle Algorithm Not Fully Enforced with TSO
621379-1 4-Minor   TCP Lossfilter not enforced after iRule changes TCP settings
611161-4 4-Minor K28540353 VLAN failsafe generates traffic using ICMP which fails if VLAN CMP hash is non-default.
610201-1 4-Minor   Undefined behavior when calling HTTP::payload within HTTP_REQUEST_SEND iRule event
570855-1 4-Minor   DB variable log.csyncd.level cannot be set to certain values
569814 4-Minor K30240351 iRule "nexthop IP_ADDR" rejected by validator
552988-1 4-Minor   Cannot enable MPTCP on some profiles in GUI.


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
642330 3-Major   GTM Monitor with send/receive string containing double-quote may cause upgrade to fail.
636853-4 3-Major   Under some conditions, a change in the order of GTM topology records does not take effect.
636790-4 3-Major   Manager role has Create, Update, and Release access to Datacenter/links/servers/prober-pool/Topology objects but throws general error when complete.
366695-9 3-Major   Remove managers create/modify/delete ability from TMSH on GTM datacenters, links, servers, prober-pools, and topology errors incorrectly, and receive a database error when performed
582773 4-Minor   DNS server for child zone can continue to resolve domain names after revoked from parent
644817-1 5-Cosmetic   Unexpected behaviour during a DNS(GTM) server creation with wrong option in product field: nullGeneral database error.


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
646511-2 2-Critical   BD crashes repeatedly after interrupted roll-forward upgrade
642119-1 2-Critical   Websocket URLs can't be explicitly excluded per attack signature
641083-1 2-Critical   Policy Builder Persistence is not saved while config events are received
640829-1 2-Critical   bd crash scenario
639500-1 2-Critical   BD crash fix
641547-1 3-Major   Possible dead-lock on accept of multiple suggestions at once
640824-2 3-Major K20770267 Upgrade fails with "DBD::mysql::db do failed: Too many partitions (including subpartitions) were defined" errors in ASM log
639767-1 3-Major   Policy with Session Awareness Statuses may fail to export
639630-1 3-Major   Searching for signatures with overrides in the policy returns incorrect results
638629-1 3-Major   Bot can be classified as human
638576-1 3-Major   Modified ASM Cookie violation is off by default
635754-2 3-Major K65531575 Wildcard URL pattern match works inncorectly in Traffic Learning
635111-1 3-Major   New Application Ready Templates Available
633985-1 3-Major   CS challenged URL is rejected on complex CPM/irule configurations
631715-2 3-Major   ASM::disable does not disable client side challenges
630390-1 3-Major   Client Side challenges and device ID doesn't work on a virtual server that has also APM
608245-1 3-Major   Reporting missing parameter details when attack signature is matched against parameter value
642874-2 4-Minor K15329152 Ready to be Enforced filter for Policy Signatures returns too many signatures


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
642613 2-Critical   Improve loading time when landing in dashboard page
639406 2-Critical   On stress traffic wrong TPS reported to DOS
635688 2-Critical   backend<->GUI rest requests optimizations
651627 3-Major   IP addresses may appear "Aggregated" in "COMMON" section of dashboard but not Aggregated when applying module-specific filter
649048 3-Major   SSLI statistic and Traffic classification statistic lost after upgrade
643332 3-Major   DoS Health and Severity analysis charts
643330 3-Major   DoS Virtual Servers table has no health column and shows health/severity as numeric value
643328 3-Major   Activity Type filter is applied even when ASM is not used
643327 3-Major   DoS Visibility Attacks Graph tooltip does not provide sufficient information
643326 3-Major   Max Concurrent Server Connections will be hidden by default
643325 3-Major   Tooltips and help hints are inconsistent across the page
642449 3-Major   Standard deviation for Request Duration is calculated incorrectly
642221-1 3-Major   Incorrect entity is used when exporting TCP analytics from GUI
642124 3-Major   mixed statistics between two intervals
641963 3-Major   Average CPU usage is calculated differently in DOS Visability page
639526 3-Major   Configuring lots of Virtual IPs + stress traffic can cause avrd to crash
638115-1 3-Major   DoS Visibility page on a system under stress can cause GUI timeouts and disconnections
637847 3-Major   Removed "(conn/s)" text from Average Concurrent Connections graph
636155 3-Major   Countries table bottom rows are hidden
635680-1 3-Major   Link to DoS Visibility from a signature page starts with incorrect time-range
629752 3-Major   On DoS Visiblity pages, metrics from unprovisioned modules are displayed in the widgets
629017 3-Major   Comparison Charts are alive only during while staying on the page
629013 3-Major   Right pane displaying doesn't respect pin selected function when filter just applied
610485-1 3-Major   Attacks chart has no time axis
570926 3-Major   Provide a way to configure where in payload the CSPM JS is injected.
630712 4-Minor   After provisioning change, Dimension Widgets on DoS Visibility pages are incorrect


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
645339-1 1-Blocking   TMM may crash when processing APM data
650450 2-Critical K91200585 After upgrade to v13.0.0, users may be met with a javascript error on the logon page or other APM pages
645203-1 2-Critical K72361514 Configuration load fails after upgrade when a SAML SSO config object is put in a sync-only device group
637308-1 2-Critical K41542530 apmd may crash when HTTP Auth agent is used in an Access Policy
643547-2 3-Major K43036745 APMD initialization may fail when large number of access policy agents are configured in access policies installed on BIG-IP
642926-1 3-Major   Increased MySQL Memory usage when APM is provisioned on lower-end systems.
639288-1 3-Major   OAuth Authorization Server - OAuth Profile is not listing associated Access Profiles appropriately.
638799-2 3-Major   Per-request policy branch expression evaluation fails
638780 3-Major   Handle 302 redirects for VMware Horizon View HTML5 client
636675 3-Major   It is impossible to open MS Word document in MS SharePoint 2013 using Internet Explorer 11 or MS Edge via Portal Access.
636044-2 3-Major K68018520 Large number of glob patterns affects custom category lookup performance
632504-2 3-Major K31277424 APM Policy Sync: Non-LSO resources such as webtop are listed under dynamic resource list
632499-2 3-Major K70551821 APM Policy Sync: Resources under webtop section are not sync'ed automatically
629921-3 3-Major   [[SWG]-NTLM 407 based front end auth and passthrough 401 based NTLM backend auth does not work.
621976-5 3-Major   OneDrive for Business thick client shows javascript errors when rendering APM logon page
621974-5 3-Major   Skype For Business thick client shows javascript errors when rendering APM logon page
550547-1 3-Major   URL including a "token" query fails results in a connection reset


WebAccelerator Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
603746 4-Minor   DCDB security hardening
603658 4-Minor   AAM security hardening


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
649933-2 3-Major   Fragmented RADIUS messages may be dropped
642211-1 3-Major   Warning logged when GENERICMESSAGE::message drop iRule command used
620759-3 3-Major   Persist timeout value gets truncated when added to the branch parameter.
590091-4 3-Major K79075081 Single-line Via headers separated by single comma result in first character second header being stripped.


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
643752-1 2-Critical   Specific configuration change sequence crashes TMM
638838 2-Critical   Dynamic Signatures are not copied to peers in a device group
638495-1 2-Critical   Auto-thresholds are not applied for two vectors on per-VS DNS/SIP DoS profile
596924-1 2-Critical   Bot signatures are not reported in the PBD log when the PBD is turned off
644855-1 3-Major   irules with commands which may suspend processing cannot be used with proactive bot defense
642562 3-Major   TMM may crash with a very high number of concurrent TCP connections
638219 3-Major   L4 BDoS incorrectly learns traffic after learning period in learn-only mode


Policy Enforcement Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
641482-3 3-Major   Subscriber remains in delete pending state until CCR-t ack has success as result code is received
640510-2 3-Major   BWC policy category attachment may fail during a PEM policy update for a subscriber.
640457-3 3-Major   Session Creation failure after HA
639486-1 3-Major   TMM crash due to PEM usage reporting after a CMP state change.
630611-3 3-Major K84324392 PEM module crash when subscriber not fund
563165 3-Major   New Diameter session event triggers registered for by the PCRF should not be appended to existing registered event triggers in PEM.


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
635126-2 3-Major   Allow substitute value on fields sent by AJAX
628337-2 3-Major   Forcing a single injected tag configuration is restrictive
637664-1 4-Minor   Vector (multi-options) lists values are not inherited if parent profile is changed.
640854 5-Cosmetic   Inject CSS link Tag "Customize" checkbox also check Inject CSS link Position


Device Management Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
642983-2 3-Major K94534313 Update to max message size limit doesn't work sometimes
629491-1 4-Minor   REST token storage improvement


iApp Technology Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
632060-2 3-Major   restjavad is unable to read the dtca.key files resulting in Error: Failed to read key: invalid header

 

Cumulative fix details for BIG-IP v13.0.1 that are included in this release

707226-5 : DB variables to disable CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI mitigations

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Mitigations for CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI (Page Table Isolation) can negatively impact performance.

Please see https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K91229003 for additional Spectre and Meltdown information.

Conditions:
Mitigations for CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI (Page Table Isolation) enabled.

Impact:
Meltdown/PTI mitigations may negatively impact performance.

Workaround:
Disable CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI mitigations.

To turn off mitigations for CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI, run the following command:

tmsh modify sys db kernel.pti value disable

Note: Turning off these mitigations renders the system vulnerable to CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown; but in order to take advantage of this vulnerability, the attacker must already possess the ability to run arbitrary code on the system. Good access controls and keeping your system up-to-date with regards to security fixes will mitigate this risk on non-VCMP systems. vCMP systems with multiple tenants should leave these mitigations enabled.

Please see https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K91229003 for additional Spectre and Meltdown information.

Fix:
On releases that provide mitigations for CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI, the protection is enabled by default, but can be controlled using db variables.

Please see https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K91229003 for additional Spectre and Meltdown information.


704580-2 : apmd service may restart when BIG-IP is used as SAML SP while processing response from SAML IdP

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions apmd service may restart when processing response from SAML IdP.

Conditions:
BIG-IP is configured as SAML SP. BIG-IP is processing SAML message from IdP

Impact:
Temporarily users will not be able to authenticate agains BIG-IP
until apmd service starts up.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
apmd service will no longer restart when processing messages from IdP.


704535-3 : Chrome v64.0.3282.119 changed way it launches custom protocol handlers causing F5 VPN and F5 EPI not to work properly on Windows

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Either of the following symptoms:
-- F5 VPN and F5 EPI do not start from Google Chrome 64+ browser.
-- Depending on the version of F5 VPN/F5 EPI, F5 VPN and F5 EPI do not update itself or other components when launched from F5 BIG-IP Webtop by Chrome 64+ browser.

Conditions:
-- Microsoft Windows clients connecting using Google Chrome 64.0.3282.119 or later.
-- Launching from BIG-IP Webtop

Impact:
Either of the following outcomes:
-- Cannot establish VPN or pass Endpoint Inspection.
-- F5 Networks components are not updated properly.

Workaround:
You can use Firefox or Edge browser to launch F5 VPN/F5 EPI.

There is no workaround for Chrome.

Fix:
F5 VPN and F5 EPI now properly consume data processed by Chrome 64+.

Because earlier versions of F5 VPN or F5 EPI do not work properly with Chrome 64+ browser, you must launch applications out-of-band (by standalone installer), or by launching F5 VPN/F5 EPI from another browser (such as Firefox or Edge).


703984-3 : Machine Cert agent improperly matches hostname with CN and SAN

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The Machine Cert check improperly matches the hostname with CN and SAN. The option Match CN with FQDN should match the certificate's CN with the exact FQDN, but this option currently identifies the CN as a match with the FQDN even if only the initial characters of the FQDN match the CN.

Conditions:
Machine cert agent configured with 'match CN with FQDN' settings.

Impact:
Serious issue. Machine cert check passes for incorrect matches as well.

Workaround:
None.


703848-2 : Possible memory leak when reusing statistics rows in tables

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The handling of the pointers to memory in the statistics tables includes a path that zeros out a pointer to more memory that should be free'd. This means the memory is not free'd for that case.

Conditions:
This condition is usually only hit when the entire file is being deleted and so it doesn't matter that the list is not fully traversed.

Impact:
When slabs are being reused this bug may cause a memory leak.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The code has been fixed to properly follow the list.


703429-3 : Citrix Receiver for Android (v3.13.1) crashes while accessing PNAgent services

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Citrix Receiver for Android (v3.13.1) crashes while accessing PNAgent services through F5 BIG-IP APM virtual server. The application closes just after entering the credentials.

Conditions:
-- Citrix Receiver for Android (v3.13.1) is used.
-- PNAgent replacement mode is configured for BIG-IP APM virtual server.

Impact:
No access to published Applications and Desktops through Citrix Receiver for Android.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
System now provides valid data to Citrix Receiver for Android client.


703081 : Benign mc_delete_key notice message

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The /var/log/apm log contains a notice-level message similar to the following, where <RandomKey> is a random string:
notice localdbmgr[13537]: 01490000:5: mc_delete_key() [<RandomKey>] failed with error [12].

For example:
01490000:5: mc_delete_key() [b] failed with error [12].

Conditions:
-- APM provisioned.
-- Access policy is configured to create localdb dynamic user (i.e., uses LocalDB agent to create dynamic user).

Impact:
No specific action is required to cause the message to be written to the log. However, the message does not indicate an issue with the system, and does not impact functionality. The only impact is that the apm log file contains the messages. You can safely ignore these log messages.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Benign mc_delete_key notice message is no longer logged.


702490-3 : Windows Credential Reuse feature may not work

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Windows Credential Reuse feature may not work thus making a user to enter credentials in EdgeClient login window (as well as at Windows logon screen) instead of getting Single Sign-On.

Next logs are observed in logterminal.txt when the issue happens:
<Date and time>, 1312,1320,, 48, \certinfo.cpp, 926, CCertInfo::IsSignerTrusted(), the file is signed by 3rd party certificate
<Date and time>, 1312,1320,, 1, \certinfo.cpp, 1004, CCertInfo::IsSignerTrusted(), EXCEPTION - CertFindCertificateInStore() failed, -2146885628 (0x80092004) Cannot find object or property.
<Date and time>, 1312,1320,, 1, \certinfo.cpp, 1009, , EXCEPTION caught
<Date and time>, 1312,1320,, 1, \CredMgrSrvImpl.cpp, 256, IsTrustedClient, EXCEPTION - File signed by untrusted certificate
<Date and time>, 1312,1320,, 1, \CredMgrSrvImpl.cpp, 264, , EXCEPTION caught
<Date and time>, 1312,1320,, 1, \CredMgrSrvImpl.cpp, 360, GetCredentials, EXCEPTION - Access Denied - client not trusted

Conditions:
A specific combination of versions of F5 Credential Manager Service and EdgeClient is being used on Windows operation system. Reuse Credential option is enabled in the Connectivity Profile.

Impact:
A user has to type credentials in EdgeClient login windows instead of smooth login with no credentials.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The issue causing feature not to work has been fixed.


702278-1 : Potential XSS security exposure on APM logon page.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Potential XSS security exposure on APM logon page.

Conditions:
-- A LTM virtual server with an Access Policy assigned to it.
-- The Access Policy is configured to use a 'Logon Page' VPE agent, followed by AAA agent with 'Max Logon Attempts Allowed' set to a value greater than 1.

Impact:
Potential XSS security exposure.

Workaround:
1. Using APM Advance Customization UI, remove setOrigUriLink(); call in logon.inc from the next JS function:

369 function OnLoad()
370 {
371 var header = document.getElementById("credentials_table_header");
372 var softTokenHeaderStr = getSoftTokenPrompt();
373 if ( softTokenHeaderStr ) {
374 header.innerHTML = softTokenHeaderStr;
375 }
376 setFormAttributeByQueryParams("auth_form", "action", "/subsession_logon_submit.php3");
377 setFormAttributeByQueryParams("v2_original_url", "href", "/subsession_logon_submit.php3");
378 // ===> REMOVE THIS ONE setOrigUriLink();
----

Fix:
Potential security exposure has been removed from APM logon page.


701944-3 : machine certificate check crash for 'match issuer' configuration on macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Machine certificate check crashes a Mac BIG-IP Edge Client running on macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29) when 'match issuer' is specified in the configuration.

Conditions:
- Machine certificate check configured for with 'match issuer' configuration.
- macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29).
- BIG-IP Edge client.
- F5 EPI.

Impact:
Machine certificate check does not pass because Edge client crashes.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Machine certificate check now completes successfully using the Mac BIG-IP Edge Client running on macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29) when 'match issuer' is specified in the configuration.


701447-3 : CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown)

Solution Article: K91229003


701445-2 : CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre Variant 1)

Solution Article: K91229003


701359-5 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3145

Solution Article: K08613310


700724-1 : Client connection with large number of HTTP requests may cause tmm to restart

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
tmm may restart while processing client request

Conditions:
- PingAccess profile is configured on the virtual server.

- Client connection sends over 64k HTTP requests that result in BIG-IP's connection to the PingAccess policy server.

Impact:
Traffic will be disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
Modify HTTP profile used by affected virtual to specify the limit of HTTP requests per connection "maximum requests per connection" to be less then 64k, e.g. 63000 or less.

Fix:
Traffic will no longer be disrupted when client sends over 64k uncached requests on the same TCP connection.


700556-3 : TMM may crash when processing WebSockets data

Solution Article: K11718033


699455-5 : SAML export does not follow best practices

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Export of SAML data does not follow current best practices

Conditions:
SAML data exported by administrator

Impact:
Administrative request processing does not follow current best practices

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Update SAML export to follow current best practices


699451-5 : OAuth reports do not follow best practices

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The OAuth report does not follow current best practices

Conditions:
Authorized administrative user requests an OAuth report from the WebUI

Impact:
The OAuth report does not follow current best practices

Workaround:
None

Fix:
OAuth reports follow best practices


699346-4 : NetHSM capacity reduces when handling errors

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions NetHSM performance may be reduce while handling errors.

Conditions:
NetHSM enabled

Impact:
Reduced performance potentially leading to a failover event

Fix:
Process errors more efficiently when using NetHSM


699298-1 : 13.0.0 Hotfix HF3 3.0.1679 TMM CORED due to SIGSEGV.

Solution Article: K83285053

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may crash when woodside congestion-control is in use.

Conditions:
When woodside congestion-control is in use.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Other congestion control algorithms can be used as a workaround.

Fix:
This fix handles a rare TMM crash when woodside congestion-control is in use.


699012-2 : TMM may crash when processing SSL/TLS data

Solution Article: K43121447


697636-1 : ACCESS is not replacing headers while replacing POST body

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If the first request for a session is a POST, APM will save the POST to replay after the policy completes. When the POST is restored after policy completion and released to the backend, the headers are the same as the most recent client request, not the original POST. In particular, the Content-Length header will not match the original POST.

Conditions:
First request for the session is a POST.

Impact:
Backend servers may complain of an incomplete HTTP POST due to a mismatching Content-Length header.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Now, the system takes all headers from the original POST, except the Authorization header that Kerberos RBA needs, which is taken from the most recent client request.


697452 : Websso crashes because of bad argument in logging

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Websso would crash because of bad argument in logging

Conditions:
Only when kerberos sso is configured

Impact:
Websso would crash and so single sign on may fail.

Workaround:
The workaround is not configure kerberos SSO

Fix:
This issue has been fixed.


696789-4 : PEM Diameter incomplete flow crashes when TCL resumed

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
If a PEM Diameter flow is not fully created, for example suspended by an iRule, and the irule is resumed because of timeout.

Conditions:
PEM Diameter flow not fully created, suspended by iRule, and the iRule is resumed by timeout.

Impact:
The tmm will restart and all flows will reset.

Fix:
The PEM diameter flow is now created in such a way to prevent any crash by iRule resumed by timeout.


696383-4 : PEM Diameter incomplete flow crashes when sweeped

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
If a PEM Diameter flow is not fully created, for example suspended by an iRule, the sweeper may encounter a tmm crash.

Conditions:
-- PEM Diameter flow not fully created.
-- The flow is suspended by an iRule.
-- There is a CMP state change (likely) or a manual cluster-mirror change (less likely) while the flow is suspended.

Impact:
The tmm restarts and all flows reset. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The PEM diameter flow is now created in such a way to prevent any crash by the sweeper.


695968-2 : Memory leak in case of a PEM Diameter session going down due to remote end point connectivity issues.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Memory leak resulting in a potential OOM scenario.

Conditions:
1. PEM configured with Gx
2. Flaky Diameter connection
3. Subscriber creation via PEM

Impact:
Potential loss of service.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Freed Diameter messages appropriately.


695953-2 : Custom URL Filter object is missing after load sys config TMSH command

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The user will not be able to see the custom URL Filter object that is created either through TMSH/GUI.
If the filter object is referred in Access Policy, the policy will fail to load during "load sys config" command.
01070712:3: Values (/Common/custurlfilter) specified for URL Filter Lookup Agent (/Common/prp_act_url_filter_lookup_ag): foreign key index (name_FK) do not point at an item that exists in the database.
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
The custom URL Filter object is missing after the user does "load sys config" command in TMSH. Please note that SWG is not provisioned in this case.

Impact:
(1) The access policy will fail to load if it refers the URL Filter object. The user will not be able to use the URL Filter object in the policy.

Workaround:
(1) Provision SWG, and recreate the URL Filter
or
(2) Change bigip.conf to include the URL Filter object

Fix:
Fix is to make sure, during load sys config, custom URL filter gets saved properly and always visible, and usable in the policy.


695901-7 : TMM may crash when processing ProxySSL data

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash will processing SSL/TLS data via ProxySSL

Conditions:
ProxySSL enabled

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event

Fix:
TMM processes SSL/TLS data via ProxySSL as expected


694717-2 : Potential memory leak and TMM crash due to a PEM iRule command resulting in a remote lookup.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes

Conditions:
PEM iRule command that would result in an inter-TMM lookup on a long lived flow that would result in the PEM iRule command being hit several times. For example, a long lived flow with multiple HTTP transactions.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
Always release the connFlow reference associated with the TCL command to avoid a memory leak and potential crash.


694624-2 : SSO enabled Native RDP resources can't be accessed via hardware BIG-IP with "Intel Cave Creek" coprocessor

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM Webtop's SSO enabled Native RDP resources can't be accessed via hardware BIG-IP with "Intel Cave Creek" coprocessor (e.g. BIG-IP 2000 (C112) or 4000 (C113)) from Mac, iOS and Android clients. Each launch attempt generates following errors in /var/log/apm:
... err vdi[123] ... {45.C} RsaDecryptData error: AsyncError:5: InvalidData
... err vdi[123] ... {45.C} An exception is thrown: handshake: decryption failed or bad record mac

Conditions:
Native RDP resource with enabled SSO is used on hardware BIG-IP with "Intel Cave Creek" coprocessor (e.g. BIG-IP 2000 (C112) or 4000 (C113)).
The client OS is Mac, iOS or Android.

Impact:
RDP client can't launch requested resource (desktop/application).

Workaround:
Disable crypto HW acceleration with following command:
tmsh modify sys db crypto.hwacceleration value disable

Fix:
SSO enabled Native RDP resources now can be accessed via hardware BIG-IP with "Intel Cave Creek" coprocessor (e.g. BIG-IP 2000 (C112) or 4000 (C113) platforms) from Mac, iOS and Android clients.


694274-6 : [RHSA-2017:3195-01] Important: httpd security update - EL6.7

Solution Article: K23565223


693994-2 : F5 VPN or Edge Client may drop DTLS and use TLS if DTLS packet reordering happens

Solution Article: K11043437

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
F5 VPN or Edge Client may drop DTLS and use TLS if DTLS packet reordering happens. Only Mac and Linux clients are affected.

Messages in svpn log indicate bad HTTP header, for example:
2017-10-18,20:20:37:764, 56666,2126506,svpn, 1, /UHTTPChannel.cpp, 414, UHTTPChannel::beginConnection(), EXCEPTION - Could not parse HTTP header.

Conditions:
-- F5 VPN or EdgeClient is used.
-- Linux or Mac clients.

Impact:
UDP packet reordering happens at a specific point of PPP negotiation. TLS is used instead of DTLS.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Previously, clients connecting via F5 VPN or Edge Client on Mac or Linux using DTLS might switch to TLS if DTLS packet reordering occurred. Now, Mac and Linux Edge Clients can handle UDP packet reordering and continue to use DTLS.


693739-2 : VPN cannot be established on macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 if full tunneling configuration is enabled

Solution Article: K70644505

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
For some Network Access configurations, VPN cannot establish a connection with client systems running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 using F5 Edge client or Browser helper apps.

Conditions:
The following conditions must be true:
-- The Network Access resource Traffic Options setting is configured for Force all Traffic Through Tunnel.
-- The Network Access resource Allow Local Subnet setting is disabled.
(Both of these options are defaults.)
-- Client running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.

Impact:
The Edge Client unsuccessfully tries to connect, resulting in a loop. The client cannot establish VPN.

Workaround:
1. Navigate to the Network Access resource.
2. Set the Network Access resource Allow Local Subnet checkbox to Enabled.
3. Save the setting, and apply the Access Policy.

Fix:
Edge Client operation does not go into a reconnect loop and is able to establish and maintain connection successfully on macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.


693211-2 : CVE-2017-6168

Solution Article: K21905460


692970-1 : Using UDP port 67 for purposes other than DHCP might cause TMM to crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP relay presumes that a flow found via lookup is always a server-side flow of type DHCP relay. Hence TMM can crash when DHCP relay makes a server connection if UDP port 67 is used for another purpose, in which case a wrong DHCP server flow could be selected.

Conditions:
A UDP port 67 is configured for a purpose other than DHCP relay.

Impact:
TMM restart causes traffic interruption or failover.

Workaround:
Do not use UDP port 67 for other virtual servers, or configure a drop listener on certain VLANs that cannot avoid using UDP port 67.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes with DHCP flow validation.


692557-2 : When BIG-IP as SAML IdP processes signed authentication requests from external SAML SP, a block of memory may become corrupted.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
After processing signed authentication requests from external SAML SP, SAML IdP may corrupt a block of tmm memory.

Conditions:
- BIG-IP system is configured as SAML IdP.
- IdP is configured with external SP's signing certificate.
- External SP sends signed authentication request.

Impact:
Various possible negative effects, including TMM core. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


692307-2 : User with 'operator' role may not be able to view some session variables

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When a user with 'operator' role tries to view the session variables, the GUI may show the following error: An error has occurred while trying to process you request.

Conditions:
This occurs when there is a huge blob of data associated with the user whose session variable is being viewed. For example Active Directory (AD) user accounts with thumbnailphoto and userCertificate user attributes containing binary data.

Impact:
User cannot view the session variables for those particular sessions. This data is available, however, via clicking on the Session ID.

Workaround:
Find this data via clicking on the session ID.

Fix:
User with 'operator' role can now view all expected session variables


689826-1 : Proxy/PAC file generated during VPN tunnel is not updated for Windows 10 (unicode languages like: Japanese/Korean/Chinese)

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
On a Microsoft Windows 10 system configured for a Unicode language (Japanese, Korean, or Chinese, for example) the client proxy autoconfig file is not assigned in the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser after the VPN connection is established.

Conditions:
- Client proxy settings provided in Network Access settings, or client is configured with proxy prior to establishing VPN tunnel.
- Windows 10 configured for a unicode-language (Japanese/Korean/Chinese/etc.).
- VPN tunnel is established using either a browser or the Edge Client.

Impact:
Proxy settings are not applied on client side after VPN is established.

Workaround:
There are two possible workarounds:
Workaround A
============
-- Change the language to English from Control panel :: Region :: Administrative :: Language for non-Unicode programs :: Change System locale.
 
Workaround B
============
-- Add a variable assign agent in the access policy, after the logon item and before the resource is assigned. To do so, follow this procedure:

 1. Set the custom variable name to the following value:
    config.connectivity_resource_network_access./Common/<network_access_resource_name>.client.ConnectionTrayIcon
    Note: <network access resource name> is the name of the network access resource.

 2. Set the value to be of the type 'custom expression' and populate it with the following value (including the quotation marks):
    return "</ConnectionTrayIcon><connection_name_txt>F5VPN</connection_name_txt><ConnectionTrayIcon>"
    Note: The <connection_name_txt> tag contains the name of the adapter that the client will create.

 3. After making these two changes, apply the access policy. The next time the VPN is established, a new virtual adapter entry will be created with the name provided in <connection_name_txt> tag.

Fix:
Previously, on a Windows 10 system configured for a Unicode language (for example, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese) the client proxy autoconfig file was not assigned with Internet Explorer after the VPN connection was established. This issue has been fixed.


689691-1 : istats line length is limited to 4032 bytes

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The user can create dynamic statistics using the istats command and istats directive in irules. The maximum length of the line (the sum of all columns) is 4032 bytes. If the user attempts to create an istat whose column sizes when summed exceed this value then there will be errors in the ltm log and the statistic will not be incremented or merged.

Conditions:
This error is encountered if an istat is created or modified such that the sum of the column widths is greater than 4032 bytes.

Impact:
The statistic is not maintained.

Workaround:
This is a system limit. An istat should not be created such that it's record length exceeds the limit.

Fix:
Istats best practice is documented here:
https://docs.f5net.com/display/~dktaylor/iStats+Best+Practice


689591-1 : When pingaccess SDK processes certain POST requests from the client, the TMM may restart

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP's tmm may restart when processing certain client's POST requests body on which need to be inspected by the PingAccess policy server.

Conditions:
- BIG-IP virtual server is configured as policy decision point with PingAccess policy server.
- User sends a POST request to BIG-IP.
- Policy configured on PingAccess server requires inspection of the body of the POST request sent by the user.

Impact:
Traffic will be temporarily disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
TMM will no longer restart when processing client's POST requests that need to be inspected by the PingAccess policy server.


689415 : APM configuration snapshots missing due to APMD's failure to detect TMM state transition

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
User failed to log in with the following error message displayed on logon page:

Access policy configuration has changed on gateway. Please login again to comply with new access policy configuration.

In the /var/log/apm, there are error messages indicating configuration snapshots were found missing and the attempt to recreate them failed.

-- err apmd[14462]: 01490259:3: Exception occurred for memcache operation: AccessPolicyProcessor/ProfileAccess.cpp line:430 function: resetTimeout - Config snapshot could not be found
-- notice apmd[14462]: 01490165:5: Access profile: /Common/my_access_profile initialized with configuration snapshot catalog: /.0/tmm.session.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
-- notice apmd[14462]: 01490166:5: Current snapshot ID: 1506842644 retrieved from session db for access profile: /Common/my_access_profile
-- err apmd[14462]: 01490000:3: AccessPolicyProcessor/ProfileAccess.cpp func: "snapshotConfigVariables()" line: 358 Msg: EXCEPTION AccessPolicyProcessor/ProfileAccess.cpp line:298 function: snapshotConfigVariables - Config variable snapshot: Couldn't create catalog key (/.0/tmm.session.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx./Common/my_access_profile.1506842645)

Conditions:
1. APMD detects TMM restart
2. APMD then recreates configuration snapshots when TMM becomes ready.
3. TMM restarts and becomes ready again.
4. APMD checks TMM status again but concludes that TMM is still down.

Impact:
APM end users will not be able to log in.

Workaround:
Restart APMD to recover when there is configuration snapshot.


688011-6 : Dig utility does not apply best practices

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The dig utility does not apply current best practices when processing administrator requests from TMSH

Conditions:
Appliance mode
TMSH access

Impact:
Dig does not apply current best practices

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Dig now applies current best practices


688009-6 : Appliance Mode TMSH hardening

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMSH does not follow current best practices when Appliance Mode is active

Conditions:
BIG-IP system is operating in Appliance mode
Authorized TMSH access

Impact:
TMSH does not follow current best practices

Fix:
TMSH updated to follow current best practices


687635-2 : Tmm becomes unresponsive and might restart

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, the tmm process can become unresponsive, and eventually be restarted by the watchdog process.

Conditions:
Problem occurs when there is an unexpected interaction between HTTP and SSL handlers during an abnormal connection shutdown.

Impact:
Tmm becomes unresponsive and restarts. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Tmm correctly shuts down HTTPS connection.


687353-2 : Qkview truncates tmstat snapshot files

Solution Article: K35595105

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Qkview truncates the snapshot files it collects in /shared/tmstat/snapshots/.

Conditions:
Files are larger than 5 MiB, or the 'max file size' limit specified when running Qkview (the -s argument).

Note: 5 MiB is qkview utility's default maximum file size value.

Impact:
Snapshot data may not be collected in qkview. This may result in data being lost if the issue is only identified once important data has rotated out of history.

Workaround:
To specify no file size limit when collecting qkviews, use the following tmsh command:
qkview -s0


687193 : TMM may leak memory when processing SSL Forward Proxy traffic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may leak memory when processing SSL Forward Proxy traffic.

Conditions:
SSL forward proxy enabled.

Impact:
Increasing memory consumption over time, potentially leading to a TMM crash and failover event.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer leaks memory when processing SSL Forward Proxy traffic


686685 : LTM Policy internal compilation error

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
To enable maximum performance, LTM Policies undergo a compilation process, where they are transformed to a compact binary representation. An issue was discovered where the transformation is being done incorrectly under certain circumstances.

Conditions:
While not common, certain LTM Policy combinations will be transformed to binary representation where certain internal parameters are incorrect.

Impact:
The tmm process may experience an unexpected restart, or a policy action may not run as expected.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
LTM Policies are correctly transformed to their high-performance, compact binary representations.


686389-2 : APM does not honor per-farm HTML5 client disabling at the View Connection Server

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Current logic for determining whether to offer HTML5 client option works for Horizon 6.x (and earlier) but it does not work for Horizon 7.x.

With Horizon 7.x, VMware has enhanced the XML so that each resource includes a flag to indicate whether HTML5 client is enabled (absence of <html-access-disabled/> tag). APM does not honor this flag to show HTML5 client option to APM end user only if it has been enabled for that resource.

Conditions:
-- APM webtop with a VMware View resource assigned.
-- HTML5 Access disabled for some of the RDS farms managed by the broker.

Impact:
APM offers HTML5 client launch option and actually runs it if requested, although it is disabled at the backend.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
For Horizon 7.x, the system now honors the <html5-access-disabled> flag in broker responses to disable HTML5 client for those RDS desktops and apps that have this flag set.

Behavior Change:
Before this fix, all the RDS desktops and apps were available for HTML5 client if it was installed on VCS.
Now, for those desktops and apps where HTML5 access has been deliberately disabled at the broker, only the native client option will be available.


686305-3 : TMM may crash while processing SSL forward proxy traffic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash while processing SSL forward proxy traffic

Conditions:
SSL forward proxy enabled

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM now correctly processes SSL forward proxy traffic


686065-3 : RESOLV::lookup iRule command can trigger crash with slow resolver

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If thousands of connections are serviced by an iRule that performs a lookup for the same FQDN before the FQDN can be resolved, tmm may crash.

Conditions:
iRule with RESOLV::lookup.
Slow DNS resolver.
Thousand of connections triggering resolution of the same name.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Remove RESOLV::lookup from the workflow if it is not required.

Fix:
The scenario now works as expected and no longer results in a crash.


684937-2 : [KERBEROS SSO] Performance of LRU cache for Kerberos tickets drops gradually with the number of users

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM performance of handling HTTP request drops gradually when Kerberos SSO is being used over period of time.
Websso process CPU usage is very high during this time. The latency can vary between APM end users.

Conditions:
-- A large number of APM end users have logged on and are using Kerberos SSO.
-- Running APM.

Impact:
Increased latency of HTTP request processing.

Workaround:
Reduce the number of cached Kerberos user tickets by lowering the cache lifetime.

Fix:
LRU cache performance no longer drops linearly with the number of caches Kerberos tickets, the latency of HTTP request processing has been significantly improved.


684879-1 : Malformed TLS1.2 records may result in TMM segmentation fault.

Solution Article: K02714910


684333-2 : PEM session created by Gx may get deleted across HA multiple switchover with CLI command

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
PEM sessions may get cleaned up with terminate cause of FATAL GRACE TIMEOUT, if multiple high availability (HA) failover is being performed using the following command: tmsh run sys failover standby.

Conditions:
Multiple HA failover performed using the following command: tmsh run sys failover standby.

Impact:
PEM session created using Gx may get deleted.

Workaround:
Initiate failover using alternate commands, such as the following:
 tmm big start restart.


684325-2 : APMD Memory leak when applying a specific access profile

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Access profile having CheckMachineCert agent, while updating profile using 'Apply access policy', each time it leaks 12096 bytes of memory.

Conditions:
-- Access profile configured with agent 'CheckMachineCert'.
-- Repeatedly update the profile using 'Apply access policy'.

Impact:
APMD process stops after repeated application of the script.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
APMD no longer leaks memory when applying Access profile configured with agent 'CheckMachineCert'.


684033-2 : CVE-2017-9798 : Apache Vulnerability (OptionsBleed)

Solution Article: K70084351


683389-2 : Error #2134 when attempting to create local flash.net::SharedObject in rewritten ActionScript 3 file

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Flash ActionScript3 application shows Error #2134 when trying to call flash.net::SharedObject.getLocal with localPath specified.

Conditions:
Attempt to create local SharedObject.

Impact:
Affected Flash applications are not working when accessed through Portal Access.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Addressed an issue in Portal Access which caused rewritten Flash files to show Error #2134 on attempt to create local SharedObject.


683297-1 : Portal Access may use incorrect back-end for resources referenced by CSS

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If HTML page contains reference to external CSS file with URL beginning with '//', then host-less references in this CSS file are handled incorrectly by Portal Access.

Conditions:
- HTML page at http://example.host/page.html:

    <link rel=stylesheet href=//another.host/some/path/my.css>

- and this CSS contains reference with absolute path like this:

    html { background-image: url(/misc/image/some.png); }

Portal Access uses 'http://example.host' as back-end for this image instead of correct 'http://another.host'.

Impact:
Web application may not work correctly.

Workaround:
Use iRule to correct back-end host.

Fix:
Portal Access uses correct back-end host for references in CSS files included with scheme-less URL.


683113-2 : [KERBEROS SSO][KRB5] The performance of memory type Kerberos ticket cache in krb5 library drops gradually with the number of users

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM performance of handling HTTP request drops gradually when Kerberos SSO is being used over a period of time.

Websso CPU usage is very high.

Conditions:
-- A large number of APM end users have logged on and are using Kerberos SSO.
-- Running APM.

Impact:
Increased latency of HTTP request processing.

Workaround:
Reduce the number of cached Kerberos user tickets by lowering the cache lifetime.

Fix:
Improvements to the krb5 library have been implemented for better scalability, so the latency of HTTP request processing has been significantly improved.


682500-3 : VDI Profile and Storefront Portal Access resource do not work together

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Accessing a Citrix Storefront portal access resource and clicking on the application does not work since VDI returns HTTP status 404.

Conditions:
-- VDI profile is attached to the Virtual server.
-- Access policy has Citrix Storefront portal access resource.
-- Citrix remote-desktop resource is attached.

Impact:
Citrix Storefront portal access resource cannot be used to launch applications.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Citrix Storefront portal access resources can now be used with Citrix Remote desktop resources.


682271-1 : Portal Access may handle JavaScript getter/setter definitions incorrectly

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
In JavaScript, literal object definition may contain getter/setter definitions for some property, for example:

var c = { get a() { return a; }, set a(v) { if (v) a = v; } };

The object 'c' has the property 'a' with explicit getter/setter functions.

If name of such property is equal to any name to be rewritten, then Portal Access may generate incorrect JavaScript code.

Conditions:
- JavaScript code with literal object definition;
- Property with getter/setter definition in this object;
- Property name is one of rewritten names, like 'location' or 'onerror'.

Impact:
JavaScript code cannot be executed due to incorrect syntax after rewriting.

Workaround:
Use iRule to replace rewritten property names by original ones.

Fix:
Now Portal Access does not rewrite property names in getter/setter definitions for JavaScript objects.


682043-2 : Chrome v60 and newer might incorrectly report that F5 VPN and F5 EPI status

Solution Article: K41041660

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Chrome v60 and newer might incorrectly report that F5 VPN and F5 EPI applications have not provided any status update to the browser. However, both applications are being launched and function properly.

Conditions:
Chrome v60 and newer on Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, or Linux-based systems.

Impact:
F5 VPN: the webtop displays the following message:
 Waiting for Network Access Application status.

VPN or Application Tunnels work properly, and the APM end user may safely close the message box.

F5 EPI: the webtop displays the following message:
 Waiting for Endpoint Inspection status.

The latter message never goes away; however, F5 EPI applications are launched and function properly, and Security checks are performed in the background. Unless the APM end user refreshes the browser screen, the Access Policy never moves forward, causing browser never to refresh the page.

Workaround:
Use another browser: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari, as available.

If using F5 EPI, refreshing the page after a one-minute since the check start should advance the position in the Access Policy, allowing the APM end user to properly log in.

Fix:
Now Chrome v60 and newer properly gets F5 VPN and F5 EPI application updates from the BIG-IP system, so this issue no longer occurs.


681710-3 : Malformed HTTP/2 requests may cause TMM to crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Malformed HTTP/2 requests can cause TMM to crash

Conditions:
Specially crafted request is sent through an HTTP/2 configured virtual server.

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
HTTP/2 configured virtual server properly handles requests


680729-2 : DHCP Trace log incorrectly marked as an Error log.

Solution Article: K64307999

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The following sample DHCP debug log may be found repeatedly in the TMM logs.

<#> <date> <slot#> notice DHCP:dhcpv4_xh_timer_callback/1053: Entering: <mac-addr>

Conditions:
Send a DHCP request through a DHCP virtual and wait for 30 seconds for the DHCP callback to trigger.

Impact:
Possible clutter in the TMM logs.

Workaround:
Set the db variable to critical. To do so, run the following command: setdb tmm.dhcp.log.level critical

Fix:
The following log can be seen only when DHCP debug logs are set to enabled.
<#> <date> <slot#> notice DHCP:dhcpv4_xh_timer_callback/1053: Entering: <mac-addr>


680264-1 : HTTP2 headers frame decoding may fail when the frame delivered in multiple xfrags

Solution Article: K18653445

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Intermittently, HTTP2 experiences protocol resets.

Conditions:
-- xfrag is 2 bytes in length.
-- The header length is greater than 128.
-- xfrag starts.

For example, the following returns the incorrect header length:
 (0xFF BYTE1) next byte, http2_arbint_read.

Impact:
Unexpected loss of HTTP2 frames due to protocol resets.

Workaround:
No effective workaround.

Fix:
HTTP2 now parses the request, regardless of its xfrags distribution.


679235-6 : Inspection Host NPAPI Plugin for Safari can not be installed

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Inspection Host NPAPI Plugin for Safari on macOS High Sierra can not be installed.

Conditions:
macOS High Sierra, Inspection Host Plugin package installation triggered.

Impact:
Inspection Host plugin cannot be installed, therefore, endpoint checks will not work.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Previously, the Inspection Host NPAPI Plugin for Safari on macOS High Sierra could not be successfully installed. This plugin can now be successfully installed.


678976-1 : Do not print all HTTP headers to avoid printing user credentials to /var/log/apm.

Solution Article: K24756214

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
VDI debug logs print user credentials to /var/log/apm.

Conditions:
VDI debug logs are enabled and VDI functionality is used on the virtual server.

Impact:
User credentials are written to /var/log/apm.

Workaround:
Set VDI debug level to Notice.

Fix:
The system no longer prints user credentials to VDI debug logs.


678851-2 : Portal Access produces incorrect Java bytecode when rewriting java.applet.AppletStub.getDocumentBase()

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Java applets containing call of getDocumentBase() through a reference to java.applet.AppletStub are incorrectly rewritten.

Attempt to call incorrectly patched method causes following exception:
java.lang.VerifyError: (...) Illegal type in constant pool

Conditions:
This occurs when using rewrite on Java applets that call getDocumentBase().

Impact:
Affected Java applets cannot be started through Portal Access.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Rewritten applets with calls of java.applet.AppletStub interface methods are no longer causing java.lang.VerifyError exception during execution.


678822-1 : Gx/Gy stats display provision pending sessions if there is no route to PCRF or the app is unlicensed

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
If the PEM subscribers are brought up with diameter apps (Gx/Gy) configured and the PCRF is not reachable since there is no route or simply because there is no license configured for those apps. The Provision pending for sessions will get incremented and never rollback to zero even after the subscribers are cleaned up.

Conditions:
If the route to PCRF/OCS is missing or not reachable.

Impact:
Non-Zero stats for provision pending sessions

Workaround:
Disable the Gx/Gy profile if not required or configure the route.

Fix:
The system no longer increments the stats for diameter apps if the PCRF/OCS is not reachable, so this issue no longer occurs.


678820-3 : Potential memory leak if PEM Diameter sessions are not created successfully.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Memory leak resulting in reduction in available memory.

Conditions:
1. PEM configured with Gx.
2. PCRF Gx end point operationally DOWN
3. Subscriber creation attempt.

Impact:
Loss of service

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Diameter context is freed in case of a failed Diameter session creation.


678714-1 : After HA failover, subscriber data has stale session ID information

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
After a failover in a high availability (HA) configuration, subscriber local data is populated with stale session id information

Conditions:
-- HA failover.
-- PEM subscriber.

Impact:
Subscriber data with stale session ID information might cause invalid reference to incorrect subscriber data.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Subscriber local data is now populated with new, generated session ID information.


678001-1 : Websso crash due to uninitialized member in websso context object while processing a log message

Solution Article: K21519702

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Websso crashes occasionally on processing a log message on TMEVT_CLOSE event. This happens when a TMEVT_CLOSE event is received without receiving a request.

Conditions:
TMEVT_CLOSE event is received without receiving a request.

Impact:
Websso process crash.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Websso process no longer produces a crash in rare cases when trying to write a log message when no APM log setting applied.


677975 : SSL may cause the TMM to core when forging a certificate due to race condition

Solution Article: K59237122

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In SSL-O environment, due to race condition, SSL may cause the TMM to core.

Conditions:
-- After server side completes the SSL handshake.
-- Client side SSL starts to forge a server certificate.

Impact:
Some contexts may be changed due to race condition. TMM might crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes under these conditions.


677666-1 : /var/tmstat/blades/scripts segment grows in size.

Solution Article: K60909141

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Over time the /var/tmstat/blade/scripts file size grows.

Conditions:
-- Using istats.
-- Deleting configurations.
-- Using ASM.

Impact:
Virtual size of merged process grows linearly with /var/tmstat/blades/scripts segment. This could lead to out of memory condition.

Workaround:
No known workarounds.

Fix:
Condition corrected.


677526-1 : Memory leak may occur during connflow failures.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Memory leak may occur during connflow failures.

Conditions:
Connflow failures occur.

Impact:
TMM memory usage grows.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed TMM memory leak


677368-1 : Websso crash due to uninitialized member in websso context object while processing a log message

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Websso crashes occasionally on processing a log message on TMEVT_CLOSE event. This happens when a TMEVT_CLOSE event is received without receiving a request.

Conditions:
TMEVT_CLOSE event is received without receiving a request.

Impact:
Websso process crash.

Workaround:
No workaround

Fix:
Websso core is fixed by removing the webssocontext object reference from the log message.


677119-2 : HTTP2 implementation incorrectly treats SETTINGS_MAX_HEADER_LIST_SIZE

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When HTTP2 connection's parameters are negotiated, either side may report about its limits in SETTINGS type frame where one of the parameters SETTINGS_MAX_HEADER_LIST_SIZE determines a maximum size of headers list it is willing to accept. BIG-IP incorrectly interchanged this parameter with another one called SETTINGS_HEADER_TABLE_SIZE, limiting value of the former one to 32,768.

Conditions:
HTTP2 is configured and an opposite endpoint (user agent using HTTP2 protocol) tries to set SETTINGS_MAX_HEADER_LIST_SIZE to a value above 32,768.

Impact:
BIG-IP doesn't accept the value and terminates the connection using GOAWAY frame with PROTOCOL_ERROR as a reason.

Fix:
BIG-IP no longer generates an error due to this issue and allows value for SETTINGS_MAX_HEADER_LIST_SIZE to exceed 32,768.


677058-1 : Citrix Logon prompt with two factor auth or Logon Page agent with two password type variables write password in plain text

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Logon page agent with more than one password variable or Citrix logon prompt will log plain text password when debug logging is turned on for access policy.

Conditions:
This occurs when following conditions are met:

- Citrix Logon Prompt with two factor auth or Logon page agent with more than one password variable is added in the Access Policy.
- Access Policy logging is set to debug.

Impact:
APM logs plain text password when debug logging is turned on for access policy.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Password values are no longer written in APM logs when debug logging is enabled for access policy.


676904-1 : tmm may crash while printing VDI logging information

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
tmm crashes and core dump is seen on /var/core/ directory.

Conditions:
VDI profile is attached to the virtual server.

Note: The crash might be more frequent if VDI debugging is enabled in Access profile log settings.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed the crash while using VDI profile attached to the virtual server.


676808-1 : FPS: tmm may crash on response with large payload from server

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
A request to a unprotected FPS URL may cause tmm crash if response payload is large and the URL was configured via live update.

Conditions:
1. Page is not protected.
2. Large response payload (e.g.,50 KB).
3. FPS registered for response event (this will happen if a global URL (configured via live update) was matched).

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
FPS will check for fast response situation and will act accordingly.


676028-1 : SSL forward proxy bypass may fail to release memory used for ssl_hs instances

Solution Article: K09689143

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM leaks memory used for ssl_hs instances when using SSL forward proxy when bypass is enabled.

Conditions:
The leak can be triggered by iRules, where a duplicate forward proxy lookup is initiated and interferes with the initial asynchronous lookup.

Impact:
TMM will core after running out of memory, which impacts availability.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Resolved by preventing duplicate forward proxy lookup.


675866-2 : WebSSO: Kerberos rejects tickets with 2 minutes left in their ticket lifetime, causing APM to disable SSO

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Kerberos rejects tickets with 2 minutes left in their ticket lifetime. This causes tickets to be rejected by KDC, causing APM to disable SSO.

Conditions:
This occurs with Kerberos-protected resources using Windows Server 2012-based DC due to issue described in the Microsoft KB: Kerberos authentication fails when the computer tries to request a service ticket from a Windows Server 2012-based DC, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2877460/kerberos-authentication-fails-when-the-computer-tries-to-request-a-ser.

Impact:
Cannot access the Kerberos-protected resources.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Tickets are not used when the remaining lifetime is less than 5 minutes. Existing tickets with more than half the configured lifetime or at least 1 hour of lifetime remaining are used. If there are no such tickets, then new tickets are acquired and used.


675326-1 : TMM core with Modify Header with 'remove header' option

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM core when Modify Header with 'remove header' option is used in policy before proxy select.

Conditions:
'Modify header' agent with 'remove header' option occurs before proxy select agent in per-request policy.

Impact:
TMM cores because HTTP data is not available at this point and the headers cannot be modified. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not configure the per-request policy in such a way that the Modify Header agent is used before the Proxy Select agent. This is an invalid setup.

Fix:
A conditional check has been added, and the following error will be logged instead of a TMM core if the invalid configuration is used for traffic: HTTP data unavailable due to SSL Bypass mode. HTTP Header Agent unable to modify header ([header name here]) with value ([header value here]). Error: (ERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).


675188-2 : CVE-2017-9233: Expat vulnerability

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An infinite loop vulnerability due to malformed XML in external entity was found in entityValueInitProcessor function affecting versions of Expat 2.2.0 and earlier.

Conditions:
Version of expat in use on BIG-IP is v2.2.0 or earlier.

Impact:
BIG-IP is vulnerable to CVE-2017-9233 via the iControl interface.

Fix:
Update to expat v2.2.2


674909-1 : Application CSS injection might break when connection is congested

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Large CSS files configured for phishing protection injection in FPS (not fictive websafe CSS files) may be truncated upon response to client.

Conditions:
Inject into Application CSS enabled in Anti-Fraud Profile » Advanced » Phishing Detection

Large CSS file such as bootstrap files configured for Application CSS Locations.

Network congestion engaging TMM flow control.

Impact:
Pages may display incorrectly in client browser depending on application requirements with specific CSS. May break application functionality.

Workaround:
1) Remove affected large files from Application CSS Locations.

or

2) Disable Inject into Application CSS entirely.

Fix:
FPS now handles the case where injecting to application css was interrupted by congestion.


674593-2 : APM configuration snapshot takes a long time to create

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
It takes a long time to create the configuration snapshot for a file. This may be accompanied by MEMCACHED related log message, as shown below.

notice apmd[12928]: 0149016a:5: Initiating snapshot creation: tmm.session.10b9e255c7bb0_28oooooooooooooooo for access profile: /Common/workspace-acess
notice apmd[12928]: 0149016f:5: Waiting for MEMCACHED to be ready
notice apmd[12928]: 01490000:5: ApmD.cpp func: "wait_for_memcached_ready()" line: 1273 Msg: Unable to connect to tmm (sessiondb). Trying again...
notice apmd[12928]: 01490000:5: ApmD.cpp func: "wait_for_memcached_ready()" line: 1280 Msg: Successfully connected to tmm (sessiondb)...
notice apmd[12928]: 0149016b:5: Completed snapshot creation: tmm.session.10b9e255c7bb0_28oooooooooooooooo for access profile: /Common/workspace-acess
notice apmd[12928]: 01490171:5: MEMCACHED is up

Conditions:
The issue happens if an access profile contains many resources, the resulting configuration
snapshot will have even more configuration variables.

Impact:
TMM will run out of memory If the issue persists. User will not be able to log in due to profile not found error similar to the following:

err apmd[13681]: 01490114:3: /Common/workspace-acess2:Common:a6b495ce: process_request(): Profile '/Common/workspace-acess2' was not found

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
APM policy configuration snapshot generation performance for very large configurations has been improved.


674576-2 : Outage may occur with VIP-VIP configurations

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In some VIP-VIP configurations, TMM may produce a core with a 'no trailing data' assert.

Conditions:
VIP-VIP configuration.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.

Fix:
TMM no longer produces a core with a 'no trailing data' assert.


674410-1 : AD auth failures due to invalid Kerberos tickets

Solution Article: K59281892

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
User can not login.

Conditions:
- AAA AD server is configured on BIG-IP.
- AD Auth/Query agent is used in Access Policy.
- Cached Kerberos ticket is invalid or backend AD server is not reachable for some reason

Impact:
AD Auth/Query fails. APM end user won't be able to take successful branch in Access Policy.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Invalid Kerberos tickets for AD Query are now automatically renegotiated by APM.


673860-1 : App-service is not supported by import/export

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If Access Profile is created by an iApp and the configuration is grouped by app-service mechanism (i.e., it can be locked or managed via app-service filed in various objects), import/export does not work.

Conditions:
Access Profile that is created by iApp with app-service-based grouping.

Impact:
No import/export support. Difficult to backup and restore these types of profiles.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
There is no longer an import error in this instance.


673717-2 : VPE loading times can be very long

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When a configuration contains 2000-3000 Access Policy objects, the Visual Policy Editor (VPE) loading operations can take tens of seconds to load.

Conditions:
-- Access Policy configured with 2000-3000 Access Policy objects.
-- Open in VPE.

Impact:
Policies with thousands of entries can take tens of seconds or more to load.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Configuration load has been optimized, so VPE loading time is significantly shorter for these types of configurations.


673607-1 : Apache CVE-2017-3169

Solution Article: K83043359


673595-1 : Apache CVE-2017-3167

Solution Article: K34125394


673165-1 : CVE-2017-7895: Linux Kernel Vulnerability

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The NFSv2 and NFSv3 server implementations in the Linux kernel through 4.10.13 lacked certain checks for the end of a buffer. A remote attacker could trigger a pointer-arithmetic error or possibly cause other unspecified impacts using crafted requests related to fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c.

Conditions:
Unsupported NFS configuration

Impact:
None. NFS servers are not part of any default, standard or recommended configuration.

Fix:
Applied RHSA-2017:1723


673052-1 : On i-Series platforms, HTTP/2 is limited to 10 streams

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On i-Series platforms, HTTP/2 is limited to 10 streams by licensing.

"HTTP2 limited to 10 concurrent streams: Web Accelerator feature not licensed." appears in /var/log/ltm

Conditions:
Using an i-Series platform where WAM is unlicensable.

Impact:
HTTP/2 performance may be less than desired

Fix:
It is possible to configure HTTP/2 with more than 10 streams on i-Series platforms.


672818-1 : When 'Region and language' format is changed to Simplified Chinese on Traditional Chinese Windows, VPN cannot be established

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When 'Region and language' format is changed to Simplified Chinese on Traditional Chinese Windows, VPN cannot be established.

Conditions:
-- Install Traditional Chinese Windows.
-- Change the 'Region and Language' setting format to Simplified Chinese.
-- Edge Client or browser.

Impact:
Cannot establish VPN.

Workaround:
There is no workaround if there is a to change the 'Region and language' setting must be Simplified Chinese.

Fix:
VPN can now be established when 'Region and language' format is changed to Simplified Chinese on Traditional Chinese Windows.


672695-2 : Internal perl process listening on all interfaces when ASM enabled

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM configuration processes are available on unprotected network interfaces.

Conditions:
ASM provisioned

Impact:
Connections to the ASM configuration processes may interfere with normal ASM operations, leading to reduced performance

Workaround:
None

Fix:
ASM-config Event Dispatcher now listens only on protected interfaces


672667-5 : CVE-2017-7679: Apache vulnerability

Solution Article: K75429050


672040-1 : Access Policy Causing Duplicate iRule Event Execution

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
iRule event gets triggered twice in clientless mode when access policy is executed.

Conditions:
This only occurs when using iRule in clientless-mode.

Impact:
HTTP_REQUEST event is logged twice in /var/log/ltm.

See below example:

when HTTP_REQUEST {
  HTTP::header insert {clientless-mode} 1
  set myCount [expr {$myCount + 1}]
  log local0. "Count is $myCount"
}

LTM logs:
-----------

Jul 3 12:29:35 BIG-IP10002-vcmp2 info tmm1[23908]: Rule /Common/test_irule <HTTP_REQUEST>: Count is 1
Jul 3 12:29:36 BIG-IP10002-vcmp2 info tmm1[23908]: Rule /Common/test_irule <HTTP_REQUEST>: Count is 2


When this iRule is used, you will see duplicate HTTP_REQUEST with increased count in logs. If this count is used in further calculation, it gives you incorrect result.

Fix:
HTTP_REQUEST iRule event is no longer executed multiple times when using APM clientless-mode.


671883-1 : [APM] Ping Access Agent does not correctly handle HTTP request with invalid version

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Ping Access Agent processes HTTP requests based on the assumption that the version in the request will be formatted as follows: HTTP/1.0, HTTP/1.1, etc. If the version is invalid and is specificied without a slash, Ping Access Agent generates a core.

Conditions:
This occurs when both of the following conditions are met:
-- The HTTP request contains an invalid value for the HTTP version field.
-- That provided invalid value does not contain a slash (/) character.

Impact:
Ping Access Agent generates core, which might cause service outage.

Workaround:
* Write an iRule that uses HTTP request events to detect such invalid requests and to generate an error when encountered (e.g.: "ping_access_agent does not process requests with invalid HTTP version values").
* Attach the iRule to the virtual server.

With such an iRule attached to the virtual server, Ping Access Agent will continue to provide the requested service for valid requests.

Fix:
Ping Access Agent now properly handles requests with
invalid HTTP version values.


671880-1 : [APM] Ping Access Agent's internal request processing state needs improvement

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Ping Access Agent maintains the HTTP requests headers in a dictionary. While looking up an HTTP header, it accesses one extra element in the array.

Conditions:
The memory layout of the extra element in the dictionary has the same value as the HTTP header's name.

Impact:
ping_access_agent generates a core, which might cause a service outage.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
APM Ping Access Agent's internal request processing state has been improved to be more robust.


671638-2 : TMM crash when load-balancing mptcp traffic

Solution Article: K33211839


671597-2 : Import, export, copy and delete is taking too long on 1000 entries policy

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Huge policies with 10^3 items are impossible to import, export and copy.

Conditions:
When access policy has 1000+ entires.

Impact:
Import, export and copy are abandoned or fail due to out of memory condition.

Workaround:
Use ng_export, ng_import and ng_profile rather than UI to import/export.

Fix:
ng_export speed has been improved 5 times
ng_import and ng_profile are working 50 times faster because of avoiding denormalisation and optimisation

ng_export is still should be used from the console.


671579-1 : Macro and macrocall creation issues when policy is in folder

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Attempting creation of macro or macrocall fails when the policy is located in a folder.

Conditions:
-- Access Profile or Per Rq Policy.
-- Location address is similar to the following:
 /partition/foldername/policy

Impact:
Cannot freely use VPE to edit policies.

Workaround:
To work around this:
1. Export Access Profile or Per Rq Policy.
2. Import it to root (/partition/newpolicy) of the partition.
3. Keep it under the root.

Fix:
Issue is resolved. Creation of macro or macrocalls in folders has been recovered.


671138-2 : FireFox and Chrome users are asked to re-install windows "Endpoint Inspector Application" after upgrade from 13.0.0

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrade from 13.0.0 to 13.1.0, or a later release, all APM end users running FireFox and Chrome browsers on Microsoft Windows are asked to re-install 'Endpoint Inspector Application'.

The following page appears:
'Browser is waiting for status from Endpoint Inspector Application.' 'Please confirm that this application is launched and is not waiting for your input. This application may be behind other windows on your desktop.'

Link and installation instructions provided behind 'More Option' link.

Conditions:
Endpoint inspection configured in BIG-IP APM access policy.

Impact:
APM end users are prompted to install the endpoint inspector application.

Workaround:
No workaround. APM end users must follow instructions to install application.

Note: When 'Endpoint Inspector Application' is not installed, the instruction screen is clearly visible, as it is part of normal APM usage. However, when 'Endpoint Inspector Application' is installed, the instructions window is hidden behind the 'More Option' link, and the APM end users must click the link to view the instructions.

Fix:
Previously, APM end users running FireFox or Chrome browsers on Microsoft Windows were asked to re-install the Endpoint Inspector Application after upgrading. The issue is resolved for upgrades from 13.1.0 to newer releases.


Note: The specific upgrade path from 13.0.0 to 13.1.0 cannot be fixed, so the issue will still occur in that particular case.


670910-3 : Flash AS3 flash.external.ExternalInterface.call() wrapper can fail when loaderInfo object is undefined

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Flash AS3 flash.external.ExternalInterface.call() wrapper can fail when loaderInfo object is undefined.

Conditions:
This might occur when using the following definition:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<s:Application xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
<-->xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark"
<-->width="100%" height="100%"
<-->minWidth="256" minHeight="64"
<-->creationComplete="initApp()">
<--><s:VGroup width="100%" height="100%" verticalAlign="middle" horizontalAlign="center">
<--><--><s:TextInput id="f_output" text="..." width="100%" />
<--><--><fx:Script><![CDATA[
<--><--><-->import flash.external.ExternalInterface;
<--><--><-->private function initApp():void {
<--><--><--><-->f_output.text = ExternalInterface.call("function(v){window.alert(/a\\dc/.toString());return '\\\\Done: '+v+' URL: '+location.href;}", "\\\\Ok?");
<--><--><-->}
<--><-->]]></fx:Script>
<--></s:VGroup>
</s:Application>

Impact:
Flash application malfunction.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
APM Portal Access Rewrite now correctly handles flash.external.ExternalInterface.call() when the loaderInfo object is not defined.


670822-1 : TMM may crash when processing SOCKS data

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash when processing SOCKS data

Conditions:
SOCKS profile enabled

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event

Fix:
TMM now processes SOCKS data as expected


670456-2 : Flash AS3 mx.core::CrossDomainRSLItem() wrapper issue with arguments number

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Flash AS3 mx.core::CrossDomainRSLItem() wrapper fails when being called with a number of arguments different than 7.

Conditions:
Any flash that have a call of mx.core::CrossDomainRSLItem() with a number of arguments different than 7.

Impact:
Flash application malfunction.

Fix:
APM Portal Access ActionScript 3 Flash Patching has been improved to handle mx.core::CrossDomainRSLItem() in a more flexible way.


670405-5 : K20486351: glibc vulnerability CVE-2017-1000366:

Solution Article: K20486351


670096-1 : TMM may crash when a DHCP virtual server is used with an iRule involving SERVER_DATA event and TCL 'after' command.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the BIG-IP system is configured with a DHCP virtual server with an iRule, the TMM may crash when a DHCP server sends back multiple identical offers for a single request to the BIG-IP system within a certain period of time.

Conditions:
When the following conditions are met:

- The BIG-IP system is configured with a virtual server with a DHCP profile and an iRule involving SERVER_DATA event and Tcl 'after' command.

- A DHCP server sends back multiple identical offers for a single request to the BIG-IP system within a certain period of time.

Impact:
The TMM crashes. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The TMM no longer crashes.


670011-1 : SSL forward proxy does not create the server certchain when ignoring server certificates

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Forward proxy not working correctly when the server certificates are ignored. SSL forward proxy does not create the server certchain when ignoring server certificates, this prevents the client side from trusting the server cert and the SSL handshake hangs and fails after timeout.

Conditions:
-- SSL forward proxy or SSL intercept is configured.
-- Ignore server certificate configured in the server SSL profile.

Impact:
Client cannot establish SSL connection with server due to SSL handshake always timing out.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now generates the server certchain (even when the server SSL profile ignores server certificates) and passes it to the client SSL, so that the client SSL can forge the cert and finish the SSL handshake.


669818-1 : Higher CPU usage for syslog-ng when a syslog server is down

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Higher CPU usage for syslog-ng when a syslog server is down.

Conditions:
A remote log server is added but it is not available.

Impact:
Potentially higher than expected CPU usage.

Workaround:
To mitigate this issue, use either of the following:
-- Ensure that the remote log server is available.
-- Remove the remote log server from the configuration.


669364-2 : TMM core when server responds fast with server responses such as 404.

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
TMM core when server responds fast with server responses such as 404.

Conditions:
-- FPS gets a request with a WebSafe URL (usually global URL - declared by signatures update).
-- Server response is fast (based on URL/headers).
-- FPS need to take some action on response.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
FPS now handles these conditions without a tmm crash.


669154-2 : Creating new invalid SAML IdP configuration object may cause tmm restart in rare cases.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Adding new SAML IdP configuration object containing empty attribute values via tmsh may cause tmm to restart.

Conditions:
New SSO SAML configuration contains one or more attribute values containing a session variable, following by another empty value "", for example:

multi-values { "%{session.ad.last.attr.name}" "" }

Note: This is not a valid configuration: empty values must not be provided in the list of SAML attributes.

Impact:
TMM may restart when new configuration is added. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Remove empty attribute values from configuration.

Fix:
SAML object validation has been improved so that empty SAML SSO object attribute values will no longer be accepted.


669025-3 : Exclude the trusted anchor certificate in hash algorithm selection when Forward Proxy forges a certificate

Solution Article: K11425420

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL Forward Proxy signs a forged certificate with a hash algorithm. This selected hash algorithm is the weakest algorithm from the certificates in the server certificate chain except the self-signed certificate.

Some of the intermediate CA certificates in the cert chain use the SHA1 hash algorithm. This kind of intermediate CAs usually is are the BIG-IP system's ca-bundle. BIG-IP receives the cert chain including the intermediate CA and forges the cert with SHA1, which is rejected by some web clients.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IP system is configured to use SSL Forward Proxy or SSL Intercept.
-- Some intermediate CA in the web server's cert chain is using a weak algorithm like SHA1 to sign certificates.
-- The web client rejects the weak-algorithm-signed certificate.

Impact:
Clients cannot access the web server due to SSL handshake failure.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
This fix excludes trusted CA certificates in hash algorithm selection. This may prevent forged certificate from using SHA1 hash algorithm.


668849-2 : Upgrade failure for apm-log-setting objects

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrade to 13.1.0, the configuration will fail to load with error: 01070734:3: Configuration error: In apm log-config (/p1/f1/sso-log-setting-Critical) there can only be one instance of access log configuration
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
If before upgrade, you have sso form-basedv2 object or saml sso config objects in your configuration

Impact:
mcpd will fail to start

Workaround:
manually edit the bigip.conf and remove all the sso form-basedv2 objects and saml sso config objects and then do tmsh load sys config

Fix:
After fix, upgrade will success


668802-2 : GTM link graphs fail to display in the GUI

Solution Article: K83392557

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a BIG-IP administrator tries to view the GTM link graphs in the GUI, the system reports 'General database error retrieving information'.

statsd reports an error in /var/log/ltm

err statsd[6318]: 011b030d:3: Graph '/Common/Link_AS394043' not found

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP DNS/GTM is licensed and provisioned.
-- BIG-IP DNS/GTM links are configured.
-- Trying to view the GTM link graphs in the GUI.

Impact:
Unable to view BIG-IP DNS/GTM link graphs.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The GTM graphs are available as expected.


668623-6 : macOS Edge client fails to detect correct system language for regions other than USA

Solution Article: K85991425

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
macOS Edge client fails to detect correct system language for regions other than USA.

Conditions:
-- macOS Sierra.
-- Non-English language (e.g., Korean with different regions).

Impact:
Incorrect customization of Edge client for certain items, such as: logo, banner color, banner text color, and tray icon type.

Workaround:
Run one of the following command on the Terminal and re-launch Edge client:

For English:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "en" "en-US"

For German:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "de" "de-US"

For Korean:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "ko" "ko-US"

For Japanese:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "ja" "ja-US"

For French:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "fr" "fr-US"

For Spanish:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "es" "es-US"

For Chinese traditional:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "zh-Hant" "zh-Hant-TW" "zh-Hant-US"

For Chinese simplified:
$ defaults write -globalDomain AppleLanguages -array "zh-Hans" "zh-Hans-US"

Fix:
Customization of the following items for Edge client now correctly reflect the region's language selection.

-- Edge client logo.
-- Banner color.
-- Banner text color.
-- Tray icon.


668522-2 : bigd might try to read from a file descriptor that is not ready for read

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The bigd process might consume excessive CPU resources or monitor probes might be erroneously marked as failed.

Conditions:
External monitors are in use. External monitors include user-defined external monitors as well as built-in external monitors (for example, SNMP, LDAP, etc.).

Impact:
The bigd process might consume excessive CPU resources for for various amounts of time.

Single monitor probes might fail. Depending upon the timing of these failures, it might be possible to see monitor flapping when multiple probes for a specific monitored object happen to fail.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
An issue was resolved where the bigd process might consume excessive CPU resources or monitor probes might be erroneously marked as failed.


668501-1 : HTTP2 does not handle some URIs correctly

Solution Article: K07369970


668252-3 : TMM crash in PEM_DIAMETER component

Solution Article: K22784428

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes when the route to PCRF is lost.

Conditions:
-- PEM establishes connection with the diameter endpoint (Gx / Gy).
-- The route to the diameter endpoint is lost (interface down / route deleted).

Impact:
TMM diameter module tries to communicate, does not handle the error, and crashes. Module reboot. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Mitigation: Ensure that the network interface configuration routing diameter packet is not manually brought down.

No workaround for externally triggered failures.

Fix:
The system now handles connections established with the diameter endpoint when the route to PCRF is lost.


668247-1 : Machine Certificate Checker service may not be used when UAC is disabled on windows machine

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Machine Certificate Checker service may not be used when UAC is disabled on windows machine causing Machine Cert Auth to either fail or go to 'Found' branch

Conditions:
Machine Certificate Checker is installed.
Access Policy has Machine Cert Auth configured.
Windows machine has UAC disabled.

Impact:
Machine Cert Auth agent either fails or goes to 'Found' branch

Workaround:
Enable UAC or Use elevation helper app (requires user to be an local admnistrator).

Fix:
Previously, on Windows, the Machine Certificate service was not used when UAC was disabled. Now, the Machine Certificate is used even when UAC is disabled.


668181-1 : Policy automatic learning mode changes to manual after failover

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Policy automatic learning mode changes to manual when a failover occurs.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- Device group with ASM policy sync configured for multi-blade devices.
-- ASM Policy is in automatic learning mode.
-- A failover occurs.

Impact:
The policy changes from automatic learning mode to manual.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Policy automatic learning mode no longer changes to manual when a failover occurs. Automatic learning mode will now be disabled only in active/active configurations.


668048-2 : TMM memory leak when manually enabling/disabling pool member used as HSL destination

Solution Article: K02551403

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
High Speed Logging fails to free an allocated cache memory resulting in memory leak. A small linear increase in mds_btree_nodes memory utilization may occur.

Conditions:
- Remote High Speed Logging configured.
- Server-side connections dropped or closed. OR
- High Speed Logging pool members removed.

Impact:
Increase in mds_btree_nodes memory utilization.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
High Speed Logging frees allocated memory correctly.


667872-2 : Websafe's 'Apply cookies to base domain' feature doesn't work for non standard ports

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
'Apply cookies to base domain' feature doesn't work for non standard ports.

Conditions:
'Apply cookies to base domain' is enabled and
connection is over non-standard ports (not 80, 443, etc.).

Impact:
Cookies won't be applied to base domain, thus WebSafe functionality will be broken and missing cookie alerts will be sent.

Workaround:
Use only standard ports.

Fix:
FPS now correctly parses base-domain, including port (if exists).


667594-1 : Rewrite plugin could crash on rewriting of some URLs in POST data

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Rewrite might crash on rewriting POST data with specific characters in the URL.

Conditions:
Rewrite of POST data with specific characters in the URL.

Impact:
Temporary outage of Portal Access services.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed an issue which could cause crash of rewrite plugin when patching links in POST request body.


667577-1 : Access profile 'Restrict to Single Client IP' setting not enforced with DTLS tunnel

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
After APM end users establish a session from one client IP address, if they roam and get a different client IP address, the DTLS tunnel will still be able to establish, because the system does not enforce 'Restrict to Single Client IP'.

Conditions:
The client IP used to establish the session is different from the client IP used to establish DTLS tunnel and the 'Restrict to Single Client IP' setting is enabled.

Impact:
The DTLS tunnel will be established, which allows the client to access internal network resources from forbidden subnet.

Workaround:
Disable usage of DTLS tunnel.

Fix:
The 'Restrict to Single Client IP' setting is enforced correctly for DTLS tunnel.


667469-2 : Higher than expected CPU usage when using DNS Cache

Solution Article: K35324588

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
CPU usage shows higher than expected usage when using the DNS Cache.

Conditions:
Usage of any of the 3 DNS Cache types, particularly on chassis with multiple blades.

Impact:
Higher than expected CPU usage.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.

Fix:
Improvements have been made to the efficiency of the DNS Cache inter-tmm mirroring. These efficiencies may result in better CPU utilization and/or higher responses per second.


667318-1 : BIG-IP DNS/GTM link graphs fail to display in the GUI.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a BIG-IP administrator tries to view the GTM link graphs in the GUI, the system reports 'General database error retrieving information'.

statsd reports an error in /var/log/ltm

err statsd[6318]: 011b030d:3: Graph '/Common/Link_AS394043' not found

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP DNS/GTM is licensed and provisioned.
-- BIG-IP DNS/GTM links are configured.

Impact:
Unable to view BIG-IP DNS/GTM link graphs.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
BIG-IP DNS/GTM link graphs are now available in the GUI.


667304-2 : Logon page shows 'Save Password' checkbox even if 'Allow Password Caching' is not enabled

Solution Article: K68108551

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
'Save Password' checkbox is shown even if the feature is not enabled.

Conditions:
-- APM end user tries to authenticate to APM/BIG-IP Server.
-- 'Save Password' is not enabled.

Impact:
APM end user receives the login page with 'Save Password' checkbox. Checking the box has no effect unless 'Save Password' is enabled.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
'Save Password' checkbox is not shown unless the feature is enabled.


667302-1 : Cannot create CE policies when only APM is provisioned.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Cannot create CE policies when only APM is provisioned because the Type select is not displayed.

Conditions:
-- Provision and license APM only (no PEM or AFM).
-- Go to Local Traffic :: Policies : Policy List.
-- Create a policy and try to change type to CE Profile.

Impact:
Cannot create CE policies.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to create CE policies when only APM is provisioned.

Fix:
Users can now create CE policies when only APM is provisioned.


667259-1 : Memory Leak in RAM Cache

Solution Article: K15364500

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A slow increase in the magnitude of the value in the tm_header bucket of the memory_usage_stat table.

Conditions:
This occurs during a refresh of a cached document.

Impact:
A memory leak whose speed is relative to the life time of the documents in the cache, and the number of documents that can be refreshed.

Workaround:
If the document cannot be refreshed, the memory leak won't occur.

A server configuration change or a response iRule that removes the Last-Modified, Expires, and Cache-Control headers will allow the BIG-IP system to cache documents and serve them from cache, but will not attempt to refresh them and thus avoid this leak.

This workaround results in retrieving the whole document from the server when it has expired.

Fix:
Memory Leak in RAM Cache has been fixed.


667237-2 : Edge Client logs the routing and IP tables repeatedly

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Edge Client logs the routing and IP tables repeatedly - in each reconnecting attempt.

Conditions:
Edge Client is in reconnecting state and gateway is reachable. However, APM server is not reachable/responding.

Impact:
It fills up the log file with information that is not useful.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
When Edge Client is in re-connection state and the APM server is not reachable/responding, skip logging the Routing/IP tables in each reconnecting attempts.


667148-2 : Config load or upgrade can fail when loading GTM objects from a non-/Common partition

Solution Article: K02500042

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
GTM configuration fails to load.

Conditions:
GTM config referencing non-/Common partition objects from /Common.

Impact:
GTM configuration fails to load, which may keep a system from becoming active

Workaround:
No workaround.

Fix:
Fixed issue preventing GTM configurations from loading when non-Common partitioned items present.


667076-1 : WebSocket URLs over SSL don't match when differentiate HTTP/HTTPS is disabled

Solution Article: K92494571

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A WebSocket URL is not detected as such in the switch-protocol request.

Conditions:
-- ASM policy with 'Differentiate between HTTP/WS and HTTPS/WSS URLs' disabled.
-- Explicit WebSocket URLs, '/wss' configured.
-- The ASM policy is attached to both a non-SSL virtual server and an SSL virtual server.
-- Requests arrives, one from the SSL connection and one from the non-SSL connection.

Impact:
Over the SSL connection the request URL is not detected as '/wss' but as the wildcard URL.

Over the non-SSL connection the request will be detected as '/wss' the WebSocket URL.

Workaround:
Enable 'Differentiate between HTTP/WS and HTTPS/WSS URLs'.

Fix:
A WebSocket URL is now detected as such in the switch-protocol request.


666986-1 : Filter by Support ID is not working in Request Log

Solution Article: K50320144

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
In some cases the Support ID of a request might be shorter than 19 digits. In this case filter by Support ID does not work in Request Logs.

Conditions:
-- Support ID is shorter than 19 digits.
-- Trying to filter by Support ID.

Impact:
Filter by Support ID is not displayed in filter bar and does not affect the list.

Workaround:
You can try to filter by last 4 digits of Support ID. Although that does not replace filter by Support ID functionality, it might help.

Fix:
Filter by Support ID works for any length but 4 digits (in this case search uses the last 4 digits; also a 4-digit Support ID is not a realistic occurrence).


666689-2 : Occasional "profile not found" errors following activate access policy

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Immediately following the applying of a modified access policy it is possible for some profiles to disappear.
It is transient and within a minute or two the profiles are available again.

Conditions:
Clicking "apply access policy" in the GUI or using tmsh to increment snapshot ids will clear the list of profiles and policies and then rebuild those lists. Authentication requests using profiles or policies not yet rebuilt returned the "profile not found" error.

Impact:
Some authentication attempts fail while the lists get rebuilt.
Retrying the authentication a minute or two later succeeds.

Workaround:
Retry the authentication.

Fix:
Applying Access Policies in APM is improved to avoid a short dead time between when the old policies are removed and the new policies are activated.


666233 : Localdbmgr process cores

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
You see continuous "emerg logger: Re-starting localdbmgr" messages and localdbmgr continually cores.

Conditions:
When localdbmgr process tries to persist local user information to the MySQL Database.

Impact:
localdbmgr cores, APM local user database does not initialize.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
localdbmgr no longer crashes when trying to persist local user information to the MySQL Database.


666118-1 : High CPU usage from asm_config_server

Solution Article: K58571155

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Use of Automatic policy builder might result in high CPU usage of asm_config_server (and ASM slowdown).

Conditions:
- Automatic policy builder.
- Several entity types learning in 'Add all entities' configuration.

Impact:
ASM availability impacted.

Workaround:
- Switch to Manual policy builder.
- Set entity types learning to compact / selective / never.

Fix:
prevented policy builder unnecessary load on asm config


666032-1 : Secure renegotiation is set while data is not available.

Solution Article: K05145506

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Secure renegotiation is set while data is not available, which causes a crash in certain connections.

Conditions:
This occurs when handling SSL secure renegotiation in certain connections.

Impact:
Crashes happen to certain SSL connections.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Secure renegotiation is set while data is not available no longer causes a crash in certain connections.


665924-2 : The HTTP2 and SPDY filters may cause a TMM crash in complicated scenarios

Solution Article: K24847056

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A TMM crash caused by a double-free of memory within the HTTP2 and SPDY filters. This crash could occur in other TMM sub-systems unrelated to HTTP2 or SPDY.

Conditions:
The HTTP2 or SPDY filter is used, together with many other TMM modules. This situation is difficult to trigger.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The HTTP2 and SPDY filters will no longer double-free memory in rare situations.


665888-1 : Upgrade from v12.1.1, v12.1.2, v12.1.3, or v13.0.0 fails when DoS application profile has heavy URLs configured

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When heavy URLs are configured within a DoS application profile, an upgrade from v12.1.1, v12.1.2, v12.1.3, or v13.0.0 to a later version fails with an error: Cannot update_indexes/checkpoint DB object, class:dos_user_heavy_urls status:13 - EdbCfgObj.cpp, line 127

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP v12.1.1, v12.1.2, v12.1.3, or v13.0.0 installed.
-- Heavy URLs configured within DoS application profile.
-- Upgrading to later version.

Impact:
Upgrade fails.

Workaround:
Before upgrading from v12.1.1, v12.1.2, v12.1.3, or v13.0.0 to any later version, remove heavy URLs from all DoS profiles, and then re-add manually after successful upgrade.

Fix:
Upgrade now supports correct upgrading of DoS application heavy URLs.


665494-1 : Several factory policy templates have delayed blocking enabled

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Several factory Application Ready policy templates have delayed blocking in Session Tracking enabled by default.

Conditions:
Create a new policy using a factory Application Ready policy template.

Impact:
Delayed blocking in Session Tracking is enabled by default.

Workaround:
Disable delayed blocking in Session Tracking.

Fix:
Factory Application Ready policy templates have delayed blocking in Session Tracking correctly disabled by default.


665477-1 : Analytics based on tmstat-tables might cause high CPU usage

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
High CPU usage on some configuration due to inefficient joining process for AVR statistics based on tmstat-tables.

Conditions:
Having any of the tmstat-based analytics available on machine.

Impact:
Might cause high CPU usage.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Joining process for analytics based on tmstat tables was refactored to be more efficient.


665416-1 : Old versions of APM configuration snapshots need to be reaped more aggressively if not used

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Currently, it takes 24 hrs for old versions of APM config snapshots that are not being used to time out and to release the memory. If access profiles are complex and are updated frequently within 24 hrs, memory resource is likely to be exhausted.

Conditions:
If access profiles are updated frequently within 24 hrs and each version of the configuration snapshot contains many variables.

Impact:
TMM may run out of memory and crash, causing service interruption.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Per-session access policy snapshots are now deleted after 60 minutes instead of 24 hours.


665354-3 : Silent reboot, identified with bad_tlp_status and completion_time_out in the sel log

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The most common symptom is a reboot of the unit without much detail in the normal tmm or ltm logs. From there, inspect the SEL logs. In the SEL logs, you will see a message about a bad_tlp_status, followed shortly by a message about completion_time_out_status.

Those two messages together indicate this known issue.

Conditions:
-- There are empty 10 GB ports or 10 GB ports that have optics but are not connected to a proper link.
-- Running on one of the following platforms: i2600, i2800, i4600, i4800.

Impact:
The unit intermittently reboots.

Workaround:
To prevent the issue from occurring, you must populate all 10 Gb ports with optic cables and ensure they are connecting to a working peer link. A single 10 Gb empty or improperly connected port can cause a system reboot.

If that is not possible, however, there is no workaround, and you must contact F5 Technical Support to request a software update or engineering hotfix.

Important: A device Return Materials Authorization (RMA) will not prevent this issue.

Fix:
There is a BIG-IP system software update to disable the 10 Gb FPGA mac receiver until a valid link is detected. This eliminates the issue and prevents the ultra jumbo packet from being sent to the FPGA datapath.


665347-1 : GTM listener object cannot be created via tmsh while in non-Common partition

Solution Article: K17060443

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Cannot use tmsh to create a GTM listener in a non-Common partition.

Conditions:
-- In a non-Common partition.
-- Create a listener using a command similar to the following:
(/Common/newpart)(tmos)# create gtm listener new address 10.2.2.2

Impact:
The listener will not be created. The system outputs an error similar to the following:
 01020036:3: The requested profile (/Common/newpart/udp_gtm_dns) was not found.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
GTM Listener parser now correctly handles validation and selections of profiles for GTM listeners.


664930-3 : Policy automatic learning mode changes to manual after failover

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Policy automatic learning mode changes to manual when a failover occurs.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- Device group with ASM policy sync configured for multi-blade devices.
-- ASM Policy is in automatic learning mode.
-- A failover occurs.

Impact:
The policy changes from automatic learning mode to manual.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Policy automatic learning mode no longer changes to manual when a failover occurs. Automatic learning mode will now be disabled only in active/active configurations.


664894-2 : PEM sessions lost when new blade is inserted in chassis

Solution Article: K11070206

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Inserting a blade into a chassis that is using high availability (HA) is configured for 'between clusters' can cause data loss in the SessionDB. This includes iRule table command as well as entries stored in the SessionDB from modules.

Conditions:
HA in use 'between clusters'.

Impact:
Data loss of some SessionDB entries.

Workaround:
In order to cleanly add a blade, put the setting from 'between clusters' to 'within cluster'; then add the new blade(s) to both clusters. Wait 60 seconds, then restore the HA connection to 'between clusters'

Fix:
PEM sessions are now retained when new blade is inserted in chassis when using 'between clusters'.


664758-1 : URLDB SIGFPE - 'urldb tcl result not overwritten'

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM cores with the the following notice: Assertion 'urldb tcl result not overwritten' failed.

Conditions:
Use of CATEGORY::lookup iRule in a case where the system fails to resume normal traffic flow after setting the result.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Added a check to ensure that upon failure to resume normal traffic flow, the result is cleared and reset so that the core does not occur.


664725-1 : AVR publishes tmstat statistics to internal store (SQL) when disable-all-internal-logging is set.

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR publishes tmstat statistics to the internal store (SQL) when disable-all-internal-logging is set.
When disable-all-internal-logging is set (in analytics global-settings) AVR shouldn't publish any statistics to the internal storage.

Conditions:
Disable-all-internal-logging is set in the analytics global-settings.

Impact:
Statistics published to the database although it shouldn't.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
After the fix, AVR doesn't publish any statistics to the database when disable-all-internal-logging is set.


664625-1 : Connection resets on Virtual Server with APM Access Profile and ASM Security Policy

Solution Article: K08041607

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Connections to a Virtual Server will be reset and not handled by the system.

Conditions:
This happens on Virtual Servers which have an APM Access Profile and an ASM Security Policy assigned to it.

Impact:
As a result, APM and ASM end users cannot access the site.

Workaround:
To prevent the problem from happening:
Add a DoS profile with 'Application' enabled to the Virtual Server.

Fix:
Virtual Servers with APM Access Profile and ASM Security Policy no longer cause connection resets.


664549-3 : TMM restart while processing rewrite filter

Solution Article: K55105132

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM restart and failover occurs while processing rewrite filter.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server with rewrite-uri-translation profile.
-- Serverside attempts to get data from clientside when connection flow does not exist.

Impact:
TMM restart and failover. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM restart and failover no longer occurs while processing rewrite filter.


664507-4 : When BIG-IP is used as SP with IdP-connector automation, updates to remotely published metadata may remove certificate reference from the local configuration

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
IdP-connector automation removes certificate reference when update to metadata file is detected, and metadata file contains multiple signing certificates

Conditions:
- BIG-IP is used as SAML SP with configured IdP-connector automation via remotely published metadata.
- Remotely published SAML metadata contains multiple signing certificates.
- Remotely published SAML metadata is periodically updated.

Impact:
Certificate reference to remotely published metadata is removed from local configuration (saml-idp-connector object). As a result, assertions generated by external IdP will not be accepted until proper certificate is configured on saml-idp-connector object again.

Workaround:
When remote metadata is changed, manually update certificate reference on saml-idp-connector object.

Fix:
When changes to remotely published SAML metadata are detected by IdP-connector automation, certificate is no longer removed from saml-idp-connector object.


664461-1 : Replacing HTTP payload can cause tmm restart

Solution Article: K16804728

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, using the [ HTTP::payload replace ... ] iRule can result in the tmm restarting.

Conditions:
Occurs when server response is non-chunked, does not contain a Content-Length header, an iRule adds a Content-Length header and performs an HTTP::payload replace command where the length is shorter than the original body length.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The HTTP::payload replace command no longer causes tmm restarts under certain conditions.


664063 : Azure displays failure for deployment of BIG-IP from a Resource Manager template

Solution Article: K03203976

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When deploying BIG-IP images through Azure Resource Manager or Marketplace Solution templates, the Azure portal will never display success. A timeout will eventually occur and the deployment will appear to have failed.

Conditions:
Deployment from an Azure Resource Manager or Solution template, including the BIG-IP WAF Solution from the Azure Security Center.

Impact:
A successful deployment will appear to have failed when monitoring the status in the Azure portal.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Deployments of BIG-IP from Azure Resource Manager or Marketplace Solution templates, or the BIG-IP WAF Solution from the Azure Security Center, now show the correct deployment status.


664057-1 : Upgrading GTM from pre-12.0.0 to post 12.0.0 no longer removes WideIPs without pools attached if they have an iRule attached

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upgrades from pre-12.0.0 to 12.0.0 or beyond would delete WideIPs without pools attached even if they had an iRule attached.

Conditions:
Pre-12.0.0 configuration with an WideIP without any pools, but with an iRule.

Impact:
Some or all of a post-upgrade "GSLB-typed" wideip would be lost during the upgrade process.

Workaround:
Manually add missing WideIPs after upgrade.

Fix:
Fixed issue that could delete certain types of GTM WideIPs after an upgrade from a pre-12.0.0 version to a post 12.0.0 version.


664017-4 : OCSP may reject valid responses

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If OCSP is configured with certain responders, a valid response may be rejected with the following error:

OCSP response: got EOF

Conditions:
This is entirely dependent on the behavior of the server. If a responder sends null or blank data (but does not close the connection) OCSP simply ends the response.

Impact:
Valid OCSP responses may be rejected.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
These responses are now accepted.


663821-2 : SNAT Stats may not include port FTP traffic

Solution Article: K41344010

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Using 'tmsh show ltm snat' command or the GUI, SNAT stats are not updated for port 21 traffic (FTP).

Conditions:
-- SNAT is configured.
-- FTP connections transverse the SNAT.

Impact:
Stats are not incremented in tmsh or GUI

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
SNAT Stats now include port FTP traffic, and values are incremented as expected.


663521-3 : Intermittent dropping of multicast packets on certain BIG-IP platforms

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The switch device on the VIPRION B2250 and B4300 blades and the BIG-IP 10x00, i10x00, i7x00 and i5x00 platforms might drop multicast packets under certain high traffic conditions.

Conditions:
-- Certain high-traffic conditions.
-- Running on the specified blades/platforms.

Note: These dropped packets are counted under the 'drop_out' column from 'show net interface all-properties'.

Impact:
Dropped multicast packets, possibly impacting multicast protocols.

Workaround:
None.

Behavior Change:
Under certain high traffic conditions, multicast and broadcast packets will no longer be dropped.


663510-1 : F5 EPI or F5 VPN browser helper apps in some cases throw error and quit

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
F5 EPI or F5 VPN browser helper apps in some cases throw error if they are not configured properly during installation. These apps will not start from browser. In reality, applications are starting but they quit as soon as they are started because of misconfiguration

Conditions:
F5 EPI or F5 VPN browser helper apps

Impact:
Session from browser will appear to be hung if endpoint inspection is configured. Or Network access would appear to be not launching from browser

Fix:
F5 EPI and F5 VPN app now launch properly and are configured correctly during installation.


663333-2 : TMM may core in PBA mode id LSN pool is under provisioned or the utilization is high

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
TMM may core while trying to allocate a new block

Conditions:
If LSN pool is under provisioned OR if the utilization is high, TMM may need to send MPI messages to other TMMs to search for other blocks. The TMM may core if these operations time out

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


663310-2 : named reports "file format mismatch" when upgrading to versions with Bind 9.9.X versions for text slave zone files

Solution Article: K50871313

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
named reports "file format mismatch", zone files are renamed randomly to db-XXXX files, and zone cannot be loaded.

Conditions:
-- Upgrade from BIG-IP containing pre-9.9.X versions of Bind, to BIG-IP versions with Bind versions later than 9.9.x.
-- Slave zone files are in text format.
-- No options set for masterfile-format text.

Impact:
Zones cannot be loaded.

Workaround:
Before upgrading, add the following line to the named.conf options:
masterfile-format text;

Fix:
BIND 9.9.x changes the default behavior governing the storage format of slave zone files to "raw" from "text".

On upgrade, the config needs to be parsed looking for slave zones that do not specify the masterfile-format and set them to "text".


663063-1 : Disabling pool member used in busy HSL TCP destination can result service disruption.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Manually disabling an otherwise available pool member from a pool used as HSL TCP destination can result in tmm crash and service disruption.

This is more likely to occur when HSL destination is using 'balanced' distribution.

Conditions:
-- Busy HSL destination configured with TCP protocol, balanced distribution, and using pool.
-- Manually disabling a pool member.

Impact:
Service disruption while tmm recovers. HA fail-over event. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
You can avoid the issue in either of these ways:
-- Do not manually disable busy pool members that can still respond to TCP handshake.
-- Disable the service on the pool member first.

Fix:
TMM crash no longer occurs when HSL TCP pool member with pending connection is manually disabled.


662913-1 : GUI LTM Virtual Server page cannot open. Virtual Server cannot be created or updated.

Solution Article: K17213048

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In the GUI when a user tries to create or edit a Virtual Server, the page is blank. There is an error that prevents the page from loading properly.

Conditions:
When provisioning BIG-IP with APM license.

Impact:
Users cannot access the Virtual Server page from the GUI.

Workaround:
User can create and edit the Virtual Server using TMSH command line tool.

Fix:
Resolve the error on the page that prevented it from loading.


662881-1 : L7 mirrored packets from standby to active might cause tmm core when it goes active.

Solution Article: K10443875

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
L7 mirrored packets from standby to active might cause tmm core when it goes active.

Conditions:
-- Spurious ACK sent to the standby unit that is mirrored over to the active unit for processing.
-- Matching connection on the active has not been fully initialized.

Impact:
tmm crashes. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Spurious ACK no longer causes outage, instead the packet is dropped.


662663-1 : Decryption failure Nitrox platforms in vCMP mode

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain circumstances, Nitrox devices cannot correctly decrypt records from established SSL sessions

Conditions:
-- Cavium Nitrox PX (VIPRION Blade 2100, 4200, and 4300).
-- vCMP active.
-- Small MTU.

Impact:
SSL connections are terminated unexpectedly.

Workaround:
Increase MSS (maximum segment size).

Fix:
SSL records are now decrypted as expected.


662281-1 : Inconsistencies in Automatic sync ASM Device Group

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Some ASM calls are not propagated correctly across an automatic sync device group.

This can cause any of the following depending on the change:
A) Superfluous full syncs
B) Updating the wrong element on the remote devices
C) Missing changes on the remote devices

Conditions:
Automatic Sync is configured for a Device Group with ASM enabled.

Impact:
Any of the following depending on the change:
A) Superfluous full syncs
B) Updating the wrong element on the remote devices
C) Missing changes on the remote devices

Workaround:
Disable automatic sync on the device group, and periodically push changes manually.

Fix:
Calls are correctly propagated across Automatic sync Device Groups


662085-2 : iRules LX Workspace editor in TMUI fails to display all workspace contents after install of large Node.js packages

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Using Node.js package manager (NPM) to install a large Node.js package in the TMUI results in truncated contents in the workspace.

Conditions:
Installing large Node.js packages using the TMUI.

Impact:
The workspace contents will be truncated. Some of the package contents will be missing, or boilerplate F5 elements (f5-nodejs, package.json, etc.) will not be shown.

Workaround:
None.

Note: TMSH recognizes the entire file structure of node_modules (e.g., package.json and module folders of f5-nodejs and async), but TMUI does not.

Fix:
All contents from the workspace filesystem are now shown and are editable from the TMUI.


662022-1 : The URI normalization functionality within the TMM may mishandle some malformed URIs.

Solution Article: K34514540


661716 : TMM core when session ticket and OCSP Stapling is enabled on the clientSSL profile

Solution Article: K05655212

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM core when session ticket and OCSP Stapling is enabled on the clientSSL profile.

Conditions:
-- ocsp-stapling enabled
-- session-ticket enabled

The client sends a valid session ticket along with status_request extension.

Impact:
tmm cores. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Disable session tickets for the clientssl profile.


661699-1 : BD crash under specific conditions

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
BD crash in a specific scenario.

Conditions:
1. Have iRule extracting signature IDs/Names.
2. Have more than five sigs matched on request.
3. Have more than two sigs matched on response.

Impact:
BD crash and traffic interruption.

Workaround:
Disable the ASM signature iRule.

Fix:
Fixed the scenario causing the crash.


660868-1 : Resets after adding URL Branching item

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Clients receiving resets, and these error logs in /var/log/apm:
Apr 25 14:23:12 ip-10-1-1-4 err tmm[12329]: 01870029:3: /Common/Allow_Access:Common:780e1b9f: [C] 10.1.10.9:57991 -> 10.1.10.102:443:ERR_NOT_FOUND: failed to find next policy item

Conditions:
A URL Branching item was added to the per-request policy. The item template for URL Branching contains single-quotes in the expression, which are considered invalid by the TCL interpreter.

Impact:
The invalid expression causes a non-recoverable failure in the control plane of TMM. Changing the expression has no effect.

Workaround:
Because of the non-recoverable failure caused by the invalid expression, there are only two workarounds:
1) Do not use the URL Branching template. Equivalent functionality is achieved by adding an empty item and using the expression builder. The templates in the expression builder are correct.
2) If a URL Branching template was already used, fix the expression by replacing all single-quotes with double-quotes. Then `bigstart restart tmm` to reset the affected part of the control plane.

Fix:
Now the URL Branching item in an APM Per-Request policy can successfully operate using templates.


660725 : CVE-2017-6135: Linux kernel vulnerability

Solution Article: K43322910


660577-2 : openldap; prevent crash on rc==LDAP_SUCCESS && res==NULL

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
openldap library routine segfaults on certain condition.

Conditions:
RST in the middle of auth process.

Impact:
apmd crashes.

Fix:
This is a preventive fix for the issue.


660327-1 : Config load fails when attempting to load a config that was saved from before 12.1.0 on a system that was already upgraded.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Config load fails when attempting to load a config that was saved from before 12.1.0 on a system that was already upgraded.

This happens only if before the upgrade, there was an ASM logging profile which had both remote logging and local logging enabled on it.

In the case of a single logging profile with local-plus-remote ASM enabled on it, upon an upgrade, the logging profile is split into two profiles. One has the '_local' extension added to it. Another attempt to load the config of the pre-upgrade system will fail. This only happens when using 'load sys config' or 'load sys config file', and does not happen when using 'load sys ucs'.

Upon failure, the following error is seen on the terminal:
01070710:3: Cannot update_indexes/checkpoint DB object, class:fw_log_profile status:13 - EdbCfgObj.cpp, line 127
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

And in /var/log/ltm:
err mcpd[6618]: 01070710:3: Database error (13), Cannot update_indexes/checkpoint DB object, class:fw_log_profile status:13 - EdbCfgObj.cpp, line 127.

Conditions:
-- Using a configuration that contains a Log Profile with ASM enabled and both Remote Log and Local Log enabled.
-- Upgrade to 12.1.2 or later (Use roll-forward upgrade, or instead use clean install and afterwards load the saved config file).

Impact:
Config load fails. Upgrade fails.

Workaround:
Use one of the following Workarounds:
1.
Save the new configuration before editing and re-loading, using the following commands:
tmsh save sys config partitions all
tmsh load sys config partitions all

(Note: Saving the UCS also saves the configuration.)

2.
Instead of loading the full configuration directly, first load the base and then load the full configuration:
tmsh -c 'load sys config partitions all base; load sys config partitions all'


660326-1 : Upgrade fails when a websecurity profile assigned to virtual server but ASM is not provisioned.

Solution Article: K91072177

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Upgrade fails when a websecurity profile assigned to virtual server but ASM is not provisioned.

Conditions:
-- Websecurity profile assigned to a virtual server.
-- ASM not provisioned.
-- Upgrade to v12.1.0 or later.

Impact:
Upgrade fails.

Note: Although this is an invalid configuration, upgrade should not fail.

Workaround:
There are two workarounds.
-- Provision ASM.
-- Remove all websecurity profiles (and LTM policies that control ASM) from all virtual servers

Note: The first workaround must be done before the update. The second can be done before the upgrade, or by editing the config files and re-loading config (first base, then all) using the following command:

tmsh -c 'load sys config partitions all base; load sys config partitions all'


660239-1 : When accessing the dashboard, invalid HTTP headers may be present

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When accessing parts of the BIG-IP dashboard via the GUI, there might be invalid HTTP headers in the responses.

Conditions:
Access the dashboard via Statistics :: Dashboard.

Impact:
The invalid HTTP headers might cause issues with the dashboard if there are intervening proxies between the browser and the BIG-IP.

You may see such errors in the http error logs

Feb 20 08:47:58 myBIG-IP err httpd[13777]: [error] [client 10.20.30.40] Response header name '<PostData><![CDATA[table=log%5Fstat]]></PostData>Cache-Control' contains invalid characters, aborting request, referer: https://mybigip.com/tmui/dashboard/MonitorDashboardModule.swf

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Eliminated invalid header data.


660187-4 : TMM core after intra-chassis failover for some instances of subscriber creation

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
If intra-chassis failover is triggered in a loaded chassis, the tmm crashes in some cases of subscriber creation.

Conditions:
-- The chassis is loaded with many blades.
-- The high availability (HA) configuration is intra-chassis.
-- RADIUS subscriber is added with custom attributes.
-- The subscriber attributes are corrupted or erased.

Impact:
TMM crashes. The slot reboots, potentially triggering further daglib hash changes. May result in cascading core under load. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Verify the validity of the AVPs before copying the attributes


660170-2 : tmm may crash at ~75% of VLAN failsafe timeout expiration

Solution Article: K28505910

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When VLAN failsafe is configured, and the VLAN failsafe timeout is 3/4 expired, tmm wants to generate ICMP traffic to evoke a network response. When this occurs, the system might experience a crash.

Conditions:
- VLAN failsafe is configured on a VLAN, for example with the recommended VLAN failsafe timeout of 90 sec.
- The VLAN does not observe ARP/ndp traffic for 3/4 of the timeout, 67.5 seconds.
- ICMP traffic generated to provoke a network response can under certain circumstances cause a TMM crash.

Impact:
TMM crashes, failover is triggered, as it would with a fully expired VLAN-failsafe-timeout condition (note that failover with a fully expired VLAN failsafe is correct behavior).

Traffic on other VLANs might be disrupted while TMM restarts. (Traffic on the VLAN-failsafe-triggered VLAN is already disrupted, causing the timeout to expire.)

Workaround:
1. To allow for VLAN failsafe to be updated for any frame, run the following command with VLAN failsafe enabled, run the following command:
 tmsh modify failover.vlanfailsafe.resettimeronanyframe enable

This configuration increases the confidence that in the case of a timeout expiry a real traffic disruption is detected.

2. Set the timeout of VLAN failsafe to 4/3 of the setting you want, for example, to have a timeout setting of 90, specify 120. With this setting, failover occurs at 90 seconds for a fully quiescent network.

Note: Having a fully quiescent network is a rare occurrence and likely indicates that another issue is occurring anyway.

Fix:
Generating ICMP traffic from TMM is no longer exposed to a potential crash in an invalid configuration or a completely quiet network, when generating ICMP traffic to provoke a network response on an expiring timer of VLAN failsafe, assuming the following configuration:

- VLAN failsafe is configured.
- VLAN failsafe expired 3/4 of the configured timeout (e.g., 67.5 seconds of 90 seconds ).


659791-1 : TFO and TLP could produce a core file under specific circumstances

Solution Article: K81137982


659527-1 : Custom Predefined Reports are not displayed in ASM Analytics Schedules

Solution Article: K32271142

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When creating custom predefined filters, either via Requests page or via ASM Statistics, these custom reports are not displayed as part of the predefined reports list when creating/modifying an ASM Schedule.

Conditions:
Creating custom predefined filters, either via Requests page or via ASM Statistics.

Impact:
Reports created by user can not be easily used in GUI to create a scheduled report.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
ASM Requests/Stats pages now use the correct internal field name to store the reference to the report, thus it will be accessible by all screens.


659519-2 : Non-default header-table-size setting on HTTP2 profiles may cause issues

Solution Article: K42400554

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP2 connection sent RST_STREAM due to protocol error in response to headers frame.

Conditions:
HTTP2 profile configured with header-table-size with value exceeding 4096.

Impact:
Periodic HTTP2 connection failure to the virtual.

Workaround:
Restore the default header-table-size setting for the HTTP2 profile.


659460-1 : URL encoded Authorization code does not work with APM OAuth client

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When the Authorization Server (AS) generates an authorization code which includes URL special character, in order to pass this code safely, AS encodes it with URL encoding. APM does not properly process this, and when OAuth client used it for retrieving an access token for a given code, OAuth client unnecessarily re-encode it, which causes the AS to reject the token request.

Conditions:
AS generates an OAuth Authorization code contains URL encoded characters.

Impact:
OAuth client fails to retrieve the token with the provided code.

Workaround:
Use the iRule to either decode the authorization code when APM receives it, or when APM sends it out.

Fix:
URL encoded authorization code now works with APM OAuth client.


658996-1 : Some published externally AVR data can be corrupted when HTTP Traffic external publisher is on

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When publishing statistics to external destination (HSL or TCP) some messages contain wrong data. It happens only when HTTP traffic report is activated. One can see corrupted data also in debug output.

Conditions:
HTTP traffic report is activated. To activate it via GUI go to "Set up : Local Traffic ›› Profiles : Analytics : HTTP Analytics", choose or create analytics profile associated with VS that passes traffic, mark "External" checkbox next to "Traffic Capturing Logging Type".

Impact:
Some AVR data reported by HSL or TCP protocol to an external destination are corrupted.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Escaping and Base64 functions used in external message text processing turned to thread safe.


658764 : Linux kernel lasthop driver memory issue

Solution Article: K43322910


658664-1 : VPN connection drops when 'prohibit routing table change' is enabled

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When there is a brief network outage and 'prohibit routing table change' is enabled, VPN gets disconnected and no further attempts are made to re-establish the VPN connection.

Conditions:
-- A brief network outage occurs.
-- The 'prohibit routing table change' option is enabled.

Impact:
APM end users must click 'Connect' and re-authenticate in order to re-establish the VPN connection.

Workaround:
To re-establish the VPN connection, click 'Connect' and re-authenticate.

Fix:
Now the Windows Edge Client VPN connection stays active during a brief network outage, regardless of the state of the 'prohibit routing table changes' option.


658636-3 : When creating LTM or DNS monitors through batch/transaction mode newlines are improperly escaped.

Solution Article: K51355172

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
- LTM/DNS monitors created via tmsh batch/transactions improperly escape newline characters.
- Expected escaping: \r\n
- Actual escaping: \\r\\n
- Impact: The URI sent is not correct,

Conditions:
When creating LTM or DNS monitors through batch/transaction mode when strings contain newline characters. For example, using the following commands to batch-create:

create gtm monitor http one_test_mon { send "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: abc.example.com\r\nUser-Agent: slb-healthcheck\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n" recv "200"}
submit cli transaction
list gtm monitor http one_test_mon

The system creates the following monitor:

gtm monitor http one_test_mon {
    defaults-from http
    destination *:*
    interval 30
    probe-timeout 5
    recv 200
    send "GET / HTTP/1.0\\r\\nHost: abc.example.com\\r\\nUser-Agent: slb-healthcheck\\r\\nConnection: Close\\r\\n\\r\\n"

Impact:
Cannot use batch/transaction mode in TMSH to create LTM or DNS monitors. Cannot use LTM or DNS monitors created using batch/transaction mode in tmsh.

Workaround:
Create the monitor directly in tmsh without using batch/transaction mode.

Fix:
When creating LTM or DNS monitors through batch/transaction mode newlines are now properly escaped.


658462-1 : Portal Access: tmm may crash if web application uses long cookie names and/or values

Solution Article: K10251490

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If JavaScript code sets a very long cookie value or uses very long cookie name (longer than 450 bytes), tmm may crash processing this cookie change.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

-- Your BIG-IP APM system is configured with a portal access profile.
-- A user establishes a portal access session using a Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser.
-- Content processed by the portal access includes a JavaScript-generated HTTP cookie in which the cookie name or cookie value exceed 450 bytes.

Impact:
tmm crashes. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts. System failover.

Workaround:
Use an iRule to remove 'Origin' header from any request to '/private/fm/volatile.html'.

Note: This iRule has to enable events for internal requests using 'ACCESS::restrict_irule_events enable' command.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when an APM Portal Access web application uses long cookie values and/or names.


658343-3 : AVR tcp-analytics: per-host RTT average may show incorrect values

Solution Article: K33043439

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When viewing the Statistics :: Analytics :: TCP :: RTT, then selecting (in the table below the graph), View By: "Remote Host IP Address", the values presented RTT Avg (ms) may be incorrect (they could even be larger than the RTT Max column).

As values are aggregated through the data tables, the reported rtt average value becomes larger and larger.

Conditions:
AVR is provisioned, and a tcp-analytics profile is attached to a virtual server.

Impact:
The values reported in the RTT Avg column when viewing by Remote Host IP Address may be incorrect.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The rtt_count, rtt_max, rtt_avg, rtt_sum metrics after day aggregation and week aggregations are now correct in the day, week, month reports. The rtt_sum is now aggregated with correct value (exceed max int), as expected.


658315-1 : WebSafe Login Validation may break response

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Response will be dropped, client will get an Err_Connection_Closed error

Conditions:
1. WebSafe and APM are both provisioned and enabled
2. request for a WebSafe protected URL results in successful Login Validation

Impact:
response is dropped and application breaks

Workaround:
Do Not use WebSafe's Login-Validation, when a "connection terminating" filter (like APM) enabled

Fix:
Fixed an issue with WebSafe Login Validation causing responses to be dropped.


658261-3 : TMM core after HA during GY reporting

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
If intra-chassis failover is triggered in a loaded chassis, the tmm crashes in some cases of GY reporting

Conditions:
-- Failover is triggered,
-- The daglib hash redistributes the subscriber DATA to different slots.
-- Existing flows continue on the slots that were allocated using the old hash of daglib.

Note: This is a rarely encountered issue that occurred in a setup with 8 slots and 750 thousand subscribers.

Impact:
Slot reboots. May trigger more hash rearrangement. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


658214-1 : TCP connection fail intermittently for mirrored fastl4 virtual server

Solution Article: K20228504

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In some cases, a mirrored FastL4 virtual server may fail to forward the SYN on the server-side after receiving the context-ack from the peer. Note: This is a connection-failure through the active system, not simply a failure to mirror to the peer.

Symptoms include:
-- TCP connection failures.
-- Possibly other packets lost.

Conditions:
-- FastL4 virtual server.
-- Mirroring is enabled.
-- Certain traffic interleaving might be necessary for this intermittent problem to occur.

Impact:
FastL4 mirroring does not always forward SYN to server after receiving context ACK. Connections fail.

Workaround:
Set the tm.fastl4_ack_mirror dv variable using the following command: tmsh modify sys db tm.fastl4_ack_mirror value disable.

Fix:
In this release, mirrored FastL4 virtual server now forward the SYN on the server-side after receiving the context-ack from the peer as expected.


658148-4 : TMM core after intra-chassis failover for some instances of subscriber creation

Solution Article: K23150504

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
If intra-chassis failover is triggered in a loaded chassis, the tmm crashes in some cases of subscriber creation.

Conditions:
-- The chassis is loaded with many blades.
-- The HA configuration is intra-chassis.
-- RADIUS subscriber is added with custom attributes.
-- The subscriber attributes are corrupted or erased.

Impact:
TMM crashes. The slot reboots, potentially triggering further daglib hash changes. May result in cascading core under load. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
If intra-chassis failover is triggered in a loaded chassis, the tmm no longer crashes in some cases of subscriber creation.


658062-1 : 'Default' plain text profile is created upon import policy with Disallowed WebSocket URLs

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A plain text profile named 'Default' is created upon import of a policy with Disallowed WebSocket URLs.

Conditions:
The user imports a policy with Disallowed WebSocket URLs.

Impact:
A plain text profile named 'Default' is created. It has no functional purpose.

Workaround:
Delete the plain text profile named 'Default' after import.

Fix:
No additional plain text profile is created upon import of policy with Disallowed WebSocket URLs.


657925-1 : Error when enabling ASM via iRule

Solution Article: K33646141

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The following error occurs in tmm log

err tmm3[26234]: 01220001:3: TCL error: /Common/irule_switch <HTTP_REQUEST> - while executing "ASM::disable".

Conditions:
Enabling or disabling ASM using an iRule, for example, using an iRule similar to the following:

when HTTP_REQUEST {
           ASM::disable
           if { ([IP::local_addr] equals "1.1.1.1") } {

                     ASM::enable /Common/http_asm_policy
                     log local0. "1 access"

           }
           elseif { ([IP::local_addr] equals "1.1.1.2") } {

                     ASM::enable /Common/http_asm_policy_2
                     log local0. "2 access"

           }
}

Impact:
Getting dropped request.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Better handling of enable/disable ASM policy via an iRule.


657858-3 : TMM can restart when VLAN keyed connections are disabled.

Solution Article: K85425460

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may restart intermittently when VLAN-keyed connections are disabled.

Conditions:
VLAN-keyed connections are disabled. Several types of traffic can cause this, including FTP traffic and multicast traffic.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Disabling VLAN-keyed connections no longer causes TMM to restart.


657632-5 : Rarely if a subscriber delete is performed following HA switchover, tmm may crash

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
If a subscriber delete is performed following a HA switchover, tmm may coredump. The probability of this scenario is rare, where a subscriber may have been freed during switchover and a subsequent forced delete command quickly follows.

Conditions:
-- A subscriber delete command followed by a HA switchover.
-- During the switchover, the subscriber was freed.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now removes the subscriber index from the table if present in these cases.


657626-1 : User with role 'Manager' cannot delete/publish LTM policy.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
User with role 'Manager' cannot delete/publish LTM policy.

audit.log contains a message similar to the following:
notice icrd_child[18194]: 01420002:5: AUDIT - pid=18194 user=Manager folder=/Manager module=(tmos)# status=[01070822:3: Access Denied: User (Manager) may not delete objects in partition (Common)] cmd_data=publish ltm policy /Manager/Drafts/draft-test.

Conditions:
-- User with 'Manager' role.
-- Attempting to delete or publish an LTM policy.

Impact:
Operation does not complete, and system posts error.

Workaround:
None.


657502-1 : JS error when leaving page opened for several minutes

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Google Chrome delays JS execution when the tab is not active.
Therefore anti-debug module acts as if someone is trying to debug JS code.

Conditions:
-- JS runs in hidden tab in Google Chrome.
-- Anti-debug functionality is active.
-- Page is left open for several minutes.

Impact:
Errors in console and JS logic is incorrectly executed.

Workaround:
Identify hidden tab and pause anti-debug functionality.

Fix:
The system now correctly handles JS code running in a hidden tab and pauses anti-debug check.


656912-5 : Various NTP vulnerabilities

Solution Article: K32262483


655793-2 : SSL persistence parsing issues due to SSL / TCP boundary mismatch

Solution Article: K04178391

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the SSL client or server system is set up to send SSL messages whose boundaries do not align with underlying TCP boundaries, the parser fails when SSL persistence is enabled.

So, any SSL record spanning over multiple TCP segments (in this case it's ServerHello, Certificate, and ServerHelloDone) triggers the issue with the SSID error RST cause.

This can also result from a message size exceeding the maximum configured size (default is 32K).

Conditions:
[1] SSL persistence is enabled.
[2a] SSL message boundary does not align with underlying TCP segment boundary. One example of boundary mismatch is when the TCP MTU size is changed to a lower value (around 1200 bytes). Even then there may be specific values for which the boundaries match and parsing succeeds.
[2b] The message size is greater than the maximum configured size (default 32k).

Impact:
When the parsing fails, the SSL client or server hangs and times out. In other words, SSL traffic is affected.

The SSL parsing should succeed regardless of a match or mismatch between SSL message boundary and TCP segment boundary.

Workaround:
Disable SSL persistence.

Fix:
The system now switches the state of the SSL persistence to pass through all remaining messages, since no further parsing is needed.


655649-1 : BGP last update timer incorrectly resets to 0

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In ZebOS, every time the scan timer resets it also incorrectly resets the BGP last update timer as shown under the imish command 'sh ip route'.

Output from 'sh ip route':

4054fdc0-3e51-4079-b52f-4a3b058a3f93#sh ip ro
...
B 10.30.0.0/16 [20/0] via 10.10.1.2, eno33554952, 00:00:32
               [20/0] via 10.10.1.6, eno33554952, 00:00:32
...
4054fdc0-3e51-4079-b52f-4a3b058a3f93#sh ip ro
...
B 10.30.0.0/16 [20/0] via 10.10.1.2, eno33554952, 00:00:33
               [20/0] via 10.10.1.6, eno33554952, 00:00:33
...
4054fdc0-3e51-4079-b52f-4a3b058a3f93#sh ip ro
...
B 10.30.0.0/16 [20/0] via 10.10.1.2, eno33554952, 00:00:00 <<<< shouldn't reset
               [20/0] via 10.10.1.6, eno33554952, 00:00:00

Conditions:
Once ZebOS has learned a route from a BGP peer the route will show up under 'sh ip route' and the BGP last update timer will incorrectly reset.

Impact:
If BGP routes are being redistributed into other protocols, the route may flap in the destination process.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
BIG-IP no longer resets the last update time of learned routes via BGP and BGP routes redistributed into other protocols no longer flap.


655628-2 : TCP analytics does not release resources under specific sequence of packets

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TCP analytics does not release memory when a specific sequence of packets is observed, and memory usage increases as more such flows occur.

Conditions:
-- A TCP analytics profile is configured to collect clientside/serverside analytics data.
-- AVR is provisioned.
-- FastL4 and HTTP profiles are configured.
-- A specific sequence of packets (on the serverside) occurs.

Impact:
Main memory occupied by TCP analytics is not released which might lead to memory exhaustion on the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
Turn off collecting TCP analytics data for the virtual server.

Fix:
TCP analytics now releases resources properly.


655432-6 : SSL renegotiation failed intermittently with AES-GCM cipher

Solution Article: K85522235

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL failed to renegotiate intermittently with AES-GCM cipher because IV is not properly updated when a change cipher spec message is received.

Conditions:
This failure is more likely to occur during mutual authentication.

Impact:
Some servers authenticate client using renegotiation. This issue prevents their clients from properly connecting to the servers.

Workaround:
Disable AES-GCM cipher.

Fix:
The system now properly updates AES-GCM IV when a change cipher spec message is received.


655211-4 : bigd crash (SIGSEGV) when running FQDN node monitors

Solution Article: K25384206

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
bigd processing FQDN node monitors may crash due to a timing issue when processing probe responses.

Conditions:
bigd is configured for FQDN node monitors.

Impact:
bigd crashes (SIGSEGV). The system restarts bigd automatically, and monitoring resumes. No other action is needed.

Workaround:
Although no workaround is available for bigd configured for FQDN node monitors, this crash occurs due to a timing issue, and should be rare.

Fix:
bigd no longer crashes (SIGSEGV) when running FQDN node monitors due to a timing issue.


655209-2 : Automatically launched applications run with root permission on VPN establishment

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Configured applications are launched with root permissions on VPN establishment.

Conditions:
Network access rsource is configured to automatically launch application on VPN establishment.

Impact:
Application is launched as root. If application is interactive, user may be able to get root privilege

Workaround:
There is no workaround except not enabling automatic application launch in network access resource.

Fix:
Now application launches with the user privilege.


655146-1 : APM Profile access stats are not updated correctly

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The active and established sessions counts in the output of 'tmsh show apm profile access' command are not getting updated as sessions are established and terminated. At the same time, the following errors are showing up in the APM log:

err tmm1[19902]: 01490574:3: (null):Common:00000000: Could not find tmstat. (/Common/Google_vsstats_key)

Conditions:
-- When session is established and terminated.
-- Running the command: tmsh show apm profile access to view stats.

Impact:
APM profile access stats are not accurate.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Now the tmsh command "tmsh show apm profile access" displays the correct profile access stats.


655059-4 : TMM Crash

Solution Article: K37404773


655021-1 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3138

Solution Article: K23598445


654996-2 : Closed connections remains in memory

Solution Article: K50345236

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A connection remains open, which results in memory leaks in the tmm for the connections.
The following command shows connections on traffic that was already closed: tmsh show sys conn.

Conditions:
A ASM_RESPONSE_VIOLATION iRule on the ASM-enabled virtual server.
A request with connection: close.

Impact:
Memory increase due to connections left open.

Incoming connections to the virtual server may fail and result in the BIG-IP sending a reset with a reset cause of "TCP closed".

Workaround:
If possible, remove this event from the iRule and/or add the OneConnect profile to the virtual server.


654915-1 : Traffic Capturing: Pool member that has a special name (internal activity) should be exported with its name, not an IP address

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
For traffic capturing, if a pool member is assigned a special name (e.g., 'for internal activity'), the external AVR log will report the internal IP address instead of the pool member name.

Conditions:
1. Assign name to internal pool member.
2. Enable HTTP traffic capturing.
3. Allow AVR to collect HTTP statistics.
4. View pool member name in external AVR log.

Impact:
External log reports internal IP address instead of pool member name.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The external AVR log now reports the pool member name as expected.


654873-1 : ASM Auto-Sync Device Group

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Some messages that were meant to be sent to peers in a device group are not successfully sent.

Conditions:
A mix of the following uses in GUI or REST API:
1) Creating/importing/deleting policies.
2) Accepting many suggestions at once.
3) Adjusting Policy Building Settings.

Impact:
1) Overuse of full sync between devices.
2) Possible inconsistencies between devices.
3) Possibility of memory leak in rare cases.

Workaround:
Use manual sync groups for ASM sync.

Fix:
Communication for auto-sync groups repaired.


654696-1 : iCall script may log an error on execution

Component: iApp Technology

Symptoms:
An iCall script may log errors during execution while manipulating iStats. An example error is as follows: Failure in iCall script ${folder}/publish_stats while collecting application statistics.

The error messages are due to file locking on the stats segment when multiple threads from multiple invocations of iCall scripts access the same file.

Conditions:
Multiple iCall scripts accessing the same data segment and log error messages.

Impact:
The script cannot record statistics for the interval during which it cannot access the data segment. Over time, the script daemon recovers and updates statistics. There is no impact on functionality.

Workaround:
None.


654599-4 : The GSLB Pool Member Manage page can cause Tomcat to drop the request when the Finished button is pressed

Solution Article: K74132601

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Tomcat can potentially drop requests made by the client via the Web GUI on the GSLB Pool Members Manage page.

Conditions:
The config contains a large amount (in the thousands) of GSLB virtual servers or wide IP's, resulting in the action not being completed.

Impact:
The "Finished" button on that page does not save the changes made on that page.

Workaround:
Use TMSH.

Fix:
Fixed an issue with saving GSLB data via the GUI in large configurations.


654513-1 : APM daemon crashes when the LDAP query agent returns empty in its search results.

Solution Article: K11003951

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM daemon crashes when the LDAP query agent returns no search results.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

-- Your BIG-IP access profile access policy is configured with an AD Auth agent.
-- The access policy is configured with an LDAP query agent.
-- A user successfully authenticates to the access profile.
-- The LDAP query agent returns no query results.

Impact:
APM daemon crashes, need to restart RBA and WebSSO. This is a very rarely encountered issue.

Workaround:
Add LDAP Auth agent before the LDAP query to the existing policy.

Note: Adding the extra agent, LDAP Auth agent, in the policy will preserve the functionality and features, enabling the policy to fail in LDAP Auth agent, instead of crash in LDAP Query agent.

Fix:
Now APM daemon no longer crashes when the LDAP query agent returns a specific type of null result from its search.


654485-1 : Portal Access: Same-origin AJAX rquest may fail if response contains non-wildcard Access-Control-Allow-Origin header

Solution Article: K85549136

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Same-origin AJAX request fails via Portal Access if back-end response includes Access-Control-Allow-Origin header and its value differs from '*' and request origin.

Conditions:
- Same-origin AJAX request, for example:
  GET /some/file.ext HTTP/1.1
  Host: http://example.com
  Origin: http://example.com

- Back-end response with Access-Control-Allow-Origin header:
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Access-Control-Allow-Origin: http://another.com

Without Portal Access, such a response is valid and accessible to client web application, if there were no redirects. But via Portal Access, the response is rejected.

Impact:
Web application may not work correctly.

Workaround:
Use iRule to remove special query parameter 'F5_origin' from same-origin AJAX requests via Portal Access to disable CORS check emulation.

Fix:
Now same-origin AJAX requests are handled correctly in spite of Access-Control-Allow-Origin response header.


654368-1 : ClientSSL/ServerSSL profile does not report an error when a certain invalid CRL is associated with it when authentication is set to require

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Error is not reported if the profile is associated with an invalid Certificate Revocation List (CRL) that is not signed by trusted CAs, if the CRL issuer has the same subject name as one of the certs in trusted CA.

Conditions:
This occurs when associating CRLs with virtual servers.

Impact:
Error is not reported for invalid CRL.

Workaround:
OpenSSL command can be used to check if the CRL is signed by trusted CA.

Fix:
Error is reported in TMM logs if the CRL is not signed by trusted CA.


654275-1 : Traffic Capturing is not reported to external log when "use-offbox" is set.

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When use-offbox is set in "analytics global-settings" transaction capturing is not send to the external log.

Conditions:
1. use-offbox is set.
2. in analytics profile "Traffic Capturing Logging Type internal " is set.

Impact:
Traffic Capturing won't be reported to the external log.

Workaround:
Set Traffic Capturing Logging Type - external" in analytics profile.

Fix:
After the fix when use-offbox is set AVR will send traffic capturing data to the external log.


654046-2 : BIG-IP as SAML IdP may fail to process signed authentication requests from some external SPs.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When an external Service Provider (SP) canonicalizes authentication requests with the use of inclusive namespaces, a BIG-IP system used as SAML IdP may fail to process such requests. User's SSO will fail with following errors contained in /var/log/tmm:

err tmm1[13063]: 014d0002:3: 9c7802e1: SSOv2 Digest from SAML message is invalid
err tmm1[13063]: 014d0002:3: 9c7802e1: SSOv2 Error(12) Signature verification failed for SAML Authentication

Conditions:
- BIG-IP is used as SAML IdP.
- User performs SP-initiated SAML SSO.
- External SAML SP sends signed authentication request, in which canonicalization was done with use of inclusive namespaces.

Impact:
Users are unable to perform SAML SSO with certain external service providers.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Now BIG-IP APM as IdP SAML canonicalized authentication requests containing inclusive namespaces can be processed successfully.


653993-4 : A specific sequence of packets to the HA listener may cause tmm to produce a core file

Solution Article: K12044607


653879-1 : CVE-2017-6214

Solution Article: K81211720


653771-1 : tmm crash after per-request policy error

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM core is seen when reject ending in per-request policy encounters error.

Conditions:
The conditions which trigger this are unknown at this time, it was seen once on a per-request policy error.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
TMM no longer cores when reject ending encounters error in per-request policy


653511-3 : Intermittent connection failure with SNAT/automap, SP-DAG and virtual server source-port=preserve

Solution Article: K45770397

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Connections can fail intermittently when multiple clients use the same ephemeral port to connect to BIG-IP and are SNATted to the same address.

Conditions:
When SNAT/Automap is configured with SP-DAG and virtual server source-port setting is "preserve".

Impact:
Service interruption due to intermittent connection failures.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Connections no longer fail intermittently with SNAT/automap, SP-DAG and virtual server source-port=preserve.


653495-1 : Incorrect SNI hostname attached to serverside connections

Solution Article: K05411532

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SNI hostname submitted to a virtual server on the client side is sent to server side, even if there is a different hostname specified in the server SSL profile.

Conditions:
-- Client side ClientHello contains SNI.

Impact:
SNI is sent from client to server without stripping or rewriting the SNI.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
SNI hostname submitted to a virtual server on the client side is no longer sent to server side unless specifically requested (for example when forward proxy is enabled). When there is a different hostname specified in the server SSL profile the SNI is also rewritten to the specified hostname.


653292-1 : MySQL does not initialize correctly on first system start

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
MySQL is not yet setup, failed to initialize.
Shutting down MySQL...... SUCCESS!

Conditions:
avr or asm are provisioned

Impact:
AVR, loadmanager etc dependent on mysql are down

Workaround:
Run of 'bigstart restart mysql' should solve the issue

Fix:
Allow MySQL enough time to properly initialize


653285-2 : PEM rule deletion with HSL reporting may cause tmm coredump

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
tmm coredump caused by deletion of a PEM policy rule with HSL reporting configured and passing active traffic. tmm crash.

Conditions:
PEM policy rule with HSL reporting is deleted while passing subscriber traffic.

Impact:
tmm coredump causes traffic disruption and restart of tmm.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
PEM rule deletion with HSL reporting no longer causes tmm coredump.


653136-1 : transaction capturing sends binary data without escaping

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
If the transaction body contains binary data and transaction capturing is on. AVR will send to external log the binary data unescaping.

Conditions:
1. Transaction capturing is on.
2. The transaction (response or request) contains binary data.

Impact:
AVR reports binary data unescaping.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
After the fix AVR will send the binary data escaping.


653065 : CVE-2016-6136: Linux kernel vulnerability

Solution Article: K90803619


653014-2 : Apply Policy failure if an custom Blocking Page is configured with an underscore in the header name

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
An issue was introduced when dealing with custom Blocking pages containing an HTTP Header that has an underscore in the name.

Conditions:
A custom Blocking page is defined containing an HTTP Header that has an underscore in the name.

Impact:
Set Active fails

Workaround:
Use hyphens instead of underscores in the header name.

Fix:
Underscores in HTTP Headers in Blocking Response pages are handled correctly.


652973-3 : Coredump observed at system bootup time when many DHCP packets arrive

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
During system bootup, system coredump is observed when many DHCP packets arrive before system is fully ready and many flow entry creation failures are observed

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP DHCP proxy is in forwarding mode.
-- DHCP relay agent in front of BIG-IP modifies giaddr field of DHCP packets to its own IP address.
-- DHCP packets arrive during system bootup and before system is fully ready (i.e., some VLANs, interfaces and routes are not fully up).

Impact:
System crash and coredump.

Workaround:
Make sure system has come up completely before sending DHCP packets to the system.

Fix:
Coredump no longer occurs under these conditions.


652910-1 : Native RDP published on webtop does not connect if allowed vlans specified explicitly

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Native RDP hosts published on webtop does not connect if allowed vlans specified explicitly on the virtual server. It downloads the rdp file but opening the rdp file gets error message from rdp client something like "Your computer can't connect to remote computer".

Conditions:
- Native RDP host type published in webtop mode.
- RDP Virtual server specified the allowed vlans explicitly.
- MSRDP NTLM configuration is not specified in vdi profile.

Impact:
Could not connect to Native RDP host published on webtop

Workaround:
You can use either one of the below workarounds,

- Have the virtual server with "All the vlans and tunnels" configuration.

- Have MSRDP NTLM auth configuration in VDI profile which is attached to virtual server.

Fix:
Now Native Remote Desktop (RDP) resources can be delivered from APM virtual servers that have the "VLAN and Tunnel Traffic" set to a non-default value.


652781 : Learn from responses checkbox can appear checked and disabled in manual mode

Solution Article: K19003278

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A security policy can get the 'Learn from responses' checkbox turned on in automatic mode. After moving to manual mode, the checkbox remains checked and it is not possible to uncheck it in manual mode.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following actions are performed, in this order:
1. Have a policy in automatic mode
2. Check the learn from responses.
3. Move the policy to manual

Impact:
Cannot uncheck the 'Lean from responses' checkbox in manual mode.

Workaround:
Move to automatic, uncheck the checkbox, and move back to manual.


652535-2 : HTTP/2 stream reset with PROTOCOL_ERROR when frame header is fragmented.

Solution Article: K54443700

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP/2 RST_STREAM is seen with PROTOCOL_ERROR when frame header is fragmented.

Conditions:
HTTP/2 profile is enabled on the virtual. The frame header gets fragmented because of TCP segmentation.

Impact:
HTTP/2 stream is reset.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
HTTP/2 parser changed to handle header splitting across multiple buffers.


652278-1 : dwbld process may leak memory during extended uptime

Solution Article: K81003383

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The dwbld process may leak memory during extended uptime.

As a result of this issue, you may encounter one or more of the following symptoms:

You notice a progressive increase in the amount of memory used by the dwbld process.
When configured as part of a high availability (HA) group, the device fails over due to memory exhaustion.
When configured as a standalone device, the device stops responding due to memory exhaustion.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

-- Your system is licensed and provisioned with the BIG-IP AFM or BIG-IP ASM modules.
-- The BIG-IP system uptime is extensive (many hours).

Impact:
Memory leak affects overall system performance.

dwbld gradually leaks memory even when idle. This causes system going low on resident memory and affects performance of rest of the system.

Workaround:
Periodically run the following command:
 bigstart restart dwbld

Fix:
The dwbld memory leak was identified and fixed.


652200-2 : Failure to update ASM enforcer about account change.

Solution Article: K81349220

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
There is an error updating BD with the following information:
Errors:
------------
  bd_agent|ERR|...|F5::BdAgent::handle_bd_pipe_message,,Some records sent to enforcer were not handled

  ECARD|ERR |...|account_id_table_management.cpp:0222|Failed to PUT table
  ECARD|ERR |...|temp_func.c:0850|CONFIG_TYPE_ACCOUNTS message had errors in block_index: 0. status=9
-------------

Conditions:
In a high availability environment (with manual failover and ASM) with a UCS load that contains policies with the same names.

Impact:
Traffic is blocked due to Unknown HTTP selector

Workaround:
Use one of the following Workaround:
A) Deactivate and reactivate the affected policy.
B) Restart ASM on the affected device.

Fix:
The system now correctly handles a UCS containing policies with the same names in a high availability environment (with manual failover and ASM).


652151 : Azure VE: Initialization improvement

Solution Article: K61757346


652146-1 : Email agent does not send email if the remote server does not provide a 200 OK response to VRFY request.

Solution Article: K07269132

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Access Policy Email Agent does not send email if the remote server does not provide a 200 OK response to VRFY request.

Conditions:
The version of CURL included in 13.0.0 uses VRFY requests to confirm recipients are valid before sending mail. Many servers consider VRFY a potential leak of information and will respond '252 - Not verified' and the BIG-IP system will not send the message.

Impact:
The Access Policy Email Agent does not send mail messages or log an error about mail not being sent.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The APM Email agent no longer attempts to verify recipient addresses and will blindly send emails to the requested addresses. This is correct behavior.

Behavior Change:
The APM Email agent (v13.1.0 and later) will not verify recipient addresses before sending email messages. This is correct behavior.


652052-2 : PEM:sessions iRule made the order of parameters strict

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
In the versions before 12.0, the order of parameters for "PEM::SESSIONS" rule was flexible. It was made strict because of the new validation infrastructure in 12.0. This breaks some existing iRules.

The system will report a validation error such as:

01070151:3: Rule [/Common/test_irule] error: /Common/test_irule:2: error: ["invalid argument subscriber-type"][PEM::session create $ip subscriber-type e164 user-name $user imsi $imsi subscriber-id $callingstationid]

Conditions:
Some parameters, for example, subscriber-id come before the parameter user-name.

Impact:
Configuration that was valid in earlier versions is not accepted in newer versions. This may result in the configuration failing to load during an upgrade and return an MCP validation error.

Workaround:
Change the order of the parameters.


652004-1 : Show /apm access-info all-properties causes memory leaks in tmm

Solution Article: K45320415

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When tmsh is used to view session information, memory will leak on each request to pull the session information from tmm. This is a small leak but can be significant issue when all sessions are examined or the sessions are examined multiple times in a short time interval.

Conditions:
when using show /apm access-info all-properties

Impact:
Memory will leak in tmm daemons. This affects all modules that use tmm.

Workaround:
The only workaround is not to use the mcp interface by tmm daemon, or to restart the tmms periodically after using the interface multiple times.

Fix:
Accessing APM session variables via tmsh (e.g., 'tmsh show /apm access-info all-properties') no longer causes a small TMM memory leak.


651910-1 : Cannot change 'Enable Access System Logs' or 'Enable URL Request Logs' via the GUI after upgrading from 12.x to 13.0.0 or later

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
You cannot change the 'Enable Access System Logs' and 'Enable URL Request Logs' properties via the GUI.

Conditions:
After upgrade from 12.x to 13.0.0 (where these new fields were added) or later.

Impact:
You cannot change 'Enable Access System Logs' and 'Enable URL Request Logs'.

Workaround:
Manually add the properties via tmsh. To do so, follow these steps (substituting your affected log setting for abc in the following example):

modify log-setting abc access add { general-log { publisher sys-db-access-publisher } }
modify log-setting abc url-filters add { test_logsetting_swg { enabled true publisher sys-db-access-publisher }}

Fix:
Now it is possible to use the GUI to successfully use and configure log-setting objects that were created with tmsh.


651772-4 : IPv6 host traffic may use incorrect IPv6 and MAC address after route updates

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
IPv6 traffic generated from the host, either from a host daemon, monitors, or from the command line, may use an MAC and IPv6 source address from a different VLAN.

Conditions:
- Multiple vlans with IPv6 configured addresses.
- Multiple routes to the same destination, either the same or more specific, default routes, etc. that cover the traffic destination.
- Changes in routes that will cause the traffic to the destination to shift from one vlan and gateway to another. This can be typically observed with dynamic routing updates.

Impact:
Traffic to the destination may fail due to using incorrect source IPv6/MAC address.
This may cause monitor traffic to fail.

Workaround:
Continuous traffic to the IPv6 link-local nexthops can avoid this issue.
This may be achieved by a script or an external monitor pinging the nexthop link-local address using the specific vlan.

Fix:
IPv6 host traffic no longer use incorrect IPv6 and MAC address after route updates.

Behavior Change:
Introduction of sys db ipv6.host.router_probe_interval, to control sysctl net.ipv6.conf.default.router_probe_interval value. This value is default to 5s.


651651-1 : bigd can crash when a DNS response does not match the expected value

Solution Article: K54604320

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
bigd can crash when a response returned from a DNS request does not match the expected value.

Conditions:
Monitoring DNS server(s), or using FQDN.

Impact:
Potential bigd core and restart; may cause endless restart loop as long as DNS monitor instance is configured.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.

Fix:
Prevented bigd from crashing when a response returned from a DNS request does not match the expected value.


651627 : IP addresses may appear "Aggregated" in "COMMON" section of dashboard but not Aggregated when applying module-specific filter

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Some IP addresses may appear as "Aggregated" in the "COMMON" section of the dashboard but not Aggregated when applying a module-specific filter.

This occurs because lack of memory space causes information to be aggregated in the "COMMON" section before being aggregated in the module-specific DB.

Conditions:
A lot of diverse traffic (for some module) from many IP addresses (for example) on a system with a small amount of memory allocated for AVR.

Impact:
User sees a specific number (x) of IP addresses upon landing on the dashboard with "Aggregated" IP addresses, but when selecting a module-specific filter, statistics show a number plus another number (x+y) IP addresses (that is, essentially not aggregated).

Workaround:
Provision more memory to AVR.

Fix:
With this fix, aggregation does not happen in COMMON before it happens in the specific module. This is correct behavior.


651476-1 : bigd may core on non-primary bigd when FQDN in use

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using FQDN node/pool member resolution, a non-primary bigd process may core under certain circumstances. A non-primary bigd is any process instance other than zero in a multi-bigd scenario, or any bigd process on a non-primary blade in a chassis.

Conditions:
FQDN is in use.

Impact:
bigd may core and be restarted in a loop, causing some monitor instances to not be serviced. This may cause node/pool member flapping, or may cause certain nodes or pool members to be effectively not monitored.

Workaround:
Use static IPs instead of FQDN for node/pool member address assignment.

Fix:
Known causes of the bug have been fixed.


651243-1 : CVE-2017-2636: Linux kernel vulnerability

Solution Article: K18015201


651229-1 : tmm may restart when SAML SLO is initiated by SP using redirect binding

Solution Article: K14429395

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When the BIG-IP system is configured as SAML SP, there are two bindings supported for SLO profile: HTTP-Redirect and HTTP-POST (default option). If the BIG-IP system is configured to initiate SAML SP SLO profile with redirect binding - tmm may restart.

Conditions:
-- Configure the BIG-IP system as SAML SP.
-- Configure HTTP-Redirect binding for SLO profile.
-- Initiate SLO on SAML SP.

Impact:
tmm restarts. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Reconfigure the BIG-IP system to use HTTP-POST binding for SLO profile. Configuration should be changed on IDP connector objects.

Fix:
tmm no longer restarts when SAML SLO is initiated by SP using redirect binding.


651221-3 : Parsing certain URIs may cause the TMM to produce a core file.

Solution Article: K25033460


651173 : Security hardening of qkview

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
qkview may collect sensitive information from BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
Collecting qkview.

Impact:
qkview may collect sensitive information.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
qkview no longer collects sensitive information


651135-2 : LTM Policy error when rule names contain slash (/) character

Solution Article: K41685444

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Beginning with v12.0.0, there has been additional validation for LTM Policy rule names to allow only certain valid characters. Prior to v13.1.0, the slash (/) character was included in the set of valid characters.

But because the slash character is used as a delimiter in the BIG-IP virtual path hierarchy (e.g., /Common/my_policy/my_rule), extra slashes in a rule name causes validation problems because the rule appears to the system as having additional path segments.

Conditions:
LTM Policy rule contains the slash (/) character.

Impact:
Configuration will not load.
Configuration may load, but admin GUI may not show policy rule.

Workaround:
In the bigip.conf file, the LTM Policy rule names can be manually edited to either remove the illegal character or to substitute a valid character.

For example, the following policy won't load because the rule name contains a slash (/) character:
   
    ltm policy mypolicy {
    ...
       rules {
          /testperson/a {
    ...
    }

But it will load when the slash (/) characters are changed to a legal character, such as underscores (_):
    ltm policy mypolicy {
    ...
       rules {
          _testperson_a {
    ...
    }

Fix:
For upgraded configurations, the roll-forward process will automatically translate slash (/) to underscore (_) in LTM Policy rule names. When creating new rules, validation will not succeed if a rule name contains an illegal character, such as a slash, so the issue will be prevented.


651106-1 : memory leak on non-primary bigd with changing node IPs

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On BIG-IP systems with the multiple blades, or a BIG-IP system with multiple bigd processes running (bigd.1, bigd.2, etc.), if the system has FQDN nodes configured, all secondary bigd processes will consume an unusually high amount of memory, and bigd cores may exist when the FQDN node IP addresses change frequently.

Conditions:
FQDN nodes configured on a system, and the system (as a whole) has multiple bigd processes running, either across multiple blades or multiple bigd instances on a single blade. As configuration changes are made to FQDN nodes causing IP addresses to change, bigd on the non-primary places memory consumption may be unusually high.

Impact:
bigd memory leak; possible bigd crash.

Workaround:
Mitigation: use static IP nodes and pool members rather than FQDN.


651084-1 : 'tmsh show sys memory raw' command shows a slow build up of memory usage.

Solution Article: K17330535

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The usage of istats_incr and istats_set commands do not release memory used during the processing of those commands. TMM might eventually core.

Conditions:
-- Configure SSL Orchestrator.
-- Use istats_incr and istats_set commands.

Impact:
Heap memory usage goes up. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The usage of istats_incr and istats_set commands now release memory used during the processing of those commands, so TMM no longer cores.


651001-2 : massive prints in tmm log: "could not find conf for profile crc"

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Massive messages in tmm log:
"could not find conf for profile crc"

messages are shown while traffic is passing.

Conditions:
1. Have dos profile attached to vs. dos profile does not have dos application enabled.
2. Have ASM policy attached to VS with Web Scraping on/session hijacking/session awarness with DID collection/brute force with DID collection.

Impact:
Massive prints in tmm log that can cause tmm to abort. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Have DOS application enabled (even if doing nothing).

Fix:
disable prints.


650450 : After upgrade to v13.0.0, users may be met with a javascript error on the logon page or other APM pages

Solution Article: K91200585

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP APM v13.0.0 has modified javascript to better handle more flexible session timeout parameters. This necessitated a modification in the timeout code in APM.

Unfortunately, that means that after upgrade, your users may receive a script error: 'APMSessionTimeout is undefined' when using the F5 Edge Client, or when using a browser that has the old code cached.

Conditions:
Upgrade to BIG-IP APM v13.0.0 with a login page or other Policy Item that presents a GUI to end users connecting using the F5 Edge Client or a browser with the previous version's timeout javascript code cached.

Impact:
Users receive confusing script errors in Edge Client or their web browser.

Workaround:
Use one of the following workarounds. Note: If possible, use the first one. Only perform the manual workaround if the first one is not possible.

-- Check the Knowledgebase Article (https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K91200585) to determine available fix versions, and then contact F5 Networks Technical Support to obtain any available Engineering Hotfix or version Hotfix to address this issue.

-- Perform this manual workaround:

First, locate the items such as Logon Page and add a '?13' after the include for session_check.js.
For example, the following steps:
1. Logon to the GUI as Admin.
2. Click Profiles/Policies :: Customization :: Advanced.
3. Navigate to your Access Policy.
4. Navigate to Access Policy, then to the page that has the issue, such as Logon Page.
Note: The page is "logon.inc" for a logon page.
5. Locate the following line:

<script language="JavaScript" src="/public/include/js/session_check.js" ></script>.

6. Insert ?13 after session_check.js in the script language line, for example:

<script language="JavaScript" src="/public/include/js/session_check.js?13" ></script>.

7. Click Save Draft.
8. Click Save.

Note: Using the specific text "13" in "?13" isn't critical; it just must be some text.

Fix:
End users with Edge Client or other browser no longer receive javascript errors.


650292-1 : DNS transparent cache can return non-recursive results for recursive queries

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a non recursive query is cached by the DNS transparent cache, subsequent recursive queries provide the non-recursive answer.

Conditions:
DNS transparent cache that receives a non-recursive query whose result is stored in the cache.

Impact:
Non recursive responses for recursive requests.

Workaround:
An iRule can be attached to the listener to disable the cache if the "rd bit" is not set in the DNS request.

Fix:
The RD bit is now handled as expected. If a recursive request is received, a non-recursive cached entry is ignored, and replaced, when the recursive request is answered.


650059-3 : TMM may crash when processing VPN traffic

Solution Article: K20087443


649933-2 : Fragmented RADIUS messages may be dropped

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Large RADIUS messages may be dropped when processed by iRules.

Conditions:
This occurs when a RADIUS message that exceeds 2048 bytes is processed by an iRule containing the RADIUS::avp command.

Impact:
The RADIUS message will be dropped, and an error will be logged that resembles:

Illegal argument (line 1) (line 1) invoked from within "RADIUS::avp 61 "integer""

Workaround:
Remove RADIUS::avp commands from iRules processing large messages, or ensure that no RADIUS client or server will send large messages.


649929-2 : saml_sp_connector not properly deleted in a transaction that removes the saml resource and servers referring to it

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Cannot delete saml_sp_connector from a transaction even when all related objects are specified.

Conditions:
When deleting saml_sp_connector from a transaction along their associated objects.

Impact:
Cannot delete saml_sp_connector and associated objects.

Workaround:
Delete objects in the following order:
SSOResource
SSOSAMLConfig
SPConnector

Fix:
The apm sso saml_sp_connector object can now be deleted from a transaction involving all the related objects regardless of the order in which the objects are specified.


649907-1 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3137

Solution Article: K30164784


649904-1 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3136

Solution Article: K23598445


649617-1 : qkview improvement for OVSDB management

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The user can configure ovsdb-server in the BIG-IP system to communicate with an OVSDB-capable controller.

If the user wants the BIG-IP system to connect to an OVSDB-capable controller via a SSL connection, the user needs to configure a certificate and a certificate key in the TMSH command "sys management-ovsdb". Later on, if the user invokes qkview to collect system information, the configured certificate key can be collected in qkview.

Conditions:
The following conditions need to be met:

- BIG-IP has the SDN services license.

- The TMSH command "sys management-ovsdb" is set to "enabled". Note that this is set to "disabled" by default.

- The TMSH command "sys management-ovsdb cert-key-file" is set to a certificate key. Note that this is set to "none" by default.

Impact:
If the user invokes qkview to collect system information, the certificate key configured in the command "sys management-ovsdb cert-key-file" will be collected in qkview.

Workaround:
If OVSDB management is currently set to "enabled" in the BIG-IP system, then the user can reset "sys management-ovsdb cert-file" and "sys management-ovsdb cert-key-file" to "none" before calling qkview to collect system information.

In general, if OVSDB management has ever been set to "enabled", the user with the bash shell access can check if the file /var/run/openvswitch/BIG-IP_ovs_cert_key exists and delete it before calling qkview to collect system information.

Fix:
The certificate key configured in the "sys management-ovsdb" will not be collected when invoking qkview.


649571-2 : Limits set in Server SSL Profile are not enforced if the server ignores BIG-IP's renegotiation ClientHello

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system does not act on the absence of renegotiation.

Conditions:
A BIG-IP system acts as TLS client, a TLS server ignores renegotiation request. Finite TLS session data or time limits are configured in Server SSL Profile on the BIG-IP system.

An example of such a TLS server is Apache/2.4.10 on Fedora Linux.

Impact:
Limits, such as data limits ("Renegotiate Size" in Server SSL) or time limits ("Renegotiate Period" in Server SSL) are not enforced with finite "Handshake Timeout".

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
BIG-IP system acting as TLS client (Server SSL Profile) now shuts down the connection if a TLS server did not continue with TLS renegotiation within "Handshake Timeout" seconds after the ClientHello, corresponding to the renegotiation initiation, was sent by the BIG-IP system.


649369-1 : DES, 3DES and HIGH cipher string includes/excludes wrong ciphers

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When cipher string contains "DES", 3DES ciphers are also included. The keyword "3DES" does not impact the included/excluded ciphers. HIGH no longer includes 3DES ciphers.

Conditions:
Cipher string contains DES, 3DES and/or HIGH.

Impact:
Additional ciphers being offered to the client or ciphers not being omitted.

Behavior Change:
3DES ciphers moved from "high" to "medium".


649234-1 : TMM crash from a possible memory corruption.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When APM resumes an iRule event from an asynchronous session data lookup, the resumption fails due to a bad memory access resulting in a crash.

Conditions:
The following must be true for this to happen:
- APM provisioned and licensed.
- Use of APM iRule events.
- Session data lookup from iRule events.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Access to an invalid or stale Access session result from custom iRules no longer causes TMM crash.


649048 : SSLI statistic and Traffic classification statistic lost after upgrade

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
If you upgrade from 13.0 to 13.1 (or above), SSLI and traffic classification statistis will be lost.

Conditions:
This occurs when upgrading SSLI from version 13.0.0

Impact:
SSLI and traffic classification statistic will be lost.

Fix:
Fixed an issue with statistics being lost during upgrade.


648990-1 : Serverside SSL renegotiation does not occur after block cipher data limit is exceeded

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If you have a virtual server with a serverssl profile configured that serves large (>2GB) files, you may see these errors in /var/log/ltm:

info tmm[17859]: 01260034:6: Block cipher data limit exceeded.

Conditions:
This occurs when a serverssl profile is in use, and the server-side traffic exceeds 2GB.

Impact:
Serverssl renegotiation does not occur, log message is displayed.


648954-1 : Configuration validation (e.g., ConfigSync) may fail after an iRule is deleted, if the iRule made procedure calls

Solution Article: K01102467

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Configuration validation fails spuriously, including potentially as a result of a ConfigSync or modifying an iRule, with an error similar to the following:

    01020036:3: The requested rule (/Common/rule_uses_procs) was not found.

Referencing an iRule that previously existed, but has been deleted (or is being deleted as a result of a ConfigSync).

Conditions:
-- iRule using procedures in a different iRule.
-- iRule attached to virtual server.

Impact:
iRule procs are still referenced after deletion. Configuration validation fails spuriously.

Workaround:
Force reloading of the MCP binary database.

For specific steps, see K13030: Forcing the mcpd process to reload the BIG-IP configuration (https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13030).


648867-1 : Kernel vulnerability: CVE-2017-6074

Solution Article: K82508682


648786-1 : TMM crashes when categorizing long URLs

Solution Article: K31404801


648715-3 : BIG-IP i2x00 and ix4x00 platforms send LLDP, STP, and LACP PDUs with a VLAN tag of 0

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
LACP, STP, and LLDP PDUs sent from either of the i2x00 or i4x00 platforms have a VLAN tag added to the PDU when they shouldn't.

Conditions:
Provision any of the three protocols: LLDP, STP, or LACP and the PDU sent by the BIG-IP will incorrectly have a VLAN tag with a tag-id of 0 added to the PDU.

Impact:
Some 3rd party devices may reject the packet. This will adversely affect operation of the affected protocol.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release ensures that the VLAN tag is stripped before the PDU is sent onto the wire.


648639-2 : TS cookie name contains NULL or other raw byte

Solution Article: K92201230

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The TS cookie name may intermittently contain NULL.

Conditions:
This can occur intermittently when ASM is provisioned and has a unique combination of security policy name and the server's cookie attributes (path and domain).

Impact:
False positives triggered on modified domain cookies.

Workaround:
To resolve this, change the policy security name.

Fix:
Fixed an issue with the TS cookie name length.


648320-2 : Downloading via APM tunnels could experience performance downgrade.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Multiple DTLS records can be packed into one UDP packet. When packet size is too large, packet fragmentation is possible at IP layer. This causes high number of packet drops and therefore performance downgrade.

Conditions:
When downloading using APM tunnels.

Impact:
High number of packet drops and inferior performance.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
One DTLS record is now contained in each UDP packet to avoid packet fragmentation.


648317-1 : Upgrade to 13.0.0 on B2100/B2150 with IOMMU enabled prevents vCMP guests from starting

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
vCMP guests will fail to start on B2100 and B2150 when the user had enabled the input/ output memory management unit (IOMMU) before upgrading.

Conditions:
* Run a pre-13.0.0 version of the software.
* Run on a VIPRION B2100/B2150 blade.
* Enable IOMMU before upgrading, using the following command: sys db kernel.iommu.
* Upgrade to 13.0.0.
* vCMP is provisioned.

Impact:
Cannot deploy vCMP guests.

Workaround:
Use the grub_open and grub_close commands to manually add "intel_iommu=on" to their kernel command line, as follows:

~$ grub_open
/var/run/grub.conf.mdfy.24145
~$ <edit the file above>
~$ grub_close

Fix:
Upgrade on VIPRION B2100/B2150 blades with IOMMU enabled no longer prevents vCMP guests from starting.


648056-3 : bcm56xxd core when configuring QinQ VLAN with vCMP provisioned.

Solution Article: K16503454

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
bcm56xxd constantly crashes, device goes off-line.

Conditions:
Reboot the system with QinQ VLANs configured and vCMP provisioned.

Impact:
Device goes off-line.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
bcm56xxd no longer crashes when QinQ VLANs are configured and vCMP provisioned.


647988-2 : HSL Balanced distribution to Two-member pool may not be balanced correctly.

Solution Article: K15331432

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When configuring a two-member pool as HSL destination and using "balanced" distribution, logs from iRule HSL::send may end up balanced to a single pool member.

Conditions:
- Two-member pool configured as remote-high-speed-log destination.
- The remote-high-speed-log distribution is set to "balanced"
- Data-Plane logging using for example but not limited to: iRule HSL::send.

Impact:
Log message may not be distributed correctly resulting in more load on a single pool member.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Logs are distributed more equally on pool members in "balanced" distribution HSL.


647962-1 : B2250: Interface is dropping traffic in passive mode

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Passive mode is a new mode of operation introduced in BIG-IP version 13.0.0. In this mode of operation, the BIG-IP system processes data offline to detect DoS attacks and/or to collect HTTP analytics data, etc.

The results are reported by the BIG-IP system might not be accurate.

Conditions:
-- Device is operating on passive mode data.
-- VIPRION 2250 blade.

Impact:
This will impact BIG-IP system's ability to operate in passive mode.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Passive mode is now fully supported on the B2250.


647726-1 : ASM REST: POST disallowed to /mgmt/tm/asm/policies/<ID>/server-technologies endpoint

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
POST was disallowed against the collection, but BIG-IQ needs this functionality to add the server technology with no side-effects.

Conditions:
BIG-IQ is used to manage a device, and a server technology is added to an ASM policy.

Impact:
BIG-IQ deployments that add a new server technologies on a policy will fail.

Workaround:
Non-BIG-IQ usage can and should be using mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/apply-server-technologies to add server technologies.

For BIG-IQ there is no workaround.

Fix:
Simple POST to /mgmt/tm/asm/policies/<ID>/server-technologies is now allowed.


647706-1 : iOS RDP client fails to connect to RD Connection Broker via APM's Native RDP resource

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
iOS RDP client fails to connect to Windows Server 2012/2016 with RD Connection Broker role installed via APM's Native RDP resource.
When user launches Native RDP resource from APM Webtop, RDP client shows following error messages:
-- Can't connect to the Remote Desktop Gateway. Contact your network administrator for assistance. (Error code: 0x03000008).
-- Disconnected from server vpn.example.com with error code 0x00000003.

Conditions:
Using iOS client to connect to Windows Server 2012/2016 with RD Connection Broker role installed via APM's Native RDP resource.

Impact:
Connection from RD client to Terminal Server via BIG-IP APM fails.

Workaround:
iOS does not work in this case, but you can connect using a client device besides iOS such as Android.

Fix:
iOS RDP client now can connect to Windows Server 2012/2016 with RD Connection Broker role installed via APM's Native RDP resource.


647108-2 : Deletion of saml-idp-connector may fail depending on the order in which related objects are deleted within a transaction

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The system posts messages similar to the following even when the server associated to the connector is also being deleted in the same transaction:
01070734:3: Configuration error: apm aaa saml-idp-connector: Cannot delete saml-idp-connector /Common/saml_connector because it is being used by aaa-saml-server (/Common/saml_server_test1

Conditions:
When deleting saml-idp-connector first then the associated saml server.

Impact:
Cannot delete saml-idp-connector and associated server in that specific order.

Workaround:
Delete saml server first and then delete the saml connector.

Fix:
Now saml-idp-connector can be deleted with associated objects in any order from a transaction.


646604-1 : Client connection may hang when NTLM and OneConnect profiles used together

Solution Article: K21005334

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In deployments where a NT LanManager (NTLM) authentication profile and a OneConnect profile are used together in a LTM virtual server to label an authenticated connection to a Domain Controller (DC); if the persisted connection to the DC is re-used, the connection may hang. A connection in this state may not be cleaned up by the sweeper, resulting in a memory leak.

Conditions:
The NTLM and OneConnect profiles are associated with a LTM virtual server.

Impact:
A client connection won't be serviced and TMM memory will leak. Over a long time period, this may result in more widespread service disruptions.

Workaround:
Avoid the use of OneConnect profiles on virtual servers that use NTLM profiles. The connections to the Domain Controller won't be pooled, but all other features will be retained.

Fix:
Fixed a problem that prevented NTLM and OneConnect profiles from working properly on the same LTM virtual server.


646511-2 : BD crashes repeatedly after interrupted roll-forward upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After roll-forward upgrade of version 12.1.x with ASM traffic data is interrupted, BD crashes repeatedly.

Conditions:
Roll-forward upgrade with ASM traffic data from version 12.1.x (with or without hotfixes) to any 12.1.x or later is interrupted by restart/reboot.

Impact:
BD crashes repeatedly on subsequent attempts to start ASM.

Workaround:
Disable roll-forward upgrade of ASM traffic data before upgrade:

tmsh modify sys db ucs.asm.traffic_data.save value disable

Fix:
ASM completes roll-forward upgrade with traffic data correctly, even after upgrade process is interrupted.


646443-2 : Ephemeral Node may be errantly created in bigd, causing crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When FQDN Ephemeral Nodes are being used at the same time as static Node objects, and there is change in those objects, either via DNS resolver changes or manual changes to static nodes, there exists a chance where one may be misidentified as the other during an update, causing a crash in bigd.

Conditions:
FQDN Nodes and Static Nodes being used. Change in node settings or creation/deletion of nodes.

Impact:
Bigd crashes, causing interruption in monitoring.

Workaround:
Avoid use of FQDN Nodes and Pool Members; use only static-IP Nodes/Members instead.

Fix:
Fixed case where misidentification may occur, resulting in bigd running without crashing.


645805-2 : LACP PDUs generated by lacpd on i4x00/i2x00 platforms contain bad ethernet src mac address

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
LACP PDUs generated by the 'lacpd' on the i4x00 & i2x00 platforms contain the wrong Ethernet source MAC address.

Conditions:
LACP configured on an trunk interface on i4x00 or i2x00 platforms.

Impact:
Some Cisco and Juniper switches discard these PDUs. They send PDUs as if the BIG-IP is not transmitting with a all-zeros 'Partner' section System ID. This renders LACP inoperable, and simply does nothing if the far end is configured for 'Passive'.

Fix:
Insure correct Source MAC address is inserted into the PDU.


645684-3 : Flash application components are loaded into wrong ApplicationDomain after Portal Access rewriting.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Flash ActionScript3 application components are loaded into incorrect ApplicationDomain and in some rare cases this may cause errors in application.

Conditions:
This can occur when viewing Flash video while connected to APM.

Impact:
Flash applications might fail to render through Portal Access.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Flash files accessed through Portal Access are now loading components into correct Application Domain. This improves compatibility with Flash apps.


645480-2 : Unexpected APM response

Solution Article: K45432295


645339-1 : TMM may crash when processing APM data

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions TMM may crash while processing APM data

Conditions:
APM enabled

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event

Fix:
TMM processes APM data as expected


645219 : Switching to native virtio driver

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
UNIC is the default driver for virtio devices.

Conditions:
BIG-IP system with a virtio device.

Impact:
Native virtio driver won't be used by default. Therefore, the benefits of using native virtio driver, such as lower CPU utilization, higher throughput won't be available.

Workaround:
Native virtio can be used as follows:
1. Create /config/tmm_init.tcl if the file does not exist.
2. Append the following line in the file:
device driver vendor_dev 1af4:1000 virtio
3. bigstart restart tmm
4. Check if the driver in use is "virtio" after running the following command:
tmctl -dblade -i tmm/device_probed

Fix:
A DB variable has been provided with this fix to conveniently switch to native virtio driver.

To switch to native virtio driver, run the following commands:
1. tmsh modify sys db tmm.drivers.net.virtio value native
2. bigstart restart tmm

Use of virtio is recommended for data plane interface when there is a separate management interface.

Note: Do not switch to native virtio driver when single nic configuration is provisioned (management is also used as dataplane).


645203-1 : Configuration load fails after upgrade when a SAML SSO config object is put in a sync-only device group

Solution Article: K72361514

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Configuration load fails after upgrading BIG-IP from a previous version. The system posts an error similar to the following:

01070734:3: Configuration error: Invalid Devicegroup Reference. The sso_config_saml (/Common/Auth/<object>) requires apm_log_config (/Common/sso-log-setting-Notice) to be syncd to the same devices
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
When a SAML SSO config object or a Form-Based SSO config object is configured in a folder and that folder is in a Sync-Only device group. When upgrading with the existing configuration, the configuration load will fail.

Impact:
The configuration does not load.

Workaround:
1. Disassociate the folder from Sync-Only device group using the following commands:
 
tmsh modify sys folder <folder name> device-group none
tmsh save sys config.
 
2. Upgrade and verify config loads.
 
3. Create log-setting in each folder.
 
root@(temp12)(cfg-sync In Sync (Sync Only))(/S1-green-P:Active)(/Common)(tmos)# cd <folder name>/
root@(temp12)(cfg-sync In Sync (Sync Only))(/S1-green-P:Active)(/Common/<folder name>)(tmos)# create apm log-setting sso-log-setting-Notice { access add { general-log { log-level { access-control notice } publisher sys-sso-access-publisher } } }

Repeat this step for each log level: Alert, Critical, Debug, Emergency, Error, Informational, Notice, Warning, and use the appropriate log level accordingly.

4. Modify SSO log-settings to use log-setting created under the folder (<folder name>), according to their previous log level before upgrading. For example,
 
root@(temp12)(cfg-sync In Sync (Sync Only))(/S1-green-P:Active)(/Common)(tmos)# modify apm sso saml <folder name>/<sso object name> apm-log-config <folder name>/sso-log-setting-Notice
 
5. Associate Sync-Only device group SO1 to folder, as shown in the following example:
 
root@(temp12)(cfg-sync In Sync (Sync Only))(/S1-green-P:Active)(/Common)(tmos)# modify sys folder <folder name>/ device-group <DG name>
 
6. Verify config load.

Fix:
Configuration load now completes successfully after upgrade when a SAML SSO config object is put in a sync-only device group.


645179-1 : Traffic group becomes active on more than one BIG-IP after a long uptime

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Traffic-groups become active/active for 30 seconds after a long uptime interval.

Note: Uptime required to encounter this issue is dependent on the number of traffic groups: the more traffic groups, the shorter the uptime.

For example:

-- For 7 traffic groups, the interval is ~710 days.
-- For 15 traffic groups, the interval is ~331 days.

Conditions:
-- Two or more BIG-IP systems defined in a device group for sync/failover.
-- There is one or more traffic groups configured.
-- The BIG-IP systems have a long uptime.

Impact:
Outage due to traffic-group members being active on both systems at the same time.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

The only option is to reboot all the BIG-IP units in the device group on a regular interval. The interval is directly dependent on the number of traffic groups.

Fix:
Traffic groups no longer becomes active on more than one BIG-IP system in a device group after a long uptime interval.


645101-1 : OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2017-3732

Solution Article: K44512851


644975-2 : /var/log/maillog contains errors when ssmtp is not configured to use a valid mailhost

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Entries in /var/log/maillog similar to the following:
err sSMTP[25793]: Unable to connect to "localhost" port 25.

Conditions:
This happens when certain crontab configuration files do not specify MAILTO="" at the top, and some of the scripts appearing in those files output something to STDOUT or STDERR. This causes the system to try to send an email with that output, which will fail when ssmtp is not configured to use a valid mailhost.

Impact:
Error messages logged to /var/log/maillog. Note that the maillog file is rotated so it doesn't fill up the /var/log volume.

Workaround:
1) Run the "crontab -e -u root" command; this will open the root user's crontab configuration in your default text editor.

2) Move the MAILTO="" line to the top of the file, right under the "# cron tab for root" banner.

3) Save the file and exit the text editor to install the root user's new crontab configuration.

4) Using a text editor of your choice, replace MAILTO=root with MAILTO="" in the /etc/crontab file.

5) Using a text editor of your choice, replace MAILTO=root with MAILTO="" in the /etc/cron.d/0hourly file.

6) To verify that MAILTO=root does not appear anywhere else, run the following command: grep -i -r mailto /etc/cron*.

7) If the previous command shows MAILTO=root still appears in some files, also modify those file so that MAILTO=root becomes MAILTO="".

Fix:
The crontab configuration files now specify MAILTO="" at the top, so the /var/log/maillog errors no longer occur.


644904-6 : tcpdump 4.9

Solution Article: K55129614


644870 : Improvements of protocol for sending data to AppIQ offbox via TCP

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
BIG-IP fails to handle these cases:
1. One AppIQ node is down, and so TCP connection need to be established to another node in AppIQ.
2. All nodes are down, no TCP connection can be established. The number of retries in this case need to be limited per snapshot, so resources are not consumed on the BIG-IP side if AppIQ system is down (current logic is a retry to open connection for every message, need to have few retries per snapshot).

Conditions:
BIG-IP is configured to send statistics to offbox via TCP protocol.

Impact:
1. Data are not sent when they can be sent (to another AppIQ node)
2. BIG-IP resources are consumed by multiple number of reties.
3. When TCP connections can't be established the systen doesn't free connection file descriptors, so at some point the avrd process goes out of file descriptors.

Fix:
1. Added an ability to configure multiple AppIQ IP addresses in external text file /etc/avr/ecm_ip_list.cfg
2. For every type of messages (tmstat, stst snapshots, etc.) BIG-IP makes only 2 attempts to reconnect to every IP provided. If it can't establish connection it doesn't try to send the messages of this type.
3. File descriptors are freed after every not successful connection attempt.
4. An upgrade mechanism for /etc/avr/ecm_ip_list.cfg is implemented.

Behavior Change:
1. Added an ability to configure multiple AppIQ IP addresses in external text file /etc/avr/ecm_ip_list.cfg
2. For every type of messages (tmstat, stst snapshots, etc.) BIG-IP makes only 2 attempts to reconnect to every IP provided. If it can't establish connection it doesn't try to send the messages of this type.
3. File descriptors are freed after every not successful connection attempt.
4. An upgrade mechanism for /etc/avr/ecm_ip_list.cfg is implemented.


644855-1 : irules with commands which may suspend processing cannot be used with proactive bot defense

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
A request is dropped.

Conditions:
1. The proactive bot defense is assigned to the virtual.
2. An iRule which suspends processing is assigned to the virtual. (includes a command like the "after" commands")

For more information on which TCL commands park, see K12962: Some iRule commands temporarily suspend iRule processing, available at https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K12962

Impact:
All requests which issue the proactive bot defense and the iRule will get dropped.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
irules which suspends the execution won't cause a request drop when the proactive bot defense is assigned.


644817-1 : Unexpected behaviour during a DNS(GTM) server creation with wrong option in product field: nullGeneral database error.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
On a GSLB Server create page, in the Product dropdown, you are able to select a separator option which causes an error when pressing the Finished button.

Conditions:
This occurs when you pick the separator option "-----------" in the product dropdown.

Impact:
Null General Database error is thrown.

Workaround:
Avoid picking the separator option as GSLB Server product type.

Fix:
The separator option is now non-selectable.


644805 : Kernel.el7.2: BIG-IP VIPRION B4450 - ACPI complaints about unpopulated cpu cores

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Due to the way modern Intel Haswell CPU BIOSes are typically configured, the BIOS presents an ACPI table, which includes details for unpopulated CPU sockets and on each socket unpopulated CPU cores.

Note: This is not F5-platform-specific, as the same can be seen on many high-end servers.

For physical cpu socket#0 and socket#1, the actual number of CPUs is 24 per socket. The possible number of CPUs is 36 per socket. For unpopulated socket#2 and socket#3, the actual number of CPUs is 0. The symptom is dmesg output similar to the following:


[ 3.198255] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP18: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198266] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP19: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198276] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP1A: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198286] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP1B: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198296] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP1C: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198306] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP1D: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198316] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP1E: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198326] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP1F: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198336] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP20: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198346] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP21: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198356] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP22: failed to get CPU physical ID.
[ 3.198366] ACPI: \_SB_.SCK0.CP23: failed to get CPU physical ID.

...

The normal at-boot dmesg output should show 96 lines of output since the maximum populated would be 4 * 36 which is 144, but there are only 48 CPUs present.

Conditions:
Booting of BIG-IP 7.2 kernels on VIPRION B4450 blades will show this routinely at each boot.

Impact:
None. This is purely cosmetic output due to to how the BIOS is configured.

There is nothing functionally wrong; the messages are simply diagnostic output that appears in dmesg output. The messages can be safely ignored.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now silences the cosmetic 'failed to get CPU physical ID' messages for the Intel Haswell BIOS.


644799-2 : TMM may crash when the BIG-IP system processes CGNAT traffic.

Solution Article: K42882011

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM may crash when the BIG-IP system processes CGNAT traffic.

Conditions:
A TMM connflow related to CGNAT traffic is expired.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when the BIG-IP system processes CGNAT traffic.


644693-1 : Fix for multiple CVE for openjdk-1.7.0

Solution Article: K15518610


644490-2 : Finisar 100G LR4 values need to be revised in f5optics

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The original tuning values for the Finisar 100G LR4 optics don't support module tuning. You might see FCS errors.

Conditions:
FCS errors can be observed with the shipping Finisar 100G LR4 tuning values.

Impact:
Occasional packet loss at the 100G physical layer.

Workaround:
Use 100G SR4 optics modules on the link if possible.

Fix:
FCS errors no longer occur using the latest Finisar 100G LR4 tuning values.

For information on installing and using the latest f5optics package (build 48.0 or later) that contains these tuning values, see F5 Platforms: Accessories (https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/products/big-ip_ltm/manuals/product/f5-plat-accessories.html).


644418-1 : Do not consider self-signed certificate in hash algorithm selection when Forward Proxy forges a certificate

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL Forward Proxy signs a forged certificate with a hash algorithm. This selected hash algorithm is the weakest algorithm from the certificates in the server certificate chain including the self-signed certificate.
Many of the self-signed certificates use the SHA1 hash algorithm, which is not acceptable to many sites. The SSL handshake may be rejected.

Conditions:
This may occur when SSL Forward Proxy is in use.

Impact:
Forged certificate with SHA1 hash algorithm may be rejected during SSL handshake and the SSL handshake will then fail.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
In this release, the system excludes self-signed certificates in hash algorithm selection (which is correct behavior). This may prevent forged certificate from using SHA1 hash algorithm


644112 : Permanent connections may be expired when endpoint becomes unreachable

Solution Article: K56150996

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Permanent connections, such as those used between tunnel endpoints, can be deleted when the route to the remote endpoint is removed.

Conditions:
-- Permanent connection, such as a tunnel.
-- Routing updates, either from explicit static or dynamic routes, or modifying self IP addresses.

Impact:
Tunnel, or other affected connection, will not pass traffic.

Workaround:
Remove and re-add the affected connection: e.g., delete and re-configure tunnel.

Fix:
Routing updates can no longer lead to expired permanent connections.


644041 : HTTP response-headers-permitted profile option removes listed headers

Solution Article: K51884304

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The HTTP response-headers-permitted option should remove headers, but not the ones listed. However, it currently will also remove the listed headers by mistake. This makes this profile option remove all HTTP headers, except for a hard-coded whitelist of headers.

Conditions:
The HTTP response-headers-permitted profile option is used.

Impact:
Extra headers will be removed from HTTP responses.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The HTTP response-headers-permitted profile option now works as designed again.


643889-1 : blacklist and whitelist words backwards compatibility is broken

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Blacklist-words is deprecated since 13.0 and detected-malware should be used instead. However, the deprecated method below won't work:

tmsh modify security anti-fraud profile fps_profile malware { blacklist-words add { bword }}
tmsh modify security anti-fraud profile fps_profile add { /url { malware { whitelist-words add { bword }}}}

010719b7:3: URL whitelist words can only be selected from malware blacklist words in the Anti-Fraud profile '/Common/fps_profile'.

Conditions:
This will happen when using the deprecated method to configure blacklist-words list. It impacts also whitelist-words, since adding a word to the whitelist is possible only for words that exist in a blacklist.

Impact:
Config transaction will fail.

Workaround:
Use the new object for blacklist-words:

tmsh modify security anti-fraud profile fps_profile malware { detected-malware add { mal { blacklist-words add { bword } } } }

modify security anti-fraud profile fps_profile urls modify { /url { malware { whitelist-words add { bword } } } }

Fix:
FPS now supports the deprecated method for configuring blacklist-words.


643813-1 : ZoneRunner does not properly process $ORIGIN directives

Solution Article: K32906881

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
During an import zone operation, ZoneRunner incorrectly associates the "@" directive with the zone name and not $ORIGIN specified.

Conditions:
If the zone file to be imported contains the $ORIGIN directive, the following "@" directives will reference the zone name, which is incorrect.

Impact:
Zones will not be imported correctly.

Workaround:
Use the named-compilezone tool to "normalize" the zone file before importing into ZoneRunner.

The syntax for this command is similar to the following:
named-compilezone -s full -o outputfilename zone_name input.file
(For information about the other available options, see the named-compilezone tool's man page.)

For example, given a zone file named example.com.file that contains the following information:

"example.com"
$TTL 3600
example.com. 86400 IN SOA ns1.example.com. hostmaster.ns1.example.com. 2017020201 10800 3600 604800 86400
@ IN NS ns1.example.com.
ns1.example.com. IN A 1.1.1.1
$ORIGIN alpha.example.com.
@ IN A 2.2.2.2
$ORIGIN bravo.example.com.
@ IN A 3.3.3.3

The command is as follows:

named-compilezone -s full -o example.com.file.full example.com example.com.file

The contents of the new file are:
example.com. 86400 IN SOA ns1.example.com. hostmaster.ns1.example.com. 2017020201 10800 3600 604800 86400
example.com. 3600 IN NS ns1.example.com.
alpha.example.com. 3600 IN A 2.2.2.2
bravo.example.com. 3600 IN A 3.3.3.3
ns1.example.com. 3600 IN A 1.1.1.1

Which is correct. This file can then be used to import into ZoneRunner.


643777-1 : LTM policies with more than one IP address in TCP address match may fail

Solution Article: K27629542

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
An LTM policy using a rule that attempts to match based on a list of IP addresses may fail if more than one IP address is used.

Conditions:
LTM policy rule with a 'tcp match address' statement that attempts to match against more than one IP address.

Impact:
The action configured with the match may not be taken.

Workaround:
Use one of the following workarounds:
- Use a subnet instead of single IP addresses.
- Use a datagroup with the list of IP addresses to match.
* Datagroup option available beginning in v13.0.0.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system now correctly matches several IP addresses in LTM policies.


643752-1 : Specific configuration change sequence crashes TMM

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes while making a configuration change.

Conditions:
1. insert ip "::" and "::/128" to ip list in dos profile.
2. remove it
3. insert it again.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Fixed a configuration crash sequence scenario


643602-1 : 'Select All' checkbox selects items on hidden pages

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
In FPS GUI, clicking 'Select All' when the list contains more than 10 items, selects all items and not just the items on the current page, as expected.

Conditions:
-- FPS provisioned and licensed.
-- Check 'Select All' and click Delete on a list page containing enough items to span more than one page, for example:

On the Security :: Fraud Protection Service :: Anti-Fraud Profile :: Mobile Security :: Man in the Middle Detection page, add 20 domains. This creates two pages of domains on the list page. When you then check 'Select all' and click Delete, all 20 domains are deleted instead of the expected 10 visible on the page.

Impact:
Unexpected behavior: items are deleted from pages that are not visible.

Workaround:
Check one or more items individually for deletion.

Fix:
Clicking the 'Select All' checkbox now selects all items on the currently visible page.


643554-2 : OpenSSL vulnerabilities - OpenSSL 1.0.2k library update

Solution Article: K37526132 K44512851 K43570545


643547-2 : APMD initialization may fail when large number of access policy agents are configured in access policies installed on BIG-IP

Solution Article: K43036745

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Requests to /my.policy are not getting HTTP responses.

Log file '/var/log/apm' contains large number of error messages about failed XML data creation:

err apmd[5076]: 01490207:3: SAML Agent XML thread specific data creation error: ERR_FAIL.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

-- Your BIG-IP APM system is configured with a large number of access policy agents.
-- You are performing an operation that requires the apmd process to start.
-- For example, your BIG-IP APM system is reloaded, you install a new image, or you manually restart the apmd process.

Impact:
APMD will not able to process any requests.

Workaround:
For some configurations and platforms, you can use the following steps to recover:

- Remove all unused access policies (if applicable).
- Restart apmd.

Fix:
Now APMD initialization will no longer fail at XML initialization when a large number of access policies/agents are present in the configuration.


643411-1 : High memory usage for avrd statistics

Solution Article: K59119323

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
On B4450 blade, the avrd log receives constant error messages similar to the following in ltm.log/avrd.log:


 err merged[40445]: 011b0900:3: TMSTAT error tmstat_create_scripts: Resource temporarily unavailable.

 User timeout 5 is reached
 failed subscribe to avr_blade:

Conditions:
Configuration includes:
1. DoS profile enabled for L7 and L3-4.
2. ASM policy is attached.
3. AVR profile with traffic capture is enabled, with remote logger profile.
4. Off-system processing is enabled.

Impact:
This causes an increase in tmstat memory usage.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Source of error message is fixed, avrd log no longer receives constant error messages.


643404-1 : 'tmsh system software status' does not display properly in a specific cc-mode situation

Solution Article: K30014507

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If software image verification is enabled, the system must first verify a software archive with a cryptographic signature file before using it. If that file is not available, the software change will (intentionally) not proceed. It is also intended that 'tmsh system software status' will explain the condition. But instead, it shows 'failed (reason unknown)'.

Conditions:
Trying to initiate a software change, but there is no signature file available that corresponds to the selected software archive if any of the following is also true:
-- The system is in Common Criteria mode (db var Security.CommonCriteria).
-- The system is in FIPS compliance mode (db var security.fips140.compliance).
-- Signature checking is manually enabled (db var LiveInstall.CheckSig).

Impact:
It is difficult to ascertain why the software change cannot be made.

Workaround:
The installation logs a more detailed explanation for the failure. In the case of Common Criteria mode, it is essential to have the signature file in the same images directory as the .iso image you intend to install.

To do so, copy the .sig file from the F5 Downloads site to the image location, and try the installation again.

Fix:
The 'tmsh show system software status' now displays the relevant issue, for example:
failed (No signature verification possible for image /shared/images/BIG-IP-12.1.2.0.0.249.iso).

Although you must still download the .sig file from F5 Downloads, it's clear what the failure is and what to do next.


643396-1 : Using FLOW_INIT iRule may lead to TMM memory leak or crash

Solution Article: K34553627

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Memory leak in TMM or even crash may be observed if using FLOW_INIT event in iRules.

Conditions:
iRule triggered by FLOW_INIT event is in use. Note: The leak is difficult to observe, and the crash requires specific steps, so encountering this issue is relatively uncommon.

Impact:
TMM memory leak or crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed a memory leak in the FLOW_INIT iRule event.


643332 : DoS Health and Severity analysis charts

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Severity of attacks and virtual server health over time is not available.

Conditions:
This occurs while looking at the DoS Analysis page.

Impact:
Unable to see certain key statistics.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Both charts are now available on the DoS Analysis page.


643330 : DoS Virtual Servers table has no health column and shows health/severity as numeric value

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Virtual servers table doesn't have a column for virtual server health.
In addition, the attacks table displays severity as a numeric value.

Conditions:
This can be seen when looking at the DoS Visibility page.

Impact:
Cannot determine virtual server health from the numerical values.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Health is now displayed for virtual servers as a textual representation of the condition, and attacks' severity follows the same pattern.


643328 : Activity Type filter is applied even when ASM is not used

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When opening DoS Dashboard pages, Activity Type is automatically being applied to hide internal BIG-IP traffic. However, this classification exists only for Application Security, but not AFM.

Conditions:
ASM is not provisioned.

Impact:
Meaningless filtering is being done.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.

Fix:
When ASM is not provisioned, the irrelevant Activity Type filter is not applied.


643327 : DoS Visibility Attacks Graph tooltip does not provide sufficient information

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Attacks Graph tooltip lacks relevant information.

Conditions:
This can be seen when looking at the Attacks Graph tooltip.

Impact:
Cannot determine the function of the DoS Visibility Attacks Graph.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
A detailed tooltip was added with details about the pointed attack.


643326 : Max Concurrent Server Connections will be hidden by default

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
All metrics are visible in the DoS Dashboard Virtual Servers table although they may take space and not all have the same importance.

Conditions:
This can be seen while looking at the DoS Dashboard page.

Impact:
Cannot specify which data-table columns are visible by default and which are hidden.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Table columns are now selectable. Max Concurrent Server Connections will be hidden by default.


643325 : Tooltips and help hints are inconsistent across the page

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Help tooltips on the (i) icon are not consistent.

Conditions:
This can be seen when looking at the Dos Visibility page.

Impact:
Some widgets have the tooltip, others don't.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
More tooltips were added and text was revised.


643187-1 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3135

Solution Article: K80533167


643041-1 : Less than optimal interaction between OneConnect and proxy MSS

Solution Article: K64451315

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a client with low MSS is the first to establish a OneConnect flow pair and proxy MSS is enabled, the serverside will share the same low MSS. Successive connections from full-MSS clients may utilize this server-side flow, resulting in suboptimal throughput.

Conditions:
Configure a virtual server with both OneConnect and proxy MSS. Note: Proxy MSS is enabled by default beginning with v12.1.0.

Impact:
Decreased throughput, possible congestion due to small segments.

Workaround:
In some instances, it may be sufficient to disable proxy MSS. This too has the potential to increase segment count and decrease throughput.

Fix:
This release provides improved interaction between OneConnect and proxy MSS.


643034-2 : Turn off TCP Proxy ICMP forwarding by default

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Forwarding of ICMP PMTU messages through the BIG-IP can negatively impact performance if OneConnect or SNAT functionality is active.

Conditions:
Forwarding of ICMP PMTU messages through the BIG-IP when OneConnect or SNAT are active.

Impact:
Peers use suboptimal Path Maximum Transmission Units (PMTUs).

Workaround:
For TCP and UDP proxies, ensure proxy-mss is disabled in the profile.

OR

Disable MTU caching on pool members.

Fix:
There are legitimate reasons to forward ICMP messages through BIG-IP, so in some cases mitigation must occur at pool members. However, we have introduced more control (tm.tcp.enforcepathmtu) to tune this more precisely.

Behavior Change:
The default behavior on TCP proxies is now to not forward ICMP messages, restoring the default from TMOS 12.0.0 and earlier.

For TCP proxies to forward ICMP PMTU messages now requires BOTH proxy-mss 'enabled' in the TCP profile (which is the default setting) and 'tm.tcp.enforcepathmtu' set to 'enabled' (not the default).


642983-2 : Update to max message size limit doesn't work sometimes

Solution Article: K94534313

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
There is a cap on all REST request/response message size. By default it is set to 32 MB, and you can modify it to higher limit using /mgmt/shared/server/messaging/settings/8100 REST endpoint. But the REST framework may not apply this change.

When this occurs, you will see 501 Bad Gateway error from Apache and error message link "java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: 47177925 is more than 33554432" in restjavad log (/var/log/restjavad.0.log).

Conditions:
This can occur when requesting or receiving more than 32 MB of data via iControl REST.

Impact:
REST framework applies message body limit only on incoming request and response. If incoming request results in requests to iControl REST or restnoded, the same settings (message body limit) are not applied.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Messaging settings are applied on requests/responses, rather than on RestServer as forwarded outgoing requests/responses will not have server instance attached to request.


642982-1 : tmrouted may continually restart after upgrade, adding or renaming an interface

Solution Article: K23241518

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
tmrouted continually restarts when it fails to resolve the interface index for a VLAN, VLAN group, or tunnel.

Conditions:
-- Dynamic routing configured.
-- Non-default partition name or VLAN names greater than 15 characters.

Impact:
Dynamic routing does not function. This may include monitors not functioning properly and marking pool members down incorrectly.

Workaround:
Shorten VLAN, VLAN group, or tunnel name, or move the interface into the Common partition.

Fix:
tmrouted no longer restarts when using long VLAN, VLAN group, or tunnel names in a non-default partition.


642926-1 : Increased MySQL Memory usage when APM is provisioned on lower-end systems.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
You may notice mysql process continuously consuming high amount of CPU and memory resources when APM is provisioned. This can be seen in the results of 'top' command where mysql will be continuously listed. The issue applies to BIG-IP with 32 GB or less system memory available.

Conditions:
When APM module is provisioned, if either of the following is true:
* logging configuration uses on-box publisher and log-level setting leads to high amount of logging data (e.g., DEBUG).
* LocalDB or OAuth Authorization server is configured with a DB instance and traffic is being processed.

Impact:
You may notice general performance issues on BIG-IP systems with system memory 32 GB or lower when MySQL usage is high.

Workaround:
1) Remove following 2 lines from file '/var/lib/mysql/cnf/apm.cnf' --
     innodb_buffer_pool_size = 1G
     sort_buffer_size = 256M
   and save file before exiting.
2) Restart MySQL service using -- 'bigstart restart mysql'

Fix:
MySQL configuration when APM is provisioned now works as expected on lower-memory BIG-IP systems.


642874-2 : Ready to be Enforced filter for Policy Signatures returns too many signatures

Solution Article: K15329152

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Signatures that have not passed the staging period are shown when the filter is set to only show those that are ready to be enforced.

Conditions:
Signatures exist on a policy that have not passed their staging period and have no learning suggestions for them.

Impact:
Incorrect results are shown as a result of the filter.

Workaround:
The result should be inspected to see if the staging period has passed for each individual signature.

Fix:
The "Ready to be Enforced" filter works correctly.


642659-1 : Multiple LibTIFF Vulnerabilities

Solution Article: K34527393


642613 : Improve loading time when landing in dashboard page

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When data contains a very large number of different IP addresses, it can result in a long loading time for the dashboard page.

Conditions:
When opening Dashboard/Analysis page when DB contains a lot of data.

Impact:
Slow loading of the page.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release provides improved loading time when opening Dashboard/Analysis page with a very large number of different IP addresses.


642589-1 : VPE endings/terminals incorrectly saved

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When a single transaction is used to create and move a terminal/ending, the move is not saved. When using macros, this can result in the terminal creation failing.

Scenario 1: Click 'Edit Endings', click 'Add Ending', use the arrows to move the new ending, and click Save. Now open the 'Edit Endings' page again, the new ending is back at the top.

Scenario 2: For a macro that is NOT currently being used, the same steps as scenario 1 apply for editing terminals. If you add a terminal and move it in the same transaction, the move is not saved.

Scenario 3: For a macro that is being used, follow the same steps of creating a terminal and moving it within the same transaction. The save will fail with an error message that looks like this:

Unable to execute transaction because of: 01071203:3: Caption (Out) of the rule in macrocall (/Common/alan-test_mac_empty) must be identical to the caption (Terminal 1) of terminalout.

Conditions:
Incorrect ordering occurs when the terminal/ending creation and move are done in the same transaction.

MCPD error only occurs when these steps are done to a macro that is currently being used in the policy.

Impact:
Usability

Workaround:
Create the terminal/ending in one transaction. Then reopen the dialogue to move the terminal/ending.

Fix:
Fixed a calculation error in determining the ordering number for new terminals/endings.


642562 : TMM may crash with a very high number of concurrent TCP connections

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may crash with a very high number of concurrent connections (e.g., 30 million).

Conditions:
This happens if BIG-IP has a lot of concurrent connections and encounters HSB ring drops. At that time if ICMP monitors are configured, then LTM will QoS promote those ICMP monitor flows and if those are for the same endpoints, then tmm might crash.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes with a very high number of concurrent TCP connections.


642449 : Standard deviation for Request Duration is calculated incorrectly

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
In the HSL report, the Standard deviation for Request Duration is incorrect.

Conditions:
There are requests sent with delay reported in AVR reports.

Impact:
Wrong data in AVR reports. Standard deviation should be not 0 (zero), but it is reported as 0.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed an issue with standard deviaiton calculation.


642400-3 : Path MTU discovery occasionally fails

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Connections using a TCP profile that receive an ICMP needsfrag message may incorrectly ignore the message. This may cause Path MTU discovery to fail.

Conditions:
TCP profile assigned to VIP. Smaller MTU on data path than on TCP endpoints.

Impact:
The connection may stall as large TCP segments are continually retransmitted.

Workaround:
Configure the MSS in the TCP profile to match the lowest MSS. Use or disable Path MTU discovery with the tm.pathmtudiscovery database key.

Fix:
Path MTU discovery functions correctly with the TCP profile.


642330 : GTM Monitor with send/receive string containing double-quote may cause upgrade to fail.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When you upgrade from an affected version, the config gets saved before moving to the new version, thus dropping the enclosing quotes and causing a load failure when booting into the new version.

Conditions:
Configuration where monitor string contains \" (backslash double-quote) but does not contain one of the following characters: ' (single quote), | (pipe), { (open brace), } (close brace), ; (semicolon), # (hashtag), literal newline, or literal space.

Impact:
Configuration fails to load.

Workaround:
Manually edit each string in the BIG-IP_gtm.conf to include enclosing quotes in order to get the config to load the first time.

Fix:
Configs load successfully after upgrade. Surrounding quotes, if missing, are added to strings in the BIG-IP_gtm.conf file after upgrade. For example:
\"service_status\":\"on\".+\"maintenance\":\"off\" in the recv, send recv-disable and username fields. Output of list gtm monitor and bigip.conf match. Reloading the same config via tmsh does not cause unintentional changes, such as losing a level of escape in monitor strings.


642221-1 : Incorrect entity is used when exporting TCP analytics from GUI

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When exporting statistics from the TCP Analytics page, the resulted data is for the default "view by" entity rather than the one that's actually selected

Conditions:
This occurs in Statistics :: Analytics : TCP, when you are viewing any dimension other than the default, and clicking Export.

Impact:
Incorrect data is being exported.

Workaround:
Use tmsh.

Fix:
The correct entity is now used when exporting TCP analytics from GUI, so the correct data is being exported.


642211-1 : Warning logged when GENERICMESSAGE::message drop iRule command used

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When submitting an iRule script using GENERICMESSAGE::message drop iRule command, a warning message is returned.

Conditions:
This occurs when saving an iRule that contains GENERICMESSAGE::message drop.

Impact:
A warning message is returned.

Workaround:
NA

Fix:
iRule validation was improved to allow GENERICMESSAGE::message drop commands.


642124 : mixed statistics between two intervals

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
There are two collection intervals in AVR for collecting data: one every 10 sec for real time display and one every 5 min (or else set) for general statistics.
The 5 min statistics is accumulated from the 30 intervals of 10 seconds.
Sometimes, the last 10 seconds interval is missings the 5 min interval accumulation and entered the next 5 min interval resulting in an inaccurate accumulation of the 5 min interval.

Conditions:
This happens when the 10 seconds interval is taking too long to write it self

Impact:
Inaccurate accumulation of the 5 min interval statistics.

Workaround:
No workaround, some statistics will leak to next interval.

Fix:
The statistics for every 5 min interval will be display correctly (no leak between adjacent intervals).


642119-1 : Websocket URLs can't be explicitly excluded per attack signature

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A signature matches a websocket URL where it is defined as an excluded signature on the URL.

Conditions:
A websocket URL has a signature defined as excluded on this URL.

Impact:
A false positive signature match

Workaround:
disable the signature on the policy level when applicable.

Fix:
Signatures can now be excluded on the websocket URLs.


642090 : ILXFlow.lbSelect does not work inside 'requestStart' or 'requestComplete' events

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
ILXFlow.lbSelect does not work inside the 'requestStart' or 'requestComplete' events.

Conditions:
Writing an ILX plugin that uses ILXFlow.lbSelect in the 'requestStart' or 'requestComplete' events.

Impact:
Load balancing selection fails. The plugin script fails.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
ILXFlow.lbSelect can now be called in the 'requestStart' and 'requestComplete' events.


642068-3 : PEM: Gx sessions will stay in marked_for_delete state if CCR-T timeout happens

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
PEM sessions stay in the marked-for-delete state if CCR-T times out.

Conditions:
This occurs if PCRF does not respond to CCR-T packets from the BIG-IP system during session termination.

Impact:
PEM sessions remain in the marked-for-delete state.

Workaround:
Configure the required timeout value in the sys db variable tmm.pem.session.timeout.endpointdeleteresponse.

Note: The value must be greater than 0 (zero).

Fix:
PEM sessions no longer stay in the marked-for-delete state if CCR-T times out.


642058 : CBL-0138-01 Active Copper does not work on i2000/i4000/HRC-i2800 Series appliances

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
CBL-0138-01 will not come up or show link on i2000/i4000/HRC-i2800 series appliances.

The following message will appear on the LCD:
0 01/30/17 09:02:59 error 0x1660016 Interface 5.0 detected a non 10GbE optic

The following message will appear in /var/log/ltm:
err pfmand[7630]: 01660016:3: Interface 5.0 detected a non 10GbE optic

The interface will report in tmsh as down:
tmsh show net interface 5.0

--------------------------------------------------------
Net::Interface
Name Status Bits Bits Pkts Pkts Drops Errs Media
                In Out In Out
--------------------------------------------------------
5.0 down 0 0 0 0 0 0 none

Conditions:
i2000/i4000/HRC-i2800 series appliances and CBL-0138-01.

Impact:
The CBL-0138-01 will not work.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
CBL-0138-01 Active Copper now works correctly on i2000/i4000/HRC-i2800 Series appliances.


642015-4 : SSD Manufacturer "unavailable"

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On systems with an SSD, the manufacturer displayed in 'tmsh show sys hardware' may appear as "unavailable"..

Conditions:
BIG-IP system with SSD installed.

Impact:
No functional impact, cosmetic only.

Workaround:
No workaround but the issue is only cosmetic and does not indicate an issue with the system.

Fix:
SSD Manufacturer now displays "Samsung" as expected.


641963 : Average CPU usage is calculated differently in DOS Visability page

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
On systems with HT Split CPU the Average CPU usage shown in DOS Visibility page was calculated as average of all available CPU-s. On other hand, on other screens it is calculated as an average of maximum of data plane and control plane CPU-s. It causes inconsistency in displayed data.

Conditions:
HT Split is enabled on the system (tmsh list sys db scheduler.splitplanes.ltm results in "True")

Impact:
Inconsistency in CPU usage values displayed in DOS Visibility and other screens

Fix:
After the fix on systems with HT Split average CPU usage is calculated only for data plane CPU-s. The GUI title is changed correspondingly.


641724 : BIG-IP VE support for GCE

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
There is no support for Google Compute Engine (GCE) in BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE).

Conditions:
Trying to use GCE with BIG-IP VE.

Impact:
No support for GCE.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) now supports Google Cloud infrastructure using BYOL licenses. F5's Good, Better and Best license bundles are supported up to 5 Gbps. This release supports single NIC configurations only.

Behavior Change:
The BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) now supports Google Cloud infrastructure using BYOL licenses. F5's Good, Better and Best license bundles are supported.


641612-1 : APM crash

Solution Article: K87141725


641547-1 : Possible dead-lock on accept of multiple suggestions at once

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When accepting multiple suggestions at once it's possible that action fails

Conditions:
Accept of multiple suggestions for the same entities

Impact:
Action fails

Workaround:
One-by-one accept always works

Fix:
Multiple accept mechanism improve to prevent possible dead-locks


641482-3 : Subscriber remains in delete pending state until CCR-t ack has success as result code is received

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP subscriber session will remain in delete pending (stale) state if the Result-code received Acknowledgement from Gx or Gy and is marked as Failure for CCR-T request.

Conditions:
The stale session happens, during subscriber termination and if any CCR-T request for Gx or Gy receives an acknowledgement with non-SUCCESS in Result-code AVP

Impact:
The subscriber session in BIG-IP will stay in delete pending state (stale)

Workaround:
A tmm restart will cleanup all the stale sessions

Fix:
Fix will cleanup the session if a CCR-T acknowledgement is received irrespective of the Result-code AVP


641445-2 : iControl improvements

Solution Article: K22317030


641390-2 : Backslash removal in LTM monitors after upgrade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After upgrading, BIG-IP fails to load the configuration and reports that a monitor failed to load.

Conditions:
-- Specific backslash escaping in LTM monitors.
-- Upgrading from 11.5.x, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, or 11.6.3 to 12.0.0, 12.1.0, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, or 13.0.0.

Note: This issue is specific to LTM monitors. It does not occur in BIG-IP DNS/GTM monitors.

For example, to have two backslashes in the value, you specify three backslashes. The first backslash is the 'escape' character.

ltm monitor https /Common/my_https {
    adaptive disabled
    cipherlist DEFAULT:+SHA:+3DES:+kEDH
    compatibility enabled
    defaults-from /Common/https
    destination *:*
    interval 5
    ip-dscp 0
    recv "Test string"
    recv-disable \\\"Test\\\"me\\\" <-- pertinent string value (can be in recv, send or username attributes too).
    send Test
    time-until-up 0
    timeout 16
    username test\\\"me
}

Impact:
The monitor fails to load.

Workaround:
Manually correct the string to be the way it was before upgrade, then the configuration will load.

Fix:
Upgrade no longer results in incorrectly removing backslashes for some LTM monitor attributes.


641360-1 : SOCKS proxy protocol error

Solution Article: K30201296


641169 : Role permissions for actions on the iRules LX Workspace editor page

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Mutable actions (delete, save, etc.) are available to roles with lower privilege than Manager.

Conditions:
Being logged in with a role with lower privileges than Manager allows access to mutable actions.

Impact:
The iRules LX filesystem can be modified by a non-privileged user.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now correctly enforce roles on the iRules LX Workspace editor page.

Behavior Change:
The system now enforces roles on the iRules LX Workspace editor page, so that users cannot add, delete, or save edits unless they have a role of Manager or higher.


641083-1 : Policy Builder Persistence is not saved while config events are received

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Policy Builder Persistence is not saved while config events are received.

Conditions:
This occurs when there are many changes made to the policy.

Impact:
Statistics are lost after pabnagd restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Persistence is now saved every 24 hours.


641013-6 : GRE tunnel traffic pinned to one TMM

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
GRE tunnel traffic can be sent to one TMM if BIG-IP doesn't proxy the GRE tunnel and uses forwarding virtual to handle GRE tunnel traffic.

Conditions:
Use forwarding virtual to handle GRE tunnel traffic.

Impact:
GRE tunnel traffic can overwhelm the one TMM and cause performance degradation.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Improved GRE tunnel traffic handling so traffic does not overwhelm one TMM and cause performance degradation.


640854 : Inject CSS link Tag "Customize" checkbox also check Inject CSS link Position

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Check/uncheck status of "Customize" in the "Tag" input field, and also check/uncheck status of "Customize" in the "Position" option.

Conditions:
-- Provision and license FPS.
-- Add new profile.

Impact:
Inject CSS link Position may not inherit values from parent profile.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
"Customize" of Inject CSS link Position is not checked if "Customize" of Inject CSS link Tag is checked.


640829-1 : bd crash scenario

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The bd crashes, switch-over, some traffic outage.

Conditions:
A specific cross domain configuration exists. Specific traffic scenario happens.

Impact:
The bd crashes, switch-over, some traffic outage.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed a bd crash scenario.


640824-2 : Upgrade fails with "DBD::mysql::db do failed: Too many partitions (including subpartitions) were defined" errors in ASM log

Solution Article: K20770267

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Upon first start after upgrade, the following error messages appear in asm log:
-------------------------
notice boot_marker : ---===[ HD1.2 - BIG-IP 12.1.1 Build 0.0.184 <HD1.2> ]===---
info set_ibdata1_size.pl[18523]: Setting ibdata1 size finished successfully, a new size is: 8466M
info tsconfig.pl[21351]: ASM initial configration script launched
info tsconfig.pl[21351]: ASM initial configration script finished
info asm_start[19802]: ASM config loaded

crit perl[19802]: 01310027:2: ASM subsystem error (asm_start,F5::DbUpgrade::__ANON__): DBD::mysql::db do failed: Too many partitions (including subpartitions) were defined

crit perl[19802]: 01310027:2: ASM subsystem error (asm_start,F5::DbUpgrade::__ANON__): DBD::mysql::db do failed: Cannot remove all partitions, use DROP TABLE instead

 crit perl[19802]: 01310027:2: ASM subsystem error (asm_start,F5::ConfigSync::load_traffic_data): Could not import table data PRX.REQUEST_LOG - ASM configuration save aborted

info perl[21860]: 01310053:6: ASM starting
-------------------------

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- Local request logging enabled.
-- Upgrade of a maintenance release, hotfix, or engineering hotfix.

Impact:
Upgrade fails.

Workaround:
Upgrade by the means of saving a UCS, performing a clean install and then loading the UCS.

In the manual save/load UCS process, the upgrade of the Request Log can be disabled, which will workaround the error and the UCS will load fine.

There are two options to disable the upgrade of the Request Log, when upgrading by the means of a UCS:
-------------------
1) Do not load a Request Log, when loading a UCS:
    # tmsh modify sys db ucs.asm.traffic_data.load value never

2) Do not save a Request Log, when saving a UCS:
    # tmsh modify sys db ucs.asm.traffic_data.save value disable
-------------------

Fix:
Roll-forward upgrade including traffic data now works correctly.


640766-1 : CVE-2016-10088 CVE-2016-9576

Solution Article: K05513373


640521-2 : EdgeClient does not render Captive Portal login page which uses jQuery library for mobile devices

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Connect to a public network which has Captive Portal and the Captive Portal uses jQuery library for mobile devices. EdgeClient does not render login page for such Captive Portal.

Conditions:
Use public network with Captive Portal that uses jQuery library for mobile devices.

Impact:
EdgeClient can not establish VPN connection.

Workaround:
Use a browser to authenticate to Captive Portal. For locked client, there is no suitable workaround.

Fix:
Now Edge Client can successfully interact with a greater number of wifi captive portals.


640510-2 : BWC policy category attachment may fail during a PEM policy update for a subscriber.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
The correct BWC category is not applied resulting in incorrect BWC handling of subscriber traffic.

Conditions:
PEM policies against a subscriber should be modified such that the BWC policy stays the same while the BWC category changes.

Impact:
Use cases dependent on BWC can be impacted.

Fix:
Code changes were added such that BWC policy and category changes through PEM are handled correctly.


640457-3 : Session Creation failure after HA

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Under some HA scenarios, the subscriber session will be lost. If such a deleted session is added (the same subscriber-id), the addition attempt fails.

Conditions:
Intra-chassis HA is configured. One of the blades goes down & comes back up very rapidly & some subscriber sessions are lost.
An attempt to add the lost subscriber again fails.

Impact:
A set of subscribers lost during HA will never be added back.

Workaround:
No workaround.


640407-2 : Usage of iRule commands that try to get or set connection state during CLIENT_CLOSED iRule event may core with MRF

Solution Article: K41344483

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
A core may occur with message routing framework (MRF) virtuals or transport-config connections if trying to use certain iRule commands during CLIENT_CLOSED event.

Conditions:
Use of an iRule command that gets or sets state in a MRF protocol filter or MR proxy during CLIENT_CLOSED iRule event may core. This is because CLIENT_CLOSED event is raised after all state has been freed for the current connection.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use iRule command to get or set state during CLIENT_CLOSED iRule event.


640376-2 : STPD leaks memory on 2000/4000/i2000/i4000 series

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
STPD process on any 2000/4000/i2000/i4000 series platform that sends BPDUs will grow in physical memory usage indefinitely so long as its role in the tree results in sending BPDU packets. The memory usage will be faster for each interface that is sending BPDUs.

Conditions:
Spanning tree is enabled on any 2000/4000/i2000/i4000 series platform and the device has a role in the tree that results in sending BPDUs on one or more interfaces. Memory can be seen to increase when tracking with Linux top commands.

ex. top -b -n 1 | grep stpd

The 5th and 6th columns 'VIRT' and 'RES' slowly increase over time, indicating the memory leak.

Impact:
Memory leak resulting in indefinite consumption of available physical memory over time.

Workaround:
While the memory leak itself cannot be mitigated without a hotfix, the problem can be avoided if the tree can be configured in such a way that the defect affected platforms don't generate BPDUs. This can be done by choosing a root such that the defect affected platforms will have its interfaces to be in blocking mode, or if possible, to be in passthrough mode.

Fix:
BPDU process source code fixed to release memory allocated for each BPDU packet created and sent.


640352-1 : Connflow can be leaked when DHCP proxy in forwarding mode with giaddr set in DHCP renewal packet

Solution Article: K01000259

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Connflow entry memory are leaked when BIG-IP DHCP proxy is configured in forwarding mode and the DHCP relay agent between
the DHCP client and the BIG-IP system sets giaddr field to itself after connflows created are aged out in a particular order.

Conditions:
1) BIG-IP DHCP proxy is configured in forwarding mode.
2) DHCP relay agent sits between the DHCP client and the BIG-IP system sets giaddr field in DHCP renewal packet to itself (this has been observed in Cisco devices), so that DHCP renewal packet will be sent to a relay agent by DHCP servers.
3) Connflow created to giaddr(relay agent) ages out before
connflows created to DHCP clients.

Impact:
Some connflows are not freed. Memory leak occurs. Eventually memory is exhausted.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Ref count handing for giaddr connflows are now decremented when the client side connflow is removed, preventing the memory leak.


639929-3 : Session variable replace with value containing these characters ' " & < > = may case tmm crash

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crash with session variable replace with value containing these characters ' " & < > =

Conditions:
Session variable replace with value containing these characters ' " & < > =

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
avoid session variable values containing ' " & < > = if possible. Otherwise, there is no workaround.

Fix:
Session variable overwrite operation with value containing special characters now works correctly


639774-1 : mysqld.err rollover log files are not collected by qkview

Solution Article: K30598276

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Only the file /var/lib/mysql/mysqld.err is collected in qkview without truncation rules normally used for log files. Also, the mysqld.err.1 and mysqld.err.2.gz, etc are not collected at all.

Conditions:
This occurs when generating a qkview.

Impact:
You cannot see other mysqld.err rollover files in the qkview, and since the one mysqld.err file might be huge (larger than 2 GB) the output of qkview will be unusable.

Workaround:
The missing files must be manually copied into the qkview output. If the mysqld.err is greater than 2 GB in size, it must first be truncated to smaller than 2 GB.

Fix:
With this fix, the files /usr/lib/mysql/mysqld.err and associated rollover files (up through .7.gz) will be collected by qkview. Also the truncation/transformation rules that are used for log files will also apply (using -s <size> to modify default behavior), meaning that files greater than 5 MB (by default) will be truncated and there is a maximum limit of 75 MB for any given log file (using -s0).


639767-1 : Policy with Session Awareness Statuses may fail to export

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM policy with many Session Awareness Statuses may fail to export.

Conditions:
There are many Session Awareness Statuses configured for the policy.

Impact:
ASM policy export will fail.

Workaround:
Remove all Session Awareness Statuses before export.

Fix:
ASM policy export only includes Session Awareness Statuses set to "Block All", and completes reliably.


639764-1 : Crash when searching external data-groups with records that do not have values

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The TMM may crash when search through an external data-group that has at least one value with empty value.

Conditions:
For example, this occurs if data-group is defined as follows:
the key for network 10.40.0.0/13 has no value:
network 10.0.0.0/9 := "network 10.0.0.0/9",
network 10.40.0.0/13,
network 10.10.0.0/17 := "network 10.10.0.0/17",

A search in the data-group above with -value or -element options where at least one of the result records has no value will most likely result in a TMM crash.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Make sure that every record in the external data-groups has a value.

Fix:
Searching values in an external data-group where result will contain at least one value with an empty value no longer results in a TMM crash. A -value search will yield an empty string for the records that do not have a value.


639750-2 : username aliases are not supported

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
in is a common practice to use aliases for username. for example, an app might allow users to login with either their ID, cell number, or nickname.
WebSafe doesn't support username aliases.

Conditions:
This is encountered when your application uses username aliases.

Impact:
You are unable to use username aliases in your applications.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
providing new ANTIFRAUD irule command for setting username (replace username alias with the "real" username)


639744-3 : Memory leak in STREAM::expression iRule

Solution Article: K84228882

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If you are using the STREAM::expression iRule with APM, the stream filter can leak memory.

Conditions:
This can occur when using the STREAM::expression iRule with an APM virtual.

Impact:
This causes a memory leak in tmm.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release fixes a memory leak in STREAM::expression iRule.


639729-1 : Request validation failure in AFM UI Policy Editor

Solution Article: K39428424


639630-1 : Searching for signatures with overrides in the policy returns incorrect results

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
1) Searching for Policy Attack Signatures with Overrides "On URLs" or "On HTTP headers" then all signatures are shown, regardless of whether they have overrides or not.
2) Searching for Policy Attack Signatures with Overrides "On XML profiles"/"On JSON profiles"/"On GWT profiles"/"On Plain Text profiles" then no signatures are shown, regardless of whether they have overrides or not.

Conditions:
Signature specific overrides are applied on URLs, Headers, or Content Profiles.

Impact:
No easy way to search for which signatures have overrides defined.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Searching for signatures with overrides now works correctly.


639575-2 : Using libtar with files larger than 2 GB will create an unusable tarball

Solution Article: K63042400

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Programs such as qkview will create a .tar file (tarball) using libtar and if any of the files collected is greater than 2 GB, the output tar file cannot be read by /bin/tar.

Conditions:
The file collected via libtar (e.g., by qkview or other program dynamically linking with /usr/lib/libtar-1.2.11) is greater than 2 GB.

Impact:
You will be unable to submit a qkview to iHealth for analysis. Other applications using libtar will produce invalid tar files.

Workaround:
The qkview tarball can be extracted with /usr/bin/libtar, but the offending file will be a zero-length file. Alternatively, the offending file that is greater than 2 GB must be removed from the system prior to running qkview or other program that uses libtar.

Fix:
With the fix to 3rd party software, libtar, programs using libtar no longer create an unusable tarball when dealing with files larger than 2 GB.


639565 : Core when accessing MQTT::Type after drop

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Core when accessing NULL MQTT::Type after drop.

Conditions:
iRule configured with NULL MQTT::Type and a MQTT::drop.

Impact:
tmm cores. Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now logs a Tcl error when accessing a NULL MQTT::Type after drop, and performs the drop as expected.


639530 : Kernel.el7.2: xhci: off by one error in TRB DMA address boundary check

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Due to an off-by-one error in the xHCI driver, it is possible on BIG-IP platforms with xHCI controllers to
see the following dmesg output when booting an affected platform:

[ 164.552195] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: ERROR Transfer event TRB DMA ptr not part of current TD ep_index 0 comp_code 1
[ 164.552200] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: Looking for event-dma 00000000fffe6000 trb-start 00000000fffe7fe0 trb-end 00000000fffe8000 seg-start 00000000fffe7000 seg-end 00000000fffe7ff0

Conditions:
On any of the following BIG-IP platforms that have xHCI controllers and the system is booting normally:

- BIG-IP 5000/7000
- BIG-IP i2800/i4800
- HRC-i2800
- BIG-IP VIPRION 4450

Impact:
It is not clear what the impact is if nothing is connected to the USB 3.0 ports, which are not accessible except on BIG-IP VIPRION 4450.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Redhat integrated the fix for the off-by-one error from upstream kernel.org as part of the RHEL7.3 GA release, which is included in the BIG-IP 7.2 kernels in this release.


639528 : Kernel.el7.2: Broadwell Home Agent devices have non-compliant BAR.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Broadwell-EP CPUs have UNCORE devices known as the "Broadwell Home Agent" devices.

For both single-socket and dual-socket platforms, this is pci 0000:ff:12.*.

These devices have non-compliant BAR's and when the systems with the Broadwell-EP CPUs boot, dmesg output includes as part of early kernel booting messages similar to the following:

[ 2.345303] pci 0000:ff:12.0: BAR 2: failed to assign [mem size 0x00000040]
[ 2.345306] pci 0000:ff:12.0: BAR 4: failed to assign [mem size 0x00000040]
[ 2.345309] pci 0000:ff:12.0: BAR 1: failed to assign [mem size 0x00000010]
[ 2.345312] pci 0000:ff:12.0: BAR 3: failed to assign [mem size 0x00000010]
[ 2.345315] pci 0000:ff:12.0: BAR 5: failed to assign [mem size 0x00000010]

Not related, but also seen is the following:

[ 20.123776] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: initialization failed.

This is due to the bios configuration not permitting access to the ME (Management Engine). The kernel module for the ME should not be loaded as a result.

Conditions:
Affects the following platforms:

- BIG-IP i10600/i10800
- BIG-IP i7600/i7800
- BIG-IP i5600/i5800
- BIG-IP i4600/i4800
- BIG-IP i2600/i2800
- HRC-i2800
- HRC-i5800
- HRC-i10800

Impact:
None. This is cosmetic and should not be cause for alarm.
The Broadwell-EP Home Agent devices are not used by BIG-IP software, and appear only as part of the UNCORE devices
associated with each physical socket.

Workaround:
None needed: this is cosmetic.

Fix:
This release includes RHEL7.3 kernels in the BIG-IP 7.2 kernels. RHEL7.3 kernels adds PCI handling for the Broadwell-EP Home Agent devices, which informs the kernel to not attempt to probe or configure the PCI BARs for such devices.

Also, this release disables loading the MEI driver, which prevents the mei_me message posting.


639526 : Configuring lots of Virtual IPs + stress traffic can cause avrd to crash

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Avrd crash.

Conditions:
lots of Virtual IPs + stress traffic

Impact:
Avrd restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround.

Fix:
avrd no longer crashes under stress traffic with large numbers of virtual IPs.


639500-1 : BD crash fix

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A crash of the bd daemon.

Conditions:
Specific configuration and traffic.

Impact:
Traffic resets and /or failover.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
BD crash scenario was fixed.


639486-1 : TMM crash due to PEM usage reporting after a CMP state change.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crash due to a code assertion resulting in potential loss of service.

Conditions:
A CMP state change due to a card reboot, disable, enable, insert or remove should have occurred while or right before a PEM usage reporting action.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
Instead of asserting, handled the error condition gracefully.


639406 : On stress traffic wrong TPS reported to DOS

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Stress traffic sent to AVR reports higher TPS than actual to ASM.

Conditions:
ASM is been useed

Impact:
ASM can declares wrongly on attack.

Fix:
The real TPS reported to ASM


639395-3 : AVR does not display 'Max read latency' units.

Solution Article: K91614278

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR does not display units for 'Max Read Latency'.

Conditions:
AVR, ASM, DoS, or AFM are provisioned.

Impact:
No units are displayed.

Workaround:
1. Edit the following file: /etc/avr/monpd/monp_disk_info_measures.cfg.
2. Add the following line at line 63: units=microsecond.
3. Restart monpd.

Fix:
Added units (microsecond) to AVR report.


639383 : ILX HTTP headerNames are not being properly treated as case insensitive

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
ILX HTTP headerNames are treated as case-sensitive. They should be treated as case-insensitive.

Conditions:
Using an ILX plugin with a virtual server that has an HTTP profile.

Impact:
The ILX plugin must be written to be aware of case when handling HTTP headerNames.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
headerNames are now handled as case-insensitive.


639288-1 : OAuth Authorization Server - OAuth Profile is not listing associated Access Profiles appropriately.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
OAuth Authorization Server - OAuth Profile is not listing associated Access Profiles appropriately. The Access Profiles list shows duplicate OAuth profile names.

Conditions:
An OAuth profile is associated with multiple Access Profile.

Impact:
Selection of Access Profile (i.e., clicking link) on OAuth Profiles list, doesn't show the expected Access Profile properties page.

Workaround:
Switch to Access profiles list page and select the profile directly.

Fix:
Now the GUI displays associated Access Profiles with the OAuth profile on OAuth Profiles list page correctly.


639283-1 : Custom Dialer/Windows logon integration doesn't work against Virtual Server with untrusted SSL certificate

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Custom Dialer/Windows logon integration doesn't work against Virtual Server with untrusted SSL certificate

Conditions:
* Virtual Server has untrusted certificate
* Using Custom Dialer or Windows logon integration features on client machine for establishing secure VPN

Impact:
Windows logon integration doesn't work. Cannot establish secure VPN connection before logging in to the machine.

Custom dialer doesn't work. Cannot establish secure VPN using Dial-up entry.

Workaround:
- Install trusted certificate to Virtual Server or whitelist untrusted certificate on the client machine.
or
- Use Edge Client to establish secure VPN connection.

Fix:
The Custom Dialer/Windows Logon Integration feature now shows a certificate warning when the certificate is untrusted by the client. This allows the logon to proceed if the user accepts the certificate.


639049-1 : Virtual Server creation ignores translate-address setting with wild card destination

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
translate-address attribute ignored during virtual server creation, when destination is all zeroes and net mask is not specified.

Conditions:
Creating virtual server with wild card destination, no net mask, and translate-address set to enabled.

Impact:
translate-address can only be set to disabled during creation.

Workaround:
Either set translate-address after creation, or specify net mask for virtual server creation.

Fix:
Translate-address flag will now be honored when set while creating virtual server.


638967-2 : SSL Forward Proxy not to cache forged certificate if soft_vfyresult indicating an 'untrusted CA' or 'expired cert'

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The system caches a forged certificate when Forward Proxy (FWDP) server-side soft_vfyresult shows an untrusted CA or an expired cert. There is no method of overriding that behavior.

Conditions:
Using FWDP.
Server-side soft_vfyresult shows an untrusted CA or an expired cert.

Impact:
No method to override the caching behavior.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
In this release, you can configure SSL forward proxy to not cache the forged certificate on the client side if the server-side SSL enables the sys db variable tmm.ssl.servercert_softval and the backend server certificate soft verify_result showing a 'untrusted CA' or 'expired certificate'.

Behavior Change:
In this release, you can configure SSL forward proxy to not cache the forged certificate on the client side if the server-side SSL enables the sys db variable tmm.ssl.servercert_softval and the backend server certificate soft verify_result showing a 'untrusted CA' or 'expired certificate'.


638857-1 : Challenging AJAX-qualified requests cover only GET and POST HTTP methods

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When the Single Page Application flag enabled within DoS Application profile, and there is an AJAX request being sent using an HTTP method that is not a GET or POST (e.g., PATCH, PUT, DELETE), the Proactive Bot Defense does not display CAPTCHA pop-up.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- DoS Application profile assigned to a virtual server.
-- Proactive Bot Defense enabled.
-- Single Page Application flag enabled within DoS Application profile.
-- HTTP method is not GET or POST.

Impact:
CAPTCHA or challenge does not work.

Workaround:
Disable Proactive Bot Defense, Single Page Application.

Fix:
Single Page Application (SpearHead) AJAX hook has been updated to support non-GET/POST HTTP methods.


638838 : Dynamic Signatures are not copied to peers in a device group

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
During a failover event, a newly active BIG-IP will generate its own Dynamic Signatures rather than use a copy of the previous Active unit's signatures.

Conditions:
HA configuration with Dynamic Signatures enabled.

Impact:
During failover events, there will be a lag of a few seconds while the Dynamic Signatures are generated and collated.

Workaround:
1. Use the following command to verify that the device-group is set to none:
 list sys folder dos-common

2. If it is, you can associate dos-common to device group dos-global-dg using the following command:
 tmsh modify sys folder dos-common/ device-group dos-global-dg

3. Save the config using the following command:
 tmsh save sys config

Fix:
The system now explicitly adds folder and device group association, so the issue no longer occurs.


638825-1 : SNMP Get of sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed returns wrong value for 100000SR4-FD

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Value returned for sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed OID has value of 80 for interface with type 100000SR4-FD instead of value of 100000.

Conditions:
This always occurs for this type of interface.

Impact:
User sees wrong value for this interface in SNMP get. Value is correct in tmsh 'show net interface'.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to obtain the value by running the following command: show net interface. Note: There is no workaround in SNMP.


638799-2 : Per-request policy branch expression evaluation fails

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Per-request policy branch expression evaluation fails and you see the following in /var/log/ltm:

info tmm[20278]: 01870007:6: /Common/<policy>:Common:640446c9: Executed expression (expr { [mcget {perflow.category_lookup.failure}] == 1 || [mcget {perflow.response_analytics.failure}] == 1 }) from policy item (Category Lookup) with return value (Failed)

Conditions:
Per-request policy branch expression evaluation fails for any non-Access (non-APM) iRule events that are attached to the virtual server.


The evaluation does not trigger for some requests when, in the same connection, the virtual server gets a request for an internal Access whitelisted URL, and then request for backend resource URIs.

Impact:
Per-request policy branch expression evaluation fails. If Access gets a request for whitelisted URL, the system disables all iRule events except the following:

   #define ACCESS_ALLOWED_IRULE_EVENTS ( \
       ((UINT64)1 << TCLRULE_ACCESS_SESSION_STARTED) | \
       ((UINT64)1 << TCLRULE_ACCESS_SESSION_CLOSED) | \
       ((UINT64)1 << TCLRULE_ACCESS_POLICY_AGENT_EVENT) | \
       ((UINT64)1 << TCLRULE_ACCESS_POLICY_COMPLETED))

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Per-request policy branch expression evaluation now complete successfully for non-Access (non-APM) iRule events that are attached to the virtual server.


638780 : Handle 302 redirects for VMware Horizon View HTML5 client

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Starting from v4.4, Horizon View HTML5 client is using new URI for launching remote sessions, and supports 302 redirect from old URI for backward compatibility.

Conditions:
APM webtop with a VMware View resource assigned.
HTML5 client installed on backend is of version 4.4 or later.

Impact:
This fix allows for VMware HTML5 clients v4.4 or later to work properly through APM.

Workaround:
For versions 11.6.x and 12.x:
===============================

priority 2
when HTTP_REQUEST {
    regexp {(/f5vdifwd/vmview/[0-9a-f\-]{36})/} [HTTP::uri] vmview_html5_prefix dummy
}

when HTTP_RESPONSE {
    if { ([HTTP::status] == "302") && ([HTTP::header exists "Location"]) } {
        if { [info exists vmview_html5_prefix] } {
            set location [HTTP::header "Location"]
            set location_path [URI::path $location]
            if { $location_path starts_with "/portal/" } {
                set path_index [string first $location_path $location]
                set new_location [substr $location $path_index]
                regsub "/portal/" $new_location $vmview_html5_prefix new_location
                HTTP::header replace "Location" $new_location
            }
            unset vmview_html5_prefix
        }
    }
}

======================
For version 13.0:
priority 2
when HTTP_REQUEST {
    regexp {(/f5vdifwd/vmview/[0-9a-f\-]{36})/} [HTTP::uri] dummy vmview_html5_prefix
}

when HTTP_RESPONSE {
    if { ([HTTP::status] == "302") && ([HTTP::header exists "Location"]) } {
        if { [info exists vmview_html5_prefix] } {
            set location [HTTP::header "Location"]
            set location_path [URI::path $location]
            if { $location_path starts_with "/portal/" } {
                set path_index [string first $location_path $location]
                set new_location "$vmview_html5_prefix[substr $location $path_index]"
                HTTP::header replace "Location" $new_location
            }
            unset vmview_html5_prefix
        }
    }
}

Fix:
Handle 302 redirects for VMware View HTML5 client are now handled properly.


638779 : Help file for MQTT profile is missing.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Help file for MQTT profile is missing.

Conditions:
MQTT profile man page.

Impact:
MQTT profile man page contains no info.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
There is now man-page help for MQTT profile.


638629-1 : Bot can be classified as human

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A bot is classified as human in a rare case.

Conditions:
Web scraping is turned on. The CSHUI is tried on the user.

Impact:
Bot traffic gets classified as human by ASM.

Workaround:
N/a

Fix:
Fixed the CSHUI algorithm to have better bot detection.


638594-4 : TMM crash when handling unknown Gx messages.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crash resulting in potential loss of service.

Conditions:
PCRF sends unsupported Gx messages to PEM.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
Add support for identifying unknown messages types and handle them gracefully.


638576-1 : Modified ASM Cookie violation is off by default

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Modified ASM Cookie violation is not active by default when creating a new policy.

Conditions:
This occurs when creating a new policy.

Impact:
The Modified ASM Cookie Violation isn't enabled.

Workaround:
Manually enable the Modified ASM Cookie Violation.

Fix:
Modified ASM Cookie violation will be activated in new Policy.


638556-1 : PHP Vulnerability: CVE-2016-10045

Solution Article: K73926196


638495-1 : Auto-thresholds are not applied for two vectors on per-VS DNS/SIP DoS profile

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Auto-thresholds are not applied for two vectors on per-VS DNS/SIP DoS profile.

Conditions:
DNS and SIP DoS profiles have enabled all vectors that have auto-thresholds support.

Impact:
No auto-threshold detection for SIP OTHER DOS, SIP PRACK method DOS, DNS IXFR query DOS, DNS OTHER DOS.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Auto-thresholds now work for all expected vectors on per-VS DNS/SIP DoS profile.


638219 : L4 BDoS incorrectly learns traffic after learning period in learn-only mode

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
L4 BDoS incorrectly learns traffic after learning period in learn-only mode.

Conditions:
-- L4 BDoS.
-- Learn-only mode.
-- Expired learning period.

Impact:
Traffic that has already been learned is learned again.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The delayed threshold is now propagated (at least once) after the traffic stops and then delayed threshold is reset so that traffic is learned as expected.


638215 : iHealth auto-upload script may get stuck in unusual circumstances

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If iHealth auto-upload is correctly configured, and an upload in progress is aborted due to power loss, or other such calamity, the state for future invocations will result in the iHealth script being non-functional, and displaying the message"ihealth is already executing (2). Exiting."

Conditions:
auto-upload to iHealth is correctly configured, and an upload in progress is aborted due to power loss. When the BIG-IP is restarted, iHealth is no longer reachable.

Impact:
the iHealth script is not usable, and the System-Support page cannot be used to create a qkview.

Workaround:
Execute the command,

guishell -c "update diags_ihealth_request set ihealth_status=0"


638115-1 : DoS Visibility page on a system under stress can cause GUI timeouts and disconnections

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
On a system with a lot of AVR related data for DoS Attacks, it might take a while to load the data needed for display on DoS Visibility pages. GUI queries the backend for all the required data simultaneously, which can cause the web server to attempt to handle too many open connections, and result high CPU usage.

Conditions:
Large amounts of data for DoS Attacks

Impact:
Instability in GUI usage. Performance degradation. Potential disconnections.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Optimizations were done both on the back-end/database side and on the GUI side. GUI will now throttle its queries to the server.


637847 : Removed "(conn/s)" text from Average Concurrent Connections graph

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The unit of connections/sec is incorrect for the Average Concurrent Connections graph.

Conditions:
This is seen when looking at the Average Concurrent Connections graph.

Impact:
Potentially confusing information. The value is actually a general number of concurrent connections.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Removed "(conn/s)" text from Average Concurrent Connections graph.


637666-1 : PHP Vulnerability: CVE-2016-10033

Solution Article: K74977440


637664-1 : Vector (multi-options) lists values are not inherited if parent profile is changed.

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Vector (multi-options) lists values, (like "Application CSS Locations" or "Allow URLs from these external domains") are not inherited if parent profile is changed.

Conditions:
Provision and license FPS.
Create 2 or more Anti-Fraud profiles.

Impact:
Can cause a mismatched configuration.

Workaround:
Manually fill the appropriate values or use tmsh or Rest API to edit those values.

Fix:
Vectors now inherit values from parent profile.


637561-2 : Wildcard wideips not handling matching queries after tmsh load sys from gtm conf file twice

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The wildcard wideip is not functioning as a wildcard wideip, but as a regular wideip.

Conditions:
Run tmsh load after the wildcard wideip is created:
# tmsh load sys conf gtm-only.

Impact:
Wildcard wideips are not returning wildcard requests correctly.

Workaround:
reload mcpdb using commands:
# touch /service/mcpd/forceload
# bigstart restart mcpd

Fix:
Wildcard wideips now handle matching queries after tmsh load sys from gtm conf file twice.


637308-1 : apmd may crash when HTTP Auth agent is used in an Access Policy

Solution Article: K41542530

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
apmd may crash when HTTP Auth agent is used in an Access Policy.

Conditions:
This might occur on heavy load, when AAA HTTP Server is configured in 'Form based' or 'Custom body' mode.

The probability of occurrence is greater if there are session variables specified in the AAA HTTP Server configuration.

Impact:
apmd daemon crash. APM cannot process requests until apmd starts up again.

Workaround:
Use basic auth, or do not use HTTP Auth.

Fix:
apmd no longer crashes when HTTP Auth agent is used in an Access Policy.


637181-1 : VIP-on-VIP traffic may stall after routing updates

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After a routing update traffic for an existing connection sent to a VIP-on-VIP virtual server may be sent directly to the destination address instead of to the inner virtual server.

Conditions:
VIP-on-VIP configuration and static or dynamic routing changes.

Impact:
Existing connections to the outer VIP may stall.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Connections to VIP-on-VIP virtual servers no longer stall after routing updates.


637141-1 : TMM core after deleting POLICY and executing command: show net ipsec ike-sa.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM core after deleting POLICY and executing the following command: show net ipsec ike-sa.

Conditions:
-- IKEv1 configured and tunnel established.
-- Traffic is running.
-- IKEv1 peer reconfigured with proxy support as disabled.

Impact:
TMM cores after some hours, or immediately after running the command: show net ipsec ike-sa. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not delete a policy while an IPsec connection is active.

Fix:
TMM no longer cores after deleting POLICY and executing the following command: show net ipsec ike-sa.


637094 : The iRules LX streaming external data-group API may incorrectly not find a match.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The iRules LX streaming data-group API for external data-groups may incorrectly not find a match when the following commands are used:
- searchStartsWith (case insensitive search only)
- matchEndsWith/searchEndsWith (any search types).
- matchContains/searchContains (any search types).

The following commands are not affected:
- matchEquals/searchEquals.
- matchStartsWith.

Conditions:
There are no conditions for the failure. Using the specified commands will most likely fail. Note: If the data-group is relatively small in size (e.g., approximately 10 records), it is possible that the issue will not happen.

Impact:
The specified commands will incorrectly not find a match when there is one.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The iRules LX streaming external data-group API now correctly find a match when the following commands are used:
- searchStartsWith (case insensitive search only).
- matchEndsWith/searchEndsWith (any search types).
- matchContains/searchContains (any search types).
.


636853-4 : Under some conditions, a change in the order of GTM topology records does not take effect.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
A change in the order of topology records does not take effect in GTM until the configuration is reloaded or a topology record is added or deleted.

Conditions:
This occurs only when Longest Match is disabled and the order of topology records is changed without adding or deleting records.

Impact:
In certain configurations, the topology load balancing decision may not be made correctly.

Workaround:
Reload the GTM configuration or add/delete a topology record.

Fix:
Changes in the order of topology records now take effect immediately.


636790-4 : Manager role has Create, Update, and Release access to Datacenter/links/servers/prober-pool/Topology objects but throws general error when complete.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
While logged in as a Manager role, if a user attempts to modify an object this role does not have access to, the GUI will post a validation error.

Conditions:
This occurs when users in the Manager role make changes to Datacenter links/servers/prober-pool/Topology.

Impact:
The system posts generic validation errors when Create, Update, Delete actions are initiated by a user without proper permissions. These permissions are not allowed for the Manager, but the GUI makes it appear as if they are.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The GUI now properly hides or disables the action buttons if a user does not have proper permissions to perform the action.


636702-4 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2016-9444

Solution Article: K40181790


636700-1 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2016-9147

Solution Article: K02138183


636699-6 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2016-9131

Solution Article: K86272821


636675 : It is impossible to open MS Word document in MS SharePoint 2013 using Internet Explorer 11 or MS Edge via Portal Access.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
It is impossible to open MS Word document in MS SharePoint 2013 using Internet Explorer 11 or MS Edge via Portal Access:
the browser shows error message.

Conditions:
- MS SharePoint 2013 accessed via Portal Access session;
- Internet Explorer 11 or MS Edge;
- MS Word installed locally;
- MS Word document in SharePoint library.

Impact:
User cannot edit/browse MS Word documents from SharePoint library in local MS Word application.

Workaround:
There is no workaround for this bug.

Fix:
Now MS Word documents in SharePoint 2013 library can be opened in local MS Word application via Portal Access.


636663 : "monpd: - Running monpd bigstart script." displayed on console at startup

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The following message seen on the console "monpd: - Running monpd bigstart script." when starting BIG-IP.

Conditions:
AVR, SWG, APM, AFM, PEM or ASM is provisioned.

Impact:
Unnecessary message is seen on the console, it can be safely ignored.

Fix:
Message removed.


636613 : GUI allows creating New client SSL profile in read-only partition

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Client SSL Profile Ciphers Group/String option is not grayed out when in a partition where editing is not allowed. This enables the option to click "Create New Cipher Group[+]" button, which is leads to the create client SSL profile page.

Conditions:
New client SSL profile creation page displayed in read-only partition when New Cipher Group(+) button clicked in any Client SSL profile properties page.

Impact:
GUI shows edit/create option when user is in read-only mode.

Workaround:
GUI just displays the create client SSL profile page, save will fail.

Fix:
Ciphers Group/String option should be grayed out in client SSL profile page. If Cipher Group is selected, [+] should be grayed out.


636520-1 : Detail missing from power supply 'Bad' status log messages

Solution Article: K88813435

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When an internal hardware sensor alert is received indicating a 'Bad' power supply status, no detail is included which indicates which characteristic of the power supply's state is resulting in a 'Bad' overall status for the power supply.
In this scenario, the message logged at default logging level contains information similar to the following:
... crit chmand[...]: 012a0013:2: Blade 0 hardware sensor critical alarm: Power Supply 2 GPIO status(SPAFFIV03G): Bad

Conditions:
This occurs when the system posts an internal hardware sensor alert.

Impact:
Unable to diagnose cause of 'Bad' power supply status at default logging level to determine whether the probable cause is due to a power supply hardware fault or a possible external power source issue.

Workaround:
If power supply errors continue to be logged:

1. Set the libhal logging level to 'Debug':
tmsh mod sys db log.libhal.level { value "Debug" }

2. Let the system run in this configuration for at least a few minutes to collect a number of chmand error logs, such as:
... debug chmand[...]: 012a0007:7: Power Supply 1 alert objid:0x16f local:1 status:0x3 pin:0x2 action:0xd
... debug chmand[...]: 012a0007:7: Received Sensor Alert: sensor id 0x16f slot 0xff
... debug chmand[...]: 012a0007:7: Power Supply 1 alert objid:0x16f local:1 status:0x1 pin:0x2 action:0x3.

3. Set the libhal logging level back to 'Notice':
tmsh mod sys db log.libhal.level { value "Notice" }

4. Take a qkview or an archive of /var/log/ltm, and engage F5 Professional Services for further analysis.

Fix:
When an internal hardware sensor alert is received indicating a 'Bad' power supply status, additional detail is now logged to help identify the cause of the 'Bad' overall status for the power supply.


636479 : Hyper-V VE image fails to boot, stuck on "monpd: - Running monpd bigstart script." displayed on console at startup

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The following message seen on the console "monpd: - Running monpd bigstart script." when starting BIG-IP. When booting in Hyper-V, this causes the VE to fail to fully boot.

Conditions:
AVR, SWG, APM, AFM, PEM or ASM is provisioned.

Impact:
The BIG-IP VE fails to fully boot in Hyper-V

Fix:
Message removed.


636371-1 : Upgrade from pre-v13.0.0 software might fail

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
A new malware object was introduced in version 13.0.0. This object replaces some of the functionalities that were previously configured on the FPS profile itself.

If you upgrade a pre-13.0.0 software version, the operation might fail if the ;general; malware object already exists.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- Profile-level blacklist-words or whitelist-words lists from the previous version are not empty.
-- The general malware appears in the antifraud.domainavailabilityurls db variable.
-- Upgrade from pre-v13.0.0 software.

Impact:
Upgrade will fail.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
FPS now checks to determine whether the 'general' object already exists and modifies it instead of creating it.


636289-1 : Fixed a memory issue while handling TCP::congestion iRule

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Increased memory usage in tmm.

Conditions:
TCP::congestion highspeed iRule is executed for the TCP connection. The issue is only observed for highspeed congestion control.

Impact:
The memory allocated for congestion control is not freed.

Workaround:
If it is desired to use highspeed congestion control under some conditions, it is possible to start with highspeed by choosing highspeed congestion control in the TCP profile and switch to other desired congestion control when condition does not hold. With this workaround, once congestion control is changed to something other than highspeed, it is not possible to switch back to highspeed again.

Fix:
Improved memory utilization while using TCP::congestion iRule.


636155 : Countries table bottom rows are hidden

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When "Ignored filters" message appears for the Countries widget on DoS Visibility screen, scrolling to the bottom of the list is impossible since the bottom-most rows are hidden.

Conditions:
This can be seen on the DoS Visibility screen when scrolling to the bottom of the list.

Impact:
The country at the end of the table is not visible.

Workaround:
Change sorting from Descending to Ascending to view the list in reverse

Fix:
All rows are displayed regardless of what else is on the page


636044-2 : Large number of glob patterns affects custom category lookup performance

Solution Article: K68018520

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The number of glob patterns in a custom category linearly affects custom category lookup compute times. For example, twice as many glob patterns will roughly double the CPU resources required to compute a match.

Conditions:
A large number of custom category glob patterns. The precise number is not so important as the observed effect of slow response times. However, more than 1000 glob patterns is known to cause a significant observed performance degradation.

Impact:
Slow response times to HTTP requests.

Workaround:
It may be possible to compress the large collection of glob patterns into fewer patterns.

Fix:
Glob pattern matching has been extended to be context sensitive. If the pattern includes the marker "://", a glob immediately before it is restricted to the scheme, and a glob immediately after it is restricted to the hostname. If the match can be satisfied with prefix matching, the pattern will be processed with a prefix comparison rather than as a glob. Also, multiple glob patterns are combined together to create a more optimal match pattern. If custom categories patterns use the context sensitive feature, custom category lookup will be optimized.


636016 : VADC: when using an Intel XL710 SR-IOV nic a bigstart restart can re-order the interfaces and impact traffic

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After a bigstart restart, traffic no longer flows because interface ordering can change.

Conditions:
A Virtual Edition configuration with more than one XL710 SR-IOV interface.

Impact:
The VLANs will be assigned to the wrong interfaces, network traffic is blocked.

Workaround:
If VLANs do not exist or the config is not saved before bigstart restart, there is nothing to be done except assigning the right VLAN to the desired interface (1.X) after restart. The MAC address of interfaces can be used to identify the desired interface.

If a config with VLANs is saved before bigstart restart, run the following command:
-- bigstart stop (this brings the data plane ethX devices down)
-- f5-swap-eth -s (this reassigns the interfaces)
-- bigstart start (this restarts the system).

Or you can reboot the guest.


635933 : The validation of ICMP messages for ePVA accelerated TCP connections needs to be configurable

Solution Article: K23440942 K13361021


635754-2 : Wildcard URL pattern match works inncorectly in Traffic Learning

Solution Article: K65531575

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
In the policy with URL learning mode set to ALWAYS, wildcard URL matching for *.[Pp][Nn][Gg]", "*.[Jj][Pp][Gg]", "*.[Gg][Ii][Ff]" will prevent you from adding other wildcard destinations using policy builder.

Conditions:
Policy builder enabled. PolicyBuilder creates the wildcard urls "*.[Pp][Nn][Gg]", "*.[Jj][Pp][Gg]", "*.[Gg][Ii][Ff]".
If you need to manually create another wildcard url "/polo/images/*", the pattern match will be incorrect and you will not be able to accept the learning suggestion.

Impact:
You will not be able to accept the learning suggestion to the correct wildcard URL.

Workaround:
In order to get suggestions on the correct wildcard match, remove "png" from the URL list in the policy: To do so, navigate to Security :: Application Security :: Policy Building :: Learning and Blocking Settings :: URLs :: File types for which wildcard HTTP URLs will be configured (e.g., *.jpg).

Also make sure that you have correct wildcard order. Go to
Security :: Application Security :: URLs :: Wildcards Order :: HTTP URLs.

"/polo/images/*" should be above "*.[Pp][Nn][Gg]" in the list. If it is not, move it using "Up" button".

Fix:
Wildcard URL pattern match now works as expected in Traffic Learning


635703-2 : Interface description may cause some interface level commands to be removed

Solution Article: K14508857

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Adding a description to the interface from within ZebOS may cause interface level routing protocol commands to be lost on restart.

Conditions:
- Add interface level description to a configuration with interface level routing protocol commands.
- Restart services, tmrouted, or reboot.

Impact:
Interface level commands after the description will not appear in the imish running config and will not be loaded/functional.

Workaround:
To prevent this issue, do not use interface-level descriptions.

If the issue has already occurred, and the configuration is not loading, you can manually correct it using the following procedure:
1. Stop tmrouted using the following command: bigstart stop tmrouted
2. Edit the ZebOS.conf from the corresponding route-domain file manually and remove the interface-level 'description' and 'no shutdown' commands.
3. Restart tmrouted using the following command: bigstart restart tmrouted.

Note: Performing the workaround procedure will temporarily disrupt dynamic routing, so care and adequate planning must be taken into consideration.

Fix:
Routing protocol interface commands are no longer lost with the addition of interface descriptions.


635688 : backend<->GUI rest requests optimizations

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP GUI times out, or you are logged out periodically.

Conditions:
This can occur during normal use of the AVR GUI and is due to potential communication issues between the GUI and the BIG-IP via the REST API.

Impact:
You see a time-out window, pages not fully displayed.

Fix:
Fixed some GUI timeout issues when fetching data from the BIG-IP


635680-1 : Link to DoS Visibility from a signature page starts with incorrect time-range

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Link to DoS Visibility from a signature page starts with incorrect time-range

Conditions:
This can occur on the Security :: DoS Protection : Behavioral Signatures page

Impact:
Data is displayed for Last Hour, even though the signature might have been older

Workaround:
Change the time-range manually

Fix:
Correct time-range is loaded


635126-2 : Allow substitute value on fields sent by AJAX

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
"Full ajax encryption" was incompatible with substitute value

Conditions:
Requirement to enable substitute value on ajax forms

Impact:
Could not enable substitute value

Workaround:
n/a

Fix:
Susbstitute value and ajax encryption can now be activated together.


635116-3 : Memory leak when using replicated remote high-speed logging.

Solution Article: K34100550

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
As a result of a known issue when a system uses a High Speed Logging (HSL) configuration with replication across the HSL pool TMM may leak memory.

Conditions:
Remote HSL setup with distribution set to replicated in the log destination configuration.
More than one poolmember, and one of them becomes unavailable.

Impact:
TMM will leak memory at a rate proportional to the amount of logging.
Over time this may cause an outage should TMM run out of memory.

Workaround:
Do not use replication in the HSL destination configuration.

Fix:
TMM no longer leaks memory when using a replicated HSL setup.


635111-1 : New Application Ready Templates Available

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Application Ready Templates for Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress were missing from the 13.0.0 release.

Conditions:
None.

Impact:
Predefined templates for Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress were missing.

Workaround:
Templates could be downloaded from https://devcentral.f5.com/d/new-asm-templates

Fix:
Application Ready Templates for Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress are now available in policy creation.


634779-5 : In SSL Forward Proxy, an uninitialized variable may overflow a buffer and cause TMM to produce a core file

Solution Article: K43945001


634132 : VE: virtio high performance driver (Linux/KVM)

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
By default, the UNIC driver is used for virtio devices on Linux/KVM hypervisors, and at higher network speeds, the soft IRQ interrupt load competes with tmm. This can be observed under load with the "top" linux command showing ksoftirqd soft IRQ load.

Conditions:
Version 13.0.0 default behavior on Linux/KVM hypervisor with virtio nic(s) presented to the guest.

Note: To determine what driver is in use for each nic, use following command: tmctl -d blade tmm/device_probed.

Impact:
Potential performance issues (CPU utilization, throughput, connections/second).

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
For higher performance with virtio nics (relevant on Linux/KVM hypervisors), a new sys db variable supports switching to a TMM native driver.


634085-1 : IPsec tmm assert "ike_ctx tag"

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The tmm asserts with the message "ike_ctx tag."

Conditions:
It looks to be happening only on VE with ikev2 and ipv4, and the probable cause is timing related corruptions.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
The "ike_ctx tag" assert was replaced with an OOPS and the system logs the error and continues.


634015-4 : Potential TMM crash due to a PEM policy content triggered buffer overflow

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Failure to add a PEM policy to a subscriber session in addition to a TMM crash.

Conditions:
PEM configured with a large number of policy rules that goes beyond the maximum supported PEM resources.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Buffer allocation checks have been added in that result in an error log along in case of a buffer overflow.


633985-1 : CS challenged URL is rejected on complex CPM/irule configurations

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A request is rejected.

Conditions:
CS challege is happening.
There is a complex CPM configuration or an irule.

Impact:
The request is rejected.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Request is not rejected in complex CPM configuration.


633879-2 : Fix IKEv1 md5 phase1 hash algorithm so config takes effect

Solution Article: K52833014

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP does not recognize the choice of md5 as hash algorithm in phase1 negotiation for IKEv1, but the GUI indicates it is available and configured.

Conditions:
Using either the command line or web UI to change hash algorithm to md5 in IKEv1 phase1.

Impact:
You are unable to configure md5 as hash algorithm in IKEv1, despite the UI and command line indicating this as an option.

Workaround:
You may be able to select md5, then save and then restart, this would set up the daemon from a config file instead of via incremental config parsing. So while it would not work right after being changed in the UI, the md5 option may work after a restart.

Fix:
The choice of md5 for hash algorithm now works correctly and immediately for an IKEv1 peer. The message causing this is now parsed correctly so md5 is recognized and used.


633723-4 : New diagnostics run when a crypto HA failure occurs and crypto.ha.action is reboot

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A new db variable has been added to print diagnostic information when Cavium Nitrox devices encounter a 'request queue stuck' error. When this occurs, the system posts a log message such as:
crit tmm1[19936]: 01010260:2: Hardware Error(Co-Processor): cn1 request queue stuck.

Conditions:
-- A Cavium Nitrox 'request queue stuck' error occurs.
-- The db variable 'crypto.ha.action' is set to reboot.

Impact:
The system will automatically run 'nitrox_diag' to collect diagnostic information to help F5 determine the cause of the queue stuck error before rebooting.

The system immediately fails over to the standby system, but will then spend approximately one minute gathering diagnostic information before rebooting.

See https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K95944198 for more information about nitrox_diag.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now automatically gathers nitrox data collection when request queue stuck errors occur.

Behavior Change:
Under rare conditions, the system will take approximately one additional minute to reboot.

If a Cavium Nitrox 'request queue stuck' error occurs and the db variable 'crypto.ha.action' is set to reboot, the system will automatically run 'nitrox_diag' to collect diagnostic information to help F5 determine the cause of the queue stuck error before rebooting.

When the error happens, failover to the standby system will still happen immediately. The delay occurs only on rebooting the system that has already gone to standby mode.


633564-1 : Route unavailable when static route depends on another static route

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Static route on the BIG-IP becomes unavailable after TMM restart, even though it's configured, and shows up in "list net route".

Conditions:
This occurs after restart, when a static route exists that depends on another static route. For example, a gateway route depends on an interface route.

Impact:
Route unavailable for use, traffic depends on the route is dropped if there are no alternate routes.

Workaround:
Removed the broken static route, and re-add it again.

Fix:
Route inter-dependencies no longer cause static routes to be unavailable after restart.


633391-2 : GUI Error trying to modify IP Data-Group

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
While trying to add/remove/edit IPv6&IPv4 within an existing data group list for iRules, the properties page throws a parsing error.

Conditions:
Try to modify the value field under Address Records Row whether string/int, and click Update

Impact:
There is an "Error parsing IP address" messave at the top of the page. You cannot modify internal data groups using GUI. You can delete and re-create the entry, but cannot modify it.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to modify the record field of the data groups.

Fix:
You can now modify the IPv6&IPv4 value within an existing data group.

Behavior Change:
users would be able to modify and update data groups


633333-1 : During an MPTCP connection, the serverside connection will occasionally be aborted before all data has been sent

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
During an MPTCP connection, the serverside connection will occasionally be aborted before all data has been sent.

Conditions:
A TCP profile with Multipath TCP enabled is attached to a virtual server, and an MPTCP connection is established.

Impact:
The serverside connection is reset before all data has been sent, causing the tail end of the data stream to not be proxied.

Workaround:
There is no workaround

Fix:
Fixed sequence of events on connection closure.


633091 : Avr debug messages are printed to screen when saving/loading sys config

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Avr debug messages are printed to screen

Conditions:
When running:
tmsh save sys ucs someUcs
or
tmsh load sys ucs someUcs

Impact:
You see debug messages, these can be ignored.

Workaround:
No workaround

Fix:
Run tmsh save/load sys ucs someUcs
and verify avr messages are not printed.
Example of debug message:
11:24:42 Running cs_save_pre_script on Mon Dec 12 11:24:42 PST 2016


632875-4 : Non-Administrator TMSH users no longer allowed to run dig

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMSH users without the Administrator role are allowed to run dig, which may allow access to files in the local filesystem.

Conditions:
Execute dig via TMSH

Impact:
File access restrictions for TMSH users without the Administrator role are not properly enforced when executing the dig command.

Fix:
TMSH users who are do not have Administrator roles can no longer run the dig utility through TMSH.

Behavior Change:
dig command is no longer allowed to be run through TMSH by non-admin users.


632668-6 : When a BIG-IP using BFD sessions is forced offline, the system continues to send "State Up" BFD packets for ~30 seconds

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a BIG-IP using statically configured BFD sessions (i.e. "bfd session <IP> <IP>" in the ZebOS configuration) is forced offline, it continues to send "State Up" BFD packets for an additional ~30 seconds.

Conditions:
System is using statically configured BFD sessions. System is forced offline.

Impact:
The BFD peer thinks the BIG-IP is still online and may send packets to it.

Fix:
Ensure BFD "State Up" packets are not sent when the BIG-IP is forced offline.


632646-3 : APM - OAM login with ObSSOCookie results in error page instead of redirecting to login page, when session cookie (ObSSOCookie) is deleted from OAM server.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM - OAM login with invalid ObSSOCookie results in error page instead of redirecting to login page.

Conditions:
This happens occasionally if a session cookie (ObSSOCookie) is deleted from OAM server, or an OAM session is deleted from server.

Impact:
OAM login with invalid ObSSOCookie results in error page. However, expected behavior is that user is redirected to login page if login with ObSSOCokkie fails.

Workaround:
No Workaround

Fix:
Issue is fixed - On authenticate with ObSSOCookie, read getStatus() API call to check the ObSSOCookie status and redirect to IDP if it is not 1 (LOGGEDIN, AWAITINGLOGIN). With this fix user will be redirected to IDP on logging with cookie that is deleted manually from the OAM server.


632504-2 : APM Policy Sync: Non-LSO resources such as webtop are listed under dynamic resource list

Solution Article: K31277424

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Non-LSO resources such as webtop, even they are assigned via a normal resource assign agent, are listed under dynamic resource as opposed to static one.

Conditions:
- Create a webtop resource.
- Create an access profile.
- Launch VPE to assign webtop resource via a normal resource assign agent ("Advanced Resource Assign").
- Click on "Sync policy" button to bring up the policy sync dialog, click on "Advanced Settings" drop-down button and select "Static resources".

Impact:
No impact when default settings are configured for policy sync. Only in advanced setting is it confusing that a static resource is only listed in the dynamic resource list, with a prompt to include it as dynamic resource. Doing so does not cause any harm, but is unnecessary.

Workaround:
If it is a static resource, do not select it as dynamic resource.

Fix:
Static non-LSO resources such as webtop will be listed in static resource list in the advanced setting dialog for policy sync.


632499-2 : APM Policy Sync: Resources under webtop section are not sync'ed automatically

Solution Article: K70551821

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Resources put under webtop section such as webtop link, portal access requires to be included as dynamic resource or else sync will fail.

Conditions:
- Create a webtop section source such as portal access.
- Create a webtop section and add the above-create portal access to it.
- Create an access profile and add the webtop section resource via a resource assign agent in VPE.
- Sync the profile.

Impact:
Sync will fail and some configured resources will not be available on the other devices.

Workaround:
Includes those resources as dynamic resources in Policy Sync advanced settings.

Fix:
Now administrators can sync access profiles with resources under webtop sections without including them manually as dynamic resources.


632388-1 : Sync all autodos history files from active to standby units every 5 mins

Solution Article: K34214852

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
In a high availability (HA) environment, MCP usage increases to 100% every 5 minutes on active devices and 65% on standby devices, which can negatively impact GUI performance. This occurs because the autodosd daemon individually syncs each autodos history file every 5 minutes. (The autodosd daemon is a control plane process which supports the BIG-IP AFM DoS Auto Threshold feature.)

Conditions:
-- AFM provisioned.
-- HA configured.

Impact:
Performance of the BIG-IP system can temporarily be impacted.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now uses one sync transaction to sync all autodos history files together from active to standby devices every five mins, so the performance impact is avoided.


632069-2 : Sudo vulnerabilities: CVE-2016-7032, CVE-2016-7076

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On VE platforms, under certain conditions, the sudo utility does not correctly enforce all restrictions specified in its configuration file.

Conditions:
VE platform
Authenticated user with advanced shell access

Impact:
BIG-IP does not depend on the restrictions related to these vulnerabilities, and sudo is only present on VE platforms. Only VE users who have modified the sudo configuration by editing its configuration file directly are impacted.

Fix:
Update sudo package to improve security


632060-2 : restjavad is unable to read the dtca.key files resulting in Error: Failed to read key: invalid header

Component: iApp Technology

Symptoms:
when upgrading to 12.1.1, 12.1.2 or 13.0 releases, executing a command similar to

curl -k -u admin:admin https://127.0.0.1:443/mgmt/shared/device-discovery-tasks causes the following error:

"errorMessage": "Could not connect to host 10.0.0.160. Please ensure there are no licensing, firewall, port lockdown or network connectivity issues. Error: Failed to read key /config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/trust_certificate_key_d/:Common:dtca.key_12100_2: invalid header",

Conditions:
Upgrading from releases prior to 12.1.1 to 12.1.1 or 12.1.2 or 13.0

Impact:
if your device has an iApps LX application, then that application sill not synchronize to the standby device. So if a failover occurs, then the iApps LX application will seem to disappear, and traffic will not pass through the application.

Workaround:
If you have upgraded and are in this condition, and you need to use iAppsLX, you can perform the following procedure to recover.

Impact of procedure: this procedure disables HA and requires you to rebuild your HA environment. You only need to use this procedure if you absolutely need to run an iAppLX.

1. Reset device trust, then re-establish device trust, your device group(s), and your traffic group(s)
2. At the BIG-IP command line for each of the devices, run the following command:
clear-rest-storage

Fix:
Upgrade to 13.1 or 13.0.x hot fix


631862-5 : Stream is not finalized when OWS response has Transfer-Encoding header with zero-size chunk

Solution Article: K32107573

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When OWS sends a chunked response and the only chunk has a zero size, HTTP2 profile receives neither the response's body nor indication that the response has zero size.

Conditions:
A virtual server must have HTTP2 profile, and OWS must serve a response with Transfer-Encoding: chunked and a zero size chunk (empty body).

Impact:
On a stream with such response, BIG-IP doesn't generate a frame which would have END_STREAM flag. Some browsers may not handle the response properly. For example, a redirect may not be performed when the stream is not finalized. It results in incorrect page rendering on a client.

Workaround:
Use following iRule for broken URLs:

when HTTP_RESPONSE {
  if {[HTTP::header exists "Transfer-Encoding"] && [HTTP::status] eq 301} {
    HTTP::respond 301 -version 1.1 noserver Location [HTTP::header Location] Date [HTTP::header Date] Content-Type [HTTP::header Content-Type] Connection [HTTP::header Connection]
  }
}

A condition may be changed to narrow the iRule for specific URLs.
HTTP::respond may be modified to include other important headers and serve a proper status code.

Fix:
When OWS serves Transfer-Encoding chunked with zero size chuck, BIG-IP properly handles the response and sends END_STREAM flag finalizing the response.


631715-2 : ASM::disable does not disable client side challenges

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM::disable command was run but a challenge was still sent.

Conditions:
irule with ASM::disable. CS or DID challenge is configured.

Impact:
An unexpected JS challenge arrives

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Challenges are now not sent when ASM::disable command happens.


631688-8 : Multiple NTP vulnerabilities

Solution Article: K55405388 K87922456 K63326092 K51444934 K80996302


631572 : Cryptic error relating to the liveinstall.movelicense DB variable

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Unable to install, with an error containing, "Could not access license source".

Conditions:
liveinstall.movelicense needs to be disabled (with the config saved).
lind may need to be restarted (or the system rebooted after the change).
A new slot (nonexistent volume) needs to be chosen for the new installation.

Impact:
Installation fails when this DB variable is set.

Workaround:
Enable liveinstall.movelicense (or reset-to-default).
Save the configuration.
bigstart restart lind.
Either the aborted installation will resume, or a new one will succeed.

Fix:
A more helpful message is now provided:

failed (--nomovelicense specified, but target volume (1) does not exist.)


631286-2 : URI cache entries should be replaced /expired for euie hash table

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Tmctl stats for "access_uri_info" gradually grows and can lead to TMM memory exhaustion.

Conditions:
APM or SWG use case.

Impact:
TMM memory exhaustion.

Workaround:
Restart tmm.

Fix:
A limit of how many entries will be stored in the URI cache is implemented. The default is 2048 entries, this DB variable can be set to control the max limit:

access.max.euie_uri.cache.entries

The DB variable allows a range of 2048 - 8192.


630712 : After provisioning change, Dimension Widgets on DoS Visibility pages are incorrect

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Dimension Widgets list is defined upon first access to a DoS page during a browsing session. This means that if provisioning changes during that sessions, the widgets that are displayed may be incorrect.
When un-provisioning modules it is not a problem since every widget goes through a licensing/provisioning validation before being added to the page.
However, if adding a new module to provisioning, new widgets will not be added until the window/tab is closed and a new browsing session starts, or until "Reset Layout" is performed.

Conditions:
Change of provisioning modules during browsing session

Impact:
List of dimension widgets is not up to date with current provisioning

Workaround:
Workaround 1: closing and opening the window or tab.
Workaround 2: choosing "Reset Layout" option from the cog menu.

Fix:
List of widgets is now determined by what's actually provisioned.


630611-3 : PEM module crash when subscriber not fund

Solution Article: K84324392

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Under rare circumstances, PEM usage reporting for a subscriber will cause a crash.

Conditions:
PEM subscriber info is missing for the current tmm, e.g., after a CMP state change.

Impact:
PEM/TMM SIGSEV.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
PEM usage reporting for a subscriber no longer causes a crash when PEM subscriber info is missing for the current tmm.


630610-1 : BFD session interface configuration may not be stored on unit state transition

Solution Article: K43762031

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
'bfd session' statements missing in ZebOS 'running-config'.

Conditions:
State transitions from online to offline.

Impact:
BFD configuration will become missing in ZebOS running config and no BFD sessions will be established.

Workaround:
Re-add statements manually.

Fix:
BFD session interface configuration is now stored on unit state transition.


630446-5 : Expat vulnerability CVE-2016-0718

Solution Article: K52320548


630390-1 : Client Side challenges and device ID doesn't work on a virtual server that has also APM

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Client side challenges do not work when APM is enabled in clientless mode.

Conditions:
APM is on the virtual server as ASM.
APM is running in clientless mode.

Impact:
device ID related features doesn't work correctly.

Workaround:
N/S

Fix:
challenges are now sent in when APM in on the chain.


629921-3 : [[SWG]-NTLM 407 based front end auth and passthrough 401 based NTLM backend auth does not work.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
With SWG client side NTLM auth configuration while doing the NTLM auth for backend, ECA plugin is trapping the Authorization credentials (NTLMSSP_NEGOTIATE) sent by the client, it sinks the request and generates the 407 to the client to do proxy authentication.

Conditions:
Set-up SWG for auth with ntlm credentials
Access a proxied resource which also requires ntlm auth

Impact:
Backend server access is restricted.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Now when using SWG in explicit proxy mode with NTLM authentication with the Proxy-Authenticate header, BIG-IP allows NTLM authentication to proceed simultaneously to protected resource servers that also use NTLM authentication with the Authenticate header.


629752 : On DoS Visiblity pages, metrics from unprovisioned modules are displayed in the widgets

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When either ASM or AFM are not provisioned, Dimension Widgets are still showing metrics that belong to these modules.

Conditions:
Have either ASM or AFM provisioned, but not both

Impact:
We're showing metrics that aren't applicable to the given system

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Only metrics belonging to provisioned modules will be presented to the user.


629573 : No drill-down filter for virtual-servers is mentioned on exported reports when using partition

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The selected filters will not appear in exported reports for virtual servers created under non 'Common' partitions.

Conditions:
When using virtual-servers and ASM policies under a non 'Common' partition, exported reports will not display the the selected drill-down filters.

Impact:
Exported reports will be displayed without the filters.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Exported reports will take into consideration partitions which will make the drill-down filters appear as expected.


629491-1 : REST token storage improvement

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Under some conditions, it is possible to exceed the capacity of the REST token storage subsystem

Conditions:
REST interface in heavy use by authenticated users

Impact:
Unable to generate additional REST tokens

Fix:
Improve handling of REST tokens under high usage conditions


629411-1 : OAuth Client/RS and Authorization Server don't work together on the same BIG-IP

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
OAuth Client/RS and Authorization Server don't work together on the same BIG-IP system. These two features cannot be configured on the same BIG-IP system, and have to be configured on separate BIG-IP systems.

Beginning with version 13.0.0, APM supports OAuth Client and RS functionality as one feature. APM also supports AS (an F5-specific implementation) as another feature. These two features are dependent on each other in that OAuth Client/RS communicate with AS for authorization decisions.

Conditions:
When APM OAuth client/RS and AS are configured on the same BIG-IP system.

Impact:
APM OAuth Client/RS and AS cannot communicate each other when configured on the same BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
Configure OAuth ClientRS on one BIG-IP system and AS on another BIG-IP system.

Fix:
Now OAuth Resource Server (RS), Authorization Server (AS), and Client role can be used simultaneously in the same BIG-IP.


629085-2 : Any CSS content truncated at a quoted value leads to a segfault

Solution Article: K55278069

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Any CSS content truncated at a quoted value leads to a segfault.

Example:
...
.c1 {background-image: url('some

Conditions:
CSS ends without closing quote in value.

Example:
...
.c1 {background-image: url('some

Impact:
TMM or rewrite segfault. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Use a particular iRule.

Fix:
CSS content truncated at a quoted value no longer leads to a segfault.


629017 : Comparison Charts are alive only during while staying on the page

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Comparison Charts are not persisted and if the page is reloaded or navigated away from in any other way, the charts will be lost.

Conditions:
Refreshing the page while looking at comparison charts.

Impact:
Settings are not preserved; you must reconfigure them to see the comparison.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
All charts configuration, including comparison charts will be persisted during navigation session (as long as the browser tab is open), even if the page is reloaded or being navigated away from.


629013 : Right pane displaying doesn't respect pin selected function when filter just applied

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When applying a filter when Pin Selected function is enabled, it doesn't work. If disabling and enabling it again, everything will be fine and filtered entities will be pinned.

Conditions:
N/A

Impact:
N/A

Workaround:
Disable and re-enable Pin Selected option

Fix:
When changing filters from outside of the widget, the widget will update the position of its selected entities.


628721-6 : In rare conditions, DNS cache resolver outbound TCP connections fail to expire.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a TCP connection is initiated by the DNS cache resolver but fails to be fully created, it may be leaked until the next restart of tmm.

Conditions:
This is only known to occur when other internal issues are affecting the tmm's functionality. If there are ongoing log messages in the tmm logs of the form: "hud_msg_queue is full," and a DNS cache resolver is attempting new outbound TCP connections, then it is possible to leak these connections.

Impact:
If enough connections are leaked, the tmm will not be able to create new connections even if the conditions causing the "hud_msg_queue" log messages resolve.

Workaround:
Restarting tmm will clear the leaked connections.

Fix:
The connections are now properly cleaned up if they are unsuccessfully created.


628337-2 : Forcing a single injected tag configuration is restrictive

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Injected tags configuration in profile is globally controlled from the db variable antifraud.injecttags, and forces all protected pages to have a common set of HTML tags. If your web application has pages that do not work with the injected tags, then this will cause the application to work improperly.

Conditions:
This occurs when the injected tags db variable (antifraud.injecttags) is configured.

Impact:
Your web application may have pages that do not handle the tags properly and may malfunction.

Workaround:
Configure injected tags in a way which can applied to all URLs protected in a profile. If it is not possible due to some URL HTML structure, HTML must be modified.

Fix:
Injected tags configuration has been moved to the URL level.


628311-4 : Potential TMM crash due to duplicate installed PEM policies by the PCRF

Solution Article: K87863112

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Potential TMM crash due to duplicate installed PEM policies by the PCRF.

Conditions:
- PEM enabled with Gx and Gy.
- PEM policies configured with Gy quota management.
- PCRF installs an already-installed policy against a subscriber.

Impact:
Loss of service. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Configure the PCRF to not install an already-installed policy against a subscriber.

Fix:
PEM now prevents PCRF from installing an already-installed policy against a subscriber.


628164-4 : OSPF with multiple processes may incorrectly redistribute routes

Solution Article: K20766432

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When OSPF is configured with multiple processes that each redistribute different type routes, LSAs may be created in a process for a route of the type other than the one configured for redistribution into that process.

Conditions:
OSPF routing with multiple processes configured. Each OSPF process configured with a different route type redistributed.

Impact:
Incorrect routing information in the network when OSPF converges.

Workaround:
Redistribute the leaked route type into the affected OSPF process and use a route map that filters out all routes.

Fix:
OSPF no longer leaks LSAs between processes redistributing different types of routes.

OSPF routes are now created synchronously when the LSA database is updated. If routes are rapidly deleted and re-added, OSPF will send maxage LSAs followed by new LSAs. This is potentially a behavior change where, previously, only a single updated LSA would have been sent.


627764-1 : Prevent sending a 2nd RST for a TCP connection

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After a specific sequence of packets resulting in sending a RST packet, TCP connection was kept alive and sent another RST when connection expired.

Conditions:
A specific sequence of packets (a second SYN segment within the TCP window) is received by a TCP connection.

Impact:
2 RST segments is sent to the client instead of 1. In addition, the TCP connection was kept alive until the sweeper cleaned it.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
TCP sends a single RST for specific sequence of packets


627747 : Improve cURL Usage

Solution Article: K20682450


627695-1 : [netHSM SafeNet] The 'Yes' and 'No' options to proceed or cancel the unisntall during "safenet-sync.sh -u " are not operational

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
'Yes' and 'No' options to proceed or cancel the uninstall operation are not operational.

Conditions:
Issue happens when running safenet-sync.sh -u.

Impact:
No impact.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
In this release, there is no Yes or No option for the SafeNet uninstall 'safenet-sync.sh -u.' command.


627554-1 : Partition of LTM policies is displayed in breadcrumb rather than properties table row

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
There is no 'Partition/Path' row on LTM policies properties page. Instead the partition is displayed in the breadcrumb at the top of the page.

Conditions:
This is encountered when selecting a LTM policy.

Impact:
Partition/Path not displayed.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The partition was removed from the properties page breadcrumb and added as a 'Partition/Path' row to match the behavior of other LTM properties pages.


626861-1 : Ensure unique IKEv2 sequence numbers

Solution Article: K31220138

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Although BIG-IP generates random sequence numbers for use in protocol negotiation, it is possible to allocate a new number already in use by a phase-one ike-SA or a phase-two child-SA.

Conditions:
When a sufficiently large number of tunnels are in use (e.g., numbering in thousands), odds of generating a duplicate sequence number is relatively high, given the number of random bits used to generate the number. More tunnels makes it more likely to occur.

Impact:
On sequence number collision, this might confuse an old SA, and probably never complete negotiation of a new SA. In addition, the system might crash if updating an old SA happened in a state where update is not expected.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Now BIG-IP uses more random bits in generated sequence numbers, and it always checks whether a new sequence number is currently in use anywhere else before proceeding. Thus collisions cannot be generated in sequence number allocation. New numbers should always be guaranteed unique now.


626851-4 : Potential crash in a multi-blade chassis during CMP state changes.

Solution Article: K37665112

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
CMP state change can result in a blade crash.

Conditions:
CMP state change with a PEM profile enabled on a virtual. The former can be triggered using a TMM restart/unrelated crash, blade insertion or blade administrative state change.

Impact:
Blade crash resulting in potential loss of service.

Workaround:
Deploy PEM in an HA-pair with a chassis fail over configured to occur if at most one blade on the active chassis fails.

Fix:
The system now gracefully handles sessionDB errors due to a CMP state change.


626594-3 : No way to perform a soft server certificate verification

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
There is no way to perform a soft server certificate verification.

Conditions:
Server-side SSL forward proxy when 'server certificate is set to 'require' and 'untrusted CA response control' and 'expired certificate response control' are both set to 'ignore'.

Impact:
No way to perform a soft server certificate verification and continue the handshake as though the verification is OK, even if it is not OK.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
There is a new sys db variable: tmm.ssl.servercert_softval with default value 'disabled'.

When this sys db variable is 'enabled', calling SSL::verify_result will return a soft verfiy_result value.

Typical use case:
It is used in the server-side SSL forward proxy when 'server certificate is set to 'require' and 'untrusted CA response control' and 'expired certificate response control' are both set to 'ignore' but would like to perform a soft server certificate verification.

Behavior Change:
There is a new sys db variable: tmm.ssl.servercert_softval with default value 'disabled'.

When this sys db variable is 'enabled', calling SSL::verify_result will return a soft verfiy_result value.

Typical use case:
It is used in the server-side SSL forward proxy when 'server certificate is set to 'require' and 'untrusted CA response control' and 'expired certificate response control' are both set to 'ignore' but would like to perform a soft server certificate verification.


626386-2 : SSL may not be reassembling fragments correctly with a large-sized client certificate when SSL persistence is enabled

Solution Article: K28505256

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On a BIG-IP device, whenever a large-sized client certificate is sent by an SSL client to a virtual service, and SSL persistence is enabled, the SSID parser does not reassemble fragmented ClientKeyExchange messages correctly. It interprets the next incoming fragment - part of the CertificateVerify message - as a new record, incorrectly calculates its length and ends up waiting endlessly for more bytes to receive the record.

Conditions:
When SSL persistence is enabled and a large-sized client
certificate is sent by the SSL client to the BIG-IP device.

Impact:
Client connection hangs during the handshake. No impact to any other module.

Workaround:
Disable SSL persistence.

Fix:
SSL now reassembles fragments correctly with a large-sized client certificate when SSL persistence is enabled.


626311-1 : Potential failure of DHCP relay functionality credits to incorrect route lookup.

Solution Article: K75419237

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP requests from client to server may not make it through.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP system configured as a DHCP relay.
-- Input variable (flow_key) incorrectly initialized.

Impact:
Clients might not get an IP address from the DHCP server.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Input variable (flow_key) is initialized properly to prevent a potential route-lookup failure.


625892-1 : Nagle Algorithm Not Fully Enforced with TSO

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Sub MSS packets are more numerous than Nagle's algorithm would imply.

Conditions:
TCP Segmentation Offload is enabled.

Impact:
Sub-MSS packets increase overhead and client power consumption.

Workaround:
Disable TCP Segmentation Offload by running the following command:
tmsh modify sys db tm.tcpsegmentationoffload value disable

Fix:
Deliver Integer Multiples of MSS to the TSO hardware when Nagle's algorithm applies.


624896-1 : GUI LTM Virtual Server Connection Limit and Connection Rate Limit

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Depending on the Virtual Server Type selection the Connection Limit and Connection Rate Limit may or may not be supported.

When changing the Virtual Server Type the GUI sometimes displays or hides the Connection Limit and/or Connection Rate Limit inconsistently.

Conditions:
When switching between Types, the Connection Limit and Connection Rate Limit may or may not be displayed or hidden correctly for the selected type.

Impact:
When updating the Virtual Server, if a value is persisted when it is not supported, the user will get an error. Or if a value is supported, but not visible, you cannot set the value through the GUI.

Workaround:
For values that are saved when they are not supported and the user gets an error, the user can set the value to 0. If the Connection Limit or Connection Rate Limit is not displayed in the GUI, the user can use tmsh to set the value.

Fix:
Ensure GUI is displaying and hiding Connection Limit and Connection Rate Limit correctly for each Virtual Server Type.


624722 : Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2016-7117

Solution Article: K51201255


624580 : BigDB.dat may become truncated

Solution Article: K37147352

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BigDB.dat may become truncated.

Conditions:
The conditions under which this occurs are not well understood.

Impact:
Tomcat and possibly mcpd may restart due to having incorrectly generated configuration.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
A truncated BigDB.dat no longer causes Tomcat mcpd to restart.


623362-1 : Oversized pool member input

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In the System :: High Availability : Fail-safe : Gateway property page in the GUI, you are allowed to enter a pool member count higher than the maximum of 65535.

Conditions:
This occurs when entering a minimum pool member count. The limit is 0-65535 but the GUI allows you to enter a higher number.

Impact:
If you enter a higher number, a validation error will occur: "Value out of range. Correct Range: 0 - 65535"

Fix:
The pool member input is now 5 characters long.


622160 : ICMPv6 packets can have the wrong source IP if a IPv6 VIP has IPv4 pool members

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
ICMPV6 packet has the source IP of IPv4 Mapped IPv6 selfIP address instead of the IPv6 selfIP address configured on the unit

Conditions:
IPv6 forwarding VIP with no translation references IPv4 poolmembers and the PMTU to the nexthop is less than the packet size sent by the server.

Impact:
ICMPv6 packets with wrong source IP addresses


621976-5 : OneDrive for Business thick client shows javascript errors when rendering APM logon page

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
OneDrive for Business thick client shows javascript errors when rendering APM logon page

Conditions:
APM is used as federated auth provider for Microsoft Azure. User uses OneDrive for Business thick client to authenticate.

Impact:
User experience is impacted, however clicking thru javascript errors eventually leads to successful authentication and working OneDrive for Business app.

Workaround:
Click thru javascript error dialogs.

Fix:
OneDrive for Business thick client is now fully supported when authenticating against APM as federation provider for Microsoft Azure.


621974-5 : Skype For Business thick client shows javascript errors when rendering APM logon page

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Skype For Business thick client shows javascript errors when rendering APM logon page

Conditions:
APM is used as federated auth provider for Microsoft Azure. User uses Skype For Business thick client to authenticate.

Impact:
User experience is impacted, however clicking thru javascript errors eventually leads to successful authentication and working Skype For Business app.

Workaround:
Click thru javascript error dialogs.

Fix:
Skype For Business thick client is now fully supported when authenticating against APM as federation provider for Microsoft Azure.


621870-1 : Outage may occur with VIP-VIP configurations

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In some VIP-VIP configurations, a system outage may occur while processing traffic.

Conditions:
VIP-VIP configuration

Impact:
System outage

Workaround:
None.


621379-1 : TCP Lossfilter not enforced after iRule changes TCP settings

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TCP Lossfilter function doesn't work properly, although the first few losses will be properly ignored.

Conditions:
TCP profile has ALL of the following settings:
mptcp disabled; rate-pace disabled; tail-loss-probe disabled; fast-open disabled; cmetrics-cache-timeout = 0; congestion ctrl is reno, new-reno, high-speed, or scalable; nagle enabled or disabled; rtx_thresh = 3; loss-filter settings are both > 0.

an iRule changes any of the above settings except loss-filter.

Impact:
Sending rate declines due to packet losses improperly interpreted as congestion.

Workaround:
Change any of the conditions above.

Fix:
Properly handle loss-filter state when switching TCP stacks.


620903-2 : Decreased performance of ICMP attack mitigation.

Component: Performance

Symptoms:
Decreased performance of ICMP attack mitigation.

Conditions:
A Big-Ip is under attack, for example a ICMP flood attack.

Impact:
Decreased performance of ICMP attack mitigation.

Workaround:
NA

Fix:
Increased performance of ICMP attack mitigation.


620759-3 : Persist timeout value gets truncated when added to the branch parameter.

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Persist timeout value gets truncated when added to the branch parameter due to difference in storage type.

Conditions:
If the persist timeout value was higher that 65535 then the value gets truncated.

Impact:
Incorrect persist timeout get into affect for the call other than the value set in the config.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Persist timeout value no longer gets truncated when added to the branch parameter.


620659-4 : The BIG-IP system may unecessarily run provisioning on successive reboots

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After the first boot, the system runs provisioning and boots successfully, but there is a file left on the system /mprov_firstboot. This will appear in /var/log/ltm:
  info mprov:4614:: \'\'provision.initialized\' indicates force TMOS only provisioning - forcing.\'

During a subsequent boot, provisioning will run again, potentially unnecessarily, due to the existence of this file. The following will appear in /var/log/ltm during the second boot:
  info mprov:4609:: \'Existence of file \'/mprov_firstboot\' indicates force TMOS only provisioning - forcing.\'

Conditions:
The memory size of the host changes and there is some other need for reprovisioning (for example a new configuration load).

Impact:
On a vCMP host, the second provisioning may not complete properly and guest systems will not pass traffic.

The vCMP host will continually try to start more than one tmm and fail when there should only be one tmm running. The /var/log/tmm logfile on the vCMP host will contain:
  <13> Sep 25 01:33:28 vcmphost1 notice Too small memsize (60) -- need at least 136 MB

The /var/log/tmm logfile on the vCMP guest will contain:
  <13> Sep 25 01:38:21 bigip1 notice Failed to write /var/run/libdag.so_2, err: -30
  <13> Sep 25 01:38:21 bigip1 notice panic: vdag failed to attach
  <13> Sep 25 01:38:21 bigip1 notice ** SIGFPE **

Workaround:
If the vCMP host is in a tmm restart loop due to this issue, reboot the vCMP host to allow the system to come up properly.

Fix:
The BIG-IP software now always removes the /mprov_firstboot file when the system is reprovisioned.


620625-3 : Changes to the Connection.VlanKeyed DB key may not immediately apply

Solution Article: K38094257

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Changes to the Connection.VlanKeyed DB key may not immediately apply to all TMMs

Conditions:
The Connection.VlanKeyed DB key is changed

Impact:
Asymmetrically routed connections may fail with Connection.VlanKeyed disabled

Workaround:
Restarting TMM will resolve the issue, though this will interrupt traffic so should be performed during a maintenance window. To do so, run one of the following tmsh commands:

-- on an appliance (BIG-IP platform): bigstart restart tmm
-- on a clustered system (a VIPRION or VIPRION-based vCMP guest): clsh bigstart restart tmm

Fix:
Asymmetrically routed connections no longer fail with Connection.VlanKeyed disabled.


619593-1 : Provisioning page table cells overlap

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Cells in the provisioning page table overlap when they contain long strings.

Conditions:
Cells in the provisioning page table contain long strings.

Impact:
The cells will overlap.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Cells in the provisioning page table no longer overlap when they contain long strings.


618430-1 : iRules LX data not included in qkview

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Qkview does not contain any of the iRuleLX information.

Conditions:
N/A

Impact:
Support engineers will have to ask for the iRuleLX information separately. No iHealth heuristics possible at the moment.

Fix:
The following ILX information was added to the qkview:

TMSH commands:
  list ilx workspace all-properties
  list ilx plugin all-properties
  list ilx global-settings (13.0.0+)
  list ltm profile ilx all-properties (13.0.0+)
  show ilx plugin all
  show ltm profile ilx all (13.0.0+)

The files in the following folders:
  /var/ilx - master copies of workspaces
  /var/sdm - running files of the plugins
  /var/log/ilx - ILX specific logs


618332-3 : No event triggered when the system receives a certificate message from the server.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
There is no event triggered when the system receives a certificate message from the server.

Conditions:
System receives a certificate message from the server.

Impact:
No event triggered.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
A new event SERVERSSL_SERVERCERT is raised after the server certificate is received and verified on the server side.

Behavior Change:
A new event SERVERSSL_SERVERCERT is raised after the server certificate is received and verified.


617901-9 : GUI to handle file path manipulation to prevent GUI instability.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Request file path may be incorrectly processed

Conditions:
Authenticated administrative user makes a GUI request

Impact:
The GUI becomes unstable because it cannot process the request.

Fix:
Redirect the user to a No Access page.


617273-10 : Expat XML library vulnerability CVE-2016-5300

Solution Article: K70938105


616104-1 : VMware View connections to pool hit matching BIG-IP virtuals

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When a VMware View resource is configured to use a pool as a destination, for all the connections to this pool, except the very first one, a matching virtual lookup is performed.
This doesn't align with the typical BIG-IP behavior on pool connections that should go directly to the chosen pool member and not hit matching virtual servers.

Conditions:
If a VMware View resource is configured to connect to a pool and there is a virtual server matching some or all the IP/port values of pool members, connections to those members will go through the matching virtual server, except for the very first one.

Impact:
If a matching virtual is not intended to pass the traffic through (e.g., a 'reject-all' virtual), those connections routed to this virtual server will fail.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
All the connections to VMWare View pool members now go directly without hitting matching BIG-IP virtual servers.


616008-2 : TMM core may be seen when using an HSL format script for HSL reporting in PEM

Solution Article: K23164003

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM core resulting in potential loss of service.

Conditions:
Requires a PEM HSL reporting action with an HSL format script against a virtual server.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
In an iRule against the virtual server, set a Tcl variable in the first line after an iRule event. Unset the same Tcl variable in the last line of the iRule event.

Fix:
TMM core no longer occurs when using an HSL format script for HSL reporting in PEM.


615372 : Occasional TCP resets during connection initiation (RST cause is "No local listener")

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Occasionally, the BIG-IP will send a TCP RST in response to an initial SYN with the reset cause "No local listener". This does not affect subsequent connections from the client, so they are likely to succeed.

The reset cause for a packet can be logged by setting the DB variable TM.rstcause.log to enable. The reset cause can be sent in the RST packet by setting the DB variable TM.rstcause.pkt to enable.

Conditions:
A virtual server is configured to use TCP and a client initiates a connection.

Impact:
The attempted connection is reset. Subsequent attempts are likely to succeed.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The icr_eventd daemon was updated to use TCP connections more efficiently.


615267 : OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2016-2183

Solution Article: K13167034


615226 : Libarchive vulnerabilities: CVE-2016-8687 and others

Solution Article: K13074505


614804-1 : libcurl vulnerabilities: CVE-2016-5420, CVE-2016-5421, CVE-2016-7141

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, processes using libcurl may reuse existing TCP connections that should be isolated.

Conditions:
Custom programs installed on BIG-IP and using libcurl may be affected.

Impact:
Libcurl is present on BIG-IP systems but is not used in a vulnerable way by any standard processes.

Fix:
Update libcurl to non-vulnerable version


613275-1 : SNMP get/MIB walk returns incorrect speed for sysInterfaceMediaMaxSpeed and sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed when the interface is not up

Solution Article: K62581339

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The values returned during an SNMP get/MIB walk are incorrect for the sysInterfaceMediaMaxSpeed and sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed objects.

The values should match what is displayed in tmsh list net interface media-max and tmsh list net interface media-active respectively which are correct.

Conditions:
-- Performing an SNMP get or MIB walk.
-- Viewing values for the sysInterfaceMediaMaxSpeed and sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed objects.

Impact:
The system reports inaccurate information for these objects.

Workaround:
To get the correct results, use the following commands:
 tmsh list net interface media-max
 tmsh list net interface media-active

Fix:
SNMP get/MIB walk now return correct information for the sysInterfaceMediaMaxSpeed and sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed objects.


612792-2 : Support RDP redirection for connections launched from APM Webtop on iOS

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Launching Native RDP resource from APM Webtop might fail on iOS.

Conditions:
1. Native RDP resource is launched from APM Webtop on iOS.
2. The RDP connection is redirected from one RDP server to another. This typically happens in RDP farm (multiple RDP servers) deployments.

Impact:
Native RDP resource can't be launched.

Workaround:
iOS RDP client version 8.1.35 allows workaround with following “Variable Assign” agent in Access Policy:
  Custom Variable:
    session.client.platform
  Custom Expression:
    set client_os [mcget {session.client.platform}];
    return [expr {$client_os == "iOS" ? "Android" : $client_os}];

Fix:
RDP redirection is now supported for connections launched from APM Webtop on iOS. Launching RDP resources from APM Webtop now requires at least version 8.1.35 of iOS RDP client.


612118-1 : Nexthop explicit proxy is not used for the very first connection to communicate with the backend.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
In SWG / forward proxy, nexthop explicit proxy is not used for the very first connection to communicate with the backend.

Conditions:
SWG per-request policy with proxy select agent.

Impact:
The BIG-IP system directly communicates with the backend to fetch server certificates.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Next-hop proxy gets used for all the connections that use proxy-select agent even for fetching the backend cert. In earlier version it would use the default route to fetch the certificate.

In transparent mode for https traffic, the proxy select agent is able to use the host & port information gathered from the backend certificate as the per-request policy can run before the cert fetching process. Therefore there is no longer a requirement for the per-request policy to have a category lookup agent before the proxy select agent.


611691-6 : Packet payload ignored when DSS option contains DATA_FIN

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The payload of a packet is ignored when an MPTCP DSS option has DATA_FIN set.

Conditions:
A packet contains both a payload and an MPTCP DSS option with DATA_FIN set. This has been observed when uploading files from a Linux client to a server.

Impact:
The last packet of data is not received.

Workaround:
Disable MPTCP.

Fix:
Accept data when a packet contains both a payload and an MPTCP DSS option with DATA_FIN set.


611161-4 : VLAN failsafe generates traffic using ICMP which fails if VLAN CMP hash is non-default.

Solution Article: K28540353

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
VLAN failsafe generates traffic using ICMP which fails if VLAN CMP hash is non-default.

Conditions:
VLAN failsafe configured on a non-default cmp-hash VLAN.
When the VLAN failsafe situation occurs, and the generated arp requests are not being answered, VLAN failsafe resorts to ICMP.

Impact:
There are very rare situations in which failsafe triggers but it should have not.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
VLAN failsafe no longer generates traffic using ICMP, and now supports non-default cmp-hash on VLAN.


610485-1 : Attacks chart has no time axis

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Attacks chart has no time axis.

Conditions:
Viewing the Attacks chart in AVR.

Impact:
There is no grid. Difficult to determine time values.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Standard AVR Chart time axis has been added


610307-4 : Spurious error message from mcpd at shutdown: Subscription not found in mcpd for subscriber Id BIGD_Subscriber

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
This error message may be generated once or twice at shutdown:

01070069:3: Subscription not found in mcpd for subscriber Id BIGD_Subscriber.

Conditions:
Occurs once or twice per boot as a BIG-IP is being shut down or restarted.

Impact:
None. This can be ignored.

Workaround:
No workaround necessary. This message indicates no ill effects and can be ignored.

Fix:
This error message could have been generated once or twice at shutdown:

01070069:3: Subscription not found in mcpd for subscriber Id BIGD_Subscriber.

It no longer appears. Note that even when it was present, it only occurred at system shutdown and could be ignored.


610201-1 : Undefined behavior when calling HTTP::payload within HTTP_REQUEST_SEND iRule event

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The invocation of HTTP::payload iRule API within the HTTP_REQUEST_SEND iRule event may lead to undefined behavior, such as retrieval of invalid HTTP data, or system crash.

Conditions:
The problem manifests itself exclusively with iRules attached to HTTP virtual servers, where the iRules are using the HTTP::payload API invocation within the HTTP_REQUEST_SEND server-side event.

Impact:
Corrupted HTTP data or system crash may result from the invocation of the HTTP::payload API within the HTTP_REQUEST_SEND iRule event.

Workaround:
The HTTP::payload API should not be invoked within the HTTP_REQUEST_SEND iRule event. According to the underlying API documentation, the valid HTTP events should be limited to CACHE_REQUEST, CACHE_RESPONSE, HTTP_REQUEST, HTTP_REQUEST_DATA, HTTP_RESPONSE, HTTP_RESPONSE_CONTINUE, HTTP_RESPONSE_DATA.

Fix:
The HTTP::payload API should not be invoked within the HTTP_REQUEST_SEND iRule event. According to the underlying API documentation, the valid HTTP events should be limited to CACHE_REQUEST, CACHE_RESPONSE, HTTP_REQUEST, HTTP_REQUEST_DATA, HTTP_RESPONSE, HTTP_RESPONSE_CONTINUE, HTTP_RESPONSE_DATA.


610122 : Hotfix installation fails: can't create /service/snmpd/run

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Hotfix installation fails with RPM transaction errors.
The system posts several errors similar to the following in /var/log/liveinstall.log: info: RPM: can't create /service/snmpd/run at usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/daemon.pm line 99.

Conditions:
12.x hotfix installation from 11.6.0 on top of a 12.x base image that was previously booted.

Impact:
It is not possible to perform a hotfix installation to a 12.x volume from 11.6.0 after the 12.x volume has been booted.

Workaround:
- Install the hotfix directly to a new slot which has not been booted into before using a command similar to the following:
     tmsh install sys software hotfix 12.1.0-hf1 create-volume volume HD1.4


609995-1 : Device Connectivity tabs not properly highlighted

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The Failover Network and Mirroring tabs in Device Connectivity aren't properly highlighted.

Conditions:
Clicking on "System :: High Availability :: Device Connectivity :: Failover Network" menu option and the "System :: High Availability :: Device Connectivity :: Mirroring" menu option.

Impact:
Displays the "Device Management :: Devices :: [device name]" page but doesn't highlight the tab. Highlighting works for ConfigSync tab only. "Failover Network and Mirroring" should be highlighted as well.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The Failover Network and Mirroring tabs in Device Connectivity are now highlighted as expected.


609200-1 : Hotfix installation failure using certain version 11.x software to host incremental hotfix application of version 12.x software.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Hotfix installation fails using certain version 11.x software to host incremental hotfix application of version 12.x software.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- Active software is v11.x.
-- Target software is v12.x.
-- This is the first attempt install a hotfix to the installation target.

Impact:
Cannot install hotfix.

Workaround:
Delete the target location, and perform the hotfix installation again.

Subsequent attempts to install the hotfix will automatically install the base release first, which includes the needed DB hash type, and the hotfix will succeed.


608304-2 : TMM crash on memory corruption

Solution Article: K55292305

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In rare cases tmm might crash on memory corruption.

Conditions:
It is not known what sequence of events triggers this condition.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
tmm no longer crashes on memory corruption in rare cases.


608245-1 : Reporting missing parameter details when attack signature is matched against parameter value

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A parameter is shown without parameters details or with garbled parameter details in the local logging GUI.

Conditions:
An attack signature was detected in a parameter value.

Impact:
Bad reporting

Workaround:
N/A


607246-8 : Encrypted cookie insert persistence with fallback may not honor cookie after fallback expires

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
You notice erratic persistence behavior when you set cookie persistence to "required" in your cookie persistence profile

Conditions:
Encrypted cookie persistence with fallback where the fallback persistence has a reasonable short timer such that a request containing a valid cookie is handled after the fallback entry has expired.

Impact:
Persistence fails after fallback expired.

Workaround:
Change cookie-encryption to preferred which allows persistence on either encrypted or decrypted cookie.


606710-11 : Mozilla NSS vulnerability CVE-2016-2834

Solution Article: K15479471


605792 : Installing a new version changes the ownership of administrative users' files

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Installing a new version changes the ownership of administrative users' files to a different, nonzero UID.

Conditions:
A user is an administrative user who has advanced shell (bash) access and custom files in their home directory.

Impact:
Low in most cases, since the administrative user can still access most files. One exception is that SSH requires that the authorized_keys file be owned by the user ID in question. This is 0 when a user has an administrative role, so the authorized_keys file will be ignored and a password will still be required for login.

Workaround:
Run the following command, substituting a different filename as needed: chown 0 /home/theuser/.ssh/authorized_keys.

Fix:
Installing a new version changes the ownership of administrative users' files to a different, nonzero UID. This still happens by design, but no longer applies to the user's SSH configuration files, which stay at UID 0. Therefore, these users are no longer be prevented from using stored public keys in authorized_keys.


604547-4 : Unix daemon configuration may lost or not be updated upon reboot

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The confpp script is invoked to pass TMOS configuration information to other non-TMOS daemons running on a BIG-IP system. When a BIG-IP system is rebooted, if TMOS configuration elements are parsed or configuration changes or other events occur early in the boot process, the corresponding changes may not be propagated to the confpp.dat file and processed by the confpp script. As a result, configuration information may not be propagated as expected to non-TMOS daemons.

A common symptom of this issue is that syslog-ng configuration is not updated to reflect the selection of the primary blade in a VIPRION chassis.

Conditions:
This issue may occur when booting an affected version of BIG-IP, such as:
- Rebooting blades in a VIPRION chassis.
- Rebooting a BIG-IP appliance or Virtual Edition instance.

Impact:
Expected configuration settings may not be applied to non-TMOS daemons upon a reboot.

For example, syslog-ng configuration may not be updated to include expected logging on the primary blade in a VIPRION chassis.

Workaround:
On a running BIG-IP system that shows symptoms of this issue, changing a db variable will trigger the confpp script to run and update the relevant non-TMOS daemons with appropriate settings from the current configuration. To implement this workaround, use the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) to update a db variable.

For example:
tmsh modify sys db log.clusterd.level value "Informational"

This issue can be avoided by forcing the MCP configuration to be reloaded from configuration files instead of from the MCP binary database (mcpdb.bin).

For details, see:
K13030: Forcing the mcpd process to reload the BIG-IP configuration.

Fix:
Configuration data/changes that occur early in the BIG-IP boot process are propagated successfully to non-TMOS daemons by the confpp script.


603746 : DCDB security hardening

Component: WebAccelerator

Symptoms:
The DCDB utility, as used in AAM processing, does not use current secure coding practices.

Conditions:
AAM active

Impact:
DCDB usage does not follow current secure coding practices.

Fix:
Update DCDB use to meet current secure coding standards.


603658 : AAM security hardening

Component: WebAccelerator

Symptoms:
The wamd process, as used in AAM processing of images and PDFs, does not use current secure coding practices.

Conditions:
AAM active
Image and/or PDF optimization enabled by policy

Impact:
wamd does not follow current secure coding practices.

Fix:
Update wamd to meet current secure coding standards.


603609-1 : Policy unable to match initial path segment when request-URI starts with "//"

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP URI path policy does not match when request-URI starts with "//".

Conditions:
Policy unable to catch request when HTTP URI path configured to match value anywhere in path or in initial path segment when the request-URI starts with "//".

Impact:
The policy does not match in this case.

Workaround:
The policy could be modified to scan the full URI instead of just the path element however care should be taken to correctly handle potential matches with absolute URIs or in the query string.


600205-1 : OpenSSL Vulnerability: CVE-2016-2178

Solution Article: K53084033


599177-1 : Regression in Route Domain and Partition GUI load times due to high CPU utilization in merged.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
With large configuration load, the time it takes to load the configuration might take minutes.

Conditions:
Loading Route Domain and Partition pages in the TMUI.

Impact:
Long loading times.

Merged uses a lot of CPU cycles. Using the tmctl command 'tmctl -f /var/tmstat/istats' shows .icomplete and .irequest tables have a large number of rows in them, resulting in merged spending a lot of time merging these rows.

Workaround:
Restart mcpd using the following command: bigstart restart mcpd.

Warning! Restarting mcpd causes the system to reinitialize all processes, which affects traffic. This workaround should be used with caution.

Fix:
mcpd and merged now provide improved handling of loading large pages so performance issues when loading Route Domain and Partition pages in the TMUI no longer occur.


598724-2 : Abandoned indefinite lifetime SessionDB entries on STANDBY devices.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Memory hold/leak in SessionDB due to poor HA connection. Active device cannot tell the Standby device that an entry has been deleted because of poor HA connection. These entries accumulate on the Standby device, consuming extra memory which is not released.

Conditions:
A poor HA or insufficient connection exists, one that is not capable of handling the required HA traffic between devices.

Impact:
Eventual out-of-memory errors on standby device.

Workaround:
The mitigation steps in ID 555465 apply to this as well:

You can mitigate by temporarily disabling HA:
- Disable session mirroring: tmsh modify sys db statemirror.mirrorsessions value disable
- Wait a minute for HA connections to stabilize
- Sync the config changes
- Reboot the standby
- Re-enable session mirroring: tmsh modify sys db statemirror.mirrorsessions value enable

Fix:
On the Next Active ("Standby") device, SessionDB will remove all Subkey entries that the Next Active did not receive HA (re)mirror messages for during the HA sync that occurs after an HA (re)connect; the Next Active not receiving a (re)mirror for an entry generally indicates that the entry no longer exists on the Active.


598289 : TMSH prevents adding pool members that have name in format <ipv4>:<number>:<service port>

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In TMSH, when trying to add a pool member that has name in the format of <ipv4>:<number>:<service port>, TMSH gives an error. It also corrupts bigip.conf.

Conditions:
-- Use TM Shell to load configuration.
-- ltm pools have members that have names in the format of <ipv4>:<number>:<service port>

Impact:
TMSH fails to load system configuration file

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMSH now allows pool members have names in the format of <ipv4>:<number>:<service port>, so the valid pool member could pass TMSH checks without error.


598024-1 : FastL4 profile with immediate idle timeout is not honored for ePVA offloaded flows

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On ePVA platforms, if fastL4 profile is configured with immediate idle timeout and the flow was offloaded at embryonic, the server still acts as the flow has not timeout, and continues to send packets to client.

Conditions:
Users have flows that passes through virtual IP with a "idle-timeout immediate" setting may not have the expected behaviors.

Impact:
Some flows that should have timed-out and should no longer exist is still alive.

Workaround:
Set "pva-acceleration" to "none" for the FastL4 profile.

Fix:
Now all flows goes through the virtual IP configured with a fastL4 profile and has idle-timeout to immediate will timeout immediate as expected.


598002-9 : OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2016-2178

Solution Article: K53084033


596924-1 : Bot signatures are not reported in the PBD log when the PBD is turned off

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Bot signatures are matched and not reported

Conditions:
Proactive bot defense (PBD) is turned off. Bot signatures is turned on.

Impact:
Missing logs on bot signatures.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Matched bot signatures are now reported .


594228-1 : Resetting mgmt interface statistics doesn't work on VE or VCMP

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
$ tmsh reset-stats net interface mgmt
Doesn't reset mgmt interface statistics.

Conditions:
Only on VE or VCMP

Impact:
You cannot reset the management interface statistics, but this has no impact elsewhere in the system.

Fix:
This command
$ tmsh reset-stats net interface mgmt
resets mgmt interface statistics properly.


593139 : glibc vulnerability CVE-2014-9761

Solution Article: K31211252


590091-4 : Single-line Via headers separated by single comma result in first character second header being stripped.

Solution Article: K79075081

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Removing the first Via header strips the leading character from the second Via when headers are separated by a comma (',').

Conditions:
Multiple Via headers on single-line separated by a single comma (',').

Impact:
Leading character of 2nd Via header will be stripped e.g. 'SIP/2.0/TCP' becomes 'IP/2.0/TCP'.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Removing the first Via header no longer strips the leading character from the second Via when headers are separated by a comma (',').


588752-1 : APM Login Performance may be degraded

Component: Performance

Symptoms:
A high number of logins per second can cause increased latency. The actual login rate that can cause the increased latency depends on the Access Policy configuration and network characteristics. In a typical configuration and network setup, you should not observe noticeable latency if logins per second is less than a few hundred.

Conditions:
Very high rate of login requests. More noticeable if the login-per-second rate is more than several hundred.

Impact:
End users will experience slower login or login failure.

Workaround:
None.


588414-1 : Displaying application components reports an error

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Displaying an iApp which contains an iRule from an iLX workspace reports an error.

Conditions:
Displaying an iApp which contains an iRule from an iLX workspace.

Impact:
The components page reports an error.

Workaround:
Use tmsh.

Fix:
Displaying application components no longer reports an error.


583272-3 : "Corrupted Connect Error" when using IPv6 and On-Demand Cert Auth

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Browser shows a "corrupted connect error" when access policy runs On-Demand Cert Auth on an IPv6 virtual server.

The root cause is that in packet capture, the APM sends an HTTP 302 with invalid brackets around the hostname, like this:
Location: https://[login.example.com]/my.policy

Brackets around IPv6 addresses are for raw IPv6 addresses. They are illegal for DNS names that represent an IPv6 address.

Conditions:
IPv6 virtual server, and On-Demand Cert Auth in the access policy. Only applies if a DNS hostname is used. Raw IPv6 addresses are not affected.

Impact:
Client is unable to authenticate.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Clients connecting to an APM access policy with on-demand certificate authentication to an IPv6 virtual server now transmit the client certificate correctly when executing the access policy.


582773 : DNS server for child zone can continue to resolve domain names after revoked from parent

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
See CVE-2012-1192. A domain name in a child server may continue to be resolved by the child server even after the parent server revokes the NS record for the child server.

Conditions:
A steady series of DNS queries for a domain name in the child. The TTL for the domain name A record is shorter than the TTL for the NS record for the child name server. The NS record is removed from the parent server.

Impact:
The revoked child server will still be used by a client after it is revoked.

Workaround:
Restart the TMM to clear out the cache.

Fix:
Do not update the NS record TTL to the value returned from the child server.


581746-6 : MPTCP or SSL traffic handling may cause a BIG-IP outage

Solution Article: K42175594

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Occasional BIG-IP outages may occur when MPTCP or SSL traffic is being handled by a virtual server.

Conditions:
MPTCP has been enabled on a TCP profile on a virtual server, or SSL is in use.

Impact:
A system outage may occur.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
An issue with handling of MPTCP and SSL traffic has been corrected.


580537-2 : The GeoIP update script geoip_update_data cannot be used to install City2 GeoIP data

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The geoip_update_data script will not install a City2 GeoIP data.

Conditions:
Attempting to install the City2 GeoIP data.

Impact:
The City2 GeoIP data must be installed manually.

Workaround:
The City2 GeoIP data can be installed manually by extracting the contents of the RPM and updating the associated files. The commands are:

rpm -U <full path to the City2 GeoIP RPM file>
rm /shared/GeoIP/F5GeoIP.dat
ln -s /shared/GeoIP/F5GeoIPCity2.dat /shared/GeoIP/F5GeoIP.dat
rm /shared/GeoIP/v2/F5GeoIP.dat

Fix:
The geoip_update_data script was updated to support installing City2 GeoIP data.


578983 : glibc: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r

Solution Article: K51079478


578076 : OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2016-0800

Solution Article: K23196136


578017 : CVE-2016-0800 : SSLV2 "DROWN" Vulnerability

Solution Article: K23196136


575642 : rst_cause of "Internal error"

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The rst_cause may be logged as "Internal Error". rst_cause of "Internal error" does not give a narrow reason for the reset. It means that one of the other reset causes was not matched but the exact issue cannot be determined from this generic error.

Conditions:
Heavy/normal production network usage.

Impact:
System problem diagnosis is more difficult.

Workaround:
N/A


572567-1 : Portal Access: JavaScript errors accessing MS SharePoint 2010 / 2013 / 2016 in Internet Explorer 11

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 (IE11) shows numerous JavaScript errors in debug console opening SharePoint pages with document lists via Portal Access. As a result, part of SharePoint functionality is unavailable (document submenus, for instance). System posts the following message:
 Export to database failed. To export a list, you must have a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible application.

Conditions:
- Using Portal Access in IE11.
- Accessing SharePoint 2010 / 2013 / 2016.
- Opening document library page in SharePoint.

Impact:
SharePoint application may not work correctly.

Workaround:
None, although you can successfully access the library directly using IE11.

Fix:
Now SharePoint pages with shared document lists can be opened correctly via Portal Access.


572272 : BIG-IP - Anonymous Certificate ID Enumeration

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Invalid requests to the BIG-IP mgmt API verify may reveal the specific cause of the failure to unauthenticated clients.

Conditions:
--

Impact:
Possible disclosure of the em_server_ip field of valid client certificates. This does not reveal the certificate needed for authentication.

Workaround:
--

Fix:
Error responses no longer indicates the specific cause. The cause is still logged in the apache logs for administrator review.

Behavior Change:
When communication first starts between BIG-IQ and BIG-IP, if communication fails the transmitted response no longer indicates the specific cause. Detailed error information is still logged in the apache logs.


572234-1 : When using a pool route, it is possible for TCP connections to emit packets onto the network that have a source MAC address of 00:98:76:54:32:10.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using a pool route, it is possible for TCP connections to emit packets onto the network that have a source MAC address of 00:98:76:54:32:10. This is the MAC address of Linux's tmm0 or tmm interface.

Conditions:
The traffic destination is the BIG-IP Linux host, e.g. big3d iQuery server.

The traffic is proxied via fastL4, e.g. ConfigSync "Local Address" is set to None.

The return route is a pool route.

The traffic is interrupted, e.g. a router between the iQuery server and the client is switched off for several seconds.

Impact:
The traffic is sourced from invalid ethernet MAC 00:98:76:54:32:10.
The iQuery connection cannot continue.

Workaround:
Increase the lasthop module's TCP idle timeout.

echo 121 > /proc/sys/net/lasthop/idle_timeout/tcp

Fix:
TCP connections no longer emit packets that have a source MAC address of 00:98:76:54:32:10.


570926 : Provide a way to configure where in payload the CSPM JS is injected.

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
This is an enhancement that allows you to choose where in the document the CSPM script will be injected.

Conditions:
You are using some application that can't read the document if something appears after closing the html tag.

Impact:
Today we append the CSPM payload (for client latency measurements) at the end of the HTML document (after the html tag).
This works in browsers but it's not compliant to the HTML standard and may break some applications that rely on this standard (not browsers).

Workaround:
Un-checking "Page Load Time" in analytics profile.

Fix:
Verify that script was injected to the chosen location in the returned document.


570855-1 : DB variable log.csyncd.level cannot be set to certain values

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The DB variable log.csyncd.level lists some values for tab completion, but validation prevents you from setting them. The error message looks like this:

01070911:3: The requested enumerated (alert) is invalid (critical, error, warning, notice, informational, debug) for loglevel in daemon_csyncd (/Common/daemon_csyncd)

Conditions:
You are trying to use the DB variable log.csyncd.level to increase the amount of information logged by csyncd. csyncd is a system service that on chassis mirrors certain portions of the filesystem between blades, and on all BIG-IP devices runs certain commands after detecting filesystem changes.

Impact:
You cannot set the log level to certain values.

Workaround:
If you want more debugging information, set the log level to 'debug', which is still accepted.

Fix:
The DB variable log.csyncd.level lists some values for tab completion, but validation formerly prevented you from setting them. This has now been resolved; all advertised values will now be accepted.


570841-1 : Cannot create or edit a new document from SharePoint 2013 ribbon buttons via Portal Access

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Cannot create or modify a new document from SharePoint 2013 ribbon buttons via Portal Access.

Conditions:
-- Attempting to create or edit a new document.
-- Using SharePoint 2013 ribbon buttons via Portal Access.

Impact:
Cannot create or modify SharePoint 2013 documents via Portal Access. Document cannot be opened, edited, or saved to the server.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Can now create and modify a new document from SharePoint 2013 ribbon buttons via Portal Access from Mac.


569814 : iRule "nexthop IP_ADDR" rejected by validator

Solution Article: K30240351

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The nexthop command allows an administrator the ability to specify a forwarding address in an iRule. The form which takes an IP address may be rejected by the validator with an error message of the form:

01070151:3: Rule [/Common/irule_example] error: Unable to find vlan, vlangroup or tunnel (10.0.0.1) referenced at line 2: [nexthop 10.0.0.1]

Conditions:
This occurs when the nexthop command contains only the IP address, for example:

when HTTP_REQUEST {
  nexthop 10.0.0.1
}

Impact:
The iRule containing the 'nexthop IP_ADDR' command cannot be associated with a virtual server.

Workaround:
The 'nexthop VLAN IP_ADDR' form of the command does pass the validator. Choose the named vlan on which IP_ADDR can be reached. For example:

    when HTTP_REQUEST {
nexthop internal 10.0.0.1
    }

Fix:
Validator now allows 'nexthop IP_ADDR' in iRules.


569100 : Virtual server using NTLM profile results in benign Tcl error

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tcl error in /var/log/ltm.

Tcl error: bad option "serverside": must be require or preclude while executing "constrain NTLM require clientside {HTTP} serverside {CONNPOOL} preclude FTP

Conditions:
Virtual server using the NTLM profile. Only logged when the first virtual server is created or when TMM restarts.

Impact:
If you are using TMSH to configure virtual server and NTLM profile, validation/constraint is not performed/enforced.

Workaround:
This is a benign, cosmetic error. There should be no functional impact to the system.

Fix:
Fixed the unexpected error message encountered and added validation when creating a virtual server with an NTLM profile.


563165 : New Diameter session event triggers registered for by the PCRF should not be appended to existing registered event triggers in PEM.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
PCRF may receive old event triggers it is not interested in.

Conditions:
PEM with a valid Gx interface should receive more than one set of event triggers that the PCRF needs to register for.

Impact:
Increase in Diameter traffic.

Fix:
Discard previously registered event triggers while registering a new set.


561596 : Hotfixes can optionally update FPS engine file

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Previously, to receive a full solution that required changes on the FPS BIG-IP side and FPS client-side, both a hotfix and a live update were required.

Conditions:
FPS hotfix

Impact:
No ability to opt in/out of engine and signature changes from the hotfix

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Two new DB variables to enable/disabled taking update from hotfix:

datasync.update_engine_from_factory
datasync.update_signatures_from_factory


561592 : Hotfixes can update FPS engine file

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Previously, to receive a full solution that required changes on the FPS BIG-IP side and FPS client-side, both a hotfix and a live update were required.

Conditions:
FPS hotfix

Impact:
You have to install both the hotfix and the engine update

Workaround:
Install live update separately

Fix:
Hotfix can now update the FPS javascript engine


559080 : High Speed Logging to specific destinations stops from individual TMMs

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
High Speed Logging to specific destinations stops from individual TMMs. The flows appear to have very large idle times. Attempts to delete the flows sets the idle time to zero, but does not kill the flow.

Conditions:
This appears to be the result of a failure on the part of the log destination (for example, a log server) wherein the server's TCP stack ACKs a FIN request from the TMM, but does not follow through with a matching FIN or RST. The logging code expects another timeout (essentially a FIN-WAIT2 timeout), but never receives one because the flow has already been marked as expired. As a result, the flow goes into a state in which it appears to be viable but is not actually delivering.

Impact:
Logs are silently lost.

Workaround:
Create an additional virtual server to act as a proxy for the log server, and sent the logs to this virtual server. This essentially uses the TMM itself as a sanitizing proxy.

Fix:
The system now resets the expire timer when it initiates the close. If the server fails to reset or complete the close, the flow is aborted on the next expiration event.


552988-1 : Cannot enable MPTCP on some profiles in GUI.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Version 12.1 Cannot enable MPTCP on some profiles in GUI. Get error message: 01070734:3: Configuration error: In profile /Common/proxy-client to enable MPTCP, Hardware SYN Cookie must be disabled.

Conditions:
Version 12.1 Enabling MPTCP on some profiles in GUI.

Impact:
Version 12.1 Cannot enable MPTCP.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to enable MPTCP on some profiles.

Fix:
Eliminate validation: it is reasonable to have MPTCP function until entering syncookie mode.


550547-1 : URL including a "token" query fails results in a connection reset

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Per Request Policy access to URL containing a "token" query parameter fails and results in a connection reset with the following error:

"ERR_NOT_FOUND: access2 token not found; subsession might be inactive"

Conditions:
Configure an Explicit SWG with a PRP that includes [protocol lookup (https) + category-lookup]
It does not matter ntlm or basic auth.
This is triggered on sites that have "token" in the query parameters.

Impact:
Clients receive this response:
"ERR_NOT_FOUND: access2 token not found; subsession might be inactive"

Workaround:
Workaround iRule:

when HTTP_REQUEST {
    if { [HTTP::query] contains "token" } {
      set fix 1
      HTTP::query [string map "token aabbcc" [HTTP::query]]
    }
}

when HTTP_REQUEST_SEND {
    if { [info exists fix] && $fix equals 1 } {
      clientside {
        HTTP::query [string map "aabbcc token" [HTTP::query]]
        unset fix
      }
    }
}

Fix:
Customization namespace for subsession state prefix with default value as "000fffff" has been added controlled via db variable "tmm.access.subsessionstateprefix" before state/token query param and validation is ensured to check for the prefix value before triggering serialize/deserialize code to avoid RST.

In case if a UCS is being restored and used for a Hotfix, the newly added DB variable may not be present in /config/Bigdb.dat file. The following information needs to be added in /config/Bigdb.dat file followed by a "bigstart restart" to ensure proper working.

#
# This string is used as the prefix for the subsession state value that is sent as
# part of the redirect URI being sent to the client.
#
[Tmm.Access.SubsessionStatePrefix]
default=000fffff
type=string
realm=local
display_name=Tmm.Access.SubsessionStatePrefix
scf_config=true
max=32


544906-4 : Issues when using remote authentication when users have different partition access on different devices

Solution Article: K07388310

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
User validation failing when adding a partition when the [All] partition already exists, or when adding [All] partition if a specific (non-All) partition is already configured for that user.

For example, on config sync, the system might post an error similar to the following: error 01070821:3: User Restriction Error: Once configured for specific partition(s), user cannot have [all].

Conditions:
Devices configured for remote authentication.

User A on device 1 with role on all-partitions.

User A on device 2 with role restricted to a single partition.

Perform operation that involves accessing partitions on each device. For example, a config sync operation. The config sync issue occurs because one device is trying to sync an [All] partition to a peer that has a non-All partition already configured for a user.

Impact:
The system posts User Restriction Errors and operations (such as config sync) fail.

Workaround:
Switch to local authentication on device 1 to perform operations on multiple devices on which a single user has different partition access configured. After completing the operations, switch back to remote authentication on device 1.

Fix:
User authentication completes successfully for operations on multiple devices on which a single user has different partition access configured.


543208-2 : Upgrading to v12.x or later in a sync-failover group might cause mcpd to become unresponsive.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Failover event on traffic-group-1 causes mcpd to generate messages like this:

01070711:3: Caught runtime exception, Failed to collect files (Invalid IP Address: )..
01070712:3: Caught configuration exception (0), Failed to sync files..
...
0107134b:3: (Child rsync being terminated due to timeout. Total size in Kb: 0 timeout in secs: 10 start-time: Mon Aug 24 11:35:42 2015 max-end-time: Mon Aug 24 11:35:42 2015 time now: Mon Aug 24 11:35:42 2015 ) errno(0) errstr().
01070712:3: Caught configuration exception (0), Failed to sync files..

Conditions:
This occurs when the following sets of conditions are met:

Condition set 1
===============
-- Your BIG-IP high availability (HA) device group members are running BIG-IP 11.6.0 or 11.6.1.
-- You upgrade a peer HA device to BIG-IP 12.x or later.
-- After you upgrade that peer, a failover event occurs.

Condition set 2
===============
-- Your BIG-IP HA device group members are running BIG-IP 12.0.0, 12.1.0, 12.1.1, or 12.1.2.
-- You upgrade a peer HA device to BIG-IP 13.x or later.
-- After you upgrade that peer, a failover event occurs.

Note: This might be most evident with APM configurations.

Impact:
mcpd on the devices running the affected versions may become unresponsive. Upgrade fails. This is fundamentally the result of device group members running different software versions.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release corrects an issue in which a group of devices in a trust domain could potentially cause mcpd to become unresponsive and log failure messages.


541550-2 : Defining more than 10 remote-role groups can result in authentication failure

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Authentication fails, indicating the affected user is associated with an "unknown" role:

notice httpd[2112]: pam_bigip_authz: authenticated user bob with role 12345678 ([unknown]) in partition /bin/false

Conditions:
Define more than 10 remote-role groups and authenticate with a user having more than 10 roles.

Impact:
User cannot authenticate.

Workaround:
None.


541320-8 : Sync of tunnels might cause restore of deleted tunnels.

Solution Article: K50973424

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After a full load sync, tunnels may be spuriously added to the default route domain for the partition that contains them.

Conditions:
Viewing tunnels after a full load sync.

Impact:
This might result in a deleted tunnel being restored to the configuration.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Sync of tunnels no longer causes restore of deleted tunnels.


522302-1 : TCP Receive Window error messages are inconsistent on UI

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Different invalid inputs for Receive Window resulted in inconsistent error messages in TMUI.

Conditions:
Input invalid options (e.g, -1 and 0) for TCP Receive Window in TMUI.

Impact:
User is presented with two different input ranges whereas for both invalid options one correct input range should have been present.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
TMUI for TCP Receive Window is fixed for invalid inputs.


519612-2 : JavaScript challenge fails when coming within iframe with different domain than main page

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The JavaScript Challenge fails when coming within an iframe that is on a different domain than the main page.

Conditions:
1. The web application uses an iframe coming from a different domain than the main page, AND
2. Any of the following options are enabled on an ASM Policy or Application DoS Profile attached to the Virtual Server which is handling the iframe:
  a. DoS Client-Side Integrity Defense Mitigation (affecting only during attack mitigation)
  b. DoS CAPTCHA Mitigation (affecting only during attack mitigation)
  c. Device-ID (fingerprint)
  d. Web Scraping Bot Detection Challenge
  e. Proactive Bot Defense (with/without "Block Suspicious Browsers")

Impact:
On the browser, the iframe will fail to load, leaving a white box, or the following message:
"Please enable browser cookies to view the page content."
There may be error messages in the browser's console.

Workaround:
It is possible to workaround the problem using Proactive Bot Defense (DoS Profile) and iRules.
This works even if the problem is in Web Scraping and DoS profile was not previously used.

The following steps must be done for the Virtual Server handling the iframe, as well as the one handling the main page.

1. Attach a DoS profile to the Virtual Server (if not already attached).
2. Disable TPS-based detection (unless already enabled, or it is desired).
3. Enable Proactive Bot Defense on the DoS profile (if not already enabled).
   a. Disable "Block Suspicious Browsers" (unless already enabled, or it is desired).
   b. Configure Cross-Domain Requests to "Allow configured domains; validate upon request".
   c. Add the domain of the main page to the Related Site Domains.
4. Attach the following iRule to the virtual server:
ltm rule rule_fix_cross_domain_challenges {
    when HTTP_REQUEST {
        set refdom ""
        regexp -nocase {^https?://([^/]*).*$} [HTTP::header referer] -> refdom
        log local0. "uri [HTTP::uri] host [HTTP::host] referer [HTTP::header referer] refdom $refdom"
        if { $refdom ne "" && $refdom ne [HTTP::host] } {
            BOTDEFENSE::cs_allowed false
        }
    }
}
NOTES:
1. The challenges must run on the main page. The following rule block could be used to force the challenges to run on a specified URL or URLs.
    when HTTP_REQUEST {
        if { [HTTP::uri] eq "/" } {
            BOTDEFENSE::cs_allowed true
        }
    }
2. If additional URLs are getting blocked or challenged as a result of Proactive Bot Defense and it is unwanted, it is possible to control them in the iRule by checking for URLs and using the "BOTDEFENSE::action allow" command.

Fix:
JavaScript challenges no longer fail when coming within an iframe on a different domain than the main page.


517756-5 : Existing connections can choose incorrect route when crossing non-strict route-domains

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After modifying the BIG-IP system's routing table, traffic for some existing connections might be interrupted because an incorrect route starts being used.

Conditions:
After a routing table modification, routes might be reselected for a portion of connections through the BIG-IP system. When a connection crosses non-strict route-domains, the routing table from a route-domain that is different from the route-domain used during connection start-up may be used.

Impact:
This might lead to traffic following a different path to the destination and traffic interruption. New connections will work properly, this only affects existing connections.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Existing connections now choose the correct route when crossing non-strict route-domains.


514703-2 : gtm listener cannot be listed across partitions

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Unable to reference (perform operations: list, create, modify ...) gtm listeners across partitions.

Conditions:
-- In one partition.
-- Listener in another partition.
-- Attempt to perform operations on the listener in the other partition.

For example, the current partition is /Common, and a listener exists in /DifferentPartition, and you try to perform operations on the listener under /DifferentPartition.

Impact:
Cannot perform any operations on that listener. The listener will be listed as non-existent.

Workaround:
Change to the partition where the listener exists before performing any operations on it.

Fix:
The system can now reference GTM listeners across partitions.


508113-2 : tmsh load sys config base merge file <filename> fails

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Save sys config file.

(tmos)# save sys config file demo.scf no-passphrase
Saving running configuration...
  /var/local/scf/demo.scf
  /var/local/scf/demo.scf.tar

Try to load the base configuration within this file.

(tmos)# load sys config base merge file demo.scf
Loading configuration...
  /var/local/scf/demo.scf
Syntax Error:(/var/local/scf/demo.scf at line: 6) "apm" unexpected argument

The error is from a system configuration, not user created.

apm report default-report {
    report-name sessionReports/sessionSummary
    user /Common/admin
}

Basically the configuration fails to load all components for unprovisioned modules and features.

Conditions:
Running the command: load sys config base merge file <filename> when the system contains unprovisioned modules and features.

Impact:
tmsh load sys config base merge file <filename> fails.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The provisioning checks were modified to let this command succeed.


501258-1 : Unable to modify 'gtm region region-members' via iControl REST

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Unable to modify 'gtm region region-members' via iControl REST. The system posts error 400 Invalid region type messages.

Conditions:
Attempt to modify gtm region region-members via iControl REST.

Impact:
Unable to use iControl REST to configure this portion of the GTM/DNS configuration.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to modify GTM Regions.

Fix:
You can once again modify GTM Regions via iControl REST.

Behavior Change:
Escaping use has changed to more closely match tmsh command.
v11.x
"regionMembers":[{"name": "state\ \"US/New Mexico\""}]

v13.x
"regionMembers":[{"name": "state\ US/New Mexico"}]


489499-2 : chmand needs to check for LopUnsSensClientExists status after registering for unsolicited alerts with lopd

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
chmand fails to register for unsolicited LOP events, meaning that asynchronous alerts from lopd will not seen or reported by chmand. A message is seen in /var/log/ltm that contains the phrase, "failed to register for LOP at <address>"

Conditions:
Occurs when chmand has been re-started after it has already synchronized once with lopd.

Impact:
Asynchronous events from lopd will not be reported or handled, such as fan tray removal/insertion and PSU removal/insertion. Alerts that are driven by system_check through polling sensor values and comparing them to specified limits, however, will still be operational.

Workaround:
Re-start lopd:
# bigstart restart lopd

Fix:
Modified chmand to recognize the case where unsolicited alert registration with lopd has already occurred so that it no longer treats it as an error.


479471-2 : CPU statistics reported by the tmstat command may spike or go negative

Solution Article: K00342205

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On bladed systems, the results from the 'tmstat' and 'tmstat cpu' commands may spike high or go negative due to a issue with how per-blade statistics are collected.

Conditions:
Error in the timing of statistics collection such that display is incorrect.

Impact:
Incorrect display of CPU statistics.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The CPU statistics display has been fixed.


448409-3 : 'load sys config verify' commands cause loss of sync configuration and initiates a provisioning cycle

Solution Article: K15491

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The commands 'load sys config from-terminal verify' and 'load sys config file <filename> verify' causes loss of sync configuration and initiates a provisioning cycle. The 'verify' option on the 'load sys config' command is designed to ensure that a configuration (either from a file or pasted to the terminal) is valid, but not have it take effect.

Conditions:
This affects the ConfigSync communication channel if configured.

Impact:
The ConfigSync connection, including the connections to other devices, might be lost. In addition, provisioning might be impacted.

Workaround:
You can avoid this issue by using the 'load sys config from-terminal verify' and 'load sys config file <filename> verify' commands 'merge' option, which keeps the current configuration during the validation step. Once affected by this issue, the workaround is to re-load the full configuration using the following command: tmsh load sys config partitions all.

Fix:
Previously, the commands 'load sys config from-terminal verify' and 'load sys config file <filename> verify' did some operations related to sync and provisioning, though they are supposed to check only the validity of the configuration (without changing it). This has been resolved.


429213 : Some monitor types assigned to the same node IP:port in different Route Domains may collide and mark the object down.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A race condition may occur in which a monitor instance is killed abruptly if another copy of the same monitor attempts to check health of the same node IP:port in a different route domain. The killed monitor will then contribute to a monitoring timeout and potentially mark the node as down.

This issue occurs because the PID file created to prevent duplicate monitoring of the same pool member is not sufficiently unique to distinguish between route domains. For example, SIP monitor named "sip_london" applied to pool members 1.2.3.4%100 and 1.2.3.4%200 would share the same PID file:

/var/run/SIP__Common_sip_london.::ffff:1.2.3.40..5060.pid

Conditions:
For health monitor types which execute outside of the bigd process (see list below), a health monitor profile is assigned to monitor 2 different nodes which have the same IP:port in different route domains.

The affected monitor types include:

Diameter
IMAP
LDAP
NNTP
POP3
Radius
Radius Accounting
RPC
Scripted
SIP
SMB
SMTP
WAP

Impact:
Pool members may flap down/up.

Workaround:
To work around this, perform the following steps:

1. Create a duplicate copy of the monitor profile, and add the route domain to the name of the monitor profile. For example:

ltm monitor radius /Common/radius_seattle_rd43 {
    default-from /Common/radius_seattle
}

2. For nodes or pool members in that route domain, replace the old monitor profile with the new duplicate monitor profile.


419741-4 : Rare crash with vip-targeting-vip and stale connections on VIPRION platforms

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Rare TMM crash bug with vip-targeting-vip. Core analysis is typically necessary to determine whether this bug is the cause.

Conditions:
Triggering this bug is difficult and seems to require vip-targeting-vip (e.g., use of the 'virtual' command in an iRule) and more than one blade.

Impact:
In rare situations, the TMM crashes.

Workaround:
None. This occurs rarely, and the system recovers automatically. Although this workaround has not be verified, in situations where virtual A targets virtual B via the 'virtual' command, it should be sufficient for virtual A to have shorter timeouts than virtual B.


417720 : BIG-IP LTM Log Indicates Chassis Power Turned Off During Fan Speed Failures

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If a power supply fan unit becomes jammed or experiences a failure that prohibits the minimum RPM threshold to be met, the LTM log will erroneously indicate that the power supply has been turned off. For example:

localhost crit chmand[8482]: 012a0013:2: Blade 0 hardware sensor critical alarm: Power Supply 2 GPIO status(73-610-125): Bad

localhost crit chmand[8482]: 012a0013:2: Blade 0 hardware sensor critical alarm: Power supply #2 fan-1: Bad

localhost warning chmand[8482]: 012a0018:4: Chassis power module 2 turned off.

Conditions:
Any kind of power supply fan failure that prevents the unit from achieving the minimum spec. for RPMs.

Impact:
Misleading log message.

Workaround:
None.


367226-3 : Outgoing RIP advertisements may have incorrect source port

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may change the source port of RIP packets send by ripd to something other than 520. Neighbor routers will not accept these packets and RIP routing will not work.

If the TMM instance handling the outgoing packet would not be selected to handle return traffic by the hashing algorithm in use, the source port of the traffic will be modified so the hashing algorithm returns the same TMM instance.

Conditions:
Multiple TMM instances, RIP routing configured.

Impact:
Dynamic routing using RIP will not work if the traffic hash of the packets does not match the TMM handling the outgoing traffic.

Fix:
TMM no longer modifies the source port of RIP traffic.


366695-9 : Remove managers create/modify/delete ability from TMSH on GTM datacenters, links, servers, prober-pools, and topology errors incorrectly, and receive a database error when performed

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
A "Manager" role has the ability to create/modify/delete GTM data centers, links, servers, prober pools, and topology objects from TMSH, but they do not have this permission in the database, so they get an error.

Conditions:
Someone of "Manager" roll attempts to create/modify/delete a GTM datacenter, link, server, prober-pools, or topology objects.

Impact:
Error message thrown

Workaround:
Error thrown is correct, but user's shouldn't be able to even get this far in tmsh.

Fix:
Removed Manager's ability to create/modify/delete GTM data centers, links, servers, prober-pools, and topology objects. This was already prevented through validation code, but now TMSH users only have access to view these objects.


352957-2 : Route lookup after change in route table on established flow ignores pool members

Solution Article: K03005026

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Established flows via Virtual Servers with iRules using the 'nexthop vlan addr' command to set the nexthop to a different address than the gateway returned in route lookup, or transparent flows to a pool member, might fail after a route table change, even if the change does not affect any of the addresses used in the flow.

Conditions:
An iRule with 'nexthop vlan addr' on the CLIENT_ACCEPTED state is added to a virtual server with pool members and the address in the nexthop command is different from the gateway.

Impact:
A flow established before a route table change may fail if the destination was set in an iRule using 'nexthop'. New flows established after the route table change work as expected.

Workaround:
Modify iRule to fire 'nexthop' on every client packet. If the flow has been modified due to a route change, then the next client packet that fires 'nexthop' will correct it.

Fix:
The nexthop for established flows, set using "nexthop vlan addr" in an iRule for CLIENT_ACCEPTED state, does not change when there are changes in the route table. This is correct behavior.


247527-1 : Mgmt interface cannot be disabled via tmsh

Solution Article: K14890

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Issuing a tmsh command to disable the management interface of a blade or appliance appears to succeed, but the management interface is not actually disabled.

Conditions:
This problem occurs on the following hardware platforms:
BIG-IP 1500, 3400, 3410, 6400, 6800, 8400, and 8800 appliances.

This problem does not occur on the following hardware platforms:
BIG-IP 1600, 3600, 3900, 6900, 8900-series and 11000-series appliances.

Impact:
After using the tmsh utility to set the mgmt interface to a disabled state, the tmsh utility will show the mgmt interface as disabled. However, the mgmt interface still responds to network traffic, including ping and ssh.

Workaround:
There are three possible ways to work around this issue:

1) Unplug the management interface if it is not intended to be used.

2) Bring down the switch interface to which the management port connects.

3) Disable the management interface using the following information below.

Important: This workaround might cause unintended consequences. Only use this option as a last resort, as disabling the management interface may remove the ability for the Linux host to communicate with several of the BIG-IP subsystems. As a result of this loss of communication, certain BIG-IP features may not function as expected or at all.

For platforms that expose a 'mgmt' interface via ifconfig, run the command: ifconfig mgmt down. To bring the 'mgmt' interface back up, run the command ifconfig mgmt up.

For platforms that do not expose a 'mgmt' interface via ifconfig, run the command: ifconfig eth0 down. To bring 'eth0' interface back up, run the command ifconfig eth0 up.



Known Issues in BIG-IP v13.0.x


TMOS Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
655500-2 1-Blocking   Rekey SSH sessions after one hour
708968-3 2-Critical   OSPFv3 failure to create a route entry for IPv4-Mapped IPv6 Address
708054-2 2-Critical   Web Acceleration: TMM may crash on very large HTML files with conditional comments
707831 2-Critical   Improper blade insertion can cause kernel panic
706087-2 2-Critical   Entry for SSL key replaced by config-sync causes tmsh load config to fail
697424-2 2-Critical   iControl-REST crashes on /example for firewall address-lists
696732-2 2-Critical K54431534 tmm may crash in a compression provider
696113-2 2-Critical   Extra IPsec reference added per crypto operation overflows connflow refcount
696072 2-Critical   Fix a race condition in ixlv driver which was causing a tmm panic
693996-4 2-Critical   MCPD sync errors and restart after multiple modifications to file object in chassis
693246 2-Critical   SOD may send SIGABRT to TMM when TMM has not reported its heartbeat for a long enough period of time.
691589-1 2-Critical   When using LDAP client auth, tamd may become stuck
690091 2-Critical   mod_timer list corruption followed by BUG_ON() in timer-based function, cascade()
689577-2 2-Critical K45800333 ospf6d may crash when processing specific LSAs
689002-2 2-Critical   Stackoverflow when JSON is deeply nested
688148-2 2-Critical   IKEv1 racoon daemon SEGV during phase-two SA list iteration
685458-6 2-Critical   merged fails merging a table when a table row has incomplete keys defined.
681081 2-Critical K48366429 Running tmsh show commands may cause mcpd memory leak
677937-2 2-Critical K41517253 APM tunnel and IPsec over IPsec tunnel rejects isession-SYN connect packets
673484-2 2-Critical K85405312 IKEv2 does not support NON_FIRST_FRAGMENTS_ALSO
671314-3 2-Critical K37093335 BIG-IP system cores when sending SIP SCTP traffic
671008 2-Critical   Kernel panic in netlink_compare in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
667405-1 2-Critical K61251939 Fragemented IPsec encrypted packets with fragmented original payloads may cause memory leak in the TMM.
667404-3 2-Critical K77576404 Fragmented IP over IPsec tunnels might capture mcp flows and provoke restarts
667114-3 2-Critical K32622880 TCP flows going through the IP forwarding and L2 forwarding virtual server might get very low bandwidth.
666165-1 2-Critical   iApp - f5.forward_proxy + checksum - config error upgrading from v12 to v13
665656-2 2-Critical   BWC with iSession may memory leak
665362-3 2-Critical   MCPD might crash if the AOM restarts
663366-4 2-Critical   SEGV fault can occur during tmm 'panic' on i4x00 and i2x00 platforms.
658410-1 2-Critical   icrd_child core when calling PUT on ltm/data-group/internal/
657459 2-Critical K51358480 Setting MGMT GUI Port to 443 on Single Nic not honored on reboot.
655357-3 2-Critical K06245820 Corrupted L2 FDB entries on B4450 blades might result in dropped traffic
653453-2 2-Critical   ARP replies reach front panel port of the B4450 blade, but fail to reach TMMs.
653376-1 2-Critical   bgpd may crash on receiving a BGP update with >= 32 extended communities
649866-2 2-Critical   fsck should not run during first boot on public clouds
645770 2-Critical   MAC address must be configured on virtual function
638997-1 2-Critical   Reboot required after disk size modification in a running BIG-IP VE instance.
624635-1 2-Critical   BIG-IP doesn't support more than 4 NICs on Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012
583306 2-Critical   Using management port as config sync address might allow its deletion.
581851 2-Critical K16234725 mcpd restarts due to interleaving of messages / folder contexts from primary to secondary blade
580697-1 2-Critical   VIPRION 2200 platform might not pass traffic properly after FPGA firmware switch.
419345-1 2-Critical   Changing Master Key on the standby might cause secondaries to restart processes
709936-4 3-Major   Multiple NTP server/domain-searches in the DHCP lease can cause missing DNS/NTP configuration.
709471 3-Major   Azure: A failure to load mcpd configuration during the startup triggers "load sys config default" after an hour, if the config load failure is not corrected.
707391-3 3-Major   BGP may keep announcing routes after disabling route health injection
704449-3 3-Major   Orphaned tmsh processes might eventually lead to an out-of-memory condition
704336-2 3-Major   Updating 3rd party device cert not copied correctly to trusted certificate store
704282-1 3-Major   TMM halts and restarts when calculating BWC pass rate for dynamic bwc policy
703298-1 3-Major   Licensing and phonehome_upload are not using the sync'd key/certificate
703090 3-Major   With many iApps configured, scriptd may fail to start
702520-1 3-Major   Same AZ failover in AWS fails in some configurations with two or more objects sharing the same IP address.
701387-3 3-Major   qkview will not collect files greater than 2 GB
700897-2 3-Major   sod is unable to handle the maximum (127) allowable traffic groups if there are 8 devices in the DG
700827-1 3-Major   B2250 blades may lose efficiency when source ports form an arithmetic sequence.
700426-5 3-Major K58033284 Switching partitions while viewing objects in GUI can result in empty list
700250-2 3-Major   qkviews for secondary blade appear to be corrupt
698947-3 3-Major   BIG-IP may incorrectly drop packets from a GRE tunnel with auto-lasthop disabled.
698933-2 3-Major   Setting metric-type via ospf redistribute command may not work correctly
698429-2 3-Major   Misleading log error message: Store Read invalid store addr 0x3800, len 10
698084-2 3-Major K03776801 IPsec log messages in /var/log/ltm missing module ID to reach bigiq logs
698013-2 3-Major   TACACS+ system auth and file descriptors leak
696731-2 3-Major K94062594 The standard LinkUp/LinkDown traps may not be issued in all cases when an interface is administratively enabled/disabled
695873 3-Major   Entry for ssl key removed from tmsh causes tmsh load config to fail
694740-2 3-Major   BIG-IP reboot during a TMM core results in an incomplete core dump
694696-4 3-Major   On multiblade Viprion, creating a new traffic-group causes the device to go Offline
694547-1 3-Major   TMSH save sys config creates unneeded generate_config processes.
694490 3-Major   vCloud Director images not available
693884-2 3-Major   ospfd core on secondary blade during network unstability
693563-2 3-Major   No warning when LDAP is configured with SSL but with a client certificate with no matching key
692753-2 3-Major   shutting down trap not sent when shutdown -r or shutdown -h issued from shell
692189-2 3-Major   errdefsd fails to generate a core file on request.
692179-2 3-Major   Potential high memory usage from errdefsd.
691749-2 3-Major   Delete sys connection operations cannot be part of TMSH transactions
691497-1 3-Major   tmsh save sys ucs <file> fails due to missing patch file in /config/.diffVersions
690890-2 3-Major   Running sod manually can cause issues/failover
689567-2 3-Major   Some WOM/AAM pages in the GUI are visible to users with iSeries platforms even when AAM cannot be provisioned
689375-2 3-Major   Unable configure 'Generic Alert' setting on SSL client/server profile through TMUI when 'Proxy SSL' is enabled
688406-2 3-Major K14513346 HA-Group Score showing 0
687659 3-Major   A SAML IdP connector causes a sync failure when created
687617-2 3-Major   DHCP request-options when set to "none" are reset to defaults when loading the config.
687534-2 3-Major   If a Pool contains ".." in the name, it is impossible to add a Member to this pool using the GUI Local Traffic > Pools : Member List page
686926-1 3-Major   IPsec: responder N(cookie) in SA_INIT response handled incorrectly
686816-2 3-Major   Link from iApps Components page to Policy Rules invalid
686124-2 3-Major   IPsec: invalid SPI notifications in IKEv1 can cause v1 racoon faults from dangling phase2 SA refs
686029-3 3-Major K00026204 A VLAN delete can result in unrelated VLAN FDB entries being flushed on shared VLAN member interfaces
684649 3-Major   Inconsistent DAGv2 state between B4400 blades after upgrade
684391-2 3-Major   Existing IPsec tunnels reload. tmipsecd creates a core file.
684218-2 3-Major   vADC 'live-install' Downgrade from v13.1.0 is not possible
683767-2 3-Major   Users are not able to complete the sync using GUI
683131-2 3-Major   Hotfix install fails on vCMP guest when both guest and host have the same base version ISO present
682213-2 3-Major K31623549 TLS v1.2 support in IP reputation daemon
681782-5 3-Major K30665653 Unicast IP address can be configured in a failover multicast configuration
680838-1 3-Major   IKEv2 able to fail assert for GETSPI_DONE when phase-one SA appears not to be initiator
679901 3-Major   iControl-REST timeout value is not configurable.
679347-1 3-Major   ECP does not work for PFS in IKEv2 child SAs
678925-2 3-Major   Using a multicast VXLAN tunnel without a proper route may cause a TMM crash.
678488-2 3-Major   BGP default-originate not announced to peers if several are peering over different VLANs
678456-1 3-Major   ZebOS BGP peer-group configuration not fixed up on upgrade
678380-1 3-Major   Deleting an IKEv1 peer in current use could SEGV on race conditions.
677928-1 3-Major   A wrong source MAC address may be used in the outgoing IPsec encapsulated packets.
676897-2 3-Major   IPsec keeps failing to reconnect
676442-1 3-Major K37113440 Changes to RADIUS remote authentication may not fully sync
676092-2 3-Major   IPsec keeps failing to reconnect
675718-2 3-Major   IPsec keeps failing to reconnect
675236-1 3-Major K03293523 'Require consistent IP address' does not apply to some management GUI menu items
674328-2 3-Major   Multicast UDP from BIG-IP may have incorrect checksums
674320-1 3-Major K11357182 Syncing a large number of folders can prevent the configuration getting saved on the peer systems
674288-1 3-Major K62223225 FQDN nodes - monitor attribute doesn't reliably show in GUI
673952-2 3-Major   1NIC VE in HA device-group shows 'Changes Pending' after reboot
672988-1 3-Major K03433341 MCP memory leak when performing incremental ConfigSync
671553-1 3-Major   iCall scripts may make statistics request before the system is ready
671447-1 3-Major   ZebOS 7 Byte SystemID in IS-IS Restart TLV may cause adjacencies to not form
671372-1 3-Major K01930721 When creating a pool and modifying all of its members in a single transaction, the pool will be created but the members will not be modified.
671261-1 3-Major K32306231 MCP does not recognize 'Notify Status to Virtual Address' when using 'Selective' setting of ICMP Echo
671236-1 3-Major K27343382 BGP local-as command may not work when applied to peer-group
671082-2 3-Major   snmpd constantly restarting
670197-2 3-Major   IPsec: ASSERT 'BIG-IP_conn tag' failed
669462-3 3-Major   Error adding /Common/WideIPs as members to GTM Pool in non-Common partition
667278-2 3-Major   DSC connections between BIG-IP units may fail to establish
667082-1 3-Major K21090061 Dynamic Routing ZebOS using ip ospf <IP> message-digest-key command may fail.
666884-1 3-Major K27056204 cpcfg cannot copy a configuration on a chassis platform
666117-5 3-Major   Network failover without a management address causes active-active after unit1 reboot
665725-1 3-Major K10773217 Second block device image install fails to install
664829-2 3-Major   BIG-IP sometimes performs unnecessary reboot on first boot
664737-1 3-Major   Do not reboot on ctrl-alt-del
663492-1 3-Major   Reconfigured istat may stop being recomputed
662331-2 3-Major K24331010 BIG-IP logs INVALID-SPI messages but does not remove the associated SAs.
660833-1 3-Major   merged repeatedly cores due to unused istats-trigger object
660532-1 3-Major K21050223 Cannot specify the event parameter for redirects on the policy rule screen.
657834-1 3-Major K45005512 Extraneous OSPF retransmissions and ospfTxRetransmit traps can be sent
657727-1 3-Major K39694060 Running tcpdump from TMSH cannot capture the local "tmm" interface
655671-2 3-Major   Polling time waiting for I2C bus transactions in the bcm56xxd daemon needs to be reduced
655506 3-Major   Guest configurations with mergeable buffers disabled are not supported.
655005-2 3-Major K23355841 "Inherit traffic group from current partition / path" virtual-address setting is not synchronized during an incremental sync
654011-1 3-Major K33210520 Pool member's health monitors set to Member Specific does not display the active monitors
653888-1 3-Major   BGP advertisement-interval attribute ignored in peer group configuration
653772-3 3-Major   fastL4 fails to evict flows from the ePVA
652968-3 3-Major K88825548 IKEv2 PFS CREATE_CHILD_SA in rekey does not negotiate new keys
652877-4 3-Major   Reactivating the license on a VIPRION system may cause MCPD process restart on all secondary blades
652671-5 3-Major K31326690 Provisioning mgmt plane to "large" and performing a config sync, might cause an outage on the peer unit.
652502-1 3-Major   snmpd returns 'No Such Object available' for ltm OIDs
652484-3 3-Major   tmsh show net f5optics shows information for only 1 chassis slot in a cluster
651253 3-Major   tmipsecd down after provisioning modules
651155-2 3-Major   HSB continually logs 'loopback ring 0 tx not active'
651136-1 3-Major K36893451 ReqLog profile on FTP virtual server with default profile can result in service disruption.
650002-2 3-Major   tzdata bug fix and enhancement update
648873-4 3-Major K93513131 Traffic-group failover-objects cannot be retrieved via iControl REST
648621-4 3-Major   SCTP: Multihome connections may not expire
648544-6 3-Major K75510491 HSB transmitter failure may occur when global COS queues enabled
647944-1 3-Major   MCP may crash when making specific changes to a FIX profile attached to more than one virtual server
647834-5 3-Major   Failover DB variables do not correctly implement 'reset-to-default'
647151-2 3-Major   CPU overtemp condition threshold is 75C
646890-2 3-Major K12068427 IKEv1 auth alg for ike-phase2-auth-algorithm sha256, sha384, and sha512
646804-1 3-Major   call to tmctl in diskmonitor for the tmstat vmcp_stat table results in error: tmctl: vcmp_stat: No such table.
645206-2 3-Major K23105004 Missing cipher suites in outgoing LDAP TLS ClientHello
644979-1 3-Major   Errors not logged from hourly 1k key generation cron job
644184-3 3-Major K36427438 ZebOS daemons hang while AgentX SNMP daemon is waiting.
643799-4 3-Major   Deleting a partition may cause a sync validation error
643459-4 3-Major K81809012 Unable to login to BIG-IP Configuration Utility when BIG-IP is behind a Reverse proxy
642923-1 3-Major K01951295 MCP misses its heartbeat (and is killed by sod) if there are a large number of file objects on the system
642422-1 3-Major   BFD may not remove dependant static routes when peer sends BFD Admin-Down
642314-1 3-Major K24276198 CNAME ending with dot in pool causes validation problems after upgrade from 11.x to 12.x or v13.x
641450-4 3-Major K30053855 A transaction that deletes and recreates a virtual may result in an invalid configuration
641001-2 3-Major   BWC: dynamic policy category sees lower bandwidth than expected in Congested policies
639619-1 3-Major   UCS created on 11.6.0 that contains a secure attribute DWBL (Dynamic White/Black lists) feed list fails to upgrade to 13.0.0 with AFM and LTM on Virtual Edition (VE).
639505-2 3-Major   BGP may not send all configured aggregate routes
638091 3-Major   Config sync after changing named pool members can cause mcpd on secondary blades to restart
637979-2 3-Major   IPsec over isession not working
637827 3-Major   VADC: after re-deploying a single-nic VM with multiple nics, a load can fail due to stp member 1.0
633824-1 3-Major K39319200 Cannot add pool members containing a colon in the node name
633413-2 3-Major   IPv6 addr can't be deleted; not able to add ports to addr in DataGroup object in GUI
631316-3 3-Major K62532020 Unable to load config with client-SSL profile error
631172-1 3-Major   GUI user logged off when idle for 30 minutes, even when longer timeout is set
629915 3-Major   Cannot login with Firefox and IE after toggling between wireless and wired networks.
627760-4 3-Major   gtm_add operation does not retain same-name DNSSEC keys after synchronize FIPS card
626589-5 3-Major K73230273 iControl-SOAP prints beyond log buffer
624692-4 3-Major   Certificates with ISO/IEC 10646 encoded strings may prevent certificate list page from displaying
624626-4 3-Major   Cannot delete keys without extension .key (and certificates without .crt) using the Configuration utility
622619-6 3-Major   BIG-IP 11.6.1 - "tmsh show sys log <item> range" can kill MCPD
621314-4 3-Major K55358710 SCTP virtual server with mirroring may cause excessive memory use on standby device
620954-4 3-Major   Rare problem in pam_tally; message: PAM Couldn't lock /var/log/pam/tallylog : Resource temporarily unavailable
619873-1 3-Major   Secure Vault: Key cleanup for 5000- and 7000-series platforms
616021-6 3-Major K93089152 Name Validation missing for some GTM objects
612086 3-Major K32857340 Virtual server CPU stats can be above 100%
611724-1 3-Major   LTM v11.5.4 HF1 iApp folders removed on partition load
609967-1 3-Major K55424912 qkview missing some HugePage memory data
605840-6 3-Major   HSB receive failure lockup due to unreceived loopback packets
598650-5 3-Major   apache-ssl-cert objects do not support certificate bundles
596020-4 3-Major   Devices in a device-group may report out-of-sync after one of the devices is rebooted
593845-2 3-Major K24093205 VE interface limit
589856-3 3-Major   iControl REST : possible to get duplicate transaction ids when transactions are created by multiple clients
588929-3 3-Major   SCTP emits 'address conflict detected' log messages during failover
588794-3 3-Major   Misconfigured SCTP alternate addresses may emit incorrect ARP advertisements
588771-3 3-Major   SCTP needs traffic-group validation for server-side client alternate addresses
587821 3-Major K91818030 vCMP Guest VLAN traffic failure after MCPD restarts on hypervisor.
586938-5 3-Major K57360106 Standby device will respond to the ARP of the SCTP multihoming alternate address
585043-1 3-Major   Question mark prevents TMSH from loading configuration file
579760 3-Major K55703840 HSL::send may fail to resume after log server pool member goes down/up
575372-4 3-Major   BIG-IQ Discovery may fail due to an invalid passphrase.
571333-7 3-Major K36155089 fastL4 TCP handshake timeout not honored for offloaded flows
567490-1 3-Major   db.proxy.__iter__ value is overwritten if it's manually set
563905-3 3-Major K62975642 vCMP guest fails to go Active after the host system is rebooted
550739-3 3-Major   TMSH mv virtual command will cause iRules on the virtual to be dis-associated
535717 3-Major   Password history is not enforced when root, Administrator, or User Manager changes another user's password
528314 3-Major K16816 Generating new default certificate and key pairs for BIG-IP ssl profiles via CLI will not be reflected in GUI or in tmsh
528295-11 3-Major K40735404 Virtual ARP ICMP echo settings are flipped on reloading a 10.x configuration on 11.4.x or later.
523985-1 3-Major   Certificate bundle summary information does not propagate to device group peers
523797-1 3-Major   Upgrade: file path failure for process name attribute in snmp.
517829 3-Major K16803 BIG-IP system resets client without sending error report when certificate is revoked
516167-1 3-Major K21382264 TMSH listing with wildcards prevents the child object from being displayed
499348-6 3-Major   System statistics may fail to update, or report negative deltas due to delayed stats merging
469366-4 3-Major K16237 ConfigSync might fail with modified system-supplied profiles
469035-1 3-Major K16559 A SecureVault rekey operation may fail if configuration contains a blank password protected by SecureVault
468505-1 3-Major K16177 TMSH crypto commands do not work with the TMSH batch mode
464650-5 3-Major   Failure of mcpd with invalid authentication context.
455066-3 3-Major   Read-only account can save system config
428498 3-Major   TCP stalls in tagged vlan-group with unic
378967-12 3-Major   Users are not synchronized if created in a partition
375434 3-Major   HSB lockup might occur when TMM tries unsuccessfully to reset HSB.
224665-1 3-Major K12711 Proxy Exclusion List setting is not aware of administrative partitions
707631-1 4-Minor   The 'SYN Challenge Handling' setting of a TCP profile can revert to defaults when updating the profile using the GUI
697766-2 4-Minor K12431303 Cisco IOS XR ISIS routers may report 'Authentication TLV not found'
691491-4 4-Minor K13841403 2000/4000, 10000, i2000/i4000, i5000/i7000/i10000, i15000, B4000 platforms may return incorrect SNMP sysIfxStatHighSpeed values for 10G/40G/100G interfaces
689491 4-Minor   cpu usage reported as 'stolen' on vcmp guests with 1-core or htsplit disabled
689211-1 4-Minor   IPsec: IKEv1 forwards IPv4 packets incorrectly as IPv6 to daemon after version was { v1 v2 }
687368-2 4-Minor K64414880 The Configuration utility may calculate and display an incorrect HA Group Score
687343-2 4-Minor   Running 'load sys config merge verify' will add new users to the PostGres database
686111-2 4-Minor K89363245 Searching and Reseting Audit Logs not working as expected
685582-6 4-Minor   Incorrect output of b64 unit key hash by command f5mku -f
685475-2 4-Minor K93145012 Unexpected error when applying hotfix
683029-5 4-Minor   Sync of virtual address and self IP traffic groups only happens in one direction
680856-1 4-Minor   IPsec config via REST scripts may require post-definition touch of both policy and traffic selector
679135-1 4-Minor   IKEv1 and IKEv2 cannot share common local address in tunnels
678662-1 4-Minor K14222230 In the GUI System :: High Availability : HA Groups edit page, pools created outside the Common partition cannot be modified
678388-2 4-Minor K00050055 IKEv1 racoon daemon is not restarted when killed multiple times
675368-1 4-Minor   Unable to reorder rules when one of the rule names contain % or /
674992-1 4-Minor   AAM traffic report's time period doesn't always apply
674145-2 4-Minor   chmand error log message missing data
669255-1 4-Minor K20100613 An enabled sFlow receiver can cause poor TMM performance on certain BIG-IP platforms
668964-1 4-Minor K81873940 'bgp neighbor <peer -IP> update-source <IP>' command may apply change to all peers in peer-group
663911-1 4-Minor   When running out of memory, MCP can report an incorrect allocation size
663580-2 4-Minor K31981624 logrotate does not automatically run when /var/log reaches 90% usage
662372-2 4-Minor K41250179 Uploading a new device certificate file via the GUI might not update the device certificate
660760-2 4-Minor K75105750 DNS graphs fail to display in the GUI
658298-2 4-Minor   SMB monitor marks node down when file not specified
655085-1 4-Minor   While one chassis in a DSC is being rebooted, other members report spurious HA Group configuration errors
652056-1 4-Minor K42295253 [api-status-warning] are generated at stderr and /var/log/ltm when listing config in tmsh from top level namespace or at module level
652048-1 4-Minor K14526459 TMSH save sys config contains [api-status-warning] that do not correspond to any configuration instances
651413-1 4-Minor   tmsh list ltm node does not return an error when node does not exist
650019-1 4-Minor   The commented-out sample functions in audit_forwarder.tcl are incorrect
647812-4 4-Minor   /tmp/wccp.log file grows unbounded
644723-2 4-Minor   cm56xxd logs link 'DOWN' message when an interface is admin DISABLED
643768-1 4-Minor   Invalid entries in SNMP allowed-address and SNMP community fields can cause upgrade failure.
640863-1 4-Minor K29231946 Disabling partition selector in DNS Resolver's Forward Zones
638960-1 4-Minor   A subset of the BIG-IP default profiles can be incorrectly deleted
638893-2 4-Minor   Reference to SOL14556 instead of K14556 in tmsh modify net interface X.X media command
636823-4 4-Minor   Node name and node address
636031-1 4-Minor K23313837 GUI LTM Monitor Configuration String adding CR for type Oracle
633181-2 4-Minor   A CSR generated from Configuration Utility or tmsh may have an empty 'Attributes' or 'Requested Extensions' section
625428-2 4-Minor   SNMP reports incorrect values for F5-BIG-IP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmPoolQueueOnConnectionLimit
624909-1 4-Minor   Static route create validation is less stringent than static route delete validation
623536-7 4-Minor   SNMP traps for TCP resets sent due to maintenance mode enabled may not be sent
606799-5 4-Minor K16703796 GUI total number of records not correctly initialized with search string on several pages.
605891 4-Minor   Enable ASM option disappears from L7 policy actions
602074-1 4-Minor K46583034 Management.KeyCertificate.get_certificate_validator() doesn't throw not-found exception when a given certificate doesn't exist.
598437-2 4-Minor   SNMP process monitoring is incorrect for tmm and bigd
591732-1 4-Minor   Local password policy not enforced when auth source is set to a remote type.
590415-2 4-Minor   Partition can be removed when remote role info entries refer to it
584504-3 4-Minor K36912228 Allowing non-English characters on login screen
583930-1 4-Minor   VE supports only 2 NUMA domains
583084-4 4-Minor K15101680 iControl produces 404 error while creating records successfully
582595-4 4-Minor K52029952 default-node-monitor is reset to none for HA configuration.
571727-2 4-Minor K52707821 'force-full-load-push' is not tab expandable
565603 4-Minor   Large number of static arp entries on a BIG-IP system
530927-7 4-Minor   Adding interfaces to trunk fails if trunk and interfaces are forced to lower speed
530530-5 4-Minor   tmsh sys log filter is displays in UTC time
527720-6 4-Minor   Rare 'No LopCmd reply match found' error in getLopReg
520877-2 4-Minor   Alerts sent by the lcdwarn utility are not shown in tmsh
679431-2 5-Cosmetic   In routing module the 'sh ipv6 interface <interface> brief' command may not show header
659141-1 5-Cosmetic K11435321 Support tcpdump file has qkview extension
651826-1 5-Cosmetic   SPI fields of IPsec ike-sa, byte order of displayed numbers rendered incorrectly
617578 5-Cosmetic   Inconsistent info between tmsh and WebUI for profile radiusLB-subscriber-aware
602390-3 5-Cosmetic K87506901 Cannot use a foreign charset, such as Cyrillic, Arabic, etc., to customize Advisory Banner, Username Prompt, or Password Prompt in TMUI.
542347-3 5-Cosmetic   Denied message in audit log on first time boot
396273-1 5-Cosmetic   Error message in dmesg and kern.log: vpd r/w failed


Local Traffic Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
707244-2 2-Critical   iRule command clientside and serverside may crash tmm
705611-3 2-Critical   The TMM may crash when under load when configuration changes occur when the HTTP/2 profile is used
704435-2 2-Critical   Client connection may hang when NTLM and OneConnect profiles used together
703914-3 2-Critical   TMM SIGSEGV crash in poolmbr_conn_dec.
701202-2 2-Critical   SSL memory corruption
700393-1 2-Critical   Under certain circumstances a stale http2 stream can cause a tmm crash
695117-2 2-Critical K30081842 bigd cores and sends corrupted MCP messages with many FQDN nodes
694656-2 2-Critical   Routing changes may cause TMM to restart
687205-1 2-Critical   Delivery of HUDEVT_SENT messages at shutdown by SSL may cause tmm restart
686228-2 2-Critical   TMM may crash in some circumstances with VLAN failsafe
682682-2 2-Critical   tmm asserts on a virtual server-to-virtual server connection
681175-2 2-Critical K32153360 TMM may crash during routing updates
676721-1 2-Critical K33325265 Missing check for NULL condition causes tmm crash.
674004-2 2-Critical K34448924 tmm may crash when after deleting pool member in traffic
673664-2 2-Critical   TMM crashes when sys db Crypto.HwAcceleration is disabled.
671714-1 2-Critical   Empty persistence cookie name inserted from policy can cause TMM to crash
670814-1 2-Critical   Wrong SE Linux label breaks nethsm DNSSEC keys
670804-3 2-Critical K03163260 Hardware syncookies, verified-accept, and OneConnect can result in 'verify_accept' assert in server-side TCP
670238 2-Critical K26297385 TMM may crash due to wrong flow assigned to fragmented IPv4 packet
667648-1 2-Critical K20210720 TMM can crash when it exits while still processing traffic
665732-3 2-Critical K45001711 FastHTTP may crash when receiving a fragmented IP packet
659899-3 2-Critical K10589537 Rare, intermittent system instability observed in dynamic load-balancing modes
658989-1 2-Critical   Memory leak when connection terminates in iRule process
657713-1 2-Critical K05052273 Gateway pool action may trigger the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) to produce a core file and restart.
656898-1 2-Critical   "oops" "bad transition" messages occur
650317-2 2-Critical   The TMM on the next-active panics with message: "Missing oneconnect HA context"
649171-3 2-Critical   tmm core in iRule with unreachable remote address
648245-1 2-Critical K29101604 When using a route TMM may use a smaller MTU
648037-1 2-Critical   LB::reselect iRule on a virtual with the HTTP profile can cause a tmm crash
646643-1 2-Critical K43005132 HA standby virtual server with non-default lasthop settings may crash.
643210-3 2-Critical K45444280 Restarting MCPD on Secondary Slot of Chassis causes deletion of netHSM keys on SafeNet HSM
639039-5 2-Critical K33754014 Changing the BIG-IP host name causes tmrouted to restart the dynamic routing daemons
634369-1 2-Critical   Bigd crash (SIGABRT) while running iControl REST scripts against monitor configuration with FQDN nodes
629178-2 2-Critical K42206046 Incorrect initial size of connection flow-control window
619071-5 2-Critical   OneConnect with verified accept issues
618463-4 2-Critical   artificial low route mtu can cause SIGSEV core from monitor traffic
615303-3 2-Critical K47381511 bigd crash with Tcl monitors
614702-3 2-Critical K24172560 Race condition when using SSL Orchestrator can cause TMM to core
513310-2 2-Critical   TMM might core when a profile is changed.
452283-1 2-Critical   An MPTCP connection that receives an MP_FASTCLOSE might not clean up its flows
710564-2 3-Major   DNS returns an erroneous invalidate response with EDNS0 CSUBNET Scope Netmask !=0
709963-3 3-Major   Unbalanced trunk distribution on i4x00 and 4000 platforms with odd number of members.
707691-3 3-Major   BIG-IP handles some pathmtu messages incorrectly
707540-3 3-Major K74714343 bigd core due to memory leak, especially with FQDN nodes
706505-4 3-Major   iRule table lookup command may crash tmm when used in FLOW_INIT
705794-5 3-Major   Under certain circumstances a stale http2 stream can cause a tmm crash
704073-2 3-Major   Repeated "bad transition" OOPS logging may appear in /var/log/ltm and /var/log/tmm
703580-2 3-Major   TLS1.1 handshake failure on v12.1.3 vCMP guest with earlier BIG-IP version on vCMP host.
702450-3 3-Major   The validation error message generated by deleting certain object types referenced by a policy action is incorrect
702439-2 3-Major K04964898 Non-default HTTP/2 header_table_size causes HTTP/2 streams to be reset
701690-2 3-Major K53819652 Fragmented ICMP forwarded with incorrect icmp checksum
701147-1 3-Major K36563645 ProxySSL does not work properly with Extended Master Secret and OCSP
701033 3-Major   Tcl actions not run if conditions have overlapping IP ranges
698943 3-Major   Incorrect serverside throughput stats observed when PVA disabled on virtual server
698916-2 3-Major   TMM crash with HTTP/2 under specific condition
698379-1 3-Major K61238215 HTTP2 upload intermittently is aborted with HTTP2 error error_code=FLOW_CONTROL_ERROR(
698211-2 3-Major K35504512 DNS express response to non-existent record is NOERROR instead of NXDOMAIN.
698000-2 3-Major K04473510 Connections may stop passing traffic after a route update
696755-1 3-Major   HTTP/2 may truncate a response body when served from cache
695925-2 3-Major   tmm crash when showing connections for a CMP disabled virtual server
695707-4 3-Major   BIG-IP does not retransmit DATA_FIN when closing an MPTCP connection
695109-2 3-Major   Changes to fallback persistence profiles attached to a Virtual server are not effective
694697-2 3-Major K62065305 clusterd logs heartbeat check messages at log level info
693910-3 3-Major   Traffic Interruption for MAC Addresses Learned on Interfaces that Enter Blocked STP State (2000/4000/i2800/i4800 series)
693582-2 3-Major   Monitor node log not rotated for icmp monitor types
693244-1 3-Major   BIG-IP not sending RST for SYN,ACK packets when ASM is provisioned
691806-2 3-Major   RFC 793 - behavior receiving FIN/ACK in SYN-RECEIVED state
691785-2 3-Major   The bcm570x driver can cause TMM to core when transmitting packets larger than 6144 bytes
690778-2 3-Major K53531153 Memory can leak if the STREAM::replace command is called more than once in the STREAM_MATCHED event in an iRule
690699-1 3-Major   Fragmented SSL handshake messages cause Proxy SSL handshake to fail
690042-2 3-Major K43412307 Potential Tcl leak during iRule suspend operation
689449-2 3-Major   Some flows may remain indefinitely in memory with spdy/http2 and http fallback-host configured
689361-2 3-Major   Overwrite configsync can change the status of a pool member from 'unchecked' to 'up' (gateway_icmp monitor)
689089-2 3-Major   VIPRION cluster IP reverted to 'default' (192.168.1.246) following unexpected reboot
688744-2 3-Major K11793920 LTM Policy does not correctly handle multiple datagroups
688629-2 3-Major   Deleting data-group in use by iRule does not trigger validation error
688571-1 3-Major   Untrusted cert might be accepted by the server-ssl even though when 'untrusted-cert-response-control drop' is configured in the server-ssl profile.
688570-4 3-Major   BIG-IP occasionally sends MP_FASTCLOSE after an MPTCP connection close completes
688553-2 3-Major   SASP GWM monitor may not mark member UP as expected
687807-2 3-Major   The presence of a file with the suffix ".crt.csr" in folder /config/ssl/ssl.csr/ causes a GUI exception
687044-1 3-Major   tcp-half-open monitors might mark a node up in error
686972-3 3-Major   The change of APM log settings will reset the SSL session cache.
686563-2 3-Major   WMI monitor on invalid node never transitions to DOWN
686547-2 3-Major   WMI monitor sends logging data for credentials when no credentials specified
686307-2 3-Major   Monitor Escaping is not changed when upgrading from 11.6.x to 12.x and later
686101-2 3-Major K73346501 Creating a pool with a new node always assigns the partition of the pool to that node.
685615-3 3-Major K24447043 Incorrect source mac for TCP Reset with vlangroup for host traffic
685519-2 3-Major   Mirrored connections ignore the handshake timeout
685110-2 3-Major K05430133 With a non-LTM license (ASM, APM, etc.), ephemeral nodes will not be created for FQDN nodes/pool members.
683706-2 3-Major   Pool member status remains 'checking' when manually forced down at creation
683697-2 3-Major K00647240 SASP monitor may use the same UID for multiple HA device group members
683061-3 3-Major   Rapid creation/update/deletion of the same external datagroup may cause core
682104-2 3-Major   HTTP PSM leaks memory when looking up evasion descriptions
681757-2 3-Major K32521651 Upgraded volume may fail to load if a Local Traffic Policy uses the forward parameter 'member'
681673-3 3-Major   tmsh modify FDB command permits multicast MAC addresses, which produces unexpected results
680145-1 3-Major K82484604 HA mirroring for flows without autolasthop cause a crash on the standby
680074-1 3-Major   TMM crashes when serverssl cannot provide certificate to backend server.
679687 3-Major   LTM Policy applied to large number of virtual servers causes mcpd restart
678872-1 3-Major   Inconsistent behavior for virtual-address and selfip on the same ip-address
678450-2 3-Major   No 'F5RST port in use' sent when new connection arrives to port in use with strict preserve.
678337-1 3-Major K00463452 Route Advertisement setting for virtual-address disabled after upgrade from pre-13.0.0 versions
677525-1 3-Major K06831814 Translucent VLAN group may use unexpected source MAC address
677400-2 3-Major K82502883 pimd daemon may exit on failover
676828-1 3-Major K09012436 Host IPv6 traffic is generated even when ipv6.enabled is false
676355-1 3-Major   DTLS retransmission does not comply with RFC in certain resumed SSL session
675367-1 3-Major K95393925 The IMAP and POP3 monitors might fail if the mail server supports GSSAPI authentication
673951-1 3-Major K56466330 Memory leak when using HTTP2 profile
673399-2 3-Major   HTTP request dropped after a 401 exchange when a Websockets profile is attached to virtual server.
673075 3-Major   Reduced Issues for Monitors configured with FQDN
672963 3-Major   MSSQL monitor fails when monitored DB requires charset
672312-1 3-Major   IP ToS may not be forwarded to serverside with syncookie activated
672008-2 3-Major K22122208 NUL character inserted into syslog message when system time rolls over to exactly 1000000 microseconds
671999-1 3-Major   Re-extract the the thales software everytime the installation script is run
671112-1 3-Major   Internal IP Datagroups not matching against some IPv6 network addresses
670816-4 3-Major K44519487 HTTP/HTTPS/TCP Monitor response code for 'last fail reason' can include extra characters
670520-4 3-Major   FastL4 not sending keepalive at proper interval when other side gets response
670258-1 3-Major   Multicast pings not forwarded by TMM
670245-1 3-Major   IP forwarding virtual server drops packets with TTL of 1 in TTL preserve mode
668521-3 3-Major   Bigd might stall while waiting for an external monitor process to exit
668459-1 3-Major   Asymmetric transparent nexthop traffic only updates ingress interface
668196-1 3-Major   Connection limit continues to be enforced with least-connections and pool member flap, member remains down
668041-1 3-Major K27535157 Config load fails when an iRule comment ends with backslash in a config where there is also a policy.
667560-2 3-Major K69205908 FQDN nodes: Pool members can become unknown (blue) after monitor configuration is changed
666616-1 3-Major K82565029 Some HTTP iRule commands should always return results as Tcl lists, but do not.
666595-1 3-Major   Monitor node log fd leak by bigd instances not actively monitoring node
665652-1 3-Major K41193475 Multicast traffic not forwarded to members of VLAN group
663326-1 3-Major   Thales HSM: "fipskey.nethsm --export" fails to make stub keys
663181-1 3-Major   VDI plugin-initiated connections may select inappropriate SNAT address
662911-3 3-Major K93119070 SASP monitor uses same UID for all vCMP guests in a chassis or appliance
662816-1 3-Major K61902543 Monitor node log fd leak for certain monitor types
661881-1 3-Major K00030614 Memory and performance issues when using certain ASN.1 decoding formats in iRules
657883-1 3-Major K34442339 tmm cache resolver should not cache response with TTL=0
655767-4 3-Major   MCPD does not prevent deleting an iRule that contains in-use procedures
655724-4 3-Major K15695 MSRDP persistence does not work across route domains.
654981-1 3-Major   Local Traffic Policies operating in First Match mode do not stop executing after the first matched rule if this has no action
654086-2 3-Major K18323013 Incorrect handling of HTTP2 data frames larger than minimal frame size
653976-3 3-Major K00610259 SSL handshake fails if server certificate contains multiple CommonNames
653930-1 3-Major K69713140 Monitor with description containing backslash may fail to load.
653228-3 3-Major K34312110 SNAT does not work properly on FTP VIP2VIP
653137-3 3-Major K24159492 Virtual flaps when FQDN node and pool configured with autopopulate
652370 3-Major   The persist cookie insert iRule command may leak memory
651901-3 3-Major   Removed unnecessary ASSERTs in MPTCP code
651713 3-Major   Passive mode and untagged frames
651681-3 3-Major K49562354 Orphaned bigd instances may exist (within multi-process bigd)
651541-1 3-Major K83955631 Changes to the HTTP profile do not trigger validation for virtual servers using that profile
647071-1 3-Major   Stats for SNATs do not work when configured in a non-zero route domain
645635-1 3-Major   Sflow may use 0.0.0.0 as Agent Address in 2 core vCMP guests
645220-1 3-Major   bigd identified as username "(user %-P)" or "(user %-S)" in mcpd debug logs
645197-4 3-Major   Monitors receiving unique HTTP "success" response codes may stop monitoring after status change
645058-4 3-Major   Modifying SSL profiles in GUI may fail when key is protected by passphrase
645036 3-Major K85772089 Removing pool from virtual server does not update its status
644873-3 3-Major K97237310 ssldump can fail to decrypt captures with certain TCP segmenting
643860-5 3-Major   Attempt to read or write to the file /dev/vnic can cause TMM to restart and TMM may not startup properly
642786-1 3-Major K01833444 TMM may drop tunneled traffic when the sys db variable 'connection.vlankeyed' is set to 'disable'.
641512-5 3-Major K51064420 DNSSEC key generations fail with lots of invalid SSL traffic
641491-1 3-Major K37551222 TMM core while running iRule LB::status pool poolname member ip port
640565-2 3-Major K11564859 Incorrect packet size sent to clone pool member
640395-2 3-Major   When upgrading from 10.x to a version that supports spanning VIPs, the virtual address spanning property may not be set properly
640369-1 3-Major   TMM may incorrectly respond to ICMPv6 echo via auto-lasthop when disabled on the vlan
638715-1 3-Major K77010072 Multiple Diameter monitors to same server ip/port may race on PID file
637613-4 3-Major K24133500 Cluster blade being disabled immediately returns to enabled/green
636149-1 3-Major   Multiple monitor response codes to single monitor probe failure
633464-3 3-Major   Content-length header is not passed on to the client when HTTP/2 profile is attached to virtual.
633110-3 3-Major K09293022 Literal tab character in monitor send/receive string causes config load failure, unknown property
624044-2 3-Major K42806722 LTM Monitor custom recv/send/recv-disable parameters have backslash at the end may fail to load
623084-5 3-Major   mcpd fails validation of dhcp type virtual servers if the configured profile is /Common/udp
620556-2 3-Major   Fragmented packets on clone pool for L7 virtual server targeting another L7 virtual server through iRule
619844-3 3-Major   Packet leak if reject command is used in FLOW_INIT rule
602708-3 3-Major K84837413 Traffic may not passthrough CoS by default
601727 3-Major   Some FQDN nodes are not correctly created
599567-2 3-Major   APM assumes snat automap, does not use snat pool
598707-2 3-Major   Path MTU does not work in self-IP flows
594751-2 3-Major K90535529 LLDP VLAN Information not Transmitted to Neighbors When Interfaces are Added to a Trunk after the Trunk has Already Been Assigned to a VLAN
586621 3-Major K36008344 SQL monitors 'count' config value does not work as expected.
582331 3-Major   Maximum connections is not accurate when TMM load is uneven
579252 3-Major   Traffic can be directed to a less specific virtual during virtual modification
570281 3-Major   Cannot modify 'ip-address' attribute of static ARP / NDP entries
563689-1 3-Major   ZebOS configuration cannot be loaded via imish when service password-encryption is set
562267 3-Major   FQDN nodes do not support monitor alias destinations.
549927-1 3-Major   iRule validation does not check RULE_INIT/virtual are disallowed in proc calling
516280-3 3-Major   bigd process uses a large percentage of CPU
505037 3-Major K01993279 Modifying a monitored pool with a gateway failsafe device can put secondary into restart loop
495443-8 3-Major K16621 ECDH negotiation failures logged as critical errors.
486735 3-Major   Maximum connections is not accurate when TMM load is uneven
463097-2 3-Major K09247330 Clock advanced messages with large amount of data maintained in DNS Express zones
454640-1 3-Major   mcpd instances on secondary blades might restart on boot
449158 3-Major   Using an iRule nexthop to "vlan:mac address" does not forward the packet
251162-2 3-Major   The error message 'HTTP header exceeded maximum allowed size' may list the wrong profile name
248914-3 3-Major K00612197 ARP replies from BIG-IP on a translucent vlangroup use the wrong source MAC address
225492-2 3-Major   Ramcache might disallow valid cache configurations that are very near the limit.
222690-1 3-Major K10281 The persist none iRule command does not disable cookie persistence for the connection when used with the LB::reselect command.
711230 4-Minor   FQDN template nodes resolving to same IP address cannot be used in multiple non-Common partitions
708249-3 4-Minor   nitrox_diag generates qkviews with 5mb max file limit
699426-2 4-Minor   RRD cpu files are not updated when statsd has no prior knowledge of blades joining a cluster.
699076-2 4-Minor   URI::path iRules command warns end and start values equal
694491 4-Minor   Errant log message appears as an error
692095-2 4-Minor K65311501 bigd logs monitor status unknown for FQDN Node/Pool Member
688557-2 4-Minor   Tmsh help for ltm sasp monitor incorrectly lists default mode as 'pull'
677270-1 4-Minor K76116244 Trailing comments in iRules are removed from the config when entered/loaded in TMSH
675911-2 4-Minor K13272442 Dashboard CPU history file may contain incorrect values
664596 4-Minor   One LTM policy causes a different policy to not execute
653746-1 4-Minor K83324551 Unable to display detailed CPU graphs if the number of CPU is too large
652577-1 4-Minor   Changes to MAC Masquerading may cause the Standby unit not reach the floating Self-IP address
651005-4 4-Minor   FTP data connection may use incorrect auto-lasthop settings.
646495-1 4-Minor   BIG-IP may send oversized TCP segments on traffic it originates
645729-2 4-Minor   SSL connection is not mirrored if ssl session cache is cleared and resume attempted
641273-2 4-Minor   port-fwd-mode mode configuration object value
636348-2 4-Minor   BIG-IP systems configured for high availability (HA) and System Gateway Failsafe may fail to load their configuration after device trust is reset.
628016-1 4-Minor   MP_JOIN always fails if MPTCP never receives payload data
618884-5 4-Minor   Behavior when using VLAN-Group and STP
618595 4-Minor K88501407 Duplicate SQL monitors updating pool member status incorrectly
603380-7 4-Minor   Very large number of log messages in /var/log/ltm with ICMP unreachable packets.
599048-5 4-Minor   BIG-IP connections to OCSP servers do not use the TCP TIMESTAMPS option
594064-4 4-Minor   tcpdump with :p misses first few packets on forwarding (UDP, FastL4) flows.
592503 4-Minor   TMM 'timer' device does not report 'busy' for non-priority timers.
571622 4-Minor   "Exceeding pool member limit" error with FQDN pool members and non-LTM license
558893-4 4-Minor   TMM may fail to forward FTP data connections when multiple PORT/EPRT commands are used in succession referring to the same IP/PORT
539026-4 4-Minor   Stats refinements for reporting Unhandled Query Actions :: Drops
523814-1 4-Minor   When iRule or Web-Acceleration profile demotes HTTP request from HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/1.0, OneConnect may not pool serverside connections
477992-4 4-Minor K07450534 Instance-specific monitor logging fails for pool members created in iApps
477786 4-Minor   Inconsistent behavior sending RST on self IP with Port Lockdown None
462043-3 4-Minor   DB variable 'qinq.cos' does not work in all cases on 5000 and C2400 platforms
222409-7 4-Minor K9952 The HTTP::path iRule command may return more information than expected
699262 5-Cosmetic   FQDN pool member status remains in 'checking' state after full config sync
572111-1 5-Cosmetic   Rate shaper drop policy sometimes show value is zero which is equivalent of default value
462658 5-Cosmetic   FQDN Nodes: mcp validation check error msg verb tense: "Modify of ephemeral nodes not permitted"


Performance Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
634022-1 3-Major   Active Directory authentication with Step-Up-Auth has degraded performance.
600458-1 3-Major   TCP resets occuring under high load


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
710424-4 2-Critical   Possible SIGSEGV in GTMD when GTM persistence is enabled.
699135-3 2-Critical   tmm cores with SIGSEGV in dns_rebuild_response while using host command for not A/AAAA wideip
692941-2 2-Critical   GTMD and TMM SIGSEGV when changing wide IP pool in GTMD
691287-2 2-Critical   tmm crashes on iRule with pool command after string command
682335-2 2-Critical   TMM can establish multiple connections to the same gtmd
678861-2 2-Critical K00426059 DNS:: namespace commands in procs cause upgrade failure when change from Link Controller license to other
672504-4 2-Critical K52325625 Deleting zones from large databases can take excessive amounts of time.
667028-3 2-Critical   DNS Express does not run on i11000 platforms with htsplit disabled.
649564-1 2-Critical   Crash related to GTM monitors with long RECV strings
642039-1 2-Critical   TMM core when persist is enabled for wideip with certain iRule commands triggered.
704198-2 3-Major   GTM equivalent of ID663502 - replace-all-with can leave orphaned monitor_rule, monitor_rule_instance and monitor_instance
700527-2 3-Major   cmp-hash change can hang iRule DNS lookup
699339-2 3-Major K24634702 Geolocation upgrade files fail to replicate to secondary blades
696808-2 3-Major K35353213 Disabling a single pool member removes all GTM persistence records
691498-2 3-Major   Connection failure during iRule DNS lookup can crash TMM
690166-2 3-Major   ZoneRunner create new stub zone when creating a SRV WIP with more subdomains
688335-4 3-Major K00502202 big3d may restart in a loop on secondary blades of a chassis system
687128-2 3-Major   gtm::host iRule validation for ipv4 and ipv6 addresses
680850-3 3-Major K48342409 Setting zxfrd log level to debug can cause AXFR and/or IXFR failures due to high CPU and disk usage.
680069-2 3-Major   zxfrd core during transfer while network failure and DNS server removed from DNS zone config
679316-4 3-Major   iQuery connections reset during SSL key renegotiation
679149-5 3-Major   TMM may crash or LB::server returns unexpected result due to reused lb_result->pmbr[0]
675539-2 3-Major   Inter-system communications targeted at a Management IP address might not work in some cases.
672491-1 3-Major K10990182 net resolver uses internal IP as source if matching wildcard forwarding virtual server
671326-1 3-Major K81052338 DNS Cache debug logging might cause tmm to crash.
663073-3 3-Major   GSLB Pool member Manage page combo box has an issue that can cause the wrong pool member to be removed from the available list when adding a member to the selected list.
659912-2 3-Major   GSLB Pool Member Manage page display issues and error message
656807-1 3-Major   iRule DNS::ttl does not allow 0 (zero)
655807-1 3-Major K40341291 With QoS LB, packet rate score is calculated incorrectly and dominates the QoS score
653775-4 3-Major K05397641 Ampersand (&) in GTM synchronization group name causes synchronization failure.
651875-1 3-Major   GSLB Server properties page should show the iQuery section when type is BIG-IP System
648286-1 3-Major   GSLB Pool Member Manage page fails to auto-select next available VS/WiP after pressing the add button.
645615-1 3-Major K70543226 zxfrd may fail and restart after multiple failovers between blades in a chassis.
644447-1 3-Major   sync_zones script increasingly consumes memory when there is network connectivity failure
640903-2 3-Major   Inbound WideIP list page on Link Controller takes a long time to load when displaying 50+ records per screen
615222-2 3-Major   GTM configuration fails to load when it has gslb pool with members containing more than one ":"
517609-4 3-Major K77005041 GTM Monitor Needs Special Escape Character Treatment
693007-2 4-Minor   Modify b.root-servers.net IPv4 address 192.228.79.201 to 199.9.14.201 according to InterNIC
688266-4 4-Minor   big3d and big3d_install use different logics to determine which version of big3d is newer
674754-1 4-Minor   ZoneRunner: GUI "Email Contact" field silently ignores invalid char '@' in Email Contact
669262-1 4-Minor K91122850 [GUI][ZoneRunner] reverse zones should be treated case insensitive when creating resource record
666258-1 4-Minor   GTM/DNS manual resume pool member not saved to config when disabled
665117-1 4-Minor K33318158 DNS configured with 2 Generic hosts for different DataCenters, with same monitors, servers status flapping
659969-4 4-Minor   tmsh command for gtm-application disabled contexts does not work with none and replace-all-with
648806-2 4-Minor   Invalid "with the first highest ratio counter" logging for pool member ratio load balance
644220-4 4-Minor K37049259 Flawed logic when retrieving an LTM Virtual Server's assigned Link on the LTM Virtual Server Properties page


Application Security Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
699720-2 2-Critical   ASM crash when configuring remote logger for WebSocket traffic with response-logging:all
691670-4 2-Critical K02515009 Rare BD crash in a specific scenario
681109-1 2-Critical K46212485 BD crash in a specific scenario
679603-1 2-Critical K15460886 bd core upon request, when profile has sensitive element configured.
678462-3 2-Critical   after chassis failover: asmlogd CPU 100% on secondary
678228-2 2-Critical K27568142 Repeated Errors in ASM Sync
672301-1 2-Critical   ASM crashes when using a logout object configuration in ASM policy
665992-1 2-Critical   Live Update via Proxy No Longer Works
701792-1 3-Major   JS Injection into cached HTML response causes TCP RST on the fictive URLs
701327-3 3-Major   failed configuration deletion may cause unwanted bd exit
700726-3 3-Major   Search engine list was updated
699868-1 3-Major   Filter by custom period is not working properly in some cases
698919-2 3-Major   Anti virus false positive detection on long XML uploads
697303-2 3-Major   BD crash
696265-4 3-Major   BD crash
696073-1 3-Major   BD core on a specific scenario
694934-2 3-Major   bd crashes on a very specific and rare scenario
694922-6 3-Major   ASM Auto-Sync Device Group Does Not Sync
689982-2 3-Major   FTP Protocol Security breaks FTP connection
686517-1 3-Major   Changes to a parent policy that has no active children are not synced to the secondary chassis slots.
686470-2 3-Major   Enable AJAX Response Page or Single Page Application support causes the part of the web page failed to load.
685164-2 3-Major K34646484 In partitions with default route domain != 0 request log is not showing requests
683508-2 3-Major   WebSockets: umu memory leak of binary frames when remote logger is configured
683241-2 3-Major   Improve CSRF token handling
679384-2 3-Major K85153939 The policy builder is not getting updates about the newly added signatures.
676416-1 3-Major   BD restart when switching FTP profiles
676223-3 3-Major   Internal parameter in order not to sign allowed cookies
674527-2 3-Major   TCL error in ltm log when server closes connection while ASM irules are running
674494-2 3-Major K77993010 BD memory leak on specific configuration and specific traffic
673311-1 3-Major   When 'Web Scraping Configuration' has 'Bot Detection' set to 'Alarm', the type=7 JavaScript challenge is sent.
672828-1 3-Major   Different ASM logging profiles can have cross-impact on response logging decision
670501-6 3-Major K85074430 ASM policies are either not (fully) created or not (fully) deleted on the HA peer device
664714 3-Major   Client-side challenge is changing POST parameter value under some circumstances
657531-1 3-Major K02310615 High memory usage when using the ICAP server
654925-3 3-Major K25952033 Memory Leak in ASM Sync Listener Process
653017-3 3-Major   Bot signatures cannot be created after upgrade with DoS profile in non-Common partition
650070-1 3-Major K23041827 iRule that uses ASM violation details may cause the system to reset the request
649513-1 3-Major   IP Intelligence: Policy diff doesn't work for categories
646800-1 3-Major   A part of the request is not sent to ICAP server in a specific case
644725-2 3-Major K01914292 Configuration changes while removing ASM from the virtual server may cause graceful ASM restart
694073-2 4-Minor   All signature update details are shown in 'View update history from previous BIG-IP versions' popup
688833-4 4-Minor   Inconsistent XFF field in ASM log depending violation category
685743-4 4-Minor   When changing internal parameter 'request_buffer_size' in large request violations might not be reported
675232-4 4-Minor   Cannot modify a newly created ASM policy within an iApp template implementation or TMSH CLI transaction


Application Visibility and Reporting Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
688813 2-Critical K23345645 Some ASM tables can massively grow in size.
703196-4 3-Major   Reports for AVR are missing data
700322-1 3-Major   Upgrade may fail on a multi blade system when there are scheduled reports in configuration
700035-4 3-Major   /var/log/avr/monpd.disk.provision not rotate
683177-1 3-Major   Can't drilldown or filter by 'Client Countries'
665425-2 3-Major K24182390 AVR Max metrics shows wrong values
649177-1 3-Major K54018808 Testing for connection to SMTP Server always returns "OK"
648242-1 3-Major   Administrator users unable to access all partition via TMSH for AVR reports
636104 3-Major   If pool member is defined with port 0, member may not be visible on the HTTP dimension pane.
574160-8 3-Major   Publishing DNS statistics if only Global Traffic and AVR are provisioned
685787 4-Minor   SMTP Profile: "Use Authentication" cannot be disabled using the GUI
649873 4-Minor   DoS Visibility charts don't display information for dropped messages
633217 4-Minor   Countries in new DoS visibility tables will appear "N/A" after upgrade


Access Policy Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
679221-3 1-Blocking   APMD may generate core file or appears locked up after APM configuration changed
618420-1 1-Blocking   IE browser fails to establish VPN and throws error "Failed to initialize local Tunnel Server" sporadically
708005-2 2-Critical   Users cannot use Horizon View HTML5 client to launch Horizon 7.4 resources
700522-2 2-Critical   APMD restarts when worker threads are stuck
690116-2 2-Critical   websso might crash when logging set to debug
666454-3 2-Critical K05520115 Edge client on Macbook Pro with touch bar cannot connect to VPN after OS X v10.12.5 update
663377 2-Critical   apmd logs stops being sent to all logging destinations intermittently
660826 2-Critical   BIG-IQ Deployment fails with customization-templates
660711-2 2-Critical K05265457 MCPd might crash when user trying to import a access policy
644750 2-Critical   'epsec' tool fails in older version after use in newer version.
710407-1 3-Major   F5 VPN and EPI apps quit on Linux distributions with Qt version 5.10.1 or higher
710044-2 3-Major   Portal Access: same-origin AJAX request may fail in some case.
704587-1 3-Major   Authentication with UTF-8 chars in password fails for ActiveSync users
704524-3 3-Major   [Kerberos SSO] Support for EDNS for kerberos DNS SRV queries
703275 3-Major   German Webtop help window is empty
702487-2 3-Major   AD/LDAP admins with spaces in names are not supported
700783-5 3-Major   Machine certificate check does not check against all FQDN hostnames
688046-1 3-Major   Change condition and expression for Protocol Lookup agent expression builder
687937-2 3-Major   RDP URIs generated by APM Webtop are not properly encoded
687213-2 3-Major   When access to APM is denied, system changes connection mode to ALWAYS_DISCONNECTED
684399-3 3-Major   Connectivity profiles UI shows (Not Licensed) when LTM base is presented
682751-6 3-Major   Kerberos keytab file content may be visible.
679735-2 3-Major   Multidomain SSO infinite redirects from session ID parameters
679074-1 3-Major K04024241 VPN tunnel cannot be established if allow local DNS is enabled and only one DNS is specified on client
678427-3 3-Major K03138339 Safari 11 displays F5 EPI and F5 VPN launch confirmation dialogs twice
676854-2 3-Major   CRL Authentication agent will hang waiting on unresponsive authentication server.
676690-2 3-Major   Windows Edge Client sometimes crashes when user signs out from Windows
675775-1 3-Major   TMM crashes inside dynamic ACL building session db callback
675597-1 3-Major   APM may prematurely close client-side RD Gateway connections on server-side disconnect
675399-1 3-Major   Network Access does not work when empty variables are assigned for WINS and DNS
671234-1 3-Major   HTTP Authentication agent will hang waiting on unresponsive authentication server.
671149-2 3-Major   Captive portal login page is not rendered until it is refreshed
670583-1 3-Major   EdgeClient does not failover when primary APM server goes down
669510-1 3-Major   When network changes after VPN is established, network access tunnel is closed when network access configuration has 'Allow local DNS servers' and 'Prohibit routing table changes during Network Access connection' options enabled.
669153-1 3-Major   On demand cert authentication does not work with Linux CLI client
669021-1 3-Major   Application Tunnel fails to start with the following message: Failed, Couldn't open proxy server.
668503-1 3-Major   Edge Client fails to reconnect to virtual server after disabling Network Adapter
668129-2 3-Major   BIG-IP as SAML SP support for multiple signing certificates in SAML metadata from external identity providers.
667763-1 3-Major K24852255 APM Network Tunnel not connecting when Virtual Server has Application DoS profile
667599-1 3-Major   Edge client reevaluates access policy upon system wake up from sleep
667167-1 3-Major   Indirect invocation for History object methods fails using Portal Access
666783-1 3-Major K11974816 svpn goes into a reconnect loop when another adapter is connected after VPN is connected.
666058-1 3-Major K86091857 XenApp 6.5 published icons are not displayed on APM Webtop
665611-1 3-Major K36337390 Cannot create a Citrix or VMware View resource from Admin UI in a non-Common partition with a non-default route domain using pool as a destination
663506-2 3-Major K30533350 apmd crash during ldap cache initialization
660654 3-Major   'epsec refresh' works incorrectly if install package is deleted
659371-1 3-Major   apmd crashes executing iRule policy evaluate
658852-6 3-Major   Empty User-Agent in iSessions requests from APM client on Windows
658278-2 3-Major   Network Access configuration with Layered-VS does not work with Edge Client
654508-1 3-Major   SharePoint MS-OFBA browser window displays Javascript errors
653324-2 3-Major K87979026 On macOS Sierra (10.12), Edge client shows customized icon of size 48x48 pixels scaled incorrectly
651947-1 3-Major   Token validate response session variables created with no prefix might collide with other session variables.
649613-2 3-Major   Multiple UDP/TCP packets packed into one DTLS Record
648060-1 3-Major K85067418 EdgeClient locked mode exclusion list admin UI doesn't allow underscore character
640924-2 3-Major   On macOS Sierra (10.12) LED icons on Edge client's main UI buttons (connect, disconnect and auto-connect) are scaled incorrectly
634576-2 3-Major K48181045 TMM core in per-request policy
632958-1 3-Major   APM MIB gauges not reset on standby device
625165-1 3-Major   Routes added by 'Allow local DNS servers' are not removed even if these DNS servers are no longer among client's local DNS servers.
621158-4 3-Major   f5vpn does not close upon closing session
620529-1 3-Major   Changes to routing table are not prohibited even when access to local networks is disallowed in Network Access configuration
582606 3-Major   IPv6 downloads stall when NA IPv4&IPv6 is used.
552444-3 3-Major   Dynamic drive mapping in network access may not work if path is received via session variable from LDAP/AD
547692-4 3-Major   Firewall-blocked KPASSWD service does not cause domain join operation to fail
527119-5 3-Major   Iframe document body could be null after iframe creation in rewritten document.
447565-8 3-Major   Renewing machine-account password does not update the serviceId for associated ntlm-auth.
435419-2 3-Major K10402225 Install of partial EPSEC file causes mcpd to crash, followed by multiple cores.
417819-3 3-Major K69046914 APM - when Edge Clients, some JS contents are different causing warning
381258-7 3-Major   'with' statement in web applications works wrong in some cases
307037-2 3-Major   Dynamic Resources Are Assigned But Not Accessible
686718-2 4-Minor   VPN tunnel adapter stays up in some cases
671627-2 4-Minor K06424790 HTTP responces without body may contain chunked body with empty payload being processed by Portal Access.
670083-1 4-Minor   APMD debug messages about the file descriptor queue are not correct.
666497-1 4-Minor   Some of the Korean translations in Windows Edge Client were incorrect
636866-2 4-Minor   OAuth Client/RS secret issue with export/import
610436-2 4-Minor K13222132 DNS resolution does not work in a particular case of DNS Relay Proxy Service when two adapters have the same DNS Server address on Windows 10.


WebAccelerator Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
701977-2 3-Major   Non-URL encoded links to CSS files are not stripped from the response during concatenation
440572-1 4-Minor   Empty X-WA-Surrogate header in WAM symmetric deployment


Wan Optimization Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
673463-1 2-Critical K68275280 SDD v3 symmetric deduplication may start performing poorly after a failover event


Service Provider Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
703515-4 2-Critical K44933323 MRF SIP LB - Message corruption when using custom persistence key
698338-3 2-Critical   Potential core in MRF occurs when pending egress messages are queued and an iRule error aborts the connection
689343-1 2-Critical   Diameter persistence entries with bi-directional flag created with 10 sec timeout
685708-2 2-Critical   Routing via iRule to a host without providing a transport from a transport-config created connection cores
669739-2 2-Critical   Potential core when using MRF SIP with SCTP
664535-2 2-Critical   Diameter failure: load balancing fails when all pool members use same IP Address
662844-2 2-Critical K87735013 TMM crashes if Diameter MRF mirroring is enabled in v12.x.x. Diameter MRF mirroring is not implemented in v12.x.x.
659173-2 2-Critical K76352741 Diameter Message Length Limit Changed from 1024 to 4096 Bytes
643785-1 2-Critical   diadb crashes if it cannot find pool name
639236-4 2-Critical K66947004 Parser doesn't accept Contact header with expires value set to 0 that is not the last attribute
709383-3 3-Major   DIAMETER::persist reset non-functional
703821 3-Major   Enable DIAMETER::persist reset in MR_EGRESS events
700571-3 3-Major   SIP MR profile, setting incorrect branch param for CANCEL to INVITE
699431-4 3-Major   Possible memory leak in MRF under low memory
696049-2 3-Major K55660303 High CPU load on generic message if multiple responses arrive while asynchronous Tcl command is running
692310-1 3-Major   ICAP modified HTTP 1.1 request/response without content-length gets "chunked" even with no body
691048-2 3-Major K34553736 Support DIAMETER Experimental-Result AVP response
688942-4 3-Major K82601533 ICAP: Chunk parser performs poorly with very large chunk
679114-3 3-Major K92585400 Persistence record expires early if an error is returned for a BYE command
676131-1 3-Major   MRF Diameter: persistence entry not created if message routed via iRule command
674747-3 3-Major K30837366 sipdb cannot delete custom bidirectional persistence entries.
673814-5 3-Major K37822302 Custom bidirectional persistence entries are not updated to the session timeout
669978-2 3-Major   SIP monitor - Via header's branch parameter collision.
656811-7 3-Major   Memory usage with MBLB SIP ingress buffer on standby
651886-2 3-Major   Certain FIX messages are dropped
647158-4 3-Major K76581555 Internal virtual server inherits CMP hash mode from parent virtual server
644565-2 3-Major   MRF Message metadata lost when routing message to a connection on a different TMM
634078-3 3-Major   MRF: Routing using a virtual with SNAT set to none may select a source port of zero
625098-7 3-Major   SCTP::local_port iRule not supported in MRF events
624155-3 3-Major   MRF Per-Client mode connections unable to return responses if used by another client connection
618222-1 3-Major   Loop detection implemention logic violates branch parameter compliance with RFC3261
651640-2 4-Minor   queue full dropped messages incorrectly counted as responses


Advanced Firewall Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
456376-6 1-Blocking K53153545 BIG-IP does not support IPv4-mapped-IPv6 notation in the configuration with prefix length greater than 32
685820-2 2-Critical   Active connections are silently dropped after HA-failover if ASM licensed and provisioned but AFM is not
679440-1 2-Critical K14120433 MCPD Cores with SIGABRT
677473-2 2-Critical   MCPD core is generated on multiple add/remove of Mgmt-Rules
674903-1 2-Critical   TMM halts and restarts in response to certain requests.
671052-1 2-Critical K50324413 AFM NAT security RST the traffic with (FW NAT) dst_trans failed
666221-1 2-Critical   tmm may crash from DoSL7
664708-1 2-Critical   TMM memory leak when DoS profile is attached to VS
663122 2-Critical   tmm might crash if auto-threshold is enabled for AFM DoS TCP Psh Flood vector
655470-4 2-Critical K79924625 IP Intelligence logging publisher removal can cause tmm crash
644822-1 2-Critical K19245372 FastL4 virtual server with enabled loose-init option works differently with/without AFM provisioned
632731 2-Critical   specific external logging configuration can cause TMM service restart
693780-2 3-Major   Proactive Bot Defense sends CAPTCHA to the UC browser on iOS devices
693663-2 3-Major   Proactive Bot Defense sends CAPTCHA to the Firefox browser on iOS only in desktop mode
684369-1 3-Major K35423171 AFM ACL Rule Policy applied on Standby device
666112-2 3-Major   TMM 'DoS Layer 7' memory leak during config load
663946-3 3-Major K92111062 VCMP host may drop IPv4 DNS requests as DoS IPv6 atomic fragments
663770 3-Major K04025134 AFM rules are bypassed / ignored when traffic is internally forwarded to a redirected virtual server
663748-1 3-Major   tmm might crash if AFM DoS address-list whitelist is present in sPVA HW platforms
657708-1 3-Major K50308190 Packet Tester is still available in the GUI when AFM is not provisioned
651961-1 3-Major   AVR is not called for DNS packets when AFM is not provisioned.
651169-2 3-Major   The Dashboard does not show an alert when a power supply is unplugged
639859 3-Major   The CPU utilization of MCP can be high on standby box with autodos enabled
632723-2 3-Major K05079458 tmm core with remote logging pool in non-zero route domain
701555-2 4-Minor   DNS Security Logs report Drop action for unhandled rejected DNS queries
688841 4-Minor   Configuration validation does not catch enabling DoS Application Security Behavioral DoS from Local Traffic Policy rule


Policy Enforcement Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
699531-2 2-Critical   Potential TMM crash due to incorrect number of attributes in a PEM iRule command
696294-2 2-Critical   TMM core may be seen when using Application reporting with flow filter in PEM
650422-3 2-Critical   TMM core after a switchover involving GY quota reporting
709670-1 3-Major   iRule triggered from RADIUS occasionally fails to create subscribers.
697718-2 3-Major   Increase PEM HSL reporting buffer size to 4K.
694319-2 3-Major   CCA without a request type AVP cannot be tracked in PEM.
694318-2 3-Major   PEM subscriber sessions will not be deleted if a CCA-t contains a DIAMETER_TOO_BUSY return code and no request type AVP.
675928-3 3-Major   Periodic content insertion could add too many inserts to multiple flows if http request is outstanding
674686-3 3-Major   Periodic content insertion of new flows fails, if an outstanding flow is a long flow
673683-3 3-Major   Periodic content insertion fails, if pem and classification profile are detached and reattached to the Listener
673678-3 3-Major   Periodic content insertion fails, if http request/response get interleaved by second subscriber http request
673472-3 3-Major   After classification rule is updated, first periodic Insert content action fails for existing subscriber
667700-2 3-Major   Web UI: PEM rule page only displays webroot categories for classification filter. Websense categories are not displayed
659567-2 3-Major K94685557 iRule command PEM::session functions differently in 12.1.x and 13.0.0 than it did in prior versions
648802-2 3-Major   Required custom AVPs are not included in an RAA when reporting an error.
635257-3 3-Major K41151808 Inconsistencies in Gx usage record creation.
635233-4 3-Major   Missing some Custom AVPs in CCRu for non-existent policy and CCRt messages
624231-3 3-Major   No flow control when using content-insertion with compression


Carrier-Grade NAT Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
663531-2 2-Critical   TMM crashes when PPTP finds a non-ALG flow when checking for an existing tunnel
691338-1 3-Major   Using an iRule to change virtual servers prevents correct DAG detection for PBA and DNAT modes
663974-1 3-Major   TMM crash when using LSN inbound connections
667295-2 4-Minor K51601122 'RTSP::header exists' iRule command always returns True


Fraud Protection Services Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
666553 2-Critical   KeyLogger fails to work properly with jQuery 1.11.1
648650 2-Critical   Upgrade from 11.6.1 to 13.0.0 fails when two parameters in URL added to anti-fraud profile get 'identify-as-username enabled'.
705559-2 3-Major   FPS: false positive "no strong integrity param" when none of the configured data-integrity params are present in request
692123-1 3-Major   GET parameter is grayed out if MobileSafe is not licensed
682671-2 3-Major   The username is updated in the alert dashboard even if login validation fails.
674297-2 3-Major   Custom headers are removed on cross-origin requests
667892-3 4-Minor   FPS: BLFN inheritance won't take effect until GUI refresh


Anomaly Detection Services Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
617324-1 3-Major   Service health calculation creates unjustified CPU utilization
653573-2 4-Minor   ADMd not cleaning up child rsync processes


Device Management Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
694485-1 2-Critical   Configuration sync does not sync iControl LX or iApp LX objects
650115 2-Critical   iApp LX app does not sync to standby in a HA pair
667775-1 3-Major   The lastRestoreLog field is missing from the tm/shared/sys/backup REST endpoint
667661-3 3-Major K69015104 Adding HA devices to Access Group in BIG-IQ fails with error : 'Failed to download file (null). java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: REMOTE_SOURCE_FILE requires remoteFilePath'
688177 4-Minor   Local user with Administrator role may be changed to Guest role after BIG-IP software upgrade
619397-2 4-Minor K04055706 LCD shows error screen on boot or after license expires


iApp Technology Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
666505-1 2-Critical   Gossip between Viprion blades
665778-2 2-Critical K34503519 Non-admin BIG-IP users can now view/re-deploy iApps through TMUI.

 

Known Issue details for BIG-IP v13.0.x

711230 : FQDN template nodes resolving to same IP address cannot be used in multiple non-Common partitions

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If an FQDN template node is created in a partition (not Common), then another FQDN template node is created in different partition but resolves to same IP address as the first FQDN template node, adding the second FQDN template node to a pool in the second partition will fail.

An error message will be logged similar to the following:
err mcpd[...]: 01020036:3: The requested Pool Member (/part1/pool_1 /part2/node2-192.168.172.246 80) was not found.

Conditions:
-- Creating FQDN template node in a partition other than Common.
-- Creating another FQDN template node in different partition.
-- Each node resolves to same IP address.

Impact:
Cannot add FQDN node to pool.

Workaround:
Create the first FQDN template node in the Common partition.

Then, when FQDN template nodes are created on a different partition, they use the ephemeral node in Common.


710564-2 : DNS returns an erroneous invalidate response with EDNS0 CSUBNET Scope Netmask !=0

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The DNS filter returns an erroneous invalidate response with EDNS0 CSUBNET Scope Netmask !=0.

Conditions:
- Virtual Server configured with 'DNS Profile' set to 'dns' or a 'dns'-derived profile.
- DNS queries with EDNS0 ECS option set.

Impact:
If the response ECS Scope Netmask has a value other than '0', LTM drops it, causing timeout and retry on client side.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


710424-4 : Possible SIGSEGV in GTMD when GTM persistence is enabled.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When GTM persistence is enabled, GTMD may occasionally crash and restart.

Conditions:
GTM persistence is enabled.

Impact:
GTMD may occasionally restart.

Workaround:
Disable GTM persistence.


710407-1 : F5 VPN and EPI apps quit on Linux distributions with Qt version 5.10.1 or higher

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
F5 VPN and EPI apps quit on Linux distributions with Qt version 5.10.1 or higher.

Conditions:
-- Linux distributions with Qt version 5.10.0 or higher.
-- F5 VPN and F5 EPI application.

Impact:
F5 VPN and F5 EPI apps quit.

Workaround:
Install Qt version 5.9.0 or lower, and make it the default installation.


710044-2 : Portal Access: same-origin AJAX request may fail in some case.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If base URL for current HTML page contains default port number, same-origin AJAX request from this page may fail via Portal Access.

Conditions:
- HTML page with explicit default port in base URL, for example:
  <base href='https://some.com:443/path/'>

- Same-origin AJAX request from this page, for example:
  var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest;
  xhr.open('GET', 'some.file');

Impact:
Web application may not work correctly.

Workaround:
It is possible to use iRule to remove default port number from encoded back-end host definition in Portal Access requests, for example:

when RULE_INIT {
  # hex-encoded string for 'https://some.com'
  set ::encoded_backend {68747470733a2f2f736f6d652e636f6d}
  # '3a343433' is hex-encoded form for ':443'
  set ::pattern "/f5-w-${encoded_backend}3a343433\$"
  set ::remove_end [ expr { [ string length $::pattern ] - 2 } ]
  set ::remove_start [ expr {$::remove_end - 7} ]
}

when HTTP_REQUEST {
  if { [HTTP::path] starts_with "$::pattern" } {
    set path [ string replace [HTTP::path] $::remove_start $::remove_end "" ]
    HTTP::path "$path"
  }
}


709963-3 : Unbalanced trunk distribution on i4x00 and 4000 platforms with odd number of members.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
For the i4x00 and 4000 platforms, egress trunk distribution will be unbalanced if the number of trunk members is not a power of 2.

Conditions:
A trunk is configured with an odd number of trunk interfaces or a trunk member goes down such that the number of working members is odd.

Impact:
Uneven traffic distribution. Some interfaces will see more traffic than others.

Workaround:
Insure the number of trunk interfaces is a power of 2: 2, 4, or 8.


709936-4 : Multiple NTP server/domain-searches in the DHCP lease can cause missing DNS/NTP configuration.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
/var/log/boot.log has this error:
dhcp_config: save error: 01070911:3: The requested host (ntp-servers-ip) is invalid for servers in ntp (/Common/ntp).

Conditions:
- The BIG-IP system has DHCP enabled for management interface.
- Multiple NTP servers or domain-search are specified in the dhclient lease (stored at /var/lib/dhclient/dhclient.leases).

Impact:
- DNS and NTP servers are not configured in MCPD.
- Name resolution can break.

Workaround:
None.


709670-1 : iRule triggered from RADIUS occasionally fails to create subscribers.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
The subscriber can not be added with the same IP address after retries. This is a rarely occurring issue: if the daily average of subscriber additions is ~30000 subscribers, 5 to 6 subscribers face this problem (0.02%).

Conditions:
Running iRule to create PEM sessions from RADIUS packets using the 'PEM::subscriber create' command.

Impact:
Intermittently (a few operations per day), the command silently fails. No session is created, and no TCL error is produced. Subscriber addition requires manual intervention.

Workaround:
Trigger a RADIUS START using a different IP address for the subscriber.


709471 : Azure: A failure to load mcpd configuration during the startup triggers "load sys config default" after an hour, if the config load failure is not corrected.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
- An "load sys config default" is reported in /var/log/ltm that wasn't initiated by the user manually. This can break password based SSH connectivity as the default config load wipes out the MCPD configuration.

Conditions:
- BIG-IP is running in Azure.
- A mis-configuration in MCPD on-disk config in /config/*.conf files that fails "load sys config" during the startup.
- The broken configuration stays that way for more than an hour. If the "load sys config" failure isn't corrected for an hour, the azure-init vadc startup script loads the default config to correct the problem, thus wiping out user configuration.

Impact:
User could lose the BIG-IP configuration.

Workaround:
- If user has access to the BIG-IP, they should try to fix the "load sys config" failure manually by modifying the mcpd configuration in /config/*.conf files. This would prevent the eventual "load sys config default".

- If user doesn't have access to the BIG-IP, there isn't really a workaround for this issue.


709383-3 : DIAMETER::persist reset non-functional

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When the iRule DIAMETER::persist reset is called, it is meant to remove existing persistence records from diadb. Without this bug fix, calling DIAMETER::persist reset has no effect and the persistence record remains.

Conditions:
Diameter session profile has persistence enabled and an iRule attempts to remove a persistence record.

Impact:
not provided by ENE

Workaround:
none


708968-3 : OSPFv3 failure to create a route entry for IPv4-Mapped IPv6 Address

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Route entries for IPv4-mapped IPv6 address (::ffff:<IPv4>) are not created in TMM when passed from Dynamic Routing protocols like OSPFv3.

Conditions:
- Route entry is for IPv4-mapped IPv6 address, that is ::ffff:<IPv4>.

Impact:
- Route entry is not created in TMM, packets addressed to such a destination might not be delivered at all or might not be delivered using the most efficient route.
- Connection between TMM and tmrouted is restarted that is a small performance overhead.

Workaround:
- If possible IPv4 address or IPv4-compatible IPv6 address should be passed instead of IPv4-mapped IPv6 address, however this depends on other routers.


708249-3 : nitrox_diag generates qkviews with 5mb max file limit

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When nitrox_diag generates a qkview, the -s0 flag is not used, so there is a 5mb filesize limit in the qkview generated.

Conditions:
Run nirtox_diag command without any flags. - default settings.

Impact:
qkviews generated by nitrox_diag might not have all necessary information.

Workaround:
After running nitrox_diag, run qkview -s0 to generate a full qkview.


708054-2 : Web Acceleration: TMM may crash on very large HTML files with conditional comments

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Web Acceleration feature may not handle big HTML file with improper conditional comments inside in some cases. TMM may crash processing such files if Web Acceleration profile is attached to VIP.

Conditions:
- HTML file with conditional comments inside:
  <!--[if condition...]> ... <![endif]-->

- The size of "condition" from the pattern above is comparable with RAM size of BIG-IP box, i.e. ~8-10GB.

Impact:
TMM crash interrupts all active sessions.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


708005-2 : Users cannot use Horizon View HTML5 client to launch Horizon 7.4 resources

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When using VMware View HTML5 client, end users are able to authenticate and see available View resources on the APM webtop. However, any attempt to launch the resource (desktop or application) in HTML5 mode momentarily appears to function, but then redirects to the initial APM login page.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- APM is protecting VMware Horizon View 7.4 resources.
-- End user tries to launch a View resource from the APM webtop using the Horizon View HTML5 client.

Impact:
End user cannot launch VMware View resources with View HTML5 client.

Workaround:
-- If you are already running Horizon 7.4, use native View clients instead.

-- If you have not upgraded to Horizon 7.4, stay on older Horizon releases until a workaround/fix is implemented for this issue.


707831 : Improper blade insertion can cause kernel panic

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An improperly inserted blade might cause a kernel panic due to unstable power and signals.

Conditions:
Improper blade insertion.

Impact:
Kernel panic or many other kinds of problems.

Workaround:
Reinsert the blade.

Note: It is not possible to fix or handle unstable hardware signals caused by insecure contacts in the socket.


707691-3 : BIG-IP handles some pathmtu messages incorrectly

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
FastL4 virtual servers incorrectly handle some pathmtu messages, such as ICMPv4 unreachable/fragmentation needed and ICMPv6 packet too big.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are true:
-- The client sends a window scaling factor greater than 0 (zero).
-- The server sends a window scaling factor equal to 0 (zero).
-- The pmtu message is within the window, but does not reflect the exact expected sequence number. The delta is bigger than the advertised window scaled at a factor of 0 (zero).

Impact:
pmtu message is erroneously ignored.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


707631-1 : The 'SYN Challenge Handling' setting of a TCP profile can revert to defaults when updating the profile using the GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The 'SYN Challenge Handling' setting of a TCP profile can be reverted to defaults when a TCP profile is updated using the BIG-IP management GUI.

Conditions:
The SYN Challenge Handling settings of a TCP profile have previously been set to non-default values, and a configuration change is later made to the same TCP profile using the GUI.

Impact:
Loss of TCP profile syn challenge configuration settings

Workaround:
In the GUI, specifically set the SYN Challenge Handling fields after making an update to other TCP profile fields, or use tmsh to make the changes instead

SYN Challenge

GUI Setting: Nominal
TMSH:
    syn-cookie-enable enabled
    syn-cookie-whitelist disabled

GUI Setting: Challenge and Remember
TMSH:
    syn-cookie-enable enabled
    syn-cookie-whitelist enabled


GUI Setting: Disable Challenges:
    syn-cookie-enable disabled
    syn-cookie-whitelist disabled


707540-3 : bigd core due to memory leak, especially with FQDN nodes

Solution Article: K74714343

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The bigd daemon may core due to excessive memory consumption caused by a slow memory leak that occurs when creating or updating an LTM node or pool member.

This memory leak occurs much more quickly when using FQDN nodes/pool members with the 'autopopulate' feature enabled.

Conditions:
The bigd memory leak occurs slowly with non-FQDN nodes/pool members, but much more quickly when using FQDN nodes/pool members with the 'autopopulate' feature enabled.

An additional leak occurs each time an FQDN name is resolved for an FQDN node or pool member. The rate of the leak in this case is determined by the number of FQDN nodes/pool members configured with the 'autopopulate' feature enabled, and the FQDN name resolution interval (determined by the 'interval' setting of the 'fqdn' configuration for the FQDN node).

Impact:
The bigd daemon may core due to excessive memory consumption.

Workaround:
It is possible to work around this issue by one of the following methods:
1. Configure a longer 'interval' value in the 'fqdn' configuration for configured FQDN nodes.
2. Configure FQDN nodes/pool members without the 'autopopulate' setting enabled.
3. Restart the bigd daemon before memory consumption becomes excessive. (Note that this may interrupt traffic to configured pool members.)


707391-3 : BGP may keep announcing routes after disabling route health injection

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
As a result of a known issue BIG-IP with BGP configured may continue to announce routes even after disabling the virtual address or disabling route announcement on the virtual address.

Conditions:
BGP configured with multiple routes announced via Virtual-address route announcements.
Configuration changes made on the BGP configuration itself.
Virtual address or its route health announcement disabled.

Impact:
Prefixes continue to exist in the BGP table even after disabling the virtual address (visible via imish with the "show ip bgp" command); which will continue to announce the prefix to configured peers.

Workaround:
Workaround would be to restart the dynamic routing process.


707244-2 : iRule command clientside and serverside may crash tmm

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Using clientside and serverside command in iRules may crash tmm.

Conditions:
Using such HTTP commands as HTTP::password in clientside and serverside nesting script.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this point.


706505-4 : iRule table lookup command may crash tmm when used in FLOW_INIT

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
iRule table lookup command may crash tmm when used in FLOW_INIT.

Conditions:
iRule table lookup command is used in FLOW_INIT.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Use table lookup in the events after the flow is constructed.


706087-2 : Entry for SSL key replaced by config-sync causes tmsh load config to fail

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After config-sync, the secondary unit's key file does not match the passphrase stored for the key. This is a generic problem where config-sync is not synchronizing any differing file-objects on the secondary unit that happen to have the same cache_path as the primary.

Conditions:
If the cache_path of the encrypted key happens to be the same on the HA-pair, but the keys are different and have different passphrases.

Impact:
Secondary unit will fail to load the config during boot-up, so it will be offline. Other file-objects that had the same cache_path but where different files do not sync. The latter may not be noticed since nothing fails on the secondary unit.

Workaround:
Check if the cache_path of the encrypted key is the same on both systems prior to config-sync and that the sha1sum are different. If this is the case, remove the key on one of the systems and re-install the key and make sure the cache_path name is different.


705794-5 : Under certain circumstances a stale http2 stream can cause a tmm crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A HTTP2 stream is getting overlooked when cleaning up a HTTP2 flow.

Conditions:
Currently only known is that the closing_stream is not empty. Exact entrance conditions not clear.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


705611-3 : The TMM may crash when under load when configuration changes occur when the HTTP/2 profile is used

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The TMM may later crash after a configuration change done under load if the HTTP/2 profile is used.

Conditions:
A configuration change occurs. The configuration change is large enough, or the TMM load large enough that the change is not synchronous. The change involves a HTTP/2 profile.

Data traffic progresses through a partially initialized HTTP/2 virtual server, potentially causing a later crash.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


705559-2 : FPS: false positive "no strong integrity param" when none of the configured data-integrity params are present in request

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
A false positive "no strong integrity param" is sent when none of the configured data-integrity parameters are present in the request.

Conditions:
1. a protected URL has at least one parameter configured with data0integrity check enabled
2. enhanced data manipulation is enabled
3. a request without any of the data-integrity parameters is sent to the protected URL

Impact:
A false positive "no strong integrity param" alert is sent.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


704587-1 : Authentication with UTF-8 chars in password fails for ActiveSync users

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
ActiveSync end users cannot login to the server.

Conditions:
-- ActiveSync end users.
-- UTF-8 characters in the password.

Impact:
ActiveSync service will be unavailable.

Workaround:
Put a Variable Assign agent after Logon Page with following assignment:

(check the secure checkbox)
session.logon.last.password = set pass [mcget -secure session.logon.last.password]; binary scan $pass c* chars; set newpass ""; foreach {ch} $chars { append newpass [format %c [expr $ch & 0xFF]] }; return $newpass


704524-3 : [Kerberos SSO] Support for EDNS for kerberos DNS SRV queries

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Kerberos DNS SRV requests do not contain EDNS headers. Without this header, DNS server truncates the UDP responses if it is greater than 512 bytes, causing the DNS request to be re-sent on TCP connections. This results in unnecessary round trips in order to resolve DNS SRV queries.

Conditions:
APM users using Kerberos SSO to access backend resources.

Impact:
Increased latency of HTTP request processing. If the number of APM users is large, then this issue is magnified.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


704449-3 : Orphaned tmsh processes might eventually lead to an out-of-memory condition

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Occasionally, tmsh processes are orphaned when a user connects to the BIG-IP system via SSH, runs commands, and then quits the session or disconnects.

An orphaned tmsh process will have a parent pid (PPID) of 1. You can check for orphaned tmsh processes using the following shell command:

/bin/ps -o pid,ppid,comm -C tmsh
PID PPID COMMAND
8255 1 tmsh

If this issue occurs often enough, it can cause the BIG-IP system to run out of memory.

Conditions:
-- Using tmsh to connect to the BIG-IP system via SSH.
-- Running commands.
-- Quitting the session or disconnecting.

Impact:
Orphaned tmsh processes are created, which might eventually lead to an out-of-memory condition, if it occurs often enough.

Workaround:
There are several workarounds for this issue:

-- Change the default shell to bash for users that are going to use the script.
-- Use iControl.
-- Halt orphaned tmsh processes.


704435-2 : Client connection may hang when NTLM and OneConnect profiles used together

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In deployments where a NT LanManager (NTLM) authentication profile and a OneConnect profile are used together in a LTM virtual server to label an authenticated connection to a Domain Controller (DC); if the persisted connection to the DC is re-used, the connection may hang. A connection in this state may not be cleaned up by the sweeper, resulting in a memory leak.

Conditions:
The NTLM and OneConnect profiles are associated with a LTM virtual server.

Impact:
A client connection won't be serviced and TMM memory will leak. Over a long time period, this may result in more widespread service disruptions.

Workaround:
Avoid the use of OneConnect profiles on virtual servers that use NTLM profiles. The connections to the Domain Controller won't be pooled, but all other features will be retained.


704336-2 : Updating 3rd party device cert not copied correctly to trusted certificate store

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a BIG-IP admin updates the Device Certificate which also includes multiple CA intermediate and root certificates, it's expected that the new Device Certificate and its trust chain certificates are written to /config/big3d/client.crt and /config/gtm/server.crt. However, if the new Device Certificate is signed by a third party, only the Device Certificate is copied to client.crt and server.crt, even though root and intermediate certificates are written to /config/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt.

Conditions:
Updating Device certificate which also includes multiple intermediate and root certificates.

Impact:
The Trusted Device and Trusted server Certificates do not include intermediate CA and root certificates.

Workaround:
Manually copy/append the missing intermediate and root certificate to /config/big3d/client.crt and /config/gtm/server.crt.


704282-1 : TMM halts and restarts when calculating BWC pass rate for dynamic bwc policy

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Rarely, TMM halts and restarts when calculating the BWC pass rate for dynamic bwc policy.

Conditions:
-- Using BWC dynamic bwc policy.
-- Fair share rate is low.

For this to happen, the fair share rate of the instance of dynamic policy has to be less than than 32 times the average packet size of the instance of policy.

For example, if the average packet size is 1 KB, then the fair share would be under 32 KB.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
F5 does not recommend running the BWC under 64Kbps.

Either decrease the number of subscribers or increase the max-rate of dynamic policy.


704198-2 : GTM equivalent of ID663502 - replace-all-with can leave orphaned monitor_rule, monitor_rule_instance and monitor_instance

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Orphaned monitor_instance records in mcpd;
Secondary blade restarting in a loop.

Conditions:
Modify monitor for gtm objects using tmsh with replace-all-with.

Impact:
There is an leaked/extra monitor instance;
Restarting secondary slot will result in a restart loop.

Workaround:
Restart services, but this might change primary slot:
# bigstart restart


704073-2 : Repeated "bad transition" OOPS logging may appear in /var/log/ltm and /var/log/tmm

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
"bad transition" OOPS messages may be repeatedly logged to /var/log/ltm and /var/log/tmm over time, polluting the log files.

Conditions:
No definitive user-discernable conditions. Use of SSL functionality may cause this form of logging.

Impact:
Log pollution and potential for performance degradation.

Workaround:
The logging can be suppressed via 'tmsh modify sys db tmm.oops value silent'


703914-3 : TMM SIGSEGV crash in poolmbr_conn_dec.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM cores in poolmbr_conn_dec function.

Conditions:
A connection limit is reached on a VS having an iRule using LB::reselect and a pool using request queueing.

Impact:
TMM core, traffic interruption, possible failover.

Workaround:
Do not use LB::reselect, disable request queueing on a pool associated with the VS.


703821 : Enable DIAMETER::persist reset in MR_EGRESS events

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
"DIAMETER::persist reset" is prohibited in MR_EGRESS by .jet rules.

TCL error: /Common/persist-irule <MR_EGRESS> - invalid command name "}" while executing "}

Conditions:
Load balancing Diameter service.
Configure iRule for bi-directional persistence.

Impact:
Unable to maintain desired persistence in fail over.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


703580-2 : TLS1.1 handshake failure on v12.1.3 vCMP guest with earlier BIG-IP version on vCMP host.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TLS1.1 handshake failure on guest. The following error appears in /var/log/ltm:
warning tmm[11611]: 01260009:4: Connection error: ssl_hs_cn_vfy_fin:2339: corrupt Finished (20)

Conditions:
-- Using the following platforms:
  + VIPRION 42xx/43xx and B21xx blades.
-- Running BIG-IP software earlier than v12.1.3 (for example v12.1.2-hf2) on the vCMP host system.
-- Deploying vCMP guest running v12.1.3.
-- Using TLS1.1.

Impact:
TLS1.1 handshake fails on the guest.

Workaround:
Use the same software version on the vCMP host and vCMP guests.


703515-4 : MRF SIP LB - Message corruption when using custom persistence key

Solution Article: K44933323

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
If the custom persistence key is not a multiple of 3 bytes, the SIP request message may be corrupted when the via header is inserted.

Conditions:
Custom persistence key is not a multiple of 3 bytes

Impact:
The SIP request message may be corrupted when the via header is inserted.

Workaround:
Pad the custom persistence key to a multiple of 3 bytes in length.


703298-1 : Licensing and phonehome_upload are not using the sync'd key/certificate

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After config-sync, the secondary unit's key passphrase does not decrypt the cached key file.

Conditions:
The original file for f5_api_com.key is used instead of the cached file.

Impact:
phonehome_upload will fail on the secondary unit because the passphrase doesn't match the key file.

Workaround:
After sync, copy the file /config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/certificate_key_d/:Common:f5_api_com.key_xxxx over to /config/ssl/ssl.key/f5_api_com.key using the following commands:

# cd /config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/certificate_key_d
# cp -a :Common:f5_api_com.key_xxxx /config/ssl/ssl.key/f5_api_com.key :Common:f5_api_com.key_xxxx

Once the /config/ssl/ssl.key file is in sync, then loading the config with either cached or un-cached file will work fine.


703275 : German Webtop help window is empty

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM end user configured to use the German language sees empty Webtop help window.

Conditions:
-- APM end user configured to use the German language.
-- Webtop has been reached and help button clicked.

Impact:
Help window is empty. Cannot read help.

Workaround:
The following workarounds are available.

For each existing Webtop, perform these steps:
1. Go [Text] tab of Customization.
2. Go to Webtop : name : Full Webtop : Help.
3. Replace all double quotation marks: " with single quotation marks: '.
4. Save/Apply

For new Webtops, edit the default_webtop.xml to use single quotation marks for language "de", for example, using the vi editor, follow these steps:
1. Type vi and press return.
2. Open /var/sam/www/php_include/webtop/renderer/customization/webtop/default_webtop.xml.
2. For language "de" inside <help_webtop_text> all double quotation marks: " with single quotation marks: '.
Now, all new groups have ' by default.


703196-4 : Reports for AVR are missing data

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Some data collected by AVR is missing on some aggregation levels and thus missing from the reports.

Conditions:
Using AVR statistics.

Impact:
Expected AVR statistics may be missing.

Workaround:
Run the following shell command on BIG-IP:

sed -i "s|\(\s\)*SET\ p_aggr_to_ts.*$|$1$(grep "SET p_aggr_to_ts" /var/avr/avr_srv_code.sql | sed 's/truncate(/CEILING/' | sed 's/,0)//')|" /var/avr/avr_srv_code.sql


703090 : With many iApps configured, scriptd may fail to start

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If many iApp instances are installed, scriptd may have issues starting up, including the log message:

"script has exceeded its time to live, terminating the script"

Conditions:
This occurs when many iApp instances exist. F5's internal testing has been able to show that it occurs with 70 instances.

Impact:
The error message will show up, and some instances of the script will not run.

Workaround:
Restarting scriptd will resolve the issue.


702520-1 : Same AZ failover in AWS fails in some configurations with two or more objects sharing the same IP address.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP fails to reattach floating addresses to local interfaces during failover, when two or more objects are configured with the same IP address in a given traffic group.

Failover fails with the following error in /var/log/ltm: err logger: /usr/libexec/aws/aws-failover-tgactive.sh (traffic-group-1): Failed to reassign some or all address(es): <IP address> <the same IP address> on interface <eni address>.

Conditions:
-- AZ AWS failover.
-- Same IP address is used for two or more virtual addresses, self IPs, NAT, SNAT translation.

Note: Having two virtual servers with the same IP address (but different ports) does not cause the problem. Also, there is no conflict when using the same IP address for different traffic groups.

Impact:
Failover will fail; some or all IP addresses will not be transferred to the active BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
The only workaround is to change the configuration to use unique IP addresses for conflicting objects.


702487-2 : AD/LDAP admins with spaces in names are not supported

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If admin is imported from Active Directory (AD) or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and the name contains spaces, Visual Policy Editor (VPE), import/export/copy/delete, etc., fail, and post an error message similar to the following: sourceMCPD::loadDll User 'test user' have no access to partition 'Common'.

Note: Names containing spaces are not supported on BIG-IP systems.

Conditions:
-- Admin name containing spaces is imported from AD or LDAP.
-- Attempt to perform operations in VPE.

Impact:
VPE, import/export/copy/delete do not work.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to not use admin names containing spaces.


702450-3 : The validation error message generated by deleting certain object types referenced by a policy action is incorrect

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When deleting certain objects that are referenced by policy actions, you may see a validation error like this:

# tmsh delete ltm virtual test-vs
01071726:3: Cannot delete policy action '/Common/test-vs'. It is in use by ltm policy '/Common/test-policy'.

The referenced object is not a "policy action" in this case, but is a virtual server.

Conditions:
LTM policies must be in use, and at least one policy action must forward to an object. The user must attempt to delete that object.

Impact:
Possible confusion at the error message.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


702439-2 : Non-default HTTP/2 header_table_size causes HTTP/2 streams to be reset

Solution Article: K04964898

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If the HTTP/2 configuration header_table_size is changed from the default value of 4096, then streams will be reset with a RST_STREAM error.

Conditions:
The header_table_size field in the HTTP/2 profile is changed from the default.

Impact:
HTTP/2 connections will be unusable.

Workaround:
Set the header table size argument back to its default.


701977-2 : Non-URL encoded links to CSS files are not stripped from the response during concatenation

Component: WebAccelerator

Symptoms:
Non-URL encoded links to CSS files are not stripped from the response during concatenation.

Conditions:
White space in the URLs.

Impact:
As above.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.


701792-1 : JS Injection into cached HTML response causes TCP RST on the fictive URLs

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
TCP RST being sent when a browser requests a fictive URL that starts with either of the following strings:
-- /TSPD/xxx...xxx?type=x
-- /TSbd/xxx...xxx?type=x.

Conditions:
This occurs in either of the following scenarios:
-- ASM policy is attached to a virtual server, and any of the following is enabled: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), Web Scraping/Single Page Application/AJAX Blocking internal.

-- DoS profile with Single Page Application enabled is attached to a virtual server.

Impact:
CSRF/Web Scraping/Single Page Application/AJAX Blocking page features might not work. This happens intermittently when the back-end server's HTML page (the one where the fictive URL is injected) is cached in the browser for more than two days.

Workaround:
Use an iRule to disable caching for HTML pages where a fictive URL is injected.


701690-2 : Fragmented ICMP forwarded with incorrect icmp checksum

Solution Article: K53819652

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Large fragmented ICMP packets that traverse the BIG-IP might have their source or destination IP addresses changed and transmitted with the checksum incorrectly calculated.

Conditions:
A FastL4 virtual server able to transmit ICMP frames (ip-protocol ICMP or any), or SNAT/NAT only when a fragmented ICMP packet is received and is expected to be passed through the virtual server (or SNAT or NAT).

Impact:
Large ICMP echo packets (greater than MTU) will be dropped by the recipient due to the checksum error. No echo response will be seen.

Workaround:
Turn on IP fragment reassembly on the FastL4 profile associated with the virtual server.


701555-2 : DNS Security Logs report Drop action for unhandled rejected DNS queries

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
DNS Security Logs report Drop action for unhandled rejected DNS queries.

Conditions:
DNS profile set unhandled-query-action reject.

Impact:
Incorrect event log. This is an incorrectly logged event and doe not indicate an issue with the system

Workaround:
None.


701387-3 : qkview will not collect files greater than 2 GB

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Due to a limitation of the file compression library employed by qkview, it cannot collect files greater than 2 gb in size. qkview will abort when encountering such a file, and not produce a resulting qkview file.

Conditions:
A file exists in a directory that qkview normally collects.

Impact:
No qkview diagnostics file is created.

Workaround:
Remove the file greater than 2gb in size.


701327-3 : failed configuration deletion may cause unwanted bd exit

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Immediately after the deletion of a configuration fails, bd exists.

Conditions:
When deleting a configuration fails.

Impact:
Unwanted bd restart.

Workaround:
None.


701202-2 : SSL memory corruption

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In some instances random memory can be corrupted.

Conditions:
SSL is configured (either client-ssl or server-ssl) and the crypto operations are offloaded - Cavium Card, Intel Card, FIPS box, etc.

Impact:
Random memory can be overwritten yielding unpredictable results.

Workaround:
None


701147-1 : ProxySSL does not work properly with Extended Master Secret and OCSP

Solution Article: K36563645

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL handshake fails if the BIG-IP system is operating in ProxySSL mode, while client and server negotiate to use the Extended Master Secret and OCSP features together.

Conditions:
1. Virtual server is configured to work in ProxySSL mode.
2. Client and server negotiate the SSL handshake with the Extended Master Secret.
3. Client and Server negotiate to use the OCSP.

Impact:
ProxySSL does not work properly with Extended Master Secret and OCSP simultaneously.

Workaround:
None.


701033 : Tcl actions not run if conditions have overlapping IP ranges

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Overlapping CIDR subnets in rule's condition cause unexpected result.

Conditions:
-- LTM policy with more than one IP-address-based condition.
-- The IP address ranges overlap.
-- An associated action that invokes a Tcl command.

Impact:
Tcl action is not run.

Workaround:
None.


700897-2 : sod is unable to handle the maximum (127) allowable traffic groups if there are 8 devices in the DG

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
sod consumes excessive amount of CPU time, and the traffic-group Active and Next-Active locations do not stabilize.

Conditions:
When the number of devices in the failover device group or the number of traffic groups is large. The limit varies by platform capacity, but any Device Service Cluster with more than 4 devices or more than 32 traffic groups can experience this issue.

Impact:
If the Active location is unstable, traffic will not be processed correctly. Excessive CPU consumption and network traffic interferes with other control plane functions including the UI.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


700827-1 : B2250 blades may lose efficiency when source ports form an arithmetic sequence.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Traffic imbalance between tmm threads. It can be observed for example by running "tmsh show sys tmm-traffic".

Conditions:
Source ports used to connect to B2250 blade form an arithmetic sequence.

Impact:
Traffic imbalance between tmm threads may result in sub-optimal performance.

Workaround:
Randomize source ports when connecting via a Big-Ip.


700783-5 : Machine certificate check does not check against all FQDN hostnames

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
macOS machine can be on multiple networks simultaneously, so it might have multiple hostnames. Machine certificate check does not check against all FQDN hostnames. This causes failure in certain scenarios.

Conditions:
-- macOS configuration with multiple hostnames.
-- The 'match FQDN with subject alt name. option is specified for machine certificate check.

Impact:
Machine cert check might fail.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.


700726-3 : Search engine list was updated

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Default search engine list does not identify current search engines, and blocks traffic unnecessarily.

Conditions:
Site accessed by search engines.

Impact:
Traffic from search engines is blocked unnecessarily.

Workaround:
Manually add search engines.


700571-3 : SIP MR profile, setting incorrect branch param for CANCEL to INVITE

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
BIG-IP SIP profile MR does not maintain the Via 'branch parameter' ID when the Via header insertion is enabled for INVITE and CANCEL for the same INVITE.

Conditions:
This happens only when the following conditions are both met:
-- The transport connection that issued INVITE has been terminated.
-- A new transport is used to issue CANCEL

Impact:
The result is different branch IDs for the BIG-IP system-generated Via header. INVITE is only cancelled on the calling side, while on the called side, the line will ring until time out.

Workaround:
None.


700527-2 : cmp-hash change can hang iRule DNS lookup

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
An iRule that uses RESOLV::lookup can hang repeatedly when cmp-hash configuration is changed.

Conditions:
An iRule must be in the middle of a call to RESOLV::lookup when a vlan cmp-hash configuration is changed.

Impact:
The iRule call can hang repeatedly.

Workaround:
Restart the TMM. This will interrupt client traffic.


700522-2 : APMD restarts when worker threads are stuck

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APMD restarts and logs a message about all threads being stuck.

Conditions:
A race condition allows the busy thread count to remain higher than the actual value. If it reaches the maximum thread count, APMD will restart.

Impact:
APMD can restart unexpectedly.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.


700426-5 : Switching partitions while viewing objects in GUI can result in empty list

Solution Article: K58033284

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In LTM Pool List, Node List, and Address Translations pages, switching partitions while viewing objects in the GUI can result in empty list.

Conditions:
This issue is present when all of the following conditions are met:
-- One partition contains multiple pages of objects.
-- The page count in one partition is greater than the page count in another.
-- The active page number is greater than 1.
-- You switch to a partition whose max number of pages is lower than the active page number.

For example, in the GUI:
1. Create two non-Common partitions.
2. In one partition, create enough pools so that they do not fit on one page.
3. In the second partition, create only enough pools for one page.
4. On the Local Traffic :: Pools list page in the first partition, navigate to the second page of objects.
5. Switch to the other partition.
6. Note that the displayed page contains no objects.

Impact:
The list of pools is empty despite the fact that there are pools available.

Workaround:
Return to the first page of objects before switching to any other partition.


700393-1 : Under certain circumstances a stale http2 stream can cause a tmm crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm may crash due to a stale/stalled HTTP2 stream.

Conditions:
http2 profile in use.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


700322-1 : Upgrade may fail on a multi blade system when there are scheduled reports in configuration

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Unable to upgrade to newer version or hotfix fail. Secondary slot always fails upgrade with the following error in var/log/liveinstall.log:

error: status 256 returned by command: F5_INSTALL_SESSION_TYPE=install tmsh -f save sys ucs /var/tmp/fbSBcyXrsz.ucs
info: >++++ result:
info: Saving active configuration...
info: Thrift: Tue Dec 19 10:53:45 2017 TSocket::open() connect() <Host: localhost Port: 9090>Connection refused
info: Error during config save.
info: Unexpected Error: UCS saving process failed.

Conditions:
1) System has two or more slots (multi-blade)
2) There are scheduled reports in configuration.

Impact:
Upgrade fails.

Workaround:
1) Save configuration for scheduled reports aside.
2) Remove all scheduled reports from configuration.
3) Perform upgrade.
4) Add scheduled reports back to configuration.


700250-2 : qkviews for secondary blade appear to be corrupt

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Normally, a qkview created on a multi-blade system will include a qkview for every blade on the system. Those qkview files have an error that makes the tar-ball appear corrupt.

Conditions:
Running a qkview on a system with blades.
Attempt to access the tar-ball using the following command: tar -tvzf 127.3.0.2.qkview | tail.

Impact:
The system posts the following messages:
    gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


Confuses troubleshooters into thinking that the blade qkview files are corrupt, which they are not.

Workaround:
None.


700035-4 : /var/log/avr/monpd.disk.provision not rotate

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
the log file may fill-up /var partition

Conditions:
there is no special condition for this issue - if the log is big it won't rotate

Impact:
the log file may fill-up /var partition

Workaround:
1. gzip /var/log/avr/monpd.disk.provision
2. touch /var/log/avr/monpd.disk.provision


699868-1 : Filter by custom period is not working properly in some cases

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When in Requests (Event Correlation, Brute Force) page custom time period defined in filter - it is not working correctly, wrong dates filtered

Conditions:
Sever and client machines use different time zones

Impact:
User cannot filter effectively by custom time period

Workaround:
User can shift time period to compensate difference between server and his client machine


699720-2 : ASM crash when configuring remote logger for WebSocket traffic with response-logging:all

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM may crash when configuring remote logger for WebSocket traffic virtual server.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server handling WebSocket traffic.
-- ASM remote logger on the same virtual server.

Impact:
ASM crash; system goes offline.

Workaround:
Use either of the following workarounds:

-- Remove remote logger.
-- Have response logging for illegal requests only.


699531-2 : Potential TMM crash due to incorrect number of attributes in a PEM iRule command

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crash.

Conditions:
An iRule with a PEM iRule command that does not have the minimum number of attributes.

Impact:
Loss of service. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Make sure the PEM iRule command is called with at least the minimum number of parameters.

For example, make sure to call 'PEM::subscriber config policy referential set' with referential policies.


699431-4 : Possible memory leak in MRF under low memory

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
MRF may leak a session db record when a memory allocation failure occurs when adding a connection to an internal table. In this the table entry will not be cleaned up when the connection closes.

Conditions:
MRF may leak a session db record when a memory allocation failure occurs when adding a connection to an internal table. In this the table entry will not be cleaned up when the connection closes.

Impact:
The table entry will be remain until the box resets.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


699426-2 : RRD cpu files are not updated when statsd has no prior knowledge of blades joining a cluster.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a blade already known to statsd goes down, statsd continues to update the blade's /var/rrd/bladeXcpu file
If a new blade joins and is announced to statsd, statsd stops updating all /var/rrd/bladeXcpu files especillay if it did not have prior knowledge of the blade.

Conditions:
If statsd is restarted after the blade is disabled, or goes down, and after that the blade rejoins the cluster, the /var/rrd/bladeXcpu files stop updating (where X is the blade number).

Impact:
Data of those files is not updated. This impacts the graphs generated from these files.

Workaround:
Execute the command "bigstart restart statsd" after the new blade has joined the cluster.


699339-2 : Geolocation upgrade files fail to replicate to secondary blades

Solution Article: K24634702

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Geolocation upgrade files fail to replicate to secondary blades.

Conditions:
-- Multiblade VIPRION platforms/vCMP guests.
-- Upgrading geolocation files on the primary blade.
-- Viewing the geolocation files on the secondary blades.

Impact:
Geoip database is not updated to match primary blade.

Workaround:
Use either of the following workarounds:

-- Use the root account to manually create the /shared/GeoIP/v2 directory on secondary blades, and then run geoip_update_data on primary blade.

-- On primary blade:
1. Edit /etc/csyncd.conf as shown below.
2. Restart csyncd.
3. Run geoip_update_data.

To edit /etc/csyncd.conf:

Merge the following two terms:
 monitor dir /shared/GeoIP {...)
 monitor dir /shared/GeoIP/v2 {...}

into one term, as follows:
monitor dir /shared/GeoIP {
        queue geoip
        pull pri2sec
        recurse yes
        defer no
        lnksync yes
        md5 no
        post "/usr/local/bin/geoip_reload_data"
}


699262 : FQDN pool member status remains in 'checking' state after full config sync

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After performing a full config-sync (with overwrite config option checked) the sync target (peer) shows FQDN pool members stuck in the 'checking' state.

Conditions:
This occurs after a full config sync is forced between peers using FQDN pool members:

tmsh modify cm device-group <dg_name> devices modify { <local_member> { set-sync-leader } }

Impact:
Affected pools show an Availability state of 'unknown', although pool members are available and can pass traffic.

Workaround:
Restart bigd on the affected peer after the config sync.


699135-3 : tmm cores with SIGSEGV in dns_rebuild_response while using host command for not A/AAAA wideip

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
tmm cores with SIGSEGV in dns_rebuild_response.

Conditions:
1. Create a wideip of type other than A/AAAA.
2. Create a iRule with a host command for the previously created wideip.
3. Create a related zonerunner record with the same name and type.
4. Dig against the wideip with type any.
5. Observe that tmm cores.

Impact:
tmm cores.

Workaround:
Don't use host command for non type A/AAAA wideips.


699076-2 : URI::path iRules command warns end and start values equal

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
URI::path iRules command warns end and start values equal

Conditions:
The end and start values equal

Impact:
Warning message shows in console.

Workaround:
Ignore the warning.


698947-3 : BIG-IP may incorrectly drop packets from a GRE tunnel with auto-lasthop disabled.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system may incorrectly drop packets from a GRE point-to-point tunnel with auto-lasthop disabled.

Conditions:
The auto-lasthop of a GRE point-to-point tunnel is disabled.

Impact:
The decapsulated packets may be dropped in the BIG-IP system.


698943 : Incorrect serverside throughput stats observed when PVA disabled on virtual server

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Serverside throughput stats may be doubled when ingress and egress flows are split across two TMMs.

Conditions:
- Ingress and egress flows are split across different TMMs.
- PVA is disabled on a virtual server.

Impact:
The BIG-IP system reports inconsistent traffic.

Workaround:
Enable PVA on the virtual server.


698933-2 : Setting metric-type via ospf redistribute command may not work correctly

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When using a dynamic routing configuration, where an OSPF process redistributes routes setting a metric-type from another OSPF process the metric type is not changed.

Conditions:
Dynamic routing configuration with 2 or more OSPF processes redistributing routes using the "redistribute ospf <other process number> metric-type <type>"

Impact:
Metric type is not changed.

Workaround:
Change metric-type using a route-map applied to the redistribute command.


698919-2 : Anti virus false positive detection on long XML uploads

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A false positive virus-detected violation. The description of the violation explains that the ICAP server was not contacted.

Conditions:
-- A long XML upload or payload.
-- The assigned XML profile is configured to be inspected by the ICAP server.

Impact:
Violation is detected where no violation has occurred (false positive violation).

Workaround:
Increase the internal parameter max_raw_request_len to the required length of the XML.

Note: This workaround will affect the amount of logged data from ASM.


698916-2 : TMM crash with HTTP/2 under specific condition

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may crash when upgrading an HTTP/1.1 connection to an HTTP/2 connnection.

Conditions:
-- HTTP/2 gateway enabled.
-- Pool member supports protocol switching.

Impact:
TMM crash, leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than removing the HTTP/2 profile from the virtual server.


698429-2 : Misleading log error message: Store Read invalid store addr 0x3800, len 10

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On rare occasions, messages like these can appear in /var/log/ltm:

Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Loading keys from the file.
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Read the unit key file if exists.
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Unit key hash from key header: 9d:e6:90:...
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Unit key hash computed from read key:9d:e6:90:...
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost err mcpd[4139]: 010713d0:3: Symmetric Unit Key decrypt failure - decrypt failure
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071029:5: Symmmetric Unit Key decrypt
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071027:5: Master key OpenSSL error: 1506270960:error:06065064:digital envelope routines:EVP_DecryptFinal_ex:bad decrypt:evp_enc.c:587:
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Attempting Master Key migration to new unit key.
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost warning chmand[5559]: 012a0004:4: Store Read invalid store addr 0x3800, len 10
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost warning chmand[5559]: 012a0004:4: Store Read invalid store addr 0x3800, len 10
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost warning mcpd[4139]: 012a0004:4: halStorageRead: unable to read storage on this platform.
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071029:5: Cannot open unit key store
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Reloading the RSA unit to support config roll forward.
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Loading keys from the file.
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Read the unit key file if exists.
Oct 20 14:21:04 localhost notice mcpd[4139]: 01071038:5: Unit key hash from key header: 9d:e6:90:...

These messages are due to a transient failure reading the system's unit key from the virtual EEPROM on a vCMP guest. The error handling from this failure causes misleading messages, but it does successfully read the unit key during this error recovery.

Conditions:
These messages can only happen on a vCMP guest with SecureVault, and are very rare.

Impact:
None. These messages do not indicate an actual problem with the system.


698379-1 : HTTP2 upload intermittently is aborted with HTTP2 error error_code=FLOW_CONTROL_ERROR(

Solution Article: K61238215

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Uploads for the HTTP2 virtual server fail intermittently with HTTP2 error error_code=FLOW_CONTROL_ERROR.

Conditions:
HTTP2 virtual server configured.

Impact:
Uploads for the HTTP2 virtual server might fail intermittently.

Workaround:
None.


698338-3 : Potential core in MRF occurs when pending egress messages are queued and an iRule error aborts the connection

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The system may core.

Conditions:
-- Egress messages are queued waiting for MR_EGRESS event to be raised.
-- Current MR event exits with an error, thus aborting the connection.

Impact:
The system cores and will restart.

Workaround:
None.


698211-2 : DNS express response to non-existent record is NOERROR instead of NXDOMAIN.

Solution Article: K35504512

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The DNS express response to a non-existent record is NOERROR instead of NXDOMAIN.

Conditions:
Delete a wildcard resource record to the related DNS express zone.

Impact:
DNS returns the incorrect response.

Workaround:
Delete the old db files: /var/db/tmmdns.bin and /var/db/zxfrd.bin, and then restart zxfrd.


698084-2 : IPsec log messages in /var/log/ltm missing module ID to reach bigiq logs

Solution Article: K03776801

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Some groups of messages logged by tmipsecd are missing the errdefs annotation that identifies IPsec as the module. Messages reported when tunnels go up and down, or problems with listeners, go only to ltm logs, with no visibility to bigiq logs.

Conditions:
Missing the IPsec module subset ID.

Impact:
Missing IPsec messages in the bigiq logs.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.


698013-2 : TACACS+ system auth and file descriptors leak

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Administrative access to the system with remote authenticated accounts fails, and the following is seen in the security log (/var/log/secure):

-- httpd[###]: PAM [error: /lib/security/pam_bigip_authz.so: cannot open shared object file: Too many open files].
-- httpd[###]: PAM audit_open() failed: Too many open files
-- Other errors that refer to 'Too many open files'.

This might eventually lead to lack of HTTP-based access to the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
-- Remote system authentication configured to use TACACS+.
-- Administrative access to the BIG-IP system using any HTTP-based results in leaked file descriptors. Relevant access methods include Web UI, iControl and iControl-REST.
-- Repeated automated access using iControl is the fastest route.

Impact:
In some circumstances, the leak might accumulate to the point that no file descriptors are available and administrative access using remote authenticated accounts is no longer possible. This also includes access from SSH and console. The root account, which always uses local authentication, is not affected.

Workaround:
Workaround options:
1. Use only SSH for administrative access.
2. Restart httpd as needed.


698000-2 : Connections may stop passing traffic after a route update

Solution Article: K04473510

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a pool is used with a non-translating virtual server, routing updates may lead to an incorrect lookup of the nexthop for the connection.

Conditions:
-- Pool on a non-translating virtual server.
-- Routing update occurs.

Impact:
Connections may fail after routing updates. New connections will not be affected.

Workaround:
Use a route to direct traffic to the ultimate destination rather than using a pool to indicate the nexthop.


697766-2 : Cisco IOS XR ISIS routers may report 'Authentication TLV not found'

Solution Article: K12431303

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When peering with ISIS to Cisco IOS XR routers, messages similar to the following may be seen

isis[1003]: %ROUTING-ISIS-5-AUTH_FAILURE_DROP : Dropped L2 LSP from TenGigE0/0/0/1 SNPA 0001.47fd.a801 due to authentication TLV not found.

Conditions:
The BIG-IP system is configured for dynamic routing using the ISIS protocol, and is peered with an IOS XR router, or with another BIG-IP system running software older than than version 11.6.1.

In addition, authentication needs to be configured, and a value needs to be set for lsp-refresh-interval, or for max-lsp-lifetime. For example:


   router isis isisrouter
   is-type level-2-only
   authentication mode md5
   authentication key-chain keychain-isis
   lsp-refresh-interval 5
   max-lsp-lifetime 65535
   net 49.8002.00c1.0000.0000.f523.00

Impact:
This is a cosmetic issue. Routing is not impacted. LSPs containing actual routing information do contain the Auth TLV, as expected.

Workaround:
None.


697718-2 : Increase PEM HSL reporting buffer size to 4K.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Before this fix, PEM HSL reporting buffer size is limited by 512 bytes.

Conditions:
If any PEM HSL flow reporting stream goes beyond 512 bytes, it will be truncated.

Impact:
Part of PEM HSL flow reporting information will be lost.


697424-2 : iControl-REST crashes on /example for firewall address-lists

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Making a call to /example on firewall address-list crashes iControl-REST.

Conditions:
Making a call to /example on firewall address-list.

Impact:
The icrd_child process crashes.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not calling /example on firewall address-lists.


697303-2 : BD crash

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
BD crashes.

Conditions:
-- The internal parameter relax_unicode_in_json is set to 1.
-- Specific traffic scenario.

Impact:
BD crash, failover, and traffic disturbance.

Workaround:
Turn off the internal parameter relax_unicode_in_json.


696808-2 : Disabling a single pool member removes all GTM persistence records

Solution Article: K35353213

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Disabling a single pool member removes all GTM persistence records.

Conditions:
1. WideIP with persistence enabled.
2. drain-persistent-requests no.
3. GTM pool member toggled from enabled to disabled.

Impact:
All GTM persistence records are accidently cleared.

Workaround:
Set drain-persistent-requests yes.


696755-1 : HTTP/2 may truncate a response body when served from cache

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP provides a client side HTTP/2 Gateway protocol implementation in conjunction with HTTP 1.x on a server side. A response can be cached in BIG-IP with a web acceleration profile. Sometimes a response served from cache is prematurely marked with END_STREAM flag causing the client to ignore the rest of the response body.

Conditions:
BIG-IP has a virtual where HTTP/2 and Web Acceleration profiles are configured.

Impact:
Some clients' browsers do not retry a resource causing incorrect rendering of an HTML page.

Workaround:
Adding the following iRule causes the body to be displayed:

when HTTP_RESPONSE_RELEASE {
    set con_len [string trim [HTTP::header value Content-Length]]
    HTTP::header remove Content-Length
    HTTP::header insert Content-Length "$con_len"
}


696732-2 : tmm may crash in a compression provider

Solution Article: K54431534

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM may crash with the following panic message in the log files:

panic: ../codec/compress/compress.c:1161: Assertion "context active" failed.

Conditions:
-- Running on the following platforms: BIG-IP i-series or VIPRION 4400 blades.
-- Virtual servers are performing compression.

Impact:
TMM crashes, Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use compression, or use software compression instead of hardware compression. To configure for software compression, run the following command:

tmsh modify sys db compression.strategy value softwareonly


696731-2 : The standard LinkUp/LinkDown traps may not be issued in all cases when an interface is administratively enabled/disabled

Solution Article: K94062594

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The standard LinkUp/LinkDown traps are issued when a port's status changes; that is, the link goes up or down. Additionally, the network manager can administratively enable and disable ports. For some platforms, there is no reliably issued standard LinkUp/LinkDown trap when a port is administratively enabled/disabled.

Conditions:
Administrative disabling an interface on BIG-IP

Impact:
May issue only the F5 Link change trap and not the additional standard MIB trap. The standard LinkUp/LinkDown traps may not be issued.

Workaround:
Use the F5-proprietary MIB: 1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.4.0.37 F5-BIG-IP-COMMON-MIB::BIG-IPExternalLinkChange trap to track administrative changes to links.


696294-2 : TMM core may be seen when using Application reporting with flow filter in PEM

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM core with flow filter when Application reporting action is enabled

Conditions:
If Application reporting is enabled along with flow filter

Impact:
TMM restart causing service interruption


696265-4 : BD crash

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
BD crash.

Conditions:
ecard_max_http_req_uri_len is set to a value greater than 8 KB.

Impact:
Potential traffic disturbance and failover.

Workaround:
Change the value of ecard_max_http_req_uri_len to a size lower than 8 KB.


696113-2 : Extra IPsec reference added per crypto operation overflows connflow refcount

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The size of the refcount field in connflow became smaller, making the length of some crypto queues in IPsec able to reach and exceed the maximum refcount value.

Conditions:
When a large data transfer under an IPsec SA creates a queue of crypto operations longer than the connflow's refcount can handle, the refcount can overflow.

Impact:
Unexpected tmm failover after refcount overflow.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


696073-1 : BD core on a specific scenario

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
bd process crashes, and core file created in the /shared/core/ directory.

Conditions:
Specific request and response characteristics that relates to CSP headers sent by the server.

Impact:
Failover in high availability units.

Workaround:
Disable CSP headers handling in ASM by running the following commands:

/usr/share/ts/bin/add_del_internal add csp_enabled 0
bigstart restart asm


696072 : Fix a race condition in ixlv driver which was causing a tmm panic

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM panic with "extract succeeded" error message

Conditions:
Ixlv driver is in use and number of TMMs are more than 4

Impact:
TMM restart

Workaround:
Reduce TMM count to 4 or less


696049-2 : High CPU load on generic message if multiple responses arrive while asynchronous Tcl command is running

Solution Article: K55660303

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
High CPU load on generic message if multiple responses arrive while asynchronous Tcl command is running.

Conditions:
Multiple response messages arrive on a connection while an asynchronous Tcl command is running on that connection.

Impact:
High CPU load might occur as multiple responses will be assigned the same request_sequence_number.

Workaround:
None.


695925-2 : tmm crash when showing connections for a CMP disabled virtual server

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
tmm crashes when performing 'tmsh show sys connection' and there is a connection from a secondary blade to a CMP-disabled virtual server.

Conditions:
This occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

-- There is a CMP-disabled virtual server.

-- There is a connection to that server from the control plane of a secondary blade (this can include monitoring traffic).

-- Connections are displayed that include the connection from the secondary blade ('tmsh show sys connection').

Impact:
tmm crashes and restarts impacting traffic.

Workaround:
Do not use 'cmp-enabled no' virtual servers when there will be connections from the BIG-IP control plane to the virtual server.

Avoid using tmsh show sys connection


695873 : Entry for ssl key removed from tmsh causes tmsh load config to fail

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
As part of phonehome, the licensing process uses an encrypted key which keeps it's passphrase securely in tmsh.

Conditions:
If the tmsh entry is deleted, then the key can no longer be used and issuing a new registration key will fail to create a new key and the bigip.conf will no longer load.

Impact:
The bigip.conf will not load without having to edit out the key and certificate entries. Also, phonehome will not work since there is no passphrase for the encrypted key.

Workaround:
Edit out the section for f5_api_com.key in /config/bigip.conf and run tmsh load sys config. Then remove the key: rm -f /config/ssl/ssl.key/f5_api_com.key and reinstall the license registration key.


695707-4 : BIG-IP does not retransmit DATA_FIN when closing an MPTCP connection

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP does not retransmit DATA_FIN when closing an MPTCP connection.

Conditions:
Close an MPTCP connection.

Impact:
If a DATA_ACK is not received for the DATA_FIN, the connection will stall until it times out.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


695117-2 : bigd cores and sends corrupted MCP messages with many FQDN nodes

Solution Article: K30081842

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When configured to monitor large numbers of nodes and/or pool members including FQDN nodes and/or pool members, the following symptoms may occur:
- bigd may core (aborted by sod due to missed heartbeat).
- bigd may produce corrupted MCP messages.
- FQDN nodes and/or pool members may remain in a Checking state indefinitely.

Conditions:
These symptoms may occur on affected versions of BIG-IP when a large number of nodes and/or pool members including FQDN nodes and/or pool members are configured. Depending on the capabilities of the platform in use, approximately one thousand (1,000) or more total nodes and/or pool members may be required to produce these symptoms.

FQDN nodes and/or pool members generate a more significant workload for the bigd daemon than nodes and/or pool members with statically-configured IP addresses. This additional load contributes to high CPU usage and the other observed symptoms.

Impact:
This issue produces the following impacts:
- bigd may core.
- nodes and/or pool members may remain in a Checking state indefinitely.
- bigd may produce corrupted MCP messages, which generate error messages in the LTM log of the following form:

... err mcpd[####]: 01070712:3: Caught configuration exception (0), Can't parse MCP message, ...

Examination of the corrupted MCP message shows objects at the point of corruption that have no hierarchical relationship with the objects referenced at the beginning of the message.

Workaround:
To work around this issue, use the following approaches singly or in combination:
1. Reduce the number of nodes and/or pool members configured for a given BIG-IP system.
2. Configure nodes and/or pool members with statically-configured IP addresses.


695109-2 : Changes to fallback persistence profiles attached to a Virtual server are not effective

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Changes to fallback persistence profiles attached to a Virtual server may not be effective.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server configured with persistence and a fallback persistence profile.
-- Changes made to the fallback persistence profile.

Impact:
Changes to the fallback persistence profile are not effective with new connections until a change is made to the virtual server or TMM is restarted.

Workaround:
Make a simple change, for instance to the description field, to the virtual servers that have the changed fallback persistence profile configured.


694934-2 : bd crashes on a very specific and rare scenario

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When the system is configured in a specific way and the request sender responds incorrectly, bd crashes.

Conditions:
This rarely encountered crash occurs when there is a very specific BIG-IP system configuration, and ICAP is configured but not responding.

Impact:
bd crashes.

Workaround:
None.


694922-6 : ASM Auto-Sync Device Group Does Not Sync

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
In rare circumstances a device may enter an untrusted state and confuse the device group.

Conditions:
1) ASM sync is enabled on an autosync device group
2) A new ASM entity is created on a device

Impact:
ASM configuration is not correctly synchronized between devices

Workaround:
1) Remove ASM sync from the device group (Under Security ›› Options : Application Security : Synchronization : Application Security Synchronization)
2) Restart asm_config_server.pl on both devices and wait until they come back up
3) Change the device group to a manual sync group
4) On the device with the good configuration re-enable ASM sync for the device group
5) Make a spurious ASM change, and push the configuration.
6) Change the sync type back to automatic


694740-2 : BIG-IP reboot during a TMM core results in an incomplete core dump

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If an HSB lockup occurs on i10600 and i10800 platforms, then HSB panics and generates a core file for post-analysis. HSB also triggers a nic_failsafe reboot. On this platform, the reboot occurs before the core file is fully written, resulting in a truncated core.

Conditions:
An HSB lockup occurs, triggering a core dump and a nic_failsafe reboot.

Impact:
The reboot happens before the core dump completes, resulting in an incomplete core dump which is not useful for analyzing why the HSB lockup occurred. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround; does not hinder device operation, but does prevent post-crash analysis.


694697-2 : clusterd logs heartbeat check messages at log level info

Solution Article: K62065305

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The system reports clusterd logs heartbeat check messages at log level info, similar to the following.

-- info clusterd[6161]: 013a0007:6: Skipping heartbeat check on peer slot 3: Slot is DOWN.
-- info clusterd[5705]: 013a0007:6: Checking heartbeat of peer slot: 2 (Last heartbeat 0 seconds ago)

Conditions:
log.clusterd.level set to info.

Impact:
This is a cosmetic issue: clusterd heartbeat messages will be logged at info to the /var/log/ltm.

Workaround:
Set log.clusterd.level to notice.


694696-4 : On multiblade Viprion, creating a new traffic-group causes the device to go Offline

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
All devices in the failover device group will go offline, resulting in traffic disruption and possible failovers.

Conditions:
When a new traffic-group is created on a multiblade Viprion system that is a member of a sync-failover device group.

Impact:
Traffic to all other traffic-groups is disrupted for several seconds.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


694656-2 : Routing changes may cause TMM to restart

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When routing changes are made while traffic is passing through the BIG-IP system, TMM might restart. This isn't a general issue, but can occur when other functionality is in use (such as Firewall NAT).

Conditions:
-- Routing changes occurring while BIG-IP is active and passing traffic.

-- Dynamic routing, due to its nature, is likely increase the potential for the issue to occur.

-- Usage of Firewall NAT functionality is one specific case known to contribute to the issue (there may be others).

Impact:
TMM restarts, resulting in a failover and/or traffic outage.

Workaround:
If dynamic routing is not in use, avoiding static route changes may avoid the issue.

If dynamic routing is in use, there is no workaround.


694547-1 : TMSH save sys config creates unneeded generate_config processes.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When saving a configuration through TMSH or iControl REST, a process called generate_config is created.

Conditions:
Run tmsh save sys config, or the same command through iControl REST.

Impact:
One generate_config process will be generated per save operation. If config save occurs often, these extraneous processes can slowly fill up the process table.

Workaround:
There is no real workaround except to not save the config often enough to fill up process table with these extraneous processes.

If the process table is full, to recover, you can restart tmsh, scriptd, or restjavad to clear out these unneeded processes.


694491 : Errant log message appears as an error

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A log message similar to the following appears in /var/log/ltm:

err mcpd[]: 0107167d:3: Data publisher not found or not implemented when processing request (unknown request), tag (31624).

Conditions:
No specific conditions trigger this message. You might see this message when you inspect the LTM log after booting.

Impact:
There is no negative impact to the system. You can safely ignore this message.

Workaround:
No need for a workaround. The message can be ignored or filtered.


694490 : vCloud Director images not available

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
There is no dedicated vCloud Director BIG-IP image of v13.0.0 HF3 to use for install/upgrade operations.

Conditions:
-- Installing BIG-IP v13.0.0 HF3.
-- Upgrading to BIG-IP v13.0.0 HF3 from a prior release.

Impact:
Cannot use previously available method of installing/upgrading using a dedicated vCloud Director image.

Note: Separate vCloud Director images are not available for BIG-IP v13.0.0 HF3. However, you can upgrade using the hotfix ISO or install using the general OVA images.

Workaround:
Upgrade a prior release using the hotfix ISO, or install using OVA for other VMware environments.


694485-1 : Configuration sync does not sync iControl LX or iApp LX objects

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Configuration sync operations do not sync iControl LX or iApp LX objects. In DHD DDos appliances, protected objects are essentially iApp LX blocks, and sometimes the system does not sync them to high availability (HA) peer.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when there are dtca.key and dtca.crt files under the /config/ssl/ssl.key/ and /config/ssl/ssl.crt/ directories that do not match the same files on a peer device.

Impact:
iControl LX or iApp LX objects do not sync to HA peer. The Config Sync indicator on the BIG-IP system will say 'in sync'.

Workaround:
One possible workaround is to manually discover other BIG-IP devices in the REST device group by providing usernames and passwords. To do so, you can use a curl command similar to the following:
 
curl -X POST -d '{"address":"other_BIG-IP_mgmt_ip", "userName": "admin", "password":"admin_pw"}' http://localhost:8100/shared/resolver/device-groups/tm-shared-all-big-ips/devices


694319-2 : CCA without a request type AVP cannot be tracked in PEM.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
May cause diagnostic issues as not all CCA messages cannot be tracked.

Conditions:
1. PEM with Gx/Gy configured
2. PCRF sends CCA's without a request type AVP

Impact:
May hamper effective diagnostics.

Workaround:
Mitigation:
Configure the PCRF to always include a request type in its CCAs.


694318-2 : PEM subscriber sessions will not be deleted if a CCA-t contains a DIAMETER_TOO_BUSY return code and no request type AVP.

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Subscriber sessions in PEM will be stuck in a "Marked for Delete" state.

Conditions:
1. PEM provisioned with Gx.
2. PCRF responds to a CCR-t with a DIAMETER_TOO_BUSY return code and no Request type AVP.

Impact:
Subscriber sessions stuck in delete pending resulting in a potential increase in memry consumption over a period of time.

Workaround:
Mitigation:
PCRF (remote Diameter end point) must send a CCA-t with a request type AVP in case a DIAMETER_TOO_BUSY return code is present.


694073-2 : All signature update details are shown in 'View update history from previous BIG-IP versions' popup

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
If you are running a BIG-IP release named with 4 digits (e.g., 12.1.3.1), all signature update details are shown only in 'View update history from previous BIG-IP versions' popup. The 'Latest update details' section is missing.

Conditions:
Running a BIG-IP software release named with 4 digits (e.g., 12.1.3.1).

Impact:
Low and incorrect visibility of signature update details.

Workaround:
Signature update details can be viewed in 'View update history from previous BIG-IP versions' popup.


693996-4 : MCPD sync errors and restart after multiple modifications to file object in chassis

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upon modifying file objects on a VIPRION chassis and synchronizing those changes to another VIPRION chassis in a device sync group, the following symptoms may occur:

1. Errors are logged to /var/log/ltm similar to the following:

-- err mcpd[<#>]: 0107134b:3: (rsync: link_stat "/config/filestore/.snapshots_d/<_additional_path_to/_affected_file_object_>" (in csync) failed: No such file or directory (2) ) errno(0) errstr().
-- err mcpd[<#>]: 0107134b:3: (rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1298) [receiver=2.6.8] syncer /usr/bin/rsync failed! (5888) () Couldn't rsync files for mcpd. ) errno(0) errstr().
-- err mcpd[<#>]: 0107134b:3: (rsync process failed.) errno(255) errstr().
-- err mcpd[<#>]: 01070712:3: Caught configuration exception (0), Failed to sync files..

2. MCPD may restart on a secondary blade in a VIPRION chassis that is receiving the configuration sync from the chassis where the file object changes were made.

Conditions:
Making multiple changes to the same file objects on a VIPRION chassis and synchronizing those changes to another VIPRION chassis in a device sync group.

Impact:
Temporary loss of functionality, including interruption in traffic, on one or more secondary blades in one or more VIPRION chassis that are receiving the configuration sync.

Workaround:
After performing one set of file-object modifications and synchronizing those changes to the high availability (HA) group members, wait for one or more minutes to allow all changes to be synchronized to all blades in all member chassis before making and synchronizing changes to the same file-objects.


693910-3 : Traffic Interruption for MAC Addresses Learned on Interfaces that Enter Blocked STP State (2000/4000/i2800/i4800 series)

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Some MAC addresses might experience delayed forwarding after the interface on which they are learned transition to a STP blocked state. This is because the FDB entries are not being flushed on these interfaces after they change to a block state. Traffic destined to these MAC addresses gets dropped until their associated entries in the FDB age out.

Conditions:
MAC addresses are learned on a STP forwarding interface that transitions to a blocked interface following a topology change.

Impact:
Traffic interruption for up to a few minutes for MAC addresses learned on the affected interface.

Workaround:
None.


693884-2 : ospfd core on secondary blade during network unstability

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
ospfd core on secondary blade while network is unstable.

Conditions:
-- Dynamic routing configured with OSPF on a chassis.
-- During a period of network instability.

Impact:
Dynamic routing process ospfd core on secondary blade.

Workaround:
None.


693780-2 : Proactive Bot Defense sends CAPTCHA to the UC browser on iOS devices

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When a request arrives from UCBrowser running on iOS and without TSPD_101 (proactive bot defense cookie). The big-ip respond with captcha challenge.

Conditions:
Dos profile attached to a virtual.
Dos profile has application security enabled.
Dos profile has proactive bot defense enabled.

Impact:
UC browser end-user presented with captcha challenge.

Workaround:
Increase proactive bot defense score.
list sys db dosl7.browser_legit_min_score_captcha
sys db dosl7.browser_legit_min_score_captcha {
    value "60"
}


693663-2 : Proactive Bot Defense sends CAPTCHA to the Firefox browser on iOS only in desktop mode

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When a request arrives from Firefox running on iOS in desktop mode and without TSPD_101 (proactive bot defense cookie). The big-ip respond with captcha challenge.

Conditions:
Dos profile attached to a virtual.
Dos profile has application security enabled.
Dos profile has proactive bot defense enabled.

Impact:
Firefox (iOS desktop mode only) end-user presented with captcha challenge.

Workaround:
Increase proactive bot defense score.
list sys db dosl7.browser_legit_min_score_captcha
sys db dosl7.browser_legit_min_score_captcha {
    value "60"
}


693582-2 : Monitor node log not rotated for icmp monitor types

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When Monitor Logging is enabled for an LTM node or pool member using certain monitor types, the monitor node log under /var/log/monitors/ is not rotated or compressed when log rotation occurs.

Conditions:
This occurs if Monitor Logging is enabled for an LTM node or pool member and the LTM node or pool member uses any of the following monitor types:
- icmp
- gateway-icmp

Impact:
Depending on the affected BIG-IP version in use, affects may include:
1. The active monitor node log is not rotated (not renamed from *.log to *.log.1).
2. The active monitor node log is rotated (renamed from *.log to *.log.1), but subsequent messages are logged to the rotated log file (*.log.1) instead of to the 'current' log file name (*.log).
3. The active monitor node log is not compressed (*.log.2.gz) when log rotation occurs.

Workaround:
To allow logging to the correct monitor node log file to occur, and for rotated monitor node log files to be compressed, disable Monitor Logging for the affected node or pool member(s).
If symptom #1 (from Impact section above) occurs, Monitor Logging can be re-enabled after log rotation has occurred.
To address symptom #2 or #3 (from Impact section above), Monitor Logging can be re-enabled immediately.
For more information on Monitor Logging, see:
K12531: Troubleshooting health monitors


693563-2 : No warning when LDAP is configured with SSL but with a client certificate with no matching key

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When LDAP auth is configured with SSL:

- Authentication attempts fail
- Packet captures between the BIG-IP system and the LDAP server show the BIG-IP system sending FIN after TCP handshake.

Conditions:
LDAP auth is configured with SSL with client cert set but no matching key.

Impact:
LDAP auth fails. There is no warning that the auth failed.

Workaround:
Configure a key that matches the specified client certificate.


693246 : SOD may send SIGABRT to TMM when TMM has not reported its heartbeat for a long enough period of time.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
This seems to happen very infrequently. Symptoms vary from a simple TMM restart up to a blade reset. LTM log will show a sod message complaining about TMM heartbeats, followed later by SIGABRT messages from TMM.

Conditions:
TMM has not reported its heartbeat for a long enough period of time. The specific circumstances are unknown, but the issue has been seen with moderate-to-heavy system loads.

Impact:
Interruptions in data path processing. The interruption can be short for a simple TMM restart, longer for a full blade restart. Though these events altogether are rare, when they happen, it appears the simple TMM restart is more common than the blade restart.

Workaround:
None.


693244-1 : BIG-IP not sending RST for SYN,ACK packets when ASM is provisioned

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP silently drop the serverside TCP flow, when it receives a client-side reset and the server-side flow is still in the SYN-SENT state.

Conditions:
BIG-IP receives a client-side reset when client-side TCP flow is in ESTABLISHED state and server-side TCP flow is in SYN-SENT state, serverside flow is silently dropped.

Impact:
Since serverside pool member does not receive the RST, it remains in SYN-RECEIVED state until it runs out of syn retransmissions and eventually, due to timeout, it returns to LISTEN state.


693007-2 : Modify b.root-servers.net IPv4 address 192.228.79.201 to 199.9.14.201 according to InterNIC

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The current IPv4 address for b.root-servers.net is 192.228.79.201. The IPv4 address for b.root-servers.net will be renumbered to 199.9.14.201, effective 2017-10-24. The older number will be invalid after that date.

Conditions:
Several profiles contain the b.root-servers.net IPv4 address as 192.228.79.201.

Impact:
The impact is likely minimal, at most a single timeout for pending TLD queries when they happen to round-robin onto an old IP address, probably not more often than the hint's TTL, which is more than a month, and even this should cause a timeout only when the old IP actually stops responding.

Workaround:
Update the root hints for all affected profiles manually except the hardwired ones.


692941-2 : GTMD and TMM SIGSEGV when changing wide IP pool in GTMD

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Changing wide IP causes gtmd and tmm core under certain conditions.

Conditions:
-- GTM pool is removed when it is referenced by a persist record.
-- That record is accessed before it is purged.

Impact:
gtmd and tmm core. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


692753-2 : shutting down trap not sent when shutdown -r or shutdown -h issued from shell

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Shutting down trap not sent when shutdown -r or shutdown -h issued from shell.

Conditions:
When user access the linux shell and issues "shutdown -h" or "shutdown -r", the BIG-IP does not send shutting down trap.

Impact:
None.
Since this is user triggered command, the user is aware of the shutdown event, so the lack of trap is not critical.

Workaround:
None


692310-1 : ICAP modified HTTP 1.1 request/response without content-length gets "chunked" even with no body

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When a modified HTTP v1.1 request or response is returned from an ICAP server and has no body (and also no content-length), a 'Transfer-Encoding: chunked' header is added and a zero-length chunk is appended.

Conditions:
-- HTTP profile.
-- Either request-adapt or response-adapt profile.
-- Modified HTTP v1.1 request/response has no body (and no content-length header).

Impact:
The HTTP server or client to which the modified request or response is destined, receives invalid HTTP and might behave in an unexpected manner.

Workaround:
Use an iRule to detect the lack of a Content-Length header in the modified request or response, and insert 'Content-Length: 0'.

For example with modified request:

when ADAPT_REQUEST_HEADERS {
    if {([HTTP::method] eq "GET") and (not [HTTP::header exists 'Content-Length'])} {
        HTTP::header insert Content-Length 0
    }
}

Similarly when ADAPT_RESPONSE_HEADERS {} for a response.


692189-2 : errdefsd fails to generate a core file on request.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Should errdefsd crash or be manually cored for the purpose of gathering diagnostic information, no core file will be generated.

Conditions:
Forcing errdefsd to core for diagnostic purposes.

Impact:
Increased communication required with F5 Support when attempting to diagnose problems with errdefsd.

Workaround:
1. Add the following lines to the official errdefsd script, /etc/bigstart/scripts/errdefsd:
16a17,19
> # set resource limits, affinity, etc
> setproperties ${service}
>
2. Run the following command: bigstart restart errdefsd


692179-2 : Potential high memory usage from errdefsd.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
errdefsd memory usage grows with each config-sync or config update.

Conditions:
Ever increasing errdefsd memory usage is visible when the following conditions are met:
-- Config updates are frequent.
-- management-port logging is not being used.

Impact:
In extreme cases, errdefsd memory usage might increase userland memory-pressure. Note, however, that it isn't actually using the extra memory, so while Virtual Memory Size (VSZ) might be high, Resident Set Size (RSS) need not be.

Workaround:
A workaround for this problem is to periodically send logs to a management-port destination. The destination may be as simple as a dummy UDP port on 127.0.0.1. Adding such a destination to the publisher for an existing, active log source will work. errdefsd just needs a reason to process and flush accumulating configurations.


692123-1 : GET parameter is grayed out if MobileSafe is not licensed

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
GET parameter is grayed out if MobileSafe is not licensed.

Conditions:
-- Provision FPS on a system whose license has at least one active feature.
-- Do not license MobileSafe.

Impact:
In FPS Parameter's list, the GET method is always grayed out.

Workaround:
Use either of the following workarounds:
-- License MobileSafe.
-- Use TMSH or REST.


692095-2 : bigd logs monitor status unknown for FQDN Node/Pool Member

Solution Article: K65311501

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
While monitoring FQDN nodes or pool members, bigd may log the current or previous monitor status of the node or pool member as 'unknown' in messages where that state internally could have been logged as 'checking' or 'no address' for FQDN template nodes. Other states for FQDN configured nodes or pool members log monitor status as expected. Messages are similar to the following:

notice bigd[####]: 01060141:5: Node /Common/node_name monitor status unknown [ ip.address: unknown ] [ was up for ##hrs:##mins:##sec ]
notice bigd[####]: 01060141:5: Node /Common/node_name monitor status up [ ip.address: unknown ] [ was unknown for ##hrs:##mins:##sec ]
notice bigd[####]: 01060141:5: Node /Common/node_name monitor status up [ ip.address: up ] [ was unknown for ##hrs:##mins:##sec ]
notice bigd[####]: 01060145:5: Pool /Common/pool_name member /Common/node_name monitor status unknown. [ ] [ was unchecked for ##hrs:##mins:##sec ]
notice bigd[####]: 01060145:5: Pool /Common/pool_name member /Common/node_name monitor status up. [ ] [ was unknown for ##hrs:##mins:##sec ]

Conditions:
This may occur of the FQDN template node or pool member is in a 'checking' or 'no address' state.
The 'checking' state may occur if the DNS resolution of the FQDN node or pool member name is in progress.
The 'no address' state may occur if no IP addresses were returned by the DNS server for the configured FQDN node or pool member name.

Impact:
Unable to triage state of FQDN nodes or pool members identified in these log messages, to determine whether further troubleshooting is required, or what specific problem condition might require further investigation.

Workaround:
None.


691806-2 : RFC 793 - behavior receiving FIN/ACK in SYN-RECEIVED state

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system resets connection with RST if it receives FIN/ACK in SYN-RECEIVED state.

Conditions:
The BIG-IP system receives FIN/ACK when it is in SYN-RECEIVED state.

Impact:
The BIG-IP system resets connection with RST.

Workaround:
None.


691785-2 : The bcm570x driver can cause TMM to core when transmitting packets larger than 6144 bytes

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The bcm570x driver will cause TMM to core with the log message:

panic: ifoutput: packet_data_compact failed to reduce pkt size below 4.

Conditions:
-- Running on a platform that uses the bcm570x driver (BIG-IP 800, 1600, 3600).
-- A packet larger than 6144 bytes is transmitted from the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
TMM core. Failover or outage. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


691749-2 : Delete sys connection operations cannot be part of TMSH transactions

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMSH operations that delete sys connection cannot be part of transactions. Once the TMSH transaction is submitted, TMSH freezes up if a 'delete sys connection ...' command is included.

Conditions:
Include delete sys connection operations in TMSH transactions.

Impact:
TMSH freezes up and transactions do not complete.

Workaround:
Only use tmsh delete sys connection outside of TMSH transactions.


691670-4 : Rare BD crash in a specific scenario

Solution Article: K02515009

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
BD crash or False reporting of signature ID 200023003.

Conditions:
JSON/XML/parameters traffic (should not happen with the enforce value signature).

Impact:
Failover, traffic disturbance in the core case. False positive violation or blocking in the other scenario.

Workaround:
Removing attack signature 200023003 from the security policy stops the issue.


691589-1 : When using LDAP client auth, tamd may become stuck

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a virtual server uses an LDAP auth profile for client authentication, the system can get into a state where all authentications time out. This condition persists until tamd restarts. Traffic analysis between the BIG-IP system and the LDAP server shows that the BIG-IP system makes a TCP handshake with the server, then immediately sends FIN. Tamd cores may be seen.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server using LDAP auth profile.
-- BIG-IP system makes a TCP handshake with the server, then immediately sends FIN.

Impact:
Authentication to the virtual server fails until tamd is restarted.

Workaround:
To recover, restart tamd by running the following command: bigstart restart tamd


691498-2 : Connection failure during iRule DNS lookup can crash TMM

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The TMM crashes in the DNS response cache periodic sweep.

Conditions:
The DNS resolver connection fails after a successful lookup response is cached. This has been reproduced with a failure due to a lost route. Other failures such as down ports do not cause a crash.

Impact:
The TMM cores and automatically restarts, Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No known workaround.


691497-1 : tmsh save sys ucs <file> fails due to missing patch file in /config/.diffVersions

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The .diffVersions directory has config change-diffs saved into patch files every time tmsh saves the configs. This is used for diagnostic purposes only.

Conditions:
When doing a 'tmsh save sys ucs <file>', it is possible that a background 'tmsh save sys config' gets run at the same time, causing a patch file to be deleted that the ucs-save feature now expected to exist.

Impact:
The ucs-save feature complains about the missing patch file and exits.

Workaround:
Re-run the 'tmsh save sys ucs <file>' ignoring the missing patch file message. That missing file doesn't need to be restored.


691491-4 : 2000/4000, 10000, i2000/i4000, i5000/i7000/i10000, i15000, B4000 platforms may return incorrect SNMP sysIfxStatHighSpeed values for 10G/40G/100G interfaces

Solution Article: K13841403

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
2000/4000, 10000, i2000/i4000, i5000/i7000/i10000, i15000, B4000 platforms may return incorrect SNMP sysIfxStatHighSpeed values for 10G/40G/100G interfaces

Conditions:
-- 2000/4000, 10000, i2000/i4000, i5000/i7000/i10000, i15000, B4000 platforms.
-- SNMP query of network interfaces via OID sysIfxStatHighSpeed.

Impact:
Value returned for 10G/40G/100G interfaces may be incorrect.

Workaround:
Use OID sysInterfaceMediaActiveSpeed.


691338-1 : Using an iRule to change virtual servers prevents correct DAG detection for PBA and DNAT modes

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
When redirecting the traffic by using iRule 'virtual <virtual_server>' on a PBA or DNAT LSN pool associated virtual server, the system resets the connection and logs errors similar to the following:

err tmm2[19158]: 01670024:3: Unsupported DAG mode for LSN pool(/Common/session1_pool) mode PBA on interface _loopback
err tmm2[19158]: 01670024:3: Unsupported DAG mode for LSN pool(/Common/dnat_pool) mode DNAT on interface _loopback

This occurs because using an iRule to change virtual servers prevents correct DAG detection for PBA and DNAT modes.

Conditions:
-- LSN pool is configured in either PBA or DNAT mode.
-- An iRule redirects traffic to a different virtual server.

Impact:
Connections fail using this iRule.

Workaround:
To work around this issue, configure the lsn-pools with NAPT mode.


691287-2 : tmm crashes on iRule with pool command after string command

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
tmm crashes when a pool command immediately follows a string command in an iRule, for example:
when DNS_REQUEST {
    pool [string tolower "Test.com"]
}

Conditions:
Similar GTM iRule with pool command after string command.
when DNS_REQUEST {
    pool [string tolower "Test.com"]
}

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use a pool command immediately after a string command in an iRule.


691048-2 : Support DIAMETER Experimental-Result AVP response

Solution Article: K34553736

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When the Diameter server returns an answer message with an Experimental-Result AVP, but doesn't have Result-Code AVP inside, then the server side flow is aborted.

Conditions:
Diameter answer message doesn't have Result-Code AVP available, but with Experimental-Result AVP.

Impact:
The server side flow is aborted.

Workaround:
Use iRule to insert Result-Code AVP in all Diameter answer messages.


690890-2 : Running sod manually can cause issues/failover

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If multiple instances of the system failover daemon are executed, improper behavior results. The system failover daemon is run internally by the system service manager (bigstart). When accidentally or intentionally executing the command 'sod', the second running instance will disrupt the failover system.

Conditions:
Accidentally or intentionally executing the command 'sod'.

Impact:
System might failover, reboot, or perform other undesirable actions that result in traffic interruption.

Workaround:
Do not attempt to invoke the 'sod' daemon directly. There is no use case for executing 'sod' directly, it is managed by 'bigstart'.


690778-2 : Memory can leak if the STREAM::replace command is called more than once in the STREAM_MATCHED event in an iRule

Solution Article: K53531153

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Memory leak; the memory_usage_stat cur_allocs will increase each time the iRule is invoked.

Conditions:
This occurs when using an iRule that calls the STREAM::replace command more than once in the iRule's STREAM_MATCHED event.

Impact:
Memory leak; eventually the system will run out of memory and TMM will restart (causing a failover or outage). Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Change the way the iRule is written so that the STREAM::replace command is not called more than once in the iRule's STREAM_MATCHED event.


690699-1 : Fragmented SSL handshake messages cause Proxy SSL handshake to fail

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the BIG-IP system uses Proxy-SSL mode, and the virtual server receives a fragmented SSL handshake message, SSL handshake might fail.

Conditions:
1. BIG-IP (VIP) uses Proxy-SSL mode.

2. The BIG-IP system receives a fragmented SSL handshake message (this is especially common when the certificate message is larger than 16 KB, which requires it to be fragmented).

Impact:
If the system receives SSL Fragmented SSL handshake message, SSL handshake is rejected.

Workaround:
The only workaround is to trim down the list of acceptable client CAs advertised in the CertificateRequest message.(specifically, use client certificate chains that are smaller than 16 KB).


690166-2 : ZoneRunner create new stub zone when creating a SRV WIP with more subdomains

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Creating SRV wideip will result in stub zone creation even there are already matching zones.

Conditions:
Creating SRV wideip with three more layers than existing zone.

Impact:
Unnecessary stub zones created.


690116-2 : websso might crash when logging set to debug

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If the authentication type is HTTP headers and the log level is set to debug, an incorrect parameter gets printed, and if it happens to be NULL the websso daemon crashes.

Conditions:
-- Authentication type is HTTP headers.
-- Log level is debug for websso (the single-sign-on (SSO) functionality for Web access through the BIG-IP APM system).

Impact:
websso might crash.

Workaround:
Set log level to Informational.

Note: The data logged specifically for debug level is targeted toward developers, and is rarely useful in a production environment.


690091 : mod_timer list corruption followed by BUG_ON() in timer-based function, cascade()

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The kernel detects an inconsistency in timer data structures and panics, with a silent reboot shortly afterward.

Conditions:
No specific conditions are required to encounter this issue. This is a timing-related race condition.

Impact:
Silent reboot. On a VIPRION platform, loss of cluster mgmt IP address.

Workaround:
None.


690042-2 : Potential Tcl leak during iRule suspend operation

Solution Article: K43412307

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM's Tcl memory usage increases over time, and does not decrease. Memory leak of Tcl objects might cause TMM to core.

Conditions:
-- iRules are in use.
-- Some combination of nested proc calls and/or loops must go at least five levels deep.
-- Inside the nested calls, an iRule executes a suspend operation.

Impact:
Degraded performance. TMM out-of-memory crash. A failover or temporary outage might occur. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


689982-2 : FTP Protocol Security breaks FTP connection

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
FTP Protocol Security breaks FTP connection.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned
-- FTP profile (Local Traffic :: Profiles : Services : FTP) with 'Protocol Security' enabled is assigned to a virtual server.

Impact:
-- RST on transaction.
-- bd PLUGIN_TAG_ABORT messages in mpidump.

Workaround:
Create and use a custom "FTP Security Profile" instead of the system default one.

1. Navigate to Security :: Protocol Security : Security Profiles : FTP.
2. Create a custom FTP Security Profile alongside the system default named 'ftp_security'.
3. Navigate to Security :: Protocol Security : Profiles Assignment : FTP.
4. From the Assigned Security Profile drop-down menu, choose the newly created custom FTP Security Profile, instead of the pre-selected system default 'ftp_security'.


689577-2 : ospf6d may crash when processing specific LSAs

Solution Article: K45800333

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When OSPFv3 is configured and another router in the network performs a graceful restart, ospf6d may crash.

Conditions:
-- OSPFv3 in use.
-- Graceful restart initiated by another system.

Impact:
OSPFv3 routing will interrupted while the daemon restarts and the protocol re-converges.

Workaround:
Disabling graceful restart on other network systems will prevent ospf6d from crashing on the BIG-IP system. However, it will cause a routing interruption on a system that restarts.


689567-2 : Some WOM/AAM pages in the GUI are visible to users with iSeries platforms even when AAM cannot be provisioned

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Several pages in the Acceleration tab (e.g., Acceleration :: Quick Start : Symmetric Properties) display a warning message that directs you to provision AAM in order to access WOM utilities. These pages are visible even if it is impossible for you to provision AAM, which is confusing.

Conditions:
You have an iSeries platform with no AAM license.

Impact:
The impact is cosmetic only. The page is confusing because it suggests that AAM can be provisioned without the proper license (e.g., that WOM/AAM can be set up with only an LTM license), which it cannot. You can safely ignore the warning messages.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.


689491 : cpu usage reported as 'stolen' on vcmp guests with 1-core or htsplit disabled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
CPU usage stats are incorrect and system looks idle when it's actually busy

Conditions:
vcmp guests with 1-core or htsplit disabled

Impact:
CPU stats are incorrect and it might make it difficult to trouble shoot problems.


689449-2 : Some flows may remain indefinitely in memory with spdy/http2 and http fallback-host configured

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
As a result of a known issue, in some circumstances the system may experience an unconstrained TMM memory growth when a virtual server is configured for spdy/http2 and http with fallback-host.

Conditions:
- VIP configured with spdy/http2 and http with fallback-host.

Impact:
TMM may eventually enter aggressive sweeper mode where this memory will be released. In the process it is possible that some legitimate connections will killed.

Workaround:
No workaround at this time.


689375-2 : Unable configure 'Generic Alert' setting on SSL client/server profile through TMUI when 'Proxy SSL' is enabled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMUI hides several SSL client/server settings when 'Proxy SSL' is enabled, including the 'Generic Alert' setting, so you cannot set it.

Conditions:
Enable 'Proxy SSL' on SSL client/server profile in TMUI.

Impact:
TMUI hides many config settings, including 'Generic Alert'. You cannot modify 'Generic Alert' setting on SSL client/server profile using the GUI when 'Proxy SSL' is enabled.

Workaround:
Modify the same setting through TMSH modify client/server SSL profile command, as follows:

tmsh modify ltm profile client-ssl <profile_name> generic-alert disabled

tmsh modify ltm profile server-ssl <profile_name> generic-alert disabled


689361-2 : Overwrite configsync can change the status of a pool member from 'unchecked' to 'up' (gateway_icmp monitor)

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
It is possible for an overwrite-configsync to change an 'unchecked' monitor to 'up', when that unchecked monitor references a node that does not respond to ICMP requests. This may occur when a node does not respond to ICMP requests for exactly one of two paired devices, but a configuration change made to one device causes the 'up' status to be propagated to the 'unchecked' device.

Conditions:
Two pool members are monitored; and one references a node not responding to ICMP requests; and a gateway_icmp monitor is on both nodes; and an overwrite-configsync is initiated from a paired device, where the node does respond to ICMP requests from that paired device.

Impact:
The overwrite-configsync causes the 'unchecked' monitor to transition to 'up', when it should remain 'unchecked' for the device to which the node does not respond to ICMP requests.

Workaround:
Ensure network configuration such that a monitored node responds to ICMP requests from both (or neither) of each paired-device. Alternatively, initiate configuration changes only from the device to which the node will not respond to ICMP requests.


689343-1 : Diameter persistence entries with bi-directional flag created with 10 sec timeout

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Diameter persistence entries have timeout value less than 10 seconds, although the configured persistence timeout is 120 seconds

Conditions:
When Diameter custom persistence "DIAMETER::persist key 1" bi-directional iRule is used.

Impact:
The persist timeout is less than 10 seconds, thus subsequent requests will be dispatched to other pool member.

Workaround:
Don't use bi-directional persistence iRule. Use AVP persistence type with session-id as the persist key.


689211-1 : IPsec: IKEv1 forwards IPv4 packets incorrectly as IPv6 to daemon after version was { v1 v2 }

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If you accidentally change an ike-peer version to { v1 v2 } for both IKEv1 and IKEv2 support then IKEv1 does not work when version is changed to { v1 }. Note: This is not a recommended action.

Packets from a remote peer after this appear to arrive via IPv6 and will not match the IPv4 config of the actual peer, so tunnels cannot be established.

Conditions:
Transiently changing an ike-peer version to { v1 v2 } before fixing it with 'version replace-all-with { v1 }' to target IKEv1 alone.

Impact:
IKEv1 tunnels cannot be established when the remote peer initiates. (If the local peer initiates, negotiation may succeed anyway, until the SA is expired or deleted.) After this, tmm forwards packets to racoon improperly.

Workaround:
After changing version to v1 alone, issue the following command to have the config work correctly:
 bigstart restart


689089-2 : VIPRION cluster IP reverted to 'default' (192.168.1.246) following unexpected reboot

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The cluster configuration file can be lost or corrupted, resulting in the out-of-band cluster management IP reverting to the default value.

Conditions:
Unexpected system restart while the configuration file is being updated may cause the file to become corrupted. If this occurs, the following error will be logged during blade startup:

"err clusterd[8171]: 013a0027:3: Chassis has N slots, config file has 0, ignoring config file"

Where "N" is the number of physical slots in the chassis (2, 4, or 8).

Impact:
Management IP reverts to 192.168.1.246, resulting in loss of access to the chassis through the out-of-band management network.

Workaround:
If this occurs, the management IP can be restored using TMSH or the UI through an in-band self IP, or with TMSH through the management console port.


689002-2 : Stackoverflow when JSON is deeply nested

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When the returned JSON payload from iControl REST is very large and deeply nested, the JSON destruction could trigger stack overflow due to deep recursion. This will crash icrd_child.

Conditions:
Deeply nested JSON returned from iControl-REST.

Impact:
icrd_child process coredumps.

Workaround:
None.


688942-4 : ICAP: Chunk parser performs poorly with very large chunk

Solution Article: K82601533

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When an ICAP response contains a very large chunk (MB-GB), the BIG-IP system buffers the entire chunk and reevaluates the amount of data received as each new packet arrives.

Conditions:
ICAP server returns large payload entirely in a single chunk, or otherwise generates very large chunks (MB to GB range).

Impact:
The BIG-IP system uses memory to buffer the entire chunk. In extreme cases the parser can peg the CPU utilization at 100% as long as packets are arriving.

Workaround:
If possible, configure the ICAP server to chunk the response payload in mulitple normal sized chunks (up to a few tens of KB).


688841 : Configuration validation does not catch enabling DoS Application Security Behavioral DoS from Local Traffic Policy rule

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
You can create a DoS profile that enables Application Security Behavioral Detection and Mitigation and invoke that DoS profile from a Local Traffic Policy rule via the Enable L7DoS Action. However, the Application Security Behavioral Detection and Mitigation setting will be ignored. Only the default DoS profile attached directly to the Virtual Server can successfully enable Application Security Behavioral Detection and Mitigation.

Conditions:
-- DoS policy that enables Application Security Behavioral Detection and Mitigation.
-- Local Traffic policy rule that invokes that DoS policy.

Impact:
The system silently ignores attempts to enable DoS Application Security Behavioral Detection and Mitigation.

Workaround:
Enable DoS Application Security Behavioral Detection and Mitigation in a DoS profile attached directly to the Virtual Server.

Note: Although you can invoke any number of other DoS profiles via Local Traffic policy rules, they cannot successfully enable DoS Application Security Behavioral Detection and Mitigation.


688833-4 : Inconsistent XFF field in ASM log depending violation category

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Depending on the violation category, the xff ip field is reported as 'xff_ip' and sometimes as 'xff ip'.

Conditions:
Viewing the XFF results in ASM log.

Impact:
This might cause problems with the syslog filters configured on the remote loggers.

Workaround:
Put in the rules that the client is using both 'xff ip' and 'xff_ip'.


688813 : Some ASM tables can massively grow in size.

Solution Article: K23345645

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
/var/lib/mysql mount point gets full.

Conditions:
Many combinations of IP addresses, Device IDs (and other ASM dimensions) in traffic over very long period of time (potentially weeks/months).

Impact:
While other dimensions are being collapsed correctly, the Device ID field is not being collapsed causing the growth in size.
-- High disk usage.
-- Frequent need to clear AVR data.

Workaround:
Manually delete AVR mysql partitions located in /var/lib/mysql/AVR.


688744-2 : LTM Policy does not correctly handle multiple datagroups

Solution Article: K11793920

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Policy in use where the conditions reference two or more datagroups, but only the conditions that refer to the first datagroup have any effect.

Conditions:
LTM Policy where the conditions reference two or more datagroups.

Impact:
LTM Policy conditions do not check against second and subsequent datagroups, resulting in policy not working as intended.

Workaround:
Only mitigation is to refactor the policy so that it does not refer to more than one datagroup-based condition.


688629-2 : Deleting data-group in use by iRule does not trigger validation error

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
iRule aborts due to failed commands, causing connflow aborts.

Conditions:
-- Delete a data group.
-- iRule uses that data-group on a virtual server

Impact:
In use data-group can be deleted without error. iRule aborts leading to connflow aborts.

Workaround:
Don't delete data-groups in use by an iRule.


688571-1 : Untrusted cert might be accepted by the server-ssl even though when 'untrusted-cert-response-control drop' is configured in the server-ssl profile.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If the server-ssl profile is configured with 'untrusted-cert-response-control drop', and the system receives the certificate from the backend server which is not trusted by current BIG-IP system, the expected behavior is that the system should end the connection.

But the current server-side behavior is that the system still accepts the untrusted certificate and establishes the SSL connection with backend server.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IP system receives a certificate from the backend server that is not trusted by the BIG-IP system.

-- Configure the 'untrusted-cert-response-control drop' in the server-ssl profile.

-- The corresponding server-ssl is configured at the virtual server.

Impact:
Virtual server might communicate with the backend server that sends the untrusted certificate to the BIG-IP system. Untrusted cert could still be accepted by the server-ssl virtual server even though 'untrusted-cert-response-control drop' is configured in the server-ssl profile.

Workaround:
None.


688570-4 : BIG-IP occasionally sends MP_FASTCLOSE after an MPTCP connection close completes

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After an MPTCP connection closes properly, the BIG-IP will occasionally start sending MP_FASTCLOSE.

Conditions:
An MPTCP connection is closed.

Impact:
The MPTCP connection on the remote device is closed, but the connection on the BIG-IP remains open until the fastclose retransmission times out.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


688557-2 : Tmsh help for ltm sasp monitor incorrectly lists default mode as 'pull'

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The description of the 'mode' parameter shown by tmsh help for the ltm sasp monitor indicates that the default value for the 'mode' parameter is 'pull' (where the load balancer sends Get Weight Requests to the GWM).
As of BIG-IP v13.0.0 and v12.1.2-hf1, the default value for the 'mode' parameter is actually 'push' (where the load balancer receives Send Weights from the GWM).
This is a change from prior versions of BIG-IP, where the default value for the 'mode' parameter was 'pull'.

Conditions:
The incorrect description appears when issuing the 'tmsh help ltm monitor sasp' command on BIG-IP v13.0.0, v12.1.2-hf1, and later.

Impact:
Incorrect information about the default value for the 'mode' parameter for the ltm sasp monitor.

Workaround:
The default value for the 'mode' parameter is actually 'push' (where the load balancer receives Send Weights from the GWM).


688553-2 : SASP GWM monitor may not mark member UP as expected

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Pool members monitored by the SASP monitor may be incorrectly marked DOWN when they should be marked UP.

Conditions:
This may occur on affected BIG-IP versions when using the SASP monitor targeting a Load Balancing Advisor GWM (Global Workload Manager).

This is more likely to occur if pool members monitored by the SASP monitor are also monitored by an additional monitor which has marked the members DOWN, or if one or more pool members monitored by the SASP monitor have been manually marked down (state user-down via tmsh, or Disabled in the GUI).

This is not expected to occur with non-affected BIG-IP versions or when using the SASP monitor targeting a Lifeline GWM (Global Workload Manager).

Impact:
Traffic handled by pool members monitored by the SASP monitor may be disrupted.

Workaround:
Removing the SASP monitor from the pool or pool member configuration then re-adding the SASP monitor may reset the pool member status to the correct state.


688406-2 : HA-Group Score showing 0

Solution Article: K14513346

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The 'show sys ha-group' command incorrectly displays a "0" for the total score even if the pools/trunks/clusters components have non-zero scores.

Conditions:
If the sys ha-group object is not currently assigned to any traffic-group.

Impact:
The total score is not calculated. An incorrect score value is displayed.

Workaround:
Refer to the component Score Contributions displayed using the following command: show sys ha-group detail.


688335-4 : big3d may restart in a loop on secondary blades of a chassis system

Solution Article: K00502202

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
After big3d_install is run against a target system, and this target system is a multi-blade chassis, the big3d utility may begin restarting in a loop on all secondary blades of the target system. The primary blade is not affected, where big3d continues to run stable.

Conditions:
The following conditions are required to encounter this issue:

-- The big3d_install utility is used against a target system.
-- The target system is a multi-blade chassis.
-- The big3d_install utility picks the iQuery installation method (and not the SSH one).
-- The big3d_install utility incorrectly determines that the local version of the big3d utility should be copied to the remote system.

Impact:
big3d does not typically do anything on secondary blades, so this issue should have no immediate material impact.

However, should the cluster elect a new primary blade, and should big3d still be restarting on that blade, this could cause iQuery communication failures between that system and remote BIG-IP systems.

Workaround:
To stop secondary blades from restarting, manually restart big3d on the primary blade using the following command:
 bigstart restart big3d

To prevent this issue from happening, you can run the big3d_install by specifying that the SSH installation method be used using the following command:
 big3d_install -use_ssh <target IP>


688266-4 : big3d and big3d_install use different logics to determine which version of big3d is newer

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The big3d_install utility includes logic to determine whether the local system should copy its version of the big3d daemon to the remote system specified by the user.

This logic is incorrect and may result in the local copy of the big3d daemon being unnecessarily copied to the remote system or not copied when actually necessary.

Conditions:
A user runs the big3d_install utility.

Impact:
If the local big3d daemon was unnecessarily copied over to the remote system, there is no tangible impact (other than the fact big3d restarts on the remote system, which is expected). Eventually, the remote system restores and uses its version of the big3d daemon.

If the local big3d daemon was not copied over when it should have been, then the remote system may continue to run an older version of the big3d daemon, which may impede iQuery communication.

Workaround:
If the local big3d daemon was unnecessarily copied over to the remote system, you do not need to perform any remedial action. The remote system will automatically resolve this situation by restoring the intended (i.e., newer) big3d version.

If the local big3d daemon was not copied over when it should have been, you can invoke the big3d_install utility using the -f argument, which forces an install of the big3d daemon regardless of the local and remote versions.


688177 : Local user with Administrator role may be changed to Guest role after BIG-IP software upgrade

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Following a BIG-IP software upgrade (for example, from version 11.5.4 to version 11.6.1), local users with Administrator role may be changed to Guest role.

Conditions:
The BIG-IP configuration includes one or more local accounts with Administrator role (other than the 'admin' user).

Please note that this issue does not occur on every upgrade, but has roughly a 10% probability of occurring.

Impact:
Administrator users other than 'admin' have no access after the upgrade.

The 'admin' user has to change the role of affected users from Guest back to Administrator after the upgrade.

Workaround:
The 'admin' user has to change the role of affected users from Guest back to Administrator after the upgrade.


688148-2 : IKEv1 racoon daemon SEGV during phase-two SA list iteration

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The wrong list linkage is iterated when phase-two SAs are deleted.

Conditions:
Deleting phase-two SAs, either manually or in response to notifications.

Impact:
IKEv1 tunnel outage until the racoon daemon restarts.

Workaround:
None.


688046-1 : Change condition and expression for Protocol Lookup agent expression builder

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Protocol lookup agent shows the incorrect condition and expression in the expression builder when included in the per-request policy.

Conditions:
This occurs when the protocol lookup agent is used in the expression builder for branching.

Impact:
Cannot follow successful branch in per-request policy.

Workaround:
To work around this issue:
1. Include Protocol lookup agent in the expression builder.
2. Click the 'change' link right next to the existing expression.
3. Go to the Advanced tab and change the expression to one of the following (depending on whether you are using HTTPS or HTTP):
-- "expr { [mcget {perflow.protocol_lookup.result}] == "https" }"
-- "expr { [mcget {perflow.protocol_lookup.result}] == "http" }"
4. Click Finished.


687937-2 : RDP URIs generated by APM Webtop are not properly encoded

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
RDP URIs used to launch Native RDP resources form APM Webtop on Android/iOS/Mac are not properly encoded. As a result, RDP client might misinterpret the URI, in cases in which some RDP parameter contains the ampersand ( & ) symbol.

Conditions:
Native RDP resource is launched via RDP URI from APM Webtop.

One of RDP parameters contains symbol that should be URI encoded, e.g., '&'.

Impact:
RDP client misinterprets URI, which may result in failure to open RDP resource.

Workaround:
None.


687807-2 : The presence of a file with the suffix ".crt.csr" in folder /config/ssl/ssl.csr/ causes a GUI exception

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When there is a file named *.crt.csr in folder /config/ssl/ssl.csr/, the webgui will get an exception on page: System ›› Device Certificates : Device Certificate ›› Device Certificate

A message, "An error has occurred while trying to process your request." appears.

Conditions:
The presence of a file with the suffix ".crt.csr" in folder /config/ssl/ssl.csr/

Impact:
the webgui will get an exception on page: System ›› Device Certificates : Device Certificate ›› Device Certificate

A message, "An error has occurred while trying to process your request." appears.

Workaround:
rename the csr file suffix from ".crt.csr" to ".csr"


687659 : A SAML IdP connector causes a sync failure when created

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A SAML IdP connector causes a sync failure when created.

Conditions:
SAML IdP connector contains an embedded certificate.

Impact:
Sync fails.

Workaround:
Force a full load sync immediately after.


687617-2 : DHCP request-options when set to "none" are reset to defaults when loading the config.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Config load resets the request-option in "tmsh sys management-dhcp" to its default value when they are set to "none" in configuration.

Conditions:
- A config load in which request-option in "tmsh sys management-dhcp" is set to "none".

Impact: