Supplemental Document : BIG-IP 13.1.3 Fixes and Known Issues

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BIG-IP Release Information

Version: 13.1.3
Build: 6.0

Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.5 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.4 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.3 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.2 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.1 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.8 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.7 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.6 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.5 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.4 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.3 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.2 that are included in this release
Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.1 that are included in this release
Known Issues in BIG-IP v13.1.x

Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
771873-3 CVE-2019-6642 K40378764 TMSH Hardening
757023-4 CVE-2018-5743 K74009656 BIND vulnerability CVE-2018-5743
715923-1 CVE-2018-15317 K43625118 When processing TLS traffic TMM may terminate connections unexpectedly
794413-4 CVE-2019-6471 K10092301 BIND vulnerability CVE-2019-6471
796469-9 CVE-2019-6649 K05123525 ConfigSync Hardening
797885-10 CVE-2019-6649 K05123525 ConfigSync Hardening
799589-8 CVE-2019-6649 K05123525 ConfigSync Hardening
799617-8 CVE-2019-6649 K05123525 ConfigSync Hardening
807477-3 CVE-2019-6650 K04280042 ConfigSync Hardening
810557-4 CVE-2019-6649 K05123525 ASM ConfigSync Hardening
809377-4 CVE-2019-6649 K05123525 AFM ConfigSync Hardening


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
749704-3 4-Minor   GTPv2 Serving-Network field with mixed MNC digits


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
774445-3 1-Blocking K74921042 BIG-IP VE does not pass traffic on ESXi 6.7 Update 2
769809-2 2-Critical   vCMP guests 'INOPERATIVE' after upgrade
760408-1 2-Critical K23438711 System Integrity Status: Invalid after BIOS update
757722-1 2-Critical   Unknown notify message types unsupported in IKEv2
757455-1 2-Critical   Excessive resource consumption when processing REST requests
756402-1 2-Critical   Re-transmitted IPsec packets can have garbled contents
756071-1 2-Critical   MCPD crash
753650 2-Critical   The BIG-IP system reports frequent kernel page allocation failures.
748205-1 2-Critical   SSD bay identification incorrect for RAID drive replacement
734539-3 2-Critical   The IKEv1 racoon daemon can crash on multiple INVALID-SPI payloads
708968-2 2-Critical   OSPFv3 failure to create a route entry for IPv4-Mapped IPv6 Address
671741-3 2-Critical   LCD on iSeries devices can lock at red 'loading' screen.
648270-3 2-Critical   mcpd can crash if viewing a fast-growing log file through the GUI
756153-2 3-Major   Add diskmonitor support for MySQL /var/lib/mysql
749785-1 3-Major   nsm can become unresponsive when processing recursive routes
746266-1 3-Major   Vcmp guest vlan mac mismatch across blades.
739971-2 3-Major   Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2018-5391
735565-1 3-Major   BGP neighbor peer-group config element not persisting
723553-1 3-Major   BIG-IP installations on RAID systems (old style) may not boot
720610 3-Major   Updatecheck logs bogus 'Update Server unavailable' on every run
716166-4 3-Major   Dynamic routing not added when conflicting self IPs exist
709544-2 3-Major   VCMP guests in HA configuration become Active/Active during upgrade
705037-2 3-Major   System may exhibit duplicate if_index, which in some cases lead to nsm daemon restart
702310-1 3-Major   The ':l' and ':h' options are not available on the tmm interface in tcpdump
693388-2 3-Major   Log additional HSB registers when device becomes unresponsive
667618-1 3-Major   Hardware SYN Cookies may not deactivate after the SYN attack ends and valid TCP traffic starts
620954-5 3-Major   Rare problem in pam_tally; message: PAM Couldn't lock /var/log/pam/tallylog : Resource temporarily unavailable
721526-2 4-Minor   tcpdump fails to write verbose packet data to file
691171-1 4-Minor   static and dynamically learned blackhole route from ZebOS cannot be deleted


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
759968 1-Blocking   Distinct vCMP guests are able to cluster with each other.
767653-2 2-Critical   Malformed HTTP request can result in endless loop in an iRule script
757441-2 2-Critical   Specific sequence of packets causes Fast Open to be effectively disabled
757391-3 2-Critical   Datagroup iRule command class can lead to memory corruption
756450-2 2-Critical   Traffic using route entry that's more specific than existing blackhole route can cause core
755585-3 2-Critical   mcpd can restart on secondary blades if a policy is created, published, and attached to a vs in a single transaction
754103-2 2-Critical   iRulesLX NodeJS daemon does not follow best security practices
746710-2 2-Critical   Use of HTTP::cookie after HTTP:disable causes TMM core
742184-1 2-Critical   TMM memory leak
726393-4 2-Critical   DHCPRELAY6 can lead to a tmm crash
724214-3 2-Critical   TMM core when using Multipath TCP
667779-1 2-Critical   iRule commands may cause the TMM to crash in very rare situations.
794493 3-Major   Cannot modify chain certificate in parent profile via iApp
790205-2 3-Major   Adding a more-specific route to a child route domain that overrides the default route in the default route domain can cause TMM to core
760771-3 3-Major   FastL4-steered traffic might cause SSL resume handshake delay
760550-3 3-Major   Retransmitted TCP packet has FIN bit set
757442-1 3-Major   A missed SYN cookie check causes crash at the standby TMM in HA mirroring system
756538-1 3-Major   Failure to open data channel for active FTP connections mirrored across an HA pair.
754349 3-Major   FTP connections to virtual server drop when both sides of data channel are offloaded via FastL4
753594-3 3-Major   In-TMM monitors may have duplicate instances or stop monitoring
753514-1 3-Major   Large configurations containing LTM Policies load slowly
749414-2 3-Major   Invalid monitor rule instance identifier error
746922-4 3-Major   When there is more than one route domain in a parent-child relationship, outdated routing entry selected from the parent route domain may not be invalidated on routing table changes in child route domain.
726001-1 3-Major   Rapid datagroup updates can cause type corruption
720219 3-Major K13109068 HSL::log command can fail to pick new pool member if last picked member is 'checking'
719304-2 3-Major   Inconsistent node ICMP monitor operation for IPv6 nodes
712919-1 3-Major   Removing an iRule from a Virtual Server may prevent executing other iRules on the same Virtual Server.
705112-2 3-Major   DHCP server flows are not re-established after expiration
675367-2 3-Major K95393925 The IMAP and POP3 monitors might fail if the mail server supports GSSAPI authentication
604811-2 3-Major   Under certain conditions TMM may crash while processing OneConnect traffic
273104-1 3-Major   Modulate tcp_now on a per-tuple basis to hide uptime in tcp timestamps


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
759721-4 3-Major   DNS GUI does not follow best practices
754901-3 3-Major   Frequent zone update notifications may cause TMM to restart
750213-2 3-Major K25351434 DNS FPGA Hardware-accelerated Cache can improperly respond to DNS queries that contain EDNS OPT Records.
744937-3 3-Major K00724442 Make authenticated-denial-of-existence NSEC3 RR Types Bitmap reflect available Resource Records
672491-5 3-Major K10990182 net resolver uses internal IP as source if matching wildcard forwarding virtual server
726412-2 4-Minor   Virtual server drop down missing objects on pool creation


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
781637-4 3-Major   ASM brute force counts unnecessary failed logins for NTLM
781605-1 3-Major   Fix RFC issue with the multipart parser
781069-4 3-Major   Bot Defense challenge blocks requests with long Referer headers
773553-4 3-Major   ASM JSON parser false positive.
769981-3 3-Major   bd crashes in a specific scenario
764373-1 3-Major   'Modified domain cookie' violation with multiple enforced domain cookies with different paths
763001-2 3-Major   Web-socket enforcement might lead to a false negative
761941-3 3-Major   ASM does not remove CSRT token query parameter before forwarding a request to the backend server
761231-4 3-Major   Bot Defense Search Engines getting blocked after configuring DNS correctly
739900-1 3-Major   All Policies are created with 3 new Signature Sets After Creation of a Policy using Application Ready Templates
713051 3-Major   PB generates a suggestion to add a disallowed filtetype with empty name.
686763-1 3-Major   asm_start is consuming too much memory
686500-1 3-Major   Adding user defined signature on device with many policies is very slow
675673-1 3-Major   Policy history files should be limited by settings in a configuration file.
768761-4 4-Minor   Improved accept action description for suggestions to disable signature/enable metacharacter in policy
761553-4 4-Minor   Text for analyzed requests improved for suggestions that were created as result of absence of violations in traffic
761549-4 4-Minor   Traffic Learning: Accept and Stage action is shown only in case entity is not in staging
750689-1 4-Minor   Request Log: Accept Request button available when not needed
749184-4 4-Minor   Added description of subviolation for the suggestions that enabled/disabled them
747560-3 4-Minor   ASM REST: Unable to download Whitehat vulnerabilities
695878-4 4-Minor   Signature enforcement issue on specific requests
613728-2 4-Minor   Import/Activate Security policy with 'Replace policy associated with virtual server' option fails
769061-4 5-Cosmetic   Improved details for learning suggestions to enable violation/sub-violation


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
753485-2 2-Critical   AVR global settings are being overridden by HA peers
771025-2 3-Major   AVR send domain names as an aggregate
688544-1 3-Major   SWG reports on BIG-IQ show same series as 'Allowed' and 'Blocked' at the same time


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
760130-1 2-Critical   [APM] Memory leak when PingAccess encounters error after sending traffic data to PingAccess SDK
745600-3 2-Critical   Removal of timer object from tmm timer-ring when a tcl context is released.
741535-1 2-Critical   Memory leak when using SAML or Form-based Client-initiated SSO
723402-2 2-Critical   Apmd crashes running command: tmsh restart sys service all
686282-2 2-Critical   APMD intermittently crash when processing access policies
783817-4 3-Major   UI becomes unresponsive when accessing Access active session information
775621-4 3-Major   urldb memory grows past the expected ~3.5GB
765621-1 3-Major   POST request being rejected when using OAuth Resource Server mode
760974-1 3-Major   TMM SIGABRT while evaluating access policy
759638-1 3-Major   APM current active and established session counts out of sync after failover
754542-4 3-Major   TMM may crash when using RADIUS Accounting agent
750823-3 3-Major   Potential memory leaks in TMM when Access::policy evaluate command failed to send the request to APMD
750631-1 3-Major   There may be a latency between session termination and deletion of its associated IP address mapping
750170-1 3-Major   SP Connector config changes causes BIG-IP tmm core sometimes during handling of SAML SLO request
749161-1 3-Major   Problem sync policy contains non-ASCII characters
747725-2 3-Major   Kerberos Auth agent may override settings that manually made to krb5.conf
744532-2 3-Major   Websso fails to decrypt secured session variables
600985-3 3-Major   Network access tunnel data stalls
770621-1 4-Minor   [Portal Access] HTTP 308 redirect does not get rewritten
737603-1 4-Minor   Apmd leaks memory when executing per-session policy via iRule


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
759077-4 3-Major   MRF SIP filter queue sizes not configurable
758065-2 3-Major   TMM may consume excessive resources while processing FIX traffic
748253-3 3-Major   Race condition between clustered DIAMETER devices can cause the standby to disconnect its mirror connection
745628-3 3-Major   MRF SIP ALG with SNAT does not translate media addresses in SDP after NOTIFY message
745514-3 3-Major   MRF SIP ALG with SNAT does not translate media addresses in SDP after SUBSCRIBE message
745404-2 3-Major   MRF SIP ALG does not reparse SDP payload if replaced
701680-2 3-Major   MBLB rate-limited virtual server periodically stops sending packets to the server for a few seconds
747909-3 4-Minor   GTPv2 MEI and Serving-Network fields decoded incorrectly


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
763121-1 2-Critical   Utilizing the AFM Packet Tester tool while a TCP Half Open attack is underway can crash TMM.
757359-3 2-Critical   pccd crashes when deleting a nested Address List
752363 2-Critical   Internally forwarded flows can get dropped with AFM L4 BDoS feature enabled
777733-1 3-Major   DoS profile default values cause config load failure on upgrade
771173-1 3-Major   FastL4 profile syn-cookie-enable attribute is not being rolled forward correctly.
757306-2 3-Major   SNMP MIBS for AFM NAT do not yet exist


Policy Enforcement Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
740228-1 2-Critical   TMM crash while sending a DHCP Lease Query to a DHCP server
726665-2 2-Critical   tmm core dump due to SEGFAULT
760438-1 3-Major   PEM iRule to set policy in rigorous loop may crash tmm due to rare timing conditions
759192-1 3-Major   TMM core during display of PEM session under some specific conditions
756311-1 3-Major   High CPU during erroneous deletion
753163-2 3-Major   PEM does not initiate connection request with PCRF/OCS if failover occurs after 26 days


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
775013-4 3-Major   TIME EXCEEDED alert has insufficient data for analysis


Traffic Classification Engine Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
752803-2 2-Critical   CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED running reject can lead to a tmm core



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.5 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
757025-3 CVE-2018-5744 K00040234 BIND Update
754944-3 CVE-2019-6626 K00432398 AVR reporting UI does not follow best practices
754345-3 CVE-2019-6625 K79902360 WebUI does not follow best security practices
753776-1 CVE-2019-6624 K07127032 TMM may consume excessive resources when processing UDP traffic
749879-4 CVE-2019-6611 K47527163 Possible interruption while processing VPN traffic
748502-3 CVE-2019-6623 K72335002 TMM may crash when processing iSession traffic
737731-2 CVE-2019-6622 K44885536 iControl REST input sanitization
737574-2 CVE-2019-6621 K20541896 iControl REST input sanitization
737565-2 CVE-2019-6620 K20445457 iControl REST input sanitization
726327-2 CVE-2018-12120 K37111863 NodeJS debugger accepts connections from any host
757027-3 CVE-2019-6465 K01713115 BIND Update
753796-2 CVE-2019-6640 K40443301 SNMP does not follow best security practices
750460-3 CVE-2019-6639 K61002104 Subscriber management configuration GUI
750187-3 CVE-2019-6637 K29149494 ASM REST may consume excessive resources
745713-1 CVE-2019-6619 K94563344 TMM may crash when processing HTTP/2 traffic
745371-2 CVE-2019-6636 K68151373 AFM GUI does not follow best security practices
745257-3 CVE-2018-14634 K20934447 Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2018-14634
745165-3 CVE-2019-6617 K38941195 Users without Advanced Shell Access are not allowed SFTP access
742226-2 CVE-2019-6635 K11330536 TMSH platform_check utility does not follow best security practices
710857-2 CVE-2019-6634 K64855220 iControl requests may cause excessive resource usage
703835-2 CVE-2019-6616 K82814400 When using SCP into BIG-IP systems, you must specify the target filename
702472-3 CVE-2019-6615 K87659521 Appliance Mode Security Hardening
702469-3 CVE-2019-6633 K73522927 Appliance mode hardening in scp
673842-4 CVE-2019-6632 K01413496 vCMP does not follow best security practices


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
745387-3 3-Major   Resource-admin user roles can no longer get bash access
698376-3 3-Major   Non-admin users have limited bash commands and can only write to certain directories


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
752835-3 2-Critical   Mitigate mcpd out of memory error with auto-sync enabled.
750586-1 2-Critical   HSL may incorrectly handle pending TCP connections with elongated handshake time.
707013 2-Critical   vCMP host secondary member's cluster.conf file may replaced by that of vCMP guest
699515-1 2-Critical   nsm cores during update of nexthop for ECMP recursive route
621260-4 2-Critical   mcpd core on iControl REST reference to non-existing pool
760222-5 3-Major   SCP fails unexpected when FIPS mode is enabled
757414 3-Major   GUI Network Map slow page load with large configuration
757026-3 3-Major   BIND Update
756088-1 3-Major   The BIG-IP might respond incorrectly to ICMP echo requests or incorrectly add/remove dynamic routes to a virtual-address
754567 3-Major   Child clientSSL profile's inherit-certkeychain can be unexpectedly set to false after updating the certificate file
751011-1 3-Major   ihealth.sh script and qkview locking mechanism not working
750447-1 3-Major   GUI VLAN list page loading slowly with 50 records per screen
750318-1 3-Major   HTTPS monitor does not appear to be using cert from server-ssl profile
748187-2 3-Major   'Transaction Not Found' Error on PATCH after Transaction has been Created
740345-1 3-Major   TMM core files seen on standby device after failover, when connection mirroring, session mirroring and OCSP stapling are enabled.
725791-4 3-Major   Potential HW/HSB issue detected
723794-3 3-Major   PTI (Meltdown) mitigation should be disabled on AMD-based platforms
722380-2 3-Major   The BIG-IP system reboots while TMM is still writing a core file, thus producing a truncated core.
721805 3-Major   Traffic Policy edit to datagroup errors on adding ASM disable action
720819-2 3-Major   Certain platforms may take longer than expected to detect and recover from HSB lock-ups
720269-2 3-Major   TACACS audit logging may append garbage characters to the end of log strings
714626-2 3-Major K30491022 When licensing through a proxy, setting the db variables for proxy.host, proxy.port, etc., has no effect.
701898-1 3-Major   Certain virtual address route-advertisement settings break upgrades from 13.0.0 hotfix rollups
681009-1 3-Major   Large configurations can cause memory exhaustion during live-install
581921-3 3-Major K22327083 Required files under /etc/ssh are not moved during a UCS restore
697766-1 4-Minor   Cisco IOS XR ISIS routers may report 'Authentication TLV not found'
687368-1 4-Minor   The Configuration utility may calculate and display an incorrect HA Group Score
686111-1 4-Minor K89363245 Searching and Reseting Audit Logs not working as expected


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
753975 2-Critical   TMM may crash while processing HTTP traffic with AAM
753912 2-Critical K44385170 UDP flows may not be swept
752930-1 2-Critical   Changing route-domain on partitions leads to Secondary blade reboot loop and virtual servers left in unusual state
745533-4 2-Critical   NodeJS Vulnerability: CVE-2016-5325
680564-1 2-Critical   "MCP Message:" seen on boot up with Best License
756270-2 3-Major   SSL profile: CRL signature verification does not check for multiple certificates with the same name as the issuer in the trusted CA bundle
750843-1 3-Major   HTTP data re-ordering when receiving data while iRule parked
750200-1 3-Major   DHCP requests are not sent to all DHCP servers in the pool when the BIG-IP system is in DHCP Relay mode
749689-1 3-Major   HTTPS monitor sends different number of cipher suites in client hello after config load and bigd restart
747968-2 3-Major   DNS64 stats not increasing when requests go through DNS cache resolver
747617-1 3-Major   TMM core when processing invalid timer
742078-2 3-Major   Incoming SYNs are dropped and the connection does not time out.
738523-2 3-Major   SMTP monitor fails to handle multi-line '250' responses to 'HELO' messages
727292-1 3-Major   SSL in proxy shutdown case does not deliver server TCP FIN
712664-2 3-Major   IPv6 NS dropped for hosts on transparent vlangroup with address equal to ARP disabled virtual-address
710564 3-Major   DNS returns an erroneous invalidate response with EDNS0 CSUBNET Scope Netmask !=0
709952-1 3-Major   Disallow DHCP relay traffic to traverse between route domains
699979-2 3-Major   Support for Safenet Client Software v7.x
698437-1 3-Major   Internal capacity increase
688553-3 3-Major   SASP GWM monitor may not mark member UP as expected
599567-3 3-Major   APM assumes SNAT automap, does not use SNAT pool
746077-1 4-Minor   If the 'giaddr' field contains a non-zero value, the 'giaddr' field must not be modified
664618-1 4-Minor   Protocol Security HTTP Protocol Check Maximum Number of Headers 'Alarm' mode results in 'Block'
658382-2 5-Cosmetic   Large numbers of ERR_UNKNOWN appearing in the logs


Performance Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
735832-1 2-Critical   RAM Cache traffic fails on B2150


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
756774-4 2-Critical   Aborted DNS queries to a cache may cause a TMM crash
756094-3 2-Critical   DNS express in restart loop, 'Error writing scratch database' in ltm log
749508-3 3-Major   LDNS and DNSSEC: Various OOM conditions need to be handled properly
749222-3 3-Major   dname compression offset overflow causes bad compression pointer
748902-7 3-Major   Incorrect handling of memory allocations while processing DNSSEC queries
746877-3 3-Major   Omitted check for success of memory allocation for DNSSEC resource record
737332-3 3-Major   It is possible for DNSX to serve partial zone information for a short period of time
748177-3 4-Minor   Multiple wildcards not matched to most specific WideIP when two wildcard WideIPs differ on a '?' and a non-wildcard character


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
759360 2-Critical   Apply Policy fails due to policy corruption from previously enforced signature
758961 2-Critical K58243048 During brute force attack, the attempted passwords may be logged
723790-1 2-Critical   Idle asm_config_server handlers consumes a lot of memory
760878-2 3-Major   Incorrect enforcement of explicit global parameters
755005-3 3-Major   Request Log: wrong titles in details for Illegal Request Length and Illegal Query String Length violations
754365-3 3-Major   Updated flags for countries that changed their flags since 2010
751710-2 3-Major   False positive cookie hijacking violation
749109-1 3-Major   CSRF situation on BIGIP-ASM GUI
746146-2 3-Major   AVRD can crash with core when disconnecting/reconnecting on HTTPS connection
739945-2 3-Major   JavaScript challenge on POST with 307 breaks application
738647-2 3-Major   Add the login detection criteria of 'status code is not X'
721399-2 3-Major   Signature Set cannot be modified to Accuracy = 'All' after another value
717525-1 3-Major   Behavior for classification in manual learning mode
691945-1 3-Major   Security Policy Configuration Changes When Disabling Learning
761921-3 4-Minor   avrd high CPU utilization due to perpetual connection attempts
758336-1 4-Minor   Incorrect recommendation in Online Help of Proactive Bot Defense


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
763349-1 2-Critical   AVRD can crash with core when HTTPS connection to BIG-IQ DCD node times out
756205-3 2-Critical   TMSTAT offbox statistics are not continuous
764665-1 3-Major   AVRD core when connected to BIG-IQ via HTTPS at the moment of configuration change
763005-2 3-Major   Aggregated Domain Names in DNS statistics are shown as random domain name
760356-4 3-Major   Users with Application Security Administrator role cannot delete Scheduled Reports
753446-1 3-Major   avrd process crash during shutdown if connected to BIG-IQ
738614-2 3-Major   'Internal error' appears on Goodput GUI page
738197-2 3-Major   IP address from XFF header is not taken into account when there are trailing spaces after IP address
737863-1 3-Major   Advanced Filters for Captured Transactions not working on Multi-Blade Platforms
718655 3-Major   DNS profile measurement unit name is incorrect.
700322-2 3-Major   Upgrade may fail on a multi blade system when there are scheduled reports in configuration
754330-1 4-Minor   Monpd might load many CSV files such that stats for AVR are not loaded to the database as quickly as expected


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
752592-2 2-Critical   VMware Horizon PCoIP clients may fail to connect shortly after logout
704587-2 2-Critical   Authentication with UTF-8 chars in password or handling of IP addresses fail due to byte-array processing in iRules
660826-3 2-Critical   BIG-IQ Deployment fails with customization-templates
758764-4 3-Major   APMD Core when CRLDP Auth fails to download revoked certificate
757992-1 3-Major   RADIUS Acct STOP message is not being sent when configured with route domain for HA Pool setup
757781-1 3-Major   Portal Access: cookie exchange may be broken sometimes
755507-3 3-Major   [App Tunnel] 'URI sanitization' error
755475-3 3-Major   Corrupted customization group on target after updating access policy (any agent that is tied to customization group) on source device and config sync
749057-3 3-Major   VMware Horizon idle timeout is ignored when connecting via APM
738430-1 3-Major   APM is not able to do compliance check on iOS devices running F5 Access VPN client
734291-2 3-Major   Logon page modification fails to sync to standby
696835-1 3-Major   Secondary Authentication or SSO fail after changing AD or LDAP password
695985-2 3-Major   Access HUD filter has URL length limit (4096 bytes)
656784-1 3-Major K98510679 Windows 10 Creators Update breaks RD Gateway functionality in BIG-IP APM


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
704555-2 2-Critical   Core occurs if DIAMETER::persist reset is called if no persistence key is set.
752822-3 3-Major   SIP MRF INGRESS_ALG_TRANSLATION_FAIL state has incorrect state_type
751179-3 3-Major   MRF: Race condition may create to many outgoing connections to a peer
749603-3 3-Major   MRF SIP ALG: Potential to end wrong call when BYE received
748043-3 3-Major   MRF SIP ALG with SNAT: SIP Response message not forwarded by BIG-IP
747187-3 3-Major   SIP falsely detects media flow collision when SDP is in both 183 and 200 response
744949-3 3-Major   MRF SIP ALG with SNAT may restore incorrect client identity if client IP does not match NAT64 prefix


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
751869 2-Critical   Possible tmm crash when using manual mode mitigation in DoS Profile
757279 3-Major   LDAP authenticated Firewall Manager role cannot edit firewall policies
753893-1 3-Major   Inconsistent validation for firewall address-list's nested address-list causes load failure
748081-2 3-Major   Memory leak in Behavioral DoS module
710262-1 3-Major   Firewall is not updated when adding new rules


Carrier-Grade NAT Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
739272-1 3-Major   Incorrect zombie counts in PBA stats with long PBA block-lifetimes


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
752782-3 3-Major   'DataSafe Profiles' menu has changed to 'BIG-IP DataSafe'


Traffic Classification Engine Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
760961 2-Critical   TMM crashes due to webroot database shared memory channel corruption when wr_urldbd daemon restarts
757088-3 2-Critical   TMM clock advances and cluster failover happens during webroot db nightly updates
752047-2 2-Critical   iRule running reject in CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED event can cause core
761273-1 3-Major   wr_urldbd creates sparse log files by writing from the previous position after logrotate.


Device Management Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
761300 3-Major   Errors in REST token requests may log sensitive data



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.4 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
744035-4 CVE-2018-15332 K12130880 APM Client Vulnerability: CVE-2018-15332
739970-2 CVE-2018-5390 K95343321 Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2018-5390
738119-2 CVE-2019-6589 K23566124 SIP routing UI does not follow best practices
745358-3 CVE-2019-6607 K14812883 ASM GUI does not follow best practices
737910-2 CVE-2019-6609 K18535734 Security hardening on the following platforms
737442-2 CVE-2019-6591 K32840424 Error in APM Hosted Content when set to public access
658557-3 CVE-2019-6606 K35209601 The snmpd daemon may leak memory when processing requests.
530775-3 CVE-2019-6600 K23734425 Login page may generate unexpected HTML output
701785-2 CVE-2017-18017 K18352029 Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2017-18017


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
744685-1 2-Critical   BIG-IP does not throw error when intermediate CA is missing the "Basic Constraints" and "CA:True" in its extension
744188 2-Critical   First successful auth iControl REST requests will now be logged in audit and secure log files
748851-1 3-Major   Bot Detection injection include tags which may cause faulty display of application
725878-2 3-Major   AVR does not collect all of APM TMStats
667257-4 3-Major   CPU Usage Reaches 100% With High FastL4 Traffic


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
682837-2 1-Blocking   Compression watchdog period too brief.
744331 2-Critical   OpenSSH hardening
743790-3 2-Critical   BIG-IP system should trigger a HA failover event when expected HSB device is missing from PCI bus
741423-2 2-Critical   Secondary blade goes offline when provisioning ASM/FPS on already established config-sync
738887-3 2-Critical   The snmpd daemon may leak memory when processing requests.
726487-2 2-Critical   MCPD on secondary VIPRION or vCMP blades may restart after making a configuration change.
723298-2 2-Critical   BIND upgrade to version 9.11.4
713380 2-Critical K23331143 Multiple B4450 blades in the same chassis run into inconsistent DAG state
712738-1 2-Critical   fpdd may core dump when the system is going down
710277-1 2-Critical   IKEv2 further child_sa validity checks
697424-1 2-Critical   iControl-REST crashes on /example for firewall address-lists
688148-3 2-Critical   IKEv1 racoon daemon SEGV during phase-two SA list iteration
680556-1 2-Critical   Under unknown circumstances sometimes a sessionDB subkey entry becomes corrupted
677937-3 2-Critical K41517253 APM tunnel and IPsec over IPsec tunnel rejects isession-SYN connect packets
668041-2 2-Critical K27535157 Config load fails when an iRule comment ends with backslash in a config where there is also a policy.
751009-1 3-Major   Generating Qkviews or tcpdumps via GUI or running the 'ihealth' command removes /var/tmp/mcpd.out
748206 3-Major   Browser becomes unresponsive when loading the network map with a virtual server that contains a forwarding rule policy in the second position
743803-2 3-Major   IKEv2 potential double free of object when async request queueing fails
737536-1 3-Major   Enabling 'default-information originate' on one of the several OSPF processes does not inject a default route into others.
737437-2 3-Major   IKEv1: The 4-byte 'Non-ESP Marker' may be missing in some IKE messages
737397-3 3-Major   User with Certificate Manager role is unable to archive certificates using GUI and iControlSOAP
724143-1 3-Major   IKEv2 connflow expiration upon ike-peer change
723579-4 3-Major   OSPF routes missing
722691 3-Major   Available datagroup list does not contain datagroups with the correct type.
721016 3-Major   vcmpd fails updating VLAN information on vcmp guest
720110-2 3-Major   0.0.0.0/0 NLRI not sent by BIG-IP when BGP peer resets the session.
718817-2 3-Major   Software installation on secondary blade of VIPRION or VIPRION-based vCMP guest can fail.
718405-1 3-Major   RSA signature PAYLOAD_AUTH mismatch with certificates
718397-1 3-Major   IKEv2: racoon2 appends spurious trailing null byte to ID payloads
710666-1 3-Major   VE with interface(s) marked down may report high cpu usage
706104-3 3-Major   Dynamically advertised route may flap
705442-1 3-Major   GUI Network Map objects search on Virtual Server IP Address and Port does not work
700827-4 3-Major   B2250 blades may lose efficiency when source ports form an arithmetic sequence.
698947-2 3-Major   BIG-IP may incorrectly drop packets from a GRE tunnel with auto-lasthop disabled.
693884-1 3-Major   ospfd core on secondary blade during network unstability
693106-1 3-Major   IKEv1 newest established phase-one SAs should be found first in a search
686926-2 3-Major   IPsec: responder N(cookie) in SA_INIT response handled incorrectly
686124-1 3-Major K83576240 IPsec: invalid SPI notifications in IKEv1 can cause v1 racoon faults from dangling phase2 SA refs
680838-2 3-Major   IKEv2 able to fail assert for GETSPI_DONE when phase-one SA appears not to be initiator
678925-1 3-Major   Using a multicast VXLAN tunnel without a proper route may cause a TMM crash.
678380-2 3-Major K26023811 Deleting an IKEv1 peer in current use could SEGV on race conditions.
676897-3 3-Major K25082113 IPsec keeps failing to reconnect
676092-3 3-Major   IPsec keeps failing to reconnect
674145-1 3-Major   chmand error log message missing data
670197-1 3-Major   IPsec: ASSERT 'BIG-IP_conn tag' failed
652502-2 3-Major   snmpd returns 'No Such Object available' for ltm OIDs
639619-5 3-Major   UCS may fail to load due to Master key decryption failure on EEPROM-less systems
598085-1 3-Major   Expected telemetry is not transmitted by sFlow on the standby-mode unit.
491560-2 3-Major   Using proxy for IP intelligence updates
738985-2 4-Minor   BIND vulnerability: CVE-2018-5740
689491 4-Minor   cpu usage reported as 'stolen' on vcmp guests with 1-core or htsplit disabled
689211-3 4-Minor   IPsec: IKEv1 forwards IPv4 packets incorrectly as IPv6 to daemon after version was { v1 v2 }
680856-2 4-Minor   IPsec config via REST scripts may require post-definition touch of both policy and traffic selector
713491-2 5-Cosmetic   IKEv1 logging shows spi of deleted SA with opposite endianess


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
744269-2 2-Critical   dynconfd restarts if FQDN template node deleted while IP address change in progress
744117-5 2-Critical K18263026 The HTTP URI is not always parsed correctly
743857 2-Critical K21942600 clientssl accepts non-SSL traffic when cipher-group is configured
742627-2 2-Critical   SSL session mirroring may cause memory leakage if HA channel is down
741919 2-Critical   HTTP response may be dropped following a 100 continue message.
740963-2 2-Critical   VIP-targeting-VIP traffic can cause TCP retransmit bursts resulting in tmm restart
740490-1 2-Critical   Configuration changes involving HTTP2 or SPDY may leak memory
739003-1 2-Critical   TMM may crash when fastl4 is used on epva-capable BIG-IP
738945-2 2-Critical   SSL persistence does not work when there are multiple handshakes present in a single record
738046-2 2-Critical   SERVER_CONNECTED fires at wrong time for FastL4 mirrored connections on standby
737758-2 2-Critical   MPTCP Passthrough and VIP-on-VIP can lead to TMM core
734276-2 2-Critical   TMM may leak memory when SSL certificates with VDI or EAM in use
727206 2-Critical   Memory corruption when using SSL Forward Proxy on certain platforms
720136-1 2-Critical   Upgrade may fail on mcpd when external netHSM is used
718210-2 2-Critical   Connections using virtual targeting virtual and time-wait recycle result in a connection being improperly reused
716714-1 2-Critical   OCSP should be configured to avoid TMM crash.
702792-1 2-Critical K82327396 Upgrade creates Server SSL profiles with invalid cipher strings
685254-2 2-Critical K14013100 RAM Cache Exceeding Watchdog Timeout in Header Field Search
513310-5 2-Critical   TMM might core when a profile is changed.
752078 3-Major   Header Field Value String Corruption
739963-2 3-Major   TLS v1.0 fallback can be triggered intermittently and fail with restrictive server setup
739379-2 3-Major   Multi-layered SSL forward proxy deployed within single BIG-IP may trigger random certificate verification error
739349-1 3-Major   LRO segments might be erroneously VLAN-tagged.
738521-1 3-Major   i4x00/i2x00 platforms transmit LACP PDUs with a VLAN Tag.
726319-2 3-Major   'The requested Pool Member ... already exists' logged when FQDN resolves to different IP addresses
724564-1 3-Major   A FastL4 connection can fail with loose-init and hash persistence enabled
724327-1 3-Major   Changes to a cipher rule do not immediately have an effect
721621-1 3-Major   Ephemeral pool member is not created/deleted when DNS record changes and IP matches static node
720799-2 3-Major   Virtual Server/VIP flaps with FQDN pool members when all IP addresses change
717896-2 3-Major   Monitor instances deleted in peer unit after sync
717100-3 3-Major   FQDN pool member is not added if FQDN resolves to same IP address as another existing FQDN pool member
716716-2 3-Major   Under certain circumstances, having a kernel route but no TMM route can lead to a TMM core
714559-2 3-Major   Removal of HTTP hash persistence cookie when a pool member goes down.
713690-3 3-Major   IPv6 cache route metrics are locked
711981-5 3-Major   BIG-IP system accepts larger-than-egress MTU, PMTU update
710028-2 3-Major   LTM SQL monitors may stop monitoring if multiple monitors querying same database
708068-2 3-Major   Tcl commands like "HTTP::path -normalize" do not return normalized path.
707691-4 3-Major   BIG-IP handles some pathmtu messages incorrectly
706102-2 3-Major   SMTP monitor does not handle all multi-line banner use cases
701678-2 3-Major   Non-TCP and non-FastL4 virtual server with rate-limits may periodically stop sending packets to server when rate exceeded
685519-1 3-Major   Mirrored connections ignore the handshake timeout
683697-1 3-Major K00647240 SASP monitor may use the same UID for multiple HA device group members
674591-3 3-Major K37975308 Packets with payload smaller than MSS are being marked to be TSOed
504522-1 3-Major   Trailing space present after 'tmsh ltm pool members monitor' attribute value
719247-2 4-Minor K10845686 HTTP::path and HTTP::query iRule functions cannot be set to a blank string
618884-6 4-Minor   Behavior when using VLAN-Group and STP


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
739846-3 2-Critical   Potential Big3D segmentation fault when not enough memory to establish a new iQuery Connection
749774-3 3-Major   EDNS0 client subnet behavior inconsistent when DNS Caching is enabled
749675-3 3-Major   DNS cache resolver may return a malformed truncated response with multiple OPT records
744707-4 3-Major   Crash related to DNSSEC key rollover
726255-2 3-Major   dns_path lingering in memory with last_access 0 causing high memory usage
723288-2 3-Major   DNS cache replication between TMMs does not always work for net dns-resolver
710246-2 3-Major   DNS-Express was not sending out NOTIFY messages on VE
702457-2 3-Major   DNS Cache connections remain open indefinitely
717113-2 4-Minor   It is possible to add the same GSLB Pool monitor multiple times


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
750922-3 2-Critical   BD crash when content profile used for login page has no parse parameters set
726537-1 2-Critical   Rare TMM crash when Single Page Application is enabled on DoSL7
576123-4 2-Critical K23221623 ASM policies are created as inactive policies on the peer device
750356-3 3-Major   Split View pages: if user-defined filter removed right after creation - all user-defined filters are deleted
747777-1 3-Major   Extractions are learned in manual learning mode
747550-1 3-Major   Error 'This Logout URL already exists!' when updating logout page via GUI
745802-3 3-Major   Brute Force CAPTCHA response page truncates last digit in the support id
744347-2 3-Major   Protocol Security logging profiles cause slow ASM upgrade and apply policy
743961-3 3-Major   Signature Overrides for Content Profiles do not work after signature update
738864-1 3-Major   javascript functions in href are learned from response as new URLs
738211-3 3-Major   pabnagd core when centralized learning is turned on
734228-1 3-Major   False-positive illegal-length violation can appear
726377-1 3-Major   False-positive cookie hijacking violation
721752-2 3-Major   Null char returned in REST for Suggestion with more than MAX_INT occurrences
705925-1 3-Major   Websocket Message Type not displayed in Request Log
701792-2 3-Major   JS Injection into cached HTML response causes TCP RST on the fictive URLs
696333-1 3-Major   Threat campaign filter does not return campaign if filter contains quotation marks
690215-2 3-Major   Missing requests in request log
676416-4 3-Major   BD restart when switching FTP profiles
676223-4 3-Major   Internal parameter in order not to sign allowed cookies
663535-2 3-Major   Sending ASM cookies with "secure" attribute even without client-ssl profile
605649-2 3-Major K28782793 The cbrd daemon runs at 100% CPU utilization
748999-1 4-Minor   invalid inactivity timeout suggestion for cookies
747905-1 4-Minor   'Illegal Query String Length' violation displays wrong length
745531-1 4-Minor   Puffin Browser gets blocked by Bot Defense
739345 4-Minor   Reporting invalid signature id after specific signature upgrade
685743-5 4-Minor   When changing internal parameter 'request_buffer_size' in large request violations might not be reported
665470-3 4-Minor   Failed to load sample requests on the Traffic Learning page with VIOL_MALICIOUS_IP viol is raised


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
746941 2-Critical   avrd memory leak when BIG-IQ fails to receive stats information
739446-2 2-Critical   Resetting SSL-socket correctly for AVR connection
737813-1 2-Critical   BIG-IP is unable to send statistics to BIG-IQ DCD node using IPv6 address
749464 3-Major   Race condition while BIG-IQ updates common file
749461 3-Major   Race condition while modifying analytics global-settings
746823 3-Major   AVRD crash when configured to send data externally, and there are large number of virtuals/pool-members
745027 3-Major   AVR is doing extra activity of DNS data collection even when it should not
744595-1 3-Major   DoS-related reports might not contain some of the activity that took place
744589-1 3-Major   Missing data for Firewall Events Statistics
741767-2 3-Major   ASM Resource :: CPU Utilization statistics are in wrong scale
740086 3-Major   AVR report ignore partitions for Admin users
716782-2 3-Major   AVR should add new field to the events it sends: Microtimestamp


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
753368 1-Blocking   Unable to import access policy with pool
747621-2 2-Critical   Native VMware Horizon client fails to authenticate against APM if RADIUS challenge is used
744556-1 2-Critical K01226413 Upgrade PingAccess SDK used by BIG-IP APM to v1.1.3
714716-2 2-Critical K10248311 Apmd logs password for acp messages when in debug mode
754346-1 3-Major   Access policy was not found while creating configuration snapshot.
750496-1 3-Major   TMM crashes on traffic passthrough when SSO Config object is deleted while being used in SSO Configuration Select Agent in PRP
746771-1 3-Major   APMD recreates config snapshots for all access profiles every minute
746768-1 3-Major   APMD leaks memory if access policy policy contains variable/resource assign policy items
745654-2 3-Major   Heavy use of APM Kerberos SSO can sometimes lead to slowness of Virtual Server
745574-3 3-Major   URL is not removed from custom category when deleted
743437-1 3-Major   Portal Access: Issue with long 'data:' URL
743150-1 3-Major   Increase the limit of the maximum allowed timestamp for OAuth token processing for OAuth Client
739744-1 3-Major   Import of Policy using Pool with members is failing
719079-1 3-Major   Portal Access: same-origin AJAX request may fail under some conditions.
718136-2 3-Major   32-bit F5 VPN and Endpoint Inspector apps are discontinued on Linux


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
742829-3 3-Major   SIP ALG: Do not translate and create media channels if RTP port is defined in the SIP message is 0
741951-2 3-Major   Multiple extensions in SIP NOTIFY request cause message to be dropped.
699431-3 3-Major   Possible memory leak in MRF under low memory


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
747104-3 1-Blocking K52868493 LibSSH Vulnerability: CVE-2018-10933
753028-1 3-Major   AFM drops forwarding ICMP traffic matching FW NAT rule for Dest NAT that also has Proxy ARP enabled for destination addresses in the rule
747926 3-Major   Rare TMM restart due to NULL pointer access during AFM ACL logging
745809 3-Major   The /var partition may become 100% full requiring manual intervention to clear space


Carrier-Grade NAT Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
744516-1 2-Critical   TMM panics after a large number of LSN remote picks
744959-1 3-Major   SNMP OID for sysLsnPoolStatTotal not incremented in stats
727212-1 3-Major   Subscriber-id query using full length IPv6 address fails.


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
748976 3-Major   DataSafe Logging Settings page is missing when DataSafe license is active
742037-3 3-Major   FPS live updates do not install when minor version is different
741449-1 4-Minor   alert_details is missing for COMPONENT_VALIDATION_JAVASCRIPT_THRESHOLD alerts
726039 5-Cosmetic   Information is not updated after installing FPS live update via GUI


Anomaly Detection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
748813-1 2-Critical   tmm cores under stress test on virtual server with DoS profile with admd enabled
748121-1 2-Critical   admd livelock under CPU starvation
741761-1 2-Critical   admd might fail the heartbeat, resulting in a core
704236-1 2-Critical   TMM crash when attaching FastL4 profile
702936-1 2-Critical   TMM SIGSEGV under specific conditions.
653573-4 2-Critical   ADMd not cleaning up child rsync processes
741993-1 3-Major   The BIG-IP system does not answer the request matching L7 policy that disabled DOSL7 when BADOS configured.
741752-1 3-Major   [BADOS] state file is not saved when virtual server reuses a self IP of the device


Traffic Classification Engine Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
724847 3-Major K95010813 DNS traffic does not get classified for AFM port misuse case



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.3 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
745783-3 3-Major   Anti-fraud: remote logging of login attempts


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
684370-1 3-Major   APM now supports VMware Workspace ONE integration with VIDM as ID Provider
683741-1 3-Major   APM now supports VMware Workspace ONE integration with vIDM as ID Provider
635509-1 3-Major   APM does not support Vmware'e Blast UDP



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.2 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
739947-1 CVE-2019-6610 K42465020 TMM may crash while processing APM traffic
737443-5 CVE-2018-5546 K54431371 BIG-IP APM client for Linux and macOS vulnerability CVE-2018-5546
737441-5 CVE-2018-5546 K54431371 Disallow hard links to svpn log files
726089-2 CVE-2018-15312 K44462254 Modifications to AVR metrics page
725815-1 CVE-2018-15320 K72442354 vlangroup usage may cause a excessive resource consumption
724339-1 CVE-2018-15314 K04524282 Unexpected TMUI output in AFM
724335-1 CVE-2018-15313 K21042153 Unexpected TMUI output in AFM
722677-4 CVE-2019-6604 K26455071 High-Speed Bridge may lock up
722387-3 CVE-2019-6596 K97241515 TMM may crash when processing APM DTLS traffic
722091-3 CVE-2018-15319 K64208870 TMM may crash while processing HTTP traffic
717888 CVE-2018-15323 K26583415 TMM may leak memory when a virtual server uses the MQTT profile.
717742-5 CVE-2018-2798, CVE-2018-2811, CVE-2018-2795, CVE-2018-2790, CVE-2018-2783, CVE-2018-2825, CVE-2018-2826, CVE-2018-2796, CVE-2018-2799, CVE-2018-2815, CVE-2018-2800, CVE-2018-2814, CVE-2018-2797, CVE-2018-2794 K44923228 Oracle Java SE vulnerability CVE-2018-2783
707990-2 CVE-2018-15315 K41704442 Unexpected TMUI output in SSL Certificate Instance page
704184-6 CVE-2018-5529 K52171282 APM MAC Client create files with owner only read write permissions
701253-5 CVE-2018-15318 K16248201 TMM core when using MPTCP
693810-6 CVE-2018-5529 K52171282 CVE-2018-5529: APM Linux Client Vulnerability
741858-1 CVE-2018-15324 K52206731 TMM may crash while processing Portal Access requests
734822-3 CVE-2018-15325 K77313277 TMSH improvements
725801-4 CVE-2017-7889 K80440915 CVE-2017-7889: Kernel Vulnerability
725635-2 CVE-2018-3665 K21344224 CVE-2018-3665: Intel Lazy FPU Vulnerability
721924-2 2018-17539 K17264695 bgpd may crash processing extended ASNs
719554-2 CVE-2018-8897 K17403481 Linux Kernel Vulnerability: CVE-2018-8897
716900-2 CVE-2019-6594 K91026261 TMM core when using MPTCP
710705-2 CVE-2018-7320, CVE-2018-7321, CVE-2018-7322, CVE-2018-7423, CVE-2018-7324, CVE-2018-7325, CVE-2018-7326, CVE-2018-7327, CVE-2018-7428, CVE-2018-7329, CVE-2018-7330, CVE-2018-7331, CVE-2018-7332, CVE-2018-7333, CVE-2018-7334, CVE-2018-7335, CVE-2018-7336, CVE-2018-7337, CVE-2018-7417, CVE-2018-7418, CVE-2018-7419, CVE-2018-7420, CVE-2018-7421 K34035645 Multiple Wireshark vulnerabilities
705799-2 CVE-2018-15325 K77313277 TMSH improvements
699453-4 CVE-2018-15327 K20222812 Web UI does not follow current best coding practices
699452-4 CVE-2019-6597 K29280193 Web UI does not follow current best coding practices
712876-2 CVE-2017-8824 K15526101 CVE-2017-8824: Kernel Vulnerability


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
734527-1 3-Major   BGP 'capability graceful-restart' for peer-group not properly advertised when configured
715750-2 3-Major   The BIG-IP system may exhibit undesirable behaviors when receiving a FIN midstream an SSL connection.


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
693611-3 1-Blocking K76313256 IKEv2 ike-peer might crash on stats object during peer modification update
743810-1 2-Critical   AWS: Disk resizing in m5/c5 instances fails silently.
743082-1 2-Critical   Upgrades to 13.1.1.2, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, or 14.0.0.2 from pre-12.1.3 can cause configurations to fail with GTM Pool Members
739507 2-Critical   How to recover from a failed state due to FIPS integrity check
739505 2-Critical   Automatic ISO digital signature checking not required when FIPS license active
739285-1 2-Critical   GUI partially missing when VCMP is provisioned
725696-1 2-Critical   A timer loop might occur when OCSP Stapling is enabled resulting in tmm getting aborted
724680-4 2-Critical   OpenSSL Vulnerability: CVE-2018-0732
723722-2 2-Critical   MCPD crashes if several thousand files are created between config syncs.
721350-2 2-Critical   The size of the icrd_child process is steadily growing
717785-1 2-Critical   Interface-cos shows no egress stats for CoS configurations
716391-2 2-Critical K76031538 High priority for MySQL on 2 core vCMP may lead to control plane process starvation
711683-2 2-Critical   bcm56xxd crash with empty trunk in QinQ VLAN
707003-3 2-Critical   Unexpected syntax error in TMSH AVR
706423-1 2-Critical   tmm may restart if an IKEv2 child SA expires during an async encryption or decryption
703669-2 2-Critical   Eventd restarts on NULL pointer access
703045-1 2-Critical   If using TMSH commands with deprecated attributes in iApp, the upgrade will fail.
700386-2 2-Critical   mcpd may dump core on startup
693996-5 2-Critical K42285625 MCPD sync errors and restart after multiple modifications to file object in chassis
692158-1 2-Critical   iCall and CLI script memory leak when saving configuration
691589-4 2-Critical   When using LDAP client auth, tamd may become stuck
690819-1 2-Critical   Using an iRule module after a 'session lookup' may result in crash
689437-1 2-Critical K49554067 icrd_child cores due to infinite recursion caused by incorrect group name handling
689002-3 2-Critical   Stackoverflow when JSON is deeply nested
658410-2 2-Critical   icrd_child generates a core when calling PUT on ltm/data-group/internal/
652877-5 2-Critical   Reactivating the license on a VIPRION system may cause MCPD process restart on all secondary blades
638091-6 2-Critical   Config sync after changing named pool members can cause mcpd on secondary blades to restart
739126 3-Major   Multiple VE installations may have different sized volumes
733585-3 3-Major   Merged can use %100 of CPU if all stats snapshot files are in the future
727467-1 3-Major   Some iSeries appliances can experience traffic disruption when the HA peer is upgraded from 12.1.3 and earlier to 13.1.0 or later.
726409-4 3-Major   Kernel Vulnerabilities: CVE-2017-8890 CVE-2017-9075 CVE-2017-9076 CVE-2017-9077
722682-2 3-Major   Fix of ID 615222 results in upgrade issue for GTM pool member whose name contains a colon; config failed to load
721740-2 3-Major   CPU stats are not correctly recorded when snapshot files have timestamps in the future
720713-2 3-Major   TMM traffic to/from a i5800/i7800/i10800 device in vCMP host mode may fail
720461-2 3-Major   qkview prompts for password on chassis
718525-1 3-Major   PostGreSQL errors seen on startup after removing the mcpd binary database and rebooting
714974-2 3-Major   Platform-migrate of UCS containing QinQ fails on VE
714903-2 3-Major   Errors in chmand
714654-2 3-Major   Creating static route for advertised dynamic route might result in dropping the tmrouted connection to TMM
713813-2 3-Major   Node monitor instances not showing up in GUI
712102-2 3-Major K11430165 customizing or changing the HTTP Profile's IPv6 field hides the field or the row
710232-2 3-Major   platform-migrate fails when LACP trunks are in use
709444-2 3-Major   "NTP not configured on device" warning seen when NTP symmetric key authentication is configured
709192-1 3-Major   GUI/iControl SOAP - KeyManagement export_all_to_archive_file failing immediately after HTTPD restart
707740-4 3-Major   Failure deleting GTM Monitors when used on multiple virtual servers with the same ip:port combination
707509-1 3-Major   Initial vCMP guest creations can fail if certain hotfixes are used
707391-2 3-Major   BGP may keep announcing routes after disabling route health injection
706804-1 3-Major   SNMP trap destination configuration of network option is missing "default" keyword
706354-2 3-Major   OPT-0045 optic unable to link
706169-3 3-Major   tmsh memory leak
705456-1 3-Major   Enabling HTTP-to-HTTPS redirection in a vCMP guest can prevent some Host-Guest Management features from working
704755-1 3-Major   EUD_M package could not be installed on 800 platforms
704512-1 3-Major   Automated upload of qkview to iHealth can time out resulting in error
704336-1 3-Major   Updating 3rd party device cert not copied correctly to trusted certificate store
702227-3 3-Major   Memory leak in TMSH load sys config
700757-1 3-Major   vcmpd may crash when it is exiting
700576-1 3-Major   GUI - Server SSL Profile shows irrelevant options when "Server Certificate" is set to "Ignore"
700426 3-Major K58033284 Switching partitions while viewing objects in GUI can result in empty list
700250-3 3-Major K59327012 qkviews for secondary blade appear to be corrupt
698875-1 3-Major   Qkview Security Hardening
698084-3 3-Major K03776801 IPsec log messages in /var/log/ltm missing module ID to reach bigiq logs
696731-3 3-Major K94062594 The standard LinkUp/LinkDown traps may not be issued in all cases when an interface is administratively enabled/disabled
693578-2 3-Major   switch/color_policer tmctl table is not available in 12.1.0 - 13.1.0
692189-1 3-Major   errdefsd fails to generate a core file on request.
692179-1 3-Major   Potential high memory usage from errdefsd.
691609-1 3-Major   1NIC: Configuration error: Clearing IP on interface mgmt failed - Cannot assign requested address
690890-1 3-Major   Running sod manually can cause issues/failover
689375-1 3-Major K01512833 Unable configure 'Generic Alert' setting on SSL client/server profile through TMUI when 'Proxy SSL' is enabled
688406-1 3-Major K14513346 HA-Group Score showing 0
687905-2 3-Major K72040312 OneConnect profile causes CMP redirected connections on the HA standby
687534-1 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
684391-3 3-Major   Existing IPsec tunnels reload. tmipsecd creates a core file.
684218-1 3-Major   vADC 'live-install' Downgrade from v13.1.0 is not possible
681782-6 3-Major   Unicast IP address can be configured in a failover multicast configuration
679347-2 3-Major K44117473 ECP does not work for PFS in IKEv2 child SAs
678488-1 3-Major K59332320 BGP default-originate not announced to peers if several are peering over different VLANs
677485-1 3-Major   Discovery of DSC clustered BIG-IP systems fails due to secure value decryption error
671712-2 3-Major   The values returned for the ltmUserStatProfileStat table are incorrect.
670528-4 3-Major K20251354 Warnings during vCMP host upgrade.
651413-4 3-Major K34042229 tmsh list ltm node does not return an error when node does not exist
642923-6 3-Major   MCP misses its heartbeat (and is killed by sod) if there are a large number of file objects on the system
617643-2 3-Major   iControl.ForceSessions enabled results in GUI error on certain pages
551925-4 3-Major   Misdirected UDP traffic with hardware acceleration
464650-6 3-Major   Failure of mcpd with invalid authentication context.
727297-3 4-Minor   GUI TACACS+ remote server list should accept hostname
725612-1 4-Minor   syslog-ng does not send any messages to the remote servers after reconfiguration
719770-2 4-Minor   tmctl -H -V and -l options without values crashed
714749-2 4-Minor   cURL Vulnerability: CVE-2018-1000120
713947-1 4-Minor   stpd repeatedly logs "hal sendMessage failed"
713932-1 4-Minor   Commands are replicated to PostgreSQL even when not in use.
707631-2 4-Minor   The 'SYN Challenge Handling' setting of a TCP profile can revert to defaults when updating the profile using the GUI
707267 4-Minor   REST Framework HTTP header limit size increased to 8 KB
701826 4-Minor   qkview upload to ihealth fails or unable to untar qkview file
691491-5 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
685582-7 4-Minor   Incorrect output of b64 unit key hash by command f5mku -f
683029-1 4-Minor   Sync of virtual address and self IP traffic groups only happens in one direction
679135-2 4-Minor   IKEv1 and IKEv2 cannot share common local address in tunnels
678388-1 4-Minor K00050055 IKEv1 racoon daemon is not restarted when killed multiple times


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
722594-2 1-Blocking   TCP flow may not work as expected if double tagging is used
737445-2 2-Critical   Use of TCP Verified Accept can disable server-side flow control
727044-2 2-Critical   TMM may crash while processing compressed data
726239-4 2-Critical   interruption of traffic handling as sod daemon restarts TMM
725545-1 2-Critical   Ephemeral listener might not be set up correctly
724906-1 2-Critical   sasp_gwm monitor leaks memory over time
724868-1 2-Critical   dynconfd memory usage increases over time
724213-1 2-Critical K74431483 Modified ssl_profile monitor param not synced correctly
722893-1 2-Critical   TMM can restart without a stack trace or core file after becoming disconnected from MCPD.
716213-1 2-Critical   BIG-IP system issues TCP-Reset with error 'SSID error (Out of Bounds)' in traffic
713612-1 2-Critical   tmm might restart if the HTTP passthrough on pipeline option is used
710221-2 2-Critical K67352313 Ephemeral node stays Unavailable on 'standby' BIG-IP system after a forced-offline FQDN node is re-enabled
673664-1 2-Critical   TMM crashes when sys db Crypto.HwAcceleration is disabled.
635191-2 2-Critical   Under rare circumstances TMM may crash
727222-1 3-Major   206 Partial Content responses from ramcache have malformed Content-Range header
723300-2 3-Major   TMM may crash when tracing iRules containing nameless listeners on internal virtual servers
722363-2 3-Major   Client fails to connect to server when using PVA offload at Established
721261-1 3-Major   v12.x Policy rule names containing slashes are not migrated properly
720293-3 3-Major   HTTP2 IPv4 to IPv6 fails
719600-2 3-Major   TCP::collect iRule with L7 policy present may result in connection reset
717346-2 3-Major K13040347 [WebSocket ] tmsh show /ltm profile WebSocket current and max numbers far larger than total
715883 3-Major   tmm crash due to invalid cookie attribute
715785-2 3-Major   Incorrect encryption error for monitors during sync or upgrade
715756-2 3-Major   Clusterd may not trigger primary election when primary blade has critical filesystems mounted read-only
715467-2 3-Major   Ephemeral pool member and node are not updated on 'A' record changes if pool member port is ANY
714384-3 3-Major   DHCP traffic may not be forwarded when BWC is configured
707951-2 3-Major   Stalled mirrored flows on HA next-active when OneConnect is used.
704764-3 3-Major   SASP monitor marks members down with non-default route domains
703580-1 3-Major   TLS1.1 handshake failure on v12.1.3 vCMP guest with earlier BIG-IP version on vCMP host.
703266-2 3-Major   Potential MCP memory leak in LTM policy compile code
702450-1 3-Major   The validation error message generated by deleting certain object types referenced by a policy action is incorrect
701690-1 3-Major K53819652 Fragmented ICMP forwarded with incorrect icmp checksum
700696-1 3-Major   SSID does not cache fragmented Client Certificates correctly via iRule
699273-1 3-Major   TMM Core During FTP Monitor Use
695925-1 3-Major   tmm crash when showing connections for a CMP disabled virtual server
691785-1 3-Major   The bcm570x driver can cause TMM to core when transmitting packets larger than 6144 bytes
691224-3 3-Major K59327001 Fragmented SSL Client Hello message do not get properly reassembled when SSL Persistence is enabled
690778-1 3-Major K53531153 Memory can leak if the STREAM::replace command is called more than once in the STREAM_MATCHED event in an iRule
688629-1 3-Major K52334096 Deleting data-group in use by iRule does not trigger validation error
685110-1 3-Major K05430133 With a non-LTM license (ASM, APM, etc.), ephemeral nodes will not be created for FQDN nodes/pool members.
681757-3 3-Major K32521651 Upgraded volume may fail to load if a Local Traffic Policy uses the forward parameter 'member'
681673-4 3-Major   tmsh modify FDB command permits multicast MAC addresses, which produces unexpected results
679613-1 3-Major K23531420 i2000/i4000 Platforms Improperly Handle VLANs Created with a Value of '1'
672312-3 3-Major   IP ToS may not be forwarded to serverside with syncookie activated
602708-4 3-Major K84837413 Traffic may not passthrough CoS by default
716922-2 4-Minor   Reduction in PUSH flags when Nagle Enabled
712637-2 4-Minor   Host header persistence not implemented
700433-1 4-Minor K10870739 Memory leak when attaching an LTM policy to a virtual server
697988-3 4-Minor K34554754 During config sync, if many client-ssl profiles are on a virtual server the CPU may briefly spike to 100%
693966-1 4-Minor   TCP sndpack not reset along with other tcp profile stats
688557-1 4-Minor K50462482 Tmsh help for ltm sasp monitor incorrectly lists default mode as 'pull'
495242-4 4-Minor   mcpd log messages: Failed to unpublish LOIPC object


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
718885-3 2-Critical K25348242 Under certain conditions, monitor probes may not be sent at the configured interval
723792-2 3-Major   GTM regex handling of some escape characters renders it invalid
719644-2 3-Major   If auto-discovery is enabled, GTM configuration may be affected after an upgrade from 11.5.x to later versions


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
737500-2 2-Critical   Apply Policy and Upgrade time degradation when there are previous enforced rules
726090-1 2-Critical   No Bot Defense Logs when ASM Policy is used without Proactive Bot Defense
724414-2 2-Critical   ASM UMU memory leak when WebSocket url has json profile with parse parameters enabled
724032-1 2-Critical   Searching Request Log for value containing backslash does not return expected result
721741-3 2-Critical   BD and BD_Agent out-of-sync for IP Address Exception, false positive/negative
704143-1 2-Critical   BD memory leak
701856-1 2-Critical   Memory leak in ASM-config Event Dispatcher upon continuous Policy Builder restart
740719-2 3-Major   ASM CSP header parser does not honor unsafe-inline attribute within script-src directive


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
737867-1 3-Major   Scheduled reports are being incorrectly displayed in different partitions


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
739716-2 1-Blocking   APM Subroutine loops without finishing
740777-1 2-Critical   Secondary blades mcp daemon restart when subroutine properties are configured
739674-1 2-Critical   TMM might core in SWG scenario with per-request policy.
722013 2-Critical   MCPD restarts on all secondary blades post config-sync involving APM customization group
713820-1 2-Critical   Pass in IP address to urldb categorization engine
739939-1 3-Major   Ping Access Agent Module leaks memory in TMM.
739190 3-Major   Policies could be exported with not patched /Common partition
738582-1 3-Major   Ping Access Agent Module leaks memory in TMM.
738397-1 3-Major   SAML -IdP-initiated case that has a per-request policy with a logon page in a subroutine fails.
737355-1 3-Major   HTTP Strict-Transport-Security (HSTS) headers not being added to all APM generated files
737064-2 3-Major   ACCESS::session iRule commands may not work in serverside events
726895 3-Major K02205915 VPE cannot modify subroutine settings
726616-1 3-Major   TMM crashes when a session is terminated
726592-1 3-Major   Invalid logsetting config messaging between our daemons could send apmd, apm_websso, localdbmgr into infinite loop
725867-2 3-Major   ADFS proxy does not fetch configuration for non-floating virtual servers
725412-1 3-Major   APM does not follow current best practices for HTTP headers
724571-1 3-Major   Importing access profile takes a long time
722969-2 3-Major   Access Policy import with 'reuse' enabled instead rewrites shared objects
722423-1 3-Major   Analytics agent always resets when Category Lookup is of type custom only
720757-1 3-Major   Without proper licenses Category Lookup always fails with license error in Allow Ending
713655-2 3-Major   RouteDomainSelectionAgent might fail under heavy control plane traffic/activities
711427-2 3-Major   Edge Browser does not launch F5 VPN App
710884-1 3-Major   Portal Access might omit some valid cookies when rewriting HTTP request.
701800-2 3-Major K29064506 SSO-enabled native RDP resources cannot be launched from APM Webtop with Mac RDP client 10.x
701056-1 3-Major   User is not able to reset their Active Directory password
698984-1 3-Major   Auto-disable TMM.HTTP.TCL.Validation when APM is provisioned
696669-1 3-Major   Users cannot change or reset RSA PIN
696544-1 3-Major   APM end users can not change/reset password when auth agents are included in per-req policy
671323-1 3-Major   Reset PIN Fail if Token input field is not 'password' field
734595-2 4-Minor   sp-connector is not being deleted together with profile
721375-1 4-Minor   Export then import of config with RSA server in it might fail


WebAccelerator Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
706642-2 2-Critical   wamd may leak memory during configuration changes and cluster events


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
709383-2 3-Major   DIAMETER::persist reset non-functional
706750-1 3-Major   Changing CGNAT SIP ALG profile log settings while handling traffic may cause tmm crash.
691048-1 3-Major K34553736 Support DIAMETER Experimental-Result AVP response
688942-5 3-Major   ICAP: Chunk parser performs poorly with very large chunk


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
724532-2 2-Critical   SIG SEGV during IP intelligence category match in TMM
720045-1 2-Critical   IP fragmented UDP DNS request and response packets dropped as DNS Malformed
710755-1 2-Critical   Crash when cached route information becomes stale and the system accesses the information from it.
698333-1 2-Critical K43392052 TMM core upon matching a past (saved) dynamic signature of a specific family (network or dns) after the dynamic signature is disabled for that family on the parent context (but still enabled for other families)
694849-1 2-Critical   TMM crash when packet sampling is turned for DNS BDOS signatures.
672514-1 2-Critical   Local Traffic/Virtual Server/Security page crashed
630137-2 2-Critical   Dynamic Signatures feature can fill up /config partition impacting system stability
726154-2 3-Major   TMM restart when there are virtual server and route-domains with the same names and attached firewall or NAT policies
704528-2 3-Major   tmm may run out of memory during IP shunning
704369-2 3-Major   TMM on BIG-IP restarts if a dos profile is attached to a virtual with sip-routing enabled
696201-1 3-Major   Anomaly threshold floor calculation (for bins with very low learnt threshold) during signature generation
686376-2 3-Major   Scheduled blob and current blob no longer work after restarting BIG-IP or PCCD daemon
707054-1 4-Minor   SYN Cookie MSS for Fast L4 Profiles is limited to 256-9162
699454-4 4-Minor   Web UI does not follow current best coding practices


Policy Enforcement Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
726647-3 3-Major   PEM content insertion in a compressed response may truncate some data
721704-1 3-Major   UDP flows are not deleted after subscriber deletion
709670-2 3-Major   iRule triggered from RADIUS occasionally fails to create subscribers.


Carrier-Grade NAT Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
721570-1 1-Blocking K20285019 TMM core when trying to log an unknown subscriber
734446-2 2-Critical   TMM crash after changing LSN pool mode from PBA to NAPT
688246-1 2-Critical   An invalid mode in the LSN::persistence command causes TMM crash
708830-2 3-Major   Inbound or hairpin connections may get stuck consuming memory.


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
738669-2 3-Major   Login validation may fail for a large request with early server response
737368-1 3-Major   Fingerprint cookie large value may result in tmm core.


Anomaly Detection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
739277 2-Critical   TMM core when the virtual server is deleted during POST data and BADOS standard/aggressive mode
720585-1 3-Major   Signatures generated by Behavioral DOS algorithm can create false-positive signatures
689540-1 3-Major   The same DOS attack generates new signatures even if there are signatures generated during previous attacks.


Traffic Classification Engine Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
726303-1 3-Major   Unlock 10 million custom db entry limit


iApp Technology Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
726872-2 3-Major   iApp LX directory disappears after upgrade or restoring from UCS



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1.1 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

None



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.1 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
693359-1 1-Blocking   AWS M5 and C5 instance families are supported


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
721364 1-Blocking   BIG-IP per-application VE BYOL license does not support three wildcard virtual servers
716469 1-Blocking   OpenSSL 1.0.1l fails with 512 bit DSA keys
697615-1 1-Blocking K65013424 Neurond may restart indefinitely after boot, with neurond_i2c_config message
675921-2 1-Blocking   Creating 5th vCMP 'ssl-mode dedicated' guest results in an error, but is running
723130-1 2-Critical K13996 Invalid-certificate warning displayed when deploying BIG-IP VE OVA file
700086-1 2-Critical   AWS C5/M5 Instances do not support BIG-IP VE
696732-3 2-Critical K54431534 tmm may crash in a compression provider
721985 3-Major   PAYG License remains inactive as dossier verification fails.
721512 3-Major   Config tool fails to configure management-ip when default routes exist for both IPv4 and IPv6.
721342 3-Major   No support for Per-App VE LTM and Per-App VE WAF images for various cloud environments.
720961-1 3-Major   Upgrading in Intelligence Community AWS environment may fail
720756-1 3-Major   SNMP platform name is unknown on i11400-DS/i11600-DS/i11800-DS
720651-2 3-Major   Running Guest Changed to Provisioned Never Stops
720104-1 3-Major   BIG-IP i2800/i2600 650W AC PSU has marketing name missing under 'show sys hardware'
719396-1 3-Major K34339214 DHCP Client on BIG-IP sends host-name 'localhost' in DISCOVER packet after first boot.
717832 3-Major   Remove unneeded files from UCS backup directories
714303-1 3-Major K25057050 X520 virtual functions do not support MAC masquerading
712266-1 3-Major   Decompression of large buffer might fail with comp_code=11 with Nitrox 3 hardware
697616-2 3-Major   Report Device error: crypto codec qat-crypto0-0 queue is stuck on vCMP guests
680086 3-Major   md5sum check on BMC firmware fails
673996-2 3-Major   Unable to set 'media-fixed' on management port on BIG-IP i15000 platforms
680388-1 4-Minor   f5optics should not show function name in non-debug log messages
653759-1 4-Minor   Chassis Variant number is not specified in C2200/C2400 chassis after a firmware update
720391-2 5-Cosmetic   BIG-IP i7800 Dual SSD reports wrong marketing name under 'show sys hardware'


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
737550 2-Critical   State Mirroring between BIG-IP 13.0.x and 13.1.x systems may cause TMM core on standby system during upgrade
701538-2 2-Critical   SSL handshake fails for OCSP, TLS false start, and SSL hardware acceleration configured
720460-1 3-Major   Compression traffic still goes to hardware accelerator when compression.strategy is set to softwareonly
694778-1 3-Major   Certain Intel Crypto HW fails to decrypt data if the given output buffer size differs from RSA private key size
686631-2 3-Major   Deselect a compression provider at the end of a job and reselect a provider for a new job
679494-1 3-Major   Change the default compression strategy to speed
495443-9 3-Major K16621 ECDH negotiation failures logged as critical errors.
679496-2 4-Minor   Add 'comp_req' to the output of 'tmctl compress'


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
717909 2-Critical   tmm can abort on sPVA flush if the HSB flush does not succeed
701637 2-Critical   Crash in bcm56xxd during TMM failover
644822 2-Critical K19245372 FastL4 virtual server with enabled loose-init option works differently with/without AFM provisioned
702738-1 3-Major K32181540 Tmm might crash activating new blob when changing firewall rules
698182 3-Major   Upgrading from 13.1.1 to newer release might cause config to not be copied over
697516 3-Major   Upgrading using a ucs or scf file does not autogenerate uuids when current config has the uuid-default-autogenerate flag enabled



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.8 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
716992-2 CVE-2018-5539 K75432956 The ASM bd process may crash
710244-3 CVE-2018-5536 K27391542 Memory Leak of access policy execution objects
710140-1 CVE-2018-5527 K20134942 TMM may consume excessive resources when processing SSL Intercept traffic
709688-3 CVE-2017-3144
CVE-2018-5732
CVE-2018-5733
K08306700 dhcp Security Advisory - CVE-2017-3144, CVE-2018-5732, CVE-2018-5733
695072-2 CVE-2016-8399
CVE-2017-1000111
CVE-2017-1000112
CVE-2017-11176
CVE-2017-14106
CVE-2017-7184
CVE-2017-7541
CVE-2017-7542
CVE-2017-7558
K23030550 CVE-2016-8399 CVE-2017-1000111 CVE-2017-1000112 CVE-2017-11176 CVE-2017-14106 CVE-2017-7184 CVE-2017-7541 CVE-2017-7542 CVE-2017-7558
693744-4 CVE-2018-5531 K64721111 CVE-2018-5531: vCMP vulnerability
651741-2 CVE-2017-5970, K60104355 CVE-2017-5970 kernel.el7: ipv4: Invalid IP options could cause skb->dst drop
717900-2 CVE-2018-5528 K27044729 TMM crash while processing APM data
710827-2 CVE-2019-6598 K44603900 TMUI dashboard daemon stability issue
710148-2 CVE-2017-1000111
CVE-2017-1000112
K60250153 CVE-2017-1000111 & CVE-2017-1000112
709256-2 CVE-2017-9074
CVE-2017-7542
K61223103 CVE-2017-9074: Local Linux Kernel Vulnerability
705476-2 CVE-2018-15322 K28003839 Appliance Mode does not follow design best practices
698813-2 CVE-2018-5538 K45435121 When processing DNSX transfers ZoneRunner does not enforce best practices
688625-5 CVE-2017-11628 K75543432 PHP Vulnerability CVE-2017-11628
662850-6 CVE-2015-2716 K50459349 Expat XML library vulnerability CVE-2015-2716
714879-3 CVE-2018-15326 K34652116 APM CRLDP Auth passes all certs


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
685020-3 3-Major   Enhancement to SessionDB provides timeout


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
708956-1 1-Blocking K51206433 During system boot, error message displays: 'Dataplane INOPERABLE - only 1 HSBes found on this platform'
719597 2-Critical   HA between VIPRION chassis with B2250 blades might not work when running v12.1.1 and v13.1.0
715820-1 2-Critical   vCMP in HA configuration with VIPRION chassis might cause unstable data plane
712401-1 2-Critical   Enhanced administrator lock/unlock for Common Criteria compliance
676203-3 2-Critical   Inter-blade mpi connection fails, does not recover, and eventually all memory consumed.
665362-2 2-Critical   MCPD might crash if the AOM restarts
581851-6 2-Critical K16234725 mcpd process on secondary blades unexpectedly restarts when the system processes multiple tmsh commands
711249-1 3-Major   NAS-IP-Address added to RADIUS packet unexpectedly
710976-1 3-Major   Network Map might take a long time to load
708484-2 3-Major   Network Map might take a long time to load
707445-3 3-Major K47025244 Nitrox 3 compression hangs/unable to recover
705818-1 3-Major   GUI Network Map Policy with forward Rule to Pool, Pool does not show up
704804-1 3-Major   The NAS-IP-Address in RADIUS remote authentication is unexpectedly set to the loopback address
704733-1 3-Major   NAS-IP-Address is sent with the bytes in reverse order
704247-2 3-Major   BIG-IP software may fail to install if multiple copies of the same image are present and have been deleted
701249-1 3-Major   RADIUS authentication requests erroneously specify NAS-IP-Address of 127.0.0.1
700895-1 3-Major K34944451 GUI Network Map objects in subfolders are not being shown
696260-1 3-Major K53103420 GUI Network Map as Start Screen presents database error
694696-5 3-Major   On multiblade Viprion, creating a new traffic-group causes the device to go Offline
694547-2 3-Major K74203532 TMSH save sys config creates unneeded generate_config processes.
689730-3 3-Major   Software installations from v13.1.0 might fail
687658 3-Major   Monitor operations in transaction will cause it to stay unchecked
686906-2 3-Major   Fragmented IPv6 packets not handled correctly on Virtual Edition
674455-5 3-Major   Serial console baud rate setting lost after running 'tmidiag -r' in Maintenance OS
678254-1 4-Minor   Error logged when restarting Tomcat


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
721571-1 2-Critical   State Mirroring between BIG-IP 12.1.3.* and 13.* or 14.* systems may cause TMM core on standby system during upgrade
718071-1 2-Critical   HTTP2 with ASM policy not passing traffic
715747 2-Critical   TMM may restart when running traffic through custom SSLO deployments.
709828-2 2-Critical   fasthttp can crash with Large Receive Offload enabled
707244-3 2-Critical   iRule command clientside and serverside may crash tmm
707207-1 2-Critical   iRuleLx returning undefined value may cause TMM restart
700597-1 2-Critical   Local Traffic Policy on HTTP/2 virtual server no longer matches
700056-1 2-Critical   MCPD process may lock up and restart when applying Local Traffic Policy to virtual server
690756-1 2-Critical   APM depends on undocumented internal behavior of HTTP iRule commands after a retry is initiated
571651-4 2-Critical   Reset Nitrox3 crypto accelerator queue if it becomes stuck.
713951-5 3-Major   tmm core files produced by nitrox_diag may be missing data
713934-2 3-Major   Using iRule 'DNS::question name' to shorten the name in DNS_REQUEST may result malformed TC response
712819-2 3-Major   'HTTP::hsts preload' iRule command cannot be used
712475-3 3-Major K56479945 DNS zones without servers will prevent DNS Express reading zone data
712437-3 3-Major K20355559 Records containing hyphens (-) will prevent child zone from loading correctly
711281-5 3-Major   nitrox_diag may run out of space on /shared
710996-2 3-Major   VIPRION outgoing management IPv6 traffic from primary blade uses the cluster member IP
709133-2 3-Major   When the BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set, a double-free error might occur
709132-1 3-Major   When the BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set a buffer overflow can occur
707961-2 3-Major K50013510 Unable to add policy to virtual server; error = Failed to compile the combined policies
707109-1 3-Major   Memory leak when using C3D
704381-5 3-Major   SSL/TLS handshake failures and terminations are logged at too low a level
702151-1 3-Major   HTTP/2 can garble large headers
700889-3 3-Major K07330445 Software syncookies without TCP TS improperly include TCP options that are not encoded
700061-4 3-Major   Restarting service MCPD or rebooting BIG-IP device adds 'other' file read permissions to key file
699598-2 3-Major   HTTP/2 requests with large body may result in RST_STREAM with FRAME_SIZE_ERROR
696755 3-Major   HTTP/2 may truncate a response body when served from cache
693308-1 3-Major   SSL Session Persistence hangs upon receipt of fragmented Client Certificate Chain
689089-1 3-Major   VIPRION cluster IP reverted to 'default' (192.168.1.246) following unexpected reboot
688744-1 3-Major K11793920 LTM Policy does not correctly handle multiple datagroups
686890-1 3-Major   X509_EXTENSION memory blocks leak when C3D forges the certificate.
682944-1 3-Major   key-id missing for installed netHSM key for standby BIG-IP system in HA setup
682283-2 3-Major   Malformed HTTP/2 request with invalid Content-Length value is served against RFC
678872-3 3-Major   Inconsistent behavior for virtual-address and selfip on the same ip-address
673399-3 3-Major   HTTP request dropped after a 401 exchange when a Websockets profile is attached to virtual server.
653201-2 3-Major   Update the default CA certificate bundle file to the latest version and remove expiring certificates from it
713533-2 4-Minor   list self-ip with queries does not work
708249-2 4-Minor   nitrox_diag utility generates QKView files with 5 MB maximum file size limit
692095-1 4-Minor K65311501 bigd logs monitor status unknown for FQDN Node/Pool Member
678801-4 4-Minor   WS::enabled returned empty string
677958-4 4-Minor   WS::frame prepend and WS::frame append do not insert string in the right place.


Performance Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
698992-1 3-Major   Performance degraded


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
713066-1 2-Critical K10620131 Connection failure during DNS lookup to disabled nameserver can crash TMM
707310-2 2-Critical   DNSSEC Signed Zone Transfers of Large Zones Can Be Incomplete (missing NSEC3s and RRSIGs)
721895 3-Major   Add functionality to configure the minimum TLS version advertised and accepted by big3d (iQuery)
715448-2 3-Major   Providing LB::status with a GTM Pool name in a variable caused validation issues
710032-1 3-Major   'No Access' error when viewing GSLB Server's virtual server that has a name indicating a partition that does not exist on that BIG-IP system.
706128-2 3-Major   DNSSEC Signed Zone Transfers Can Leak Memory
703545-1 3-Major   DNS::return iRule "loop" checking disabled


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
718152 2-Critical K14591455 ASM GUI request log does not load on cluster
716788-2 2-Critical   TMM may crash while response modifications are being performed within DoSL7 filter
713390-1 2-Critical   ASM Signature Update cannot be performed on hourly billing cloud instance
685230-3 2-Critical   memory leak on a specific server scenario
606983-2 2-Critical   ASM errors during policy import
719459-2 3-Major   Wrong add suggestions created for already existing response URLs when differentiate HTTP and HTTPS is disabled
719005-1 3-Major   Login request may arrive corrupted to the backend server after CAPTCHA or CSID mitigation
717756-2 3-Major   High CPU usage from asm_config_server
716940-2 3-Major   Traffic Learning screen graphs shows data for the last day only
715128-1 3-Major   Simple mode Signature edit does not escape semicolon
713282-1 3-Major   Remote logger violation_details field does not appear when virtual server has more than one remote logger
712362-3 3-Major   ASM stalls WebSocket frames after legitimate websockets handshake with 101 status code, but without 'Switching Protocols' reason phrase
711405-1 3-Major K14770331 ASM GUI Fails to Display Policy List After Upgrade
710327-1 3-Major   Remote logger message is truncated at NULL character.
707147-1 3-Major   High CPU consumed by asm_config_server_rpc_handler_async.pl
706845-2 3-Major   False positive illegal multipart violation
706665-2 3-Major   ASM policy is modified after pabnagd restart
704643-1 3-Major   Backslashes preceding a forward slash are mistakenly doubled in regular expression within Signature rule
702008-1 3-Major   ASM REST: Missing DB Cleanup for some tables
700143-2 3-Major   ASM Request Logs: Cannot delete second 10,000 records of filtered event log messages
691897-3 3-Major   Names of the modified cookies do not appear in the event log
687759-1 3-Major   bd crash
686765-2 3-Major   Database cleaning failure may allow MySQL space to fill the disk entirely
674256-2 3-Major K60745057 False positive cookie hijacking violation
675232-6 4-Minor   Cannot modify a newly created ASM policy within an iApp template implementation or TMSH CLI transaction


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
710315-1 2-Critical   AVR-profile might cause issues when loading a configuration or when using config sync
698226-1 2-Critical   Filters under Security :: Reports :: DoS :: URL Latencies work incorrectly
696642-1 2-Critical   monpd core is sometimes created when the system is under heavy load.
721474-1 3-Major   AVR does not send all SSLO statistics to offbox machine.
715110 3-Major   AVR should report 'resolutions' in module GtmWideip
712118 3-Major   AVR should report on all 'global tags' in external logs
706361 3-Major   IPS stats tables are empty after upgrade from 13.1.0 to 14.0.0
696212-1 3-Major   monpd does not return data for multi-dimension query
648242-2 3-Major K73521040 Administrator users unable to access all partition via TMSH for AVR reports
649161-2 4-Minor K42340304 AVR caching mechanism not working properly


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
720214-1 2-Critical   NTLM Authentication might fail if Strict Update in iApp is modified
720189-1 2-Critical   VDI settings in APM Webtop have the incorrect URL for Citrix Receiver client download
719149-2 2-Critical   VDI plugin might hang while processing native RDP connections
716747-2 2-Critical   TMM my crash while processing APM or SWG traffic
715250-1 2-Critical   TMM crash when RPC resumes TCL event ACCESS_SESSION_CLOSED
713156-1 2-Critical   AGC cannot do redeploy in Exchange and ADFS use cases
710116-1 2-Critical   VPN clients experience packet loss/disconnection
694078-1 2-Critical   In rare cases, TMM may crash with high APM traffic
720695-1 3-Major   Export then import of APM access Profile/Policy with advanced customization is failing
719192 3-Major   In VPE Agent VMware View Policy shows no properties
715207-3 3-Major   coapi errors while modifying per-request policy in VPE
714961-1 3-Major   antserver creates large temporary file in /tmp directory
714700-2 3-Major   SSO for native RDP resources is not compatible with the 'Force Updated Clients' setting of 'Encryption Oracle Remediation' Group Policy
713111-1 3-Major   When ASM and APM are configured on the same virtual server, ASM might report some errors in its logging.
710305-1 3-Major   When ASM and APM are configured on the same virtual server, ASM could throw some errors in its logging.
709274-1 3-Major   RADIUS Accounting requests egress on different Self IP addresses than they did pre-v13.1.0
699267-2 3-Major   LDAP Query may fail to resolve nested groups
658278-1 3-Major   Network Access configuration with Layered-VS does not work with Edge Client


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
703515-3 2-Critical K44933323 MRF SIP LB - Message corruption when using custom persistence key
692310-2 3-Major K69250459 ICAP modified HTTP 1.1 request/response without content-length gets "chunked" even with no body


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
677473-3 2-Critical   MCPD core is generated on multiple add/remove of Mgmt-Rules


Policy Enforcement Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
711570-3 3-Major   PEM iRule subscriber policy name query using subscriber ID, may not return applied policies
663874-2 3-Major K77173309 Off-box HSL logging does not work with PEM in SPAN mode.


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
719186-2 3-Major   Multipart/form-data requests may generate false positive 'missing strong integrity parameter' alerts
716318-2 3-Major   Engine/Signatures automatic update check may fail to find/download the latest update


Anomaly Detection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
714334-1 2-Critical   admd stops responding and generates a core while under stress.
718772-2 3-Major   The generated signature creates incorrect predicate http.unknown_header (instead of http.unknown_header_exists)
718685-1 3-Major   The measured number of pending requests is two times higher than actual one
701288-1 3-Major   Server health significantly increases during DoSL7 TPS prevention


iApp Technology Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
693694-1 3-Major   tmsh::load within IApp template results in unpredicted behavior



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.7 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
716392-1 1-Blocking   Support for 24 vCMP guests on a single 4450 blade
712429 1-Blocking   Serverside packets excluded from DoS stats
704552 3-Major   Support for ONAP site licensing


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
707100 2-Critical   Potentially fail to create user in AzureStack
706688 2-Critical   Automatically add additional certificates to BIG-IP system in C2S and IC environments
709936 3-Major   Multiple NTP server/domain-searches in the DHCP lease can cause missing DNS/NTP configuration.
707585-1 3-Major   Use native driver for 82599 NICs instead of UNIC
703869 3-Major   Waagent updated to 2.2.21


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
713273 2-Critical   BIG-IP sys db variable avr.stats.internal.maxentitiespertable resets back to default value on services restart
715153-1 3-Major   AVR can generate many files in /var/avr/loader folder, which might cause disk-usage problem


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
716746 3-Major   Possible tmm restart when disabling single endpoint vector while attack is ongoing
712710 3-Major   TMM may halt and restart when threshold mode is set to stress-based mitigation


Traffic Classification Engine Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
699103-1 3-Major   tmm continuously restarts after provisioning AFM



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.6 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
709972-6 CVE-2017-12613 K52319810 CVE-2017-12613: APR Vulnerability
707186-1 CVE-2018-5514 K45320419 TMM may crash while processing HTTP/2 traffic
702232-1 CVE-2018-5517 K25573437 TMM may crash while processing FastL4 TCP traffic
693312-1 CVE-2018-5518 K03165684 vCMPd may crash when processing bridged network traffic
688516-1 CVE-2018-5518 K03165684 vCMPd may crash when processing bridged network traffic
686305-1 CVE-2018-5534 K64552448 TMM may crash while processing SSL forward proxy traffic
589233-2 CVE-2018-5518 K03165684 vCMPd may crash when processing bridged network traffic
714369 CVE-2018-5526 K62201098 ADM may fail when processing HTTP traffic
714350 CVE-2018-5526 K62201098 BADOS mitigation may fail
710314-1 CVE-2018-5537 K94105051 TMM may crash while processing HTML traffic
706176-1 CVE-2018-5512 K51754851 TMM crash can occur when using LRO
706086-3 CVE-2018-5515 K62750376 PAM RADIUS authentication subsystem hardening
703940-2 CVE-2018-5530 K45611803 Malformed HTTP/2 frame consumes excessive system resources
699346-3 CVE-2018-5524 K53931245 NetHSM capacity reduces when handling errors
688011-7 CVE-2018-5520 K02043709 Dig utility does not apply best practices
688009-7 CVE-2018-5519 K46121888 Appliance Mode TMSH hardening
677088-2 CVE-2018-15321 K01067037 BIG-IP tmsh vulnerability CVE-2018-15321
708653-1 CVE-2018-15311 K07550539 TMM may crash while processing TCP traffic
632875-5 CVE-2018-5516 K37442533 Non-Administrator TMSH users no longer allowed to run dig


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
708389 3-Major   BADOS monitoring with Grafana requires admin privilege
680850-2 3-Major K48342409 Setting zxfrd log level to debug can cause AXFR and/or IXFR failures due to high CPU and disk usage.


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
694897-2 1-Blocking   Unsupported Copper SFP can trigger a crash on i4x00 platforms.
708054-1 2-Critical   Web Acceleration: TMM may crash on very large HTML files with conditional comments
706305-1 2-Critical   bgpd may crash with overlapping aggregate addresses and extended-asn-cap enabled
706087 2-Critical   Entry for SSL key replaced by config-sync causes tmsh load config to fail
703761-2 2-Critical   Disable DSA keys for public-key and host-based authentication in Common Criteria mode
696113-3 2-Critical   Extra IPsec reference added per crypto operation overflows connflow refcount
692683-1 2-Critical   Core with /usr/bin/tmm.debug at qa_device_mgr_uninit
690793-1 2-Critical K25263287 TMM may crash and dump core due to improper connflow tracking
689577-3 2-Critical K45800333 ospf6d may crash when processing specific LSAs
688911-1 2-Critical K94296004 LTM Policy GUI incorrectly shows conditions with datagroups
563661-1 2-Critical   Datastor may crash
704282-2 3-Major   TMM halts and restarts when calculating BWC pass rate for dynamic bwc policy
703298-2 3-Major   Licensing and phonehome_upload are not using the sync'd key/certificate
701626-2 3-Major K16465222 GUI resets custom Certificate Key Chain in child client SSL profile
698429-1 3-Major   Misleading log error message: Store Read invalid store addr 0x3800, len 10
693964-1 3-Major   Qkview utility may generate invalid XML in files contained in Qkview
691497-2 3-Major   tmsh save sys ucs <file> fails due to missing patch file in /config/.diffVersions
691210-1 3-Major   Traffic stops on tmm restart when guest VLAN tagging is used for BIG-IP VE.
687353-1 3-Major K35595105 Qkview truncates tmstat snapshot files
631316-2 3-Major K62532020 Unable to load config with client-SSL profile error
514703-3 4-Minor   gtm listener cannot be listed across partitions


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
709334-1 2-Critical   Memory leak when SSL Forward proxy is used and ssl re-negotiates
708114-1 2-Critical K33319853 TMM may crash when processing the handshake message relating to OCSP, after the SSL connection is closed
707447-1 2-Critical   Default SNI clientssl profile's sni_certsn_hash can be freed while in use by other profiles.
707246-1 2-Critical   TMM would crash if SSL Client profile could not load cert-key-chain successfully
706631-2 2-Critical   A remote TLS server certificate with a bad Subject Alternative Name should be rejected when Common Criteria mode is licensed and configured.
705611-2 2-Critical   The TMM may crash when under load when configuration changes occur when the HTTP/2 profile is used
704666-1 2-Critical   memory corruption can occur when using certain certificates
704435-1 2-Critical   Client connection may hang when NTLM and OneConnect profiles used together
703914-2 2-Critical   TMM SIGSEGV crash in poolmbr_conn_dec.
703191-2 2-Critical   HTTP2 requests may contain invalid headers when sent to servers
701244-1 2-Critical K81742541 An incorrect data manipulation in cipher encrypt and decrypt could cause TMM crash with SIGABRT
701202-3 2-Critical K35023432 SSL memory corruption
700393-3 2-Critical K53464344 Under certain circumstances, a stale HTTP/2 stream can cause a tmm crash
697259-2 2-Critical K14023450 Different versioned vCMP guests on the same chassis may crash.
694656-1 2-Critical K05186205 Routing changes may cause TMM to restart
686228-1 2-Critical K23243525 TMM may crash in some circumstances with VLAN failsafe
680074-2 2-Critical   TMM crashes when serverssl cannot provide certificate to backend server.
667770-1 2-Critical K12472293 SIGSEGV to tmm when performing multiple, repeated SSL profile updates, or during UCS restore
648320-5 2-Critical K38159538 Downloading via APM tunnels could experience performance downgrade.
705794-2 3-Major   Under certain circumstances a stale HTTP/2 stream might cause a tmm crash
701147-2 3-Major K36563645 ProxySSL does not work properly with Extended Master Secret and OCSP
700057-4 3-Major   LDAP fails to initiate SSL negotiation because client cert and key associated file permissions are not preserved
693910-4 3-Major   Traffic Interruption for MAC Addresses Learned on Interfaces that Enter Blocked STP State (2000/4000/i2800/i4800 series)
693244-2 3-Major   BIG-IP not sending RST for SYN,ACK packets when ASM is provisioned
690042-1 3-Major K43412307 Potential Tcl leak during iRule suspend operation
689561-1 3-Major   HTTPS request hangs when multiple virtual https servers shares the same ip address
686972-4 3-Major   The change of APM log settings will reset the SSL session cache.
685615-4 3-Major K24447043 Incorrect source mac for TCP Reset with vlangroup for host traffic
677525-2 3-Major   Translucent VLAN group may use unexpected source MAC address
663821-1 3-Major K41344010 SNAT Stats may not include port FTP traffic
653976-4 3-Major K00610259 SSL handshake fails if server certificate contains multiple CommonNames
594751-1 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


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
710424-2 2-Critical K00874337 Possible SIGSEGV in GTMD when GTM persistence is enabled.
678861-1 2-Critical   DNS:: namespace commands in procs cause upgrade failure when change from Link Controller license to other


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
710870 2-Critical   Temporary browser challenge failure after installing older ASU
711011-2 3-Major   'API Security' security policy template changes
683241-1 3-Major K70517410 Improve CSRF token handling


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
710947-1 2-Critical   AVR does not send errdef for entity DosIpLogReporting.
710110-1 2-Critical   AVR does not publish DNS statistics to external log when usr-offbox is enabled.
711929-1 3-Major   AVR should not send statistic on hidden rows for module InterfaceTraffic and module InterfaceHealth


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
679221-2 1-Blocking   APMD may generate core file or appears locked up after APM configuration changed
708005-1 2-Critical K12423316 Users cannot use Horizon View HTML5 client to launch Horizon 7.4 resources
703208-1 2-Critical   PingAccessAgent causes TMM core
702278-2 2-Critical   Potential XSS security exposure on APM logon page.
700522-1 2-Critical   APMD may unexpectedly restart when worker threads are stuck
700090-2 2-Critical   tmm crash during execution of a per-request policy when modified during execution.
699686-1 2-Critical   localdbmgr can occasionally crash during shutdown
697452-1 2-Critical   Websso crashes because of bad argument in logging
712924-1 3-Major   In VPE SecurID servers list are not being displayed in SecurID authentication dialogue
703793-3 3-Major   tmm restarts when using ACCESS::perflow get' in certain events
703171-1 3-Major   High CPU usage for apmd, localdbmgr and oauth processes
702487-3 3-Major   AD/LDAP admins with spaces in names are not supported
684937-3 3-Major K26451305 [KERBEROS SSO] Performance of LRU cache for Kerberos tickets drops gradually with the number of users
683113-3 3-Major K22904904 [KERBEROS SSO][KRB5] The performance of memory type Kerberos ticket cache in krb5 library drops gradually with the number of users
681415-3 3-Major   Copying of profile with advanced customization or images might fail
678427-1 3-Major K03138339 Safari 11 displays F5 EPI and F5 VPN launch confirmation dialogs twice
675775-4 3-Major   TMM crashes inside dynamic ACL building session db callback
671597-3 3-Major   Import, export, copy and delete is taking too long on 1000 entries policy
673717-3 4-Minor   VPE loading times can be very long


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
701889-1 2-Critical   Setting log.ivs.level or log-config filter level to informational causes crash
679114-4 3-Major   Persistence record expires early if an error is returned for a BYE command


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
708888-1 2-Critical K79814103 Some DNS truncated responses may not be processed by BIG-IP
667353 2-Critical   Intermittent TMM crash when AFM dynamic (behavioral) signature is enabled and past attack signatures incorrectly exist in the correlation stats table


Policy Enforcement Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
702705-2 2-Critical   Core observed during lease query testing when RADIUS Authentication is configured in DHCP profile
699531-1 2-Critical   Potential TMM crash due to incorrect number of attributes in a PEM iRule command
696294-1 2-Critical   TMM core may be seen when using Application reporting with flow filter in PEM
711093-1 3-Major   PEM sessions may stay in marked_for_delete state with Gx reporting and Gy enabled
709610-3 3-Major   Subscriber session creation via PEM may fail due to a RADIUS-message-triggered race condition in PEM
697718-1 3-Major   Increase PEM HSL reporting buffer size to 4K.
677494-1 3-Major   Flow filter with Periodic content insertion action could leak insert content record
677148-1 3-Major   Periodic content insertion creates duplicate records if same policy is added to Global high and subscriber specific
676346-2 3-Major   PEM displays incorrect policy action counters when the gate status is disabled.
648802-1 3-Major   Required custom AVPs are not included in an RAA when reporting an error.


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
710701-1 3-Major   "Application Layer Encryption" option is not saved in DataSafe GUI
709319-2 3-Major   Post-login client-side alerts are missing username in bigIQ
706835 3-Major   When cloning a profile, URL parameters are not shown
706771-1 3-Major   FPS ajax-mapping property may be set even when it should be blocked
706651-1 3-Major   Cloning URL does not clone "Description" field
706276-1 4-Minor   Unnecessary pop-up appears


Device Management Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
708305-2 3-Major   Discover task may get stuck in CHECK_IS_ACTIVE step
705593-5 4-Minor   CVE-2015-7940: Bouncy Castle Java Vulnerability



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.5 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

None


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
633441-1 3-Major   Datasync Background Tasks running even without features requiring it


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
708189 4-Minor   OAuth Discovery Auto Pilot is implemented


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
708840 3-Major   13.0.0-to-13.1.0 upgrade operation on VIPRION 2250 blades might fail if global whitelist is configured



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.4 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
700556-1 CVE-2018-5504 K11718033 TMM may crash when processing WebSockets data
699012-1 CVE-2018-5502 K43121447 TMM may crash when processing SSL/TLS data
698080-3 CVE-2018-5503 K54562183 TMM may consume excessive resources when processing with PEM
695901-1 CVE-2018-5513 K46940010 TMM may crash when processing ProxySSL data
691504-1 CVE-2018-5503 K54562183 PEM content insertion in a compressed response may cause a crash.
704580-1 CVE-2018-5549 K05018525 apmd service may restart when BIG-IP is used as SAML SP while processing response from SAML IdP
701447-1 CVE-2017-5754 K91229003 CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown)
701445-1 CVE-2017-5753
CVE-2017-9074
CVE-2017-7542
CVE-2017-11176
K91229003 CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre Variant 1)
701359-4 CVE-2017-3145 K08613310 BIND vulnerability CVE-2017-3145
699455-4 CVE-2018-5523 K50254952 SAML export does not follow best practices
699451-3 CVE-2018-5511 K30500703 OAuth reports do not follow best practices
676457-5 CVE-2017-6153 K52167636 TMM may consume excessive resource when processing compressed data
640766-2 CVE-2016-10088
CVE-2016-9576
K05513373 Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2016-10088 CVE-2016-9576


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
686389-1 3-Major   APM does not honor per-farm HTML5 client disabling at the View Connection Server
678524-1 3-Major   Join FF02::2 multicast group when router-advertisement is configured
693007-1 4-Minor   Modify b.root-servers.net IPv4 address 192.228.79.201 to 199.9.14.201 according to InterNIC


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
707226 1-Blocking   DB variables to disable CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI mitigations
700315-2 1-Blocking K26130444 Ctrl+C does not terminate TShark
667148-3 1-Blocking K02500042 Config load or upgrade can fail when loading GTM objects from a non-/Common partition
706998-3 2-Critical   Memory leak when OCSP is configured in clientSSL profile for C3D, or in serverSSL profile for server authentication
692890-3 2-Critical   Adding support for BIG-IP 800 in 13.1.x
685458-7 2-Critical K44738140 merged fails merging a table when a table row has incomplete keys defined.
665354-1 2-Critical K31190471 Silent reboot, identified with bad_tlp_status and completion_time_out in the sel log
703848-1 3-Major   Possible memory leak when reusing statistics rows in tables
702520-2 3-Major K53330514 Same AZ failover in AWS fails in some configurations with two or more objects sharing the same IP address.
694740-3 3-Major   BIG-IP reboot during a TMM core results in an incomplete core dump
692753-1 3-Major   shutting down trap not sent when shutdown -r or shutdown -h issued from shell
689691-2 3-Major   iStats line length greater than 4032 bytes results in corrupted statistics or merge errors
686029-2 3-Major   A VLAN delete can result in unrelated VLAN FDB entries being flushed on shared VLAN member interfaces
669462-2 3-Major   Error adding /Common/WideIPs as members to GTM Pool in non-Common partition
589083-6 3-Major   TMSH and iControl REST: When logged in as a remote user who has the admin role, cannot save config because of permission errors.
699281-1 4-Minor   Version format of hypervisor bundle matches Version format of ISO
685475-1 4-Minor K93145012 Unexpected error when applying hotfix


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
706534-1 1-Blocking   L7 connection mirroring may not be fully mirrored on standby BigIP
698424-1 1-Blocking K11906514 Traffic over a QinQ VLAN (double tagged) will not pass
700862-1 2-Critical K15130240 tmm SIGFPE 'valid node'
699298-2 2-Critical   13.0.0 Hotfix HF3 3.0.1679 TMM CORED due to SIGSEGV.
698461-1 2-Critical   tmm may crash in fastl4 TCP
692970-2 2-Critical   Using UDP port 67 for purposes other than DHCP might cause TMM to crash
691095-1 2-Critical   CA bundle manager loses certificates in the CA bundle if the serial number is longer than 4 bytes
687635-1 2-Critical K58002142 Tmm becomes unresponsive and might restart
687205-2 2-Critical   Delivery of HUDEVT_SENT messages at shutdown by SSL may cause tmm restart
681175-3 2-Critical K32153360 TMM may crash during routing updates
674576-3 2-Critical   Outage may occur with VIP-VIP configurations
452283-5 2-Critical   An MPTCP connection that receives an MP_FASTCLOSE might not clean up its flows
440620-1 2-Critical   New connections may be reset when a client reuses the same port as it used for a recently closed connection
704073-1 3-Major K24233427 Repeated 'bad transition' OOPS logging may appear in /var/log/ltm and /var/log/tmm
702439 3-Major K04964898 Non-default HTTP/2 header_table_size causes HTTP/2 streams to be reset
698916-1 3-Major   TMM crash with HTTP/2 under specific condition
698379-2 3-Major K61238215 HTTP2 upload intermittently is aborted with HTTP2 error error_code=FLOW_CONTROL_ERROR(
698000-3 3-Major K04473510 Connections may stop passing traffic after a route update
695707-5 3-Major   BIG-IP does not retransmit DATA_FIN when closing an MPTCP connection
691806-1 3-Major K61815412 RFC 793 - behavior receiving FIN/ACK in SYN-RECEIVED state
689449-1 3-Major   Some flows may remain indefinitely in memory with spdy/http2 and http fallback-host configured
688571-2 3-Major K40332712 Untrusted cert might be accepted by the server-ssl even though when 'untrusted-cert-response-control drop' is configured in the server-ssl profile.
688570-5 3-Major   BIG-IP occasionally sends MP_FASTCLOSE after an MPTCP connection close completes
686307-3 3-Major K10665315 Monitor Escaping is not changed when upgrading from 11.6.x to 12.x and later
686065-2 3-Major   RESOLV::lookup iRule command can trigger crash with slow resolver
682104-3 3-Major   HTTP PSM leaks memory when looking up evasion descriptions
680264-2 3-Major   HTTP2 headers frame decoding may fail when the frame delivered in multiple xfrags
677666-2 3-Major   /var/tmstat/blades/scripts segment grows in size.
664528-2 3-Major K53282793 SSL record can be larger than maximum fragment size (16384 bytes)
251162-1 3-Major K11564 The error message 'HTTP header exceeded maximum allowed size' may list the wrong profile name
685467-1 4-Minor K12933087 Certain header manipulations in HTTP profile may result in losing connection.


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
699135-1 2-Critical   tmm cores with SIGSEGV in dns_rebuild_response while using host command for not A/AAAA wideip
692941-1 2-Critical   GTMD and TMM SIGSEGV when changing wide IP pool in GTMD
691287-1 2-Critical   tmm crashes on iRule with GTM pool command
682335-1 2-Critical   TMM can establish multiple connections to the same gtmd
580537-3 2-Critical   The GeoIP update script geoip_update_data cannot be used to install City2 GeoIP data
562921-5 2-Critical   Cipher 3DES and iQuery encrypting traffic between BIG-IP systems
705503-3 3-Major   Context leaked from iRule DNS lookup
703702 3-Major   Fixed iControl REST not listing GTM Listeners
700527-3 3-Major   cmp-hash change can cause repeated iRule DNS-lookup hang
699339-3 3-Major K24634702 Geolocation upgrade files fail to replicate to secondary blades
696808-1 3-Major   Disabling a single pool member removes all GTM persistence records
691498-3 3-Major   Connection failure during iRule DNS lookup can crash TMM
690166-1 3-Major   ZoneRunner create new stub zone when creating a SRV WIP with more subdomains
687128-1 3-Major   gtm::host iRule validation for ipv4 and ipv6 addresses
680069-1 3-Major K81834254 zxfrd core during transfer while network failure and DNS server removed from DNS zone config
679149-1 3-Major   TMM may crash or LB::server returns unexpected result due to reused lb_result->pmbr[0]
667469-3 3-Major K35324588 Higher than expected CPU usage when using DNS Cache
636997-1 4-Minor   big3d may crash
636994-1 4-Minor   big3d may crash
636992-1 4-Minor   big3d may crash
636986-1 4-Minor   big3d may crash
636982-1 4-Minor   big3d may crash


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
705774-1 3-Major   Add a set of disallowed file types to RDP template
703833-1 3-Major   Some bot detected features might not work as expected on Single Page Applications
702946-3 3-Major   Added option to reset staging period for signatures
701841-2 3-Major   Unnecessary file recovery_db/conf.tar.gz consumes /var disk space
701327-2 3-Major   failed configuration deletion may cause unwanted bd exit
700812-1 3-Major   asmrepro recognizes a BIG-IP version of 13.1.0.1 as 13.1.0 and fails to load a qkview
700726-2 3-Major   Search engine list was updated, and fixing case of multiple entries
698919-3 3-Major   Anti virus false positive detection on long XML uploads
697756-1 3-Major   Policy with CSRF URL parameter cannot be imported as binary policy file
697303-1 3-Major   BD crash
696265-5 3-Major K60985582 BD crash
696073-2 3-Major   BD core on a specific scenario
695563-1 3-Major   Improve speed of ASM initialization on first startup
694922-5 3-Major   ASM Auto-Sync Device Group Does Not Sync
693780-1 3-Major   Proactive Bot Defense sends CAPTCHA to the UC browser on iOS devices
693663-1 3-Major   Proactive Bot Defense sends CAPTCHA to the Firefox browser on iOS only in desktop mode
691477-2 3-Major   ASM standby unit showing future date and high version count for ASM Device Group
679384-3 3-Major K85153939 The policy builder is not getting updates about the newly added signatures.
678293-2 3-Major K25066531 Uncleaned policy history files cause /var disk exhaustion
665992-2 3-Major K40510140 Live Update via Proxy No Longer Works
608988-1 3-Major   Error when deleting multiple ASM Policies


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
703233 3-Major   Some filters don't work in Security->Reporting->URL Latencies page


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
707676-1 2-Critical   Memory leak in Machine Certificate Check agent of the apmd process
700724-2 2-Critical   Client connection with large number of HTTP requests may cause tmm to restart
692557-1 2-Critical   When BIG-IP as SAML IdP processes signed authentication requests from external SAML SP, a block of memory may become corrupted.
690116-1 2-Critical   websso daemon might crash when logging set to debug
689591-2 2-Critical   When pingaccess SDK processes certain POST requests from the client, the TMM may restart
677368-2 2-Critical   Websso crash due to uninitialized member in websso context object while processing a log message
631286-3 2-Critical   TMM Memory leak caused by APM URI cache entries
703429-2 3-Major   Citrix Receiver for Android (v3.13.1) crashes while accessing PNAgent services
702263-1 3-Major   An access profile with large number of SAML Resources (greater than 200) causes APM error ERR_TOOBIG while loading.
702222-1 3-Major   RADIUS and SecurID Auth fails with empty password
701740-1 3-Major   apmd leaks memory when updating Access V2 policy
701737-1 3-Major   apmd may leak memory on destroying Kerberos cache
701736-1 3-Major   Memory leak in Machine Certificate Check agent of the apmd process
701639-1 3-Major   Session variables in Requested Authentication Context Class in SP do not get resolved when Authentication Request is generated by BIG-IP as SP.
697636-3 3-Major   ACCESS is not replacing headers while replacing POST body
695953-1 3-Major   Custom URL Filter object is missing after load sys config TMSH command
694624-1 3-Major   SSO enabled Native RDP resources can't be accessed via hardware BIG-IP with "Intel Cave Creek" coprocessor
693844-1 3-Major K58335157 APMD may restart continuously and cannot come up
692307-3 3-Major   User with 'operator' role may not be able to view some session variables
687937-1 3-Major   RDP URIs generated by APM Webtop are not properly encoded
685862-1 3-Major   BIG-IP as SAML IdP/SP may include last x509 certificate found in the configured bundle in signed SAML Response or single logout message
684583-1 3-Major   Buitin Okta Scopes Request object uses client -id and client-secret
684325-1 3-Major   APMD Memory leak when applying a specific access profile
683389-3 3-Major   Error #2134 when attempting to create local flash.net::SharedObject in rewritten ActionScript 3 file
683297-2 3-Major   Portal Access may use incorrect back-end for resources referenced by CSS
682500-2 3-Major   VDI Profile and Storefront Portal Access resource do not work together
678851-3 3-Major   Portal Access produces incorrect Java bytecode when rewriting java.applet.AppletStub.getDocumentBase()
675866-4 3-Major   WebSSO: Kerberos rejects tickets with 2 minutes left in their ticket lifetime, causing APM to disable SSO
671627-3 3-Major K06424790 HTTP responces without body may contain chunked body with empty payload being processed by Portal Access.
632646-1 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.
629334-1 3-Major   Portal Access: JavaScript expressions in parentheses may be rewritten incorrectly
612792-1 3-Major   Support RDP redirection for connections launched from APM Webtop on iOS
612118-2 3-Major   Nexthop explicit proxy is not used for the very first connection to communicate with the backend.
536831-1 3-Major   APM PAM module does not handle local-only users list correctly


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
698338-1 2-Critical   Potential core in MRF occurs when pending egress messages are queued and an iRule error aborts the connection
689343-2 2-Critical   Diameter persistence entries with bi-directional flag created with 10 sec timeout
685708-4 2-Critical   Routing via iRule to a host without providing a transport from a transport-config created connection cores
700571-4 3-Major   SIP MR profile, setting incorrect branch param for CANCEL to INVITE
696049-1 3-Major   High CPU load on generic message if multiple responses arrive while asynchronous Tcl command is running
674747-4 3-Major K30837366 sipdb cannot delete custom bidirectional persistence entries.
656901-3 3-Major   MRF add 'existing_connection_only' and 'outgoing_connection_instance_seed' two iRule commands


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
704207-1 2-Critical   DNS query name is not showing up in DNS AVR reporting
703517 2-Critical K23520761 TMM may crash when processing TCP DNS traffic
692328-1 2-Critical   Tmm core due to incorrect memory allocation
705161-1 3-Major K23520761 TMM may crash when processing TCP DNS traffic
703959 3-Major   Manual thresholds for DoS Protection Dynamic Signatures are not accepted via TMUI
631418-1 3-Major   Packets dropped by HW grey list may not be counted toward AVR.


Policy Enforcement Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
696383-1 2-Critical   PEM Diameter incomplete flow crashes when sweeped
694717-1 2-Critical   Potential memory leak and TMM crash due to a PEM iRule command resulting in a remote lookup.
616008-1 2-Critical K23164003 TMM core may be seen when using an HSL format script for HSL reporting in PEM
696789-1 3-Major   PEM Diameter incomplete flow crashes when TCL resumed
695968-1 3-Major   Memory leak in case of a PEM Diameter session going down due to remote end point connectivity issues.
694319-1 3-Major   CCA without a request type AVP cannot be tracked in PEM.
694318-1 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.
684333-1 3-Major   PEM session created by Gx may get deleted across HA multiple switchover with CLI command
678820-1 3-Major   Potential memory leak if PEM Diameter sessions are not created successfully.
642068-4 3-Major   PEM: Gx sessions will stay in marked_for_delete state if CCR-T timeout happens
624231-4 3-Major   No flow control when using content-insertion with compression
680729-1 4-Minor K64307999 DHCP Trace log incorrectly marked as an Error log.


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
697363-1 2-Critical   FPS should forward all XFF header values
705559-1 3-Major   FPS: false positive "no strong integrity param" when none of the configured data-integrity params are present in request
662311-1 3-Major   CS alerts should contain actual client IP address in XFF header


Protocol Inspection Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
671716-1 3-Major   UCS version check was too strict for IPS hitless upgrade



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.3 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
702419 3-Major   Protocol Inspection needs add-on license to work


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
660239-6 4-Minor   When accessing the dashboard, invalid HTTP headers may be present


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
677919-4 3-Major   Enhanced Data Manipulation AJAX Support



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.2 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
681955-1 CVE-2017-3167 CVE-2017-3169 CVE-2017-7679 CVE-2017-9788 K23565223 Apache CVE-2017-9788
673595-9 CVE-2017-3167 CVE-2017-3169 K34125394 Apache CVE-2017-3167
694274-1 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
672124-6 CVE-2018-5541 K12403422 Excessive resource usage when BD is processing requests
673607-9 CVE-2017-3169 K83043359 Apache CVE-2017-3169
672667-6 CVE-2017-7679 K75429050 CVE-2017-7679: Apache vulnerability
641101-7 CVE-2016-8743 K00373024 httpd security and bug fix update CVE-2016-8743
684033-3 CVE-2017-9798 K70084351 CVE-2017-9798 : Apache Vulnerability (OptionsBleed)
661939-2 CVE-2017-2647 K32115847 Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2017-2647


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
685056 3-Major   VE OVAs is not the supported platform to run VMware guest OS customization
670103-1 3-Major   No way to query logins to BIG-IP in TMUI
681385-2 4-Minor   Forward proxy forged cert lifespan can be configured from days into hours.


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
700247 2-Critical K60053504 APM Client Software may be missing after doing fresh install of BIG-IP VE
693979 3-Major   Autoscale is not functional because of the change in file permission of the /shared/vadc/aws/iid-document document
683131-1 3-Major   Hotfix install fails on vCMP guest when both guest and host have the same base version ISO present
682213-1 3-Major K31623549 TLS v1.2 support in IP reputation daemon
669585-1 3-Major   The tmsh sys log filter is unable to display information in uncompressed log files.
668826-1 3-Major   File named /root/.ssh/bigip.a.k.bak is present but should not be
668276-1 3-Major   BIG-IP does not display failed login attempts since last login in GUI
668273-1 3-Major K12541531 Logout button not available in Configuration Utility when using Client Cert LDAP
471237-4 3-Major K12155235 BIG-IP VE instances do not work with an encrypted disk in AWS.


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
699624-1 2-Critical   Config with custom 'SIP' or 'Firepass' monitor fails to load after upgrade
463097-5 3-Major   Clock advanced messages with large amount of data maintained in DNS Express zones


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
672504-2 2-Critical K52325625 Deleting zones from large databases can take excessive amounts of time.
667542-6 2-Critical   DNS Express does not correctly process multi-message DNS IXFR updates.
645615-6 2-Critical K70543226 zxfrd may fail and restart after multiple failovers between blades in a chassis.
655233-2 3-Major K93338593 DNS Express using wrong TTL for SOA RRSIG record in NoData response
648766-2 3-Major K57853542 DNS Express responses missing SOA record in NoData responses if CNAMEs present
646615-2 4-Minor   Improved default storage size for DNS Express database


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
699720-1 2-Critical   ASM crash when configuring remote logger for WebSocket traffic with response-logging:all
691670-5 2-Critical   Rare BD crash in a specific scenario
686108-1 2-Critical   User gets blocking page instead of captcha during brute force attack
684312-1 2-Critical K54140729 During Apply Policy action, bd agent crashes, causing the machine to go Offline
698940-1 3-Major   Add new security policy template for API driven systems - "API Security"
690883-1 3-Major   BIG-IQ: Changing learning mode for elements does not always take effect
686517-2 3-Major   Changes to a parent policy that has no active children are not synced to the secondary chassis slots.
686470-1 3-Major   Enable AJAX Response Page or Single Page Application support causes the part of the web page failed to load.
686452-1 3-Major   File Content Detection Formats are not exported in Policy XML
685964-1 3-Major   cs_qualified_urls bigdb does not cause configured URLs to be qualified.
685771-1 3-Major   Policies cannot be created with SAP, OWA, or SharePoint templates
685207-1 3-Major   DoS client side challenge does not encode the Referer header.
685164-1 3-Major   In partitions with default route domain != 0 request log is not showing requests
683508-1 3-Major K00152663 WebSockets: umu memory leak of binary frames when remote logger is configured
680353-1 3-Major   Brute force sourced based mitigation is not working as expected
674494-4 3-Major K77993010 BD memory leak on specific configuration and specific traffic
668184-2 3-Major   Huge values are shown in the AVR statistics for ASM violations
694073-3 4-Minor   All signature update details are shown in 'View update history from previous BIG-IP versions' popup
685193-1 4-Minor   If Inheritance is None in the Parent Policy and there are at least 1 child policy, the number of Comments shown in Inheritance Settings is equal to number of child policies


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
679861 1-Blocking   Weak Access Restrictions on the AVR Reporting Interface
697421 3-Major   Monpd core when trying to restart
688813-2 3-Major K23345645 Some ASM tables can massively grow in size.
686510-1 3-Major   If tmm was restarted during an attack, the attack might appear ongoing in GUI
683474 3-Major   The case-sensitive problem during comparison of 2 Virtual Servers
679088-1 3-Major   Avr reporting and analytics does not display statistics of many source regions


Fraud Protection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
684852-1 2-Critical   Obfuscator not producing deterministic output
692123 3-Major   GET parameter is grayed out if MobileSafe is not licensed


Anomaly Detection Services Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
700320 2-Critical   tmm core under stress when BADOS configured and attack signatures enabled
691462-1 3-Major   Bad actors detection might not work when signature mitigation blocks bad traffic
687987 3-Major   Presentation of signatures in human-readable format
687986 3-Major   High CPU consumption during signature generation, not limited number of signatures per virtual server
687984 3-Major   Attacks with randomization of HTTP headers parameters generates too many signatures


Traffic Classification Engine Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
698396-1 2-Critical   Config load failed after upgrade from 12.1.2 to 13.x or 14.x



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v13.1.0.1 that are included in this release


Functional Change Fixes

None


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
686190-1 2-Critical   LRO performance impact with BWC and FastL4 virtual server
667173-1 2-Critical   13.1.0 cannot join a device group with 13.1.0.1
683114-2 3-Major   Need support for 4th element version in Update Check


Performance Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
685628-1 1-Blocking   Performance regression on B4450 blade
673832-1 1-Blocking   Performance impact for certain platforms after upgrading to 13.1.0.
696525-1 2-Critical   B2250 blades experience degraded performance.

 

Cumulative fix details for BIG-IP v13.1.3 that are included in this release

810557-4 : ASM ConfigSync Hardening

Solution Article: K05123525


809377-4 : AFM ConfigSync Hardening

Solution Article: K05123525


807477-3 : ConfigSync Hardening

Solution Article: K04280042


799617-8 : ConfigSync Hardening

Solution Article: K05123525


799589-8 : ConfigSync Hardening

Solution Article: K05123525


797885-10 : ConfigSync Hardening

Solution Article: K05123525


796469-9 : ConfigSync Hardening

Solution Article: K05123525


794493 : Cannot modify chain certificate in parent profile via iApp

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Modifying a parent profile via iApp results in error message:

err mcpd[5352]: 0107149e:3: Virtual server /Common/vs_test has more than one clientssl/serverssl profile with same server name.

Conditions:
1. Parent profile created via iApp.
2. Create a child profile from parent profile.
3. Assign child profile to a virtual server.
3. Modify the parent profile certificate key chain via iApp.

Impact:
Not able to modify SSL profile certificate key chain from iApp. Failure error message is reported on iApp and in ltm log.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
You can now modify SSL profile certificate key chain from iApp without error.


794413-4 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2019-6471

Solution Article: K10092301


790205-2 : Adding a more-specific route to a child route domain that overrides the default route in the default route domain can cause TMM to core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM cores when adding a route (either statically or dynamically) to a child route domain.

Conditions:
Adding a more-specific route to a child domain that overrides a route in the default domain.

Impact:
TMM cores. A failover or outage. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer cores when adding routes to child domains.


783817-4 : UI becomes unresponsive when accessing Access active session information

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When accessing Admin UI Access :: Overview :: Active Sessions page, the page status is stuck in 'Receiving configuration data from your device'. TMSH command 'show apm access-info' also hangs.

The following error messages shows up in TMM log:

-- notice mcp error: 0x1020002 at ../mcp/db_access.c:831
-- notice mcp error: 0x1020031 at ../mcp/mcp_config.c:588

Conditions:
-- Two vCMP guests or two chassis are set up in high availability mode.
-- If Network Mirroring is toggled between 'Within Cluster' and 'Between Cluster' while traffic is going through the device.

Impact:
Some session variables may be lost, which results in UI hang. Admin UI becomes unusable.

Workaround:
Do not toggle between 'Within Cluster' and 'Between Cluster' while traffic is going through the device.


781637-4 : ASM brute force counts unnecessary failed logins for NTLM

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
False positive brute force violation raised and login request is blocked

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- ASM policy attached to a virtual server.
-- ASM Brute force protection enabled for NTLM login type

Impact:
login request blocked by asm policy

Workaround:
Define higher thresholds in brute force protection settings

Fix:
asm code has been fixed and do not count unnecessary failed logins for NTLM


781605-1 : Fix RFC issue with the multipart parser

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
false positive or false negative attack signature match on multipart payload.

Conditions:
very specific parsing issue.

Impact:
A parameter specific excluded signature may be matched or un-matched.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Multi part parser issue was fixed.


781069-4 : Bot Defense challenge blocks requests with long Referer headers

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The Bot Defense challenge may block the client if the Referer header is between about 1400 characters and 3072 characters long.
This client may get blocked by TCP RST, or suffer from a challenge loop.

Conditions:
-- Bot Defense with Verify before Access, or Proactive Bot Defense are configured
-- Request has a Referer header that is between ~1400 and 3072 characters long

Impact:
Legitimate browsers may get blocked or suffer from a challenge loop

Workaround:
Use an iRule to override the Referer header from the HTTP_REQUEST event, to make it shorter.

Fix:
Challenges with long Referer headers no longer block legitimate clients.


777733-1 : DoS profile default values cause config load failure on upgrade

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Upon upgrading from 12.1.x, the config fails to load with an error similar to the following:

01071aa6:3: Dos DNS query data bad actor can not be enabled if per-source detection/limit pps is less than 1% of the Dos vector (a) rate threshold setting for sub-profile (PROFILE_DOS_NETWORK_VS-ADIB-GTM-ID177_53_UDP) of Dos profile (/Common/PROFILE_DOS_NETWORK_VS-ADIB-GTM-ID177_53_UDP).

Conditions:
-- AFM configured.
-- One or more SIP or DNS vectors are configured with the rate_threshold values set to the default in 12.x.
  + For SIP, the rate_threshold value in 12.x is 30000.
  + For DNS, the rate_threshold value in 12.x is 50000.

Impact:
During upgrade, the BIG-IP system fails to convert these thresholds to the new default value of 'infinite'. After upgrade, the configuration fails to load.

Workaround:
Manually edit the profile to disable bad-actor, or change the DNS and SIP default rate_threshold value to 'infinite', then config can be loaded.

For example, in this affected configuration for DNS:

dns-query-vector {
    a {
        allow-advertisement disabled
        ...
        rate-increase 500
        rate-limit 250000
        rate-threshold 50000 <<---
    }


Change it to this:

dns-query-vector {
    a {
        allow-advertisement disabled
        ...
        rate-increase 500
        rate-limit 250000
        rate-threshold infinite
    }

At that point, the configuration should load successfully.

Fix:
DNS and SIP default rate_threshold value of 50000 and 30000 of 12.1.x are now converted to default value of 'infinite' during upgrade, so the configuration loads as expected.


775621-4 : urldb memory grows past the expected ~3.5GB

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When using the categorization engine (urldb), memory may increase when real-time update databases are downloaded (once every ten minutes, as available).

Conditions:
-- SWG provisioned.
-- Using urldb.
-- Real-time database updates occurring.

Impact:
Memory increases, and if there is not enough room on the BIG-IP system, urldb can core.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system no longer preloads the database into memory, so memory no longer grows past what is expected.


775013-4 : TIME EXCEEDED alert has insufficient data for analysis

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
The time-exceeded alert does not include sufficient alert details to troubleshoot the process. It is difficult to determine whether or not the alert is valid, or how long past the request time the alert occurred.

Conditions:
Viewing alert logs for time-exceeded messages.

Impact:
Makes troubleshooting and/or analysis difficult.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
All encryption failures alert now provides additional details to assist in troubleshooting the process.


774445-3 : BIG-IP VE does not pass traffic on ESXi 6.7 Update 2

Solution Article: K74921042

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) does not pass traffic when deployed on ESXi 6.7 Update 2 hypervisors, when the VE is using VMXNET 3 network interfaces (VMXNET 3 interfaces are the default).

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP VE running on VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 2 (build number 13006603) hypervisor.
-- VMXNET 3 NICs.

Impact:
Traffic does not pass through non-mgmt interfaces.

Workaround:
You can use the following workarounds:

-- Until this issue is fixed in a Point-Release for your software branch, you can contact F5 Networks Technical Support to obtain an Engineering Hotfix to address the issue. This workaround allows TMM to continue to use the VMXNET3 driver, which is preferable.

-- On BIG-IP version 14.1.0, you can switch to the 'sock' driver.

-- On BIG-IP versions earlier than 14.1.0, you can switch to the 'unic' driver.

Note: The workarounds that switch driver must be applied individually to devices, as they do not synchronize via ConfigSync.

To switch driver:

1. Add a line to /config/tmm_init.tcl that reads 'device driver vendor_dev 15ad:07b0 DRIVER' (replacing DRIVER with 'unic' or 'sock', as appropriate). For example:

    echo "device driver vendor_dev 15ad:07b0 sock" >> /config/tmm_init.tcl

2. Restart tmm for the changes to take effect (restarting tmm disrupts traffic):

    bigstart restart tmm

3. After tmm restarts, confirm the driver in use by examining the output of:

    tmctl -d blade tmm/device_probed

Fix:
BIG-IP VE now passes traffic on ESXi 6.7 Update 2.


773553-4 : ASM JSON parser false positive.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
False positive JSON malformed violation.

Conditions:
-- JSON profile enabled (enabled is the default).
-- Specific JSON traffic is passed.

Impact:
HTTP request is blocked or an alarm is raised.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than disabling the JSON profile.

Fix:
JSON parser has been fixed as per RFC8259.


771873-3 : TMSH Hardening

Solution Article: K40378764


771173-1 : FastL4 profile syn-cookie-enable attribute is not being rolled forward correctly.

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The system does not roll forward the FastL4 profile syn-cookie-enable attribute after upgrading from 12.x to 13.x and beyond.

Conditions:
This happens when upgrading from 12.x to 13.x and beyond.

Impact:
If syn cookies are explicitly disabled on a FastL4 profile prior to upgrading, they may be enabled.

Workaround:
You can fix the configuration by modifying it manually after upgrading.

In tmsh:
tmsh modify ltm profile fastl4 <profile_name> syn-cookie-enable <enabled|disabled>


771025-2 : AVR send domain names as an aggregate

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR sends domain name as an aggregate of a number of domain names.

Conditions:
-- AVR receives more than the number of domain names it can handle.
-- After AVR gets DNS calls with different domain name, it no longer clears the domain name.
-- When AVR receives the maximum number of total domain names, it start to aggregate all the new domain names.

Impact:
Cannot see the correct domain name.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
AVR now removes old domain names, so it can add new ones and send the actual domain names it collected.


770621-1 : [Portal Access] HTTP 308 redirect does not get rewritten

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Requests with URLs that are not rewritten in web application.

Conditions:
HTTP response from the backend with 308 redirect.

Impact:
HTTP Status Code 308 (Permanent Redirect) is not supported. Unexpected web application operation.

Workaround:
Use a custom iRule to rewrite the request.

Fix:
HTTP Status Code 308 (Permanent Redirect) is now supported; Location header is now rewritten.


769981-3 : bd crashes in a specific scenario

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
bd crash with a core file.

Conditions:
-- XML profile with schema validation is attached to a security policy.

-- The bd.log shows out-of-memory messages relating to XML.

Impact:
Failover; traffic disruption.

Workaround:
Increase the memory XML uses by using the internal parameters total_xml_memory and/or additional_xml_memory_in_mb. For more information, see K10803: Customizing the amount of memory allocated to the BIG-IP ASM XML processing engine available at https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K10803


769809-2 : vCMP guests 'INOPERATIVE' after upgrade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After upgrading the host or creating new vCMP guests, the prompt in the vCMP guests report as INOPERATIVE.

Conditions:
-- The system truncates the unit key. (Note: This occurs because the unit key is designed to be a certain length, and the internally generated unit key for the guest has a NULL in it.)
-- Upgrading the host.
-- Creating new guests.

Impact:
vCMP guests are sent a truncated unit key and fail to decrypt the master key needed to load the config. vCMP Guests report 'INOPERATIVE' after upgrade.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now handles a guest unit key that has a NULL in it, so vCMP guests are no longer 'INOPERATIVE' after upgrade


769061-4 : Improved details for learning suggestions to enable violation/sub-violation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The title for the entity in suggestions to enable violation/sub-violation is 'Match violation'/'Matched HTTP Check', though these suggestions are created when there is no match in the observed traffic.

Conditions:
There are learning suggestions to enable violations/sub-violation in the policy

Impact:
Misleading suggestion details.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The misleading word 'Matched' was removed from the title.


768761-4 : Improved accept action description for suggestions to disable signature/enable metacharacter in policy

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
It is difficult to understand the description for suggestions to disable signature or enable metacharacter on parameter/URL alternative action (accept for all entities).

Conditions:
There are suggestions to disable signature or enable metacharacter on parameter/URL.

Impact:
Action description can be difficult to understand.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
'Accept for Any Entity' action has been renamed to 'Accept Globally'. The 'Charset' type is now mentioned in the action description for better understanding of the applied action.


767653-2 : Malformed HTTP request can result in endless loop in an iRule script

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP system receives an HTTP request, its parser determines a version of used HTTP protocol. A malformed HTTP/1.1 request can be recognized as having HTTP/0.9 version but still having headers. Attempt to remove existing HTTP header can result in an endless loop.

Conditions:
The BIG-IP system has a virtual server with an HTTP profile and an iRule, removing all appearances of a specific header.

Impact:
The BIG-IP system enters into an endless loop, and SOD kills the TMM process handling the request. The BIG-IP system fails over and may cause interruption in traffic processing.

Workaround:
Stop the processing of a request when HTTP/0.9 is detected:

if {[HTTP::version] equals "0.9"} {return}

Fix:
When a malformed request is recognized as HTTP/0.9 it no longer provides inconsistent results for iRule commands and prevents endless loops due to such version transformation.


765621-1 : POST request being rejected when using OAuth Resource Server mode

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
POST request is rejected.

Conditions:
-- Using OAuth Resource Server access type.
-- Client sends a large POST body.

Impact:
The request is rejected.

Workaround:
Increase the tmm.access.maxrequestbodysize sys db variable to be larger than the POST body size.

Fix:
The system now supports larger POST requests in OAuth Resource Server mode.


764665-1 : AVRD core when connected to BIG-IQ via HTTPS at the moment of configuration change

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP is registered on BIG-IQ system, sometimes avrd crashes with core.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP is registered at BIG-IQ.
-- BIG-IQ sends configuration update to BIG-IP.

Impact:
Avrd cores and restarts. Functionality is not impacted, stats data are sent to BIG-IQ.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Corrected issue in setting value for internal flag.


764373-1 : 'Modified domain cookie' violation with multiple enforced domain cookies with different paths

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When the server sends enforced cookies with the same name for different paths, a false-positive 'Modified domain cookie' violation is reported.

Conditions:
Server sends enforced cookies with the same name but with different paths.

Impact:
A valid request might be rejected.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now checks all enforced cookies correctly, so this issue no longer includes.


763349-1 : AVRD can crash with core when HTTPS connection to BIG-IQ DCD node times out

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
avrd application on BIG-IP crashes; core is generated.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IP is configured to send data to BIG-IQ DCD node via the HTTPS protocol.

-- Connection to DCD is established but response does not arrive within the timeout interval, so the connection times out.

Impact:
avrd crashes, and a core is generated.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
avrd now reconnects to BIG-IQ DCD in a different sequence so this issue no longer occurs.


763121-1 : Utilizing the AFM Packet Tester tool while a TCP Half Open attack is underway can crash TMM.

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes and produces a core file. The crash is a SIGFPE accompanied by the following panic string:

Assertion "packet must already have an ethernet header" failed.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

- The system is provisioned for AFM.
- A TCP Half Open attack to the system is underway.
- A BIG-IP Administrator attempts to use the AFM Packet Tester tool, and simulates sending a TCP segment with the SYN flag set.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use the AFM Packet Tester tool while a TCP Half Open attack is underway.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when utilizing the AFM Packet Tester tool.


763005-2 : Aggregated Domain Names in DNS statistics are shown as random domain name

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Many DNS queries (e.g., 50000) with different query domain names are sent and AVR aggregates data it shows aggregated names using a random name taken from the first lookup table record.

Conditions:
-- Run 50000 DNS queries, all with different domain names.
-- View Statistics :: Analytics :: DNS, and choose View By : Domain Names.

Impact:
There is one random domain name with a high counter value, other domains are shown with counter 1.

Workaround:
None.


763001-2 : Web-socket enforcement might lead to a false negative

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A request that should be blocked will be passed to server.

Conditions:
Parse parameters flag in json profile is enabled.
Requests are sent in json websocket.

Impact:
Bad requests may be passed to the server

Workaround:
Disable parse parameters flag in json profile

Fix:
Web-socket enforcement now filters requests as expected.


761941-3 : ASM does not remove CSRT token query parameter before forwarding a request to the backend server

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
CSRT query parameter observed in tcpdump on the BIG-IP system's server side.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- ASM policy attached to a virtual server.
-- CSRF enabled in ASM policy.

Impact:
Backend app gets CSRT parameter, which might impact its business logic.

Workaround:
You can remove a CSRT query parameter using a URI modification iRule on the server side.

Fix:
The system now removes the csrt query parameter before forwarding a request to the backend server


761921-3 : avrd high CPU utilization due to perpetual connection attempts

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
avrd shows high CPU utilization. Repeated retries on auth token client failed connection attempts.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IQ system is not available (even though it is configured).
-- Frequent connection retries.

Impact:
avrd consumes a large amount of CPU.

Workaround:
Correct BIG-IQ availability and restart avrd.

Fix:
avrd now waits between connection retries, so this issue does not occur.


761553-4 : Text for analyzed requests improved for suggestions that were created as result of absence of violations in traffic

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Text for analyzed requests might be misleading for suggestions that are created as result of an absence of violations in traffic:

X requests triggered this suggestion from date:time until date:time.

Actually:
-- 'X requests' did not trigger a violation, and no sampled are requests provided.

-- The format of the time in 'from date:time until date:time' is difficult to parse.

Conditions:
There are suggestions that were created as result of an absence of violations in traffic in the policy.

Impact:
Text might be misleading.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Improved text for analyzed requests for suggestions that were created as result of absence of violations in traffic


761549-4 : Traffic Learning: Accept and Stage action is shown only in case entity is not in staging

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Accept and Stage action is available, even for entities that are in staging already.

Conditions:
Create suggestion for the entity (e.g., Attack signature on parameter) that is in staging.

Impact:
Action that is not relevant is shown.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Accept and Stage action is available only for suggestions on entities that are not in staging


761300 : Errors in REST token requests may log sensitive data

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
When requests for REST tokens generate a parsing error the logged message may contain sensitive data present in the request, including passwords.

Conditions:
Error in token request parsing. Typically causes include a typo or other JSON syntax error in the POST body of the REST request.

Impact:
Restlogs record sensitive data. Properly formatted requests do not generate this error logging and do not record sensitive data.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Sensitive data is now filtered from logging.


761273-1 : wr_urldbd creates sparse log files by writing from the previous position after logrotate.

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
After log rotation, the wr_urldbd daemon continues to write at the pre-rotate offset into the file, so the next message is written at offset N, making the file sparse, with all characters prior to position being read as nulls.

Conditions:
System rotates log files.

Impact:
Some automated systems might not be able to read log file.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Log file preserves text file type after log rotation.


761231-4 : Bot Defense Search Engines getting blocked after configuring DNS correctly

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Bot Defense performs a reverse DNS for requests with User-Agents of known Search Engines.

A cache is stored for legal / illegal requests to prevent querying the DNS again.

This cache never expires, so in case of an initial misconfiguration, after fixing the DNS configuration, or routing or networking issue, the Search Engines may still be blocked until TMM is restarted.

Conditions:
-- Initial misconfiguration of DNS or routing or networking issue.
-- Cache stores requests to prevent future queries to DNS.
-- Correct the misconfiguration.

Impact:
Cache does not expire and is never updated, so it retains the misconfigured requests. As a result, valid Search Engines are getting blocked by Bot Defense.

Workaround:
Restart TMM by running the following command:
bigstart restart tmm

Fix:
The internal DNS cache within Bot Defense and DoSL7 now expires after five minutes.


760974-1 : TMM SIGABRT while evaluating access policy

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM cores while evaluating access policy.

Conditions:
-- Secure Web Gateway is configured and in use.
-- An access policy is being evaluated.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Use an iRule similar to the following:

when ACCESS_POLICY_COMPLETED {
    set res [ACCESS::session data get "session.policy.result"]

    if {[string compare $res "in_progress"] == 0} {
     log local0.notice "rejecting"
      reject
    }
    log local0.notice "result :$res"
}

Fix:
TMM no longer cores under these conditions.


760961 : TMM crashes due to webroot database shared memory channel corruption when wr_urldbd daemon restarts

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
Webroot daemon (wr_urldbd) crashes because of a socket handler issue that occurs when sending the URI categorization request to the BrightCloud server.

Wr_urldbd daemon restarts, and during startup, it loads the downloaded database to the shared memory channel. This shared memory channel is being used by the TMM, which has no information about the wr_urldbd restart, so tmm restarts.

Conditions:
-- Wr_urldbd restarts (which occurs due to an issue in socket handler when sending URL categorization requests to the BrightCloud server).

-- During wr_urldbd startup, the daemon starts loading the downloaded webroot database to the shared memory channel set up between the wr_urldbd and TMM.

-- TMM accesses this shared memory channel to perform a URL category lookup (due to traffic).

Impact:
TMM restarts. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes under these conditions.


760878-2 : Incorrect enforcement of explicit global parameters

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A false positive or false negative enforcement of explicit global parameter.

Conditions:
-- A configuration with more than 255 security policies.
-- Policies configured with an explicit parameter that is unique (for example, 'static', a disabled signature, etc.).
-- Attempt to enforce that parameter.

Impact:
Wrong blocking/violations. The parameter is not found, and the wildcard * parameter is enforced instead.

Workaround:
Make the explicit parameters a wildcard parameter.

Fix:
Explicit parameters are enforced correctly on all parameters.


760771-3 : FastL4-steered traffic might cause SSL resume handshake delay

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a FastL4 virtual server steers traffic to another SSL-enabled virtual server, there can be a delay on SSL session resumption because SSL is unable to identify the connection flow.

Additionally, it has been observed that if fallback persistence is configured, the BIG-IP system might fail to start the connection serverside.

Conditions:
-- FastL4 virtual server.
-- iRule is used to steer traffic to another virtual server with client SSL enabled.
-- Multiple tmm's.

Impact:
-- Potential impact to SSL performance.
-- Possible connection failure.

Workaround:
To workaround this issue:
-- Disable FastL4.
-- Enable OneConnect.

Fix:
FastL4-steered traffic no longer causes SSL resume handshake delay.


760550-3 : Retransmitted TCP packet has FIN bit set

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After TCP sends a packet with FIN, retransmitted data earlier in the sequence space might also have the FIN bit set.

Conditions:
-- Nagle is enabled.
-- TCP has already sent a FIN.
-- A packet is retransmitted with less than MSS bytes in the send queue.

Impact:
The retransmitted packet has the FIN bit set even if it does not contain the end of the data stream. This might cause the connection to stall near the end.

Workaround:
Set Nagle to disabled in the TCP profile.

Fix:
The incorrect FIN bit is removed.


760438-1 : PEM iRule to set policy in rigorous loop may crash tmm due to rare timing conditions

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
tmm coredump

Conditions:
-- Using an iRule to apply a referential policy in a rigorous loop.
-- This is a rarely occurring timing issue.

Impact:
Traffic impact due to tmm coredump. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system now validates session presence before applying the policy.


760408-1 : System Integrity Status: Invalid after BIOS update

Solution Article: K23438711

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP system boots, it performs a System Integrity Check. The System Integrity Status may return one of three states: Valid, Unavailable, or Invalid.

This issue causes the System Integrity Status to return a value of 'Invalid'.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP systems that have been manufactured using a earlier BIOS version.
-- Updating to a newer BIOS version.

Impact:
The System Integrity Status returns a status of Invalid, which may falsely indicate that the system BIOS or OS has been compromised.

Workaround:
Install the new BIOS, which fixes the issue that causes the 'Invalid' status to be reported, and, on systems where the BIOS and OS have not been compromised, returns a status of 'Valid'.

Fix:
The System Integrity Status check now return 'Valid' for systems that have not been compromised.


760356-4 : Users with Application Security Administrator role cannot delete Scheduled Reports

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
User accounts configured with the Application Security Administrator role cannot delete scheduled reports, while they can create/view/edit them.

Conditions:
-- Logged on with a user account configured as an Application Security Administrator.
-- Attempting to delete a scheduled report.

Impact:
Cannot complete the delete operation. Deleting scheduled reports requires root/admin intervention.

Workaround:
Use root or a user account configured as Administrator to delete scheduled reports.

Fix:
User accounts configured with the Application Security Administrator role can now delete Scheduled Reports


760222-5 : SCP fails unexpected when FIPS mode is enabled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Secure Copy (scp) to some locations fails with the following message:
Path not allowed.

Conditions:
-- FIPS mode is enabled.
-- Copying a file to a restricted location using SCP.

Impact:
Cannot use SCP to copy to restricted locations on the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This scp issue no longer occurs when FIPS cards are installed.


760130-1 : [APM] Memory leak when PingAccess encounters error after sending traffic data to PingAccess SDK

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
-- Increased overall TMM memory usage, which eventually forces TMM to start closing connections to reduce memory usage.
-- connflow memory usage keeps increasing. Memory usage can be observed with this command:
# tmctl -f /var/tmstat/blade/tmm0 memory_usage_stat -w200

Conditions:
1. Using PingAccess.
2. Errors are being logged in /var/log/paa.

Impact:
-- Memory leak.
-- Eventually TMM starts closing connections randomly.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
When PingAccess encounters an error after sending traffic data to PingAccess SDK, TMM no longer leaks memory.


759968 : Distinct vCMP guests are able to cluster with each other.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
--Distinct vCMP guests are able to cluster with each other.

--Guests end up having duplicate rebroad_mac on one or more slots. This can be checked using below command:

clsh tmctl -d blade tmm/vcmp -w 200

Look at the "rebroad_mac" field.

Conditions:
--It is not yet clear under what circumstances the issue occurs.

--One of the ways this issue occurs is when guests are moved between blades and they end up having a non-null and duplicate "rebroad_mac" on one or more slots.

Impact:
Only the vCMP guest acting as primary will be operative.

Workaround:
--Disable clusterd from sending packets over tmm_bp by turning off the db variable clusterd.communicateovertmmbp:

modify sys db clusterd.communicateovertmmbp value false.

Note: This command should be issued on the guest acting as primary since config changes are only allowed on cluster primary.


759721-4 : DNS GUI does not follow best practices

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The DNS WebUI does not follow best security practices.

Conditions:
DNS services provisioned, enabled, and configured

Impact:
The DNS WebUI does not follow best security practices.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The DNS WebUI now follows best security practices.


759638-1 : APM current active and established session counts out of sync after failover

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The 'tmsh show apm license' command shows that the current established session count is much larger than the current active session count. In the extreme case, current established session count can reach the maximum allowed, and the system reports the ERR_TOOBIG error in the apm log.

err tmm3[12351]: 01490581:3: (null):Common:00000000: Access stats encountered error: SessionDB operation failed (key: tmm.license.global_estab_stats.f26de3c7, ret: ERR_TOOBIG).

Conditions:
This counter out-of-sync period happens right after failover and lasts for five minutes.

Impact:
There is no impact to user sessions. Only the connection counts are impacted.

Workaround:
None.


759360 : Apply Policy fails due to policy corruption from previously enforced signature

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Apply Policy fails due to policy corruption in PLC database from a previously enforced signature.

Conditions:
1. Export a policy containing a signature with an enforced rule.
2. Update ASM Signatures (ASU).
3. Import that previously exported policy.
4. Apply the newly imported policy.

Impact:
Apply policy fails.

Workaround:
As a workaround, run the following SQL, and then apply the policy:

----------------------------------------------------------------------
UPDATE PLC.PL_POLICY_NEGSIG_SIGNATURES SET previous_enforced_rule_md5 = '' WHERE previous_enforced_rule = '' and previous_enforced_rule_md5 != ''
----------------------------------------------------------------------


759192-1 : TMM core during display of PEM session under some specific conditions

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes during display of PEM session if the session has multiple IP addresses added under certain conditions.

Conditions:
-- Session has multiple IP addresses added.
-- When the session was created, addition of multiple IP addresses was not allowed.

Impact:
TMM restart. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not change the value of sys db variable tmm.pem.session.ip.addr.max while some sessions are already created.

Fix:
TMM core during display of PEM session no longer occurs.


759077-4 : MRF SIP filter queue sizes not configurable

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The ingress and egress queues of the MRF SIP filter have fixed sizes that cannot be configured.

Conditions:
If the hard-coded queue size of 512 messages or 65535 bytes are exceeded, the filter enables its flow control logic.

Impact:
Messages may be dropped.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The max-pending-messages and max-pending-bytes values in the SIP router profile will be used as the limits for the SIP filter's queues. If the configured value is less than the existing hard-coded limits (512 bytes or 65535 bytes), the hard-coded limits will be used.


758961 : During brute force attack, the attempted passwords may be logged

Solution Article: K58243048

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Request data potentially included passwords is not masked in the ASM local and remote logger.

Conditions:
A brute force attack is in progress and login traffic is blocked from the suspicious IPs.

Impact:
An exposure of potentially sensitive data to the bigip logger.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Potentially sensitive data from brute force blocked requests is no longer logged.


758764-4 : APMD Core when CRLDP Auth fails to download revoked certificate

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Download CRLDP Auth fails to download revoked certificates, so the list of revoked certificate remains empty (NULL). APMD cores while accessing this empty (NULL) list.

Conditions:
Empty revoked-certificate list handling.

Impact:
APMD core. No access policy enforcement for user session or any MPI-reliant processes, such as rewrite and websso while apmd restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now checks for empty revoked certificate lists (for NULL) and lets the validation OK (because there is nothing to validate against).


758336-1 : Incorrect recommendation in Online Help of Proactive Bot Defense

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The online help of Proactive Bot Defense within the DoS profile shows the following under the 'Cross-Domain Requests' section:

Allow configured domains; validate in bulk: ... We recommend this option if your web site has many cross-domain resources.

Allow configured domains; validate upon request: ... We recommend this option if your web site does not have many cross-domain resources.

The recommendation is actually the reverse: for many cross-domain resources, it is better to use 'validate upon request'.

Conditions:
Application has multiple cross-domain resources.

Impact:
Confusing documentation. The recommendation is actually the reverse: for many cross-domain resources, it is better to use 'validate upon request'.

Workaround:
For many cross-domain resources, it is better to use 'validate upon request'.

Fix:
The online help of Proactive Bot Defense has been corrected under the 'Cross-Domain Requests' section.


758065-2 : TMM may consume excessive resources while processing FIX traffic

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, the TMM may consume excessive resources when processing traffic for a Virtual Server with FIX profile applied.

Conditions:
Virtual Server with FIX profile.

Impact:
Excessive resource consumption, potentially leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM now processes FIX traffic as expected.


757992-1 : RADIUS Acct STOP message is not being sent when configured with route domain for HA Pool setup

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
RADIUS Acct STOP message is not being sent when configured with route domain for HA Pool setup

Conditions:
-- Configure Floating IP with route domain.
-- Configure RADIUS accounting server with Pool Setup.
-- Configure the virtual server containing the access policy to use the RADIUS Accounting server.
-- Access the virtual server.

Impact:
-- START message is being sent through proper egress floating IP address.
-- STOP message is not sent, and the system logs the following error message:
-- err tmm1[11193]: 01490586:3: (null):Common:8a505e8c: Processing radius acct stop message failed, connection failure.
-- err tmm1[11193]: 01490514:3: (null):Common:00000000: Access encountered error: ERR_RTE. File: ../modules/hudfilter/access/access_session.c, Function: access_session_final_callback, Line: 4439.

Workaround:
This issue is present only when the floating IP address is configured with a non-default route domain. It works fine with the default route domain. Use of default route domain is recommended.

Fix:
RADIUS Acct STOP message is now sent as expected.


757781-1 : Portal Access: cookie exchange may be broken sometimes

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Portal Access uses special HTTP request with URL '/private/fm/volatile.html' to exchange cookie data between client and BIG-IP. Sometimes the BIG-IP system might send an invalid response to such a request. As a result, no cookie data can be sent from the backend server to the client.

Conditions:
Invalid response to HTTP requests with the following URL:
/private/fm/volatile.html.

Impact:
Portal Access client cannot see cookies set by the backend server. Backend server does not send cookie data to the client.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Portal Access now sends correct HTTP responses with backend cookie data to the client.


757722-1 : Unknown notify message types unsupported in IKEv2

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IKE negotiation fails when an unrecognized notify payload type is seen in a message processed by IKEv2.

Conditions:
Receiving an IKE message that contains a notify payload whose numeric type value is unrecognized by IKEv2.

Impact:
Negotiation fails with an aborted connection, preventing tunnel creation.

Workaround:
A peer can suppress notification payloads with advisory values that get rejected by IKEv2 within the BIG-IP system.

Fix:
All unknown notify types are now logged and then ignored.


757455-1 : Excessive resource consumption when processing REST requests

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, REST requests may consume excessive system resources

Conditions:
-- Advanced Shell on the BIG-IP system.
-- REST usage.

Impact:
Excessive resource consumption, potentially leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
BIG-IP now handles REST requests as expected.


757442-1 : A missed SYN cookie check causes crash at the standby TMM in HA mirroring system

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In a high availability (HA) mirroring configuration, an L7 packet SYN cookie check may be skipped on the standby unit and eventually causes TMM to crash.

Conditions:
-- L7 traffic being passed to an HA configuration that is configured for mirroring traffic.
-- Failover occurs.

Impact:
TMM crashes on the standby device. No connections shown on the standby unit even when mirroring isenabled.

Workaround:
Do not use HA mirroring.

Fix:
The system now provides SYN cookie checks for L7 mirrored packets on the standby system.


757441-2 : Specific sequence of packets causes Fast Open to be effectively disabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
You see this warning in the logs:

warning tmm[21063]: 01010055:4: Syncookie embryonic connection counter -1 exceeded sys threshold 64000.

Conditions:
-- TCP Fast Open and ECN are both enabled.
-- There are multiple RST segments from the receive window received in SYN_RECEIVED state.

Impact:
TCP Fast open is disabled, as the pre_established_connections becomes very large (greater than a threshold).

Workaround:
TCP ECN option can be disabled.

Fix:
TCP Fast Open is prevented from being disabled when some conditions are met.


757414 : GUI Network Map slow page load with large configuration

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Network Map loads very slowly when displaying large configurations.

Conditions:
Open Network Map page with a large configuration, for example, 2500 or more virtual servers, pools, and pool members.

Impact:
The Network Map page loads too slowly to be usable.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Network Map no longer loads very slowly when displaying large configurations.


757391-3 : Datagroup iRule command class can lead to memory corruption

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using the iRule command to access datagroups within a foreach loop, memory can be corrupted and tmm can crash.

Conditions:
A [class] command used within a foreach loop.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround aside from removing that iRule.

Fix:
tmm no longer crashes under these conditions.


757359-3 : pccd crashes when deleting a nested Address List

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When removing a nested Address List or Port List, the pccd process might crash.

Conditions:
This might occur under the following conditions:
-- Removing a nested Address List or Port List using a tmsh transaction with an incorrect tmsh command order consistently results in this crash.

-- A high availability (HA) setup with config-sync enabled and there are intermittent problems with HA-connections, or out-of-memory system state, might intermittently result in this crash.

Impact:
pccd crashes with core, restarts, and correctly compiles the new configuration. There is a resulting, small delay in applying the new configuration due to the pccd restart.

Workaround:
-- If the crash occurs as a result of incorrect tmsh commands in a transaction, reorder commands to the parent list is modified or deleted before deleting the nested list.

-- If the crash is an intermittent issue due to problems with HA-connections, or an out-of-memory system state, no action is necessary; pccd correctly compiles new configuration after it restarts.

Fix:
pccd no longer crashes under these conditions, and correctly compiles the new configuration.


757306-2 : SNMP MIBS for AFM NAT do not yet exist

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
SNMP MIBS for AFM NAT do not yet exist.

Conditions:
This occurs in normal operation.

Impact:
Unable to read values that do not exist in SNMP, meaning that you cannot access information that you need.

Workaround:
None.


757279 : LDAP authenticated Firewall Manager role cannot edit firewall policies

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The system posts the following message when the LDAP authenticated Firewall Manager role creates/modifies a firewall policy with rules or upgrading existing firewall policy:
User does not have modify access to object (fw_uuid_config).

Conditions:
-- Log in using an account with the Firewall Manager role.
-- Create/modify firewall policy with rules or upgrade existing firewall policy.

Impact:
Firewall modification operations fail with access to object (fw_uuid_config) error.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Firewall manager can now edit firewall policies.


757088-3 : TMM clock advances and cluster failover happens during webroot db nightly updates

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
Webroot database mapping and unmapping takes a very long amount of time on TMM, so you might see clock advances occur. The long interval might result in a failover/state-transition in clustered environment.

Conditions:
-- Webroot database is downloaded.
-- TMM needs to swap to the new instance.

Impact:
TMM does not process traffic because of the long delay in mapping and unmapping, and failover might happen in a clustered environment.

Workaround:
You can avoid this issue by disabling BrightCloud updates, however, your environments will miss the latest updates as a result.

#vi /etc/wr_urldbd/bcsdk.cfg
  DoBcap=true
  DoRtu=false
  DownloadDatabase=false

Fix:
Mapping/Unmapping the database is done asynchronously and the delay is reduced so that the CDP failover doesn't happen.


757027-3 : BIND Update

Solution Article: K01713115


757026-3 : BIND Update

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upgrade BIND to 9.11.5-P4 per recommendation from ISC

Conditions:
GTM provisioned.

Impact:
BIND not up-to-date

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Upgrade to BIND 9.11.5-P4


757025-3 : BIND Update

Solution Article: K00040234


757023-4 : BIND vulnerability CVE-2018-5743

Solution Article: K74009656


756774-4 : Aborted DNS queries to a cache may cause a TMM crash

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMM may crash if an attempt is made to send a response to a TCP connection that has already been torn down.

Conditions:
TCP connections that are aborted before receiving a RESPONSE from a cache.

Impact:
Loss of service until TMM is restarted. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Aborted DNS queries to a cache no longer cause a TMM crash.


756538-1 : Failure to open data channel for active FTP connections mirrored across an HA pair.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Occasionally, attempting to actively open a data channel from an FTP session that is mirrored across a BIG-IP high availability pair will fail. This is due to aggressive port reuse on the active BIG-IP system, causing ports that are still in a TIME_WAIT state to be used for the data connection.

Conditions:
-- Have a BIG-IP HA pair configured.
-- Create an FTP virtual server with mirroring enabled.
-- Have the pool member(s) of the virtual server be either 3CDaemon or IIS servers (this issue has been confirmed only for 3CDaemon and IIS, but it could affect other servers as well).
-- Client attempts to download data through the virtual server via active FTP.

Impact:
Data connections fail to open; data transfer is unsuccessful.

Workaround:
Use passive FTP, or do not use mirroring for FTP virtual servers.

Fix:
Mirrored, active FTP connections no longer fail to open data channels, and now successfully transmit data.


756450-2 : Traffic using route entry that's more specific than existing blackhole route can cause core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM asserts with 'Attempting to free loopback interface'message.

Conditions:
- Using blackhole routes.
- Have a route entry that is more specific than the existing blackhole route.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Use /32 blackhole routes.

Fix:
TMM no longer cores when using blackhole routes that are less specific than non-blackhole routes.


756402-1 : Re-transmitted IPsec packets can have garbled contents

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Before re-transmitting a packet, it is discovered to be garbled, mainly in the form of having physical length that no longer matches the logical length recorded inside the packet.

Conditions:
Possibly rare condition that might cause packet freeing while still in use.

Impact:
Likely tunnel outage until re-established.

Workaround:
No workaround is known at this time.

Fix:
This release adds checksums to verify IPsec packets are not altered between first creation and later re-transmission.


756311-1 : High CPU during erroneous deletion

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
The utilization of some CPUs in the system starts going up and remains so for a long time. Might see messages similar tot he following in tmm logs:

-- notice PEM: spm_subs_id_consistency_check_cb: Session 10.1.10.10%0-4a89723e; Instance ID mismatch ERR_OK for subscriber id 310012348494 with 10.1.10.10-0-4a8987ea.

-- notice PEM: spm_subs_id_consistency_check_cb: Session 10.1.18.10%0-4a8b850c; Look up returned err ERR_OK for subscriber id 3101512411557

Conditions:
The exact conditions under which this occurs are unknown. One potential trigger is CDP flap.

Impact:
TMM may need to be restarted if the CPU usage does not subside. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Try deleting all subscribers from the CLI.


756270-2 : SSL profile: CRL signature verification does not check for multiple certificates with the same name as the issuer in the trusted CA bundle

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If there are multiple certificates in the trusted CA bundle with the same common name, CRL signature verification checks only one of them while looking for CRL issuer.

Conditions:
Multiple certificates with the same subject name as the CRL issuer in the trusted CA bundle used for authentication in SSL profiles.

Impact:
Handshake failure.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This has been fixed to check for the issuer among all certificates that have the same subject name as the CRL issuer.


756205-3 : TMSTAT offbox statistics are not continuous

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP systems are manged by BIG-IQ, the device health statistics have gaps (missing samples).

Conditions:
BIG-IP systems managed by BIG-IQ,

Impact:
Missing data on device health, such as CPU load and memory occupancy.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Functionality restored - BIG-IP systems send all the data as expected.


756153-2 : Add diskmonitor support for MySQL /var/lib/mysql

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If the disk partition /var/lib/mysql is filled to 100%, diskmonitor does not notify that the partition is nearly exhausted.

Conditions:
The disk partition /var/lib/mysql is filled to 100%.

Impact:
diskmonitor does not notify that disk partition /var/lib/mysql is nearly exhausted.

Workaround:
None.


756094-3 : DNS express in restart loop, 'Error writing scratch database' in ltm log

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNS express (zxfrd) daemon gets stuck in a restart loop with the messages:
-- In /var/log/ltm:
Error writing scratch database (no error information available), serving database is unchanged. zxfrd will exit and restart.
-- The system posts the following message on the command line every few seconds:
emerg logger: Re-starting zxfrd

Conditions:
An update to an SOA record (and only an SOA) is received through a incremental zone transfer update (IXFR).

Impact:
Zone updates from the DNS master servers are not processed.

Workaround:
As a partial workaround, the DNS express cache files can be removed, forcing zxfrd to pull the entire zone using an AXFR request. To do so, use the following commands, in sequence:

   bigstart stop zxfrd
   rm /shared/zxfrd/*
   bigstart start zxfrd

Note: DNS express will not be able to service DNS responses until the zone transfers have completed. For this reason, this procedure should be carried out on the standby device, if possible.

Fix:
The system now properly handles IXFRs that contain only starting and ending SOA RRs, and no other RRs.


756088-1 : The BIG-IP might respond incorrectly to ICMP echo requests or incorrectly add/remove dynamic routes to a virtual-address

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system unexpectedly responds to ICMP echo requests to a virtual-address that is unavailable, or unexpectedly does not respond to ICMP echo requests to a virtual-address that is available.

The BIG-IP system fails to remove a dynamic route for a virtual-address that is unavailable or fails to add a dynamic route for a virtual-address that is available.

Conditions:
-- There are multiple virtual servers associated with a virtual address.

-- The virtual-address icmp-echo is set to 'all' or 'any'.

-- The virtual-address route-advertisement is set to 'all' or 'any'.

Impact:
The BIG-IP might respond incorrectly to ICMP echo requests sent to a virtual-address.

-- If the virtual-address icmp-echo is set to 'all' or 'any', the BIG-IP may not respond correctly after a virtual-address availability change.

-- If the virtual-address route-advertisement is set to 'all' or 'any', the route for the virtual-address may not advertise properly after a virtual-address availability change.

The BIG-IP might fail to insert or remove a dynamic route for a virtual-address. This might cause the network to direct traffic to a down virtual-address or alternatively, not direct traffic to an up virtual-address.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system now responds correctly to ICMP echo requests and correctly adds/removes dynamic routes to a virtual-address, as appropriate.


756071-1 : MCPD crash

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
mcpd crashes on out of memory.

Conditions:
A memory leak occurs when the following tmsh command is run:

tmsh reset-stats ltm virtual

Impact:
MCPD can run out of memory and crash. Traffic disrupted while mcpd restarts.

Workaround:
Try to use the reset-stats tmsh command sparingly.

Fix:
A memory leak that occurred when running the command 'tmsh reset-stats ltm virtual' has been fixed.


755585-3 : mcpd can restart on secondary blades if a policy is created, published, and attached to a vs in a single transaction

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On a VIPRION cluster, if a single transaction creates a policy with the name Drafts/NAME, publishes the policy, and attaches the policy to a virtual server, mcpd restarts on the secondary blades.

Conditions:
-- VIPRION chassis with more than one blade.
-- Single mcp transaction that:
  * Creates a policy with 'Drafts/' as part of the policy name.
  * Publishes that policy.
  * Attaches that policy to a virtual server, either in the same transaction or a later transaction.

Impact:
mcpd restarts on all secondary blades of a cluster.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:
-- Do not create policies with 'Drafts/' in the name.
-- Do not create and publish a policy in the same transaction.


755507-3 : [App Tunnel] 'URI sanitization' error

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
URI sanitization error with app tunnel (application tunnel). The system posts messages similar to the following:
-- APM log: warning tmm[19703]: 01490586:4: /Common/AP-AD:Common:ff776e4a: Invalid Resource Access For RESOURCENAME. RST due to URI sanitization
-- LTM log: err tmm[19703]: 01230140:3: RST sent from 10.0.0.1:80 to 10.0.0.1:228, [0x2263e2c:7382] Unrecognized resource access (RESOURCENAME)

Conditions:
Access Policy that includes a 'Logon Page' and 'Advanced Resource Assign' (full webtop and app tunnel).

Impact:
APM does not send a response after receiving a request to 'GET /vdesk/resource_app_tunnels_info.xml'.

Workaround:
None.


755475-3 : Corrupted customization group on target after updating access policy (any agent that is tied to customization group) on source device and config sync

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
After making changes to the logon page agent field, performing config sync to another device and opening the logon agent in VPE on the sync target device encounters an error. Though this problem described to the logon page agent, this is applicable to any agent that is tied to customization group.

Conditions:
1. Form a failover device group with two devices.

2. On one device, create an access policy with logon page agent. Initiate config sync to sync the policy to other devices. Verify everything is correct on target device (specifically: open VPE for the policy, Logon Page is in the policy, click on the agent, and edit box appears without issue).

3. On source device, launch VPE for the policy, click on Logon Page agent, make changes to Agent (e.g., choose 'password' type for field3. Save the change and make a config sync again.

4. Go to target device, open VPE for the policy, and click on Logon Page is in the policy.

Impact:
Config is not synced properly to another device in the device group.

Workaround:
In addition to changing the logon page field, also make a change in the 'Customization' section (e.g., update the text for Logon Page Input Field).

Fix:
Target device receives identical configuration as source one after config sync after user updates logon page field in logon agent editing dialog.


755005-3 : Request Log: wrong titles in details for Illegal Request Length and Illegal Query String Length violations

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Illegal Request Length uses Illegal Query String Length template and vice versa, so the incorrect titles are shown in violation details.

Conditions:
Open details of Illegal Request Length or Illegal Query String Length violation in request log.

Impact:
Illegal Request Length uses Illegal Query String Length template and vice versa. Only the titles are wrong. The actual requests are recorded correctly.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Correct templates are now used for Illegal Request Length and Illegal Query String Length violations, so the correct titles show.


754944-3 : AVR reporting UI does not follow best practices

Solution Article: K00432398


754901-3 : Frequent zone update notifications may cause TMM to restart

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When there are frequent zone update notifications, the watchdog for TMM may trip and TMM crash/restarts. There may also be 'clock advanced' messages in /var/log/ltm.

Conditions:
- Using DNS express.
- DNS zone with allow notify.
- Frequent zone NOTIFY messages resulting in zone transfers.

Impact:
TMM restart potentially resulting in failing or impacting services. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Frequent zone update notifications no longer cause TMM to restart.


754567 : Child clientSSL profile's inherit-certkeychain can be unexpectedly set to false after updating the certificate file

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Child client SSL profile's inherit-certkeychain can be unexpectedly set to false after updating the certificate file used by the profile.

Conditions:
The issue is seen intermittently when all of the following conditions are met.
-- The client SSL profile is a child client SSL profile profile, i.e., it has a parent client SSL profile.
-- The child and the parent profile are using the same certificate.
-- The certificate file is updated, for example, by using a command similar to the following:
tmsh modify sys file ssl-cert child.crt { source-path file:///config/ssl/ssl.crt/default.crt app-service none cert-validation-options { } issuer-cert none }

Impact:
The child client SSL profile may unexpectedly end up using a different cert-key-chain from its parent profile.

Workaround:
The inherit-certkeychain flag can be set only in the GUI location: Local Traffic :: Profiles : SSL : Client :: child_profile.

In the row 'Configuration: \ Certificate Key Chain', uncheck the checkbox on the right side. That sets inherit-certkeychain to true (or does not customize the cert-key-chain for the child profile). Once the box is unchecked, the Certificate Key Chain field appears greyed out and filled with parent profile's cert-key-chain.

Fix:
The child profile's inherit-certkeychain flag is no longer unexpectedly set to false after updating the certificate file.


754542-4 : TMM may crash when using RADIUS Accounting agent

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may crash when using RADIUS Accounting agent in either per-session or per-request policy.

Conditions:
- APM is provisioned and licensed.
- RADIUS Accounting agent is used in either per-session or per-request policy.

Impact:
TMM crashes. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when RADIUS Accounting agent is used in the access policy.


754365-3 : Updated flags for countries that changed their flags since 2010

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Old flags for countries that changed their flags since 2010.

Conditions:
Requests from one of the following counties:
-- Myanmar
-- Iraq
-- Libya

Impact:
Old flag is shown.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The three flags are now updated in ASM.


754349 : FTP connections to virtual server drop when both sides of data channel are offloaded via FastL4

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
FTP uploads that are offloaded on both sides drop after the idle timeout period, even though data is flowing.

Conditions:
-- FTP virtual server set up with a standard profile and FastL4 offloading.
-- Attempt a file upload to the virtual server where both client and server side of the data channel are offloaded.

Impact:
Dropped connections; data loss.

Workaround:
You can do either of the following:
-- Enable Inherit Parent Profile on the FTP profile.
-- Turn off FastL4 offloading.

Fix:
-- FTP connections to virtual servers no longer drop when both sides of data channel are offloaded via FastL4.
-- The output of the following command displays the correct acceleration state: tmsh show sys conn all-properties.


754346-1 : Access policy was not found while creating configuration snapshot.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APMD fails to create configuration snapshot with the following error:

--err apmd[16675]: 01490000:3: AccessPolicyProcessor/AccessPolicyProcessor.cpp func: "dispatchEvent()" line: 1195 Msg: EXCEPTION AccessPolicyProcessor/ProfileAccess.cpp line:234 function: snapshotConfigVariables - AccessPolicy ("/Common/myPolicy") not found while creating configuration snapshot!!!!

If you attempt to modify the policy in question, the system reports a second error:

-- err apmd[16675]: 01490089:3: 00000000: Configuration change notification received for an unknown access profile: /Common/myPolicy

Conditions:
If TMM restarts and new access policy is added before TMM is fully up and running.

Impact:
Configuration snapshot is not created, and users cannot log on.

Workaround:
Recreate the access profile when TMM is stable.


754345-3 : WebUI does not follow best security practices

Solution Article: K79902360


754330-1 : Monpd might load many CSV files such that stats for AVR are not loaded to the database as quickly as expected

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Monpd attempts to load a batch of CSV files that exceed the partition threshold. This might cause Monpd to falsely detect a corrupted database.

Conditions:
-- Monpd is down for a given interval, and needs to load a batch of CSV files.
-- Monpd gets lower priority for CPU and does not manage loading CSV files within a specific timeframe.
-- Some of the reports are more demanding than others, and create CSV files more often, which makes it harder for Monpd to load efficiently.

Impact:
Stats for AVR might not be loaded to the database within an expected interval.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Monpd now checks whether a new partition is required after each CSV file load. When needed, it creates one and aggregates data in the database to avoid this issue.


754103-2 : iRulesLX NodeJS daemon does not follow best security practices

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The iRulesLX NodeJS daemon, if explicitly launched with the --debug command-line option, does not follow best security practices.

Conditions:
Launch an iRulesLX plugin:extension with debug command line option (--debug).

Impact:
NodeJS daemon does not follow best security practices.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
NodeJS daemon now follows best security practices.


753975 : TMM may crash while processing HTTP traffic with AAM

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash while processing HTTP traffic with AAM.

Conditions:
An active virtual server with an AAM profile and RAM cache enabled.

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM now processes AAM traffic as expected.


753912 : UDP flows may not be swept

Solution Article: K44385170

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Some UDP connection flows do not show in connection table but do show up in stats. This might occur with datagram_lb mode is enabled on the UDP profile under heavy load.

Conditions:
-- UDP profile with datagram_lb mode enabled.
-- System under heavy load.

Impact:
Increased memory utilization of TMM.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now correctly manages all expired flows.


753893-1 : Inconsistent validation for firewall address-list's nested address-list causes load failure

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Inconsistent validation for firewall address-list's nested address-lists causes load failure. The operation validates 'addresses' in the address-list but misses the case of modifying the address-list nested in the address-list. The system posts a message similar to the following:

01071a5a:3: Cannot configure mix of IPv4 and IPv6 address(es) in this object.
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
-- Modify an address-list's address-lists to contain mixed IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
-- Save the configuration.
-- Load the configuration.

Impact:
Missing validation for nested address-list modification allows an invalid configuration to be specified and saved into bigip*.conf, which causes load failure.

Note: This might cause upgrade from v12.1.x to fail when the configuration contains a mix of IPv4 and IPv6 within an address-list.

Workaround:
Edit the bigip*.conf file to remove the mix of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in the nested address-lists.

Fix:
This release contains validation to nested address-lists to check for overlapping IP addresses in the same address family.


753796-2 : SNMP does not follow best security practices

Solution Article: K40443301


753776-1 : TMM may consume excessive resources when processing UDP traffic

Solution Article: K07127032


753650 : The BIG-IP system reports frequent kernel page allocation failures.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Despite having free memory, the BIG-IP system frequently logs kernel page allocation failures to the /var/log/kern.log file. The first line of the output appears similar to the following example:

swapper/16: page allocation failure: order:2, mode:0x104020

After that, a stack trace follows. Note that the process name in the line ('swapper/16', in this example) varies. You may see generic Linux processes or processes specific to F5 in that line.

Conditions:
This issue is known to occur on the following VIPRION blade models:

- B2250 (A112)
- B4450 (A114)

Please note the issue is known to occur regardless of whether the system is running in vCMP mode or not, and regardless of whether the system is Active or Standby.

Impact:
As different processes can experience this issue, the system may behave unpredictably. For example, it is possible for a TMOS installation to fail as a result of this issue. Other processes may not exhibit any side effect as a result of this issue. The exact impact depends on which process becomes affected and how this process is designed to handle such a failure to allocate memory.

Workaround:
You can work around this issue by increasing the value of the min_free_kbytes kernel parameter. This controls the amount of memory that is kept free for use by special reserves.

It is recommend to increase this to either 64 MB (65536 KB for 2250 blades) or 128 MB (131072 KB for 4450 blades). You must do this on each blades installed in the system.

When instantiating this workaround, you must consider whether you want the workaround to survive only reboots, or to survive reboots, upgrades, RMAs, etc. This is an important consideration to make, as you should stop using this workaround when this issue is fixed in a future version of BIG-IP software. So consider the pros and cons of each approach before choosing one.

-- If you want the workaround to survive reboots only, perform the following procedure:

1) Log on to the advanced shell (BASH) of the primary blade of the affected VIPRION system.

2) Run the following commands (with the desired amount in KB):

# clsh "sysctl -w vm.min_free_kbytes=131072"
# clsh "echo -e '\n# Workaround for ID753650' >> /etc/sysctl.conf"
# clsh "echo 'vm.min_free_kbytes = 131072' >> /etc/sysctl.conf"

-- If you want the workaround to survive reboots, upgrades, RMAs, etc., perform the following procedure:

1) Log on to the advanced shell (BASH) of the primary blade of the affected VIPRION system.

2) Run the following commands (with the desired amount in KB):

# clsh "sysctl -w vm.min_free_kbytes=131072"
# echo -e '\n# Workaround for ID753650' >> /config/startup
# echo 'sysctl -w vm.min_free_kbytes=131072' >> /config/startup

Note that the last two commands are not wrapped inside 'clsh' because the /config/startup file is already automatically synchronized across all blades.

Once the issue is fixed in a future BIG-IP version, remove the workarounds:

-- To remove the first workaround:

1) Edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file on all blades and remove the added lines at the bottom.

2) Reboot the system by running 'clsh reboot'. This will restore the min_free_kbytes kernel parameter to its default value for the BIG-IP version you are running.

-- To remove the second workaround:

1) Edit the /config/startup file on the primary blade only and remove the extra lines at the bottom.

2) Reboot the system by running 'clsh reboot'. This restores the min_free_kbytes kernel parameter to its default value for the BIG-IP version you are running.

To verify the workaround is in place, run the following command (this should return the desired amount in KB):

# clsh "cat /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes"

Fix:
The BIG-IP system no longer experiences kernel page allocation failures.


753594-3 : In-TMM monitors may have duplicate instances or stop monitoring

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Most monitored resources (such as pools) report messages similar to the following:

Availability : unknown
Reason : The children pool member(s) either don't have service checking enabled, or service check results are not available yet.
 
A fraction of the monitored resources report the correct status based on the state of the resource.
 
Enabling bigdlog may show instances of messaging containing 'tmm_mid=x:0' (where x can be values like 0, 1, 2 etc.), for example, it is tmm_mid=1:0 in the following example:

[0][11288] 2019-03-08 10:03:04.608: ID 10859 :(_do_ping): post ping, status=UNKNOWN [ tmm?=true td=true tr=false tmm_mid=1:0 addr=::ffff:1.2.37.44:443 mon=/Common/https fd=-1 pend=0 #conn=0 up_intvl=5 dn_intvl=5 timeout=16 time_until_up=0 immed=0 next_ping=[1552068189.684126][2019-03-08 10:03:09] last_ping=[1552068184.684909][2019-03-08 10:03:04] deadline=[1552067610.048558][2019-03-08 09:53:30] on_service_list=True snd_cnt=119 rcv_cnt=0 ]
 

The following error might appear in /var/log/ltm:

-- failed to handle TMA_MSG_DELETE message: MID 0, error TMA_ERR_INVALID_MID(Monitor ID is invalid or unused)

Conditions:
-- Configure In-TMM monitoring with a sufficiently large number of monitored objects.
-- Modify monitors while pool members are in an offline state or perform rapid modification of In-TMM monitors.

Impact:
Some monitors may be executed multiple times per configured interval on a resource, and some monitors may not be executed at all against resources.

Workaround:
Switch to traditional bigd monitoring instead of In-TMM:

tmsh modify sys db bigd.tmm value disable

Fix:
Rapid modification of in-TMM monitors no longer leaves old monitor instances behind.


753514-1 : Large configurations containing LTM Policies load slowly

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Very slow performance when loading a configuration, for example, at system start up. During this time, the tmsh process shows high CPU usage.

Conditions:
Big IP 13.1.x, 14.x. Large configuration (1 MB or larger) and at least one, but more likely tens or hundreds of LTM policies defined in the configuration.

Impact:
Slow configuration loading, or in cases with very large configurations, full config load may fail after a long wait. Slowness increases with overall configuration size and number of LTM policies defined.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Large configurations containing LTM Policies load normally.


753485-2 : AVR global settings are being overridden by HA peers

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Configuration of AVR global settings is being overridden by high availability (HA) peers, and thus report incorrectly to BIG-IQ Data Collection Devices (DCDs).

Conditions:
Configuring HA for systems connected to BIG-IQ.

Impact:
Configuration of BIG-IP systems in HA configuration can override each other. This might result in the following behavior:

-- They incorrectly identify themselves to BIG-IQ.
-- They report to the wrong DCD.
-- They report to DCD even if they are not configured to report at all.
-- The do not report at all even if they are configured to report.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Synchronization of relevant fields on AVR global settings are disabled, so this issue no longer occurs.


753446-1 : avrd process crash during shutdown if connected to BIG-IQ

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
During shutdown of BIG-IP, if it is connected to BIG-IQ then avrd might crash.

Conditions:
BIG-IP is set to shutdown and configured to send statistics to BIG-IQ.

Impact:
No serious impact, since the BIG-IP is already instructed to shutdown, so the process crash is not causing any damage.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Issue is fixed, avrd does not crash during shutdown


753368 : Unable to import access policy with pool

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If your exported policy contains a pool object (e.g., Active Directory (AD) or LDAP Auth object) import of such a policy fails.

Conditions:
-- Exported policy contains a pool.
-- Attempt to import that policy.

Impact:
Unable to import certain configurations.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Policies with pools are imported successfully.


753163-2 : PEM does not initiate connection request with PCRF/OCS if failover occurs after 26 days

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
No connection request with PCRF/OCS if high availability (HA) failover occurs after 26 days. tmm crash

Conditions:
-- Using PEM.
-- HA failover occurs after 26 days.

Impact:
PEM does send the reconnect request within the configured reconnect, so there is no connection initiated with PCRF/OCS.

Workaround:
To restart the connection, restart tmm restart using the following command:
tmm restart

Note: Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
PEM now initiates the connection with PCRF/OCS under these conditions.


753028-1 : AFM drops forwarding ICMP traffic matching FW NAT rule for Dest NAT that also has Proxy ARP enabled for destination addresses in the rule

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When Proxy ARP is enabled for destination addresses in an FW NAT rule performing destination NAT (static-nat/static-pat), forwarding ICMP traffic matching that rule is incorrectly dropped by AFM instead of being forwarded through the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
-- Proxy ARP is enabled for destination addresses in an FW NAT rule.
-- The BIG-IP system (AFM) receives forwarding ICMP traffic for these (untranslated) destination addresses.

Impact:
Forwarding ICMP traffic is dropped by the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
You can disable Proxy ARP functionality for FW NAT rules to cause the BIG-IP system (AFM) to handle forwarding ICMP traffic correctly and pass it through the system to the backend.

However, this causes the BIG-IP system to not respond to ARP requests anymore for destination addresses in such rules. As a further mitigation action, you can configure static ARP entries to handle this.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system (AFM) now correctly forwards ICMP traffic through to the backend when Proxy ARP is enabled on destination addresses in the matching FW NAT rule.


752930-1 : Changing route-domain on partitions leads to Secondary blade reboot loop and virtual servers left in unusual state

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Virtual Servers left in unknown state. Blade keeps restarting.

Conditions:
Change default route domain (RD) of partition with wildcard Virtual Servers.

Impact:
-- Cannot persist the wildcard virtual server RD configuration.
-- Changing virtual server description after moving route-domain fails.
-- Secondary blade in constant reboot loop.

Workaround:
1. Delete wildcard virtual servers before changing default route-domain on partition.

2. Execute the following commands, in sequence, substituting your values for the configuration-specific ones in this example:

# ssh slot2 bigstart stop

# modify auth partition pa-1098-blkbbsi0000csa21ad1142 default-route-domain 109

# save sys config

# clsh rm -f /var/db/mcpdb.bin

# ssh slot2 bigstart start

Note: This recovery method might have to be executed multiple times to restore a working setup.


752835-3 : Mitigate mcpd out of memory error with auto-sync enabled.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If auto-sync is enabled and many configuration changes are sent quickly, it is possible for a peer system to fall behind in syncs. Once it does, it will exponentially get further behind due to extra sync data, leading to the sending mcpd running out of memory and core dumping.

Conditions:
-- Auto-sync enabled in an HA pair.
-- High volume of configuration changes made in rapid succession. Typically, this requires hundreds or thousands of changes per minute for several minutes to encounter this condition.

Impact:
mcpd crashes.

Workaround:
There are no workarounds other than not using auto-sync, or reducing the frequency of system configuration changes.

Fix:
This is not a complete fix. It is still possible for mcpd to run out of memory due to a peer not processing sync messages quickly enough. It does, however, make it more difficult for this scenario to happen, so configuration changes with auto-sync on can be sent somewhat more quickly without crashing mcpd as often.


752822-3 : SIP MRF INGRESS_ALG_TRANSLATION_FAIL state has incorrect state_type

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
SIP ALG calls that fail translation during ingress are not cleaned up by the system, which might result in memory being leaked inside the TMM processes.

Conditions:
SIP ALG calls that fail translation during ingress.

Impact:
TMM leaks memory, which can slow down performance and eventually cause TMM to run out of memory and restart. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now cleans up SIP ALG calls that fail translation during ingress, so this issue no longer occurs.


752803-2 : CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED running reject can lead to a tmm core

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
When the CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED event is run on a serverside flow, and then an iRule command (e.g., to reject a flow) is run, tmm crashes.

Conditions:
-- CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED event runs on a serverside flow.
-- An iRule command runs (e.g., reject a flow).

Impact:
tmm crashes. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
tmm no longer crashes under these conditions.


752782-3 : 'DataSafe Profiles' menu has changed to 'BIG-IP DataSafe'

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
The 'DataSafe Profiles' menu has changed to 'BIG-IP DataSafe'.

Conditions:
FPS Provisioning and a DataSafe license.

Impact:
The menu name has changed in this release.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
'DataSafe Profiles' menu has changed to 'BIG-IP DataSafe'.


752592-2 : VMware Horizon PCoIP clients may fail to connect shortly after logout

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Sometimes if user closes opened PCoIP desktop and logs out and then logs in again, he can't launch the same desktop anymore.

Conditions:
PCoIP UDP VS has "vdi" profile assigned.

Impact:
User can't open PCoIP remote desktop during short time period (1 minute).

Workaround:
Remove "vdi" profile and assign "remotedesktop" profile to the PCoIP UDP VS:
# tmsh modify ltm virtual <PCoIP UDP VS> profiles delete { vdi }
# tmsh modify ltm virtual <PCoIP UDP VS> profiles add { remotedesktop }

In admin UI the assignment of "remotedesktop" profile can be controlled via "Application Tunnels (Java & Per-App VPN)" checkbox (right under "VDI Profile" dropdown).

Fix:
Assignment of "vdi" profile to PCoIP UDP VS does not cause intermittent connection problems anymore.


752363 : Internally forwarded flows can get dropped with AFM L4 BDoS feature enabled

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Client request fails, due to being dropped on the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IP AFM L4 BDoS feature is enabled.
-- Virtual server setup is such that the client-facing virtual server's destination is forwarded through another virtual server, which is an internally forwarded flow.

Impact:
Client request gets dropped due to BIG-IP AFM dropping the flow.

Workaround:
Disable BDoS feature. The feature can be disabled using the following commands:

-- To disable BDoS globally, run the following command:
modify security dos device-config dos-device-config dynamic-signatures { network { detection disabled mitigation none }}

To disable BDoS globally per-profile, run the following command:
modify security dos profile <profile-name> dos-network modify { test { dynamic-signatures { detection disabled mitigation none } } }
modify security dos profile test protocol-dns modify { test { dynamic-signatures { detection disabled mitigation none } } }

Fix:
The system now handles the looped flows properly, so the BDoS module does not incorrectly cause the packet to be dropped.


752078 : Header Field Value String Corruption

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
This is specific to HTTP/2.

In some rare cases, the header field value string can have one or more of its prefix characters removed by the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
-- The header field value string is exceptionally long, and has embedded whitespace characters.
-- HTTP/2 is used.

Impact:
A header such as:
x-info: very_long_string that has whitespace characters

may be sent to the client as:
x-info: ery_long_string that has whitespace characters

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system no longer removes the prefix characters from very long HTTP/2 header field value strings containing embedded whitespace characters.


752047-2 : iRule running reject in CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED event can cause core

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
The CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED iRule event can run very early when classification happens in the classification database (srdb). If the iRule then issues a reject command, tmm cores.

Conditions:
CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED on L4 executing reject command.

Impact:
tmm restarts. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
iRule running reject in CLASSIFICATION_DETECTED event no longer causes tmm core.


751869 : Possible tmm crash when using manual mode mitigation in DoS Profile

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
tmm crash and restart is possible when using manual mode mitigation in DoS Profile.

Conditions:
When manual mode mitigation is used for any vector that is enabled in the DoS Profile that is attached to a Protected Object.

Impact:
tmm crash and restart is possible. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
tmm crash and restart no longer occurs when using manual mode mitigation in DoS Profile.


751710-2 : False positive cookie hijacking violation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A false positive cookie hijacking violation.

Conditions:
-- Several sites are configured on the policy, without subdomain.
-- TS cookies are sent with the higher domain level then the configured.
-- A single cookie from another host (that belongs to the same policy) arrives and is mistaken as the other site cookie.

Impact:
False positive violation / blocking.

Workaround:
N/A


751179-3 : MRF: Race condition may create to many outgoing connections to a peer

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
If two different connections attempt to create an outgoing connection to a peer at the same time, multiple connections may be created, even if the peer object is configured for one connection per peer. This is due to a race condition in message routing framework during connection creation.

Conditions:
-- Two different connections attempt to create an outgoing connection to a peer at the same time.
-- The peer is configured for one connection per peer.

Impact:
More than one connection to a peer is created.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Only one connection is created under these conditions.


751011-1 : ihealth.sh script and qkview locking mechanism not working

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Two qkviews can be started up on a system at the same time, which results in conflicts for each.

Conditions:
Running qkview on one terminal and then ihealth.sh in another.

Impact:
Running of two qkviews at the same time breaks both qkviews since they compete for the same files.

Workaround:
Run either qkview or ihealth.sh, not both simultaneously.

Fix:
Starting a qkview and then running ihealth.sh halts immediately as the system detects that qkview is running.


751009-1 : Generating Qkviews or tcpdumps via GUI or running the 'ihealth' command removes /var/tmp/mcpd.out

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After generating a Qkview or collecting a tcpdump via the BIG-IP GUI, or using the 'tmsh run util ihealth' command to do the equivalent, the /var/tmp/mcpd.out file is missing.

Conditions:
-- Generating a Qkview or collecting a tcpdump via the BIG-IP GUI.
-- Using the 'tmsh run util ihealth' command to do the equivalent operation.

Impact:
The file /var/tmp/mpcd.out is a debug file used by mcpd, primarily for collecting debug-level log information from MCPD.

The file being deleted causes challenges with trying to collect diagnostic information from a BIG-IP system (turning on mcpd debug logging), because it now requires a service impact (restarting mcpd).

Additionally, may cause challenges in managing disk space on /shared filesystem, as mcpd keeps writing to a deleted file, and it cannot be truncated.

Workaround:
Generating Qkviews by invoking the 'qkview' command directly avoids this issue.

Edit the /usr/bin/ihealth.sh script to remove the corresponding line.

From a bash shell:
1. mount -o remount,rw /usr
2. /bin/cp /usr/bin/ihealth.sh{,751009.bak}
3. sed -i '/\/bin\/rm -f \/var\/tmp\/mcpd.out/d' /usr/bin/ihealth.sh
4. mount -o remount,ro /usr

Note: This workaround does not persist across software installs/upgrades, nor does it ConfigSync or replicate across blades in a VIPRION chassis.

Fix:
The problem line has been removed from the script, so this mcpd debug file is left alone (not deleted) after running ihealth.sh. Note that the GUI version of running qkview uses ihealth.sh script.


750922-3 : BD crash when content profile used for login page has no parse parameters set

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Bd crashes. No traffic goes through ASM.

Conditions:
-- A Json Login page is configured.
-- The content profile used for the login page does not have parse parameters set.

Impact:
No traffic goes through ASM. Bd crashes.

Workaround:
Set the parse parameters setting.

Fix:
BD no longer crashes when the content profile used for login page has no parse parameters set.


750843-1 : HTTP data re-ordering when receiving data while iRule parked

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain circumstances tmm can reorder or omit HTTP data segments when they are received while processing an iRule which is parked.

Conditions:
- HTTP iRule execution suspended, e.g., waiting for a table command to return.
- Ingress data is processed during this state.

Impact:
Data corruption or loss can occur.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not using iRule suspend commands in HTTP_* events.

Fix:
tmm now handles ingress data correctly when in the parked iRule state.


750823-3 : Potential memory leaks in TMM when Access::policy evaluate command failed to send the request to APMD

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Memory usage in TMM keeps going up.

Conditions:
Access::policy evaluate command fails with error message in /var/log/ltm:

TCL error: ... - Failed to forward request to apmd.

Impact:
Memory leaks in TMM, which cause a TMM crash eventually.

Workaround:
Limit the amount of data that will be forwarded to APMD.


750689-1 : Request Log: Accept Request button available when not needed

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
There are several violations that make requests unlearnable, but the Accept Request Button is still enabled.

Conditions:
This occurs in the following scenarios:

1. Request log has requests with following violations that make requests unlearnable:
 - Threat Campaign detected.
 - Null character found in WebSocket text message.
 - Access from disallowed User/Session/IP/Device ID.
 - Failed to convert character.

2. Subviolations of HTTP protocol compliance fails violation:
 - Unparsable request content.
 - Null in request.
 - Bad HTTP version.

3. Only the following violations are detected:
 - Access from malicious IP address.
 - IP address is blacklisted.
 - CSRF attack detected.
 - Brute Force: Maximum login attempts are exceeded.

Impact:
Accept Request button is available, but pressing it does not change the policy.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The Accept Request button is now disabled when there is nothing to be learned from request.


750631-1 : There may be a latency between session termination and deletion of its associated IP address mapping

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
In SWG, if a new request from a client executes iRule command "ACCESS::session exists" when the session has expired previously, the command will return false. However, if command "ACCESS::session create" is executed following the exist command, the session ID of the previous session may be returned.

Conditions:
In SWG, if a new request from a client IP comes into the system right after its previous session has expired.

Impact:
The Access filter will determine that the session ID is stale and, therefore, will redirect the client to /my.policy

Fix:
N/A


750586-1 : HSL may incorrectly handle pending TCP connections with elongated handshake time.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
HSL may incorrectly handle TCP connections that are pending 3-way handshake completion that exceed default handshake timeout.

Conditions:
-- HSL or ReqLog configured to send logging data to pool via TCP protocol.
-- TCP 3-way handshake takes longer than 20 seconds (the default handshake timeout) to complete.

Impact:
-- Service interruption while TMM restarts.
-- Failover event.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
HSL handles unusually long pending TCP handshakes gracefully and does not cause outage.


750496-1 : TMM crashes on traffic passthrough when SSO Config object is deleted while being used in SSO Configuration Select Agent in PRP

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes on traffic passthrough when SSO Config object is deleted while being used in SSO Configuration Select Agent in PRP.

Conditions:
Create a basic SSO item.
Create a PRP that has the SSO Assign in it and select the basic SSO item.
Create a PSP that is Start->Allow
Create a VS that uses the PRP, PSP, and an pool.
Delete the SSO item in the UI.
Run traffic through the VS

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not delete the SSO config object referenced by SSO Configuration Select agent in PRP.

Fix:
SSO Configuration Select agent should fail with error code when sso_config cannot be found (i.e. NULL).


750460-3 : Subscriber management configuration GUI

Solution Article: K61002104


750447-1 : GUI VLAN list page loading slowly with 50 records per screen

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
GUI VLAN list page is loading slowly with there are 3200+ VLANs with the Records Per Screen Preference set to 50.

Conditions:
-- Using a VIPRION system.
-- Configuration containing 3200 or more VLANs.
-- System Preferences Records Per Screen set to 50.

Impact:
Cannot use the page.

Workaround:
Use tmsh or guishell tool to see the VLANs.

You can also try using a smaller value for the Records Per Screen option in System :: Preferences.

Fix:
Improved data retrieval and rendering for the VLAN list page.


750356-3 : Split View pages: if user-defined filter removed right after creation - all user-defined filters are deleted

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
In any Split View page (Request Log, Learning, etc.): All user-defined filters are removed if you delete a newly created filter without reloading the page first.

Conditions:
-- Create a new filter.
-- Remove the new filter.

Impact:
The system removes all user-defined filters.

Workaround:
Before you delete a newly created filter, reload the page.

Fix:
Filter removal now completes successfully for all scenarios.


750318-1 : HTTPS monitor does not appear to be using cert from server-ssl profile

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An HTTPS monitor using a client certificate configured in the server-ssl profile fails to send the certificate during the SSL handshake.

A tcpdump shows a 0-byte certificate being sent.

Conditions:
-- In-tmm monitoring is disabled (default).
-- The server-ssl profile has been modified but without changing the configured certificate or key.

The resulting message passed from mcpd to bigd will contain only the incremental modification to the profile, which bigd treats as a complete profile, meaning that it is possible for the certificate and key parameters to be lost.

Impact:
SSL handshake might fail to complete and the HTTPS monitor fails.

Workaround:
Restart bigd process by running the following command:
bigstart restart bigd

Fix:
mcpd now sends the full profile configuration to bigd upon modification.


750213-2 : DNS FPGA Hardware-accelerated Cache can improperly respond to DNS queries that contain EDNS OPT Records.

Solution Article: K25351434

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
FPGA hardware-accelerated DNS Cache can respond improperly to DNS queries that contain EDNS OPT Records. This improper response can take several forms, ranging from not responding with an OPT record, to a query timeout, to a badvers response.

Conditions:
-- Using VIPRION B2250 blades.
-- This may occur if a client sends a query with an EDNS OPT record that has an unknown version or other values that the Hardware-accelerated Cache does not understand. These errors only occur when matching the query to a hardware cached response.

Note: If the response is not in the hardware cache, then the query should be properly handled.

Impact:
Hardware-accelerated DNS Cache drops the request. Clients will experience a timeout for that query.

This is occurring now because of the changes coming to software from certain DNS software vendors that remove specific workarounds on February 1st, 2019. This is known as DNS Flag Day.

Workaround:
None.


750200-1 : DHCP requests are not sent to all DHCP servers in the pool when the BIG-IP system is in DHCP Relay mode

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP requests from the client are sent only to the first member in the DHCP server pool.

Conditions:
- BIG-IP system configured as a DHCP Relay.
- DHCP server pool contains more than one DHCP server.

Impact:
- DHCP server load balancing is not achieved.
- If the first DHCP server in the DHCP server pool does not respond or is unreachable, the DHCP client will not be assigned an IP address.

Workaround:
None.


750187-3 : ASM REST may consume excessive resources

Solution Article: K29149494


750170-1 : SP Connector config changes causes BIG-IP tmm core sometimes during handling of SAML SLO request

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
tmm crashes.

Conditions:
This occurs when BIG-IP handles SAML SLO requests, and SP Configuration is changed by the admin around the same time.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround.

Fix:
When SP configuration is changed by the admin, and when BIG-IP handles SLO requests correctly without any BIG-IP tmm core.


749879-4 : Possible interruption while processing VPN traffic

Solution Article: K47527163


749785-1 : nsm can become unresponsive when processing recursive routes

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
imish hangs, and the BIG-IP Network Services Module (nsm) daemon consuming 100% CPU.

Conditions:
-- Dynamic routing enabled
-- Processing recursive routes from a BGP peer with different prefixlen values.

Impact:
Dynamic routing, and services using dynamic routes do not operate. nsm does not recover and must be restarted.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
nsm now processes recursive route without issues.


749774-3 : EDNS0 client subnet behavior inconsistent when DNS Caching is enabled

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When EDNS0 client subnet information is included in a DNS request, and DNS caching is enabled, the responses differ in their inclusion of EDNS0 client subnet information based on whether the response was supplied by the cache or not.

Conditions:
This occurs when EDNS0 client subnet information is included in a DNS request, and DNS caching is enabled.

Impact:
Inconsistent behavior.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
In this release, responses are now consistent when caching is enabled.


749704-3 : GTPv2 Serving-Network field with mixed MNC digits

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
iRules command 'GTP::ie get value' incorrectly decodes Serving-Network field, putting the least significant digit of mobile network codes (MNC) value before the other two.

Conditions:
Using the iRule command 'GTP::ie get value' to retrieve the Serving-Network field from a GTP message (the iRule construction: GTP::ie get value -message $gtp_message 83).

Impact:
The operation returns results in which the least significant digit is inserted before the other two, resulting in incorrect data being returned.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The iRule command 'GTP::ie get -message $gtp_message 83' that retrieves the Serving-Network now returns the correctly ordered, three-digit values for mobile country codes (MCC) and mobile network codes (MNC) as a two-element list: {{<MCC> <MNC>} <optional data>}, where the first element is another list containing actual MCC and MNC values, while the second element is optional binary data which follows MCC and MNC. It is the same format as used for ULI field decoding.

Behavior Change:
The iRule command 'GTP::ie get -message $gtp_message 83' that retrieves the Serving-Network now returns the correctly ordered, three-digit values for mobile country codes (MCC) and mobile network codes (MNC) as a two-element list: {{<MCC> <MNC>} <optional data>}, where the first element is another list containing actual MCC and MNC values, while the second element is optional binary data which follows MCC and MNC. It is the same format as used for ULI field decoding.


749689-1 : HTTPS monitor sends different number of cipher suites in client hello after config load and bigd restart

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTPS monitor sends different amount of cipher suites in client hello during SSL handshake and sometimes back end server fails to find a desired cipher suite from client hello. As a result, sometimes SSL handshake fails and monitor wrongly marks pool member down.

Conditions:
-- Have an SSL profile to be used by an HTTPS monitor.
-- Load the same config more than once.

Impact:
HTTPS monitor might incorrectly mark pool member down because of a failed SSL handshake.

Workaround:
Restart bigd using the following command:
bigstart restart bigd

Fix:
HTTPS monitor now sends a consistent number of cipher suites in the client hello message during the SSL handshake.


749675-3 : DNS cache resolver may return a malformed truncated response with multiple OPT records

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
A configured DNS resolving cache returns a response with two OPT records when the response is truncated and not in the cache.

Conditions:
This can occur when:
-- A DNS resolving cache is configured.
-- The DNS query being handled is not already cached.
-- The response for the query must be truncated because it is larger than the size the client can handle (either 512 bytes or the buffer size indicated by an OPT record in the query).

Impact:
A DNS message with multiple OPT records is considered malformed and will likely be dropped by the client.

Workaround:
A second query will return the cached record, which will only have one OPT record.

Fix:
DNS cache resolver now returns the correct response under these conditions.


749603-3 : MRF SIP ALG: Potential to end wrong call when BYE received

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When a BYE is received, the media flows for a different call might be closed in error.

Conditions:
If the hash of the call-id (masked to 12 bits) matches the hash of another's call-id.

Impact:
The media flows for both calls will be closed when one receives a BYE command. A call may be incorrectly terminated early.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Entire call-id checked before terminating media flows.


749508-3 : LDNS and DNSSEC: Various OOM conditions need to be handled properly

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Some LDNS and DNSSEC out-of-memory (OOM) conditions are not handled properly.

Conditions:
LDNS and DNSSEC OOM conditions.

Impact:
Various traffic-processing issue, for example, TMM panic during processing of DNSSEC activity.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system contains improvements for handling OOM conditions properly.


749464 : Race condition while BIG-IQ updates common file

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The file /var/config/rest/downloads/app_mapping.json is being used by two processes: BIG-IQ and avrd.
This can cause a race-condition between the two and in some rare cases can cause avrd to crash.

Conditions:
BIG-IQ updating /var/config/rest/downloads/app_mapping.json while avrd is reading it.

Impact:
avrd might read incomplete data, and can even core in some rare cases.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This race condition no longer occurs.


749461 : Race condition while modifying analytics global-settings

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Updating the analytics global-settings might cause a core for avrd.

The avrd.log contains the following record:
AVRD_CONFIG|NOTICE... 13931|lib/avrpublisher/infrastructure/avr_mcp_msg_parser.cpp:2985| Modified Analytics Global Settings, added "0" offbox TCP addresses

Conditions:
Analytics global-settings are updated either explicitly, using a tmsh command, or implicitly, by internal process script.

Impact:
Might cause a core for avrd. After coring once, avrd is expected to start normally without any additional cores. The configuration change is expected to be applied correctly after restart is complete.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This represents a partial fix. See bug 764665 for an additional fix.


749414-2 : Invalid monitor rule instance identifier error

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Modifying nodes/pool-member can lose monitor_instance and monitor_rule_instances for unrelated objects.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP system is configured with nodes, pool-members, and pools with monitors.
-- Modify one of the nodes that is in a pool.
-- Run the following command: tmsh load /sys config
-- Loading UCS/SCF file can trigger the issue also.
-- Nodes share the same monitor instance.
-- default-node-monitor is not configured.

Impact:
-- The system might delete monitor rule instances for unrelated nodes/pool-members.

-- Pool members are incorrectly marked down.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following:

-- Failover or failback traffic to the affected device.

-- Run the following command: tmsh load sys config.


749222-3 : dname compression offset overflow causes bad compression pointer

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNS requests receive error response:
-- Got bad packet: bad compression pointer.
-- Got bad packet: bad label type.

Conditions:
When the DNS response is large enough so that dname redirects to an offset larger than 0x3f ff.

Impact:
DNS response is malformed. Because the DNS record is corrupted, zone transfer fails.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
dname compression offset overflow no longer causes bad compression pointer.


749184-4 : Added description of subviolation for the suggestions that enabled/disabled them

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Missing description of subviolation for the suggestions that enabled/disabled them.

Conditions:
There are suggestions that enabled/disabled subviolations in the security policy.

Impact:
Cannot determine the subviolation for the suggestions that enabled/disabled them.

Workaround:
Open Description in an additional tab in Learning and Blocking settings screen.

Fix:
Added description of subviolation for the suggestions that enabled/disabled them.


749161-1 : Problem sync policy contains non-ASCII characters

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When access policy contain non-ASCII characters, policy sync either fails or the characters are not sync'ed properly on the target.

Conditions:
-- Using an access profile.

-- Access profile contains non-ASCII characters (code point greater than 0x7f), e.g.,in VPE, add an 'Advanced Resource Assign' agent and specify an expression similar to the following in addition to the resource:

expr { [string tolower [mcget -decode {session.ad.last.attr.memberOf}]] contains [string tolower "CN=Suporte_TransmissãČo,"] || [string tolower [mcget -decodde {session.ad.last.attr.memberOf}]] contains [string tolower "CN=suporte_tx,"]}

-- Start policy sync on the profile.

Impact:
Policy sync fails or does not complete properly for the non-ASCII characters.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Policy sync now works properly when the policy contains non-ASCII characters.


749109-1 : CSRF situation on BIGIP-ASM GUI

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
CSRF situation on the BIG-IP ASM GUI that might potentially lead to resource exhaustion on the device for the moment it is being run.

Conditions:
The following URL accepts a wildcard in the parameter id, making it a heavy URL:

https://BIG-IP/dms/policy/pl_negsig.php?id=*

Impact:
Once multiple requests are sent to the target GUI, it is possible to see httpd process spiking even in core 0 (VMWare).

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
If the query string parameter has a string value the query is not executed.


749057-3 : VMware Horizon idle timeout is ignored when connecting via APM

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
VMware Horizon has an option to set idle timeout under "View Configuration\Global Settings\General\Client-dependent settings\For clients that support applications". When there is no keyboard or mouse activity for the given time, application sessions should be disconnected (desktop sessions are staying, though).
This settings has no effect when connecting via APM.

Conditions:
VMware Horizon idle timeout setting for applications is configured and remote application is launched via APM.

Impact:
VMware Horizon idle timeout setting for applications has no effect.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
VMware Horizon idle timeout "For clients that support applications" is now honored when connecting via APM.


748999-1 : invalid inactivity timeout suggestion for cookies

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM will report "invalid inactivity timeout" suggestions to delete a cookie, even though the cookies are being sent and are valid.

Conditions:
- Inactivity timeout feature is configured in Policy Builder
- Cookie entity is configured in the policy
- Valid, non-violating traffic containing cookies is passed

Impact:
Since non-violating traffic is not sent to the policy engine, the inactivity timeout timer is never reset, which will eventually lead to suggestions to delete the inactive cookie entities. These suggestions are erroneous because valid cookies are being sent in the traffic.

Workaround:
Ignore the inactive entity suggestions for cookies

Fix:
Inactivity learning for cookies has been deprecated, the feature does not cover cookies anymore.


748976 : DataSafe Logging Settings page is missing when DataSafe license is active

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
DataSafe Logging Settings page is missing when DataSafe license is active

Conditions:
1. DataSafe license is active
2. Logging of Login attempts feature enabled

Impact:
DataSafe Logging Settings page is missing in GUI.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to configure the logging of Login attempts feature.

Fix:
FPS GUI should display Logging Settings page also when DataSafe license is active.


748902-7 : Incorrect handling of memory allocations while processing DNSSEC queries

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
tmm crashes.

Conditions:
-- Heavy DNS traffic using DNS security signatures.
-- Use of external HSM may aggravate the problem.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release corrects the handling of memory allocations while processing DNSSEC queries.


748851-1 : Bot Detection injection include tags which may cause faulty display of application

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The Bot Detection feature / Bot Defense profile includes JavaScript which is injected within <APM_DO_NOT_TOUCH> tags. Some web applications may be displayed incorrectly due to these tags.

Conditions:
- Your application includes JavaScript which dynamically adds HTML elements and expects a certain set of tags in the <head> section of the HTML.
- Bot Detection / Bot Defense are enabled.

Impact:
Some web applications may be displayed incorrectly.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
There is now an ASM Internal Parameter 'inject_apm_do_not_touch' and a db variable 'asm.inject_apm_do_not_touch', which can be disabled (modify sys db asm.inject_apm_do_not_touch value false) to prevent the <APM_DO_NOT_TOUCH> tag from being injected, thus allowing the application to be displayed correctly.

Behavior Change:
This release provides an ASM Internal Parameter 'inject_apm_do_not_touch', and a db variable 'asm.inject_apm_do_not_touch', which can be disabled (the default is enabled) to prevent the <APM_DO_NOT_TOUCH> tag from being injected, thus allowing the application to be displayed correctly.

To disable db variable, run the following command:
modify sys db asm.inject_apm_do_not_touch value false


748813-1 : tmm cores under stress test on virtual server with DoS profile with admd enabled

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
tmm cores

Conditions:
-- Systems under stress testing.
-- Virtual server with DoS profile with admd enabled.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Turn off Behavioral DOS.

Fix:
This tmm core no longer occurs under these conditions.


748502-3 : TMM may crash when processing iSession traffic

Solution Article: K72335002


748253-3 : Race condition between clustered DIAMETER devices can cause the standby to disconnect its mirror connection

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Depending on the DIAMETER settings of the BIG-IP system, there can be a race condition in a mirrored device cluster where the standby BIG-IP system resets its mirror connection to the active device.

Conditions:
-- MRF DIAMETER in use.
-- The DIAMETER session profile on the BIG-IP system is configured to use a non-zero watchdog timeout.
-- The DIAMETER session profile on the BIG-IP system is configured to use Reset on Timeout.
-- This is more likely to happen if (in the DIAMETER session profile) the Maximum Watchdog Failures is set to 1, and the Watchdog Timeout is configured to be the same value as the remote DIAMETER system.

Impact:
The standby is no longer mirroring the active system, and gets out of sync with it. There may be connections lost if a failover occurs.

Workaround:
To mitigate this issue:

1. Configure the Maximum Watchdog Failures to a value greater than 1.
2. Configure the Watchdog Timeout as something different from the same timeout on the remote peer, preferably to something that will have little overlap (i.e., the two timers should fire at the exact same time very infrequently).

Fix:
Prevented the standby from sending DWR packets to the active device, so that it no longer expects DWA responses that never arrive.


748206 : Browser becomes unresponsive when loading the network map with a virtual server that contains a forwarding rule policy in the second position

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Browser becomes unresponsive.

Conditions:
Loading the network map with a virtual server that contains a forwarding rule policy in the second position.

Impact:
Browser becomes unresponsive and must be restarted.

Workaround:
Change the position of the forwarding rule policy.

Fix:
The browser now behaves as expected when loading the network map with a virtual server that contains a forwarding rule policy in the second position.


748205-1 : SSD bay identification incorrect for RAID drive replacement

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On iSeries platforms with dual SSDs, the 'bay' of a given SSD indicated in the 'tmsh show sys raid' command may be incorrect. If a drive fails, or for some other reason it is intended to be replaced, and you are using the bay number listed from the tmsh command, the wrong drive could be removed from the system resulting in system failure to operate or boot.

Conditions:
iSeries platform with dual SSDs.

Impact:
Removal of the one working drive could result in system failure and subsequent failure to boot

Workaround:
If you discover that you removed the incorrect drive, you can attempt to recover by re-inserting the drive into the bay that it was in, and powering on the device.

The following steps will help to avoid inadvertently removing the wrong drive:

As a rule for systems with this issue:
-- Power should be off when you remove a drive. This makes it possible to safely check the serial number of the removed drive.
-- Power should be on, and the system should be completely 'up' before you add a new drive.

Here are some steps to follow to prevent this issue from occurring.


1. Identify the failed drive, taking careful note of its serial number (SN). You can use any of the following commands to get the serial number:
     • tmsh show sys raid
     • tmsh show sys raid array
     • array
2. Logically remove the failed drive using the following command: tmsh modify sys raid array MD1 remove HD<>
3. Power down the unit.
4. Remove the fan tray and physically remove the failed drive.
5. Manually inspect the SN on the failed drive to ensure that the correct drive was removed.
6. Replace the fan tray.
7. Power on the unit with the remaining, single drive.
8. Once booted, wait for the system to identify the remaining (good) drive. You can confirm that this has happened when it appears in the 'array' command output.
9. Remove fan tray again (with the system running).
10. Install the new drive.
11. Use the 'array' command to determine that the new drive is recognized (Note: the tmsh commands do not show new drive at this stage.)
12. Logically add the new drive using the command command: tmsh modify sys raid array MD1 add HD<>
13. Monitor the rebuild using any of the commands shown in step 1.

Note: You must follow these steps exactly. If you insert the new drive while the system is off, and you then boot the system with the previously existing working drive and the new blank drive present, the system recognizes the blank drive as the working Array member, and you cannot add it to the array. That means system responds and replicates as if 'HD already exists'.


748187-2 : 'Transaction Not Found' Error on PATCH after Transaction has been Created

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In systems under heavy load of transactions with multiple icrd_child processes, the system might post an erroneous 'Transaction Not Found' response after the transaction has definitely been created.

Conditions:
Systems under heavy load of transactions with multiple icrd_child processes.

Impact:
Failure to provide PATCH to a transaction whose ID has been created and logged as created.

Workaround:
If transaction is not very large, configure icrd_child to only run single-threaded.

Fix:
Erroneous 'Transaction Not Found' messages no longer occur under these conditions.


748177-3 : Multiple wildcards not matched to most specific WideIP when two wildcard WideIPs differ on a '?' and a non-wildcard character

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Multiple wildcards not matched to the most specific WideIP.

Conditions:
Two wildcard WideIPs differ on a '?' and a non-wildcard character.

Impact:
DNS request gets wrong answer.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Multiple wildcards are now matched to the most specific WideIP when two wildcard WideIPs differ on a '?' and a non-wildcard character.


748121-1 : admd livelock under CPU starvation

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
Due to the resources starvation the worker thread of admd does not get CPU for more than two minutes. At the same time, the configuration thread does get CPU.

The admd heartbeat failure occurs at 120 seconds. The SOD daemon kills admd.

The system posts messages similar to the following:

-- notice sod[6783]: 01140041:5: Killing /usr/bin/admd pid 6732
-- warning sod[6783]: 01140029:4: HA daemon_heartbeat ADMD.Anomaly0 fails action is restart.
-- warning sod[6783]: 01140029:4: HA daemon_heartbeat ADMD.Publisher0 fails action is restart.

Conditions:
-- High CPU / memory utilization,
-- Very large configuration.

Note: There are no known special configuration requirements to have this occur.

Impact:
admd restarts.
Behavioral DoS does not work.

Workaround:
Reboot the BIG-IP system.

Fix:
admd livelock event no longer occurs in response to CPU starvation in very large configurations.


748081-2 : Memory leak in Behavioral DoS module

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM runs out of memory and restarts.
The memory usage as shown in "tmctl memory_usage_stat", under module line tag "session" is noticed to be high, and keeps growing.

Conditions:
The issue is seen when BDoS feature is configured, and if there exits Custom or Auto Generated BDoS Signatures. When such signatures exist, the BDoS one second timer callback leaks memory.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
1. Disable BDoS feature.
2. Disable all configured and auto generated BDoS signatures using TMSH command:

# cd dos-common
# modify security dos dos-signature all { state disabled }


748043-3 : MRF SIP ALG with SNAT: SIP Response message not forwarded by BIG-IP

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
SIP Server sends SIP Request to the client.
The SIP Server inserts a different port, so that response are received on a different port.
The Client sends the response on the new requested port.
BIG-IP drops the packet

Conditions:
SIP Server wants the SIP Response to be coming on a different port.

Impact:
SIP Request will not receive the SIP Response

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Fix BIG-IP to process the SIP Response and send it to the SIP Server


747968-2 : DNS64 stats not increasing when requests go through DNS cache resolver

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DNS64 stats are not incrementing when running the 'tmsh show ltm profile dns' or 'tmctl profile_dns_stat' commands if responses are coming from DNS cache resolver.

Conditions:
-- DNS responses are coming from DNS cache resolver.
-- Viewing statistics using the 'tmsh show ltm profile dns' or 'tmctl profile_dns_stat' commands.

Impact:
DNS64 stats are not correct.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


747926 : Rare TMM restart due to NULL pointer access during AFM ACL logging

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes while performing log ACL match logging.

Conditions:
The problem can happen only with the following configuration:
1) AFM Logging for ACLs enabled.
2) Security Network Logging profile has the property "log-translation-fields enabled"

The problem happens under extremely rare circumstances.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
Defensive error handling to avoid the scenario of NULL pointer access.


747909-3 : GTPv2 MEI and Serving-Network fields decoded incorrectly

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
MEI and Serving-Network vales obtained with GTP::ie get iRule command contains digits swapped in pairs, first digit missing and a random digit added at the back.

Conditions:
Processing GTP traffic with iRules.

Impact:
It is impossible to obtain correct value of MEI and Serving-Network fields of the GTPv2 packets when processing with iRules.

Workaround:
No workaround.

Fix:
Decoding of GTPv2 MEI and Serving-Network fields corrected.


747905-1 : 'Illegal Query String Length' violation displays wrong length

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When the system decodes a query string that exceeds the allowed query string length, the system reports the incorrect 'Illegal Query String Length' violation string length.

Conditions:
-- 'Illegal Query String Length' violation is encountered.
-- The query string is decoded and reported.

Impact:
The system reports the decoded character count rather than bytes. For example, for a Detected Query String Length = 3391, the system posts a Detected Query String Length = 1995.

Workaround:
None.


747777-1 : Extractions are learned in manual learning mode

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
- BIG-IP reports "Changes pending" frequently
- Errors in pabnagd.log: "Missing Parameter Rule1 attribute element"

Conditions:
Direct cause: Policy contains parameters with dynamic type

Indirect cause: Policy Builder is configured to classify parameters as dynamic (related to bug 717525)

Impact:
- BIG-IP reports "Changes pending" frequently
- Errors in pabnagd.log: "Missing Parameter Rule1 attribute element"

Workaround:
- Change all dynamic parameters value types to User Input with Alpha Numeric data type

- Unset parameters' dynamic value type (or uncheck all parameters' dynamic classification options in 'Learning And Blocking Settings').

Fix:
Policy Builder does not set extractions for dynamic parameters in manual mode


747725-2 : Kerberos Auth agent may override settings that manually made to krb5.conf

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
when apmd starts up, it can override settings in krb5.conf file with those required for Kerberos Auth agent

Conditions:
- Kerberos Auth is configured in an Access Policy,
- administrator made changes to krb5.conf manually
to the section [realms] of the configured realm

Impact:
Kerberos Auth agent behavior is not what administrator expects with the changes.
it may also affect websso(kerberos) to behave properly

Workaround:
None

Fix:
after fix, the configuration file changes are merged.
Kerberos Auth agent adds the lines it requires and does not override existing settings


747621-2 : Native VMware Horizon client fails to authenticate against APM if RADIUS challenge is used

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Native VMware Horizon client fails to authenticate against APM if RADIUS challenge is used, e.g. RADIUS server performs two factor authentication.

Conditions:
1. Native VMware Horizon client is used to connect via APM.
2. RADIUS authentication agent is present in Access Policy.
3. RADIUS server asks for challenge response (e.g. 2FA).

Impact:
Authentication fails. User can't get access to VMware Horizon resources.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed issue preventing native VMware Horizon client to authenticate with RADIUS challenge.


747617-1 : TMM core when processing invalid timer

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes while processing an SSLO iRules that enables the SSL filter on an aborted flow.

Conditions:
SSLO is configured and passing traffic.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround

Fix:
SSL filter will no longer be enabled after connection close.


747560-3 : ASM REST: Unable to download Whitehat vulnerabilities

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When using the Whitehat Sentinel scanner, the REST endpoint for importing vulnerabilities (/mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/import-vulnerabilities) does not download the vulnerabilities from the server automatically when no file is provided.

Conditions:
The ASM REST API (/mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/import-vulnerabilities) is used to download vulnerabilities from the server when a Whitehat Sentinel Scanner is configured.

Impact:
Vulnerabilities from the Whitehat server are not automatically downloaded when no file is provided, and it must be downloaded manually, or the GUI must be used.

Workaround:
The ASM GUI can be used to download the vulnerabilities from the Whitehat Server, or the file can be downloaded separately, and provided to the REST endpoint directly.

Fix:
The REST endpoint for importing Scanner Vulnerabilities for the Whitehat Scanner now correctly downloads the vulnerability file automatically when no file is provided.


747550-1 : Error 'This Logout URL already exists!' when updating logout page via GUI

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When you try to update the Logout Page, you get an error about the URL existence: Error 'This Logout URL already exists!'

Conditions:
1. Create any Logout page.
2. Try to update it.

Impact:
The properties of the Logout Page cannot be updated.

Workaround:
Delete the logout page and create a new one.

Fix:
This release addresses the issue, so that no error is reported when updating the Logout Page.


747187-3 : SIP falsely detects media flow collision when SDP is in both 183 and 200 response

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
A spurious error message is logged ("MR SIP: Media flow creation (...) failed due to collision") and media does not flow.

Conditions:
A SIP server responds to an INVITE with both a 183 "Session Progress" and later a "200 OK" for a single SIP call, and both responses contain an SDP with the same media info.

Impact:
Media does not flow on pinholes for which a collision was detected and reported.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
No collision is detected or logged when multiple messages with SDP recreate the same flows in the same call.


747104-3 : LibSSH Vulnerability: CVE-2018-10933

Solution Article: K52868493

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K52868493

Conditions:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K52868493

Impact:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K52868493

Fix:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K52868493


746941 : avrd memory leak when BIG-IQ fails to receive stats information

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVRD has memory leak when it is failing to send statistical information to BIG-IQ.

Conditions:
BIG-IP is used by BIG-IQ version 6.0.0 or higher, and stats collection is enabled.
Plus, BIG-IQ has some malfunction that prevents it from receiving the statistical information that BIG-IP is sending (for example: all DCDs are down, or not network connection between BIG-IP and BIG-IQ).

Impact:
avrd memory is increased over time, leading to avrd restart when it is getting too large

Workaround:
Connectivity issue between BIG-IP and BIG-IQ should be fixed, not just in order to prevent this memory leak, but for more important functionality such as visibility and alerts features in BIG-IQ.

Fix:
Memory leak is fixed.


746922-4 : When there is more than one route domain in a parent-child relationship, outdated routing entry selected from the parent route domain may not be invalidated on routing table changes in child route domain.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In a situation when a routing entity belonging to the child route domain is searching for an egress point for a traffic flow, it's searching for a routing entry in the child domain first, then if nothing is found, it searches for it in the parent route domain and returns the best found routing entry.

If the best routing entry from the parent route domain is selected, then it is held by a routing entity and is used to forward a traffic flow. Later, a new route entry is added to the child route domain's routing table and this route entry might be better than the current, previously selected, routing entry. But the previously selected entry doesn't get invalidated, thus the routing entity that is holding this entry is forwarding traffic to a less-preferable egress point.

#Example:
RD0(parent) -> RD1(child)
routing table: default gw for RD0 is 0.0.0.0/0%0
pool member is 1.1.1.1/32%1
-
Pool member searches for the best egress point and finds nothing in the routing table for route domain 1, and then later finds a routing entry, but from the parent route domain - 0.0.0.0/0%0.

Later a new gw for RD1 was added - 0.0.0.0/0%1, it's preferable for the 1.1.1.1/32%1 pool member. 0.0.0.0/0%0 should be (but is not) invalidated to force the pool member to search for a new routing entry and find a better one if it exists, as in this case, with - 0.0.0.0/0%1.

Conditions:
1. There is more than one route domain in the parent-child relationship.
2. There are routing entries for the parent route-domain good enough to be selected as an egress point for the routing object (for instance, pool member) which is from child route domain.
3. The routing entry from a parent route domain is selected as an egress point for the object from the child route domain.
4. New routing entry for child route domain is added.

Impact:
If a new added route is preferable to an existing one in a different route domain, the new, preferable, route is not going to be used by a routing object that has previously selected a route. Thus, traffic flows through these routing objects to an unexpected/incorrect egress point. This might result in undesirable behavior:
-- The route might be unreachable, and all traffic for a specific pool member is dropped.
-- The virtual server cannot find an available SNAT address.
-- Simply, the wrong egress interface is being used.

Workaround:
Use either of these workaround after a new route in child domain is added.

-- Recreate a route.
Recreate a parent route domain's routes. Restart tmrouted daemon if routes are gathered via routing protocols.

-- Recreate a routing object.
  - If a pool member is affected, recreate the pool member.
  - If a SNAT pool list is affected, recreate it.
  - And so on.

Fix:
Routing objects are now forced to reselect a routing entry after a new route is added to the child route domain's routing table.


746877-3 : Omitted check for success of memory allocation for DNSSEC resource record

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The TMM may panic from SIGABRT while logging this message:
./rdata.c:25: ldns_rdf_size: Assertion `rd != ((void *)0)' failed.

Conditions:
During memory stress while handling DNSSEC traffic.

Impact:
TMM panic and subsequent interruption of network traffic.

Workaround:
Keeping the workload within normal ranges reduces the probability of encounter.

Fix:
The system now checks for success of memory allocation for DNSSEC resource record, so this issue no longer occurs.


746823 : AVRD crash when configured to send data externally, and there are large number of virtuals/pool-members

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
In a configuration that AVR is set to send telemetry data to external source (like connection with BIG-IQ), and there is large number of config objects in the system, such as virtual servers and pool-members. AVRD is constantly crashing.

Conditions:
1. AVR is set to send telemetry data to external source (like connection with BIG-IQ).
2. Large number of config objects in the system, such as virtual servers and pool-members.

Impact:
AVRD process is crashing and telemetry data is not collected.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
The issue is fixed, AVR can handle any number of virtuals/pool-members when sending its telemetry.


746771-1 : APMD recreates config snapshots for all access profiles every minute

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When the access profile configurations in APMD and MCPD are out of sync, APMD detects that the config snapshot for one access profile is missing. This triggers AMPD to recreates the config snapshots for all access profiles. The detect-recreate cycle repeats every minute, posting log messages:

-- err apmd[18013]: 01490259:3: Exception occurred for memcache operation: AccessPolicyProcessor/ProfileAccess.cpp line:492 function: resetTimeout - Config snapshot for profile /Common/ap could not be found using key tmm.session.a9735a75704_0ooooooooooooooooooo
...

-- notice apmd[18013]: 014902f3:5: (null):Common:00000000: Successfully created config snapshots for all access profiles.
...

-- err apmd[18013]: 01490259:3: Exception occurred for memcache operation: AccessPolicyProcessor/ProfileAccess.cpp line:492 function: resetTimeout - Config snapshot for profile /Common/ap could not be found using key tmm.session.a9735a75704_0ooooooooooooooooooo
...

-- notice apmd[18013]: 014902f3:5: (null):Common:00000000: Successfully created config snapshots for all access profiles.

Conditions:
The conditions under which the access profile configurations in APMD and MCPD become out of sync is unknown.

Impact:
TMM memory usage increases due to excessive config snapshots being created.

Workaround:
Restart APMD to clear the APMD and MCPD out-of-sync condition.

Fix:
This issue has been fixed.


746768-1 : APMD leaks memory if access policy policy contains variable/resource assign policy items

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If an access policy contains variable/resource assign policy items, APMD will leak memory every time the policy is modified and applied.

Conditions:
1. Access policy has variable/resource assign policy items.
2. The access policy is modified and applied.

Impact:
APMD's memory footprint will increase whenever the access policy is applied.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Memory growth has been addressed.


746710-2 : Use of HTTP::cookie after HTTP:disable causes TMM core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When an iRule disables HTTP with HTTP:disable, subsequent use of HTTP::cookie for that request will cause a TMM core dump.

Conditions:
1) HTTP profile is configured on the virtual.
2) HTTP:disable is called on request.
3) HTTP:cookie is then called on that request.

Impact:
Use of iRules in the above mentioned order will result in a TMM core. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not call HTTP:cookie on requests that have had HTTP disabled by HTTP:disable


746266-1 : Vcmp guest vlan mac mismatch across blades.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Guests running on blades in a single chassis report different MAC addresses on a single vlan upon host reboot for vcmp guest.

Conditions:
This issue may be seen when all of the following conditions are met:

- One (or more) blade(s) are turned off completely via AOM.
- Create two vlans.
- Deploy a multi-slot guest with the higher lexicographic vlan.
- Now, assign the smaller vlan to the guest.
- Reboot the host

Impact:
Incorrect MAC addresses are reported by some blades.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


746146-2 : AVRD can crash with core when disconnecting/reconnecting on HTTPS connection

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
AVRD crashes repeatedly when the BIG-IP system is configured to work with BIG-IQ.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP system is connected to BIG-IQ.
-- Disconnecting/reconnecting on HTTPS connection.

Impact:
Statistics collection is unstable : some stats data are lost during avrd crash.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Object associated with HTTPS connection was deleted before the last event on this connection arrived. Object deletion is now deferred, so this issue no longer occurs..


746077-1 : If the 'giaddr' field contains a non-zero value, the 'giaddr' field must not be modified

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP-RELAY overwrites the 'giaddr' field containing a non-zero value. This violates RFC 1542.

Conditions:
DHCP-RELAY processing a message with the 'giaddr' field containing a non-zero value,

Impact:
RFC 1542 violation

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
DHCP-RELAY no longer overwrites the 'giaddr' field containing a non-zero value.


745809 : The /var partition may become 100% full requiring manual intervention to clear space

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The /var partition might become completely full on the disk due to files being written to /var/config/rest. This condition may be accompanied by console error messages similar to the following:
011d0004:3: Disk partition /var (slot #) has only 0% free

Additionally, there may be periodic restjavad and bigd daemons restarts related to disk space exhaustion.

Conditions:
Process traffic while DoS Dashboard is open.

Impact:
The partition housing /var/config/rest may become 100% full, impacting future disk IO to the partition

Workaround:
This workaround is temporary in nature, should the conditions of this bug still be met, and may need to be periodically performed either manually or from a script. While these steps are performed, the BIG-IP REST API will be temporarily inaccessible, and higher disk IO may be seen.

Run the following commands, in sequence:
 bigstart stop restjavad
 rm -rf /var/config/rest/storage*.zip
 rm -rf /var/config/rest/*.tmp
 bigstart start restjavad

Manual application of these workaround steps clears the 100% utilized space condition and allows the partition to resume normal operation.


745802-3 : Brute Force CAPTCHA response page truncates last digit in the support id

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Brute Force CAPTCHA response page shown to an end-user has a support id and the last digit is truncated.

Conditions:
- ASM Provisioned
- ASM policy attached to a virtual server
- ASM Brute Force Protection enabled in the asm policy
- ASM Brute Force sends captcha mitigation page when a website is under brute force attack.

Impact:
The support id presented to an end-user won't be matched to the one shown in the asm logs

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The code is fixed, correct support id is shown in the captcha response page.


745783-3 : Anti-fraud: remote logging of login attempts

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
There is no support for logging of login attempts to a remote service.

Conditions:
Using high speed logging (HSL) to log login attempts.

Impact:
There is no support for logging of login attempts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
FPS now uses HSL to report login attempts using configured templates, rate-limit, and publisher to a remote service.

To enable this feature:

# via tmsh only
tmsh modify sys db antifraud.riskengine.reportlogins value enable
 
# via tmsh or GUI
tmsh modify sys db antifraud.internalconfig.string1 value "<login attempt log template>"
tmsh modify sys db antifraud.internalconfig.string2 value "<log-rate-exceeded log template>"
tmsh modify sys db antifraud.internalconfig.number1 value "<log-rate-exceeded threshold>"
tmsh modify security anti-fraud profile <fps profile> risk-engine-publisher <publisher>
 
 
It is recommended that you use encoding when composing an HTTP template. The default encoding level is 0, meaning 'never encode'.

To change encoding level:

tmsh modify sys db antifraud.internalconfig.number2 value <0/1/2>

Behavior Change:
FPS now includes the ability to perform High Speed Logging (HSL) of all login attempts to specific protected URLs. These events can be forwarded to remote services (e.g. SIEM Server), and, when enabled, can help indicate whether applications are under attack.


745713-1 : TMM may crash when processing HTTP/2 traffic

Solution Article: K94563344


745654-2 : Heavy use of APM Kerberos SSO can sometimes lead to slowness of Virtual Server

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When there are a lot of tcp connections that needs new kerberos ticket to be fetched from kdc, then the websso processes requests slower than the incoming requests. This could lead to low throughput and virtual server is very slow to respond to requests.

Conditions:
Large number of APM users using Kerberos SSO to access backend resources and all the tickets expire at the same time.

Impact:
Low throughput and slow responses from Virtual server.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Increase the size of websso worker queue, so that tmm and websso process can communicate effectively. This eliminates VS slowness and hence increase throughput.


745628-3 : MRF SIP ALG with SNAT does not translate media addresses in SDP after NOTIFY message

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The media addresses in the SDP payload are not translated by MRF SIP ALD with SNAT after a NOTIFY message has been processed.

Conditions:
This occurs because the NOTIFY message has has the TO and FROM headers with the same value causing the ALG to enter hairpin mode.

Impact:
Media addresses in the SDP payload are not translated.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Hairpin mode is not entered when processing NOTIFY messages


745600-3 : Removal of timer object from tmm timer-ring when a tcl context is released.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If a tcl context is associated with a tmm-timer (while creating access session) using iRule, the timer object is removed during tcl context release but its association remains. When the timer fires, it tries to access a memory which is already freed, causing tmm to crash and generate a core.

Conditions:
Creating access session using iRule.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Now the timer object created under tcl context is tied with tcl command context and a callback function. This function will be called every time a tcl context is released. This will allow any additional cleanup (e.g. removal of timer from timer ring) and freeing the tcl command context.


745574-3 : URL is not removed from custom category when deleted

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When the admin goes to delete a certain URL from a custom category, it should be removed from the category and not be matched anymore with that category. In certain cases, the URL is not removed effectively.

Conditions:
This only occurs when the syntax "http*://" is used at the beginning of the URL when inserted into custom categories.

Impact:
When the URL with syntax "http*://" is deleted from the custom category, it will not take effect for SSL matches. For example, if "http*://www.f5.com/" was inserted and then deleted, and the user passed traffic for http://www.f5.com/ and https://www.f5.com/, the SSL traffic would still be categorized with the custom category even though it was deleted. The HTTP traffic would be categorized correctly.

Workaround:
"bigstart restart tmm" will resolve the issue.

Fix:
Made sure that the deletion takes effect properly and SSL traffic is no longer miscategorized after removal of the URL from the custom category.


745533-4 : NodeJS Vulnerability: CVE-2016-5325

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
It was found that the reason argument in ServerResponse#writeHead() was not properly validated.

Conditions:
iRules LX is running at the BigIP.

Impact:
A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially-crafted HTTP request.

Workaround:
N/A.

Fix:
NodeJS updated to patch for CVE-2016-5325


745531-1 : Puffin Browser gets blocked by Bot Defense

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Users using the Puffin Browser are blocked when accessing the Virtual Server when it is protected with either Proactive Bot Defense (within DoSL7 profile) or with the Bot Defense profile.
This applies to all version of the Puffin Browsers: Desktop, Android, iOS.

Conditions:
- Users using the Puffin Browser on Desktop, Android, iOS
- Bot Defense Profile, or: DoSL7 profile with Proactive Bot Defense is used while the "Block Suspicious Browsers" checkbox is enabled

Impact:
Users of the Puffin Browser cannot access the website

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Users of the Puffin Browser can now access the website that is protected by Bot Defense without getting blocked.
For the fix to be applied, both BIG-IP Release and ASU must be installed which contain the fix. Also, it is recommended to enable the following DB variables:
tmsh modify sys db dosl7.proactive_defense_validate_ip value disable
tmsh modify sys db dosl7.cs_validate_ip value disable


745514-3 : MRF SIP ALG with SNAT does not translate media addresses in SDP after SUBSCRIBE message

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The media addresses in the SDP payload are not translated by MRF SIP ALD with SNAT after a SUBSCRIBE message has been processed.

Conditions:
This occurs because the SUBSCRIBE message has has the TO and FROM headers with the same value causing the ALG to enter hairpin mode.

Impact:
Media addresses in the SDP payload are not translated.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Hairpin mode is not entered when processing SUBSCRIBE messages


745404-2 : MRF SIP ALG does not reparse SDP payload if replaced

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When a SIP message is loaded, the SDP is parsed. If modified or replaced, the system does not reparse the modified payload.

Conditions:
This occurs internally while processing SDP in a SIP message.

Impact:
Changes to the SDP are ignored when creating media pinhole flows

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The SDP payload is now reparsed if modified or replaced.


745387-3 : Resource-admin user roles can no longer get bash access

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Resource-admin users with bash access may write to system files beyond the scope of their assigned access.

Conditions:
Resource-admin users configured with bash shell access.

Impact:
Resource-admin users with bash access may write to system files causing security risks.

Workaround:
Do not assign bash access for resource-admin users.

Fix:
Resource-admin users restricted to tmsh access now. If a resource-admin user had bash access in a prior version and upgrades to this version, that user will get converted to tmsh access automatically after the upgrade process.

Behavior Change:
Resource-admin roles can no longer have bash shell access. And upon upgrade, resource-admin users with bash access will get converted to tmsh shell access.


745371-2 : AFM GUI does not follow best security practices

Solution Article: K68151373


745358-3 : ASM GUI does not follow best practices

Solution Article: K14812883


745257-3 : Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2018-14634

Solution Article: K20934447


745165-3 : Users without Advanced Shell Access are not allowed SFTP access

Solution Article: K38941195


745027 : AVR is doing extra activity of DNS data collection even when it should not

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When collecting DNS data, AVR generates data that is used only for BIG-IQ, even if not connected to BIG-IQ.

Conditions:
DNS Statistics collection or DNS-DoS is configured.

Impact:
avrd process is taking more CPU cycles for activity that is not needed. There is no impact to functionality.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system no longer performs extra computation that is not needed in this case.


744959-1 : SNMP OID for sysLsnPoolStatTotal not incremented in stats

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
SNMP OID for sysLsnPoolStatTotal is not incremented in stats totals.

Conditions:
This affects all of the global port block allocation (PBA) counters.

Impact:
SNMP OID for sysLsnPoolStatTotal is not incremented when it should be. Stats are not accurate.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
SNMP OID for sysLsnPoolStatTotal is now incremented in stats totals.


744949-3 : MRF SIP ALG with SNAT may restore incorrect client identity if client IP does not match NAT64 prefix

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
SIP response messages have the wrong IP address in the FROM header when using NAT64.

Conditions:
If the client's IPv6 address does not match the virtual server's configured IPv6 prefix, the FROM header on a response message will have a different IP address that the request message.

Impact:
The SIP ALG with SNAT system will be unable to establish a call for the client.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The FROM header will now contain the client's IP address.


744937-3 : Make authenticated-denial-of-existence NSEC3 RR Types Bitmap reflect available Resource Records

Solution Article: K00724442

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
BIG-IP does not know what resource records some external zone holds at the time the BIG-IP is responding to some dnssec query that asked for some record type at some owner name.
If the resource record type does not exist, then as part of the response, the BIG-IP generates an NSEC3 record (to authenticate denial of existence along with RRSIG) containing a types bitmap that is supposed to have the available RRs at the owner name.
With some new feature supported in BIND 9.12 (RFC 8198) called Aggressive use of Negative Cache, that negative response with the inaccurate types bitmap is cached which can then be re-used to show that some resource records do not exist but are in fact available at the owner name.

Conditions:
A query comes in for a zone that is not hosted on the BIG-IP where the BIG-IP is only responsible for DNSSEC signing.

Impact:
Validating resolvers implementing Aggressive Use of DNSSEC-Validated Cache may respond with NODATA for an existing resource record.

Workaround:
N/A


744707-4 : Crash related to DNSSEC key rollover

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When running out of memory, a DNSSKEY rollover event might cause a tmm crash and core dump.

Conditions:
-- System has low memory or is out of memory.
-- DNSSKEY rollover event occurs.

Impact:
tmm crashes and restarts. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Fixed an issue in DNSSEC Key Rollover event that could cause a crash.


744685-1 : BIG-IP does not throw error when intermediate CA is missing the "Basic Constraints" and "CA:True" in its extension

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
An intermediate CA certificate should be considered invalid if the certificate does not contain both 'Basic Constraints: critical' and 'CA:TRUE' in its extension. The BIG-IP system does not enforce this.

Conditions:
The SSL profile has peer-cert-mode set to require and untrusted-cert-response-control set to drop.

Impact:
The system might unexpectedly accept the SSL connection while the peer is using an inappropriate certificate.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
With this fix, if the SSL profile has peer-cert-mode set to require and untrusted-cert-response-control set to drop, the system drops the SSL handshake if the peer's CA certificate does not contain both 'Basic Constraints: critical' and 'CA:TRUE' in its extension.

Behavior Change:
When authenticating a peer's SSL certificate, the system requires a CA certificate to have the 'Basic Constraints' and 'CA:True' in its extension, like this:

            X509v3 Basic Constraints: critical
                CA:TRUE

If an SSL profile has peer-cert-mode set to require and untrusted-cert-response-control set to drop, the system drops the handshake if the peer's CA certificate does not satisfy this requirement.


744595-1 : DoS-related reports might not contain some of the activity that took place

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Occasionally, some telemetry data of DoS related activity is lost.

Conditions:
No specific condition other than using the BIG-IP system anti-DDoS feature.

Impact:
DoS related reports might not contain some of the activity that takes place.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Issue was fixed, all telemetry data is collected without errors.


744589-1 : Missing data for Firewall Events Statistics

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Statistical information that is collected for Firewall event, has some data that is getting lost and not reported.

When this is taking place, the following message appears at avrd log:
Some rows of load_stat_firewall_events_<some number> not loaded

Conditions:
AFM is used, no particular condition that leads to this situation of losing some of the stats, usually takes place under heavy activity.

Impact:
Statistical reports of Firewall Events are missing some the the activity that actually took place.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Issue with missing data was fixed.


744556-1 : Upgrade PingAccess SDK used by BIG-IP APM to v1.1.3

Solution Article: K01226413

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Upgrading PingAccess SDK from v1.0.0 to v1.1.3

Conditions:
The SDK is upgraded during system upgrade.

Impact:
BIG-IP APM will internally use PingAccess SDK v1.1.3 when interacting with PingAccess servers.

Workaround:
Not Applicable.

Fix:
Upgraded PingAccess SDK used by BIG-IP APM to the v1.1.3, applicable when BIG-IP APM interacts with PingAccess servers.


744532-2 : Websso fails to decrypt secured session variables

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Whenever websso tries to decrypt secure session variables, the following error is seen /var/log/apm:

Aug 15 21:36:25 abcd err websso.0[20421]: 014d0028:3: /Common/Test_PRP:Common:2b8e7abc: Master Decrypt failed for user test with error 'ckDecrypt: invalid ciphertext'
Aug 15 21:36:25 abcd info websso.0[20421]: 014d0009:6: /Common/Test_PRP:Common:2b8e7abc: Websso basic authentication for user 'test' using config '/Common/sso_test_obj'

Conditions:
- Per-req policy is attached to virtual server.
- Secure subsession variables are assigned to session variables using Variable Assign Agent in per-req policy.
- SSO Configuration Select agent is used in per-req policy.

Impact:
Single Sign-On (SSO) won't work correctly.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


744516-1 : TMM panics after a large number of LSN remote picks

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
TMM panics with the assertion 'nexthop ref valid' failed. This occurs after a large number of remote picks cause the nexthop reference count to overflow.

Conditions:
An LSN Pool and remote picks. Remote picks occur when the local TMM does not have any addresses or port blocks available. Remote picks are more likely when inbound and hairpin connections are enabled.

Impact:
TMM restarts. Traffic is interrupted.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
TMM no longer panics regardless of the number of remote picks.


744347-2 : Protocol Security logging profiles cause slow ASM upgrade and apply policy

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM upgrade and apply policy are delayed by an additional 3 seconds for each virtual server associated with a Protocol Security logging profile (regardless of whether ASM is active on that virtual server). During upgrade, all active policies are applied, which leads to multiple delays for each policy.

Conditions:
There are multiple virtual servers associated with Protocol Security logging profiles.

Impact:
ASM upgrade and apply policy are delayed.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


744331 : OpenSSH hardening

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The default OpenSSH configuration does not follow best practices for security hardening.

Conditions:
Administrative SSH access enabled.

Impact:
OpenSSH does not follow best practices.

Fix:
The default OpenSSH configuration includes best practices for security hardening.


744269-2 : dynconfd restarts if FQDN template node deleted while IP address change in progress

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The dynconfd daemon may crash and restart if an FQDN template node is deleted (by user action or config sync) while ephemeral nodes are in the process of being created, and deleted as the result of new IP addresses being returned by a recent DNS query.

Conditions:
This may occur on BIG-IP version 14.0.0.3 (and BIG-IP versions 13.1.x or v12.1.x with engineering hotfixes for ID 720799, ID 721621 and ID 726319), under the following conditions:
1. A DNS query returns a different set of IP addresses for one or more FQDN names.
2. While new ephemeral node(s) are being created (for new IP addresses and deleted (for old IP addresses), an FQDN template node is deleted (either by user action or config sync).

Impact:
The dynconfd daemon crashes and restarts.
Ephemeral nodes may not be updated in a timely manner while the dynconfd daemon is restarting.

Fix:
The dynconfd daemon does not crash and restart if an FQDN template node is deleted while ephemeral nodes are in the process of being created and deleted as the result of new IP addresses being returned by a recent DNS query.


744188 : First successful auth iControl REST requests will now be logged in audit and secure log files

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Previously, when making a REST request from a client for the first time and it is successful, this action was not logged.

Just subsequent REST calls were logged or initial failed REST calls from a client were logged.

Conditions:
Making a successfully auth-ed initial REST request from a new client to BIG-IP.

Impact:
BIG-IP admins would not know when a new client first made a successful REST call to BIG-IP.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Now on the first successful REST call, these actions are logged in /var/log/audit and /var/log/secure log files.

Here's an example of what shows in audit log:

-- info httpd(pam_audit)[26561]: 01070417:6: AUDIT - user bart2 - RAW: httpd(pam_audit): user=bart2(bart2) partition=[All] level=Guest tty=(unknown) host=10.10.10.10 attempts=1 start="Fri Oct 12 17:07:53 2018" end="Fri Oct 12 17:07:53 2018".

Here's an example of what shows in secure log:

-- info httpd(pam_audit)[26561]: user=bart2(bart2) partition=[All] level=Guest tty=(unknown) host=10.10.10.10 attempts=1 start="Fri Oct 12 17:07:53 2018" end="Fri Oct 12 17:07:53 2018".
-- info httpd(pam_audit)[26561]: 01070417:6: AUDIT - user usr2 - RAW: httpd(pam_audit): user=usr2(usr2) partition=[All] level=Guest tty=(unknown) host=10.10.10.10 attempts=1 start="Fri Oct 12 17:07:53 2018" end="Fri Oct 12 17:07:53 2018".

Subsequent REST calls will continue to be logged normally.

Behavior Change:
Now on the first successful REST call, these actions are logged in /var/log/audit and /var/log/secure log files.

Subsequent REST calls will continue to be logged normally.


744117-5 : The HTTP URI is not always parsed correctly

Solution Article: K18263026

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The HTTP URI exposed by the HTTP::uri iRule command, Traffic Policies, or used by ASM is incorrect.

Conditions:
-- HTTP profile is configured.
-- The URI is inspected.

Impact:
If the URI is used for security checks, then those checks might be bypassed.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The HTTP URI is parsed in a more robust manner.


744035-4 : APM Client Vulnerability: CVE-2018-15332

Solution Article: K12130880


743961-3 : Signature Overrides for Content Profiles do not work after signature update

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
JSON profile signature override does not include legacy signature after Automatic Signature Update (ASU).

Conditions:
Signature override on content profile ASU with major update to targeted sig.

Impact:
-- Unexpected block on a previously white-listed signature.
-- Confusing logging for why the signature was blocked (should indicate it was due to using an old signature version).

Workaround:
-- Create the signature override at higher context, e.g., the URL. Removing the URL context override again keeps it fixed.
-- Enforce new version of sig globally.

Fix:
Signature Overrides for Content Profiles now work after signature update.


743857 : clientssl accepts non-SSL traffic when cipher-group is configured

Solution Article: K21942600

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
clientssl accepts Non-SSL traffic even when "Non-SSL Connections" is disabled.

Conditions:
In clientssl profile, Cipher Group is configured and one of the "No SSL/TLS/DTLS" option is enabled.

Impact:
Connections to VIP with clientssl profile are not encrypted.
If SSL client authentication is enabled, plaintext request is successful meaning that client can get access to resources otherwise requiring a valid client certificate.

Workaround:
Use Cipher String instead of Cipher Group when configuring clientssl profile.

Fix:
Properly validate cipher suites in a cipher group before use.


743810-1 : AWS: Disk resizing in m5/c5 instances fails silently.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Resizing the disk in an m5/c5 instance in AWS has no impact on the disk size, and this operation fails silently.

Conditions:
BIG-IP system deployed in AWS with m5/c5 instance type that uses NVME disks instead of the usual native paravirt disks.

Impact:
Disk resizing fails; administrators cannot grow the instance disk in response to their requirements and instance utilization post-deployment.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
AWS: Disk resizing now works as expected.


743803-2 : IKEv2 potential double free of object when async request queueing fails

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM may core during an IPsec cleanup of a failed async operation.

Conditions:
When an async IPsec crypto operation fails to queue.

Impact:
Restart of tmm. All tunnels lost must be re-established.

Workaround:
No workaround known at this time.


743790-3 : BIG-IP system should trigger a HA failover event when expected HSB device is missing from PCI bus

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In some rare circumstances, the HSB device might drop off the PCI bus, resulting in the BIG-IP system not being able to pass traffic. However, no high availability (HA) failover condition is triggered, so the BIG-IP system stays active.

Conditions:
HSB drops off the PCI bus. This is caused in response to certain traffic patterns (FPGA issue) that are yet to be determined.

Impact:
No failover to standby unit after this error condition, causing site outage.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Now the active BIG-IP system fails over to the standby when HSB on the active unit drops off the PCI bus.


743437-1 : Portal Access: Issue with long 'data:' URL

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
HTML page may contain a very long 'data:' URL. Portal Access cannot handle such URLs correctly.

Conditions:
HTML page with very long 'data:' similar to the following example:

    data:image/png;base64,...

Such URLs might be several megabytes long.

Impact:
The rewrite plugin cannot process HTML pages with very long URLs and restarts. The page is not sent to the end user client; web application may not work correctly.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Now Portal Access handles very long 'data:' URLs correctly.


743150-1 : Increase the limit of the maximum allowed timestamp for OAuth token processing for OAuth Client

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
During OAuth token processing for OAuth Client, if the timestamp is set to a value greater than INT32_MAX (2147483647), the BIG-IP system posts an error message, but the error is not descriptive enough to assist in troubleshooting. The error message appears similar to the following:
 err apmd[14229]: 01490290:3: /Internet/Oauth_OpenAM_Preprod:Internet:46ea50d9:/Internet/server_act_oauth_client_ag: OAuth Client: failed for server '/Internet/server1' using 'authorization_code' grant type (client_id=oidc), error: stoi

Conditions:
-- OAuth token processing for OAuth Client.
-- Timestamp value greater than INT32_MAX.

Impact:
The APM end user is not granted access because the the policy does not complete successfully.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The maximum allowed timestamp is increased from INT32_MAX (2147483647) to 6249223209600, and now includes more descriptive error messages for better troubleshooting when the BIG-IP system receives invalid timestamps.


743082-1 : Upgrades to 13.1.1.2, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, or 14.0.0.2 from pre-12.1.3 can cause configurations to fail with GTM Pool Members

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upgrading to 13.1.1.2, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, or 14.0.0.2 might result a configuration that fails to load due to a stray colon-character that gets added to the configuration file.

Conditions:
-- Upgrade from pre-12.1.3 to 13.1.1.2, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, or 14.0.0.2.
-- GTM Pool Members.

Impact:
Configuration fails to load.

Workaround:
Remove stray colon-character from bigip_gtm.conf.

Fix:
Fixed an issue preventing configurations from loading into 13.1.1.2, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, or 14.0.0.2 from a version before 12.1.3.


742829-3 : SIP ALG: Do not translate and create media channels if RTP port is defined in the SIP message is 0

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system incorrectly handles SDP media ports. UAC sends SDP message body publishing capable of handling voice, text, and video. UAS responds, publishing voice, text and video not desired by setting video port to '0'. The BIG-IP system does not honor the fact that UAS does not want video, and translates video port '0' to an ephemeral port, causing the UAC to believe it must open a video channel. When the UAC sends a video connection request, the BIG-IP system sends the request to the wrong port, i.e., to the media port for text, which causes the connection to fail.

Conditions:
RTP media port defined in the SIP message is set to 0.

Impact:
Improper media channel creation.

Workaround:
You can use an iRule workaround to remove the media attributes with ports set to 0 at the ingress, and update the message body size accordingly.


742627-2 : SSL session mirroring may cause memory leakage if HA channel is down

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If SSL session mirroring is enabled, but the HA channel is down, attempts to mirror may result in memory leakage.

Conditions:
- SSL session mirroring enabled
- HA channel is down

Impact:
Memory leakage over time resulting in eventual memory pressure leading to performance degradation and possible TMOS restart.

Workaround:
Ensuring that the HA peer is present and connected will avoid the leakage. Otherwise, no reasonable workaround exists short of disabling SSL session mirroring.

Fix:
SSL session mirroring no longer leaks memory when the HA channel is down.


742226-2 : TMSH platform_check utility does not follow best security practices

Solution Article: K11330536


742184-1 : TMM memory leak

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
-- High TMM memory utilization;
-- Aggressive sweeper activated;
-- the 'packet', 'xdata' and 'xhead' caches in the memory_usage_stat tmstat table have high 'allocated' and 'curr_allocs' numbers with a steadily increasing profile.

Conditions:
A fastL4 and a L7 profile (e.g. HTTP) are assigned to a virtual server.

Impact:
Degraded performance, possible TMM crash due to out-of-memory condition.

Workaround:
Do not add a L7 profile to a fastL4 virtual server.

Fix:
No memory leak in the TMM.


742078-2 : Incoming SYNs are dropped and the connection does not time out.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
There is a hard-coded limit on the number of SYNs forwarded on a FastL4 connection. This might cause a problem when a connection is reused, for example, if a connection is not correctly closed.

Conditions:
-- SYN forwarding on FastL4 connections.
-- The number of SYNs on a single connection reaches the hard-coded limit.

Impact:
If the number of SYNs on a single connection reaches this limit, subsequent incoming SYNs are dropped and the connection might not time out.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The following command enables the forwarding of an an unlimited number of SYNs:
tmsh modify sys db tm.dupsynenforce value disable


742037-3 : FPS live updates do not install when minor version is different

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Install update file with a different minor version.
For example, install update file versioned 13.1.1 on BIG-IP version 13.1.0.

Conditions:
FPS is licensed and provisioned.

Impact:
FPS engine and signature cannot be updated.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
The minor version in update file is now ignored and only the major version is validated.


741993-1 : The BIG-IP system does not answer the request matching L7 policy that disabled DOSL7 when BADOS configured.

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system does not answer the request matching the L7 policy that disabled DOSL7 when BADOS is configured. The connection hangs.

Conditions:
1. Create a DoS profile Behavioral & Stress-based (D)DoS Detection.
2. Create an L7 policy to disable DoS profile (even on all URLs).
3. Attach both to a virtual server.
4. Send a request to the virtual server.

Impact:
Connection hangs.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than disabling the Behavioral & Stress-based (D)DoS Detection from the DoS profile.

Fix:
The system now correctly handles a disabled DOSL7 policy.


741951-2 : Multiple extensions in SIP NOTIFY request cause message to be dropped.

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
When SIP NOTIFY messages are sent with a request URI that contains multiple client extensions, the system does not forward the message as expected.

Conditions:
SIP NOTIFY messages sent with a request URI that contains multiple client extensions.

Impact:
NOTIFY message is not forwarded.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Improved SIP URI parser now correctly handles multiple extensions in a URI.


741919 : HTTP response may be dropped following a 100 continue message.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a 100 response a quickly followed by another HTTP response (2xx/4xx), the second response might be dropped.

Conditions:
When a 100 response is quickly followed by another HTTP response (i.e., a 2xx/4xx response arrives within a few microseconds).

Impact:
The second response might be dropped, so the end user client might not receive all the HTTP responses coming from the server.

Note: This does not happen all the time, and depends on how the underlying data packets are formed and delivered to the HTTP filter.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:
-- Use an iRule to disable the HTTP filter in the HTTP_REQUEST event.

-- Disable LRO by running the following command:
tmsh modify sys db tm.tcplargereceiveoffload value disable


741858-1 : TMM may crash while processing Portal Access requests

Solution Article: K52206731


741767-2 : ASM Resource :: CPU Utilization statistics are in wrong scale

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Security :: Reporting : ASM Resources : CPU Utilization have the wrong scale for statistics.

Conditions:
Having the 'CPU Utilization' statistics under 'ASM Resources' available.

Impact:
Wrong scale of statistics.

Workaround:
To work around this issue:

1. Edit the following file: /etc/avr/monpd/monp_asm_cpu_info_measures.cfg
2. Remove all division by 100 on 'formula' of each entity.
3. Save the change and restart monpd (bigstart restart monpd).

Fix:
Scale is now fixed and is not pre-divided by 100.


741761-1 : admd might fail the heartbeat, resulting in a core

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
When the system is under heavy I/O stress, admd might fail the heartbeat (which is required by sod, the failover daemon), so sod kills the admd daemon, resulting in a core.

Conditions:
-- System is under heavy I/O stress.
-- admd fails the heartbeat.

Impact:
The system generates an admd core file. Traffic disrupted while admd restarts.

Workaround:
None.


741752-1 : [BADOS] state file is not saved when virtual server reuses a self IP of the device

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
BADOS state file is not saved.

Conditions:
Virtual server reuses a self IP of the device.

Impact:
After admd restarts, learned information - baseline and good dataset can disappear.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This system now handles this situation without impact, so the state file is saved as expected.


741535-1 : Memory leak when using SAML or Form-based Client-initiated SSO

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
With SAML or Form-based Client-initiated SSO configured, BIG-IP system memory usage increases with every HTTP request that is proxied to the backend. The type of memory that increases is tmjail. You can view memory usage using the following command: tmsh sys show memory.

At some point, the BIG-IP system enables connection evictions in order to reduce the memory pressure, which causes service disruptions. You might see the following warning log messages.

-- warning tmm[20537]: 011e0002:4: sweeper_segment_cb_any: Aggressive mode /Common/default-eviction-policy activated (0) (global memory).
-- warning tmm1[20537]: 01010290:4: TCP: Memory pressure activated.
-- err tmm1[20537]: 011e0003:3: Aggressive mode sweeper: /Common/default-eviction-policy (100000000000b) (global memory) 413 Connections killed.

Conditions:
SAML or Form-based Client-initiated SSO is used.

Impact:
Potential service disruption.

Workaround:
No workaround other than not using SAML or Form-based Client-initiated SSO.

Fix:
The memory leak associated with SAML or Form-based Client-initiated SSO no longer occurs.


741449-1 : alert_details is missing for COMPONENT_VALIDATION_JAVASCRIPT_THRESHOLD alerts

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
JAVASCRIPT_THRESHOLD alert should contain 2 timestamps:
1. component-validation cookie timestamp (set on cookie creation)
2. current BIG-IP timestamp

currently, these timestamps are not available in the alert details

Conditions:
JAVASCRIPT_THRESHOLD alert is triggered

Impact:
it is impossible to analyze the alert

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
FPS should always include both timestamps when triggering the JAVASCRIPT_THRESHOLD alert


741423-2 : Secondary blade goes offline when provisioning ASM/FPS on already established config-sync

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When provisioning ASM for the first time on a device that is already linked in a high availability (HA) config-sync configuration, any other cluster device that is on the trust domain experiences mcpd restarting on all secondary blades due to a configuration error.

The system logs messages similar to the following in /var/log/ltm:
-- notice mcpd[12369]: 010718ed:5: DATASYNC: Done initializing datasync configuration for provisioned modules [ none ].
-- err mcpd[9791]: 01020036:3: The requested device group device (/Common/datasync-device-test1.lab.com-dg /Common/test1.lab.com) was not found.
-- err mcpd[9791]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Configuration from primary failed validation: 01020036:3: The requested device group device (/Common/datasync-device-test1.lab.com-dg /Common/test1.lab.com) was not found.... failed validation with error 16908342.
-- notice mcpd[12369]: 0107092a:5: Secondary slot 2 disconnected.

Conditions:
-- Cluster devices are joined in the trust for HA or config-sync.
-- Provisioning ASM or FPS on clusters which are already joined in a trust.
-- ASM and FPS have not been provisioned on any of the devices: this is the first ASM/FPS provisioning in the trust.

Impact:
Traffic on all secondary blades is interrupted while mcpd restarts. Then, traffic is resumed.

Workaround:
Before provisioning ASM/FPS (but after setting up a trust configuration):

1. On the device on which ASM/FPS is about to be provisioned, create the datasync-global-dg device group and add all of the available devices.

For example, if there are two devices in the Trust Domain: test1.lab.com and test2.lab.com, and you plan to provision ASM/FPS for the first time on test1.lab.com, first run the following command from test1.lab.com:

tmsh create cm device-group datasync-global-dg devices add { test1.lab.com test2.lab.com }

2. Do not sync the device group.
3. Then on test1.lab.com, you can provision ASM/FPS.

Fix:
Secondary blades no longer go offline when provisioning ASM/FPS on already established HA or config-sync configurations.


740963-2 : VIP-targeting-VIP traffic can cause TCP retransmit bursts resulting in tmm restart

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
VIP-on-VIP traffic might cause TCP retransmit bursts, which in certain situations can cause tmm to restart.

Conditions:
- Virtual server handling TCP traffic.
- iRule using the 'virtual' command.

Impact:
Temporary memory consumption and potential for tmm to restart. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TCP retransmit bursts are now handled gracefully.


740777-1 : Secondary blades mcp daemon restart when subroutine properties are configured

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Secondary blades' MCP daemons restart with the following error messages:
-- err mcpd[26818]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Configuration from primary failed validation: 01020036:3: The requested Subroutine Properties (/Common/confirm_10 /Common/confirm_10) was not found.... failed validation with error 16908342.

Conditions:
When a subroutine is configured in the access policy.

Impact:
The secondary blade MCP daemon restarts. Cannot use subroutine in the access policy.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to not use subroutine in the access policy.

Fix:
You can now use subroutines in the access policy.


740719-2 : ASM CSP header parser does not honor unsafe-inline attribute within script-src directive

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Browser reports Content-Security-Policy error when ASM modifies the 'Content-Security-Policy' (CSP) header.

Conditions:
1. ASM provisioned.
2. ASM policy attached to a virtual server.
3. CSRF or Ajax blocking page enabled within ASM policy
4. Backend server sends 'Content-Security-Policy' header with 'script-src' 'unsafe-inline' directive.

Impact:
Browser posts 'Content-Security-Policy' error and stops JavaScript execution.

Workaround:
Disable 'Content-Security-Policy' header parsing for ASM policies. To do so, follow these steps:

1. In /usr/share/ts/bin/add_del_internal, run the following command:
add csp_enabled 0

2. Restart ASM by running the following command:
bigstart restart asm

Fix:
ASM 'Content-Security-Policy' header parser no longer modifies the 'Content-Security-Policy' header when there is 'script-src' 'unsafe-inline' directive arriving from a backend server. This is correct behavior.


740490-1 : Configuration changes involving HTTP2 or SPDY may leak memory

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If virtual servers which have HTTP2 or SPDY profiles are updated, then the TMM may leak memory.

Conditions:
-- A virtual server has a HTTP2 or SPDY profile.
-- Any configuration object attached to that virtual server changes.

Impact:
The TMM leaks memory, and may take longer to execute future configuration changes. If the configuration changes take too long, the TMM may be restarted by SOD.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The TMM no longer leaks memory when virtual servers that contain a HTTP2 or SPDY profile are reconfigured.


740345-1 : TMM core files seen on standby device after failover, when connection mirroring, session mirroring and OCSP stapling are enabled.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM generates cores files on the device.

Conditions:
Issue is seen when connection mirroring, session mirroring and OCSP stapling is enabled.

Impact:
If a failover happens when a SSL handshake is in progress,
TMM restarts and a core file is generated on the standby device. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


740228-1 : TMM crash while sending a DHCP Lease Query to a DHCP server

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes.

Conditions:
- DHCP Lease Query is enabled on the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes while sending a DHCP Lease Query to a DHCP server.


740086 : AVR report ignore partitions for Admin users

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The behavior of AVR's reporting feature changed after an upgrade.

Reports generated for specific partition include data from all partitions.

Conditions:
-- Users with Admin role.
-- AVR provisioned.
-- AVR profile configured and attached to a virtual server.
-- User with Admin role creates Scheduled Reports or uses GUI to view AVR reports.

Impact:
AVR GUI pages or Scheduled Reports defined for one partition include AVR data from other partitions.

Workaround:
One workaround is to have non-Admin users generate reports.

For non-Admin users, the partition is honored.

Fix:
AVR GUI pages or Scheduled Reports defined for one partition now show all users AVR data from only that partition.


739971-2 : Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2018-5391

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IP fragments with random offsets allow a remote denial of service (FragmentSmack)

Conditions:
A flaw named FragmentSmack was found in the way the Linux kernel handled reassembly of fragmented IPv4 and IPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and calculation expensive fragment reassembly algorithm by sending specially crafted packets which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial of service on the system.

Impact:
remote denial of service (FragmentSmack)


739970-2 : Linux kernel vulnerability: CVE-2018-5390

Solution Article: K95343321


739963-2 : TLS v1.0 fallback can be triggered intermittently and fail with restrictive server setup

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTPS monitors mark a TLS v1.2-configured pool member down and never mark it back up again, even if the pool member is up. The monitor works normally until the SSL handshake fails for any reason. After the handshake fails, the monitor falls back to TLS v1.1, which the pool members reject, and the node remains marked down.

Conditions:
This might occur when the following conditions are met:
-- Using HTTPS monitors.
-- Pool members are configured to use TLS v1.2 only.

Impact:
Once the handshake fails, the monitor remains in fallback mode and sends TLS v1.0 or TLS v1.1 requests to the pool member. The pool member remains marked down.

Workaround:
To restore the state of the member, remove it and add it back to the pool.


739947-1 : TMM may crash while processing APM traffic

Solution Article: K42465020


739945-2 : JavaScript challenge on POST with 307 breaks application

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A JavaScript whitepage challenge does not reconstruct when the challenge is on a POST request and the response from the back-end server is 307 Redirect. This happens only if the challenged URL is on a different path than the redirected URL. This prevents the application flow from completing.

Conditions:
- JavaScript challenge / CAPTCHA is enabled from either Bot Defense, Proactive Bot Defense, Web Scraping, DoSL7 Mitigation or Brute Force Mitigation.
- The challenge is happening on a POST request on which the response from the server is a 307 Redirect to a different path.

Impact:
Server is not able to parse the request payload and application does not work. This issue occurs because the TS*75 cookie is set on the path of the challenged URL, so the redirected URL does not contain the cookie, and the payload is not reconstructed properly to the server.

Workaround:
As a workaround, you can construct an iRule to identify that the response from the server is 307 Redirect, retrieve the TS*75 cookie from the request, and add to the response a Set-Cookie header, setting the TS*75 cookie on the '/' path.

Fix:
Having a JavaScript challenge on a POST request with 307 Response no longer prevents the application from working.


739939-1 : Ping Access Agent Module leaks memory in TMM.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Whenever a ping access request traverses through apm_ivs (internal virtual server) to the Ping Access Agent (e.g., Cache-Miss), a memory leak occurs.

Conditions:
Ping Access Agent request that is not served from local cache (e.g., in the Cache-Miss case).

Impact:
The slow memory leak might eventually cause TMM to restart. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Ping Access Agent Module no longer leaks memory in TMM.


739900-1 : All Policies are created with 3 new Signature Sets After Creation of a Policy using Application Ready Templates

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When a Security Policy is created using new versions of some Application Ready Templates, three new Signature Sets are created that are set to automatically be added to policies subsequently created.

Conditions:
A Security Policy is created using one of the following updated Application Ready Templates:
 * Drupal
 * Joomla
 * SAP Netweaver
 * Sharepoint
 * Wordpress

Impact:
Three new Signature Sets are created with the option 'Assign To Policy By Default' enabled. As a result, the system adds these Signature Sets to subsequently created policies. This may provide enforcement for unexpected or undesired Attack Signatures.

Workaround:
To prevent the newly created signature being added to subsequently created policies, disable 'Assign To Policy By Default'.

You can also remove the signatures from new policies after they have been created.

Fix:
The Application Ready Templates now create the new signatures with the option 'Assign To Policy By Default' disabled, so they are no longer automatically added to subsequently created policies.


739846-3 : Potential Big3D segmentation fault when not enough memory to establish a new iQuery Connection

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When the big3d runs out of memory for iQuery connections, a segmentation fault might occur.

Conditions:
-- Not enough memory to create additional iQuery connections.
-- Receive an new iQuery connection.

Impact:
Segmentation fault and big3d restarts. No statistics collection or auto-discovery while big3d restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The big3d process no longer gets a segmentation fault when reaching the limits of the memory footprint while trying to establish iQuery connections.


739744-1 : Import of Policy using Pool with members is failing

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Import of Policy using Pool with members is failing with an error Pool member node (/Common/u.x.y.z%0) and existing node (/Common/u.x.y.z) cannot use the same IP Address (u.x.y.z)

Conditions:
Policy has pool attached to it with resource assign or chained objects

Impact:
Policy is not being imported on the same box

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
ng-import is now importing policy correctly.


739716-2 : APM Subroutine loops without finishing

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Some APM subroutines never finish. In authentication use cases, the end-users will continue to see logon pages, even after submitting correct credentials. In SWG confirm-and-continue use cases, the end-users will continue to see confirm boxes, even if they had already clicked "continue".

Conditions:
APM with a subroutine. Reproducibility will vary by platform and deployment.

Impact:
Subroutines never finish. End-users are not able to access resources.

Workaround:
TMM restart does resolve the issue.

Fix:
The memory corruption issue was resolved and the subroutines now correctly finish.


739674-1 : TMM might core in SWG scenario with per-request policy.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM can core when Secure Web Gateway (SWG) is configured, and SSL is resumed through per-request policy.

Conditions:
-- SWG is configured.
-- SSL is resumed through per-request policy.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM does not core now when using SWG scenario with per-request policy.


739507 : How to recover from a failed state due to FIPS integrity check

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After FIPS 140-2 license is installed on FIPS-certified hardware devices, and the device rebooted, the system halts upon performing FIPS integrity check.

Conditions:
[1] Some system applications, monitored by FIPS 140-2, get routinely changed.
[2] The device was containing a FIPS 140-2 enabled license installed.
[3] The device operator installs a FIPS 140-2 enabled license
[4] The device is rebooted

Impact:
The device is halted and cannot be used.

Workaround:
Workaround:
[1] The device needs to have serial console access (Telnet).
[2] From the Telnet console, enter the GRUB menu and boot into a different partition not having a FIPS 140-2 enabled license.
[3] Examine the contents of file /config/fipserr which will show the files that were changed, leading to failure of the FIPS 140-2 license-enabled partition.
[4] Restore those files to their original ones and reboot.

If system still halts, repeat from Step [1] above, until this no longer happens.

Fix:
Here are the steps, in summary form.

[1] Connect a terminal to the BIG-IP serial console port
[2] From the Telnet console, enter the GRUB menu.
[3] Before the countdown expires, use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to stop the countdown, and select the appropriate boot image.
[4] Press the key 'E' to start the edit options. A new GRUB menu displays.
[5] Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to navigate to the line that contains the keyword "module".
[6] Add a space, followed by NO_FIPS_INTEGRITY=1. DO NOT press ENTER.
[7] Press the Ctrl-X sequence or the F10 key to restart the system using the modified options.

The machine will boot into the partition containing FIPS 140-2-enabled license.

[8] Examine the content of file /config/f5_public/fipserr to ascertain the cause of the FIPS module startup error.
[9] Fix the problem reported in the aforementioned error file.
[10] Run the test tool /usr/libexec/sys-eicheck.py to ensure that no fatal error is reported, such as:

Integrity Check Result: [ FAIL ]

If fatal error persists, DO NOT REBOOT (otherwise the system will go into the halt state, and the steps starting from Step [1] will need to be repeated). Instead, fix the problematic files reported. Re-run the test tool until no error is seen.


739505 : Automatic ISO digital signature checking not required when FIPS license active

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Automatic ISO digital signature checking occurs but is not required when FIPS license active.

The system logs an error message upon an attempt to install or update the BIG-IP system:
 failed (Signature file not found - /shared/images/BIGIP-13.1.0.0.0.1868.iso.sig)

Conditions:
When the FIPS license is active, digital signature checking of the ISO is automatically performed. This requires that both the ISO and the digital signature (.sig) file are uploaded to the system.

Impact:
Installation does not complete if the .sig file is not present or not valid. Installation failure.

Workaround:
To validate the ISO on the BIG-IP system, follow the procedure described in K24341140: Verifying BIG-IP software images using .sig and .pem files :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K24341140.

Fix:
The restriction of requiring automatic signature checking of the ISO is removed. The procedure described in K24341140: Verifying BIG-IP software images using .sig and .pem files :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K24341140 to perform the checks on or off the BIG-IP system is still valid, but that checking is optional.


739446-2 : Resetting SSL-socket correctly for AVR connection

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
SSL socket is being corrupted.

Conditions:
The conditions under which this occurs have not been fully identified.

Impact:
AVR fails to make an SSL connection and report externally correctly.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Resetting the SSL-connection whenever required.


739379-2 : Multi-layered SSL forward proxy deployed within single BIG-IP may trigger random certificate verification error

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In situation where multiple SSL forward proxies are connected via virtual targeting, the SNI value extracted from ClientHello and saved in 1st layer of SSL forward proxy may get overwritten by the 2nd layer of SSL forward proxy. When this happens, certification verification will fail when 1st layer of SSL forward proxy attempts to validate certificate.

Conditions:
Two SSL forward proxies connected via virtual command in iRule.

Impact:
Client traffic gets random reset.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The search scope of storing parsed SNI is now local to each SSL forward proxy.


739349-1 : LRO segments might be erroneously VLAN-tagged.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Segments being processed for large receive offload (LRO) (the action the system performs to aggregate multiple incoming packets within a buffer before passing them up)
might be erroneously VLAN-tagged when LRO is enabled.

Conditions:
-- TCP LRO enabled.
-- Egress VLAN untagged.

Impact:
Egress traffic might sometimes be tagged.

Workaround:
Disable TCP LRO. To enable or disable LRO functionality, you can use the following command syntax:

tmsh modify sys db tm.tcplargereceiveoffload value <enable | disable>

Fix:
The system now ensures that fragment packet flags are correctly set.


739345 : Reporting invalid signature id after specific signature upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
An incorrect/invalid signature id is reported.

Conditions:
The signature was changed in an upgrade.

Impact:
Not able to confirm successful signature update.

Workaround:
When the signature id prefix is 6, replace it with 2 when looking for the actual signature.

Fix:
Fixed a reporting issue with signature ids after upgrade.


739285-1 : GUI partially missing when VCMP is provisioned

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
GUI may be partially missing.

Conditions:
VCMP must be provisioned.

Impact:
GUI may be partially missing.

Workaround:
Use tmsh or deprovision VCMP.

Fix:
the GUI now works as expected when VCMP is provisioned.


739277 : TMM core when the virtual server is deleted during POST data and BADOS standard/aggressive mode

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
TMM core when the virtual server is deleted during POST data and BADOS standard/aggressive mode

Conditions:
-- The virtual server is deleted during POST data.
-- BADOS configured in standard/aggressive mode.

Impact:
TMM core / traffic does not path through till TMM restarts.

Workaround:
You can work around this issue using either of the following options if you plan to delete a virtual server:

-- First detach the DoS protection profile.
-- Remove BADOS configuration or change BADOS mitigation to Conservative.

Fix:
This release corrects an TMM crash that occurred when the virtual server was deleted during POST data and BADOS was in standard/aggressive mode.


739272-1 : Incorrect zombie counts in PBA stats with long PBA block-lifetimes

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
Due to a truncation error, a long Port Block Allocation (PBA) block lifetime can cause the PBA zombie stats to get incremented before the block lifetime expires and even though a zombie block has not been created.

Conditions:
Large Scale NAT (LSN) pool or Firewall NAT source-translation with a Port Block Allocation Block Lifetime greater than 65535.

Impact:
This bug affects only the 'Active Zombie Port Blocks', 'Total Zombie Port Blocks Created', and 'Total Zombie Port Blocks Deleted' counters. It does not convert active blocks to zombie blocks before the block lifetime expires.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The 'Active Zombie Port Blocks', 'Total Zombie Port Blocks Created' counters are now incremented only when the PBA block lifetime expires.


739190 : Policies could be exported with not patched /Common partition

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Policies could be exported with not patched /Common partition and it's heading to profiles that are not being imported.

Conditions:
Policy has objects outside of partition of the policy.

Impact:
Policy cannot be imported on the same system it was exported from.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Proper naming of partitions has been restored, import is back to working.


739126 : Multiple VE installations may have different sized volumes

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When installing a 2nd, 3rd, (or more) version of BIG-IP to a Virtual Edition (VE) instance, the sizes of the non-shared volumes may be smaller than the first. This can be an issue if, for example, /var is smaller and fills up due to UCS archives, data gathered during troubleshooting, etc.

Conditions:
Install an additional version of BIG-IP to an existing VE instance.

Impact:
Disk volumes may run out of space sooner than expected, leading to issues when that space is needed for other operations.

Workaround:
Provision additional disk space to expand the available storage.

Fix:
In this release, the installer handles this condition without issue.


739003-1 : TMM may crash when fastl4 is used on epva-capable BIG-IP

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may crash when fastl4 is used on epva-capable BIG-IP.

Conditions:
The virtual server has fastl4 profile installed, has iRule installed and the iRule uses SERVER_CONNECTED event. The pool member is route-able but does not exist.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The issue is fixed.


738985-2 : BIND vulnerability: CVE-2018-5740

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
deny-answer-aliases" is a little-used feature intended to help recursive server operators protect end users against DNS rebinding attacks, a potential method of circumventing the security model used by client browsers. However, a defect in this feature makes it easy, when the feature is in use, to experience an assertion failure in name.c.

Conditions:
"deny-answer-aliases" feature is explicitly enabled

Impact:
Crash of the BIND process and loss of service while the process is restarted

Workaround:
Only servers which have explicitly enabled the "deny-answer-aliases" feature are at risk and disabling the feature prevents exploitation.

Fix:
BIND patched to correct CVE-2018-5740


738945-2 : SSL persistence does not work when there are multiple handshakes present in a single record

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL persistence hangs while parsing SSL records comprising multiple handshake messages.

Conditions:
This issue intermittently happens when an incoming SSL record contains multiple handshake messages.

Impact:
SSL persistence parser fails to parse such messages correctly. The start of the record may be forwarded on to server but then connection will stall and eventually idle timeout.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than using a different persistence, or disabling SSL persistence altogether.

After changing or disabling persistence, the transaction succeeds and no longer hangs.


738887-3 : The snmpd daemon may leak memory when processing requests.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, the snmpd daemon may leak memory when processing requests.

Conditions:
This issue is known to occur on a multi-blade vCMP guest after specific maintenance operations have been carried out by an Administrator on the guest.

Impact:
Once enough memory has leaked, the system may become unstable and fail unpredictably.

Workaround:
If the snmpd daemon is consuming excessive memory, restart it with the following command:

bigstart restart snmpd

Fix:
The snmpd daemon no longer leaks memory when a multi-blade vCMP guest reaches a certain condition.


738864-1 : javascript functions in href are learned from response as new URLs

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
New urls representing javascript functions are learned from response.

Conditions:
Learn from response is turned on and URLs learning set to 'Always'

Impact:
Wrong URLs are created and added to the policy (not really interfering with enforcement but adds redundant noise to the policy)

Workaround:
Either:
- Change URL learning from 'Always' to any of the other learning options (Compact \ Selective \ Never).
- Disable learn from response

Fix:
javacript functions are no longer learned from responses as new URLs.


738669-2 : Login validation may fail for a large request with early server response

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
in case of large request/response, if FPS needs to store ingress and ingress chunks in buffer for additional processing (ingress :: for parameter parsing, egress :: for login validation's banned/mandatory strings check or scripts injection), if the server responds fast enough, the buffer may contain mixed parts of request/response. This may have several effects, from incorrectly performing login-validation to generating a tmm core file.

Conditions:
-- Login validation is enabled and configured to check for banned/mandatory string.
-- A username parameter is configured.
-- There are no parameters configured for encrypt/HTML Field Obfuscation (HFO), and no decoy parameters.
-- There is a large request and response.
-- The system response very quickly.

Impact:
This results in one or more of the following:
-- Login validation failure/skip.
-- Bad response/script injection.
-- tmm core. In this case, traffic is disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
FPS now handles ingress/egress buffers separately, so this issue no longer occurs.


738647-2 : Add the login detection criteria of 'status code is not X'

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
There is a criterion needed to detect successful login.

Conditions:
Attempting to detect successful login when the response code is not X (where 'x' = some code).

Impact:
Cannot configure login criteria.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release adds a new criterion to the login criteria.


738614-2 : 'Internal error' appears on Goodput GUI page

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The Statistics :: Analytics : TCP : Goodput GUI page displays 'Internal Error', and data does not display.

Conditions:
This can occur on multi-blade VIPRION systems.

Impact:
You are unable to see statistics for TCP Goodput on a multi-blade system.

Workaround:
1. Edit /etc/avr/monpd/monp_tcp_measures.cfg file:

-- In [cs_avg_conn_goodput_rcv_m] section replace existing value of merge_formula parameter with the following one:
merge_formula=IF(SUM(cs_avg_conn_goodput_rcv_m)=0,"N/A",ROUND(SUM(cs_numendings_m*cs_avg_conn_goodput_rcv_m)/SUM(cs_numendings_m),2))

-- In [cs_avg_conn_goodput_snt_m]section replace existing value of merge_formula parameter with the following one:
merge_formula=IF(SUM(cs_avg_conn_goodput_snt_m)=0,"N/A",ROUND(SUM(cs_numendings_m*cs_avg_conn_goodput_snt_m)/SUM(cs_numendings_m),2))

-- In both aforementioned sections add the following parameter:
merge_deps=cs_numendings_m

2. Restart the monpd daemon:
tmsh restart sys service monpd

Fix:
Fixed an issue with Goodput statistics on multi-blade systems.


738582-1 : Ping Access Agent Module leaks memory in TMM.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
While handling Ping Access Request, if the internal events passing between modules fail, it might cause a memory leak inside TMM.

Conditions:
Internal events passing between Ping Access Request processing modules fail.

Impact:
Ping Access Agent Module leaks memory in TMM.

Workaround:
None.


738523-2 : SMTP monitor fails to handle multi-line '250' responses to 'HELO' messages

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When monitoring an SMTP server that emits multi-line '250' responses to the initial 'HELO' message, the monitor fails. If monitor logging is enabled on the pool member, the system posts an error similar to the following in the monitor log:

09:50:08.580145:(_Tcl /Common/mysmtp): ERROR: failed to complete the transfer, Failed to identify domain.

Conditions:
-- Monitoring an SMTP server.
-- SMTP server is configured to return a multi-line '250' response to the initial 'HELO' message.

Impact:
The pool member is marked down even though it is actually up.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now handles multi-line '250' responses to the initial 'HELO' message.


738521-1 : i4x00/i2x00 platforms transmit LACP PDUs with a VLAN Tag.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A trunk configured between a BIG-IP i4x00/i2x00 platform and an upstream switch may go down due to the presence of the VLAN tag.

Conditions:
LACP configured between a BIG-IP i4x00/i2x00 platform and an upstream switch.

Impact:
Trunks are brought down by upstream switch.

Workaround:
There are two workarounds:

-- Configure the trunk as 'untagged' in one of the VLANs in which it's configured.
-- Disable LACP.

Fix:
The system no longer transmits a VLAN tag for LACP PDUs, so this issue no longer occurs.


738430-1 : APM is not able to do compliance check on iOS devices running F5 Access VPN client

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Compliance check against Microsoft Intune fails when an APM end user attempts a VPN connection from a managed iOS device running the F5 Access VPN client.

Conditions:
-- APM policy is configured to use Microsoft Intune for device compliance check.
-- APM end user is attempting VPN connection using the F5 Access VPN client on an iOS device.

Impact:
APM is not able to do compliance checks on the device, and VPN connection fails.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
APM can now check iOS devices for compliance against Microsoft Intune.


738397-1 : SAML -IdP-initiated case that has a per-request policy with a logon page in a subroutine fails.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
For a BIG-IP system configured as IdP, in the SAML-IdP-initiated case: If the IdP has a Per-Request policy (in addition to a V1 policy), such that the Per-Request policy has a subroutine or a subroutine macro with a logon page, the system reports access failure on running the policy.

The error logged is similar to the following: '/Common/sso_access:Common:218f759e: Authorization failure: Denied request for SAML resource /Common/saml_resource_obj1&state=000fffff032db022'.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP system configured as IdP.
-- SAML IdP initiated case in which the following is true:
  + The IdP has a Per-Request policy (in addition to a V1 policy).
  + That Per-Request policy has a subroutine or a subroutine macro with a logon page.

Impact:
Access is denied. The request URI has '&state=<per-flow-id>' appended to the SAML Resource name.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now checks for additional query parameters in the request_uri while extracting Resource name so it is not incorrectly set to 'ResourceName&state=<per-flow-id>' which causes the access failure.


738211-3 : pabnagd core when centralized learning is turned on

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
pabnagd (the process responsible for automated and manual policy building operations) restarts and generates a core file. This might result in a loss of learning progress.

Note: This is a very rarely occurring issue.

Conditions:
Centralized learning is enabled for a policy.

Impact:
If there are locally learned policies, the system might lose some number of hours of learning progress. How many hours might be lost depends on the version, as follows:

-- For 13.1.0: 24 hours (12 hours, on average).
-- For 14.0.0: 1 hour (1/2 hour, on average).

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The pabnagd process no longer restarts/cores when centralized learning is enabled.


738197-2 : IP address from XFF header is not taken into account when there are trailing spaces after IP address

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
X-FORWARDED-FOR (XFF) header is ignored by BIG-IP ASM even though usage of XFF is enabled in HTTP profile.

In DoS statistics, the original source IP is reported (instead of one taken from XFF).

Conditions:
There are spaces after IP address in the XFF header.

Impact:
Source IP is not reported as expected in all BIG-IP reports.

Workaround:
Configure the proxy server to not add trailing spaces after the IP address in the XFF header.

Fix:
Trailing spaces are now ignored when extracting IP addresses from XFF headers in AVR.


738119-2 : SIP routing UI does not follow best practices

Solution Article: K23566124


738046-2 : SERVER_CONNECTED fires at wrong time for FastL4 mirrored connections on standby

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
For FastL4 connections, SERVER_CONNECTED currently doesn't fire on the standby device. If the standby device then becomes active, the first packet from the server on an existing FastL4 connection causes SERVER_CONNECTED to fire. Depending on what the iRule does in SERVER_CONNECTED, a variety of results can occur, including TMM coring due to commands being executed in unexpected states.

Conditions:
-- High availability configuration.
-- Mirrored FastL4 virtual server.
-- Attached iRule contains a SERVER_CONNECTED event.

Impact:
SERVER_CONNECTED does not fire when expected on standby device. When the standby device becomes active, the SERVER_CONNECTED iRule may cause TMM to core with traffic being disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
SERVER_CONNECTED now fires when expected on the standby device.


737910-2 : Security hardening on the following platforms

Solution Article: K18535734


737867-1 : Scheduled reports are being incorrectly displayed in different partitions

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Scheduled analytics reports are being displayed in the list regardless of selected partition. However, you can only open reports belonging to the selected partition, even if they belong to 'Common'.

Conditions:
System configured with multiple partitions.

Impact:
It makes it difficult to modify reports from different partitions.

Workaround:
Switch to the report's partition before editing it.

Fix:
Report's partition is now indicated in the list and correct handling is performed according to standard partition rules.


737863-1 : Advanced Filters for Captured Transactions not working on Multi-Blade Platforms

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
On multi-blade systems, when you navigates to System :: Logs : Captured Transactions, click on Expand Advanced Filters, choose something, and click Update, the GUI reports a 'Could not get captured events' message.

Conditions:
-- Multi-blade systems.
-- AVR provisioned.
-- AVR HTTP Analytics Profile configured with 'Internal Traffic Capturing Logging Type' option enabled.

Impact:
The Captured Transactions filter does not work.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The Captured Transactions filter now works as expected.


737813-1 : BIG-IP is unable to send statistics to BIG-IQ DCD node using IPv6 address

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When IPv6 is used for transferring data from BIG-IP systems to BIG-IQ DCD nodes, no traffic arrives to the BIG-IQ.

Conditions:
-- DCD node uses IPv6 interface for collecting data from BIG-IP systems.
-- BIG-IP is registered on BIG-IQ as 'BIG-IP device' the regular way (not necessary via IPv6 management interface).

Impact:
No statistics from BIG-IP systems are collected.

Workaround:
Use IPv4 addresses instead.

Fix:
You can now use IPv6 addresses in BIG-IP systems, and statistics arrive to the BIG-IQ.


737758-2 : MPTCP Passthrough and VIP-on-VIP can lead to TMM core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a FastL4 virtual server has an iRule that uses the 'virtual' command to direct traffic to a virtual server with MPTCP passthrough enabled, TMM may produce a core upon receiving certain traffic.

Conditions:
A FastL4 virtual server has an iRule that uses the 'virtual' command to direct traffic to a virtual server with a TCP profile attached that has MPTCP passthrough enabled, and certain traffic is received.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not using an iRule with the 'virtual' command to direct traffic to a virtual server with MPTCP passthrough enabled.

Fix:
If MPTCP passthrough is enabled, the system now processes incoming MPTCP connections coming from the loop device as if MPTCP is disabled.


737731-2 : iControl REST input sanitization

Solution Article: K44885536


737603-1 : Apmd leaks memory when executing per-session policy via iRule

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Apmd leaks memory when executing per-session policy via iRule.

Conditions:
-- APM is licensed and provisioned.
-- Per-session policy is executed via iRules or APM-based System Authentication is used.

Impact:
Apmd leaks memory.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Apmd no longer leaks memory when per-session policy is executed via Rules.


737574-2 : iControl REST input sanitization

Solution Article: K20541896


737565-2 : iControl REST input sanitization

Solution Article: K20445457


737550 : State Mirroring between BIG-IP 13.0.x and 13.1.x systems may cause TMM core on standby system during upgrade

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP devices running 13.0.x (13.0.x or a 13.0.x point release) and 13.1.x software versions in a High-Availability (HA) configuration with state mirroring enabled may cause a standby system to produce a TMM core file.

Conditions:
-- State mirroring configured on two or more BIG-IP systems (state mirroring is enabled by default).
-- For VIPRION clusters or VIPRION-based vCMP guests, the systems are configured to mirror 'Between Clusters'.
-- The active system is running v13.0.x, and the standby system is running v13.1.x, e.g., as a result of an in-progress upgrade.

Impact:
TMM may crash on a standby system during upgrade.

This issue should not disrupt traffic, because the TMM is coring only on the standby unit.

Workaround:
To workaround this issue, disable State Mirroring prior to upgrading, and re-enable it once both devices are running v13.1.x, or complete the upgrade of both devices to v13.1.x.

1. You can disable mirroring using either the GUI or the command line.

1a. In the GUI:
-- Set the Primary and Secondary Local Mirror Address configurations to 'None' under Device Management :: Devices :: [Self] device :: Mirroring Configuration.

1b. From the command-line:
-- Run the following command:
tmsh modify cm device <name-of-self-device> mirror-ip any6 mirror-secondary-ip any6 && tmsh save sys config


Important: This action results in connection state loss on failover.


2. Once all devices are running the same software version, re-enable state mirroring by re-adding the device mirror IPs removed previously.

Note: F5 recommends that BIG-IP systems run with the same software version on all devices.

Fix:
TMM on standby no longer cores during upgrade.


737536-1 : Enabling 'default-information originate' on one of the several OSPF processes does not inject a default route into others.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The use case is the following:
|OSPF 1|---|Network1|------[|OSPF process 1|---BIG-IP system---|OSPF process 2|]-----|Network2|---|OSPF 2|

Attempting to redistribute default route received from OSPF process that is peering with the Internet to OSPF process 2. However, if that route is removed (e.g., an Internet link goes down), OSPF process 2 removes the associated route and the 'default-information originate' command is the ideal choice, because as long as the OSPF process 1 default route is in the routing table, the default route is redistributed into OSPF process 2. If that route is gone, OSPF process 2 immediately removes it from routing table. Enabling 'default-information originate' on OSPF process 2 does not affect the outcome, and a default route is not injected like it should be.

Conditions:
-- On the BIG-IP system, OSPF routing protocol is enabled on a route-domain.
-- Routing configuration example:

OSPF router config examples:
***
OSPF 1:
!router ospf 1
 ospf router-id 10.13.0.7
 redistribute ospf
 network 10.13.0.0/16 area 0.0.0.1
 default-information originate

OSPF 2:
router ospf 1
 ospf router-id 10.14.0.5
 redistribute ospf
 network 10.14.0.0/16 area 0.0.0.1

BIG-IP system:
router ospf 1
 ospf router-id 10.13.0.2
 network 10.13.0.0/16 area 0.0.0.1
router ospf 2
 ospf router-id 10.14.0.9
 network 10.14.0.0/16 area 0.0.0.1
***

-- Enable 'default-information originate' on BIG-IP OSPF process 2 should allow OSPF process 2 to receive advertised default route from BIG-IP OSPF process 1 if such exists.

# expected OSPF routers configuration on the BIG-IP system:
router ospf 1
 ospf router-id 10.13.0.2
 network 10.13.0.0/16 area 0.0.0.1
router ospf 2
 ospf router-id 10.14.0.9
 network 10.14.0.0/16 area 0.0.0.1
 default-information originate

Impact:
A default route from OSPF process 1 is not advertised into OSPF process 2 routing table.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Enabling 'default-information originate' on OSPF process 2 forces OSPF process 2 to receive a default route from OSPF process 1 if such exists.


737500-2 : Apply Policy and Upgrade time degradation when there are previous enforced rules

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When there are previously enforced rules present in the system, the time to apply changes made to a policy, and the time to upgrade the configuration to a new version suffers.

Conditions:
-- Signature Staging is enabled.
-- Updated Signature Enforcement is set to 'Retain previous rule enforcement and place updated rule in staging'.
-- Signatures are enforced on a policy.
-- A new ASM Signature Update is installed, which modifies the matching rule for some enforced signatures.

Impact:
The time to apply changes made to a policy, and the time to upgrade the configuration to a new version, suffers from a inefficiently performing query related to the existence of previously enforced rules.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Query indexing and performance is fixed: Apply Policy executes in the same time whether there are previously enforced rules in the system or not.

Enforcing all signatures in a set now correctly removes the previously enforced rule from the signature.


737445-2 : Use of TCP Verified Accept can disable server-side flow control

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Unexpectedly high memory usage, aggressive sweeper messages, TCP memory pressure messages in logs.

Conditions:
Verified Accept is enabled in TCP profiles that are associated with virtual servers.

Impact:
Excessive memory usage.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than disabling Verified Accept.

Fix:
Fixed server-side flow control.


737443-5 : BIG-IP APM client for Linux and macOS vulnerability CVE-2018-5546

Solution Article: K54431371


737442-2 : Error in APM Hosted Content when set to public access

Solution Article: K32840424


737441-5 : Disallow hard links to svpn log files

Solution Article: K54431371


737437-2 : IKEv1: The 4-byte 'Non-ESP Marker' may be missing in some IKE messages

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system might fail to re-establish an IKEv1 phase 1 security association (ISAKMP-SA) when the Initiator starts the exchange using UDP port 4500. The exchange progresses to the point of NAT detection, whereupon the BIG-IP system stops using the Non-ESP marker and sends malformatted ISAKMP.

Conditions:
All of the following must be true:
-- The BIG-IP system is an IKEv1 Responder.
-- ISAKMP phase 1 negotiation starts on UDP port 4500.
-- NAT is detected on only one side during the phase 1 exchange.

Impact:
-- Establishment of an ISAKMP-SA will fail until the peer device switches to UDP port 500.
-- The remote peer may send INVALID-SPI messages quoting SPI numbers that do not exist.

Workaround:
To help workaround this issue, you can try the following:
-- Make sure the BIG-IP system is always the Initiator.
-- Bypass NAT.
-- Configure both the BIG-IP system and remote peer to use address IDs that are not the same as the IP addresses used in the ISAKMP exchange, thus causing the BIG-IP system to think there is NAT on both sides.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system now keeps the Non-ESP marker when NAT is detected.


737397-3 : User with Certificate Manager role is unable to archive certificates using GUI and iControlSOAP

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Unable to archive certificates or keys using GUI and iControlSOAP.

Conditions:
When the user is in Certificate Manager role.

Impact:
Unable to backup certificates or keys.

Workaround:
The user in Certificate Manager role is still be able to export the key and see its PEM string. So you can manually create an archive file by copying the PEM string into a file.


737368-1 : Fingerprint cookie large value may result in tmm core.

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
The JavaScript component calculates part of the fingerprint cookie value. In some rare cases, large values are generated and may result in tmm core.

Conditions:
A large value (more than 35 characters) inside the fingerprint cookie.

Impact:
Memory overrun, tmm core in some cases.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
FPS will check the value and truncate it if it exceeds the maximum length.


737355-1 : HTTP Strict-Transport-Security (HSTS) headers not being added to all APM generated files

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP Strict-Transport-Security (HSTS) headers are missing for some APM-generated files.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- HTTP profile is configured with HSTS enabled.
-- HTTP GET requests for APM renderer files, including CSS, JS, and image files from the webtop.

Impact:
Without these headers, the user agent (browser) may switch to non-secure communication.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
When the HTTP profile is configured with HSTS enabled, all APM renderer files are now sent with HSTS headers.


737332-3 : It is possible for DNSX to serve partial zone information for a short period of time

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
During zone transfers into DNS Express, partial zone data may be available until the transfer completes.

Conditions:
-- Two zones being transferred during the same time period
  + zone1.example.net
  + zone2.example.net

-- Transfer of zone1 has started, but not finished.

-- zone2 starts a transfer and finishes before zone1 finishes, meaning that the database might be updated with all of the zone2 data, and only part of the zone1 data.

Impact:
Partial zone data will be served, including possible NXDOMAIN or NODATA messages. This happens until zone1 finishes and saves to the database, at which time both zones' data will be complete and correct.

Workaround:
The workaround is to limit the number of concurrent transfers to 1. However this severely limits the ability of DNS Express to update zones in a timely fashion if there are many zones and many updates.

Fix:
All zone transfers are now staged until they are complete. The zone transfer data is then saved to the database. Only when the zone data has completed updating to the database will the data be available to queries.


737064-2 : ACCESS::session iRule commands may not work in serverside events

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
-- 'ACCESS::session sid' will returns empty.
-- 'ACCESS::session data get <varname>' returns empty.

Conditions:
-- Using IP-based sessions
-- ACCESS::session iRule commands in a serverside iRule event, such as HTTP_PROXY_CONNECT.
-- Using SSL Bypass. Note: This issue is known to occur when using SSL Bypass, but this is not the only configuration that exhibits the problem.

Impact:
iRules may not work as expected.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The ACCESS::session iRules now work in serverside events when doing IP-based sessions.


735832-1 : RAM Cache traffic fails on B2150

Component: Performance

Symptoms:
Rendering pages from RAM Cache fails. System does not pass RAM Cache traffic on B2150 platform.

Conditions:
-- VIPRION B2150 blade.
-- Attempting to pass traffic from RAM Cache.

Impact:
B2150 does not pass any RAM Cache traffic.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
RAM Cache traffic now succeeds on B2150.


735565-1 : BGP neighbor peer-group config element not persisting

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
neighbor peer-group configuration element not persisting after restart

Conditions:
- dynamic routing enabled
- BGP neighbor configured with peer-group
- BIG-IP or tmrouted daemon restart

Impact:
BGP peer-group configuration elements don't persist

Workaround:
Reconfigure BGP neighbor peer-group after restart

Fix:
BGP neighbor peer-group configuration is properly save to configuration, and persists after restart


734822-3 : TMSH improvements

Solution Article: K77313277


734595-2 : sp-connector is not being deleted together with profile

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If a profile is connected to an SSO SAML IdP configuration with an SP connector, the sp-connector is not available for delete when the profile is deleted.

Conditions:
-- Profile is connected to an SSO SAML IdP configuration with an SP connector.
-- Deleting the profile and attempting to delete the sp-connector.

Impact:
The SP connector is not listed for delete when the profile is deleted.

Workaround:
To delete the SP connector, run the following command:
tmsh delete apm sso saml-sp-connector NAME

Fix:
SP connectors are now available for delete when profile is deleted.


734539-3 : The IKEv1 racoon daemon can crash on multiple INVALID-SPI payloads

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When an IKEv1 peer sends an INVALID-SPI payload, and BIG-IP system cannot find the phase-two Security Association (SA) for that SPI but can find phase-one SA involved; the racoon daemon may crash if there are additional INVALID-SPI payloads afterward.

Conditions:
-- An INVALID-SPI notification is received.
-- That phase-two SA is already gone.
-- The phase-one parent SA is still around.
-- Subsequent notification INVALID-SPI payloads involve the same phase-one SA.

Impact:
The v1 racoon daemon cores, interrupting traffic until new tunnels can be established after racoon restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The system no longer destroys the parent phase-one SA when an INVALID-SPI notification cannot find the target phase-two SA, so this issue does not occur.


734527-1 : BGP 'capability graceful-restart' for peer-group not properly advertised when configured

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BGP neighbor using peer-group with 'capability graceful-restart' enabled (which is the default). However, on the system, peer-group defaults to disable. Because there is no config statement to enable 'capability graceful-restart' after restart, it gets turned off after config load, which also turns it off for any BGP neighbor using it.

Conditions:
- Neighbor configured to use peer-group.
- Peer-group configured with capability graceful-restart, but with the default: disabled.

Impact:
Because peer-group is set to disable by default, and there is no operation to enable it after restart, 'capability graceful-restart' gets turned off after config load, and neighbors using it from peer-group get turned off as well.

Workaround:
Re-issue the commands to set peer-group 'capability graceful-restart' and 'clear ip bgp *' to reset BGP neighbors.

Fix:
The peer-group now has 'capability graceful-restart' enabled by default, so this issue no longer occurs.

Behavior Change:
In this release, peer-group has 'capability graceful-restart' enabled by default.


734446-2 : TMM crash after changing LSN pool mode from PBA to NAPT

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
TMM crashes after changing LSN pool mode from PBA to NAPT when long lived connections are killed due to the PBA block lifetime and zombie timeout expiring.

Conditions:
An LSN pool using PBA mode with a block lifetime and zombie timeout set and long lived connections.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Instead of changing the LSN pool mode from PBA to NAPT, create a new LSN pool configured for NAPT and change the source-address-translation pool on the virtual servers that use the PBA pool.

The PBA pool can be deleted after the virtual servers are no longer using it.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes after changing LSN pool mode from PBA to NAPT.


734291-2 : Logon page modification fails to sync to standby

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Changes in the login page of VPE do not sync to standby.

Conditions:
1. You make changes to the logon page on the active device, making changes to the username or any other field on the login page of VPE.
2. You sync to standby, and it succeeds.

Impact:
When you access in standby device, the customization error failure message appears, and the dialog fails to open in VPE. You cannot see the changes made on the active device from standby device.

Workaround:
Do not make changes to fields on the login page.

Fix:
Changes in the login page of VPE now sync to standby.


734276-2 : TMM may leak memory when SSL certificates with VDI or EAM in use

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM 'method' memory usage grows over time when VDI and serverssl *or* EAM and clientssl are configured on the same VIP.

Conditions:
One or both of the following:

-- VDI and serverssl are configured on the same VIP
-- EAM and clientssl are configured on the same VIP

Impact:
TMM memory usage grows over time leading to eventual performance degradation and potential traffic outage if TMM cores.

Workaround:
No workaround short of not using these combinations of features.

Fix:
TMM no longer leaks memory when VDI and serverssl *or* EAM and clientssl are configured together on the same VIP.


734228-1 : False-positive illegal-length violation can appear

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A false-positive illegal-length violation.

Conditions:
A chunked request where the request length is more than half of the configured max-request length.

Impact:
False-positive illegal-length violation.

Workaround:
Configure a higher max request length violation.

Fix:
Fixed a false-positive request-length violation.


733585-3 : Merged can use %100 of CPU if all stats snapshot files are in the future

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Merged uses %100 of CPU if it cannot remove the oldest snapshot file, due to all snapshot files having timestamps in the future.

Conditions:
All stats snapshot file having timestamps in the future, release has the fix for issue 721740, but not this issue.

Impact:
Merged using %100 of the CPU.

Workaround:
Remove snapshot stats files that have timestamps in the future and restart merged.

Fix:
Correctly exit cleanup logic when all stats snapshot files have timestamps in the future.


727467-1 : Some iSeries appliances can experience traffic disruption when the HA peer is upgraded from 12.1.3 and earlier to 13.1.0 or later.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- CPU core 0 can be seen utilizing 100% CPU.
-- Other even cores may show a 40% increase in CPU usage.
-- Pool monitors are seen flapping in /var/log/ltm.
-- System posts the following messages:
   + In /var/log/ltm:
     - err tmm4[21025]: 01340004:3: HA Connection detected dissimilar peer: local npgs 1, remote npgs 1, local npus 8, remote npus 8, local pg 0, remote pg 0, local pu 4, remote pu 0. Connection will be aborted.
    + In /var/log/tmm:
      - notice DAGLIB: Invalid table size 12
      - notice DAG: Failed to consume DAG data

Conditions:
-- Active unit on a pre-12.1.3.1 release.
-- Standby peer upgraded to a 13.1.0 or later release.
-- Device is an iSeries device (i5600 or later).

Important: This issue may also affect iSeries HA peers on the same software version if the devices do not share the same model number.

Note: Although this also occurs when upgrading to 12.1.3.8 and 13.0.x, the issue is not as severe.

Impact:
- High CPU usage.
- Traffic disruption.

Workaround:
Minimize impact on affected active devices by keeping the upgraded post-13.1.0 unit offline as long as possible before going directly to Active.

For example, on a 12.1.3 unit to be upgraded (pre-upgrade):
-- Run the following command: tmsh run sys failover offline persist
-- Run the following command: tmsh save sys config
-- Upgrade to 13.1.0.8.
-- Unit comes back up on 13.1.0.8 as 'Forced Offline' and does not communicate with the active unit running 12.1.3 at all.
-- Set up HA group and make sure the 12.1.3 Active unit's HA score is lower than 13.1.0.8.
-- To cause the 13.1.0.8 unit to go directly to Active and take over traffic, run the following command on the unit running 13.1.0.8:
tmsh run sys failover online

At this point, the 12.1.3 unit starts to show symptoms of this issue, however, because it is no longer processing traffic, there is no cause for concern.

Fix:
This release introduces a new bigdb variable DAG.OverrideTableSize. To prevent the issue on an upgraded post-13.1.0 unit, set DAG.OverrideTableSize to 3.

In order to return the system to typical CPU usage, you must set the db variable, and then restart tmm by running the following command:
bigstart restart tmm

(Restarting tmm is required for 13.1.1.2 and newer 13.1.1.x releases.)

Note: Because the restart is occurring on the Standby unit, no traffic is disrupted while tmm restarts.


727297-3 : GUI TACACS+ remote server list should accept hostname

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Cannot add hostnames to the Remote - TACACS+ server list in the GUI.

Conditions:
-- On the System :: Users : Authentication page with Remote - TACACS+ specified.
-- Add hostname to the server list.

Impact:
Validation does not accept a hostname. Cannot add hostname as a server.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to add a hostname.

Fix:
The system now allows hostname to be added with proper validation in this case.


727292-1 : SSL in proxy shutdown case does not deliver server TCP FIN

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Connection is not torn down.

Conditions:
HTTPS server disconnects connection when in handshake.

Impact:
Potential resource exhaustion.

Workaround:
You can mitigate this condition in either of the following ways:

-- Wait for system to clean up lingering connections.

-- Use tmsh to clean up connections. (Note: Sometimes this might not work as expected depending on conditions.)

-- If this happens on the config-sync channel, use a different self-ip for config-sync on the affected device.

Fix:
SSL server side handles this error situation by sending out all remaining egress data and sending a shutdown signal to lower filters.


727222-1 : 206 Partial Content responses from ramcache have malformed Content-Range header

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When ramcache serves a 206 Partial Content response from cache, the Content-Range header repeats the name:

  Content-Range: Content-Range: bytes 0-5/28

Conditions:
Request from client for partial document (Range header) against a virtual server with a web-acceleration profile having no applications (ramcache), where the requested document is present in ramcache.

Impact:
The client may mishandle the response, as the Content-Range header is malformed. This may cause additional traffic as the client may retrieve the entire document in a subsequent request due to the malformed response.

Workaround:
Remove the duplicate portion of the Content-Range header using an iRule at HTTP_RESPONSE_RELEASE time.

Fix:
The Content-Range header is now correctly formed for 206 Partial Content responses served from ramcache.


727212-1 : Subscriber-id query using full length IPv6 address fails.

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
FW NAT / CGNAT modules query the subscriber ID using IPv6 address. If the query is done using the IPv6 mask, under some circumstances the query fails.

Conditions:
The network is using an IPv6 mask other than 128. Subscribers are created using the masked IP address as the key. If NAT module uses the complete IP address as the query key, the subscriber will not be found.

Impact:
Logs contain UNKNOWN subscriber-id.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Subscriber ID queries using IPv6 address are now returning the subscriber-id.


727206 : Memory corruption when using SSL Forward Proxy on certain platforms

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using SSL Forward proxy, memory corruption can occur, which can eventually lead to a tmm crash.

Conditions:
Client SSL profile on a virtual server with SSL Forward proxy enabled.

-- Using the following platforms:
   - vCMP host
   - 2000s / 2200s
   - 5000s / 5200v
   - 5050s / 5250v / 5250v-F
   - 10350V-F

Impact:
TMM crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes under these conditions.


727044-2 : TMM may crash while processing compressed data

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash while processing compressed data.

Conditions:
Compression enabled
Hardware compression disabled

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
No workaround.

Fix:
TMM now correctly processes compressed traffic


726895 : VPE cannot modify subroutine settings

Solution Article: K02205915

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Open per-request policy in Visual Policy Editor (VPE) that has a subroutine. Click 'Subroutine Settings / Rename.

Numeric values like the inactivity timeout are displayed as 'NaN. Attempts to modify the values results in MCP validation errors such as one of these:
- Unable to execute transaction because of:
- Unable to execute transaction because of: 01020036:3: The requested user role partition (admin Common) was not found.

Conditions:
-- Per-request policy in the VPE.
-- Subroutine in the per-request policy.
-- Attempt to change the values.

Impact:
All fields say 'NaN', and error when trying to modify properties. Subroutine settings like the Inactivity Timeout and Gating Criteria cannot be modified through the VPE

Workaround:
Use tmsh to modify these values, for example:

tmsh modify apm policy access-policy <policy_name> subroutine properties modify { all { inactivity-timeout 301 } }

Fix:
The issue has been fixed; it is now possible to view and modify subroutine settings in the VPE.


726872-2 : iApp LX directory disappears after upgrade or restoring from UCS

Component: iApp Technology

Symptoms:
After BIG-IP version upgrade or restoring from UCS, iApps/Application Services/Applications LX screen displays instances of iApps LX, but their UI is not functional. That is caused by the software defect causing iApp LX directory to disappear from /var/config/rest/iapps.

Conditions:
Initial startup after BIG-IP version upgrade or restoring from UCS.

The more iApps LX instances and the more configuration they use, the more likely this issue is to occur, for example, this issue occurs with 90 or more instances of f5-ddos-hybrid-defender iApp LX.

Impact:
The iAppLX code is removed from the system, which makes iAppLX UI unusable. The configuration deployed by iApp LX instances remains in effect. The iApp LX configuration data remain intact, and the UI can be completely restored after manual installation of iApp LX code.

Workaround:
To workaround this issue, follow these steps:

1. Copy iAppLX code from an unaffected BIG-IP system to the BIG-IP system impacted by this defect, for example,
/var/config/rest/iapps/f5-ddos-hybrid-defender
2. Create a symlink to the UI code for UI to work, for example:
ln -sfvn /var/config/rest/iapps/f5-ddos-hybrid-defender/presentation /var/iapps/www/f5-ddos-hybrid-defender
3. Restart restjavad:
bigstart restart restjavad
4. Restart restnoded:
bigstart restart restnoded

Fix:
iApp LX directory no longer disappears after upgrading or restoring from UCS


726665-2 : tmm core dump due to SEGFAULT

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
tmm core dump due to SEGFAULT.

Conditions:
System under load in network. Other conditions required to recreate this are unknown, but indicated a potential memory-handling issue.

Impact:
The blade reboots resulting in failover. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The apparent memory-handling issue leading to the SEGFAULT has been corrected, so the tmm core and failover no longer occur.


726647-3 : PEM content insertion in a compressed response may truncate some data

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP compressed response with content insert action can truncate data.

Conditions:
PEM content insertion action with compressed HTTP response.

Impact:
Data might be truncated.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than disabling compression accept-encoding attribute in the HTTP request.

Fix:
HTTP compressed response with content insert action no longer truncates data.


726616-1 : TMM crashes when a session is terminated

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes when it is releasing the memory used by a session that is terminated. Either one of the following error messages might appear in the TMM log:

-- notice panic: ../kern/umem.c:4166: Assertion "valid type" failed.

-- notice panic: ../kern/page_alloc.c:705: Assertion "vmem_hashlist_remove not found" failed.

Conditions:
The memory used by a session is corrupted during the lifetime of the session. This issue happens infrequently.

Impact:
TMM restarts, causing service interruption if the BIG-IP system is not part of a high-availability setup.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when removing an access session.


726592-1 : Invalid logsetting config messaging between our daemons could send apmd, apm_websso, localdbmgr into infinite loop

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Invalid logsetting config messaging between our daemons could send apmd, apm_websso, localdbmgr into infinite loop. This could be triggered by invalid state of our control plane daemons.

Conditions:
This is an extremely rare situation that can be caused by invalid logsetting config messaging between our daemons. However, once it happens it can impact multiple daemons at the same time causing all of them to hang.

Impact:
Once this happens it can impact multiple daemons (apmd, apm_websso, localdbmgr) at the same time causing all of them to hang.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time, you can recover by restarting the daemons that hang.

Fix:
We have fixed a memory corruption that can break the linkages in our data structure which would cause certain traversals to loop indefinitely.


726537-1 : Rare TMM crash when Single Page Application is enabled on DoSL7

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
There is a rare TMM crash that may happen when Single Page Application is enabled on the DoS Application profile.

Conditions:
Single Page Application is enabled on the DoS Application profile.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Rare TMM crash no longer occurs when Single Page Application is enabled on DoSL7.


726487-2 : MCPD on secondary VIPRION or vCMP blades may restart after making a configuration change.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The MCPD daemon on secondary VIPRION or vCMP blades exits and restarts, logging errors similar to the following:

-- err mcpd[11869]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Node name /group1/5.5.5.5 encodes IP address 5.5.5.5%18 which differs from supplied address field 5.5.5.5.

-- err mcpd[11869]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Configuration from primary failed validation: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Node name /group1/5.5.5.5 encodes IP address 5.5.5.5%18 which differs from supplied address field 5.5.5.5... failed validation with error 17237812.

Or:

--- err mcpd[8320]: 0107003b:3: Pool member IP address (5.5.5.5%999) cannot be assigned to node (/group1/node1). The node already has IP address (5.5.5.5).

--- err mcpd[8320]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Configuration from primary failed validation: 0107003b:3: Pool member IP address (5.5.5.5%999) cannot be assigned to node (/group1/node1). The node already has IP address (5.5.5.5).... failed validation with error 17236027.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

-- VIPRION or vCMP platform with more than one blade.
-- A partition with a non-default route domain.
-- Creating a pool member in the aforementioned partition while a configuration save is taking place at the same time (either system or user initiated).

Impact:
If the system is Active, traffic will be disrupted as the secondary blades restart. The capacity of the system will be reduced until all blades are on-line again. Additionally, depending on the system configuration, the system may fail over to its peer (if one exists).

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not to create pool members from a different client while saving configuration changes in another client. However, this does not help if the configuration save operation was system-initiated.

Fix:
MCPD on secondary blades no longer restarts if a pool member is created in a partition that uses a non-default route domain at the same as the configuration is being saved.


726412-2 : Virtual server drop down missing objects on pool creation

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Available virtual servers are not populated in the drop down list during Pool creation.

Conditions:
Virtual server names containing single quote, backslash, or greater-than and less-than signs: ' \ < >.

Impact:
Unable to add available virtual servers to pools.

Workaround:
After pool creation, go into that newly created pool, click 'Members', and then click 'Manage', and use the Virtual Server drop-down list to add any virtual servers.

Fix:
Fixed the drop down for virtual servers. Now virtual servers get loaded in the drop-down list during pool creation.


726409-4 : Kernel Vulnerabilities: CVE-2017-8890 CVE-2017-9075 CVE-2017-9076 CVE-2017-9077

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-8890
The inet_csk_clone_lock function in net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c in the Linux kernel allows attackers to cause a denial of service (double free) or
possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging use of the accept system call.

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-9075
The sctp_v6_create_accept_sk function in net/sctp/ipv6.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.1 mishandles inheritance,
which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, a related issue to CVE-2017-8890.

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-9076
The dccp_v6_request_recv_sock function in net/dccp/ipv6.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.1 mishandles inheritance,
which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, a related issue to CVE-2017-8890.

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-9077
The tcp_v6_syn_recv_sock function in net/ipv6/tcp_ipv6.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.1 mishandles inheritance,
which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, a related issue to CVE-2017-8890.

Conditions:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K02236463
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K02613439

Impact:
denial of service

Workaround:
don't allow login

Fix:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K02236463
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K02613439


726393-4 : DHCPRELAY6 can lead to a tmm crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
tmm can crash when handling a DHCPv6 request via the DHCPv6 relay.

Conditions:
tmm handling a DHCPv6 request.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed a tmm crash related to DHCPv6 request via the DHCPv6 relay.


726377-1 : False-positive cookie hijacking violation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A false-positive cookie hijacking violation.

Conditions:
-- Several sites are configured on the policy, without subdomains.
-- TS cookies are sent with the higher domain level then the configured.
-- A single cookie from another host (that belongs to the same policy) arrives and is mistaken as the other site cookie.

Impact:
False positive violation / blocking.

Workaround:
Cookie hijacking violation when the device ID feature is turned off is almost never relevant, as it should be able to detect only cases where some of the TS cookies were taken. The suggestion is to turn off this violation.

Fix:
False-positive cookie hijacking violation no longer happens working with multiple domains on some scenarios.


726327-2 : NodeJS debugger accepts connections from any host

Solution Article: K37111863


726319-2 : 'The requested Pool Member ... already exists' logged when FQDN resolves to different IP addresses

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When FQDN nodes and pool members are used in LTM pools, a message similar to the following may be logged if the DNS server returns a different set of IP address records to resolve the FQDN name:

err mcpd[20479]: 01020066:3: The requested Pool Member (****) already exists in partition ****.

Conditions:
This message may be logged when the DNS server returns a different set of IP address records to resolve the FQDN name, and new ephemeral pool members are created corresponding to the new IP addresses.

This may occur intermittently depending on timing conditions.

Impact:
These log messages are cosmetic and do not indicate any impact to traffic or BIG-IP operations.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
'The requested Pool Member ... already exists' messages are no longer logged occasionally when an FQDN pool member name resolves to different IP addresses.


726303-1 : Unlock 10 million custom db entry limit

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
Cannot add more than 10 million custom db entries.

Conditions:
This happens when you try to add more than 10 million custom db entries.

Impact:
Not able to add more than 10 million entries.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
This release provides a sys db var, tmm.urlcat.no_db_limit, to allow growth beyond the existing limit of 10 million custom db entries.


726255-2 : dns_path lingering in memory with last_access 0 causing high memory usage

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
dns_path not released after exceeding the inactive path ttl.

Conditions:
1. Multiple tmm's in sync group
2. Multiple dns paths per GTM needed for load balancing.

Impact:
High memory usage.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
dns_path memory will be released after ttl.


726239-4 : interruption of traffic handling as sod daemon restarts TMM

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the receiving host in a TCP connection has set its send window to zero (stopping the flow of data), following certain unusual protocol sequences, the logic in the TMM that persists in probing the zero window may enter an endless loop.

Conditions:
When the TCP implementation is probing a zero-window connection under control of a persist timer.

Impact:
Lack of stability on the device. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This fix handles a rare TMM crash when TCP persist timer is active.


726154-2 : TMM restart when there are virtual server and route-domains with the same names and attached firewall or NAT policies

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM might restart when changing firewall or NAT configurations on a virtual server with the same name as a route-domain.

Conditions:
- There is a virtual server and a route-domain that have the same name in the configuration.
- A firewall or NAT policy is being attached or removed from one or both of the virtual server or route-domain.

Impact:
TMM might halt and traffic processing temporarily ceases. TMM restarts and traffic processing resumes.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not to use the same name for virtual server and route-domain objects.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes under the conditions described. Firewall and NAT configurations are applied correctly on virtual servers with the same names as route-domains.


726090-1 : No Bot Defense Logs when ASM Policy is used without Proactive Bot Defense

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Device ID challenges are not logged in the Bot Defense Request Log (local and remote) when associating the Bot Defense logging profile to the virtual server.

Conditions:
-- Device ID is enabled on the ASM Policy.
-- DoS profile with Proactive Bot Defense is not associated with the virtual server.

Impact:
There are no logs to show the browser challenges and the requests from clients that do not support JavaScript.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Requests are now logged to the Bot Defense Request Log with Device ID enabled on the ASM Policy and no associated DoS profile.


726089-2 : Modifications to AVR metrics page

Solution Article: K44462254


726039 : Information is not updated after installing FPS live update via GUI

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
The GUI does not display the updated information after installing an update.

Conditions:
FPS is licensed and provisioned.

Impact:
Cosmetic only.

Workaround:
Refreshing the page.

Fix:
The information is updated after installing an update.


726001-1 : Rapid datagroup updates can cause type corruption

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
'invalid class type" error message in /var/log/ltm.

Conditions:
Using external datagroups and updating them before the previous update has finished, such as with:

-- Executing config-sync.

-- echo "create sys file data-group dg-test source-path file:///var/tmp/dg_test type string separator :=; create ltm data-group external dg-test external-file-name dg-test; modify sys file data-group dg-test source-path file:///var/tmp/dg_test" | tmsh -a

Impact:
iRule fails.

Workaround:
Ensure that changes to a datagroup are done processing (by looking for the 'finished' message in the LTM logs) before updating them again.

Fix:
Rapid updates no longer cause type corruption.


725878-2 : AVR does not collect all of APM TMStats

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR does not collect all of APM TMStats

Conditions:
Using AVR to view APM stats.

Impact:
Cannot view all values.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release now provides stats for the following:
-- License Stats :: show apm license
-- Session Stats (ACL Stats) :: show apm acl
-- Access Profile Stats :: show apm profile access
-- OAuth Client Stats :: show apm aaa oauth-server
-- OAuth Profile Stats :: show apm profile oauth
-- Network Access Stats :: show net tunnels ppp

Behavior Change:
This release now provides stats for the following:
-- License Stats :: show apm license
-- Session Stats (ACL Stats) :: show apm acl
-- Access Profile Stats :: show apm profile access
-- OAuth Client Stats :: show apm aaa oauth-server
-- OAuth Profile Stats :: show apm profile oauth
-- Network Access Stats :: show net tunnels ppp


725867-2 : ADFS proxy does not fetch configuration for non-floating virtual servers

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If the virtual address of a virtual server has a non-floating traffic group (e.g., traffic-group-local-only), ADFS proxy does not perform periodic configuration updates, including listing allowed URIs from ADFS, and thus blocks all the requests (by responding with 404).

Conditions:
-- Virtual address of virtual server has non-floating traffic group.

-- ADFS proxy feature is enabled on the virtual server.

Impact:
All the requests to ADFS are blocked.

Workaround:
Set floating traffic group for virtual address (e.g., traffic-group-1).

Fix:
ADFS proxy now fetches configuration from ADFS for non-floating virtual servers.


725815-1 : vlangroup usage may cause a excessive resource consumption

Solution Article: K72442354


725801-4 : CVE-2017-7889: Kernel Vulnerability

Solution Article: K80440915


725791-4 : Potential HW/HSB issue detected

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
There are a number of High-Speed Bridge (HSB) stats registers that monitor the errors in HSB SRAM that are critical for passing traffic, for example, RQM_CRC_ERROR Count 0, RQM_CRC_ERROR count 1, RQM_CRC_ERROR Count 2, etc. Any errors in any of these registers may indicate a hardware error in the HSB SRAM that impedes traffic through embedded Packet Velocity Acceleration (ePVA). In that case, ePVA-accelerated flow might fail.

With a burst of CRC errors in the SRAM for ePVA transformation cache, it does not trigger a failover and causes a silent traffic outage on the FastL4 VIP with hardware traffic acceleration. This occurs because the health check watchdog packets are still functioning correctly, and the current TMOS software primarily monitors watchdog packets tx/rx failures to trigger failover.

In these cases, there might be the following messages in /var/log/tmm*:

  Device error: hsb_lbb* tre2_crc_errs count *

Conditions:
Traffic is offloaded to HSB hardware for acceleration.

Impact:
Hardware accelerated traffic drop.

Workaround:
Switch traffic to software acceleration.

Fix:
Including traffic-critical registers in failover triggers, helps failover happen quickly with minimum disruption to traffic in the case of SRAM hardware failures.


725696-1 : A timer loop might occur when OCSP Stapling is enabled resulting in tmm getting aborted

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When OCSP Stapling is enabled on a client SSL profile, certain uncommon operations might result in a tmm timer queue getting into a loop, which results in tmm being aborted by sod. tmm restart

Conditions:
-- There are SSL handshakes waiting for an OCSP response, and one of the following:
  + There is a CMP transition.
  + There are changes made to the OCSP object.

Impact:
tmm restarts. Traffic interrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than disabling OCSP stapling.

Fix:
The timer issue has been corrected.


725635-2 : CVE-2018-3665: Intel Lazy FPU Vulnerability

Solution Article: K21344224


725612-1 : syslog-ng does not send any messages to the remote servers after reconfiguration

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Changing syslog remote server IP address (tmsh sys syslog remote-servers) requires a syslog-ng process restart to take effect. Syslog operations do not use the new remote destination address on syslog service reconfiguration.

Conditions:
1. Add a Remote Syslog server (Server A) using System :: Logs :: Configuration :: Remote Syslog.
2. Click Update (Syslog messages go out toward Server A).
3. Remove Server A from configuration.
4. Add new Server B (different IP address).
5. Click Update.

Impact:
After reconfiguring remote syslog host IP addresses, syslog messages continue to be sent to the previously configured addresses.

Workaround:
Restart the syslog service using the following command:

   bigstart restart syslog-ng

Messages will now properly be sent toward Server B (the new IP address).

Fix:
Syslog operations now use the new remote destination address on syslog service reconfiguration.


725545-1 : Ephemeral listener might not be set up correctly

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When ephemeral listeners are set up across a cluster, the transaction might fail.

Conditions:
When using Network Access tunnel with proxy ARP and no SNAT.

Impact:
The client-assigned IP address might intermittently fail to be resolved via ARP on the serverside/leasepool VLAN.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The ephemeral listener is now set up correctly.


725412-1 : APM does not follow current best practices for HTTP headers

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM does not follow current best practices for HTTP headers

Conditions:
APM enabled

Impact:
HTTP headers not generated as intended

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
APM now follows current best practices for HTTP headers


724906-1 : sasp_gwm monitor leaks memory over time

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The Server/Application State Protocol (SASP) monitor, sasp_gwm memory usage slowly increases over time.

Conditions:
The Server/Application State Protocol (SASP) monitor is configured.
The leakage occurs during normal operation of the monitor and is not tied to any specific user or traffic action.

Impact:
sasp_gwm grows over time and eventually the system may be pushed into swap. Once swap is exhausted, the Linux OOM killer might terminate critical system processes, disrupting operation.

Workaround:
Periodic restarts of sasp_gwm processes avoids the growth affecting the system.

Fix:
The sasp_gwm monitor no longer leaks memory when processing messages.


724868-1 : dynconfd memory usage increases over time

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
dynconfd memory usage slowly increases over time as it processes various state-related messages.

Conditions:
No special conditions as dynconfd is a core LTM process. Large numbers of pool members combined with flapping might increase the rate of memory usage increase.

Impact:
dynconfd grows over time and eventually the system is pushed into swap. Once swap is exhausted, the Linux OOM killer might terminate critical system processes, disrupting operation.

Workaround:
Periodic restarts of dynconfd avoids the growth affecting the system.

Fix:
dynconfd no longer leaks memory when processing messages.


724847 : DNS traffic does not get classified for AFM port misuse case

Solution Article: K95010813

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
When DNS query name has a label length of greater than 23 bytes, it does not get classified as DNS.

Conditions:
-- AFM provisioned.
-- A port misuse policy for DNS and a service policy configured.
-- DNS query name with label length of greater than 23 bytes.

Impact:
DNS does not get classified properly for some cases.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Allowed DNS label length is now 64 bytes, so any DNS query name where each label name is fewer than 64 byes is now properly classified.


724680-4 : OpenSSL Vulnerability: CVE-2018-0732

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K21665601

Conditions:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K21665601

Impact:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K21665601

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
For more information see: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K21665601


724571-1 : Importing access profile takes a long time

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
It takes a long time for the 'Apply Access Policy' link to show up on the admin UI after importing an access profile.

Conditions:
-- Access policy with many macros.
-- Import exported profile multiple times with Reuse Existing Objects checked
-- As the number of imports increases, so does the latency.

Impact:
The imported access policy takes a long time to be imported and ready to use.

Workaround:
None.


724564-1 : A FastL4 connection can fail with loose-init and hash persistence enabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system fails to create a connection after 3WHS when using loose-init and hash persistence.

This can happen if traffic is redirected from one BIG-IP system to another, with the second BIG-IP system failing to create the connection, causing an interruption of traffic on that connection.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server configured with hash persistence.
-- FastL4 profile with loose-init enabled.

Impact:
Traffic fails when redirected from one BIG-IP system to another.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to disable hash persistence.

Fix:
A FastL4 connection no longer fails with loose-init and hash persistence enabled.


724532-2 : SIG SEGV during IP intelligence category match in TMM

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM restart while matching traffic from source IP to IP Intelligence category.

Conditions:
Multiple configuration changes that include deleting the custom IP intelligence categories.

Impact:
TMM restart. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer restarts while matching traffic from source IP to IP Intelligence category.


724414-2 : ASM UMU memory leak when WebSocket url has json profile with parse parameters enabled

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When ASM inspects WebSocket frames, the bd daemon memory is leaking; eventually ASM stops inspecting traffic and sends resets or bypass requests.

Conditions:
ASM module is provisioned.
-- ASM policy and WebSocket profile are attached to a virtual server.
-- WebSocket URL has JSON profile attached to it.
-- JSON profile has parse parameters flag enabled (this is the default).

Impact:
ASM may reset connections; failover might occur.

Workaround:
There are two workarounds:
-- Remove JSON profile from WebSocket URL in the ASM policy.

-- Disable parse parameters flag in the json profile.

Fix:
The system now frees the allocated memory when it finishes the inspect of a WebSocket frame.


724339-1 : Unexpected TMUI output in AFM

Solution Article: K04524282


724335-1 : Unexpected TMUI output in AFM

Solution Article: K21042153


724327-1 : Changes to a cipher rule do not immediately have an effect

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a cipher rule is changed, and a cipher group that uses the rule is attached to an SSL profile, the change does not take effect until something else on the SSL profile changes.

Conditions:
-- A cipher group is used by an SSL profile.
-- One of its cipher rules changes.

Impact:
Unexpected behavior occurs because the cipher rule change does not take effect immediately.

Workaround:
After changing the cipher rule that's used by a cipher group, make a change to any SSL profile that uses the associated cipher group.

Fix:
Any changes to a cipher rule or cipher group now takes immediate effect.


724214-3 : TMM core when using Multipath TCP

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In some cases, TMM might crash when processing MPTCP traffic.

Conditions:
A TCP profile with 'Multipath TCP' enabled is attached to a virtual server.

Impact:
Traffic interrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to disable MPTCP.

Fix:
TMM no longer produces a core.


724213-1 : Modified ssl_profile monitor param not synced correctly

Solution Article: K74431483

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After modifying the ssl_profile attribute on an HTTPS monitor on a device in a high availability (HA) configuration, and after performing a full ConfigSync, the corresponding monitor on the peer-sync unit does not have the updated value.

Conditions:
-- An HTTPS monitor is used on BIG-IP systems in an HA configuration.
-- The ssl_profile field is modified on an HTTPS monitor.
-- A sync-to-peer (full ConfigSync, not incremental sync) is attempted to propagate the modified ssl_profile value to the peer units.

Impact:
The ssl_profile value for the HTTPS monitor on the peer unit is set to none, resulting in the two devices reporting themselves as in-sync, but having potentially different HTTPS monitor configurations.

Workaround:
-- Do not run HTTPS monitors using in-tmm monitors,
-- Use the traditional HTTPS monitor configuration for SSL-attributes (cipherlist, key, cert, and compatibility attributes on HTTPS monitor).

Note: Using these attributes generates deprecation warnings, but the configuration still takes effect.

Fix:
After modifying the ssl_profile attribute on an HTTPS monitor on a system within an HA configuration, and after performing a full ConfigSync, the corresponding monitor on the peer unit now receives the updated monitor attribute, as expected.


724143-1 : IKEv2 connflow expiration upon ike-peer change

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Altering the definition of an ike-peer does not expire the connflow used for the tunnel, so it remains in use for the tunnel.

Conditions:
-- Making any change to an IKEv2 ike-peer, even insignificant changes such as a description change.
-- Running a system version that has new attribute auth-rule inside ike-peer.

Note: This is not likely to occur in older system versions where no ike-peer state exists inside a connflow, because any ike-peer changes do replace the associated objects. In those cases, even though the same connflow is used, the system uses new algorithms for the ike-peer.

Impact:
In effect, you cannot change the configuration of the flow by changing the peer definition.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Changes in ike-peer now expire any existing connflow for that ike-peer. This affects only a system version that has new attribute auth-rule inside ike-peer.


724032-1 : Searching Request Log for value containing backslash does not return expected result

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Searching within Request Log for a value containing backslash does not return the expected result. This happens because escaping of backslashes in REST API access is handled differently with 'eq' and 'contains' filters.

Conditions:
Searching within Request Log for a value containing backslash.

Impact:
Search within Request Log record containing backslash does not return the expected result.

Workaround:
Backslashes in REST API requests should be doubled when searching using 'contains' filter, but must not be doubled when searching with 'eq' filter.

Fix:
Searching within Request Log for a value containing backslash returns the expected result.


723794-3 : PTI (Meltdown) mitigation should be disabled on AMD-based platforms

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Platforms with AMD processors freeze when the PTI (Page Table Isolation) mitigation is enabled, after a period ranging from several hours to several days.

You can find information about which versions have the PTI (Meltdown) mitigations enabled in the AskF5 Article: Bug ID 707226: DB variables to disable CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown/PTI mitigations :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID707226.html.

Conditions:
-- AMD-based platforms:
   + BIG-IP B4100 blades
   + BIG-IP B4200 blades
   + BIG-IP 6900 and NEBS appliances
   + BIG-IP 89x0 appliances
   + BIG-IP 6400 FIPS and NEBS platforms
   + BIG-IP 110x0 appliances

-- The database variable kernel.pti is set to enable (to address PTI (Meltdown)).

Impact:
System locks up and is rebooted by the watchdog timer.

Workaround:
Set the database variable kernel.pti to disable by running the following command:

tmsh modify sys db kernel.pti value disable

According to AMD, these AMD processors are not vulnerable to PTI (Meltdown), so there is no reason to leave the db variable enabled.

Fix:
PTI (Page Table Isolation) mitigation is no longer enabled on AMD-based platforms.


723792-2 : GTM regex handling of some escape characters renders it invalid

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The memory footprint of big3d increases.

Conditions:
GTM monitor recv string such as the following: ^http\/\d\.\d[23]\d\d

Impact:
Escaped characters are mishandled. This causes the regex compilation to fail and leak memory. The monitor marks the server it is monitoring UP as long as the server returns any response.

Workaround:
If you notice big3d memory footprint increase and you have a monitor recv string that has escaped characters such as '^http\/\d\.\d[23]\d\d', try changing the recv string to something similar to the following: ^HTTP/[0-9][.][0-9] [23][0-9]{2}

Fix:
Fixed handling of escape characters. Recv strings that previously failed to compile will now compile.


723790-1 : Idle asm_config_server handlers consumes a lot of memory

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Idle asm_config_server handlers needlessly uses a large amount of memory.

Conditions:
This issue might result from several sets of conditions. Here is one:

Exporting a big XML ASM policy and then leaving the BIG-IP system idle. Relevant asm_config_server handler process increases its memory consumption and stays that way, holding on to the memory until it is released with a restart.

Impact:
Unnecessary memory consumption.

Workaround:
1) Lower the MaxMemorySize threshold from 450 MB to 250 MB, per process of asm_config_server:
---------------
# perl -pi.bak -e 's/MaxMemorySize=471859200/MaxMemorySize=262144000/' /etc/ts/tools/asm_config_server.cfg
---------------

2) Restart asm_config_server, to free up all the memory that is currently taken by all asm_config_server processes and to impose the new MaxMemorySize threshold:
---------------
# pkill -f asm_config_server
---------------

Notes:
-- The provided workaround does not permanently fix the issue. Instead it alleviates the symptoms of memory pressure, by (1) lowering the MaxMemorySize threshold from 450 MB to 250 MB, per process of asm_config_server, and (2) freeing up all the memory that is currently taken by all asm_config_server processes.
-- This workaround does not cause any down time; the asm_config_server processes automatically start within ~30 seconds.


723722-2 : MCPD crashes if several thousand files are created between config syncs.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If more than several thousand (typically 20,000, but number varies by platform) files, for example SSL certificates or keys, are created between config syncs, the next config sync operation will take too long and mcpd will be killed by sod.

Conditions:
Creation of several thousand SSL certificates or keys followed by a config sync operation.

Impact:
Traffic is disrupted while the MCPD process restarts.

Workaround:
Run a config sync operation after every ~5000 files created.

Fix:
MCPD no longer crashes if several thousand files are created between config sync operations.


723579-4 : OSPF routes missing

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When newer link-state advertisement (LSA) (with greater seq) comes in, the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) discards the old one by marking it DISCARD. The SPF calculation function suspends the calculation every 100 vertexes. If the discard happens during such a suspend, then after the calculation resumes, the discarded LSAs are ignored,n which can cause route unreachable, and eventually route withdraws.

Conditions:
A very large number (~500, beyond best practices) of routers in a single OSPF area.

Impact:
Intermittent route flaps occur that might cause unreachable destination or increased network traffic due to the non-optimal route choice.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The 'vertex threshold' IMISH parameter is now provided for OSPF/OSPF6, and it is meant to control the amount of vertexes calculated in one bunch (the default value is 100). This value can be increased to prevent LSA discards. The value of 0 means that SPF calculation is not suspended at all, and in case of large areas this may cause slow responsiveness of OSPF and LSA drops, eventually.


723553-1 : BIG-IP installations on RAID systems (old style) may not boot

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Kernel panic at boot time with specific message similar to the following:

mdadm: Devices UUID-<...> and UUID-<...> have the same name: /dev/md<X>.

Conditions:
-- System is a RAID platform, with an an earlier style RAID configuration such as the following:
   + 10000s / 10200v
   + 10050s / 10250v
   + 10055s / 10255v

-- System has been upgraded through v14.1.0 and then downgraded to v14.0.0 or earlier.

Note: For RAID platforms such as i15600 / i15800 and newer, this is not an issue.

Impact:
The downgraded v14.0.0 or earlier version does not boot.

Workaround:
To downgrade, boot and install the desired software version from external media.

Fix:
The duplicate device error no longer occurs during installation; the failure no longer occurs.


723402-2 : Apmd crashes running command: tmsh restart sys service all

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Rarely occurring apmd crash.

Conditions:
-- APM is licensed and provisioned.
-- Running the command: tmsh restart sys service all.

Impact:
Apmd crashes and cenerates a core file. Traffic may be disrupted while apmd restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Apmd no longer crashes during tmsh restart sys service all.


723300-2 : TMM may crash when tracing iRules containing nameless listeners on internal virtual servers

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may crash when tracing iRules containing nameless listeners on internal virtual servers.

Conditions:
-- Using iRule tracing.
-- Internal virtual servers.
-- Listener iRule, where the listener has no name.

Impact:
TMM crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when tracing iRules containing nameless listeners on internal virtual servers.


723298-2 : BIND upgrade to version 9.11.4

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system is running BIND version 9.9.9.

Conditions:
BIND on BIG-IP system.

Impact:
BIND 9.9 Extended Support Version was supported until June, 2018.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
BIND version has been upgraded to 9.11.4.


723288-2 : DNS cache replication between TMMs does not always work for net dns-resolver

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
System DNS resolvers (net dns-resolver objects) do not share DNS reply information between the dns resolver instances across TMMs, which can result in separate TMMs performing seemingly-unnecessary DNS lookups.

Conditions:
There are no LTM DNS *cache* objects present in the BIG-IP configuration.

Impact:
A performance impact resulting from each TMM having to perform unnecessary DNS lookups.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to create a placeholder LTM DNS cache resolver object. The object does not need to be used anywhere, just present in the config.

Note: This workaround is effective even without a DNS license (although in that case, the placeholder object must be created using tmsh, as the GUI menu would not be available without a DNS license.)


723130-1 : Invalid-certificate warning displayed when deploying BIG-IP VE OVA file

Solution Article: K13996

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The OVA signing certificate that signs BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) OVA files expired. When deploying a BIG-IP VE from an OVA file, an invalid-certificate warning might be displayed due to the expired OVA signing certificate.

Conditions:
This issue may be encountered during the creation of new instances of BIG-IP VE in clients that check the validity of the OVA signing certificate (e.g., VMware).

Note: Existing BIG-IP VE instances are not subject to this issue.

Impact:
There might be questions about the integrity of the OVA file, and in some cases, might not be able to deploy a new instance from an OVA file.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The expired OVA signing certificate has been replaced with a valid signing certificate.


722969-2 : Access Policy import with 'reuse' enabled instead rewrites shared objects

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If a policy is exported and then imported with 'reuse' it rewrites objects on the server instead of simply reusing them.

Conditions:
-- Exporting profile A.
-- Importing profile B, with 'reuse' configured.
-- The objects in both profiles are named the same and are the same type.

Impact:
-- 'Reused' objects on the system are modified.
-- Policy A requires 'apply', because objects shared with Policy B are overwritten.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Access policy import with 'reuse' option enabled no longer rewrites shared objects


722893-1 : TMM can restart without a stack trace or core file after becoming disconnected from MCPD.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The TMM - Host interface may stall when the kernel memory is fragmented, causing TMM and MCPD to become disconnected with one another.

MCPD logs 'Removed publication with publisher id TMM<x>' and TMM restarts cleanly.

TMM often logs '01010020:2: MCP Connection aborted, exiting' after a delay of seconds to minutes or more with a timestamp at time of event.

If this issue occurs during early TMM startup, then TMM logs 'MCP connection expired early in startup; retrying'.

Note that it is possible for TMM not to be able to properly restart after encountering this issue until the underlying memory condition has cleared. This can potentially carry on indefinitely.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- Linux kernel memory fragmentation exists.
-- Another operation is occurring, including (among others):
  + Config-Sync with full reload is initiated.
  + Running tcpdump.

Impact:
The system will be inoperative and unable to pass traffic while TMM restarts. A redundant system will fail over to its peer.

Workaround:
If TMM fails to properly start for a prolonged period of time as a result of this issue, you can try to recover the system by restarting TMM (bigstart restart tmm), restarting the services (bigstart restart), or rebooting the system (reboot).

IMPORTANT: This is not a permanent workaround, just a way to temporarily recover the system until you can upgrade to a version of the software that contains a fix for this issue.

Fix:
The internal interface driver has been improved, allowing it to work in low and/or fragmented-memory conditions.


722691 : Available datagroup list does not contain datagroups with the correct type.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Available datagroup list contains only datagroups with type string and is not repopulated with datagroups that have a different type to match when the operand/selector changes.

Conditions:
-- Using the GUI.
-- Operand or selector in a condition is changed to a combination that is not compatible with string-type datagroups.

Impact:
Cannot assign a non string-type datagroup to a condition.

Workaround:
Use TMSH to configure the policy rule condition.

Fix:
Datagroups list is repopulated with datagroups of the appropriate type when its rule condition's operand or selector is changed.


722682-2 : Fix of ID 615222 results in upgrade issue for GTM pool member whose name contains a colon; config failed to load

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Loading configuration process failed after upgrade when pool member names contain colons. The system posts errors similar to the following:
01070226:3: Pool Member 443:10.10.10.10 references a nonexistent Virtual Server
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
-- GTM pool member has colon in its name.
-- Upgrade to any of the following versions:
  + 12.1.3.x
  + Any 13.0.x
  + All 13.1.x earlier than 13.1.1.2
  + 14.0.x earlier than 14.0.0.3

Impact:
The system removes the part of the pool member name that precedes the colon, and configuration load fails. For example, when the configuration contains a pool member named example_pm:443:10:10:10:10, the system removes the part of the pool member name that precedes the first colon, in this case, example_pm, leaving the pool member name 443:10.10.10.10.

Workaround:
After upgrade, add two backslash characters, \\ before the first colon, : character.

1. Upgrade the BIG-IP DNS system to the new version of software.
2. SSH to log into the bash prompt of the BIG-IP DNS system.
3. Run the following command to add the string \\ in front of the first colon character, : in the name of each affected GTM pool member:

  for j in $(find /config/ -name bigip_gtm.conf); do for i in $(awk '$0 ~ /^gtm server.*:/ {gsub("[/:]"," ",$0); print $4}' ${j}); do sed -i "s, /Common/${i}, /Common/${i}\\\\\\\,g" ${j} | grep " /Common/${i}"; done; done

4. Run the following command: load sys config gtm-only

Fix:
Configuration load no longer fails when upgrading with a configuration that contains BIG-IP DNS pools with members whose names contain colon characters.


722677-4 : High-Speed Bridge may lock up

Solution Article: K26455071


722594-2 : TCP flow may not work as expected if double tagging is used

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TCP flow may have an incorrect ACK number, and the flow may stall or reset. The BIG-IP system sends an ACK that is higher than it should be based on the data received from the client.

Conditions:
Double tagging is used.

Impact:
TCP connection fails.

Workaround:
Change the db variable tm.tcplargereceiveoffload value to disable.

Fix:
TCP flow now has the correct ACK number when double tagging is used.


722423-1 : Analytics agent always resets when Category Lookup is of type custom only

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Analytics errors out with a log that says you cannot use custom lookup only along with analytics (/var/log/apm). Even if the Analytics agent is set to disable RST on failure, the agent will send a RST.

Conditions:
In the per-request policy, Category Lookup agent is set to custom lookup only.

Impact:
This configuration leads to an Analytics agent with 'RST on Failure' disabled. The BIG-IP Admin cannot make the choice to disable RST on failure for this particular setup (even though it is a misconfiguration).

Workaround:
You can avoid the RST and error by modifying the configuration to use a standard category lookup before the analytics agent.

Using a custom-only 'Category Lookup' immediately followed by 'Response Analytics' is not a valid configuration. In this configuration, Analytics cannot run the way it is supposed to because it does not have the right information. 'Response Analytics' gives the option to choose what to do on error: RST, or continue on, implying that the non-RST option is valid. If the admin chooses to not reset, the system should log the error and continue. In this case, the system actually does send a RST, even though the RST is not what the BIG-IP admin intended to configure.

Fix:
Disabling RST on failure now works properly in this scenario now. The configuration is still technically incorrect, but now the system takes the correct specified action-upon-error.


722387-3 : TMM may crash when processing APM DTLS traffic

Solution Article: K97241515


722380-2 : The BIG-IP system reboots while TMM is still writing a core file, thus producing a truncated core.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On platforms with HSB, if an HSB lockup occurs, then TMM panics and generates a core file for post-analysis. HSB also triggers a nic_failsafe reboot. In certain cases, the reboot occurs before the core file is fully written, resulting in a truncated core.

Conditions:
-- Any platform with HSB.
-- An HSB lockup occurs, triggering a core dump and a nic_failsafe reboot.

Impact:
The reboot happens after the core dump begins before it completes, resulting in a truncated core dump, which is not useful for analyzing why the HSB lockup occurred. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Reboot is delayed until TMM core file is completed.


722363-2 : Client fails to connect to server when using PVA offload at Established

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A client can fail to connect to the server on subsequent attempts if using FastL4 with hardware (HW) acceleration.

When this issue occurs, the profile_bigproto_stat/rxsynatestablished stat is non-zero.

Conditions:
A FastL4 virtual server is configured with offload_state = EST.

Impact:
Clients fail to connect to the server.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to disable PVA acceleration.


722091-3 : TMM may crash while processing HTTP traffic

Solution Article: K64208870


722013 : MCPD restarts on all secondary blades post config-sync involving APM customization group

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
After performing a series of specific config-sync operations between multi-blade systems, the MCPD daemon restarts on all secondary blades of one of the systems.

Each affected blade will log an error message similar to the following example:

-- err mcpd[5038]: 01070711:3: Caught runtime exception, Failed to collect files (snapshot path () req (7853) pmgr (7853) not valid msg (create_if { customization_group { customization_group_name "/Common/Test-A_secure_access_client_customization" customization_group_app_id "" customization_group_config_source 0 customization_group_cache_path "/config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/customization_group_d/:Common:Test-A_secure_access_client_customization_66596_1" customization_group_system_path "" customization_group_is_system 0 customization_group_access 3 customization_group_is_dynamic 0 customization_group_checksum "SHA1:62:fd61541c1097d460e42c50904684def2794ba70d" customization_group_create_time 1524643393 customization_group_last_update_time 1524643393 customization_group_created_by "admin" customization_group_last_updated_by "admin" customization_group_size 62 customization_group_mode 33188 customization_group_update_revision 1

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

- You have configured a device-group consisting of multi-blade systems (such as VIPRION devices or vCMP guests).

- Systems are provisioned for APM.

- The device-group is configured for incremental manual synchronizations.

- On one system (for example, source_system), you create an APM configuration object (for example, a connectivity profile) that causes the automatic creation of an associated customization group.

- You synchronize the configuration from the source_system to the device-group.

- On the source_system, you create a new configuration object of any kind (for example, an LTM node).

- Instead of synchronizing the newest configuration to the device-group, you synchronize the configuration from another device in the device-group to the source_system (which effectively undoes your recent change).

- The MCPD daemon restarts on all secondary blades of the source_system.

Impact:
While the MCPD daemon restarts, the blade is offline, and many other BIG-IP daemons need to restart along with MCPD.

-- If the source_system is Active, the load capacity of the system temporarily decreases proportionally to the number of blades restarting. Additionally, if the systems use the min-up-members or HA-Group features, losing a certain number of secondary blades may trigger a failover.

-- If the source_system is Standby, some of the previously mirrored information may become lost as TMM on secondary blades restarts along with MCPD. Should this system later become the Active system, traffic may be impacted by the lack of previously mirrored information.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The MCPD daemon no longer restarts on secondary blades after config-sync of APM.


721985 : PAYG License remains inactive as dossier verification fails.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
- BIG-IP is deployed in a cloud environment (AWS/Azure/GCE) with PAYG licenses. The license won't activate on the startup.

Conditions:
- There are multiple ways this can happen but all of those come down to user networking issue where the http calls to the cloud metadata service fails.

- This can be a simple routing issue to the metadata service or a firewall issue.

Impact:
As license activation fails, the instance becomes unusable.

Workaround:
User should look at /var/log/ltm to determine the networking issue that is causing the dossier verification failure. This would be typically printed in the following way:

Curl request to metadata service failed with error(<error-code>): '<error-message>'

By resolving this networking error, license activation should succeed.

Fix:
PAYG License remains inactive as dossier verification fails.


721924-2 : bgpd may crash processing extended ASNs

Solution Article: K17264695

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions bgpd may crash while processing extended ASNs.

Conditions:
Dynamic routing enabled.
Extended ASP capabilities enabled: bgp extended-asn-cap enabled

Impact:
Dynamic routing disrupted while bgpd restarts.

Fix:
bgpd now processes extended ASNs as expected.


721895 : Add functionality to configure the minimum TLS version advertised and accepted by big3d (iQuery)

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
big3d advertises a TLSv1.0 version. Even though big3d requires previously exchanged certificates to validate a connection request, the TLSv1.0 advertisement triggers various vulnerability scanners and is flagged.

Conditions:
Running a vulnerability scanner or other SSL test tool.

Impact:
The scanner or tool reports that big3d might potentially accept a TLSv1.0 connection request (which is considered insecure). Vulnerability scanners then flag the BIG-IP system as vulnerable.

Workaround:
Although there is no workaround, because big3d accepts connections only from clients that match the certificates on the BIG-IP system, the risk is minimal.

In addition, you can deploy firewall rules to accept connections only on port 4353 from know BIG-IP systems.

Fix:
This version adds a db variable for the big3d
big3d.minimum.tls.version. By default the value is 'TLSv1'. You can also specify TLSV1.1 or TLSV1.2 (the setting is case insensitive).

After changing the DB variable, restart big3d. Change the value on all BIG-IP systems that are subject to scans. This includes GTM as well as LTM configurations.


721805 : Traffic Policy edit to datagroup errors on adding ASM disable action

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Adding an ASM disable action will trigger a message similar to the following:

 transaction failed:010716de:3: Policy '/Common/Drafts/TD180420-07', rule 'test'; target 'asm' action 'disable' does not support parameter of type 'policy'.

Conditions:
Using the GUI to submit a rule with a 'disable asm' action and a condition with datagroup.

Impact:
Cannot create a 'disable asm' action.

Workaround:
Create the rule using tmsh.

Fix:
You can now use the GUI to submit a rule with a 'disable asm' action and a condition with datagroup.


721752-2 : Null char returned in REST for Suggestion with more than MAX_INT occurrences

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Unable to view ASM event log details for a majority of violations.

Conditions:
Suggestion with more than MAX_INT (2,147,483,647) occurrences.

Impact:
Null char returned in REST for Suggestion with more than MAX_INT occurrences.

Workaround:
Use the following sql command:

UPDATE PLC.PL_SUGGESTIONS set occurrence_count = 2147483647 where occurrence_count < 0;

Fix:
Null char is no longer returned in REST for Suggestion with more than MAX_INT occurrences.


721741-3 : BD and BD_Agent out-of-sync for IP Address Exception, false positive/negative

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
bd log spits this error.
-------
ECARD_POLICY|NOTICE|May 24 04:49:42.035|4143|table.h:2408|IPTableList::del_object key not found in table
ECARD|ERR |May 24 04:49:42.035|4143|table.h:0398|KEY_UPDATE: Failed to REMOVE data will continue to add
-------

Conditions:
Configuring IP Address Exceptions in certain order - w/ and w/o route domain.

Impact:
BD and BD_Agent out-of-sync for IP Address Exception, causes false positives / false negatives

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
System no longer generates these false positive/negative log entries.


721740-2 : CPU stats are not correctly recorded when snapshot files have timestamps in the future

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
One symptom is that a message similar to the following comes out in the log files frequently.

May 24 16:31:53 lusia_60.F5.COM warning merged[6940]: 011b0914:4: No individual CPU information is available.

Merged CPU stats will be 0.

Conditions:
If all of the snapshot stats files have timestamps in the future, CPU stats will not be correctly merged.

Impact:
Frequent error messages in the logs, and incorrect merged CPU stats.

Workaround:
Remove all of the stats snapshot files that have timestamps in the future and restart merged.

Fix:
Merged has been update to correctly deal with the case where all of the stats snapshot file have timestamps in the future, and will correctly merge the CPU stats.


721704-1 : UDP flows are not deleted after subscriber deletion

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
UDP flows continue to live till UDP idle time occurs, even after the subscriber is gone and the option for immediate deletion of the flow is enabled.

Conditions:
-- The option to delete flows upon subscriber deletion is enabled.
-- The UDP flow is established with an idle time greater than the re-evaluate timeout.

Impact:
The UDP flows continue to be alive after the required time, but only act to drop the traffic.

Workaround:
To work around this issue:
1. Modify the UDP idle timer to a suitable value.
2. Force delete the UDP flow from CLI.

Fix:
UDP flows are now deleted after subscriber deletion.


721621-1 : Ephemeral pool member is not created/deleted when DNS record changes and IP matches static node

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If an LTM pool is configured with only FQDN members, the DNS server resolves the FQDN to IP addresses that match statically-configured LTM nodes, and the IP address records returned by the DNS server change, an ephemeral pool member may not be added to the pool for the new IP address.

When in this state, if the FQDN template pool member is deleted from the pool, a new ephemeral pool member may be added corresponding to the last IP address record returned by the DNS server.

Conditions:
This may occur when:
1. Static nodes are configured which match addresses that may be returned in the DNS query for a given FQDN name.
2. An FQDN node is created with autopopulate disabled, for an address which may resolve to the same address as one of the static nodes.
3. This FQDN node is added (as a pool member) with autopopulate disabled, to a pool with no other non-FQDN members.
4. The DNS server resolves the FQDN name to an address that matches one of the static nodes.
5. A subsequent DNS query resolves the FQDN name to a different address that matches a different static node.

Impact:
In this case:
-- The original ephemeral member is removed from the pool.
-- A new ephemeral member for the new address may NOT be added to the pool.
-- In this state, if the FQDN template member is deleted from the pool, a new ephemeral member (i.e., the missing ephemeral with new IP address) is re-added to the pool.

Note. This symptom can occur only if the statically-configured node is created prior to an ephemeral pool member being created for the same IP address. If an ephemeral pool member and node are created first, it is not possible to create a statically-configured node or pool member using the same IP address.

Overall, traffic for the affected pool may not be sent to correct pool member (new ephemeral address).

If no other members are defined in the pool, traffic will be interrupted.

Workaround:
This issue can be prevented by:
-- Avoiding configuring a static (non-FQDN) node with an IP address that matches any address that might be returned by the DNS server when resolving the FQDN.
-- Adding a statically-configured pool member to the pool in addition to the FQDN template member.

Once the symptom occurs, recovery is possible by performing either of the following actions:
-- Delete the statically-configured node with the conflicting IP address.
-- Recreate the node using the following procedure:
1. Delete the FQDN template member from the pool.
2. Delete the orphaned ephemeral member from the pool.
3. Re-add the FQDN template member to the pool.

Fix:
When an FQDN pool member address resolves to the same IP address as an existing static node, the corresponding ephemeral pool member is successfully created and deleted as expected, including when the IP address returned by the DNS query changes.


721571-1 : State Mirroring between BIG-IP 12.1.3.* and 13.* or 14.* systems may cause TMM core on standby system during upgrade

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP devices running 12.1.3.x (12.1.3 or a 12.1.3 point release) and 13.x or 14.x software versions in a high-availability (HA) configuration with state mirroring enabled may cause a standby system to produce a TMM core file.

Conditions:
-- The high availability (HA) configuration is one of the following:
+ The active system is running v12.1.3.x, and the standby system is running v13.x or v14.x, as a result of an in-progress upgrade.
+ The active system is running v13.x or v14.x and the standby system is running v12.1.3.x.
-- State mirroring configured on two or more BIG-IP systems (state mirroring is enabled by default).
-- For VIPRION clusters or VIPRION-based vCMP guests, the systems are configured to mirror 'Between Clusters'.

Impact:
TMM may crash on a standby system during upgrade.

This issue should not disrupt traffic, because the TMM is coring only on the standby unit.

Workaround:
To workaround this issue, disable State Mirroring prior to upgrading, and re-enable it once both devices are running v13.x or v14.x, or complete the upgrade of both devices to v13.x or v14.x.

1. You can disable mirroring using either the GUI or the command line.

1a. In the GUI: -- Set the Primary and Secondary Local Mirror Address configurations to 'None' under Device Management :: Devices :: [Self] device :: Mirroring Configuration.

1b. From the command-line: -- Run the following command:
tmsh modify cm device <name-of-self-device> mirror-ip any6 mirror-secondary-ip any6 && tmsh save sys config

Important: This action results in connection state loss on failover.

2. Once all devices are running the same software version, re-enable state mirroring by re-adding the device mirror IP addresses removed previously.

Note: F5 recommends that BIG-IP systems in HA configurations run with the same software version on all devices.

Fix:
tmm no longer crashes on a standby device when upgrading from 12.1.3.x.


721570-1 : TMM core when trying to log an unknown subscriber

Solution Article: K20285019

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
Using CGNAT or FW-NAT with subscriber-id logging enabled can cause a TMM core when the subscriber ID is unknown.

Conditions:
-- A LSN pool or FW-NAT source translation that has a logging profile with subscriber-id enabled.
-- A PEM profile that allows unknown subscribers.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Config PEM to deny connections from unknown subscribers.

Fix:
The system no longer crashes. It logs 'unknown' for unknown subscribers.


721526-2 : tcpdump fails to write verbose packet data to file

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On some BIG-IP platforms, tcpdump is unable to write verbose packet data to a file (e.g., 'tcpdump -nni 2.1:nn -e -vvv -s 0 -w /tmp/dump.pcap').

Conditions:
Use tcpdump with -w and -v options on a front panel interface that is actively sending/receiving traffic.

This occurs on the following hardware:

-- BIG-IP 5000,7000, 10000, i5000, i7000, i10000, i11000, and i15000 platforms.
-- VIPRION B4400, B4300, B2200, and B2100 blades.

Impact:
Cannot use tcpdump to write verbose packet data to file.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The tcpdump operation is now able to write verbose packet data to file.


721512 : Config tool fails to configure management-ip when default routes exist for both IPv4 and IPv6.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Configuration tool fails to configure management-ip when default routes exist for both IPv4 and IPv6.

Conditions:
This can happen in following two scenarios:
-- A configured IPv4 management-ip that is switched to IPv6.
-- A configured IPv6 management-ip that is switched to IPv4.

Impact:
Cannot successfully change an IPv4 or IPv6 management-ip address using config.

For either of the above cases, if the IP addresses are switched back to IPv4/IPv6, the config tools fails to configure management-ip with this error:

ERROR: route_mgmt_entry count is 2

Workaround:
Manually delete the default6 (if current management-ip is IPv4) or default (if current management-ip is IPv6) management-route by running the following command:

  tmsh delete sys management-route <default/default6>

Fix:
Config tool now works to configure management-ip when default routes exist for both IPv4 and IPv6, so you can switch back and forth between IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses without error.


721474-1 : AVR does not send all SSLO statistics to offbox machine.

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When using the 'use-offbox' option, AVR does not send SSLO statistics to the offbox system.

Conditions:
-- AVR provisioned.
-- Use-offbox is enabled.

Impact:
SSLO statistics are not available for BIG-IQ analytics.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
AVR now sends SSLO statistics to offbox systems when the 'use-offbox' option is enabled.


721399-2 : Signature Set cannot be modified to Accuracy = 'All' after another value

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM Signature Set cannot be modified to Accuracy = 'All' after another value was used previously.

Conditions:
-- ASM Signature Set has a value set for Accuracy filter.
-- Accuracy is subsequently set to 'All'.

Impact:
The change to Accuracy = 'All' does not take effect. ASM Signature Set cannot be modified to Accuracy = 'All'.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:

-- Delete and re-create the Signature Set with the desired value.
-- Modify the filter to a value that will match all results (such as Accuracy is greater than or equal to 'Low').

Fix:
ASM Signature Set can now be set to Accuracy = 'All' after a value was previously set.


721375-1 : Export then import of config with RSA server in it might fail

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If an exported policy configuration contains both an RSA server as well as the RSA-provided sdconf.rec and sdstatus.12 config files, policy import might fail.

Conditions:
-- RSA server and access profile are in the same, non-Common partition.
-- Exported policy contains an RSA server as well as both the RSA-provided sdconf.rec and sdstatus.12 config files.

Impact:
Unable to import the exported configuration. This occurs because of how the names for the files are resolved in the exported configuration.

Workaround:
Although there is no actual workaround, you can avoid this issue if the profile is outside of the partition. That case uses a different name resolution during the export, so import works as expected.

Fix:
You can now successfully import an exported policy containing an RSA server as well as both sdconf.rec and sdstatus.12 files.


721364 : BIG-IP per-application VE BYOL license does not support three wildcard virtual servers

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) admin can create only 1 wildcard virtual servers for per-application BYOL license.

Note: If you are using BIG-IQ 6.0.0 or 6.0.1 to manage AWS-based, per-app BIG-IP VE systems running versions 13.1.0.5 through 13.1.0.8, you must use the following AWS templates:

-- Default-AWS-f5-HTTPS-WAF-lb-template
-- Default-AWS-f5-HTTPS-offload-lb-template

For these two templates, ports 443 and 80 (for HTTP redirect) are hard-coded in an iRule, which enable this functionality.

Conditions:
Per-app VE with BYOL license.

Impact:
Per-app VE with BYOL license does not work as expected.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Per-app VE BYOL license now supports three wildcard virtual servers.


721350-2 : The size of the icrd_child process is steadily growing

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The resident segment size (rss) for the icrd_child process continues to increase on issuing iCR GET requests. This increase is permanent and the rss does not drop back to its original size.

Conditions:
The following is an example config under which this issue occurs. Note this is an illustrative example; the actual issue might occur for various config objects.

GET tm/ltm/virtual?expandSubcollections=true wherein the virtual has some profiles associated with it.

ltm pool p-http { }
ltm virtual novel-1000 {
...
    pool p-http
    profiles {
        analytics { }
        http { }
        tcp { }
    }
....
}


# tmctl proc_pid_stat 'proc_name=icrd_child' -s proc_name,ppid,vsize,rss

On subsequent GET requests the rss size continues to increase.

Impact:
Increase in the rss of the icrd_child process. This increase could lead to icrd_child core or swapping of processes into the rss due to limited memory left for other processes.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The memory leak was identified and fixed.


721342 : No support for Per-App VE LTM and Per-App VE WAF images for various cloud environments.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
No Per-App Virtual Edition (VE) LTM or Per-App VE WAF images for various cloud environments.

Conditions:
Various Cloud environments (i.e., Azure, Google, AWS).

Impact:
No options to use various Per-App VE features.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
There are now offerings for various cloud environments (Azure, Google, AWS). There are two types of Per-App VE LTM and two of Per-App VE WAF images.


721261-1 : v12.x Policy rule names containing slashes are not migrated properly

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When migrating from v12.x to v13.0.x, 13.1.x, or 14.0.x, LTM polices that have rules containing the slash character will not migrate properly, and roll-forward migration will fail.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP systems running v12.x.
-- Configuration contains LTM Policy rules whose names include the slash (/) character.
-- Upgrading to v13.0.x, 13.1.x, or 14.0.x.

Impact:
Roll-forward migration fails with the error: illegal characters in rule name.

Workaround:
Edit the rule names within LTM Policies, replacing the now-illegal slash (/) character with a legal alternative, such as the underscore (_).

Alternately, prior to migration, rename the rules on the v12.x system, and then perform the upgrade.

Fix:
BIG-IP software v12.x Policy rule names containing slashes are properly migrated.


721016 : vcmpd fails updating VLAN information on vcmp guest

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
VLANs are not properly attached to a vCMP guest. They are in fact absent from the VLAN shared memory segment.

In the host /var/log/ltm, this message is observed:
err vcmpd[7839]: 01510004:3: Error updating vlan shm seg: -39

In the guest, these messages are observed:
warning chmand[8827]: 012a0004:4: VcmpShmIntf::querySeg: err code -30
warning chmand[8827]: 012a0004:4: readShmData: vCmpShmIntf: Query segment error
warning chmand[8827]: 012a0004:4: VcmpShmIntf::querySeg: err code -30

Conditions:
-- vCMPd provisioned on a BIG-IP system.
-- vCMP guests deployed.
-- More than 3259 VLANs attached to guests from host.

Impact:
Cannot use newly deployed VLAN in the guest. Running the following command does not show the attached VLANs.
$ tmsh list net vlan in the guest

Workaround:
None.


720961-1 : Upgrading in Intelligence Community AWS environment may fail

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After importing an AWS instance into the Intelligence Community (IC) AWS environment you cannot upgrade to 13.1.0.2 (or later) because their license fails to validate afterwards.

Conditions:
-- Manually imported BIG-IP image into AWS IC.
-- Upgraded to 13.1.0.2 or newer.

Impact:
The system fails to validate the license after rebooting into the new software. Licenses are inoperative after the upgrade.

Workaround:
To work around this issue, perform the following procedure:
1. Redeploy a BYOL image from the IC marketplace.
2. Move over the license.
3. Configure the system.

Fix:
This release provides improved license validation to address this situation by detecting the IC environment, but allowing prior licenses to function.


720819-2 : Certain platforms may take longer than expected to detect and recover from HSB lock-ups

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In the unlikely event of a HSB lock-up, certain BIG-IP platforms may take longer than expected to detect and recover from the condition.

For instance, it may take several minutes for an affected unit to detect the condition and initiate the predefined failsafe action.

Instead, the recovery mechanism should trigger almost instantaneously.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:

-- The BIG-IP system is an i56xx/i58xx, i76xx/i78xx, or i106xx/i108xx platform.

-- The HSB locks-up due to a different issue.

Impact:
Traffic is negatively impacted until the BIG-IP system detects and remedies the condition. This might take up to 15 minutes before remedied by a reboot, depending on other traffic being processed.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The HSB lock-up is now promptly detected and remedied.


720799-2 : Virtual Server/VIP flaps with FQDN pool members when all IP addresses change

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using FQDN pool members, if all ephemeral members are removed and replaced by a DNS query that returns an entirely new set of IP addresses (no overlap with previous DNS query results), all ephemeral pool members are removed before the new ephemeral pool members are created.

This results in a brief moment when there are no ephemeral members (that can receive traffic) in the pool.

Conditions:
A DNS query for the FQDN node in which the pool members belong, returns an entirely new set of IP addresses (no overlap with previous DNS query results).

Impact:
The brief moment during which there are no ephemeral members (that can receive traffic) in the pool can cause a Virtual Server or Virtual Address using that pool to flap.

Workaround:
It is possible to work around this issue by:
1. Adding a pool member with a statically-configured IP address.
2. Including multiple FQDN pool members in the pool, to limit the effect of the ephemeral members changing for a single FQDN pool member.

Fix:
When using FQDN pool members, ephemeral members whose IP addresses are not present in the most DNS query results are not immediately deleted from the pool.

To prevent the brief condition in which there are no ephemeral members in the pool (which can cause a Virtual Server or Virtual Address using that pool to flap), creation of new ephemeral nodes and pool members occurs immediately, but deletion of old new ephemeral nodes and pool members occurs after a delay.

The duration of the delay follows the fqdn 'down-interval' value configured for the associated FQDN template node.


720757-1 : Without proper licenses Category Lookup always fails with license error in Allow Ending

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When a per-request policy's Category Lookup agent queries Standard Categories with an expired SWG/URLF license (and has 'RST on failure' disabled), the execution always ends with the following log messages:

Error: Global concurrent url filter session limit reached

The connection is aborted.

Conditions:
Category Lookup agent set to query the urldb engine (standard categories) with either no SWG/URLF license or an expired license.

Impact:
Even if 'RST on failure' is disabled, traffic cannot reach the allow ending successfully.

Workaround:
Remove the Category Lookup with standard category lookup from the per-request policy if the licenses do not allow for its use.

Fix:
The allow ending is now reached successfully and does not error out if Category Lookup fails due to licensing errors but is set to disable 'RST on failure'.


720756-1 : SNMP platform name is unknown on i11400-DS/i11600-DS/i11800-DS

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The SNMP query for platform marketing name is 'unknown' for i11400-DS/i11600-DS/i11800-DS.

Conditions:
-- On licensed system, check OID marketing name.
-- Using i11400-DS/i11600-DS/i11800-DS platforms.

Impact:
Cannot tell the actual platform name in the SNMP query.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
SNMP platform name is now reported correctly on BIG-IP i11400-DS/i11600-DS/i11800-DS platforms.


720713-2 : TMM traffic to/from a i5800/i7800/i10800 device in vCMP host mode may fail

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a BIG-IP iSeries i5800, i7800, or i10800 device is configured as a vCMP host and at least one vCMP guest is running (or ever ran), TMM traffic to the vCMP host may fail.

Note: Management port traffic to/from the device is unaffected.

Note: TMM traffic to/from the vCMP guests running on the device is unaffected. This issue affects only the vCMP host.

The most visible symptom is that TMM on the vCMP host fails to answer ARP requests that it receives for its own Self-IP addresses.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions apply:

- BIG-IP iSeries i5800, i7800, or i10800 device in vCMP host mode.

- At least one vCMP guest is deployed or was deployed, at some point.

Impact:
Inability to communicate to/from the vCMP host via its Self-IP addresses.

Workaround:
Ensure that the host is running a compatible version of BIG-IP. For more information on supported host/guest versions, see K14088: vCMP host and compatible guest version matrix, available at https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K14088

Fix:
The vCMP host continues to handle traffic correctly once a guest is started.


720695-1 : Export then import of APM access Profile/Policy with advanced customization is failing

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
An exported policy containing advanced customization fails to import.

Conditions:
-- Export policy containing advanced customization.
-- Import the same policy.

Impact:
Import fails.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Access policy import containing advanced customization now succeeds.


720651-2 : Running Guest Changed to Provisioned Never Stops

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After changing a vCMP guest status to provisioned the guest remains running showing a status of stopping.

Conditions:
-- Guests deployed on a BIG-IP VCMP host.
-- Changing the state from deployed to provisioned.

Impact:
Guests do not stop and change status until vcmpd process is restarted.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The guest now stops when the state is changed from deployed to provisioned.


720610 : Updatecheck logs bogus 'Update Server unavailable' on every run

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The updatecheck operation erroneously logs that the Update Server is unavailable on every run, successful or not.

Conditions:
The BIG-IP system is configured to run the Automatic Update Check feature.

Impact:
Misleading messages in the log file, implying that the update server is not available.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The updatecheck operation no longer logs bogus message.


720585-1 : Signatures generated by Behavioral DOS algorithm can create false-positive signatures

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
There is probability that the generated signatures will block unknown traffic (the traffic that was not presenting before the attack) even if it's not necessary from service health perspective

Conditions:
Run attack traffic.
In parallel run unknown traffic.
It should exceed the learned baseline together with the good traffic.

Impact:
The signatures may block unknown traffic even if it's not necessary from S/H perspective

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Implement adaptive ratio threshold for covering current bad traffic samples. The ratio increases as long as the health is not good.
If the health returns to good levels (below one) the ratio is restarted to the initial value.


720461-2 : qkview prompts for password on chassis

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Qkview prompts for a password when executing getnodedates from the chassis module.

Conditions:
SSH auth keys are missing or corrupted.

Impact:
This blocks collecting qkview.

Workaround:
Edit the /user/bin/getnodedates script and add -oBatchMode=yes for the SSH command as shown in the following example:

        $date = `/usr/bin/ssh -q -oBatchMode=yes -oStrictHostKeyChecking=no $ip /bin/date`;

Fix:
The qkview is no longer blocked with a password prompt.


720460-1 : Compression traffic still goes to hardware accelerator when compression.strategy is set to softwareonly

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The sys db compression.strategy is used to control the compression-provider selection. When it is set to 'softwareonly', compression somehow still selects a hardware accelerator.

Conditions:
This always happens when compression.strategy is set to 'softwareonly'.

Impact:
Compression.strategy set to 'softwareonly' does not work, and if there is a problem in a hardware accelerator, compression will still select the hardware accelerator, even though software compression is desired.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The system now supports software compression when the sys db variable compression.strategy is set to 'softwareonly'.


720391-2 : BIG-IP i7800 Dual SSD reports wrong marketing name under 'show sys hardware'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP i7800 Dual SSD reports wrong marketing name under 'show sys hardware' and 'unknown' when OID sysObjectID is queried.

Conditions:
1. Execute 'tmsh show sys hardware'.
2. Query for OID sysObjectID using snmpwalk.

Impact:
System is reported as 'none', when it should be i7800-D. Platform with dual SSD not correctly identified using tmsh command or snmpwalk.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Added new SNMP OID for BIG-IP i7800 Dual SSD, reported as BIG-IP i7800-D, which is the correct designation.


720293-3 : HTTP2 IPv4 to IPv6 fails

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
An IPv4-formatted virtual server with an IPv6-formatted pool member cannot establish the connection to the pool member if HTTP2 is configured.

Conditions:
-- IPv4 virtual Server.
-- IPv6 pool member.
-- HTTP2 profile.

Impact:
Traffic connection does not establish; no traffic passes.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
In this release, an IPv4-formatted virtual server with an IPv6-formatted pool member works with HTTP2.


720269-2 : TACACS audit logging may append garbage characters to the end of log strings

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When using TACACS audit logging, you might see extra 'garbage' characters appended to the end of logging strings.

Conditions:
Using audit forwarding with a remote TACACS server.

Impact:
Confusing log messages. Remote TACACS logging might stop altogether after some time.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Prevented extra characters from being appended to TACACS audit logs.


720219 : HSL::log command can fail to pick new pool member if last picked member is 'checking'

Solution Article: K13109068

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
This occurs in certain configurations where the HSL::log command is using a remote high speed log (HSL) pool with failing pool members. If a pool member goes into a 'checking' state and the command attempts to send the log via that pool member, it can fail to send and all future log commands from that iRule will also fail, if that pool member is actually unavailable.

Conditions:
-- Using HSL::log command.
-- iRule with a remote high speed logging configured.

Impact:
Failure to send log messages via HSL.

Workaround:
Follow this procedure:
1. Change the 'distribution' method of the remote high speed config to something else.
2. Save the configuration.
3. Change the method back.

Fix:
This issue no longer occurs. If a 'down' pool member is picked, it will eventually be bypassed to find an 'up' pool member, if possible.


720214-1 : NTLM Authentication might fail if Strict Update in iApp is modified

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Exchange Proxy NTLM Authentication failure when iApp strict updates is disabled initially and then turned on. NTLM authentication fails with STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS.

Conditions:
The Strict Update option in the iApp is modified.

Impact:
Any service using NTLM authentication will be disrupted.

Workaround:
Restart ECA and NLAD modules to work correctly again. To do so, run the following commands:

bigstart restart nlad
bigstart restart eca

Fix:
NTLM authentication now works as expected when Strict Update in the iApp is modified.


720189-1 : VDI settings in APM Webtop have the incorrect URL for Citrix Receiver client download

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
VDI settings have HTML5 package URL instead of Citrix Receiver download link. Hyperlink directs to HTML5 package link.

Conditions:
-- Citrix VDI is configured in Replacement mode.
-- HTML5 package is configured using Citrix client bundle.
-- Citrix HTML5 client bundle is used with Connectivity profile attached to the virtual server.

Impact:
The incorrect package is downloaded to the APM Webtop user.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed the hyperlink for Citrix Receiver download in VDI settings of Webtop.


720136-1 : Upgrade may fail on mcpd when external netHSM is used

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When upgrading from 13.1 to 14.1, there might be deadlock between mcpd and mcpd. "bigstart status pkcs11d" might return
"pkcs11d down, waiting for mcpd to release running semaphore".

Conditions:
Upgrading from 13.1 to 14.1 for BIG-IP with external netHSM enabled.

Impact:
External netHSM is not functional or the whole appliance/blade is not functional.

Workaround:
Try reinstalling external netHSM.

Fix:
The fix broke the circular dependency between mcpd's validation and pkcs11d.


720110-2 : 0.0.0.0/0 NLRI not sent by BIG-IP when BGP peer resets the session.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Neither learned nor default-originate default routes (0.0.0.0/0) are sent to the BGP peer if the BGP peer has terminated the BGP session with TCP FIN, without BGP notify message.

Conditions:
1. BGP session is terminated without BGP notify (just TCP FIN).
2. Either learned (not originated in DUT) and default-originate (originated in DUT) routes are not sent.

Impact:
Default routes are not propagated in the network after the BGP peer restart.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Default routes are now always sent after the BGP session reset. Consistent behavior between BGP session reset with and without BGP notify message.


720104-1 : BIG-IP i2800/i2600 650W AC PSU has marketing name missing under 'show sys hardware'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP i2800/i2600 650W AC PSU is missing marketing name under 'show sys hardware' and displays 'unknown' when OID sysObjectID is queried.

Conditions:
-- Execute 'tmsh show sys hardware'.
-- Query for OID sysObjectID using snmpwalk.
-- Using BIG-IP i2800/i2600 platforms.

Impact:
System reports an empty marketing name when queried. Platform with 650W AC PSU not identified using tmsh command or snmpwalk.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Added new SNMP OID for BIG-IP i2800/i2600 650W AC PSU.


720045-1 : IP fragmented UDP DNS request and response packets dropped as DNS Malformed

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
AFM/DHD treats the IP fragmented UDP DNS packet (request or response) as DNS Malformed packet and drops these packets.

Conditions:
-- AFM/DHD is enabled (provisioned and licensed).
-- DNS Malformed vector is enabled at Device context (by default, it's always enabled).
-- AFM/DHD receives fragmented IP packet for UDP DNS request or response.

Impact:
AFM/DHD incorrectly treats such packets as DNS malformed and drops them.

If AFM/DHD receives any DNS request/response UDP packet that is fragmented at the IP layer, the system drops the packet, interrupting DNS service between client/servers through BIG-IP systems.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This issue is now fixed, as follows:

a) For IP fragmented UDP DNS request packet, AFM parses the first IP fragment to retrieve the L4 (UDP) header and DNS header and Question section.

  - If this information is available in the first IP fragment, AFM processes the packet for further DoS checks.
  - If this information is not available in first IP fragment, AFM drops the fragment as DNS Malformed.

b) For IP fragmented UDP DNS response packet, AFM parses the first IP fragment to retrieve the L4 (UDP) header and DNS header and Question section.

  - If this information is available in the first IP fragment, AFM processes the packet for further DOS checks.
  - If, however, this information is not available in first IP fragment, default behavior is that AFM allows such fragmented DNS response packet through. This behavior can be changed to drop incomplete IP fragmented DNS response packet by setting db variable 'Dos.dns.respfrag.allow' to 'false'.


719770-2 : tmctl -H -V and -l options without values crashed

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When the -H, -V or -l options were passed to tmctl without a following value, then tmctl crashed.

Conditions:
Use one of these options without the required value.

Impact:
Core file. No other impact.

Workaround:
Be sure to pass the required value with these options.

Fix:
The missing value is now reported as an error.


719644-2 : If auto-discovery is enabled, GTM configuration may be affected after an upgrade from 11.5.x to later versions

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When an LTM configuration has virtual server names containing period (.), a GTM configuration with auto-discovery enabled is upgraded from v11.5.x to a later version might lose consistency.

Conditions:
-- Upgrading GTM from v11.5.x to later versions (e.g., BIG-IP DNS v12.x).
-- Auto-discovery is enabled.
-- LTM configuration containing virtual server names containing the period character (.).
-- The same virtual server name is used in multiple partitions.

Impact:
The configuration after the upgrade might be affected in the following ways:
-- Missing virtual servers.
-- Deletion of some pool members.
-- Virtual servers with incorrect addresses.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
This release supports GTM upgrades from 11.x to BIG-IP DNS 12.x and later versions for cases where:
-- Auto-discovery is enabled.
-- LTM virtual server name a period character (.).
-- The same virtual server name is used in multiple partitions.


719600-2 : TCP::collect iRule with L7 policy present may result in connection reset

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If an iRule utilizing TCP::collect and HTTP_REQUEST is on a virtual server with an L7 policy, the policy engine may cause the connection to be unexpectedly reset with a 'policy execution error' reset cause, and 'Unable to resume pending policy event on connflow' will be logged to /var/log/ltm.

Conditions:
TCP::collect and HTTP_REQUEST iRule with L7 policy on virtual server.

Impact:
Connections may be unexpectedly reset and errors logged to /var/log/ltm.

Workaround:
At the start of the HTTP_REQUEST event, issue an 'after 1' command to allow the policy engine to reach a consistent state before proceeding with the remainder of the iRule.


719597 : HA between VIPRION chassis with B2250 blades might not work when running v12.1.1 and v13.1.0

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When two VIPRION chassis with B2250 blades try to form a high availability (HA) connection, with one running v12.1.1 and the other running v13.1.0, HA connections between TMMs on Active and TMMs on Standby might fail.

Conditions:
-- Two VIPRION chassis with B2250 blades.
-- One blade running v12.1.1 and the other running v13.1.0.
-- Try to configure HA connection.

Impact:
Fail to form HA connection.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than installing the same software on both blades.

Fix:
A new sys db mhdag.bitshift is added to support HA configurations using B2250 blades running v12.1.1 and v13.1.x. Set mhdag.bitshift to 5 on VIPRION chassis with B2250 blades running v13.1.x by running the following command: tmsh modify sys db mhdag.bitshift value 5

HA between VIPRION chassis running v12.1.1 and v13.1.x with B2250 blades now works as expected.


719554-2 : Linux Kernel Vulnerability: CVE-2018-8897

Solution Article: K17403481


719459-2 : Wrong add suggestions created for already existing response URLs when differentiate HTTP and HTTPS is disabled

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Policy builder suggests adding already existing URLs (as HTTPS) learned from response.

Conditions:
-- Differentiate HTTP and HTTPS URLs is disabled.
-- Learn-from response is enabled.
-- Server responses contain HTTPS links for HTTP requests instead of using protocol-relative URLs.

Impact:
This is a cosmetic issue in that incorrect suggestions are created. There is no impact to functionality.

Workaround:
Add the incorrect suggestions to the 'ignore' list.

Fix:
Policy builder no longer creates suggestions to add already existing URLs.


719396-1 : DHCP Client on BIG-IP sends host-name 'localhost' in DISCOVER packet after first boot.

Solution Article: K34339214

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
DHCP Client on the BIG-IP system sends host-name 'localhost' in DISCOVER packet after first boot.

Note: The problem goes away after the first boot.

Conditions:
-- DHCP is enabled (this is the default on BIG-IP systems).
-- Initial startup.

Impact:
This can affect the lease given out by the DHCP server in the given network if the DHCP server is configured in such a way as to dynamically update the DNS based on the host-name option in the lease.

Workaround:
-- Empty the /var/lib/dhclient/dhclient.leases file.
-- Run the following command: bigstart restart dhclient

Fix:
DHCP Client on the BIG-IP system no longer sends 'localhost' as the host-name in DISCOVER packet after first boot.


719304-2 : Inconsistent node ICMP monitor operation for IPv6 nodes

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
While running ping from different blades in a multi-blade environment, pings fail from blades that do not have the tmm that is responsible for pinging the node.

Conditions:
The blade that does not contain the owning tmm is responsible for the node monitors.

Impact:
The node will be incorrectly marked as being unavailable/down.

Workaround:
You can use the following workarounds:
-- Statically assign the NDP entries.
-- Set the route to a gateway that has a non-zero host portion in the address.


719247-2 : HTTP::path and HTTP::query iRule functions cannot be set to a blank string

Solution Article: K10845686

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The HTTP::path and HTTP::query iRule functions generate an error if called with an argument that is a blank string, resulting in connection termination.

Conditions:
In an iRule where the argument is a blank string:
  HTTP::path ""
  HTTP::query ""

Impact:
Error encountered while executing iRule "HTTP::query $blank", and the connection is terminated with an error in the logs similar to the following:
   -- err tmm[17219]: 01220001:3: TCL error: /Common/ir_1-4045405141_query <HTTP_REQUEST>

Workaround:
To set HTTP::query to blank, use the following function:
HTTP::uri [HTTP::path]

To set HTTP::path to blank, use the following function:
HTTP::uri [HTTP::query]

Fix:
HTTP::path and HTTP::query iRule functions now accept blank string arguments.


719192 : In VPE Agent VMware View Policy shows no properties

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When opened in Visual Policy Editor (VPE) VMware View, the policy shows an empty properties page instead of the expected policy options.

Conditions:
Open a policy in VPE VMware View.

Impact:
Unable to configure VMware view policy from VPE.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to configure VMware View policies.

Fix:
Properties are now displayed correctly in Visual Policy Editor (VPE) VMware View.


719186-2 : Multipart/form-data requests may generate false positive 'missing strong integrity parameter' alerts

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Multipart/form-data requests are not supported in FPS. FPS-protected pages which have the enhanced data-manipulation feature enabled, may generate a false-positive 'missing strong integrity parameter' alert for multipart/form-data requests.

Conditions:
-- FPS profile attached to a virtual server.
-- Multipart/form-data requests to a URL.
-- Enhanced data-manipulation feature enabled on a protected URL.

Impact:
False-positive 'missing strong integrity parameter' alert.

Workaround:
Use the ANTIFRAUD::disable_alert iRule command to drop the alert:

(set the static::drop_alert variable, probably matching URL name and checking that Content-Type header starts with 'multipart/form-data')

when ANTIFRAUD_ALERT {
    if {$static::drop_alert eq 1 &&
            [ANTIFRAUD::alert_type] eq "vtoken" &&
            [ANTIFRAUD::alert_component] eq "no_strong_integrity_param" } {
        ANTIFRAUD::disable_alert
        set static::drop_alert 0
    }
}

Fix:
FPS no longer sends automatic-transaction alerts for unsupported requests, so multipart/form-data requests no longer generate false positive 'missing strong integrity parameter' alerts.


719149-2 : VDI plugin might hang while processing native RDP connections

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Rarely, during processing of native RDP connections, the VDI plugin might hang, which prevents launch of VDI resources (Native RDP, Citrix, VMware View) from the APM Webtop.

Conditions:
APM Webtop is configured with native RDP resource.

Impact:
VDI resources (Native RDP, Citrix, VMware View) cannot be launched from APM Webtop.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Fixed rare VDI plugin hang caused by processing of native RDP connections.


719079-1 : Portal Access: same-origin AJAX request may fail under some conditions.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Portal Access may reject response to same-origin AJAX request if host names in request and its origin differ in case.

Conditions:
Same-origin AJAX request with a host name whose case differs from the case of the origin page's host name, for example:

Request page: https://example.com/some/file
Page with URL: https://Example.com/origin/page.html

Impact:
Web application may not work correctly.

Workaround:
Use an iRule to remove 'F5_origin' parameter from the AJAX requests, for example:

when HTTP_REQUEST {
  if { [ HTTP::path ] contains "/iNotes/Forms9.nsf/iNotes/Proxy/" and [ HTTP::query ] contains "F5_origin=" } {
    regsub {F5_origin=[0-9a-f]+&F5CH=I} [ HTTP::query ] {F5CH=I} query
    HTTP::query $query
  }
}

Fix:
Now Portal Access handles same-origin AJAX requests correctly when host name case differs from the host name of origin page.


719005-1 : Login request may arrive corrupted to the backend server after CAPTCHA or CSID mitigation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Login request arrives corrupted (specifically, some of the characters in the payload are changed).

Conditions:
-- A brute force CAPTCHA or CSID mitigation happens.
-- Specific traffic conditions.

Impact:
Login request fails.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
CAPTCHA or CSID request-handling now works as expected.


718885-3 : Under certain conditions, monitor probes may not be sent at the configured interval

Solution Article: K25348242

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When sufficient resources are configured with the same monitor interval, and the monitor timeout value is no more than two times the monitor interval, the monitored resource may be marked as unavailable (due to a timeout) then immediately changed to available.

Conditions:
Monitor interval is lower than the number of resources configured with the same monitor interval.

Impact:
Monitor probes are not consistently performed at the configured interval.

Workaround:
Set the monitor interval to a value greater than the number of resources monitored using that same interval value.

The key to this workaround is to ensure that the sum of the resources monitored at a given interval is not greater than the interval. That can be accomplished several ways depending on your configuration and requirements.

For example, if the monitoring interval is 30 seconds and there are 40 different monitors with a 30-second interval and each monitor is assigned to exactly one resource, there are at least two options:

-- Change the interval for 10 of the monitors to a different value.

-- Set the monitor interval to 40.

Note: If you change the monitor interval, make sure to also change the timeout value to follow best practices:
timeout value = (3 x interval) + 1.

Fix:
Monitoring is now consistently performed at the configured interval regardless of the number of resources with the same monitor interval.


718817-2 : Software installation on secondary blade of VIPRION or VIPRION-based vCMP guest can fail.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Software installation on secondary blade of VIPRION or VIPRION-based vCMP guest fails due to a race condition.

There are log entries in /var/log/liveinstall.log:

-- error: status 256 returned by command: F5_INSTALL_SESSION_TYPE=install tmsh -f save sys ucs /var/tmp/kRf24pKXTQ.ucs.
-- info: tar: config/.ucs_base_mac: Cannot stat: No such file or directory.
-- info: Unexpected Error: UCS saving process failed.

Conditions:
-- Installing onto secondary VIPRION blade or onto VIPRION-based vCMP guest.

Impact:
Software installation fails.

Workaround:
You can use either workaround:
-- Add 'ignore .ucs_base_mac' to the 'monitor dir /config' stanza in /etc/csyncd.conf on all blades, and then restart csyncd on all blades by running "clsh bigstart restart csyncd"

-- Retry the installation until it succeeds.


718772-2 : The generated signature creates incorrect predicate http.unknown_header (instead of http.unknown_header_exists)

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
The generated signature creates incorrect predicate http.unknown_header (instead of http.unknown_header_exists).

Conditions:
Attack with traffic with 'unknown' header, for example
'Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1'.

Impact:
In the GUI, when the signature with the predicate 'unknown_header' is edited, this predicate is empty (instead of exists / does not exist).

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
1. Change 'http.unknown_header' predicate into 'http.unknown_header_exists'.
2. Keep supporting the old format 'http.unknown_header'.


718685-1 : The measured number of pending requests is two times higher than actual one

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
The measured number of pending requests is two times higher than actual.

Conditions:
Virtual server configured with a Behavioral DoS profile.

Impact:
Server stress mechanism is more sensitive than planned. A temporary traffic spike can cause unnecessary DoS mitigation start.

Note: The admd process provides stress-based DoS detection and mitigation control. When admd is not running, there is no stress-based anomaly detection or behavioral statistics aggregation.

Workaround:
Modify the adm.health.sensitivity value.

For example, to change health sensitivity from 50 to 500, run the following command:
tmsh modify sys db adm.health.sensitivity value 500

Fix:
Fixed initial adm flow sampling, so that the measured number of pending requests now equals actual.


718655 : DNS profile measurement unit name is incorrect.

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
DNS profile statistics values are incorrect.

Conditions:
DNS profile statistics are collected and reported using the following command:
tmsh show analytics dns-profile report view-by vs-name/name measures { measures-list}

Impact:
Unexpected values are reported. Although the values are correct, the metric label is misleading. The values reported do not match individual totals, but rather the average/second over the data range, for example, when the statistics collected represent 3000 requests in 600 seconds, the system reports the following values:

/Common/test-dns | 10.00
_listener | 0.00


A more accurate label for each metric is 'average_<metric_name>', as follows:

average_per_second_/Common/test-dns | 10.00
average_per_second__listener | 0.00

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
In this release, the values for DNS profile statistics are more accurately labeled.


718525-1 : PostGreSQL errors seen on startup after removing the mcpd binary database and rebooting

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After removing the mcpd binary database and restarting, occasionally there are errors similar to the following in /var/log/ltm:

warning postgres[7663]: [3-1] ERROR: duplicate key value violates unique constraint "vlan_pkey"

(The object type may be something other than 'vlan_pkey'.)

Conditions:
This occurs when you remove the mcpd binary database and reboot the system.

Impact:
The configuration does not load until 'bigstart restart' is executed.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The 'duplicate key value' errors are no longer seen when removing the mcpd binary database and restarting.


718405-1 : RSA signature PAYLOAD_AUTH mismatch with certificates

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IPsec IKEv2 negotiation with other vendors may fail to establish tunnels when certificate authentication is configured, using either RSA signature or DSS.

The value of PAYLOAD_AUTH does not match when the BIG-IP system compares it with what the remote peer sends. The same certificate works when the BIG-IP system is the initiator, but not when another vendor is the initiator.

Conditions:
Interoperating with other vendors under IKEv2 while using certificates.

Impact:
IKEv2 tunnels fail to establish, failing the second IKE_AUTH exchange in the protocol.

Workaround:
Use pre-shared key authentication.

Fix:
BIG-IP systems now correctly build -- and verify -- AUTH payloads for RSA signatures and DSS, which should match other vendors and succeed, resulting in IKEv2 tunnels being created using certificates.

The DSS signature is no longer DER encoded, and the RSA signature now includes the 15-byte DER prefix (mandated by RFC3447, page 42) before the 20-byte SHA1 digest is signed by RSA.


718397-1 : IKEv2: racoon2 appends spurious trailing null byte to ID payloads

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IPsec clients implementing RFC5996 correctly cannot interoperate with the BIG-IP system when the peers-id-type is anything other than address, because racoon2 inside BIG-IP appends a null byte to any string-based ID type (for both peers_id and my_id). This makes the IKE_AUTH exchange fail, usually because the ID_I from the initiator cannot match the peers-id-value in config for that ike-peer, because there is a one-byte difference between the compared strings.

Conditions:
When any non-BIG-IP client initiates an IKE negotiation using any id-type that is not IPv4 or IPv6. In particular, fqdn and asn1dn for peers-id-type in local BIG-IP configurations.

Impact:
IKE negotiation fails during the second IKE_AUTH exchange of messages, preventing any tunnel from being established. Outage with a non-BIG-IP client is permanent until the config is changed to use peers-id-type=address.

Workaround:
Use peers-id-type=address to interoperate with non-BIG-IP clients for IPsec.

Fix:
Because RFC5996 forbids trailing null bytes in ID payloads, the BIG-IP software was actually not compliant with the RFC by encoding payloads this way itself. It only worked because both initiator and responder did the same thing. Now the BIG-IP software does not add the extra trailing null byte into ID payloads and local ID values, so the BIG-IP system can accept IKE_AUTH messages from non-BIG-IP clients.

Note: this fix creates an incompatibility with previous BIG-IP version when peers-id-type is any other type than address.


718210-2 : Connections using virtual targeting virtual and time-wait recycle result in a connection being improperly reused

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In very rare circumstances, connections that use virtual targeting virtual server and time-wait recycle result in a connection being improperly reused.

Conditions:
Virtual server targeting virtual server (usually occurs in an iRule) with time-wait recycle being used on the virtual server's TCP profile.

Note: This is the default value, so any virtual servers defined internally are using it.

Impact:
A connection might be reused even though it is a new one. TMM can crash and restart. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Note: This is an extremely rare issue.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This issue has been fixed.


718152 : ASM GUI request log does not load on cluster

Solution Article: K14591455

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The ASM Request Log fails to load, and it keeps reading 'Loading Requests Log...'.
'Security :: Event Logs :: Application :: Requests'.

Conditions:
-- Any cluster device (vCMP or not), even if there is a single blade in use.
-- Running BIG-IP v13.1.0.4, v13.1.0.5, v13.1.0.6, or v13.1.0.7. (Other releases are not affected.)

Impact:
Cannot view the Request Log in the GUI.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
The ASM request log can now be loaded correctly on cluster devices.


718136-2 : 32-bit F5 VPN and Endpoint Inspector apps are discontinued on Linux

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
32-bit F5 VPN and Endpoint Inspector apps are not available for new installation or update on Linux.

Conditions:
Use a browser (Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) to establish network access (VPN) for 32-bit F5 VPN and Endpoint Inspector apps.

Impact:
APM end user cannot establish network access (VPN) on 32-bit Linux using a browser. APM does not offer 32-bit F5 VPN and Endpoint Inspector apps for installations or update.

Workaround:
Use 32-bit CLI VPN client.

Fix:
Because of increased size, low usage, and industry trends, F5 has discontinued support of the desktop Linux 32-bit VPN and Endpoint Inspection apps.


718071-1 : HTTP2 with ASM policy not passing traffic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP2 traffic does not pass traffic if an ASM policy is applied.

Conditions:
-- HTTP2 virtual server.
-- ASM policy applied.

Impact:
Traffic does not pass.

Workaround:
No workaround.

Fix:
HTTP2 and ASM now work correctly together.


717909 : tmm can abort on sPVA flush if the HSB flush does not succeed

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When the BIG-IP system comes up, or when tmm/dwbld/iprepd restarts, tmm does a flush of sPVA. If the operation does not succeed, the system can wait for 10 seconds, which might cause an abort due to heartbeat failure. tmm crash

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP system comes up, or tmm/dwbld/iprepd restart.
-- HSB flush does not succeed within ~3 seconds (it is supposed to succeed within ~3 seconds unless something is wrong with the HSB).

Impact:
tmm will have to be restarted. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The system now checks asynchronously to determine whether or not the flush sPVA has succeeded.


717900-2 : TMM crash while processing APM data

Solution Article: K27044729


717896-2 : Monitor instances deleted in peer unit after sync

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
An incremental-sync from a modified-node that was set to 'user-down' causes the target-node on the target-device to have only a single monitor instance, rather than the several monitor instances that were present on the from-node.

During the incremental sync, the system issues several messages similar to the following: err mcpd[6900]: 01070712:3: Caught configuration exception (0), Invalid monitor rule instance identifier: 24913.

Conditions:
-- In high availability (HA) configurations.
-- A node is modified, and then manually set to 'user-down'.
-- That node has more than one associated monitor.
-- An incremental-sync occurs to the paired device.

Impact:
After incremental-sync, a single monitor instance exists for the node on a 'backup' unit in an HA configuration, rather than the several monitor instances that exist for that node on the 'active' unit; and that node session is 'enabled' (where the 'from-node' was 'disabled); and that node status may be 'up' (where the 'from-node' was 'user-down'), and later transition to 'down' from a monitor-fail.

Thus, after incremental-sync, the target-node may then be 'down', while the active unit in the HA configuration continues to function as expected.

Workaround:
There are several workarounds:
-- Perform a 'full-sync' (rather than an 'incremental-sync').
-- Ensure the node is 'user-up' (not 'user-down') before the incremental-sync.
-- Perform 'tmsh load sys config' on the target unit. In this case, the 'Invalid monitor rule instance identifier' messages will be seen, but the configuration will successfully load, and the target-unit will run correctly with the expected configuration.

Fix:
An incremental-sync from a modified-node that was set to 'user-down' successfully replicates the several monitor instances on that node to the target-node on the backup device in an HA configuration.


717888 : TMM may leak memory when a virtual server uses the MQTT profile.

Solution Article: K26583415


717832 : Remove unneeded files from UCS backup directories

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When using auto scale cloud formation templates, the system creates large bigip.ucs files that require additional storage space.

Conditions:
Deploy BIG-IP as part of auto scale cloud formation template (CFT).

Impact:
Large bigip.ucs file created requires additional storage space and might increase network traffic. (Size greater than 100 MB.)

Workaround:
Delete /config/cloud/* directories from the bigip.ucs file.

Fix:
This system no longer saves /config/cloud/ directories in UCS files, so the issue no longer occurs.


717785-1 : Interface-cos shows no egress stats for CoS configurations

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
No egress packet counts per CoS queue are reported on B21x0 and 5x00/7x00 platforms. The issue affects the egress packet statistics reporting per CoS queue only. The operation of the CoS feature is not affected and the egress packets statistics reporting per external interface is also not affected.

Conditions:
-- Valid 8 HW CoS feature configuration has been enabled and passing traffic.
-- BIG-IP 5x00/7x00 platforms and VIPRION 21x0 blades.
-- Running the show net interface-cos command.

Impact:
Egress packet statistics reported per CoS queue shows no counts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release supports per egress CoS queue packet count statistics reporting for BIG-IP 5x00/7x00 platforms and VIPRION 21x0 blades.


717756-2 : High CPU usage from asm_config_server

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:
Policy builder no longer puts unnecessary load on ASM configurations.


717742-5 : Oracle Java SE vulnerability CVE-2018-2783

Solution Article: K44923228


717525-1 : Behavior for classification in manual learning mode

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
- Extractions are added to parameters in manual mode.
- In manual learning mode on 'fallback to default' URL classification is not ended properly (resulting in repetitive audit log attempts to end URL classification).
- In manual learning mode on 'fallback to default', parameter staging is set to true.
- The system writes errors to pabnagd.log.

Conditions:
- Manual learning mode.
- Classification is on for either parameters or URLs.
- Any option of 'Learn Dynamic Parameters' is turned on (even if checkbox is disabled).

Impact:
- URL content types are not enforced in manual mode.
- Parameters are getting staged automatically in manual mode.
- Parameters are classified as dynamic (value type).
- Extractions are added to dynamic parameters

Workaround:
- Update the URLs manually (any update will take them out of classification).
- Manually unstage parameters with 'fallback to default'.
- Unset parameters' dynamic value type (or uncheck all parameters' dynamic classification options in 'Learning And Blocking Settings').

Fix:
- URLs end classification successfully on 'fallback to default' in manual mode.
- Parameters staging is not changed on 'fallback to default' in manual mode.
- Parameters are not classified as dynamic in manual mode.
- Extractions are not added to dynamic parameters in manual mode.
- No errors in pabnagd.log.


717346-2 : [WebSocket ] tmsh show /ltm profile WebSocket current and max numbers far larger than total

Solution Article: K13040347

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
WebSocket profile statistics for current and maximum connections are always very large, even right after restarting the system. The numbers are several orders of magnitude larger than the statistics for total connections.

Conditions:
Rarely occurring, unstable network could be one of the reasons.

Impact:
Cannot use stats for troubleshooting.

Workaround:
Reset the stats using the following command:
# tmsh reset-stats ltm profile websocket


717113-2 : It is possible to add the same GSLB Pool monitor multiple times

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
After adding a monitor in the Web GUI and updating, the monitor does not get removed from the Available list and can be added again.

Conditions:
This issue affects the GSLB Pool create and properties pages.

Impact:
The impact is only for those adding the monitor. No extra system resources are used when adding multiple identical monitors to a pool.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Once a monitor is added via the Web GUI, that monitor is now removed from the Available list.


717100-3 : FQDN pool member is not added if FQDN resolves to same IP address as another existing FQDN pool member

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
FQDN ephemeral pool members and corresponding FQDN ephemeral nodes may not be created if multiple FQDN template pool members are created rapidly, without the corresponding FQDN template nodes being created first.

The missing FQDN ephemeral pool members may be created an hour after initial operations.

Conditions:
This may occur when all of the following conditions are true:
-- Multiple FQDN template pool members are created rapidly, such as during config load or multiple FQDN template pool members created in a single tmsh cli transaction, without the corresponding FQDN template nodes being created first.
-- The FQDN names in the newly-created FQDN template nodes all resolve to the same IP address.

Impact:
One or more FQDN ephemeral pool members may not be created, which could result in a pool with no members, and any virtual servers using that pool to fail to pass traffic.

Workaround:
The following steps, alone or in combination, may help avoid this issue:

1. Avoid rapid creation of multiple FQDN template pool members (such as by creating multiple in a single tmsh CLI transaction).
2. Create the corresponding FQDN template nodes first, before creating the FQDN template pool members.

Once this issue occurs (such as, after a config load), you can recover from this condition by deleting and recreating the FQDN template pool members that have no corresponding FQDN ephemeral pool members.

In addition, creating the corresponding FQDN template nodes first, with an FQDN 'interval' value set to a shorter timeout than the default (3600 seconds) allows automatic recovery from this condition after the configured FQDN 'interval' period (instead of after the default period of one hour).

Fix:
Ephemeral pool members are now created for each pool under these conditions.


716992-2 : The ASM bd process may crash

Solution Article: K75432956


716940-2 : Traffic Learning screen graphs shows data for the last day only

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Traffic Learning screen graphs shows data for the last day only.

Conditions:
Visit Learning screen 1 hour after policy creation.

Impact:
Statistics shown are for the last day. No statistics for longer or for shorter periods of time.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Statistics are shown for the correct time interval, at most 2 weeks/policy creation date. Possible statistics intervals are as follows: 1 hour, 1 day, 2 weeks.


716922-2 : Reduction in PUSH flags when Nagle Enabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When Nagle is enabled in the TCP profile, the number of PUSH flags generated by the BIG-IP system drops substantially compared to the Nagle-disabled case, or to the Nagle-enabled case prior to v12.1.2-HF1. This matters most when there is a single outstanding unsent segment in the send buffer awaiting acknowledgment of all other data.

Conditions:
-- Nagle is enabled.
-- Running BIG-IP software versions later than v12.1.2-HF1.

Note: The problem is only impactful when the client withholds ACKs when there is no PUSH flag.

Impact:
If the client withholds ACKs, this can save handset power, but it also causes Nagle's algorithm to withhold the last bit of data, increasing latency.

Workaround:
Set Nagle to the 'Auto' setting or 'Disabled'.

Mote: To take advantage of some of the Nagle benefits, use 'Auto'.

Fix:
Revised PUSH flag setting logic to set the flag in cases where sending is Nagle-limited.


716900-2 : TMM core when using MPTCP

Solution Article: K91026261


716788-2 : TMM may crash while response modifications are being performed within DoSL7 filter

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
TMM might crash when a response is modified by the DoSL7 filter while injecting an HTML response from a backend server.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- DoS application profile is attached to a virtual server.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts, failover may occur.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to remove the DoS application profile from the virtual server.

Fix:
Response modification handler has been modified so that this issue no longer occurs.


716782-2 : AVR should add new field to the events it sends: Microtimestamp

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When AVR send events to 'offbox' devices, the time stamp it uses is in seconds resolution.

Conditions:
Viewing AVR events in external logs.

Impact:
Measurement is in seconds.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release adds a Microtimestamp field for AVR events (external log only).


716747-2 : TMM my crash while processing APM or SWG traffic

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain circumstances, TMM may crash when processing APM or SWG.

There will be a log message in /var/log/apm near the time of crash with this:

err tmm[20598]: 01490514:3: (null):Common:00000000: Access encountered error: ERR_ARG. File: ../modules/hudfilter/access/access.c, Function: access_initiate_swgt_policy_done, Line: 17000.

Conditions:
APM or SWG enabled.

Impact:
TMM crash, leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
TMM now processes APM and SWG traffic as expected.


716746 : Possible tmm restart when disabling single endpoint vector while attack is ongoing

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
tmm restarts.

Conditions:
-- AFM DoS single endpoint (sweep or flood) vector is configured.
-- The attack is ongoing.
-- The attack vector is being mitigated in hardware (HW).
-- The vector is manually disabled.

Impact:
tmm can crash and restart. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
If you do not want to mitigate, set the mitigation_threshold to infinite.

Note: Do not disable the single endpoint vectors when an attack is ongoing and the vector is being mitigated in HW.

Fix:
tmm no longer restarts when disabling single endpoint vector while an attack is ongoing.


716716-2 : Under certain circumstances, having a kernel route but no TMM route can lead to a TMM core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM cores when the system has a kernel route configured, but no matching TMM route.

Conditions:
The scenario that can lead to this state is unknown.

Impact:
TMM cores. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Either remove the kernel route, or add a matching TMM route.

Fix:
This release prevents the core that occurred when the kernel has a route that has no corresponding TMM route.


716714-1 : OCSP should be configured to avoid TMM crash.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM generates a core if OCSP is not configured in the SSL profile.

Conditions:
OCSP not configured in the SSL profile.

Impact:
TMM crashes. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than configuring OCSP in SSL profiles.

Fix:
In this release, TMM skips processing OCSP if it is not enabled.


716469 : OpenSSL 1.0.1l fails with 512 bit DSA keys

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In certain cases with FIPS enabled the box would fail to boot because of attempts to use 512 bit DSA keys.

Conditions:
During BIG-IP booting and fips is enabled.

Impact:
BIG-IP failed to boot.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Boot will no longer fail with OpenSSL and 512 bit DSA keys.


716392-1 : Support for 24 vCMP guests on a single 4450 blade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Cannot create more than 12 vCMP guests per blade.

Conditions:
-- Using vCMP.
-- VIPRION blades.

Impact:
Cannot configure more than 12 vCMP guests.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release supports 24 vCMP guests on 4450 blades. Increased vCMP density ensures that all guests can access the hardware capabilities available from the BIG-IP platforms and VIPRION blades.

Behavior Change:
This release supports 24 vCMP guests on VIPRION 4450 blades. Increased vCMP density ensures that all guests can access the hardware capabilities available from BIG-IP platforms and VIPRION blades.


716391-2 : High priority for MySQL on 2 core vCMP may lead to control plane process starvation

Solution Article: K76031538

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
vCMP guest with only 2 cores (or 2 cores per blade for multi-blade guests) may undergo control plane process starvation, which could lead to failover due to CPU starvation of sod.

Conditions:
-- A device using Intel Hyper-Threading Technology is configured with only 2 cores (or 2 cores per blade for multi-blade vCMP guests).
-- A module using MySQL is provisioned, MySQL, for example BIG-IP ASM and BIG-IP Analytics (AVR). These other modules also implicitly provision AVR: ASM, AFM, DOS, APM, PEM, and vCMP.

Impact:
Control plane processes may experience CPU starvation, including failover due to CPU starvation of sod. This is a rarely occurring issue.

Workaround:
Revert to pre-11.5.1 HF4 behavior by setting the scheduler.splitplanes.asmopt database key to false.
 
IMPORTANT: You should not revert to pre-11.5.1 HF4 behavior unless requested by F5 Support. However, if required, you can disable this new behavior and revert to pre-11.5.1-HF4 behavior. For instructions on how to do so, see K16469: Certain BIG-IP ASM control plane processes are now pinned to the highest-numbered logical CPU core :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K16469.


716318-2 : Engine/Signatures automatic update check may fail to find/download the latest update

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Engine/Signatures automatic update check may fail to find/download the latest update if the timestamp of the factory update file is later than the timestamp of the update file in downloads.f5.com.

Note: This issue is relevant only for engineering hotfixes.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- Engineering hotfix.
-- The factory update file timestamp is later than the timestamp of the update file in downloads.f5.com.

Impact:
Automatic update check will detect the wrong update file.

Workaround:
Manually check, and then download and install the update file from downloads.f5.com, if needed.

Fix:
The factory update file timestamp is now set to 0, unless there is a reason to install the factory file over the current update file in downloads.f5.com.


716213-1 : BIG-IP system issues TCP-Reset with error 'SSID error (Out of Bounds)' in traffic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When APM connects to Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), a blank page is observed. The log file /var/log/ltm exhibits a TCP reset issued by the BIG-IP system. The TCP capture informs that the issue is due to an out-of-bounds error that occurs when traffic gets parsed by the SSL Persistence Parser (SSID).

Conditions:
-- SSL persistence (SSID) is enabled for a virtual host.
-- APM connects to ADFS.

Impact:
A blank page is observed due to the TCP reset.

Workaround:
No workaround is available.

Fix:
The SSL persistence parser now validates the handshake message data-bytes are available prior to fetching them, so the bounds error does not get raised.


716166-4 : Dynamic routing not added when conflicting self IPs exist

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Missing dynamic route in dynamic routing daemon as shown via 'show ip route'.

Conditions:
When a self IP host address is the same as the network address of the dynamic route being propagated. For example: self IP 10.10.10.0/31 versus dynamic route 10.10.10.0/24; or 10.10.0.0/24 versus dynamic route 10.10.0.0/16.

Impact:
Propagation of the dynamic route to the kernel, TMM.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not creating self IPs on the network address of a prefix.


715923-1 : When processing TLS traffic TMM may terminate connections unexpectedly

Solution Article: K43625118


715883 : tmm crash due to invalid cookie attribute

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
tmm crash due to invalid request-side cookie attribute.

Conditions:
While processing an HTTP request, an iRule tries to add a cookie attribute to a cookie that is only valid in an HTTP response (for instance, an 'expires' attribute).

Impact:
TMM cored. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


715820-1 : vCMP in HA configuration with VIPRION chassis might cause unstable data plane

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When multiple vCMP guests are deployed in a high availability (HA) with VIPRION chassis, the data plane cluster might become unstable. When this issue occurs, the system posts repeated log messages in /var/log/ltm similar to the following:

-- CDP: exceeded 1/2 timeout for PG 3

Conditions:
-- Multiple vCMP guests are deployed.
-- HA configured.
-- Using VIPRION chassis.

Impact:
Unstable data plane might cause traffic disruption/packet drops.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This issue no longer occurs.


715785-2 : Incorrect encryption error for monitors during sync or upgrade

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The system logs an error message similar to the following in /var/log/ltm:

err mcpd[6823]: 01071768:3: Encryption of the field (password) for object (<monitor name>) failed.

This may cause a configuration sync to fail, or an upgrade to fail.

Conditions:
The exact conditions are unknown, however it may occur under these circumstances:

-- Performing a config sync operation.
-- Performing an upgrade.

Impact:
Inability to sync peer devices, or an inability to upgrade.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
This error is no longer triggered erroneously.


715756-2 : Clusterd may not trigger primary election when primary blade has critical filesystems mounted read-only

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When filesystems critical to TMOS functional operation are mounted read-only, clusterd on that blade should trigger a primary election if it was primary. Either way, the cluster should be informed of this critical error state.

Conditions:
A critical filesystem (e.g., '/', '/var', '/var/run', '/config', '/shared') has been mounted read-only.

Impact:
The blade with read-only filesystems and degraded functionality might stay primary and claim to be passing traffic.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to avoid mounting filesystems read-only on a BIG-IP system.

Fix:
The blade with read-only filesystems and degraded functionality now yields primaryship to a more healthy cluster member.


715750-2 : The BIG-IP system may exhibit undesirable behaviors when receiving a FIN midstream an SSL connection.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Upon receiving a FIN midstream in an SSL connection, the BIG-IP system will immediately proxy the FIN to the remote host on the peer side. At this point, depending on the specific configuration of the remote host on the peer side, the BIG-IP system may exhibit behaviors that may be deemed undesirable.

For instance, if the remote host on the peer side acknowledges the FIN but ignores it and keeps sending data to the BIG-IP system, the BIG-IP system will drop all ingress data (i.e., not proxy it) while keeping the side that transmitted the original FIN open indefinitely.

Once the remote host on the peer side completes transmitting data and sends a FIN of its own, the BIG-IP system will finally release the side that sent the original FIN by allowing it to close.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when the following conditions are met:

-- A standard virtual server with the clientssl and serverssl profiles in use.

-- As part of a connection handled by the virtual server, one side sends a FIN midstream to the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
There is no real impact to the BIG-IP system because of this issue. However, both the client and the server can be negatively impacted by this issue.

For example, if the original FIN was received by the BIG-IP system on the clientside:

-- The client connection is not allowed to close for potentially a very long time. During this time, the client does not receive anything other than Keep-Alive packets from the BIG-IP system. This can delay or adversely impact applications on the client.

-- The server continues to send data to the BIG-IP system unnecessarily. After accounting for the fact this could be a lot of data and many connections could be in this state, the server and/or its surrounding network could become impacted/congested. At a minimum, this might cause a waste of resources.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
SSL shutdown behavior is controlled with profile option 'Alert Timeout', which specifies the duration in time for the system to try to close an SSL connection before resetting the connection. The default is 'Indefinite'.

Behavior Change:
SSL shutdown behavior is controlled with profile option 'Alert Timeout', which specifies the duration in time for the system to try to close an SSL connection before resetting the connection. The default is 'Indefinite'.


715747 : TMM may restart when running traffic through custom SSLO deployments.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM restarts with a SIGSEGV signal and dumps core.

Conditions:
This issue is known to happen when passing traffic through some custom SSLO deployments (e.g., iRule-based configurations).

Impact:
TMM restarts. If the system is in a high availability configuration, a failover occurs. Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
TMM no longer restarts.


715467-2 : Ephemeral pool member and node are not updated on 'A' record changes if pool member port is ANY

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If the 'A' record for an FQDN node is removed or replaced on the DNS server, then the BIG-IP system does not remove the old ephemeral pool member or create the new pool member and node.

Conditions:
-- FQDN nodes.
-- Pool members with a service port of ANY.

Impact:
Ephemeral pool member and nodes are not removed or updated when the DNS 'A' record is removed or changed.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Upon a DNS 'A' record being removed or changed, the ephemeral pool members and nodes based on the old value are removed or changed.


715448-2 : Providing LB::status with a GTM Pool name in a variable caused validation issues

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When utilizing an LB::status iRule where the GTM Pool name was provided in a variable, instead of directly written into the command, the system posts the following error message: Can't read 'monkey': no such variable.

Conditions:
LB::status pool a <Variable containing string>.

Impact:
Unable to use LB::status iRule.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Can now use LB::status iRule command to display the status of a GTM Pool when the name of the pool is provided in a variable.


715250-1 : TMM crash when RPC resumes TCL event ACCESS_SESSION_CLOSED

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM generates a core and restarts when RPC resumes iRule event ACCESS_SESSION_CLOSED.

Conditions:
Plugin RPC call has iRule event ACCESS_SESSION_CLOSED configured.

Impact:
System instability, failover, traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


715207-3 : coapi errors while modifying per-request policy in VPE

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
System reports errors about coapi in /var/log/ltm when modifying a per-request policy in the Visual Policy Editor (VPE).

err coapi: PHP: requested conversion of uninitialized member.

Conditions:
-- The per-request policy being modified is attached to the virtual server.
-- Using VPE.

Impact:
The impact can vary by version.
-- In some versions it represents a stray error log.
-- In other versions the 'Accepted Languages' in the Logon Page agent does not have the full list.
-- In other versions, there are server 500 errors when modifying agents.

Workaround:
To work around this issue, perform the following procedure: 1. Remove the per-request policy from the virtual server.
2. Modify the policy.
3. Add the policy back to the virtual server.

Fix:
Now per-request access policies can be simultaneously used and edited without causing spurious 'coapi' log errors.


715153-1 : AVR can generate many files in /var/avr/loader folder, which might cause disk-usage problem

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
-- The folder /var/avr/loader contains many files (e.g., more than 1500 files).
-- monpd is not running.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- Avrd is running.
-- monpd is down.

Impact:
AVR writes many files to /var/avr/loader. Depending on disk usage, this might cause disk-usage problems.

Workaround:
There are two possible workarounds:
-- Restart monpd. When monpd starts up, it deletes the files under /var/avr/loader.
-- Delete all files under /var/avr/loader.

Fix:
There is now a limit for the /var/avr/loader folder, so that it can contain no more than 1100 files. This prevents disk-usage problems.


715128-1 : Simple mode Signature edit does not escape semicolon

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When creating a user-defined ASM Signature in Simple mode, semicolon followed by space cannot be used in a keyword.

Conditions:
-- Using a user-defined ASM Signature in Simple mode.
-- There is a semicolon followed by a space in a keyword.

Impact:
The signature cannot be created.

Workaround:
The signature can be created in Advanced Mode by escaping semicolon as "|3B|".


715110 : AVR should report 'resolutions' in module GtmWideip

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR does not report 'resolutions' in GtmWideip module.

Conditions:
One of the following modules is provisioned: AVR, AFM, or DNS/GTM.

Impact:
There are no statistics reported on 'resolutions' in GtmWideip module.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
AVR now reports 'resolutions' in GtmWideip module.


714974-2 : Platform-migrate of UCS containing QinQ fails on VE

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If you are doing platform-migrate from a hardware device to a Virtual Edition (VE) guest, and the UCS that came from the hardware device has a QinQ VLAN configuration, then the upgrade will fail.

Conditions:
-- VLAN with a QinQ configuration exists on the hardware configuration.
-- UCS file is saved on the hardware device.
-- UCS is copied to a VE guest.
-- Attempt to load the configuration using the following command: load sys ucs <UCS filename> no-license platform-migrate.

Impact:
The UCS load will fail and generate an error:

01071bd8:3: The tag-mode for requested member <VLAN name> has to be 'none' on platforms that do not support QinQ. Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The configuration now loads successfully, disables QinQ on the associated VLAN, and warns that this action was automatically taken.


714961-1 : antserver creates large temporary file in /tmp directory

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
SWG Analytics (running through the antserver daemon) creates a large temporary file in the /tmp directory due to a lack of write permissions on the appropriate directory.

Conditions:
-- SWG provisioned.
-- Viewing SWG Analytics.

Impact:
/tmp is temporarily populated with a large file that might fill up the directory if it is already close to capacity.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
System now writes to /shared/tmp/ant_server so that it no longer writes to /tmp, so the issue no longer occurs.


714903-2 : Errors in chmand

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
VIPRION cluster does not form; only primary blade stays online. Chassis manager chmand generated a core file. System logs the following error in ltm log: err clusterd[11162]: 013a0004:3: Error adding cluster mgmt addr, HAL error 7.

Conditions:
-- Restoring UCS.
-- Chassis starting up.
-- System in stressed condition, where there is very little or no memory available.

Impact:
Cluster does not form.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
These errors in chmand are fixed.


714879-3 : APM CRLDP Auth passes all certs

Solution Article: K34652116


714749-2 : cURL Vulnerability: CVE-2018-1000120

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
It was found that libcurl did not safely parse FTP URLs when using the CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD method. An attacker, able to provide a specially crafted FTP URL to an application using libcurl, could write a NULL byte at an arbitrary location, resulting in a crash, or an unspecified behavior.

Conditions:
BIG-IP systems are not affected by this vulnerability.

Impact:
None.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Patched CVE-2018-1000120


714716-2 : Apmd logs password for acp messages when in debug mode

Solution Article: K10248311

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Apmd logs password when executing policy via iRule.

Conditions:
-- APM is licensed and provisioned
-- Executing policy via iRule using iRule command 'ACCESS::policy evaluate'.
-- Clear text password is supplied for authentication
-- Debug mode active

Impact:
Apmd logs clear text password

Fix:
Apmd now no longer logs password in debug mode when evaluating policy via iRule.


714700-2 : SSO for native RDP resources is not compatible with the 'Force Updated Clients' setting of 'Encryption Oracle Remediation' Group Policy

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
To address a vulnerability in their CredSSP implementation Microsoft released set of updates for all versions of Windows (https://aka.ms/credssp). Although the APM implementation is not affected by this vulnerability, the Microsoft Windows Server fix introduces compatibility issues. The update adds new Group Policy 'Encryption Oracle Remediation', which, if set to 'Force Updated Clients' on the server might break SSO for APM's native RDP resources.

Conditions:
-- RDP server has https://aka.ms/credssp update installed.
-- 'Encryption Oracle Remediation' Group Policy on the RDP server is set to 'Force Updated Clients'.

Impact:
SSO for native RDP resources does not work.

Workaround:
Set 'Encryption Oracle Remediation' Group Policy on the RDP server to 'Mitigated'.

Fix:
SSO for native RDP resources is now compatible with the 'Force Updated Clients' setting of 'Encryption Oracle Remediation' Group Policy.


714654-2 : Creating static route for advertised dynamic route might result in dropping the tmrouted connection to TMM

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
While creating a static route, tmrouted disconnects with error: existing entry is not a dynamic.

Conditions:
Creating a static route for a network that already has an advertised dynamic route.

Impact:
TMM's connection to tmrouted goes down, which results in loss of the dynamic route for TMM.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not creating a static route for routes received through dynamic routing.

Fix:
Creating static routes for advertised dynamic route no longer causes the tmrouted-to-TMM connection to drop.


714626-2 : When licensing through a proxy, setting the db variables for proxy.host, proxy.port, etc., has no effect.

Solution Article: K30491022

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When the BIG-IP system is behind a proxy server, the licensing process does not work, despite having set the db variables for proxy.host, proxy.port, proxy.protocol, etc.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IP system is behind a proxy server that gates internet access.
-- Attempting to license (or revoke the license of) the BIG-IP system is not possible using GUI or tmsh since communications with the license server will fail.

Impact:
Cannot license, reactivate license, or revoke the license of the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
Instead of using GUI or tmsh, run the following command, substituting your proxy specification for <proxy> and your license registration key for <reg-key>:

/usr/local/bin/SOAPLicenseClient --proxy <proxy> --basekey <reg-key> --certupdatecheck

Fix:
Licensing/revoke licensing works as expected by simply setting the tmsh sys db variables proxy.host, proxy.port, etc.


714559-2 : Removal of HTTP hash persistence cookie when a pool member goes down.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When HTTP cookie hash persistence is configured the cookie is removed when a pool member goes down. This is incorrect if pool members are using session replication.

Conditions:
- Cookie hash persistence is configured.
- A pool member that the persistence record points to goes down.
- Pool members are using session replication.

Impact:
Connected clients must establish a new session.

Workaround:
To configure HTTP cookie hash persistence, use an iRule similar to the following:

when CLIENT_ACCEPTED {
    persist cookie hash JSESSIONID
}

Fix:
HTTP hash persistence cookie is no longer removed when a pool member goes down.

If you need to remove the cookie, use an iRule similar to the following:

when PERSIST_DOWN {
    HTTP::cookie remove JSESSIONID
}


714384-3 : DHCP traffic may not be forwarded when BWC is configured

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP traffic may not be forwarded when BWC is configured on the system.

Conditions:
-- DHCP virtual server configured.
-- BWC policy configured and attached to the route-domain.

Impact:
DHCP traffic may not be forwarded.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to remove the BWC policy.

Fix:
DHCP traffic is now forwarded when BWC is configured,


714369 : ADM may fail when processing HTTP traffic

Solution Article: K62201098


714350 : BADOS mitigation may fail

Solution Article: K62201098


714334-1 : admd stops responding and generates a core while under stress.

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
admd stops responding and generates a core while under stress.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IP system is under stress.
-- CPU starvation is occurring.

Impact:
admd core and restart.

Note: The admd process provides stress-based DoS detection and mitigation control. When admd is not running, there is no stress-based anomaly detection or behavioral statistics aggregation.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This issue no longer occurs.


714303-1 : X520 virtual functions do not support MAC masquerading

Solution Article: K25057050

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
MAC masquerading is not supported when using X520 virtual functions via SR-IOV in Virtual Edition (VE). This is due to a lack of functionality in the underlying hardware.

Conditions:
-- Use SR-IOV virtual functions as interfaces within VE.
-- Configure MAC masquerading with a shared MAC that should follow the active system after traffic group failovers.

Impact:
MAC masquerading will not function in this environment.

Workaround:
To make Mac Masquerade work with Intel X520 Network Interface Card:

-- Virtual functions must have MAC addresses before deploying the BIG-IP system

-- Trust mode must be set on the host.

-- The DB variable, tm.macmasqaddr_per_vlan must be set to true if virtual functions belong to the same PF.

-- The driver version must match the following:
  + driver: ixgbe
  + version: 5.1.0-k-rh7.5
  + firmware-version: 0x80000656

Fix:
MAC masquerading is now supported when using X520 virtual functions via SR-IOV in Virtual Edition (VE).


713951-5 : tmm core files produced by nitrox_diag may be missing data

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the nitrox_diag utility generates a tmm core file, that file might include data for only one tmm thread instead of all tmm threads.

Conditions:
-- Running the nitrox_diag utility.
-- Using devices with the Cavium Nitrox crypto card.
-- The nitrox_diag utility generates a tmm core file.

Impact:
The resulting core file might include data for only one tmm thread instead of all tmm threads, making it more difficult for F5 to diagnose reported problems with the Cavium Nitrox crypto card. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
When the nitrox_diag utility generates a tmm core file, that file now includes data for all tmm threads instead of only one.


713947-1 : stpd repeatedly logs "hal sendMessage failed"

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On non-primary clustered blades in a BIG-IP chassis environment, stpd may repeatedly log "hal sendMessage failed"

Conditions:
Two or more blades clustered in a chassis with STP enabled on one or more ports.

Impact:
All BIG-IP blades

Workaround:
No workaround except to ignore log messages - they are spurious and have no ill effect on the system besides log spam.


713934-2 : Using iRule 'DNS::question name' to shorten the name in DNS_REQUEST may result malformed TC response

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Received malformed Truncated DNS response.

Conditions:
-- Using iRule 'DNS::question name' to shorten the name.
-- DNS response is longer than 4096 UDP limit.

Impact:
DNS request might not be resolved correctly.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
In this release, when DNS::query name changes the query name, the software ensures that the request is updated with proper lengths.


713932-1 : Commands are replicated to PostgreSQL even when not in use.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In MCP, PostgreSQL is used only by AFM. Even when AFM is not provisioned, however, commands are being replicated to PostgreSQL.

Conditions:
AFM is not provisioned.

Impact:
Unnecessary CPU cycles spent by MCP replicating commands to PostgreSQL.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Prevented replication of commands to PostgreSQL when it is not in use.


713820-1 : Pass in IP address to urldb categorization engine

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Category lookup results might be inaccurate. In some cases, the system returns 'uncategorized' when the reference (Forcepoint) returns a specific category.

Conditions:
Category Lookup agent is in per-request policy using the categorization engine to lookup up a website's classification.

Impact:
Actions leveraging categorization results are applied incorrectly.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release can now pass in more information to the urldb categorization engine, which supports finer-grained categorization.


713813-2 : Node monitor instances not showing up in GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Navigating to Local Traffic :: Monitors :: <some_monitor> should show a list of nodes with some_monitor assigned to them. GUI does not list related nodes under Instances tab.

Conditions:
-- At Local Traffic :: Monitors :: <some_monitor>.
-- Under the Instances tab.

Impact:
No instances listed. Cannot use the GUI to determine which nodes are associated with a monitor.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to list nodes associated with a monitor.

Fix:
The GUI now lists all associated nodes under Local Traffic :: Monitors :: <some_monitor> :: Instances tab.


713690-3 : IPv6 cache route metrics are locked

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain circumstances IPv6 route metrics are locked for the lifetime of a route metrics cache entry.

Conditions:
Under certain circumstances IPv6 route metrics cache entries are created locked.

Impact:
IPV6 route metrics are locked for the lifetime of a route metrics cache entry. When receiving subsequent icmpv6 packet to big messages with a larger MTU, the value does not get updated.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
IPv6 route metrics are not locked anymore.


713655-2 : RouteDomainSelectionAgent might fail under heavy control plane traffic/activities

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If per-session access policy requests route domain selection during policy evaluation, the agent might hang and fail to retrieve route domain information. APMD might restart and produce a core file.

Conditions:
-- Policy sync operation.
-- System receives a query for route domain information.
-- There is a heavy load of control plane traffic to process.

Impact:
Poor performance and/or APMD restarts with a core file, causing brief disruption of the authentication service.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Route domain selection operations no longer fail under heavy control-plane traffic/activities.


713612-1 : tmm might restart if the HTTP passthrough on pipeline option is used

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The TMM may crash if the HTTP profile's 'passthrough_pipeline' field is set to 'passthrough'.

Conditions:
-- HTTP profile is configured as a transparent proxy.
-- HTTP profile has the 'passthrough_pipeline' field is set to 'passthrough'.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
tmm no longer crashes when HTTP switches to passthrough mode in some cases.


713533-2 : list self-ip with queries does not work

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
"list net self" command always returns all Self IPs, regardless of the regex patterns.

Conditions:
list net self always returns all Self IPs

Impact:
You are unable to filter the Self IP list using a regex pattern.

Fix:
You can now use pattern matching to list Self IPs


713491-2 : IKEv1 logging shows spi of deleted SA with opposite endianess

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Sometimes the IKEv1 racoon daemon logs a 32-bit child-SA spi with octets in backwards order (reversing the endianness).

Conditions:
When an SA is deleted.

Impact:
Logging typically shows a network byte order spi in the wrong order. Cosmetic interference with logging interpretation.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The spi values are shown in the correct endianness now.


713390-1 : ASM Signature Update cannot be performed on hourly billing cloud instance

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM Signature Update cannot be performed on hourly billing cloud (AWS) instance. Licenses on these devices cannot be updated and have a fixed Service Check Date (SCD), which must be more recent to allow ASM Signature Update.

Conditions:
Attempt to perform ASM Signature Update on hourly billing cloud (AWS) instance.

Impact:
Performing ASM Signature Update fails.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
ASM Signature Update can now be performed on hourly billing cloud instance.


713380 : Multiple B4450 blades in the same chassis run into inconsistent DAG state

Solution Article: K23331143

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Multiple B4450 blades in the same chassis can run into inconsistent DAGv2 state.

Conditions:
More than one B4450 blade in the same chassis.

Impact:
Inconsistent DAG state can cause traffic disruption.

Workaround:
Restart tmm on one blade in the chassis and force the blades to reform the cluster in data plane.

Fix:
Multiple B4450 blades in the same chassis no longer experiences an inconsistent DAG state.


713282-1 : Remote logger violation_details field does not appear when virtual server has more than one remote logger

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Remote logger violation_details field appears empty.

Conditions:
-- More than one remote logger is attached to the virtual server.
-- A violation occurs.
-- Viewing the associated log.

Impact:
Violation_details field appears empty in logs.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Remote logger violation_details field is now populated as expected when the virtual server has more than one remote logger.


713273 : BIG-IP sys db variable avr.stats.internal.maxentitiespertable resets back to default value on services restart

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
After a BIG-IP system reset, a modified setting for the BIG-IP sys db variable avr.stats.internal.maxentitiespertable returns to the default value.

Conditions:
1. avr.stats.internal.maxentitiespertable value is modified from the default.
2. The BIG-IP system restarts.

Impact:
avr.stats.internal.maxentitiespertable returns to its default value.

Workaround:
After BIG-IP system reset, specify the value of avr.stats.internal.maxentitiespertable again.

Fix:
A modified avr.stats.internal.maxentitiespertable value no longer returns to the default value after BIG-IP system restart.


713156-1 : AGC cannot do redeploy in Exchange and ADFS use cases

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
In AGC exchanges or Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) configurations, the system creates an SSL HTML form and SSO HTML form control object. Because of the limitation of ICRD, the system cannot directly delete SSO HTML form control objects.

Conditions:
-- Redeploy occurs in an AGC exchange ADFS configuration.
-- Modifying existing configurations.

Impact:
Redeploy fails, configuration remain unmodified.

Workaround:
Do a undeploy, followed by a deploy.

Fix:
Redeploy now succeeds when using AGC with Exchange and ADFS use cases.


713111-1 : When ASM and APM are configured on the same virtual server, ASM might report some errors in its logging.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When APM (SSO feature) and ASM are configured on the same virtual server, WebSSO recreates requests on 401 responses. Such requests have the same support ID, so ASM logs errors.

Conditions:
APM (WebSSO) and ASM are configured on same virtual server.

Impact:
ASM might potentially block such requests, so APM SSO functionality may not work.

Workaround:
There is no workaround except to not configure APM (WebSSO) and ASM on same virtual server.

Fix:
This issue has been fixed.


713066-1 : Connection failure during DNS lookup to disabled nameserver can crash TMM

Solution Article: K10620131

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMM restart as a result of a DNS lookup to disabled nameserver.

Conditions:
DNS lookup that tries to connect to a nameserver that is not reachable for some reason.

This could be an explicit 'RESOLV::lookup' command in iRule, or it could be DNS lookups internally triggered by APM or HTTP.

Impact:
TMM restarts. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Verify connectivity to nameserver.

As an alternative, refrain from using RESOLV::lookup in iRules.

Fix:
This issue is now fixed.


713051 : PB generates a suggestion to add a disallowed filtetype with empty name.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Policy Builder (PB) generates a suggestion to add a disallowed filtetype with empty name.

When trying to accept suggestion, you get a message 'action failed'.

Conditions:
This is a timing-related issue that occurs when trying to accept an incorrectly presented suggestion.

Impact:
An incorrect suggestion is issued that cannot be accepted. There is no specific impact on functionality.

Workaround:
Delete the suggestion, or mark it as ignored so it does not reappear.

Fix:
PB no longer issues the incorrect suggestion.


712924-1 : In VPE SecurID servers list are not being displayed in SecurID authentication dialogue

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
In VPE SecurID servers list are not being displayed in SecurID authentication dialogue. List is displaying only None.

Conditions:
Always when adding SecureID authentication action.

Impact:
Inability to (re)configure SecureId via VPE.

Workaround:
Manually modify RSA AAA server in SecurID Auth Agent via tmsh:

tmsh modify apm policy agent aaa-securid <aaa agent> server <securid server name>


712919-1 : Removing an iRule from a Virtual Server may prevent executing other iRules on the same Virtual Server.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When an iRule is removed from a Virtual Server, especially one with explicitly specified high priority (with "priority" keyword), other iRules on the same Virtual Server may become "invisible" i.e. they are present but some of them are no longer executed. It may affect all the events or only certain types of them. Under certain conditions the defect may even disappear upon removing another iRule, particularly if it has low priority and handles the same event as the one which introduced the problem.

Conditions:
Removing an iRule from a Virtual Server.

Impact:
Some or all iRules on given Virtual Servers stop being executed.

Workaround:
Restart or reload the configuration. If removing iRules needs to be performed in run-time and it triggers the problem, it can be prevented by having any iRule (even an empty one) for the same event, as the iRule which is going to be removed, but with higher priority e.g. with attribute "priority 1".

Fix:
Corrected scanning of iRules stored behind the one which is being deleted.


712876-2 : CVE-2017-8824: Kernel Vulnerability

Solution Article: K15526101


712819-2 : 'HTTP::hsts preload' iRule command cannot be used

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Using the 'HTTP::hsts preload' iRule command in the GUI, you might see error message similar to the following:
01070151:3: Rule [/Common/test] error: /Common/test:3: error: ["invalid argument preload; expected syntax spec: "][HTTP::hsts preload enable].

The message is incorrect: the command has the correct format. However, the system does not run it.

Conditions:
Using the 'HTTP::hsts preload' iRule command in the GUI.

Impact:
The command does not run. Cannot use the 'HTTP::hsts preload' iRule command in the GUI.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
'HTTP::hsts preload' iRule command now works as expected.


712738-1 : fpdd may core dump when the system is going down

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
fpdd may core dump when the system is going down. This is because the LED manager in the daemon cannot use the hal library to talk to other daemons.

Conditions:
The problem happens when the system is going down.

Impact:
This is a rarely occurring issue. When it happens, fpdd creates a core file. The LEDs may not reflect the status right before the shutdown. But the LEDs are reinitialized after the bootup.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
fpdd no longer core dumps when the system is going down.


712710 : TMM may halt and restart when threshold mode is set to stress-based mitigation

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When auto-DoS vector's threshold mode is set to stress-based mitigation, but the vector is in disabled state, TMM may halt and restart.

Conditions:
-- Threshold mode is set to stress-based mitigation.
-- Vector is disabled.

Impact:
TMM restarts. Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not setting threshold mode to stress-based mitigation if the vector is disabled.

Fix:
TMM no longer restarts when threshold mode is set to stress-based mitigation and the vector is in disabled state.


712664-2 : IPv6 NS dropped for hosts on transparent vlangroup with address equal to ARP disabled virtual-address

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
As a result of a known issue IPv6 NS may be dropped if corresponds for host on remote VLAN of transparent vlangroup and matches a Virtual address with disabled ARP setting

Conditions:
- transparent vlan-group
 - Virtual Address with ARP disabled
 - Virtual Address corresponds to remote IPv6 host address

Impact:
NS for the host is dropped.
Traffic will not reach the remote host as resolution does not complete.

Workaround:
Do not use overlapping Virtual-addresses with ARP disabled, or enable ARP.

Fix:
IPv6 NS is no longer dropped for hosts on transparent vlangroup with address equal to ARP disabled virtual-address.


712637-2 : Host header persistence not implemented

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Online documentation describes a persistence mechanism which uses the HTTP Host: header. However, this mechanism is not implemented, and attempts to use it generates an error.

Conditions:
Online help for ltm persistence says that Host persistence can be enabled via iRule, but attempting to do so generates an error 'invalid argument host'.

Impact:
Although this does not impact any existing functionality, the documented function is not available.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
LTM Host: header persistence is implemented.


712475-3 : DNS zones without servers will prevent DNS Express reading zone data

Solution Article: K56479945

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DNS Express does not return dig requests.

Conditions:
DNS Express is configured a zone without a server.

Impact:
DNS Express does not return dig requests.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:
-- Remove the zone without the server.
-- Configure a server for the zone.

Fix:
DNS zones without servers no longer prevent DNS Express reading zone data.


712437-3 : Records containing hyphens (-) will prevent child zone from loading correctly

Solution Article: K20355559

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The dig command returns no record with SOA from the parent zone even though dnsxdump shows that the record exists.

Conditions:
-- Parent zone has a record containing - (a hyphen) and the preceding characters match the child zone. For example,
 myzone.com -- parent
 foo.myzone.com -- child
 
-- In myzone.com, you have a record of the following form:
foo-record.myzone.com

Impact:
DNS can not resolve records correctly.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
DNS now handles the case in which the parent zone has a record containing - (a hyphen) and the preceding characters match the child zone.


712429 : Serverside packets excluded from DoS stats

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP systems configured with L4 DoS Protection might not provide sufficiently granular DDoS detection and mitigation to ensure that legitimate traffic is not impacted.

Conditions:
Configured for DDoS detection and mitigation.

Impact:
Legitimate traffic might be impacted.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The following DoS vectors no longer count serverside packets.

-- Single-Endpoint Flood
-- Global-Device level aggregate vectors
-- Bad-actor/attacked-dst for all vectors

Additionally, hardware-accelerated, device-level (global) aggregate DoS vectors are now programmed dynamically when traffic is detected, rather than at configuration time.

These behavior changes provide greater granularity in DDoS detection and mitigation to ensure that legitimate traffic is not impacted.

Behavior Change:
The following DoS vectors no longer count serverside packets.

-- Single-Endpoint Flood
-- Global-Device level aggregate vectors
-- Bad-actor/attacked-dst for all vectors

Additionally, hardware-accelerated, device-level (global) aggregate DoS vectors are now programmed dynamically when traffic is detected, rather than at configuration time.

These behavior changes provide greater granularity in DDoS detection and mitigation to ensure that legitimate traffic is not impacted.


712401-1 : Enhanced administrator lock/unlock for Common Criteria compliance

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The Network Device and Firewall collaborative Protection Profiles v2.0 require certain behavior for locking and unlocking administrative-user accounts on the BIG-IP system. BIG-IP software needs to be enhanced for compliance with those requirements.

Conditions:
The ccmode script must be run to activate these enhancements. Also, see the Common Criteria Guidance document (published when the certificate is obtained) for more details.

Impact:
Without these enhancements activated, the BIG-IP system is not compliant with Common Criteria requirements.

Workaround:
Risk acceptance for Common Criteria non-compliance.

Fix:
To meet Common Criteria requirements, the BIG-IP system is enhanced in two areas:

1. The primary administrative user account (generally 'admin') can be locked out, as any other administrative-user account can be. However, it is never locked out when signing in from the serial console.

2. Locked out administrative-users are unlocked only after an administrator-specified time period has passed. The default is 10 minutes, and is set in the ccmode script.


712362-3 : ASM stalls WebSocket frames after legitimate websockets handshake with 101 status code, but without 'Switching Protocols' reason phrase

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When the WebSocket HTTP handshake response comes without 'Switching Protocols' reason phrase at the first line, the ASM does not follow up WebSocket frames on the WebSocket's connection.

The system posts the following messages in /ts/log/bd.log:
-- IO_PLUGIN|ERR |Mar 28 09:16:15.121|30539|websocket.c:0269|101 Switching Protocols HTTP status arrived, but the websocket hanshake failed.
-- IO_PLUGIN|ERR |Mar 28 09:16:15.121|30539|websocket.c:0270|Possible reasons are websocket profile isn't assigned on a virtual server or handshake is illegal.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- ASM policy and WebSocket profile attached to a virtual server.
-- WebSocket backend server sends 101 response without the 'Switching Protocols' phrase.

Impact:
WebSocket frames stalls.

Workaround:
#1 Change the backend server:
Change WebSocket backend server to return 101 response to include the 'Switching Protocols' reason phrase:

HTTP/1.1 101 Switching Protocols


#2 Use an irRule:
when SERVER_CONNECTED {
    TCP::collect 15
}
when SERVER_DATA {
    if { [TCP::payload 15] contains "HTTP/1.1 101 \r\n" } {
        TCP::payload replace 0 12 "HTTP/1.1 101 Switching Protocols"
    }
}

Fix:
This release correctly handles 101 responses even without the 'Switching Protocols' reason phrase.


712266-1 : Decompression of large buffer might fail with comp_code=11 with Nitrox 3 hardware

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Messages like the following may show up in /var/log/ltm:

-- crit tmm5[28908]: 01010025:2: Device error: n3-compress0 Zip engine ctx eviction (comp_code=11): ctx dropped.

This occurs because the decompression of large compressed data failed.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when compressed data cannot be decompressed in a single request to the Nitrox 3 hardware accelerator.

Impact:
Requests fail with a connection reset.

Workaround:
Use zlib software decompression.

Fix:
This release fixes this decompression issue in the Nitrox 3 driver.


712118 : AVR should report on all 'global tags' in external logs

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR reports only 'ssgName' from the global tags.

Conditions:
-- A BIG-IQ operation configures the 'tag file' (/var/config/rest/downloads/app_mapping.json) on the BIG-IP system.
-- Statistics are sent to the BIG-IQ system.

Impact:
Not all the tags are sent to the BIG-IQ system.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
AVR now reports statistics on all tags to the BIG-IQ system.


712102-2 : customizing or changing the HTTP Profile's IPv6 field hides the field or the row

Solution Article: K11430165

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Customizing or changing the HTTP Profile's IPv6 field hides the field or the row.

Conditions:
Customizing or changing the HTTP Profile's IPv6 field.

Impact:
The HTTP Profile's IPv6 field cannot be customized or changed.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to set the HTTP Profile's IPv6 field.

Fix:
Customizing or changing the HTTP Profile's IPv6 field doesn't hide the field or the row.


711981-5 : BIG-IP system accepts larger-than-egress MTU, PMTU update

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A Path MTU (PMTU) message can lead to the BIG-IP system to falsely assume an egress MTU on the related flow to be larger than the interface egress MTU.

Conditions:
A valid PMTU message.

Impact:
BIG-IP sends larger-than-configured interface egress MTU messages.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system now limits the flow egress MTU to the interface egress MTU.


711929-1 : AVR should not send statistic on hidden rows for module InterfaceTraffic and module InterfaceHealth

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR sends data on all interfaces, hidden and not hidden. It should send information only on not-hidden interfaces.

Conditions:
-- Tmstat table interface_stat exists.
-- Viewing statistics for module InterfaceTraffic and module InterfaceHealth.

Impact:
Irrelevant data is sent.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
AVR now sends data only on not-hidden interfaces.


711683-2 : bcm56xxd crash with empty trunk in QinQ VLAN

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When an empty trunk (no members) is configured 'tagged' in a QinQ VLAN, bcm56xxd will continuously crash.

Conditions:
Trunk with no members, configured as 'tagged' in a QinQ VLAN.

Impact:
bcm56xxd continuously crashes.

Workaround:
Use either of the following workarounds:
-- Add members to the trunk.

-- Remove the trunk from the QinQ VLAN.

Fix:
Do not program QinQ switch hardware if the trunk has no members.


711570-3 : PEM iRule subscriber policy name query using subscriber ID, may not return applied policies

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
PEM::subscriber config policy get <subscriber id> does not return policy names

Conditions:
PEM iRule using subscriber ID to get policy name.

Impact:
Subscriber policy names are not returned.

Workaround:
Use PEM::subscriber config policy get <IP address> instead.

Fix:
Subscriber policy names are now returned when running PEM iRules using subscriber ID to get policy names.


711427-2 : Edge Browser does not launch F5 VPN App

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
On Microsoft Windows v10, use Edge Browser to establish VPN. Edge Browser does not launch F5 VPN App.

Conditions:
On Windows 10, use Edge Browser to establish VPN.

Impact:
APM end user cannot establish VPN tunnel using Edge Browser.

Workaround:
Use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Fix:
You can now use Windows 10 to launch Edge Browser to establish VPN connections.


711405-1 : ASM GUI Fails to Display Policy List After Upgrade

Solution Article: K14770331

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrade to version 13.1.0 or later, ASM GUI fails to display the Policy List.

Conditions:
Using an 11.5.0 to 11.5.4-HF1 version that is affected by the issue of policies with duplicate REST IDs that occurred after restoring from policy history or using Policy Diff to compare policies.

Impact:
ASM GUI starting using the REST API from version 13.1.0, so any systems that have been affected by this issue on a previous version now cause the GUI to fail to display the Policy List.

Workaround:
On the device run the following script:
---------------------------------
perl -MF5::DbUtils -MF5::Utils::Rest -MF5::ASMConfig::Entity::Policy -e '$dbh = F5::DbUtils::get_dbh();
 $dbh->begin_work();
 $dbh->do("UPDATE PLC.PL_POLICIES a SET a.rest_uuid = \"\" WHERE a.rest_uuid IN ( SELECT rest_uuid FROM (SELECT rest_uuid FROM PLC.PL_POLICIES GROUP BY rest_uuid having count(*) > 1) b)");
 F5::Utils::Rest::populate_uuids(dbh => $dbh);
 $dbh->commit();'
---------------------------------
Note: In a management environment, this change must be pushed to the peer as a full sync. The easiest way to do so is to ensure that the ASM sync device group is in manual sync mode, and to push the config to the peers from the device where the script was run.

Fix:
This data inconsistency is now repaired on upgrade, and the GUI loads the policy list successfully.


711281-5 : nitrox_diag may run out of space on /shared

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Running nitrox_diag may lose collected data if there is insufficient free space for the tar file to be created.

Conditions:
-- Running nitrox_diag.
-- Insufficient free space available on /shared.

Impact:
Might lose data required to diagnose problems with Cavium Nitrox chips.

Workaround:
The only workaround is to ensure there is enough free space for the files to be created.

In general, planning enough space for two copies of a tmm core file and two copies of a qkview works. That might require approximately one gigabyte. Though more might be needed for systems with a large amount of RAM.

Fix:
nitrox_diag now clears the older data before gathering new data, instead of after. Note, however, that if there is insufficient free space on /shared to collect the raw data, the operation still cannot succeed.


711249-1 : NAS-IP-Address added to RADIUS packet unexpectedly

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
RADIUS authentication request contains NAS-IP-Address attribute with value 127.0.0.1.

Conditions:
VIPRION (single or multiblade) with no cluster member IP addresses configured.

Impact:
Authentication does not work as it has invalid/unrecognized source NAS-IP-Address.

Workaround:
Configure cluster member IP address or define hostname and address via global-settings remote-host.


711093-1 : PEM sessions may stay in marked_for_delete state with Gx reporting and Gy enabled

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
PEM sessions may stay in the marked-for-delete state after session deletion.

Conditions:
This occurs if Gx final usage reporting response comes before Gy delete response (CCA).

Impact:
PEM sessions remain in marked-for-delete state.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
PEM sessions no longer stay in the marked-for-delete state after session delete


711011-2 : 'API Security' security policy template changes

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Parameter-related Learn/Alarm/Block settings in 'API Security' security policy template should be 'ON' by default.

Conditions:
Learn/Alarm/Block settings in 'API Security' security policy template.

Impact:
Settings not active.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Parameter-related Learn/Alarm/Block settings in 'API Security' security policy template are now 'ON' by default.


710996-2 : VIPRION outgoing management IPv6 traffic from primary blade uses the cluster member IP

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The behavior of outgoing IPv6 management and IPv4 management traffic from the primary blade differs:
IPv4 traffic is sourced from the cluster IP
IPv6 traffic is sourced from the cluster member IP

Conditions:
IPv6 configured on the 'cluster' address and 'cluster member' address.

Impact:
The blade IP address, rather than the cluster floating IP, will be used as the source IP when querying the RADIUS server for remote-auth login against the management port.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


710976-1 : Network Map might take a long time to load

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Network Map loading time is directly proportional to the number of profiles/policies associated with a virtual server. When there are a significant number, Network Map might take many tens of seconds to load; when there are fewer associated profiles/policies, loading time is shorter.

For example, consider a configuration that contains virtual servers with a large number of associated profiles/policies.

In the following example config, the virtual server has two associated profiles. The time to load the Network Map page increases with each additional profile/policy.

# tmsh list ltm virtual vs
ltm virtual vs {
    creation-time 2018-03-06:18:27:53
    destination 0.0.0.0:any
    ip-protocol tcp
    last-modified-time 2018-03-06:18:27:53
    mask any
    profiles {
        myhttp { }
        tcp { }
    }
    rules {
        myrule
    }
    source 0.0.0.0/0
    translate-address disabled
    translate-port disabled
    vlans {
        socks-tunnel
    }
    vs-index 5
}

Conditions:
-- Navigate to Local Traffic :: Network Map in the BIG-IP Configuration Utility.

-- The configuration contains a significantly large number of profiles/policies associated with the virtual server.

Impact:
It takes tens of seconds to load the Network Map page.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The data loading performance was improved to load the page faster.


710947-1 : AVR does not send errdef for entity DosIpLogReporting.

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR does not send errdef for entity DosIpLogReporting.

Conditions:
-- AVR is configured.
-- View the DosIpLogReporting report.

Impact:
There is no errdef for module DosIpLogReporting

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Added errdef for module DosIpLogReporting.


710884-1 : Portal Access might omit some valid cookies when rewriting HTTP request.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Portal Access is not sending certain cookies to the backend application.

Conditions:
-- Request path and cookie path are equal.
-- The last character of request path is not a forward slash (/).

Impact:
Backend application does not receive some cookies and may decide that APM end users are not authenticated, when they are.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Fixed an issue in Portal Access which could cause web-applications to lose some valid cookies.


710870 : Temporary browser challenge failure after installing older ASU

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After installing an older ASM Signature Update (ASU) may cause the browser challenge to fail for the first few minutes after provisioning ASM.

Conditions:
-- Using BIG-IP version 13.1.0.5.
-- Installing an ASU from before April 2018.

Impact:
Browsers remain on whitepage after receiving a browser challenge.

Note: The problem should go away after 10-to-15 minutes of provisioning ASM, when more versions of JavaScript are generated.

Workaround:
Install the latest ASU.

Fix:
The browser challenges will succeed even after installing an older ASU.


710857-2 : iControl requests may cause excessive resource usage

Solution Article: K64855220


710827-2 : TMUI dashboard daemon stability issue

Solution Article: K44603900


710755-1 : Crash when cached route information becomes stale and the system accesses the information from it.

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The crash happens intermittently when the cached route information becomes stale and the system accesses the information from it.

Conditions:
Use stale cached route information.

Impact:
This condition can lead to a crash as the route information is no longer valid, and can lead to illegal memory access.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now fetches the latest egress route/interface information before accessing it.


710705-2 : Multiple Wireshark vulnerabilities

Solution Article: K34035645


710701-1 : "Application Layer Encryption" option is not saved in DataSafe GUI

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
"Application Layer Encryption" checkbox will remain enabled if un-checked via DataSafe GUI and will not be saved.

Conditions:
- Install DataSafe license
- Provision FPS
- Create URL

Impact:
Cannot enable/disable "Application Layer Encryption" via DataSafe GUI.

Workaround:
Application Layer Encryption can be enabled or disabled via TMSH command line or REST API.

Fix:
"Application Layer Encryption" option is saved if changed via DataSafe GUI.


710666-1 : VE with interface(s) marked down may report high cpu usage

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The "tmm" process may appear to be running at 90% or above in linux cpu reporting utilities such as "top" or "ps", even if the system is not handling a large amount of traffic.

In this case, "tmsh show sys tmm-info" continues to report tmm's cpu usage accurately.

Conditions:
- BIG-IP Virtual Edition
- One or more interfaces configured and used in the BIG-IP configuration is marked down

Impact:
tmm consumes cpu cycles even when idle. This may impact other guests running on the same hardware if the hypervisor has oversubscribed its cpu resources.

Workaround:
Disable any interface that is currently marked down.

For example:
  tmsh modify net interface 1.1 disabled

and then restart tmm:
  bigstart restart tmm


710564 : 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.


710424-2 : Possible SIGSEGV in GTMD when GTM persistence is enabled.

Solution Article: K00874337

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.

Fix:
GTMD will no longer crash and restart when persistence is enabled.


710327-1 : Remote logger message is truncated at NULL character.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When a request including binary null character has been sent to an remote logger, configured for ASM, the request will arrive to the remote destination and will be truncated exactly at binary NULL character.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned.
-- ASM policy attached to a virtual server.
-- ASM remote logger attached to a virtual server.
-- Request including binary NULL character is sent to the remote logger destination.

Impact:
Partial request is logged at the remote logger destination.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Binary NULL character is now escaped before being sent to the remote logger destination, so the request is no longer truncated.


710315-1 : AVR-profile might cause issues when loading a configuration or when using config sync

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Some fields in AVR-profile contain lists of items. Those lists can be set only if the relevant flag is set to 'true'. In case of a flag configuration change, the system must keep the lists as they were and not reset them, so they can be available in case the flag changes back again.

Validation settings were created such that the lists flag is set to 'true' by default, but this can cause the load/merge process to break if the list was set, and afterwards the flag was set to 'false'.

Conditions:
Setting the relevant flag to 'false' after creating a list of items.

The relevant fields in AVR-profile that have that logic are:
-- IPs-list.
-- Subnets-list.
-- Countries-list.
-- URLs-list.

Impact:
Management load and sync process may not work as expected.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Validation for those fields when the associated flag is set to 'false' will be skipped in a load/merge scenario.


710314-1 : TMM may crash while processing HTML traffic

Solution Article: K94105051


710305-1 : When ASM and APM are configured on the same virtual server, ASM could throw some errors in its logging.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When ASM and APM WebSSO are on same virtual server, WebSSO might generate a new request. When that happens, ASM might see multiple requests with same support ID. This can cause issues with ASM and log errors.

Conditions:
When APM WebSSO is configured (only for Basic, NTLM, Kerberos).

Impact:
ASM stops processing the HTTP requests that have duplicate support IDs, causing an issue to ASM/APM end users.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
When ASM and APM WebSSO are on same virtual server, WebSSO no longer generates a new request, so duplicate support IDs are no longer created.


710277-1 : IKEv2 further child_sa validity checks

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A tmm restart can occur when a child_sa is rekeyed at expiration time, provided a race condition occurs.

Conditions:
Encountering the issue in which rekeying a child_sa might core when race conditions allowed that child_sa to be destroyed while in use.

Impact:
Restart of tmm and outage of IPsec tunnels until renegotiated.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The validity of a child_sa and its traffic selector are checked now before use, to prevent failure when freed objects are accidentally used.


710262-1 : Firewall is not updated when adding new rules

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When adding new rules into existing firewall policies, firewall may be not updated, so new rules are not used in traffic processing.

If on-demand-compilation mode is enabled, firewall may remain in quiescent state instead of compilation-pending state after adding rules.

Conditions:
-- Firewall rules are added into existing firewall policies.
-- No rules are deleted or modified.

Impact:
Firewall is not updated and new rules do not affect data traffic.

If on-demand-compilation mode is enabled, firewall remain in quiescent state instead of going to compilation-pending state after adding rules.

Workaround:
Make additional changes to firewall rules in order to start firewall update, for esample:

-- Add a placeholder rule, and then delete it.

-- Modify a rule (e.g. by adding an IP address), and then revert the modification by removing that IP address.

Fix:
When adding new rules, firewall is now always updated.

If on-demand-compilation mode is enabled, firewall goes to the compilation-pending state after adding rules.


710246-2 : DNS-Express was not sending out NOTIFY messages on VE

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNS Express is not sending out NOTIFY messages on BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE).

Conditions:
-- DNS Express configured to send out NOTIFY messages.
-- Running on BIG-IP VE configuration.

Impact:
DNS secondary servers serving stale data.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
DNS Express now sends out NOTIFY messages on VE.


710244-3 : Memory Leak of access policy execution objects

Solution Article: K27391542


710232-2 : platform-migrate fails when LACP trunks are in use

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Use of the platform-migrate option might fail due to some configurations being invalid on the new system. The error message generated appears as follows:

01070687:3: Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is not supported on this platform.

Conditions:
You have a trunk with LACP enabled.
-- You are migrating from a hardware platform to a Virtual Edition (VE).

Impact:
Configuration fails to migrate.

Workaround:
After taking the old system offline, but before saving the UCS, disable LACP on all trunks.


710221-2 : Ephemeral node stays Unavailable on 'standby' BIG-IP system after a forced-offline FQDN node is re-enabled

Solution Article: K67352313

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In an high availability (HA) configuration where an FQDN template-node on the 'active' unit is 'Force Offline', and the configuration is synchronized to the 'standby' unit, upon 'Enable' on that FQDN template-node in the 'active' unit (and the configuration is synchronized to the 'standby' unit), the ephemeral nodes associated with that FQDN template node remain Unavailable on the 'standby' unit.

Conditions:
HA configuration is configured with 'active' sync.
-- FQDN template-node is configured.
-- After ephemeral nodes are refreshed on the 'active' unit, it transitions to the 'standby' unit.
-- The FQDN template node on the (new-'active') unit is 'Force Offline' by the user.
-- The user explicitly 'Enable' that FQDN template node on the 'active' unit.

Impact:
The ephemerals on the 'standby' unit remain unavailable, even though the associated FQDN template node is 'available'. However, as no traffic is routed to the 'standby' unit, traffic is unaffected. Upon transition from 'standby' to' active', the ephemeral nodes will be refreshed and traffic should continue.

Workaround:
You can use either of these configuration options to prevent this issue from occurring:
-- Select 'Disabled' (rather than 'Force Offline') for the FQDN template node on the 'active' unit.
-- Configure the node without using FQDN.

Fix:
Upon 'Force Offline' and then 'Enable' for an FQDN template node on an 'active' unit in an HA configuration, the ephemerals on the 'standby' unit will reflect the re-enabled status based on the associated FQDN template-node on the 'active' unit.


710148-2 : CVE-2017-1000111 & CVE-2017-1000112

Solution Article: K60250153


710140-1 : TMM may consume excessive resources when processing SSL Intercept traffic

Solution Article: K20134942


710116-1 : VPN clients experience packet loss/disconnection

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
VPN clients experience packet loss/disconnection.

Conditions:
In certain scenarios, the tunnel establishment procedure might leak a small memory. If the tmm is running for a longer duration, this small leak can accumulate and result in out-of-memory condition

Impact:
Connections start to drop as tmm runs out of memory. TMM will eventually run out of memory and connections could be terminated. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
A rare memory leak during APM VPN establishment has been corrected.


710110-1 : AVR does not publish DNS statistics to external log when usr-offbox is enabled.

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVR does not send DNS statistics to external logs when analytics global setting usr-offbox is enabled, if the following security analytics settings are set to disable:
-- collected-stats-internal-logging.
-- collected-stats-external-logging.

Conditions:
-- Security analytics settings collected-stats-internal-logging is disabled.
-- Security analytics settings collected-stats-external-logging is disabled.
-- Analytics global settings usr-offbox is enabled.

Impact:
DNS statistic are not sent to external log.

Workaround:
To work around this issue, perform the following procedure:
1. Provision ASM or AFM.
2. Run the tmsh command to set to enabled the security analytics setting collected-stats-external-logging.
2. Deprovision ASM/AFM.

Fix:
AVR now publishes DNS statistics to external logs when usr-offbox is enabled, as expected.


710032-1 : 'No Access' error when viewing GSLB Server's virtual server that has a name indicating a partition that does not exist on that BIG-IP system.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system posts a 'No Access' error message instead of the virtual server's properties.

Conditions:
-- At least two BIG-IP systems in a sync group.
-- One of the BIG-IP systems has a partition that does not exist on the other with an LTM virtual server on that partition.
-- The issue occurs when a GSLB Server discovers that LTM virtual server and displays it on its virtual server page.

Note: This same error message displays for GSLB pool member properties accessed by navigating to GSLB :: pools :: [pool] :: members :: Member : Address. The differing issues have been fixed in differing releases. You can find information about the similar issue in the AskF5 Bug Tracker article for 722734.

Impact:
It makes the GSLB Server's virtual server's properties page unavailable in this case.

Workaround:
Use either of the following workaroudns:
-- Use TMSH to view or edit the properties of that virtual server.

-- Create partitions on the GTM device to match those appearing to be referenced in the object names.

Fix:
Partition checking has been disabled for virtual servers on the GTM side, since a virtual server owned by a server is always in the partition of that server (/Common).


710028-2 : LTM SQL monitors may stop monitoring if multiple monitors querying same database

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using an SQL monitor to monitor the health of SQL database pool members, one of the health monitors may stop actively monitoring one or more pool members.

When this problem occurs, the following error messages may be logged in /var/log/DBDaemon-0.log:

[if debug = yes in monitor configuration]:
Using cached DB connection for connection string '<connection string>'

then multiple, periodic instances of the following message, referencing the same connection string:

Abandoning hung SQL query: '<query string>' for: '<connection string>'

or:

<connection string>(<thread-number>): Hung SQL query; abandoning

Conditions:
This may occur when all of the following conditions are met:
-- Using one of the following LTM monitors: mssql, mysql, oracle, postgresql.
-- Configuring multiple pool members for the same node (server).
-- Configuring multiple SQL monitors that query the same server and database.

And when one or both of the following conditions are met:
Either:
-- The SQL monitor is configured with a non-zero 'count' value.
Or:
-- An error occurs while querying a SQL database, such as [recorded in the DBDaemon log]:
java.io.EOFException: Can not read response from server. Expected to read 4 bytes, read 0 bytes before connection was unexpectedly lost.

Impact:
When this problem occurs, the affected pool members are reported down, even though the database is actually up and responding correctly to traffic.

Workaround:
When this problem occurs, successful monitoring can be temporarily restored by disabling then re-enabling monitoring of affected pool members.

To avoid one possible trigger for this issue (and thus reduce the likelihood of this issue occurring), configure the 'count' parameter in the SQL monitor configuration to a value of '0'.

Fix:
LTM SQL monitors continue monitoring when multiple monitors/ query the same server and database.


709972-6 : CVE-2017-12613: APR Vulnerability

Solution Article: K52319810


709952-1 : Disallow DHCP relay traffic to traverse between route domains

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP traffic can traverse between route domains, e.g., when working with a route domain with a parent. Under certain circumstances, this is not desired.

Conditions:
DHCP relay in use on a route domain with a parent relationship or strict isolation disabled.

Impact:
The DHCP server side flow might get established to the parent route domain, and will persist even after the route in its own route domain becomes available again.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
A db key has been introduced, tmm.dhcp.routedomain.strictisolate, which allows enforcement of route domain traversal if desired/configured.


709936 : 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.

Fix:
Multiple NTP server/domain-searches in the DHCP lease can cause missing DNS/NTP configuration.


709828-2 : fasthttp can crash with Large Receive Offload enabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
fasthttp and lro can lead to a tmm crash.

Conditions:
fasthttp and lro enabled. (lro is enabled by default >= 13.1.0)

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use fasthttp

Fix:
fasthttp with lro enabled no longer causes tmm to crash.


709688-3 : dhcp Security Advisory - CVE-2017-3144, CVE-2018-5732, CVE-2018-5733

Solution Article: K08306700


709670-2 : 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.


709610-3 : Subscriber session creation via PEM may fail due to a RADIUS-message-triggered race condition in PEM

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Session replacement fails as a result of a race condition between multiple RADIUS Accounting Start and Stop messages for the same subscriber.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:
-- These SysDB variables are set as follows:
sys db tmm.pem.session.radius.retransmit.timeout {
    value "0"
}
sys db tmm.pem.session.provisioning.continuous {
    value "disable"
}

-- Actions occur in the following order:
 1. PEM receives RADIUS START with subscriber ID1 and IP1.
 2. PEM receives RADIUS STOP with subscriber ID1 and IP1.
 3. PEM receives RADIUS START with subscriber ID1 and IP2.
 4. PEM receives RADIUS STOP with subscriber ID1 and IP2.

-- The time interval between steps 1 and 2 is very small (less than ~1ms).

Impact:
Subscriber session creation via PEM may fail.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to leave SysDbs variables set to the default values.

Fix:
The system now handles PEM subscriber session updates properly, so this issue no longer occurs.


709544-2 : VCMP guests in HA configuration become Active/Active during upgrade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When devices in a Device Service Cluster (DSC) are upgraded, multiple devices might become Active simultaneously.

During upgrade, the process erroneously clears the management-ip during reboot, and then synchronizes to other members of the DSC. If the system is not performing an upgrade, the error is repaired as the device starts up, and has no visible effect. If an upgrade is being performed, the management-ip cannot be repaired, and the DSC members lose contact with each other, so they all become Active.

Conditions:
-- Running on VIPRION chassis systems, either natively, or as a vCMP guest.
-- Upgrading from any affected versions (TMOS v12.1.3, TMOS v13.0.0, TMOS v13.0.1, TMOS v13.1.0), to any other version.

Impact:
When multiple devices become Active simultaneously, traffic is disrupted.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to remain in Active/Active state until upgrade is complete on all chassis in the DSC are finished. See K43990943: VIPRION systems configured for high availability may become active-active during the upgrade process :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K43990943 for more information on how to mitigate this issue.

Fix:
The erroneous management-ip change is not made, and the HA failover mechanism operates correctly across upgrade.


709444-2 : "NTP not configured on device" warning seen when NTP symmetric key authentication is configured

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When NTP symmetric key authentication is configured, as per https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K14120, and the BIG-IP is part of a device service cluster, then a warning similar to this will be seen periodically in /var/log/ltm:

warning mcpd[6317]: 01071af0:4: NTP not configured on device 1.2.3.4 - within a trust

Conditions:
- NTP symmetric key authentication must be configured.
- The BIG-IP must be part of a device service cluster.
- Non-authenticated NTP servers must not be in-use.

Impact:
Incorrect NTP warnings are seen periodically in /var/log/ltm.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Prevented this warning from being emitted when NTP symmetric key authentication is in-use in a device service cluster.


709383-2 : 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:
You are unable to remove diameter persistence entries.

Workaround:
none

Fix:
DIAMETER::persist reset now functions properly. You can delete diameter persistence records with this iRule.


709334-1 : Memory leak when SSL Forward proxy is used and ssl re-negotiates

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When looking at tmsh show sys memory you will see
ssl_compat continue to grow and fails to release memory.

Conditions:
-SSL Forward Proxy In use
-SSL Re-negotiations happening

Impact:
Eventually memory reaper will kick in.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
ssl_compat now properly releases connections on re-negotiation.


709319-2 : Post-login client-side alerts are missing username in bigIQ

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
A client-side alert that contains a FPS-Username header with a value, but an empty fpm_username parameter - will be reported with "Unknown" username in bigIQ.

Conditions:
1. post login (alert is sent after submitting username parameter) client side alerts
2. alert-pool points to bigIQ IP (not Alert-Server)

Impact:
Post login client side alerts are missing username (will show as "Unknown" in bigIQ, works well with Alert-Server).

Workaround:
Route all client-side alerts to another virtual server and strip of the empty fpm_username parameter from payload/query-string.

Fix:
FPS will always send username in the fpm_username parameter in case it was empty and FPS has username value.


709274-1 : RADIUS Accounting requests egress on different Self IP addresses than they did pre-v13.1.0

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
RADIUS Accounting requests egress different self IP addresses.
* START accounting message egresses floating self IP addresses.
* STOP accounting message egresses local self IP addresses.

Some RADIUS messages will come from floating IP addresses, some from self IP addresses. The RADIUS server should be configured to accept all self- and floating-IP addresses of all the devices in the high availability (HA) group, to ensure all messages are received.

Conditions:
RADIUS server configured with pool option.

Impact:
Causes RADIUS server to be unable to reconcile accounting messages.

Workaround:
You can reconcile accounting messages by tracking them through the Acct-Session-Id in RADIUS AVP's message, which is the same for the corresponding START and STOP messages to uniquely identify the session.

Fix:
RADIUS START and STOP messages now egress the same interface.


709256-2 : CVE-2017-9074: Local Linux Kernel Vulnerability

Solution Article: K61223103


709192-1 : GUI/iControl SOAP - KeyManagement export_all_to_archive_file failing immediately after HTTPD restart

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The export operation of SSL keys and certificate into a .tgz archive file fails when the httpd daemon is restarted.

Conditions:
-- Export SSL Keys and certificates into archive file.
-- httpd is restarted.

Impact:
Export of SSL Keys and certificates into archive file does not work immediately after httpd restart via GUI/iControl.

Workaround:
After httpd restart, perform other operation like creating a key/cert before exporting archive file.

Fix:
The system allows exporting SSL keys and certificate to be archived into .tgz files after httpd restart.


709133-2 : When the BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set, a double-free error might occur

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set, a double-free error can occur.

Conditions:
-- The BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set.
-- Forward proxy is being used.
-- An error occurs when reading the certificate serial number.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not setting the tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts BigDB variable.

Fix:
Double-free removed.


709132-1 : When the BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set a buffer overflow can occur

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set, a buffer overflow can occur.

Conditions:
-- The BigDB variable tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts is set.
-- Forward proxy is being used.
-- A malformed certificate with a serial number length equal to 256 bytes is parsed during forging.

Impact:
A off-by-one error causes one byte to write off the end of an array.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to not set tmm.ssl.loggingcreatedcerts BigDB variable.

Fix:
Buffer no longer overflows.


708968-2 : 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.


708956-1 : During system boot, error message displays: 'Dataplane INOPERABLE - only 1 HSBes found on this platform'

Solution Article: K51206433

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
During system bootup, the system occasionally posts the following error message and the system does not come up:
 Dataplane INOPERABLE - only 1 HSBes found on this platform.

Conditions:
This occurs occasionally at system bootup.
-- Using the following platforms:
i4600, i4800, i10600, i10800, i2600, i2800, i7600, i7800, i5600, i5800, i15600, i15800, i12600, i12800, HERCULON i2800, HERCULON i5800, HERCULON i10800, i11600, i11800, i11800-DS, i5820-DF, i7820-DF.

Impact:
System does not come up.

Workaround:
Reboot system.

Because this condition only happens occasionally, rebooting typically corrects the issue.

Fix:
This release fixes a race condition that might have occurred while reading FPGA firmware loading status.


708888-1 : Some DNS truncated responses may not be processed by BIG-IP

Solution Article: K79814103

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
On 13.1.x DNS responses with truncated bit set are dropped when AFM DNS DoS is enabled.

Conditions:
-- AFM DNS DoS is enabled.
-- Using 13.1.x.

Impact:
Clients do not receive truncated DNS responses.

Workaround:
Disable DNS DoS protection by changing the dos.dnsport variable to another port for which there is no valid traffic. For instance:

tmsh modify sys db dos.dnsport value 54


708840 : 13.0.0-to-13.1.0 upgrade operation on VIPRION 2250 blades might fail if global whitelist is configured

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Upgrading from 13.0.0 to 13.1.0 on VIPRION 2250 blades might fail if global whitelist is configured. After the upgrade, the system will stay offline.

Conditions:
-- Global whitelist configured.
-- Running on VIPRION 2250 blades.

Impact:
System fails to run normally.

Workaround:
Remove global whitelist before upgrading to 13.1.0, add it back after upgrading.

Fix:
This issue no longer occurs in fixed versions, so you can upgrade from 13.0.0 to a post-13.1.0 version of the software without encountering this issue.


708830-2 : Inbound or hairpin connections may get stuck consuming memory.

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
When inbound or hairpin connections require a remote Session DB lookup, and the lookup request or response messages get lost, the connections can get stuck in an embryonic state. They remain stuck in this state until they time out and expire. In this state, UDP connections queue inbound packets. If the client application continues to send packets, the connection may never expire. The queued packets accumulate, consuming memory. If the memory consumption becomes excessive, connections may be killed and 'TCP: Memory pressure activated' and 'Aggressive mode activated' messages appear in the logs.

Conditions:
-- An LSN pool with inbound and/or hairpin connections enabled.
-- Lost Session DB messages due to heavy load or hardware failure.
-- Remote lookups are more likely when using PBA mode or NAPT mode with default DAG.

Impact:
Excessive memory consumption that leads to dropped connections.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
When Session DB messages are lost, the connection is killed and any queued packets are discarded. If the client application resends packets, they are treated as new connections.


708653-1 : TMM may crash while processing TCP traffic

Solution Article: K07550539


708484-2 : Network Map might take a long time to load

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Network Map loading time is directly proportional to the number of profiles/policies associated with a virtual server. When there are a significant number, Network Map might take many tens of seconds to load; when there are fewer associated profiles/policies, loading time is shorter.

For example, consider a configuration that contains virtual servers with a large number of associated profiles/policies.

In the following example config, the virtual server has two associated profiles. The time to load the Network Map page increases with each additional profile/policy.

# tmsh list ltm virtual vs
ltm virtual vs {
    creation-time 2018-03-06:18:27:53
    destination 0.0.0.0:any
    ip-protocol tcp
    last-modified-time 2018-03-06:18:27:53
    mask any
    profiles {
        myhttp { }
        tcp { }
    }
    rules {
        myrule
    }
    source 0.0.0.0/0
    translate-address disabled
    translate-port disabled
    vlans {
        socks-tunnel
    }
    vs-index 5
}

Conditions:
-- Navigate to Local Traffic :: Network Map in the BIG-IP Configuration Utility.

-- The configuration contains a significantly large number of profiles/policies associated with the virtual server.

Impact:
It takes tens of seconds to load the Network Map page.

Workaround:
None.


708389 : BADOS monitoring with Grafana requires admin privilege

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
Current Grafana monitoring requires admin privilege.
Grafana stores its internal database in unencrypted format, so the admin password can be extracted from a compromised computer.

Conditions:
Monitoring using Grafana.

Impact:
Guest user cannot access data needed for Grafana.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
There is now a REST call to pool the Grafana statistics. This allows any user (including guest), not just admin or root, to access data needed for Grafana.

Behavior Change:
This release introduces the following tmsh commands:
-- tmsh run util admdb - for help
   + list-element path_folder - lists folder
   + view-element path_file - view file contents
   + list-metrics path vs
   + table-query base_path db sRate tsfiles ts metric_columns_aliases

The path must be under /shared/admdb, for example:

-- run util admdb list-element /shared/admdb/default/_a_l_l

-- run util admdb view-element /shared/admdb/default/_a_l_l/info.sysinfo/1000/1522229248000.txt

-- run util admdb table-query /shared/admdb default 1000 '[1522233344000]' '[1522234774492,1522235074492]' '[["info.attack",["v0"],"Attack"],["sig.health",["v0"],"Health"],["info.learning",["v0"],"Learning"],["info.learning",["v2"],"Learned samples"]]'


708305-2 : Discover task may get stuck in CHECK_IS_ACTIVE step

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
The discover tasks is running periodically after user creates the task. But it may get stuck in the middle steps and fail to run periodically.

Conditions:
When HA failover group is set up and a discover task is created on one of the devices.

Impact:
The discover task will periodically pull the OpenID information and update oauth jwt and jwk configurations in MCP. If the task sticks, the jwt and jwk configuration will not sync to the latest version and may cause access policy fail.

Workaround:
If the task is stuck in any step that is not SLEEP_AND_RUN_AGAIN for more than one minute, manually cancel and delete the task and create the same task again.

Fix:
Discover task no longer gets stuck in CHECK_IS_ACTIVE step.


708249-2 : nitrox_diag utility generates QKView files with 5 MB maximum file size limit

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When nitrox_diag generates a QKView file, the utility does not use the -s0 flag for the qkview command. That means there is a 5 MB file-size limit for the resulting QKView file nitrox_diag generates.

Conditions:
Run the nitrox_diag command.

Impact:
QKView files generated in response to running the nitrox_diag command might not contain all necessary information, for example, the result might contain truncated log files.

Workaround:
After running nitrox_diag, run the following command to generate a complete QKView file: qkview -s0

Fix:
Nitrox_diag utility now uses the -s0 command to generate QKView files, so there is no longer a 5 MB maximum file size limit, and the full QKView file is created.


708189 : OAuth Discovery Auto Pilot is implemented

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
This now adds a new capability to allow user to select a period to have OAuth auto discovery automatically pull down JWT keys.

Conditions:
Follow the new added UI and configure frequency to start.

Impact:
No impact, it has usability improvement over manual discovery.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
New auto pilot capability is added for usability.


708114-1 : TMM may crash when processing the handshake message relating to OCSP, after the SSL connection is closed

Solution Article: K33319853

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes when receiving the HUDEVT_SSL_OCSP_RESUME_CLNT_HS after the SSL connection is closed.

Conditions:
-- The SSL connection has been closed.
-- SSL receives the HUDEVT_SSL_OCSP_RESUME_CLNT_HS message.

Impact:
TMM crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The system now ensures that SSL can still properly process the messages, even when the SSL connection is closed.


708068-2 : Tcl commands like "HTTP::path -normalize" do not return normalized path.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using HTTP::path with the -normalized parameter:

"%2E%2E" is converted to ".." (expected)
"/foo/../bar" is converted to "/bar" (expected)
"/foo/%2E%2E/bar" is converted to "/foo/../bar" (unexpected)

Conditions:
The TCL command HTTP::path -normalize does not return normalized path as expected.

Impact:
Unexpected result.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
The TCL command HTTP::path -normalize should return normalized path.


708054-1 : 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.

Fix:
Now Web Acceleration feature can handle long HTML conditional comments correctly.


708005-1 : Users cannot use Horizon View HTML5 client to launch Horizon 7.4 resources

Solution Article: K12423316

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:
-- BIG-IP 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:
You can use the following workarounds:

-- If you are already running Horizon 7.4, use native View clients instead.

-- If you have not upgraded to Horizon 7.4, stay on an older Horizon release until this issue is resolved.

-- If you are running BIG-IP APM release 13.1.0, you can add the following iRule to the virtual server that handles HTML5 client connections:

when HTTP_REQUEST {
    if { ([info exists tmm_apm_view_uuid]) &&
         ([HTTP::method] == "GET") &&
         ([HTTP::uri] ends_with "/portal/webclient/sessiondata")} {
        HTTP::cookie remove "sessionDataServiceId"
    }
}

when HTTP_RESPONSE {
    if { ([info exists tmm_apm_view_uuid]) } {
        set cookieNames [HTTP::cookie names]
        foreach aCookie $cookieNames {
            set path [HTTP::cookie path $aCookie]
            if {[string length $path] > 0} {
                HTTP::cookie path $aCookie "/f5vdifwd/vmview/$tmm_apm_view_uuid$path"
            }
        }
    }
}

Important:
-- After applying the iRule and before attempting a connection, be sure to clear all cache and cookies from the client systems. Otherwise, the test operation may need to be executed before exhibiting successful behavior.
-- The iRule workaround is for BIG-IP APM release 13.1.0. It is not supported for older BIG-IP releases.

Fix:
Horizon View version 7.4 in HTML5 mode now functions correctly with APM.


707990-2 : Unexpected TMUI output in SSL Certificate Instance page

Solution Article: K41704442


707961-2 : Unable to add policy to virtual server; error = Failed to compile the combined policies

Solution Article: K50013510

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
LTM policy does not compile if it has more than one similar condition, and some of them refer to datagroup and others to non-datagroup types. The policy compiles if similar conditions all refer to datagroups or to non-datagroups.

010716d8:3: Compilation of ltm policies for virtual server /Common/vs_name failed; Failed to compile the combined policies.

Conditions:
-- LTM policy that has more than one similar condition.
-- Some conditions refer to datagroup types.
-- Some conditions refer to non-datagroup types.

Following is an example of such an LTM policy (i.e., referring to both datagroup and non-datagroup types):

ltm policy /Common/example_ltm_policy {
      published-copy /Common/block_URI
      requires { http }
      rules {
          example_Rule {
              conditions {
                  0 {
                      http-host
                      host
                      datagroup /Common/example_datagroup <------ Datagroup
                  }
                  1 {
                      http-host
                      host
                      values { example.com } <------ Non-Datagroup
                  }
              }
          }
      }
      strategy /Common/first-match
 }

Impact:
LTM policy does not compile. Cannot use the policy.

Workaround:
Create a datagroup for the non-datagroup type and use it in policy instead.

Fix:
LTM Policy compiles if it has more than one similar condition, and some of them refer to datagroup and others to non-datagroup types.


707951-2 : Stalled mirrored flows on HA next-active when OneConnect is used.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
-- 'tmctl -d blade tmm/umem_usage_stat | grep xdata' may show increased memory usage.
-- 'tmsh show sys connect' shows idle flows.

Conditions:
- OneConnect profile is configured.
- High availability (HA) mirroring is enabled.

Impact:
- Some flows are mirrored incorrectly.
- Stalled flows may occupy a lot of memory.

Workaround:
Disable OneConnect.

Fix:
Stalled mirrored flows no longer appear when OneConnect is used.


707740-4 : Failure deleting GTM Monitors when used on multiple virtual servers with the same ip:port combination

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When attempting to delete a GTM monitor, the system indicates that it is in use, even after removing that monitor from all GTM virtual servers. The system posts a message similar to the following:
01070083:3: Monitor /Common/mon-A is in use.

Conditions:
1. Attach a GTM monitor to multiple GTM virtual servers in the same transaction, where both of the virtual servers are monitoring the same ip:port.
2. Remove the monitor from all virtual servers.
3. Attempt to delete the monitor from the configuration.

Impact:
Cannot delete the unused monitor.

Workaround:
After removing the monitor from all virtual servers, reload the GTM configuration using the following command:
tmsh load sys config gtm-only

You can now delete the monitor.

Fix:
You can now delete an unused GTM monitor, if that monitor was attached to multiple GTM virtual servers of the same ip+port combination.


707691-4 : 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.

Fix:
This issue no longer occurs.


707676-1 : Memory leak in Machine Certificate Check agent of the apmd process

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The apmd process leaks a small amount of memory in Machine Certificate Check agent

Conditions:
- Machine Certificate Check agent is configured in an Access Policy
- inspected machine certificate is revoked by CRL

Impact:
The apmd process may grow in size. This may lead to high memory utilization and instability in BIG-IP.

Workaround:
There is no workaround

Fix:
A memory leak in the APM Machine Certificate check agent has been corrected.


707631-2 : 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

Fix:
Now syn challenge handling setting isn't overwritten when tcp profile is updated


707585-1 : Use native driver for 82599 NICs instead of UNIC

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- Lower performance in TPS.
-- Increased CPU consumption for throughput.

Conditions:
-- Running BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) (UNIC is the default Virtual Function Network Driver for VE).
-- High data rates, perhaps particularly when connection mirroring is configured.

Impact:
Lower TPS performance numbers and higher CPU usage in throughput tests.

Workaround:
In case of UNIC, extra CPUs must be allocated to handle SoftIRQs for higher performance.

Fix:
This release provides a native driver based on F5's physical platforms.


707509-1 : Initial vCMP guest creations can fail if certain hotfixes are used

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
vCMP guest fails to enter the 'provisioned' or 'deployed' states and similar messages can be seen in /var/log/ltm:

-- vcmpd[14254]: 01510003:2: Guest (guest_name): Install failed.
-- vcmpd[14254]: 01510004:3: Guest (guest_name): Install to VDisk /shared/vmdisks/guest_name.img FAILED: Child exited with non-zero exit code: 255

Conditions:
Creating vCMP guest using certain hotfix images, such as BIG-IP HF software released as partial .iso software images, and engineering hotfixes.

Impact:
vCMP guest cannot be created.

Workaround:
1. Create and deploy the vCMP guest using the full .iso base software image.
2. Log in to the vCMP guest once it has finished starting up.
3. Apply the hotfix image or engineering hotfix.

Fix:
Guest creation succeeds.


707447-1 : Default SNI clientssl profile's sni_certsn_hash can be freed while in use by other profiles.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL SNI mechanism creates a hash containing a mapping between SAN entries in a given profile's certificate and the profile. This hash is owned by the default SNI profile, however is held by the other profiles on the VIP without a reference. If a connection utilizes SNI to use a non-default SNI profile *and* the default SNI profile reinitializes its state for any reason, the prf->sni_certsn_hash can be cleared and freed, leaving the existing connection(s) with profiles that refer to the freed hash. If then the connection attempts a renegotiation that causes the hash to be used, the freed hash can cause a fault should it have been reused in the meantime (i.e. the contents are invalid).
       
The fix: When the default SNI profile is initializing, and SSL handshake is searching SAN/COMMON cert from
non-default SNI profile, stop the search and return NULL.

Conditions:
SNI configured with one default SNI profile, one or multiple SNI profiles. The default SNI profile is changed and renegotiation with SNI(with non-default SNI profile) is issued.

Impact:
Traffic is disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
When the default SNI profile is initializing, and SSL handshake is searching SAN/COMMON cert from non-default SNI profile, stop the search and return NULL.


707445-3 : Nitrox 3 compression hangs/unable to recover

Solution Article: K47025244

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
LTM logs show the following message:

    Nitrox 3, Hang Detected: compression device was reset

When the error manifests, there will be three error messages sent to the log over a period of several seconds. The device is then considered unrecoverable and marked down, and will no longer accept compression requests.

Conditions:
This applies only to vCMP guests. Some compression requests can stall the device after a bad compression request is made.

Note: Traffic volume and concurrence, along with the type of error have to occur together in order to result in this issue, so the issue is not easily reproduced.

Impact:
Once the device is marked down, compression will be sent to the software compression provider, until tmm on the device is restarted. This can cause local CPU utilization to climb.

Workaround:
There is no complete workaround without a software fix. However, compression will always default to the software compression provider when hardware cannot be recovered.

There are three recovery options available if the TMM-internal reset fails to recover the compression device automatically. These should be employed in this order:

A. Restart tmm using the command: bigstart restart tmm.
B. Restart the vCMP guest.
C. Restart the host (which restarts all guests).

Note: Because of the traffic volume, timing, and error type that cause this condition, this error might recur. This issue appears to be caused by a particular compression request. So regardless of the recovery method you execute, the problem may recur in a short time, or months later.

Fix:
Compression device reset recovery made more robust for some compression failures.


707391-2 : 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.

Fix:
BGP may no longer keeps announcing routes after disabling route health injection


707310-2 : DNSSEC Signed Zone Transfers of Large Zones Can Be Incomplete (missing NSEC3s and RRSIGs)

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
It is possible that when performing a sufficiently large DNSSEC signed zone transfer (e.g., ~1 KB records) that the final packet (or several packets) of NSEC3s and RRSIGs could be missing from the zone. This issue can be detected using a free third-party tool such as ldns-verify-zone or some other DNSSEC validating tool.

Conditions:
-- Dynamic DNSSEC signing of zone transfers is configured for a given zone from an authoritative DNS Server (this could be on-box BIND, off-box BIND, etc.), or from DNS Express.

Impact:
The DNSSEC signed zone transfer could be incomplete, that is missing some NSEC3s and RRSIGs. An incomplete DNSSEC zone is considered an invalid zone.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
DNSSEC signed zone transfers from general authoritative DNS Servers as well as from DNS Express are now complete regardless of the number of records in the zone.


707267 : REST Framework HTTP header limit size increased to 8 KB

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
HTTP Header size limit causing 'Error getting auth token from login provider' GUI messages.

Conditions:
A client uses an HTTP Header larger than 4 KB to make a request to the REST framework.

Impact:
Users cannot login or access certain pages in the GUI.

Workaround:
Clear browser cookies, or otherwise reduce the size of the HTTP headers, so that the entire content HTTP headers is smaller than 4 KB.

Fix:
The HTTP header size limit for the REST Framework has been increased to 8 KB to match the limit set by Apache.


707246-1 : TMM would crash if SSL Client profile could not load cert-key-chain successfully

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM would crash if SSL Client profile could not load cert-key-chain successfully, and SSL is working in the fwd-proxy-mode.

Conditions:
1. SSL is working in the fwd-proxy-mode.
2. SSL could not load the cert-key-chain in the clientssl profile successfully. There could be couple of reasons:

2.1.We fail to configure the password required by the cert-key-chain.
2.2.Configured cert-key-chain type is not supported.
2.3.cert-key-chain name is incorrect.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Configure the cert-key-chain in the clientssl profile correctly.

Fix:
If we fail to load the cert-key-chain in the clientssl profile, and ssl is working in the fwd-proxy-mode, we will mark the corresponding ssl clientssl profile as invalid, then we will not accept the incoming SSL handshake destined to this profile.


707244-3 : 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.

Fix:
Fix clientside and serverside command do not work with certain HTTP commands.


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

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Mitigations might 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, they 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.


707207-1 : iRuleLx returning undefined value may cause TMM restart

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When an iRulesLX rule returns an undefined value, TMM may restart. An example of an undefined value is one where
its jsonrpc v2.0 representation is missing required fields, such as "result".

Conditions:
iRulesLX is licensed, and a rule is run that returns an undefined value.

Impact:
Traffic is interrupted.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
A TMM restart resulting from an iRulesLX rule returning an undefined value was fixed.


707186-1 : TMM may crash while processing HTTP/2 traffic

Solution Article: K45320419


707147-1 : High CPU consumed by asm_config_server_rpc_handler_async.pl

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
During a period of heavy learning from Policy Builder, typically due to Collapse Common elements, the backlog of events can cause a process to consume high CPU.

Conditions:
1) Automatic Policy Builder is enabled
2) An element is configured to "Always" learn new entities, and collapse common elements
3) An extended period of heavy learning due to traffic is enountered

Impact:
A process may consume high CPU even after the high traffic period is finished.

Workaround:
Kill asm_config_server.pl (This will not affect traffic)

Optionally modify one of the following
A) Learn "Always" to another mode
B) Turn off Collapse common URLs
C) Change from Automatic Learning to Manual


707109-1 : Memory leak when using C3D

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using the Client Certificate Constrained Delegation Support (C3D) feature, memory can leak.

Conditions:
Traffic passes through a virtual server with C3D enabled.

Impact:
Memory is leaked.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
When using C3D memory no longer leaks.


707100 : Potentially fail to create user in AzureStack

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Using Microsoft Azure Stack on the BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) configured with password authentication, the system sometimes fails to create the provided user, which means that the VE admin cannot ssh in after deployment. Note that an unexpected reboot causes this to occur during provisioning, and that Microsoft might have already fixed this issue.

Conditions:
Azure Stack VE provisioned with password authentication.

Impact:
Admin loses provisioned VE instance because there is no way to ssh in.

Workaround:
Deploy VE with key authentication.

Fix:
Extra handling was added to make user creation work even with unexpected reboots happening during Azure Stack provisioning.


707054-1 : SYN Cookie MSS for Fast L4 Profiles is limited to 256-9162

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
User cannot configure SYN Cookie MSS values for Fast L4 Profiles outside of 256-9162.

Conditions:
Under syncookie activated condition, SYN Cookie MSS value is set to < 256.

Impact:
Under syncookie activated condition, server side MSS lower than SYN Cookie MSS lower limit cannot be honored on client side. As a result, server side MSS discards data segment if larger than SYN Cookie MSS lower limit.

Fix:
This ID allows to configured 128-9162.


707013 : vCMP host secondary member's cluster.conf file may replaced by that of vCMP guest

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- clusterd restarts on secondary blade.

-- Messages similar to the following are logged in each secondary blade's /var/log/ltm file as clusterd restarts:

Management IP (<guest_management_ip>) already in use by (vcmp guest <guest_name>)

-- Messages similar to the following are logged in the primary blade's /var/log/ltm file when clusterd restarts on a secondary blade:

notice clusterd[3676]: 013a0006:5: Hello from slot 1.
notice clusterd[3676]: 013a0006:5: Informing MCP about slot ID 1 member status.
notice clusterd[3676]: 013a0006:5: Goodbye from slot 1.

Conditions:
-- Power-cycling a blade reproduces the issue most of the time.
-- Possibly specific to platform:
   + This issue has been seen multiple hardware platforms, including B2100, B2150, B2250, and PB300.
   + Issue does not reproduce under the same conditions on a VIPRION 4800.

Impact:
Secondary slot on VIPRION hypervisor is in 'INOPERATIVE' state.

Workaround:
On the vCMP Host, copy the file /shared/db/cluster.conf from the primary to each secondary cluster members. For each secondary blade's slot, use a command similar to the following:

scp /shared/db/cluster.conf slot<slot number>:/shared/db/cluster.conf

Note: Implementing the workaround does not prevent the issue from recurring. An upgrade to an unaffected version is recommended.


707003-3 : Unexpected syntax error in TMSH AVR

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The following tmsh command does not work: tmsh show analytics http report view-by virtual measures { transactions } drilldown

It fails with the following error message: 'Syntax Error: "drilldown" property requires at least one of (device device-list) to be specified before using.'

Conditions:
Whenever the affected tmsh command is run.

Impact:
The following tmsh command will not run: tmsh show analytics http report view-by virtual measures { transactions } drilldown

Workaround:
There is no workaround besides not running the affected command.

Fix:
The following command now works as expected: tmsh show analytics http report view-by virtual measures { transactions } drilldown


706998-3 : Memory leak when OCSP is configured in clientSSL profile for C3D, or in serverSSL profile for server authentication

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
There is a memory leak when OCSP is configured in the clientSSL profile for C3D feature, or in serverSSL profile for server certificate authentication.

Conditions:
OCSP is configured in the clientSSL profile for C3D feature, or in serverSSL profile for server certificate authentication.

Impact:
TMM will run out of memory.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The memory leak has been fixed.


706845-2 : False positive illegal multipart violation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A false positive multipart violation.

Conditions:
Uploading a file with a filename value that is encoded in non utf-8 encoding.

Impact:
A false positive violation, request rejected.

Workaround:
Might be workaround using an irule

Fix:
Corrected ASM multipart parsing.


706835 : When cloning a profile, URL parameters are not shown

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
In Fraud Protection Service GUI, cloning a profile and then navigating to a URL, its parameters are not shown.

Conditions:
Provision and license Fraud Protection Service.

Impact:
Fraud Protection Service GUI.

Workaround:
Navigating again from Profiles will show the parameters.

Fix:
Parameters are now shown on first attempt after cloning a profile.


706804-1 : SNMP trap destination configuration of network option is missing "default" keyword

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When SNMP trap destinations are configured, the user can specify the network that the traps are transmitted out from. By default, the routing table is consulted. Use the network keyword to overwrite this with either "management" or "other". There is also a "default" keyword, which was removed since it was confusing. However, this broke backward compatibility of the REST API; so, it was put back.

Conditions:
Including the "network default" keywords in trap configuration reports an error with version 13.0.0 where the "default" keyword was removed.

Impact:
Existing scripts may encounter errors if they used this keyword.

Workaround:
Don't use the "default" keyword with the snmp trap destination network configuration.

Fix:
The "default" keyword was put back.


706771-1 : FPS ajax-mapping property may be set even when it should be blocked

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
Ajax mapping may be set only when 1) ajax-encryption is enabled OR 2) ajax-integrity AND strong-integrity are enabled.

The bug allows to set ajax-mapping even for the following (invalid) configuration:

  ajax-encryption: disabled
  ajax-integrity: enabled
  strong-integrity: disabled

Conditions:
1)
  ajax-encryption: disabled
  ajax-integrity: enabled
  strong-integrity: disabled

2)
  non-empty ajax-mapping

Impact:
System will set the ajax-mapping field when it should have been blocked.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
FPS should block ajax-mapping configuration when the pre-conditions weren't met.


706750-1 : Changing CGNAT SIP ALG profile log settings while handling traffic may cause tmm crash.

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Altering the router profile log settings (log publisher and logging profile) may cause the tmm to crash when handling traffic.

Conditions:
-- CGNAT SIP ALG.
-- Changing log settings while handling traffic.

Impact:
TMM may crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Changing CGNAT SIP ALG profile log settings while handling traffic no longer causes tmm core.


706688 : Automatically add additional certificates to BIG-IP system in C2S and IC environments

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In order to function properly, the BIG-IP system's failover and autoscale features need extra certificates (which are used inside C2S environments) and endpoint URL. The extra certificates must be pointed to by the $AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable. The BIG-IP system's failover and autoscale feature use AWS CLI commands. Those AWS CLI commands need to have the $AWS_CA_BUNDLE pointing to the certificate files location and endpoint URL. These must be configured manually.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP is running in AWS C2S (Commercial Cloud Services) where the domain is either c2s.ic.gov or sc2c.sgov.gov.

-- The BIG-IP system is configured to do failover or autoscale in those environments.

Impact:
Requires manual copying of the extra certificates, which are pointed to by AWS_CA_BUNDLE, to the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
In this release, you can add all the needed certificates' URLs in the AWS user-data. The BIG-IP system then automatically downloads and stores the certificate and sets the $AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable and endpoint-url.

To use the functionality, when launching the BIG-IP system from the AWS web console, specify the C2S certificate URL and test URL in the following format:
 
c2s-keys-urls=url1,url2,url3;c2s-cert-test-url=ec2.us-iso-east-1.c2s.ic.gov:443;

Where the syntax explanation is as follows:
1. The string literal : c2s-keys-urls=
2. List of comma separated URLs.
3. A semicolon (;).
4. The string literal : c2s-cert-test-url=
5. A URL which is of following format
    <A service name (e.g., ec2)>.<The region where it is running (e.g., us-iso-east-1)>.<the domain name :443 (e.g., c2s.ic.gov:443)>
     
Example: ec2.us-iso-east-1.c2s.ic.gov:443;


706665-2 : ASM policy is modified after pabnagd restart

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM policy modifications might occur after the the pabnagd daemon is restarted. Modifications include the following:

-- Length attributes might change from 'any' to a low auto learning value.
-- Check signature / metachars might change from unchecked to checked.

This applies for the following entity types:
filetypes, URLs, parameters, cookies, WS URLs, content profiles.

Conditions:
-- Configuration containing a policy in which automatic learning mode is configured.
-- Restart of pabnagd (the automated policy-building operations daemon).

Impact:
ASM policy is modified.

Workaround:
Switch policy builder to manual learning mode.

Fix:
Prevent unwanted adjust operations from being called on policy-catchup complete.


706651-1 : Cloning URL does not clone "Description" field

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
When cloning URL using the "Clone URL" feature in FPS/DataSafe GUI, description field is not cloned to new URL.

Conditions:
Provision and license FPS/DataSafe.

Impact:
Not all expected configuration values of the URL are cloned.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
Description field is now cloned to the new URL.


706642-2 : wamd may leak memory during configuration changes and cluster events

Component: WebAccelerator

Symptoms:
wamd memory consumption increases over time.

Conditions:
-- AAM is provisioned so wamd is running.
-- User-initiated configuration change and/or other internal configuration or cluster events.

Impact:
wamd grows slowly over time, eventually crashing due to lack of memory. Temporary outage of services provided by wamd such as PDF linearization, invalidation, etc.

Workaround:
No workaround available.

Fix:
wamd n longer leaks memory during configuration changes and cluster events.


706631-2 : A remote TLS server certificate with a bad Subject Alternative Name should be rejected when Common Criteria mode is licensed and configured.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
According to RFC2818, if the certificate sent by the TLS server has a valid Common Name, but the Subject Alternative Name does not match the Authenticate Name in the server-ssl profile, the connection should be terminated.

Conditions:
-- A server-ssl profile is enabled on a virtual server and has the 'authenticate-name' property set.

-- The TLS server presents a certificate in which the Subject Alternative Name does not match the configured authenticate-name.

-- Common Criteria mode licensed and configured.

Impact:
A TLS connection succeeds which should fail.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
A remote TLS server certificate with a bad Subject Alternative Name is now rejected when Common Criteria mode is licensed and configured.


706534-1 : L7 connection mirroring may not be fully mirrored on standby BigIP

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
As a result of a known issue L7 connection mirroring may not be fully mirrored on standby BigIP

Conditions:
L7 VIP with mirroring configured
Connections with transfer of substantial size.

Impact:
Connections may be mirrored initially but removed after some time.
If there is a failover these connections may not be correctly handled.

Workaround:
Disabling LRO via
tmsh modify sys db tm.tcplargereceiveoffload value disable

May workaround this issue

Fix:
BIG-IP now fully mirrors all L7 connections


706423-1 : tmm may restart if an IKEv2 child SA expires during an async encryption or decryption

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM may discard an existing child-SA via timer during the moment it is in use for encryption or decryption. And in another spot, an error aborting negotiation can cause multiple timers associated with one child-SA, which fight one another.

Conditions:
Errors in IPsec config that fail negotiation can happen when a child-SA is in a state that does not manage timers correctly.

A config with short SA lifetime, causing frequent re-keying, can have the effect of searching for a race condition when expire happens during active use in crypto.

Impact:
TMM restarts, disrupting traffic and causing HA failover.

Workaround:
Ensure that the IPsec IKEv2 configuration in the IPsec policy is correct (the same) on both IPsec peers. Also, ensure SA lifetime has longer duration, instead of merely seconds. (The default is one day.)

Fix:
Now we ensure only one timer can be associated with a child-SA related to short-term progress toward maturity during negotiation, even if an error happens.

Now we also ensure a child-SA is safe during async crypto operations, even if they expire while currently in use.


706361 : IPS stats tables are empty after upgrade from 13.1.0 to 14.0.0

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The IPS stats tables are empty after upgrade from 13.1.0 to 14.0.0.

Conditions:
-- Upgrade from 13.1.0 to 14.0.0.
-- AVR is NOT provisioned.
-- Viewing IPS stats tables.

Impact:
All statistics that relate to IPS are lost.

Workaround:
Before upgrading, run the following SQL command:

update AVR_CONF_FACT_TABLES set export_dir='/shared/avr_afm' where fact_name="AVR_STAT_IPS";

Fix:
The IPS stats tables are now saved in the '/shared_avr_afm' export directory.


706354-2 : OPT-0045 optic unable to link

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The OPT-0045 optical transceiver when inserted into a 40G port does not function. The following error appears in /var/log/ltm:
Invalid module for bundle configuration of interface <portNumber>.0.

Conditions:
OPT-0045 in a 40G port.

Impact:
Optic does not work; interface does not come up.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This release supports the OPT-0045 optical transceiver.


706305-1 : bgpd may crash with overlapping aggregate addresses and extended-asn-cap enabled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
bgpd may crash on a BIG-IP system configured for dynamic routing announcing multiple overlapping aggregate-addresses with extended asn capabilities enabled.

Conditions:
- BGP enabled on route-domain
- BGP configured to announce several overlapping aggregate-addresses
- BGP configured with extended-asn-cap enabled.

Impact:
Inability for the unit to use BGP

Workaround:
Disabling extended-asn-cap or not announcing multiple overlapping aggregate addresses may allow to workaround this issue.

Fix:
bgpd no longer crashes with overlapping aggregate addresses and extended-asn-cap enabled


706276-1 : Unnecessary pop-up appears

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
A pop-up dialog box appears when 'Enhanced Data Integrity Check' is clicked.

Conditions:
-- Provision and license FPS.
-- Add URL.
-- Disable 'Check Full AJAX for Data Manipulation'.

Impact:
Unnecessary dialog box appears.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The pop-up does not appear.


706176-1 : TMM crash can occur when using LRO

Solution Article: K51754851


706169-3 : tmsh memory leak

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
tmsh is leaking approximately 24 KB for every 'save sys config' call.

Conditions:
this occurs under the following conditions:
-- In tmsh, run the following command repeatedly:
 save sys config
-- In the GUI, modify the configuration and click Update, change pages, or otherwise cause a save to the configuration.

Impact:
This results in a memory leak, and a possible out-of-memory condition.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
tmsh no longer leaks memory when performing configuration-save operations.


706128-2 : DNSSEC Signed Zone Transfers Can Leak Memory

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMM might leak memory when performing DNSSEC signed zone transfers. You can detect this issue by examining system memory before and after performing zone transfers.

For example:

tmsh show sys memory raw | grep dnssec

Conditions:
-- Dynamic DNSSEC signing of zone transfers is configured for a given zone from an authoritative DNS Server (this could be on-box BIND, off-box BIND, etc) or from DNS Express.

Impact:
TMM leaks memory related to the signed zone transfer.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
TMM no longer leaks DNSSEC zone transfer related memory.


706104-3 : Dynamically advertised route may flap

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
ZebOS may repeatedly add and delete the routes from protocol daemons. This may cause the protocol daemons to delete and re-advertise the default route.

Conditions:
- Dynamic routing in use
- Kernel routes redistributed into a routing protocol
- Static route configure in TMOS
- Route advertisement enabled on the virtual-address that's the same as the static route

Impact:
Route flapping may cause instability in the network, including inability to reach the default network advertised by the BIG-IP.

Workaround:
Since the static route will be redistributed in the same way as the virtual-address, there is no need to enable route-advertisement on the VIP virtual-address. Disabling this will resolve the problem.

The problem will also be resolved by moving the route from tmsh into ZebOS.
 - In imish config mode, "ip route <route> <gateway>"
 - In tmsh, "delete net route <route>"

Fix:
Configuring a static route in TMOS and enabling route-advertisement on the same virtual-address no longer causes route flapping in ZebOS.


706102-2 : SMTP monitor does not handle all multi-line banner use cases

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
An SMTP monitor does not handle all multi-line banner use cases, such as when the banner is physically split across two packets. This issue is due to attempting to parse the banner value from the first packet without a portion of the banner value that may arrive in a second packet.

Conditions:
An SMTP monitor is configured; and uses a multi-line banner; and the SMTP monitor banner is split across two physical packets.

Impact:
The SMTP monitor sends an RST after the first packet, and marks the resource down.

Workaround:
Use an SMTP monitor with a single-line banner. Or, rather than using an SMTP monitor, instead use a TCP monitor with send/recv strings.

Fix:
An SMTP monitor handles all use cases that include a multi-line banner.


706087 : 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.

Fix:
The key files (in the cache_path) will sync despite having the same name. The problem goes away. The same goes for any file-object that happened to have the same cache_path prior to sync.


706086-3 : PAM RADIUS authentication subsystem hardening

Solution Article: K62750376


705925-1 : Websocket Message Type not displayed in Request Log

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
You are unable to filter for websocket message types.

Conditions:
This is encountered on ASM when viewing the request log.

Impact:
Websocket Message Type not available to be displayed in Request Log.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Websocket Message Type correctly displayed in Request Log


705818-1 : GUI Network Map Policy with forward Rule to Pool, Pool does not show up

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a Virtual Server has a Policy with a rule to forward request to a Pool, the Pool should be associated to the Virtual Server on the Network Map.

Conditions:
Create a Virtual Server with a Policy to forward requests to a Pool.

Impact:
The relationship of the Virtual Server to the Pool via the indirect Policy Rule is not visible in the network map.

Workaround:
No workaround to the visual.

Fix:
Associate Virtual Server with Policy that forwards requests to a Pool on the Network Map.


705799-2 : TMSH improvements

Solution Article: K77313277


705794-2 : Under certain circumstances a stale HTTP/2 stream might cause a tmm crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A HTTP/2 stream is getting overlooked when cleaning up a HTTP/2 flow.

Conditions:
The only known condition is that the closing_stream is not empty. Exact entrance conditions are not clear.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
HTTP/2 flows are now properly cleaned up to prevent a tmm crash.


705774-1 : Add a set of disallowed file types to RDP template

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Universally dangerous filetypes are not included in RDP policy template.

Conditions:
The user creates a new policy using the RDP template.

Impact:
Universally dangerous filetypes are not disallowed.

Workaround:
Dangerous filetypes can be added to policies created from RDP template.

Fix:
Universally dangerous filetypes are now included in RDP policy template.


705611-2 : 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.

Fix:
Large configuration changes to the TMM involving a HTTP/2 profile will no longer potentially cause a TMM crash.


705593-5 : CVE-2015-7940: Bouncy Castle Java Vulnerability

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
An attacker could extract private keys used by Bouncy Castle in elliptic curve cryptography with a few thousand queries.

Conditions:
No specific conditions.

Impact:
None. BIG-IP software does not use the impacted library features.

Fix:
Version 1.59 of the library is installed on the BIG-IP system at the following paths:
/usr/share/java/rest/libs/bcprov-1.59.jar
/usr/share/java/rest/libs/bcpkix-1.59.jar


705559-1 : 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.

Fix:
"No strong integrity param" alert should be suppressed in case that none of the data-integrity parameters were sent.

In case that forcing all data-integrity parameters was enabled (tmsh modify sys db antifraud.autotransactions.parameternameintegrity value enable) - the alert will be sent.


705503-3 : Context leaked from iRule DNS lookup

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The memory usage increases, and stats are inaccurate.

Conditions:
Call RESOLV::lookup from an iRule.

Impact:
Memory leak that accumulates over time and inaccurate stats.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than not using RESOLV::lookup in an iRule.

Fix:
Memory leak no longer occurs.


705476-2 : Appliance Mode does not follow design best practices

Solution Article: K28003839


705456-1 : Enabling HTTP-to-HTTPS redirection in a vCMP guest can prevent some Host-Guest Management features from working

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- ISOs of type block-device-image do not show up on vCMP Guests and are not available for installation when HTTP-to-HTTPS redirection is enabled.
- Guest health status is not viewable from the host when HTTP-to-HTTPS redirection is enabled.

Conditions:
VCMP Guest has HTTP-to-HTTPS redirection enabled.

Impact:
-- Not all available images are installable.
-- Guest health status is not visible from the host.

Workaround:
Use the corresponding workaround:

-- Manually copy images to vCMP guests.
-- Check guest health status by logging into the host.

Fix:
Configured iControl REST to allow appropriate daemons access when HTTP-to-HTTPS redirection is enabled.


705442-1 : GUI Network Map objects search on Virtual Server IP Address and Port does not work

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Searching for a Virtual Server using the IP Address and Port of the Virtual Server does not work.

Conditions:
Create a Virtual Server with name vs1 and address.

Impact:
Users are unable to search using an IP Address to filter Virtual Server results.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
We now include the Virtual Server's IP Address and Port as searchable values.


705161-1 : TMM may crash when processing TCP DNS traffic

Solution Article: K23520761

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, when processing TCP DNS traffic, TMM may crash

Conditions:
DNS profile enabled
TCP profile enabled
AVR enabled
ASM enabled

Impact:
TMM crash, leading to a failover event.

Fix:
TMM processes TCP DNS traffic as expected


705112-2 : DHCP server flows are not re-established after expiration

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP relay agent doesn't have server flows connecting to all active DHCP servers after a while.

Conditions:
- More than one DHCP servers configured for a DHCP virtual.
- Server flows timeout in 60 seconds

Impact:
DHCP server traffic not load balanced.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
A new logic to re-establish server flows is introduced to ensure a relay agent will have all DHCP servers connected.


705037-2 : System may exhibit duplicate if_index, which in some cases lead to nsm daemon restart

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
It is possible for the BIG-IP system to present duplicate if_index statistics of network objects, either viewed internally or polled via SNMP.

Conditions:
-- High availability (HA) configuration.
-- Tunnels configured.
-- If dynamic routing is configured, additional impact may be noted.

Impact:
-- Unreliable or confusing statistics via SNMP polling.

-- If dynamic routing is also configured, possible nsm daemon restart, which may lead to loss of dynamic routes.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
System no longer exhibits duplicate if_index statistics.


704804-1 : The NAS-IP-Address in RADIUS remote authentication is unexpectedly set to the loopback address

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The NAS-IP-Address in RADIUS remote authentication requests is set to the loopback address, not the management IP.

Conditions:
This applies to remote authentication for the control plane, not APM.

Impact:
Login may be impacted.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
NAS-IP-Address Attribute is now set correctly when the the BIG-IP system is configured to use RADIUS authentication.


704764-3 : SASP monitor marks members down with non-default route domains

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The LTM SASP monitor marks pool members down, whose address include non-default route domains.

Conditions:
1. Using the SASP health monitor to monitor a pool or pool member.
2. The address of the pool member includes a non-default route domain, such as:

ltm pool rd_test {
    members {
        test_1:http {
            address 12.34.56.78%99
        }
    }
    monitor my_sasp
}

Impact:
Pool members with non-default route domains will never be marked up by the SASP monitor.

Workaround:
Do not specify non-default route domains in the addresses of pool members monitored by the SASP health monitor.

The SASP protocol does not support the use of route domains in member addresses. Thus, the SASP GWM (Global Workload Manager) will ignore route domain information included in the member addresses when registered by the SASP monitor in BIG-IP, and will report the status of members using addresses without route domains.

Therefore, even with a fixed version of the SASP monitor, BIG-IP LTM administrators must be careful to avoid configuring multiple pool members with the same address except for different route domains, to be monitored by the SASP monitor. If case of such a configuration error, the status of the member reported by the SASP GWM may not accurately reflect the status of one or more of the pool members with matching IP addresses.

Fix:
The LTM SASP monitor will correctly report the status of pool members configured with addresses that include a non-default route domain, if the SASP GWM is monitoring members with matching addresses (minus route-domain information).


704755-1 : EUD_M package could not be installed on 800 platforms

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Attempts to install the EUD_M EUD package fail on 800 platforms even though they are supposed to be supported.

Conditions:
Attempt to install EUD_M package on 800 platforms.

Impact:
Cannot install EUD_M package on a platform that is claimed to support it.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
EUD_M package can now be installed on 800 platforms as expected.


704733-1 : NAS-IP-Address is sent with the bytes in reverse order

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The NAS-IP-Address has the address of the local device sent with the bytes in reverse order (e.g., 78.56.30.172, where 172.30.56.78 is expected).

Conditions:
-- This affects IPv4 addresses only.
-- BIG-IP system is configured for RADIUS authentication.

Impact:
The server may be configured to check the NAS-IP-Address before allowing logins, in which case it would fail.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
This has been corrected.


704666-1 : memory corruption can occur when using certain certificates

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a certificate has an extremely long common name, or an extremely long alternative name and is attached to an SSL profile, memory corruption can occur when loading the profile.

Conditions:
An SSL profile is loaded with a certificate containing an extremely long common name or subject alternative name.

Impact:
TMM could crash.

Workaround:
Do not use certificates with extremely long common names

Fix:
A length check has been added to avoid corruption when using extremely long common names.


704643-1 : Backslashes preceding a forward slash are mistakenly doubled in regular expression within Signature rule

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When adding or modifying a user-defined Attack Signature in Simple Edit Mode, backslashes preceding a forward slash are mistakenly doubled in regular expression keywords within the Signature.

Conditions:
-- Add or modify a user-defined Attack Signature with a regular expression keyword containing an escaped forward slash in Simple Edit Mode.

Impact:
The backslash escaping the forward slash is doubled, which changes the enforced signature rule.

Workaround:
Create or modify the Signature rule using Advanced Edit Mode.

Fix:
When adding or modifying a user-defined Attack Signature in Simple Edit Mode, backslashes preceding a forward slash are handled correctly in regular expression keywords within the Signature rule.


704587-2 : Authentication with UTF-8 chars in password or handling of IP addresses fail due to byte-array processing in iRules

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
This issue can have a number of observable effects, including:
1. APM end users cannot login to the server. The log contains a message similar to the following: iRule err 'bad IP address format'.
2. When using the HTTP::header insert command, an iRule produces the following error: bad IP address format.
3. An iRule may produce other 'bad format' errors when processing inputs containing UTF-8 characters or other objects that are handled as byte arrays.

Conditions:
The corresponding conditions under which the above-described symptoms may occur include:
1. APM end users who have UTF-8 characters in their password.
2. An iRule uses the 'HTTP::header insert' command to insert the '[HTTP::header True-Client-IP]' object.
3. An iRule processes other input containing IP addresses (such as 'IP::addr') or UTF-8 characters or other objects that are handled as byte arrays.

These symptoms may occur when low-level Tcl functions servicing iRule APIs parse UTF-8 characters into strings. The Tcl marshaling routines used by some iRule functions (including HTTP::header insert) coerce some arguments into the bytearray type, which receives special treatment when coerced into other objects (such as IP addresses). Under certain conditions, when a string is coerced into a bytearray, the coercion fails and the error noted in the logs is produced.
Because APM user authentication is implemented via iRules, the handling of UTF-8 characters in iRules affects APM user authentication when the user password contains UTF-8 characters.

These symptoms may occur on affected versions of BIG-IP software due to underlying changes in the low-level Tcl implementation.

Impact:
For the above-described symptoms, the corresponding impacts include:
1. APM authentication service is unavailable.
2. An iRule fails when using the HTTP::header insert command.
3. Other iRules may fail when using other APIs that process IP addresses (such as 'IP::addr') or strings containing UTF-8 characters or other objects that are handled as byte arrays.

Workaround:
1. To work around the APM authentication symptom, add a Variable Assign agent after the 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

2. To work around errors processing 'HTTP::header insert' commands, avoid processing string variables with the 'HTTP::header insert' command. You can first convert the string to an IP address with IP::addr. For example:

 Change
    HTTP::header insert X-Forwarded-For $myip1
 To
    HTTP::header insert X-Forwarded-For [IP::addr $myip1 mask "255.255.255.255"]

 where $myip1 could be a string representation of an ip address defined earlier with "set myip1 "78.210.81.133"

3. It may be possible to work around other iRule errors related to processing IP addresses (such as 'IP::addr') or UTF-8 characters or other objects that are handled as byte arrays by troubleshooting the iRule to determine the source of the error, and assigning the value to another string variable before further processing.

Fix:
Special UTF-8 characters (including in user passwords authenticated using APM), IP addresses, and other objects that are handled as byte arrays in iRules are now handled properly.


704580-1 : apmd service may restart when BIG-IP is used as SAML SP while processing response from SAML IdP

Solution Article: K05018525


704555-2 : Core occurs if DIAMETER::persist reset is called if no persistence key is set.

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
tmm crashes and restarts.

Conditions:
The system is configured to use a custom persistence key, but no persistence key has been set and DIAMETER::persist reset command is used.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Avoid using DIAMETER::persist reset if a persistence key has not been set.

Fix:
System ignores the reset command if the key has not been set


704552 : Support for ONAP site licensing

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
ONAP site licensing not supported.

Conditions:
-- Attempting to use ONAP site licensing

Impact:
BIG-IP system does not license.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Ported ONAP site licensing support to this version of the software.

Behavior Change:
This version of the software supports ONAP site licensing.


704528-2 : tmm may run out of memory during IP shunning

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
If no AppIQ is configured on an AFM-provisioned system, over time the system can run out of memory causing tmm to crash/restart.

Conditions:
-- Blacklist profile is configured with blacklist categories.
-- AppIQ is not configured.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
If no AppIQ is configured, the system now handles the shunned IP's that are to be sent to ECM server.


704512-1 : Automated upload of qkview to iHealth can time out resulting in error

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The automated upload of qkview files to iHealth via the support page of the BIG-IP GUI can time out waiting for an analysis from iHealth. Sometimes, iHealth can take several minutes to complete analysis, and this is a realistic scenario.

If the BIG-IP system times-out waiting for completion of the analysis, the link to the iHealth record is not stored.

Conditions:
iHealth takes longer than three minutes to complete analysis of a qkview file after uploading.

Impact:
Support history will not contain links to completed qkviews.

Workaround:
Run qkview from the command line and upload to iHealth manually.

Fix:
The iHealth link is now stored immediately after the qkview is successfully uploaded, and the timeout is not considered an error.


704435-1 : 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 is not 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 are not pooled, but all other features are retained.

Fix:
Fixed a problem that prevented NTLM and OneConnect profiles from working properly on the same LTM virtual server.


704381-5 : SSL/TLS handshake failures and terminations are logged at too low a level

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL/TLS handshake failures and terminations are being logged at too low of a level (INFO).

Conditions:
-- SSL/TLS connections are received or sent.
-- Handshake failures are logged.

Impact:
Sometimes other errors are produced, and the cause is a SSL/TLS handshake failure, but this failure is not being logged.

Workaround:
There is no workaround.

Fix:
SSL/TLS handhake failures and terminations are now logged at a higher level (WARNING).


704369-2 : TMM on BIG-IP restarts if a dos profile is attached to a virtual with sip-routing enabled

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM restarts on a BIG-IP if a dos profile is attached to a virtual with sip-routing enabled

Conditions:
1. A virtual with sip-routing enabled.
2. A dos profile is attached to this virtual

Impact:
Traffic is disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
After fix, tmm is not restarting any more.


704336-1 : 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.

Fix:
The fix will now add all the intermediate and root certificate including device certificate to Trusted Server and Trusted Device certificate bundle.


704282-2 : 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.

Fix:
TMM no longer halts and restarts when calculating the BWC pass rate for dynamic bwc policy when fair share rate is low.


704247-2 : BIG-IP software may fail to install if multiple copies of the same image are present and have been deleted

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP .iso images may fail to install if multiple copies of the same image are present and have been deleted.

Conditions:
-- Have multiple copies of the same image .iso in the /shared directory on a BIG-IP system.
-- Delete one of them.

Impact:
Installation attempt of the remaining image(s) might fail.

Workaround:
Restart the lind process, so the installation can continue.

Fix:
The BIG-IP system now installs an image if multiple copies of the same image are present and have been deleted


704236-1 : TMM crash when attaching FastL4 profile

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
TMM crashes and generates a core file.

Conditions:
-- FastL4 profile is attached to a virtual server.
-- L4 stats profile is defined.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes under these conditions.


704207-1 : DNS query name is not showing up in DNS AVR reporting

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
DNS query name is not showing up in DNS AVR reporting.

Conditions:
Sending traffic to Virtual with DNS profile.

Impact:
No query information for DNS is reported in AVR.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
After fix, the query name is now showing up in AVR reporting.


704184-6 : APM MAC Client create files with owner only read write permissions

Solution Article: K52171282


704143-1 : BD memory leak

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A BD memory leak.

Conditions:
websocket traffic with specific configuration

Impact:
Resident memory increases, swap getting used.

Workaround:
Make sure the web socket violations are not due to bad websocket URL configuration, that they are turned on in Learn/Alarm or block and that there is a local logger configured and attached.


704073-1 : Repeated 'bad transition' OOPS logging may appear in /var/log/ltm and /var/log/tmm

Solution Article: K24233427

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:
Although there are no definitive user-discernible conditions, use of SSL functionality might increase the likelihood of logging.

Impact:
Log pollution and potential for performance degradation.

Workaround:
Suppress the logging using the following command:
tmsh modify sys db tmm.oops value silent

Fix:
The 'bad transition' OOPS logging has been demoted to internal, debug builds only.


703959 : Manual thresholds for DoS Protection Dynamic Signatures are not accepted via TMUI

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Manual thresholds for DoS Protection Dynamic Signatures are not accepted via TMUI. The 'Infinite' values for detection and mitigation are retained. No error message is returned.

Conditions:
Attempting to configure manual AFM detection and mitigation threshold for DoS Protection Dynamic Signatures using the Management GUI.

Impact:
The BIG-IP system Administrator is not aware that config change failed to be applied.

Workaround:
Manual thresholds for Dynamic Signatures can be configured using TMSH.

Fix:
You can now change manual detection and mitigation threshold via TMUI.


703940-2 : Malformed HTTP/2 frame consumes excessive system resources

Solution Article: K45611803


703914-2 : 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.

Fix:
TMM correctly handles LB:reselect on virtual servers with pools using request queueing.


703869 : Waagent updated to 2.2.21

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Microsoft updates waagent via an opensource process, but it is not compatible with BIG-IP software, and so cannot be upgraded outside of BIG-IP releases. Without this, Microsoft will not support older releases of BIG-IP systems in their environment.

Conditions:
Using Microsoft Azure.

Impact:
Microsoft does not support the version of waagent shipped as part of BIG-IP software.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Waagent was updated to 2.2.21 from Microsoft along with F5 changes for compatibility with BIG-IP software.


703848-1 : 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.


703835-2 : When using SCP into BIG-IP systems, you must specify the target filename

Solution Article: K82814400


703833-1 : Some bot detected features might not work as expected on Single Page Applications

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Some client side features do not work correctly when enabling single page application.

Conditions:
Enabling single page application (on DoS or ASM), and Web Scraping-> Persistent Client Identification

Impact:
Captcha challenge causes a loop of ajax requests.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
Fixing Persistent Client Identification for Single Page Applications.


703793-3 : tmm restarts when using ACCESS::perflow get' in certain events

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
tmm will restart when using 'ACCESS::perflow get' if the per-request policy has not been started yet.

Conditions:
Use 'ACCESS::perflow get' iRule in an event that runs before the per-request policy (e.g., CLIENT_ACCEPTED).

Impact:
tmm cores and traffic flow will be interrupted while it restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Initialization of certain variables was reworked so that the iRule command will not cause a core anymore if the per-flow value is unavailable due to the per-request policy not having been started yet.


703761-2 : Disable DSA keys for public-key and host-based authentication in Common Criteria mode

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
On a BIG-IP system configured for Common Criteria (CC) mode, DSA keys can still be used for key-based authentication to the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
-- Running a CC release with CC Mode enabled.
-- Attempt to SSH-connect to the BIG-IP system from another system with a DSA key.
-- That DSA key is present in the BIG-IP system's authorized_keys file.

Impact:
If the key is in the BIG-IP system's authorized_keys file, public-key authentication succeeds, when DSA authentication should be disabled in CC mode.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
DSA SSH keys are now disabled for public-key and host-based authentication in Common Criteria mode, as expected.


703702 : Fixed iControl REST not listing GTM Listeners

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When using iControl REST to get a list of GTM Listeners, no listeners will be returned.

Conditions:
Use iControl REST to get a list of GTM Listeners

Impact:
Cannot get a list of GTM Listeners by iControl REST

Workaround:
Use iControl REST to get a list of all LTM Virtual Servers, and then look for virtual-servers with a DNS Profile

Fix:
Fixed issue preventing iControl REST from returning a list of GTM Listeners


703669-2 : Eventd restarts on NULL pointer access

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The loop that reads /config/eventd.xml to load configuration data processes data in 1024-byte chunks. If the size of the file is a multiple of 1024 bytes, the end of file condition that terminates the file read does not occur until the subsequent read. The subsequent read returns zero (0) bytes and passes an empty buffer to the parser, which causes eventd to restart repeatedly.

Conditions:
The length of the file /config/eventd.xml is a multiple of 1024 bytes.

Impact:
Causes eventd to crash.

Workaround:
To work around the problem, insert whitespace in /config/eventd.xml to pad the file to a size that is not a multiple of 1024 bytes.


703580-1 : 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 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.

Fix:
TLS1.1 handshake no longer fails running v12.x/v13.x vCMP guest with earlier BIG-IP software version on vCMP host.


703545-1 : DNS::return iRule "loop" checking disabled

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
In ID 517347, checking was added to attempt to detect infinite loops caused by improper use of the DNS::return iRule command.

This is occasionally catching false positive loops resulting in connections being dropped incorrectly.

Conditions:
A virtual with a DNS profile that is using the udp profile instead of the udp_gtm_dns profile. An iRule that uses the DNS::return command.

Impact:
If a loop is erroneously detected, the connection will be dropped.

Workaround:
Where possible use the udp_gtm_dns profile instead of udp on virtuals with a DNS profile.

Where possible, use a "return" command immediately after the "DNS::return" command to prevent accidentally calling DNS::return multiple times.

Fix:
The loop detection logic has been removed.


703517 : TMM may crash when processing TCP DNS traffic

Solution Article: K23520761

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, when processing TCP DNS traffic, TMM may crash

Conditions:
DNS profile enabled
TCP profile enabled
AVR enabled
ASM enabled

Impact:
TMM crash, leading to a failover event.

Fix:
TMM processes TCP DNS traffic as expected


703515-3 : 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.

Fix:
All persistence key lengths work as expected.


703429-2 : 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.


703298-2 : 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.

Fix:
The system now removes the source-path files and only keeps the cache-path files. phonehome_upload now will work on the standby unit after a config-sync. Without the source-path files which do not get sync'd, there is no danger of re-loading them.


703266-2 : Potential MCP memory leak in LTM policy compile code

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Failure in processing LTM policy may result in MCP memory leak

Conditions:
When Centralized Policy Management (CPM) fails to process LTM policy

Impact:
MCP memory leak

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
This fix handles rare MCP memory leak which may occur if CPM fails to process LTM policy


703233 : Some filters don't work in Security->Reporting->URL Latencies page

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
If a filter by Virtual Servers or URLs in Security->Reporting->URL Latencies page, the data is not filtered.

Conditions:
No special condition.

Impact:
It it impossible to filter data in the aforementioned page.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
An incorrect SQL query was applied to the statistics database upon such data request. The SQL query is fixed.


703208-1 : PingAccessAgent causes TMM core

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
PingAccessAgent can cause TMM to core due to accessing freed memory.

Conditions:
It happens in edge case situation. Exact steps are still under investigation. Suspicion is that the client aborts the connection while TMM/PingAccessAgent module is still awaiting response from the PingAccessAgent back-end server.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


703191-2 : HTTP2 requests may contain invalid headers when sent to servers

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP requests handled by an HTTP/2 virtual server may have blank header names when proxied through to the server or when handled via iRules.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server has the HTTP/2 profile assigned.
-- Client and the BIG-IP system negotiate/use HTTP/2.

Impact:
HTTP/2 applications may generate CSRF-related errors. Alternately, the server may return intermittent (and from the client's perspective, spurious) 400 Bad Request responses.

Workaround:
There is no workaround other than to remove the HTTP/2 profile from the virtual server.


703171-1 : High CPU usage for apmd, localdbmgr and oauth processes

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
High CPU Usage for apmd, localdbmgr, and oauthd with large configurations.

Conditions:
-- APM provisioned.
-- BIG-IP has a large configuration (i.e., a large number of virtual servers).
-- One of the following:
  + A full config sync happens from one device (with a large configuration) to another device.
  + When loading BIG-IP configurations that contain a large number of virtual servers.

Impact:
Depending on the operation:
  + The process on the second device exhibits high CPU usage
  + The loading device exhibits high CPU usage.

APM end user traffic might not be processed by APM until it is done processing all the config changes. The amount of time service is down depends on how large the configuration is.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Startup processing of apmd, localdbmgr, and oauthd have been optimized to reduce the CPU usage.


703045-1 : If using TMSH commands with deprecated attributes in iApp, the upgrade will fail.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMSH commands with deprecated attributes will fail if used in iApp.

Conditions:
TMSH commands with deprecated attributes will fail if used in iApp. This is so whether the iApp is activated during the upgrade process or simply run under iApp service at the user display.

Impact:
TMSH commands will not execute like create command will result in no objects (e.g., monitor, virtual server, etc.) being created.

Workaround:
Try to avoid deprecated attributes of the object in the iApp.

Fix:
All TMSH commands should handle deprecated attributes of objects consistently across TMSH command line, CLI Script and iApp and like so:

- run TMSH commands to full execution with only warning message.
- full execution means objects action should be executed without error and no something amiss silently either.


702946-3 : Added option to reset staging period for signatures

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
In cases where a staging period was started, but no traffic passed through security policy, you might want to reset the staging period when traffic starts, but there is no option to do so.

Conditions:
Staging enabled for signatures in policy.

Impact:
There is a suggestion to enforce the signature before any traffic can influence this decision.

Workaround:
If all signatures are staged, you can enforce them all, and then enable staging again.

Note: Apply policy is required between actions.

Fix:
Added option to reset the staging period for all or specific signatures. In modal windows shown after clicking 'Change properties...' on the Policy Signatures screen, when 'No' is not selected for 'Perform Staging', the system presents a checkbox: Reset Staging Period.


702936-1 : TMM SIGSEGV under specific conditions.

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
TMM SIGSEGV when running heavy traffic with LTM, ASM, AVR, and FPS provisioned when span port is enabled. tmm crash

Conditions:
-- LTM, ASM, AVR, and FPS are provisioned.
-- Span port is enabled.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
This issue no longer occurs.


702792-1 : Upgrade creates Server SSL profiles with invalid cipher strings

Solution Article: K82327396

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Upgrade of BIG-IP creates Server SSL profiles for custom HTTPS monitors that may have an invalid Ciphers attribute. This does not prevent the configuration from loading, but attempting to modify the existing SSL profile or create a new one with matching configuration fails with the following message:

    01070312:3: Invalid keyword 'kedh' in ciphers list for profile /Common/name-of-server-ssl-profile

Conditions:
Custom HTTPS monitors configured prior to an upgrade result in these profiles being created during the upgrade.

The default HTTPS cipherlist is 'DEFAULT:+SHA:+3DES:+kEDH', which is a valid OpenSSL cipher list, but is not a valid Client SSL / Server SSL cipher list.

Impact:
Upgrade creates configurations that are challenging to manage as a result of MCPD validation.

Workaround:
Reconfigure the cipher list to be valid according to both the OpenSSL cipher list and the Client SSL / Server SSL cipher list expectations.

For instance, use "DEFAULT:+SHA:+3DES:+EDH" instead of "DEFAULT:+SHA:+3DES:+kEDH".

Fix:
Upgrade no longer creates Server SSL profiles with invalid cipher strings.


702738-1 : Tmm might crash activating new blob when changing firewall rules

Solution Article: K32181540

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes with core when changing firewall rules. TMM can enter a crash-loop, so it will crash again after restarting.

Conditions:
Updating, removing, or adding firewall rules.

Specific characteristics of change that can cause this issue are unknown; this issue occurs rarely.

Impact:
Data traffic processing stops.

Workaround:
There are two workaround options:
Option A
1. Delete all policies.
2. Create them again without allowing blob compilation.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all the policies have been created (enable on-demand-compilation).

Option B
Modify all the rules simultaneously.

For example, the following steps will resolve this issue:
1. Enable on-demand-compilation
2. Select an IP address that is not used in any rules, e.g., 1.1.1.1.
3. Add that IP address to all the rules/source in all of the policies. To do so, run the following command for each policy:
tmsh modify security firewall policy POLICY_NAME rules modify { all { source { addresses add { 1.1.1.1 } } } }

4. Delete the IP address (restore rules) in all of the policies. To do so, run the following command for each policy:
tmsh modify security firewall policy POLICY_NAME rules modify { all { source { addresses delete { 1.1.1.1 } } } }
5. Disable on-demand-compilation. Doing so starts new blob compilation.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when changing firewall rules.


702705-2 : Core observed during lease query testing when RADIUS Authentication is configured in DHCP profile

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm may halt and restart when RADIUS Authentication is configured in DHCP profile.

Conditions:
1. RADIUS Authentication is configured in a DHCP profile.
2. DHCP response does not have proper info.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
This version handles these conditions, so tmm does not halt and restart.


702520-2 : Same AZ failover in AWS fails in some configurations with two or more objects sharing the same IP address.

Solution Article: K53330514

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.

Fix:
This issue has been resolved.


702487-3 : 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.

Fix:
VPE and utilities operations are now supported, even for admins with spaces in names. However, F5 recommends against using spaces in admin names, and recommends that you modify the admin name to remove the spaces.


702472-3 : Appliance Mode Security Hardening

Solution Article: K87659521


702469-3 : Appliance mode hardening in scp

Solution Article: K73522927


702457-2 : DNS Cache connections remain open indefinitely

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Resize / Clearing the DNS cache while a lot of traffic is running can cause numerous connections to remain open indefinitely. tmm crash

Conditions:
Resize / Clear the DNS Cache while it is resolving connections.

Impact:
Connections remain open forever, using up memory

Workaround:
If you are encountering this, you can remove these connections by restarting tmm:

tmsh restart sys service tmm

Impact of workaround: Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
Fixed an issue where the DNS Cache kept connections open indefinitely when clearing or resizing a cache with active resolutions occurring.


702450-1 : 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.

Fix:
Made the error message accurately reflect what the user was attempting to delete.


702439 : 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.

Fix:
The HTTP/2 filter correctly handles the dynamic header table resize notifications triggered by a non-default header table size. Streams will not be reset with a RST_STREAM error.

Additionally, the BIG-IP system will now send the correct number of dynamic header table resize notifications when the table is resized by the client multiple times between header blocks.


702419 : Protocol Inspection needs add-on license to work

Component: Protocol Inspection

Symptoms:
Protocol Inspection does not work.

Conditions:
-- AFM is licensed and provisioned through 'Good' or 'Better' license, but no add-on subscription license for Protocol Inspection. Alternately, AFM licensed as an add-on module to another module (typically LTM).
-- Protocol Inspection profile configured and applied to a Virtual Server or referenced in a firewall rule in an active firewall policy.
-- Upgrade to 13.1.0.3 or later.
-- Attempt to use Protocol Inspection functionality.

Impact:
Protocol Inspection functions that used to work no longer work.

Workaround:
Activate an add-on subscription or obtain an AFM standalone license. Protocol Inspection functionality now requires one of these.

Fix:
Protocol Inspection now requires an add-on license to work.

Note: If you previously had Protocol Inspection configured without an add-on license installed, the features are not applied to traffic until the add-on license is obtained, even though the interface allows you to configure them.

Behavior Change:
The Protocol Inspection (PI) Intrusion Detection and Prevention System functionality now requires either an add-on subscription or an AFM standalone license for any of the features to work. A 'Good' or 'Better' license no longer enables the PI features.

Note: The Configuration Utility allows you to configure inspection profiles, compliance checks, and signatures, but they are not applied to traffic. There is no feedback that they are not applied. The operations simply fail silently.


702310-1 : The ':l' and ':h' options are not available on the tmm interface in tcpdump

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The ':l' and ':h' options are not available on the tmm interface in tcpdump.

Conditions:
Running tcpdump.

Impact:
Packet capture on the tmm interface from the Linux side or the host side of tmm interface is not possible.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.

Fix:
The tmm interface now accepts ':l' and ':h' and packets on this interface can be captured from the Linux side or the host side.


702278-2 : 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.


702263-1 : An access profile with large number of SAML Resources (greater than 200) causes APM error ERR_TOOBIG while loading.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Using a SAML SP-initiated use case (APM is IdP) and having a large Access Policy with 200 or more SAML resources assigned to users. Each time a new SAML resource is added to that Access Policy, the entire SSO service becomes unusable. No new sessions can be established. The system generates internal metadata that consists of the names of all the SAML resources along with its SSO name. This has a limit of size 4 KB. When this limit is reached, the system logs errors similar to the following:

-- err tmm3[15840]: 01490514:3: (null):Common:00000000: Access encountered error: ERR_TOOBIG. File: ../modules/hudfilter/access/access.c, Function: access_create_saml_meta_data, Line: 21001


-- err tmm3[15840]: 014d1014:3: /Common/SAML_SSO_access:Common:7a34161c:SAML SSO: Error(16) Unable to find SAML SSO/SP Connector object matching SAML Authn Request.

Conditions:
A SAML SSO Access policy has a large number of SAML Resources assigned to it (such that the combined length of their names is greater-than-or-equal-to 4 KB).

Impact:
The system logs an error on running the Access Policy, the whole SSO service becomes unusable. No new sessions can be established.

Workaround:
Delete any unused SAML resources from SAML SSO access policy so that the combined length of the names of all SAML resources assigned to Access policy is less than 4 KB.

Fix:
The system now allocate memory dynamically for the internally stored metadata, so it can handle large lists of assigned SAML resource objects.


702232-1 : TMM may crash while processing FastL4 TCP traffic

Solution Article: K25573437


702227-3 : Memory leak in TMSH load sys config

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When loading a configuration, either through tmsh load sys config or the corresponding iControl REST command, the TMSH or icrd_child processes can leak memory.

Conditions:
When configuration is loaded via TMSH or iControl REST.

Impact:
The TMSH process memory or icrd_child process memory continues to grow every time the config is loaded.

Workaround:
If memory consumption grows in the TMSH process, restart the TMSH process.

If memory consumption grows in iControl REST, restart the REST service using the following command: bigstart restart restjavad.

Fix:
There is no longer a memory leak when loading configuration in TMSH or iControl REST.


702222-1 : RADIUS and SecurID Auth fails with empty password

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If password value is empty, the following error message will be logged in /var/log/apm:

err apmd[14259]: 014902f0:3: /Common/profile_name:Common:eb69a5gd: RADIUS Agent: Failed to read Password Source session variable:

Conditions:
This occurs only when following conditions are met:
- RADIUS or SecurID auth agent is included in the access policy.
- Empty password value is used for authentication.

Impact:
User may not be authenticated.

Workaround:
- Add variable assignment agent before RADIUS/SecurID auth agent in the access policy.
- Set 'session.logon.last.password' (or whatever password source is used for authentication) to a random value.

Fix:
RADIUS/SecurID auth agent allows empty password value for authentication.


702151-1 : HTTP/2 can garble large headers

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The HTTP/2 filter may incorrectly encode large headers.

Conditions:
A header that encodes to larger than 2048 bytes may be incorrectly encoded.

Impact:
The garbled header may no longer conform to the HPACK spec, and cause the connection to be dropped. The garbled header may be correctly formed, but contain incorrect data.

Fix:
The HTTP/2 filter correctly encodes large HTTP headers.


702008-1 : ASM REST: Missing DB Cleanup for some tables

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Finished REST tasks that are not deleted by the client that initiated them are meant to be cleaned periodically. Certain tasks are not included in this cleanup job.

Conditions:
The following tasks are not reaped automatically if left uncleaned by the REST client that initiated them:

From 13.0.x:
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/apply-server-technologies
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/bulk
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/export-policy-template
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/export-requests
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/import-policy-template

From 13.1.0:
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/export-data-protection
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/import-data-protection
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/import-certificate
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/policy-diff
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/policy-merge
-- /mgmt/tm/asm/tasks/update-enforcer

Impact:
DB space usage grows with each ASM REST task that is not cleaned up.

Workaround:
REST Clients that initiate tasks can delete them after verifying the task has reached a final state.

Fix:
REST tasks left behind are now be pruned by the DB Cleanup process.


701898-1 : Certain virtual address route-advertisement settings break upgrades from 13.0.0 hotfix rollups

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upgrading from a version of 13.0.0 other than the base build may result in failure depending on the values of the virtual address route-advertisement setting. If set to 'selective', 'any', or 'all', the configuration will fail to load after the upgrade with an error similar to the following example in the /var/log/ltm file:

load_config_files: "/usr/bin/tmsh -n -g load sys config partitions all " - failed. -- Loading schema version: 13.0.0 Syntax Error:(/config/bigip.conf at line: 1790) invalid property value "route-advertisement":"selective"

Conditions:
- Upgrading from a version of 13.0.0 other than the base (i.e. HF1 or later).
- Upgrading to 13.1.0 or later.
- At least one virtual address with its route-advertisement value set to 'selective', 'any', or 'all'.

Impact:
Configuration will not load. If the unit being upgraded is a stand-alone unit, this will result in a traffic outage.

Workaround:
If you become aware of this issue prior to upgrading:

1. Note any virtual address route-advertisement settings that are 'selective', 'any', or 'all'.

2. Change all of these values to either 'enabled' or 'disabled' (note that this will change the route advertisement behavior temporarily).

3. Perform the upgrade. The goal of this step is to have the BIG-IP system perform an installation while carrying forward the new, modified configuration. Note that if your chosen destination (i.e. HD1.3) already exists and contains the very software you want to install (i.e. 13.1.1.2), then you must first delete the destination before you can re-use it. This is because, by design, the BIG-IP system will not perform an installation if the desired software is already present in the destination boot location. Attempting such an installation would just result in the BIG-IP system immediately rebooting to activate that boot location, without performing any installation and thus defeating the point of this workaround.

4. Once the upgrade completes, change the route advertisement settings back to their original values.


If you become aware of this issue after the upgrade has already failed:

1. Boot back into the old/working boot location.

2. Delete the boot location containing the failed installation.

3. Follow the procedure detailed under 'If you become aware of this issue prior to upgrading'.

Fix:
Upgrades from 13.0.0 hotfix rollups involving certain virtual address route-advertisement settings no longer fail.


701889-1 : Setting log.ivs.level or log-config filter level to informational causes crash

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Certain log messages for internal virtual server (IVS) at 'informational' log level, cause TMM to crash when they are logged. The messages are logged at the end of an HTTP transaction to or from an IVS.

Conditions:
Information level logging enabled:

- sys db log.ivs.level informational or
- log-config filter level set to info

A transaction that passes HTTP to/from an internal virtual server.

Impact:
TMM crashes and restarts, causing loss of connections.

Workaround:
Avoid setting log.ivs.level to 'informational' or higher level and/ log-config filter level to 'info' or higher. By default the level is 'error' which does not trigger the bug.

Fix:
Informational messages for internal virtual server (IVS) are logged as expected and TMM does not crash.


701856-1 : Memory leak in ASM-config Event Dispatcher upon continuous Policy Builder restart

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
In rare circumstance, when Policy Builder restarts continuously (in response to a different issue in which there are many shmem segments allocated and used by tmm), ASM-config Event Dispatcher memory usage grows uncontrollably.

Conditions:
In rare circumstances, Policy Builder restarts continuously (in response to a different issue in which there are many shmem segments allocated and used by tmm).

Impact:
ASM-config Event Dispatcher memory usage grows continuously until the device eventually fails over.

Workaround:
Restart asm_config_server on all devices using the following command:
 killall asm_config_server.pl

Fix:
ASM-config Event Dispatcher memory usage remains stable even upon multiple Policy Builder restarts.


701841-2 : Unnecessary file recovery_db/conf.tar.gz consumes /var disk space

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A file, /ts/var/install/recovery_db/conf.tar.gz ,is saved unnecessarily during UCS file save, and consumes /var disk space.

Conditions:
UCS file is saved.

Impact:
The /var filesystem can become full; this may degrade system performance over time, and can eventually lead to traffic disruptions.

Workaround:
Manually delete /ts/var/install/recovery_db/conf.tar.

Fix:
Unnecessary file recovery_db/conf.tar.gz is no longer written.


701826 : qkview upload to ihealth fails or unable to untar qkview file

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
qkview upload to ihealth fails unable to untar qkview file.

Conditions:
When qkview file is untarred, it creates a same directory name in loop as below and fails to untar successfully.

.../dir1/
.../dir1/dir1/
.../dir1/dir1/dir1/
...

This happens due to dangling symlink dir1 which points to nothing.

[root@localhost:Active:Standalone] config # ls -l /config/bigip/auth/pam.d/dir1
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 64 2018-01-30 08:56 /config/bigip/auth/pam.d/dir1 ->
[root@localhost:Active:Standalone] config # stat /config/bigip/auth/pam.d/dir1
  File: `/config/bigip/auth/pam.d/dir1' -> `'
  Size: 64 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 symbolic link
Device: fd16h/64790d Inode: 112045 Links: 1
Access: (0777/lrwxrwxrwx) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2018-01-30 08:56:20.000000000 -0800
Modify: 2018-01-30 08:56:20.000000000 -0800
Change: 2018-01-31 08:39:35.000000000 -0800
[root@loca