Release Notes : APM Client 7.2.1.2

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BIG-IP APM

  • 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0
Release Notes

Summary:

BIG-IP Edge Client establishes secure communications to applications and networks. It provides users with full access to IP-based applications, resources, and intranet files as if they were physically working on the office network.

The Edge Client version 7.2.1.2 is now available on downloads.f5.com.

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Features and enhancements

There are no features or enhancements in this release.

Fixes

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

ID Number Description
522555-1 Previously, there were no Network Access settings on the APM to enable/disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on Windows NA adapters used for VPN tunnels. Administrators can now use the APM Variable Assign agent to enable/disable NetBIOS as per their preference. By default, NetBIOS is enabled.

To disable NetBIOS, add the following entries to the Variable Assign agent in your policy:

  • Custom variable:

    config.connectivity_resource_network_access./Common/<NA_RESOURCE_NAME>.client.IPv6LAN

    <network access resource name> is the name of the network access resource.

  • Custom expression:

    "return {</IPv6LAN><enableNetBios0>0</enableNetBios0><IPv6LAN>}"

To enable NetBIOS, add the following entries to the Variable Assign agent in your policy:

  • Custom variable:

    config.connectivity_resource_network_access./Common/<NA_RESOURCE_NAME>.client.IPv6LAN

    <network access resource name> is the name of the network access resource.

  • Custom expression:

    "return {</IPv6LAN><enableNetBios0>1</enableNetBios0><IPv6LAN>}"

864441-3 This release upgrades OpenSSL to 1.0.2u to integrate the following OpenSSL vulnerability fixes:
928657-1 Fixed the issue where the Edge Client for macOS could not connect to the VPN when the system monitoring applications were running on the system.
942953-4 Fixed the issue on Windows 10, where the user could not type credentials in the Edge Client window. This occurred because when the user pressed the Ctrl key, the client went into press lock mode and did not allow to type the credentials. With this release, skip logic was updated, and this issue is now fixed.
965325-1 Previously, on Windows, when you configured Network Access with DTLS and connected to the VPN using Edge Client, the DTLS performance degraded. This issue had been fixed, and now the DTLS performance is not impacted.
979877-3 The EDITPARTYNAME comparison had been modified for the OpenSSL vulnerability CVE-2020-1971.
981789-1

Fixed the issue where Edge Client and browser stored credentials in plaintext even after the client has disconnected from the VPN.

With this fix, when using SAML authentication, the Edge Client displays an additional certificate selection dialog in the following scenarios:

  • When the IdP is in the trusted servers list and a single user certificate is installed.
  • When the access policy is configured with On-Demand Cert Auth and a single user certificate is installed.
  • When Single Logout is enabled, and if the IdP is not on the trusted list or two or more user certificates are installed, Edge Client displays an additional certificate selection prompt on the disconnect action.
984613-3 Fixed the issue where the Edge Client installer did not follow best practices when installing and upgrading VPN components.
992885-1 Fixed the issue where the DNS queries failed, and the DNS Relay Proxy service caused the following error in the logs:

DNS_RR::read, Bad RRDATA

999317-1 Previously, when the Edge Client was launched as an administrator, running a diagnostics report did not follow best practices. This issue has been fixed.

Known issues

There are no known issues in this release.

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