Supplemental Document : BIG-IP 16.1.2 Fixes and Known Issues

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Updated Date: 11/02/2021

BIG-IP Release Information

Version: 16.1.2
Build: 18.0

Note: This content is current as of the software release date
Updates to bug information occur periodically. For the most up-to-date bug data, see Bug Tracker.

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Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v16.1.1 that are included in this release
Known Issues in BIG-IP v16.1.x

Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
988549-10 CVE-2020-29573 K27238230 CVE-2020-29573: glibc vulnerability
940317-9 CVE-2020-13692 K23157312 CVE-2020-13692: PostgreSQL JDBC Driver vulnerability
1032405-1 CVE-2021-23037 K21435974 TMUI XSS vulnerability CVE-2021-23037
1012365-4 CVE-2021-20305 K33101555 Nettle cryptography library vulnerability CVE-2021-20305
973409-6 CVE-2020-1971 K42910051 CVE-2020-1971 - openssl: EDIPARTYNAME NULL pointer de-reference
941649-8 CVE-2021-23043 K63163637 Local File Inclusion Vulnerability
803965-10 CVE-2018-20843 K51011533 Expat Vulnerability: CVE-2018-20843


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
985953-6 4-Minor   GRE Transparent Ethernet Bridging inner MAC overwrite


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1042993-3 1-Blocking K19272127 Provisioning high availability (HA) setup wizard fails to load, reports 'No Access'
1039049-2 1-Blocking   Installing EHF on particular platforms fails with error "RPM transaction failure"
997313-2 2-Critical   Unable to create APM policies in a sync-only folder
1043277-4 2-Critical K06520200 'No access' error page displays for APM policy export and apply options
1031357-2 2-Critical   After reboot of standby and terminating peer, some IPsec traffic-selectors are still online
1029949-2 2-Critical   IPsec traffic selector state may show incorrect state on high availability (HA) standby device
998221-1 3-Major   Accessing pool members from configuration utility is slow with large config
989701-8 3-Major   CVE-2020-25212 Kernel: A flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation where when mounting a remote attacker controlled server it could return specially crafted response
946185-3 3-Major   Unable to view iApp component due to error 'An error has occurred while trying to process your request.'
922185-3 3-Major   LDAP referrals not supported for 'cert-ldap system-auth'
881085-4 3-Major   Intermittent auth failures with remote LDAP auth for BIG-IP managment
708991-1 3-Major   Newly entered password is not remembered
1045421-1 3-Major K16107301 No Access error when performing various actions in the TMOS GUI
1036609 3-Major   System boots to the login prompt after running mosreboot
1032737-2 3-Major   IPsec: tmm SIGSEGV in getlocaladdr in ikev2_initiate
1032077-1 3-Major   TACACS authentication fails with tac_author_read: short author body
1028969-1 3-Major   An unused traffic-selector can prevent an IKEv2 IPsec tunnel from working
1028669-7 3-Major   Python vulnerability: CVE-2019-9948
1028573-6 3-Major   Perl vulnerability: CVE-2020-10878
1026549-1 3-Major   Incorrect BIG-IP Virtual Edition interface state changes may be communicated to mcpd
1022757-2 3-Major   Tmm core due to corrupt list of ike-sa instances for a connection
1021773-1 3-Major   Mcpd core
1020377-1 3-Major   Missing IKEv2 listeners can send IKE packets to the IKEv1 racoon daemon
1015645-2 3-Major   IPSec SA's missing after reboot
1009949-4 3-Major   High CPU usage when upgrading from previous version
1009725-1 3-Major   Excessive resource usage when ixlv drivers are enabled
1003257-6 3-Major   ZebOS 'set ipv6 next-hop' and 'set ipv6 next-hop local' do not work as expected
921365-2 4-Minor   IKE-SA on standby deleted due to re-transmit failure when failing over from active to standby
1034617-1 4-Minor   Login/Security Banner text not showing in console login
1030845-1 4-Minor   Time change from TMSH not logged in /var/log/audit
1028497-7 4-Minor   libexpat vulnerability: CVE-2019-15903
1022417-1 4-Minor   Ike stops with error ikev2_send_request: [WINDOW] full window


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1039041 1-Blocking   Log Message: Clock advanced by <number> ticks
991421-2 2-Critical   TMM may crash while processing TLS traffic
1040361-1 2-Critical   TMM crashes during its startup when TMC destination port list attached/deleted to virtual server
1037181-1 2-Critical   TMM may crash while processing HTTP traffic
1031269 2-Critical   TMM may consume excessive resources when processing logging profiles
1007489-7 2-Critical   TMM may crash while handling specific HTTP requests
915773-7 3-Major   Restart of TMM after stale interface reference
1023365-2 3-Major   SSL server response could be dropped on immediate shutdown
1021713-1 3-Major   TMM may crash when processing AFM NAT64 policy
1021481-1 3-Major   'http-tunnel' and 'socks-tunnel' which are internal interfaces should be hidden
1020957-1 3-Major   HTTP response may be truncated by the BIG-IP system
1018577-4 3-Major   SASP monitor does not mark pool member with same IP Address but different Port from another pool member
1016113-1 3-Major   HTTP response-chunking 'sustain' profile option may not rechunk responses when also using a web acceleration profile.
1008017-2 3-Major   Validation failure on Enforce TLS Requirements and TLS Renegotiation
895557-5 4-Minor   NTLM profile logs error when used with profiles that do redirect
1031901-2 4-Minor   In HTTP2 deployment, RST_STREAM sent to client if server in CLOSING state is picked
1018493-1 4-Minor   Response code 304 from TMM Cache always closes TCP connection.
1002945-4 4-Minor   Some connections are dropped on chained IPv6 to IPv4 virtual servers.


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1035853-1 2-Critical   Transparent DNS Cache can consume excessive resources.
1029629-1 2-Critical   TMM may crash while processing DNS lookups
1009037-1 2-Critical   Tcl resume on invalid connection flow can cause tmm crash
1021417-1 3-Major   Modifying GTM pool members with replace-all-with results in pool members with order 0


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
912149-7 2-Critical   ASM sync failure with Cgc::Channel error 'Failed to send a message, error:15638476'
1019853-1 2-Critical   Some signatures are not matched under specific conditions
1017153-4 2-Critical   Asmlogd suddenly deletes all request log protobuf files and records from the database
1011065-1 2-Critical   Certain attack signatures may not match in multipart content
1011061-4 2-Critical   Certain attack signatures may not match in multipart content
974341-6 3-Major   REST API: File upload
947341-4 3-Major   MySQL generates multiple error 24 (too many files open) for PRX.REQUEST_LOG DB tables files
932133-1 3-Major   Payloads with large number of elements in XML take a lot of time to process
842013-1 3-Major   ASM Configuration is Lost on License Reactivation
1042917-1 3-Major   Using 'Full Export' of security policy should result with no diffs after importing it back to device
1028109-1 3-Major   Detected attack signature is reported with the wrong context
1022269-1 3-Major   False positive RFC compliant violation
1004069-4 3-Major   Brute force attack is detected too soon
1004537-2 4-Minor   Traffic Learning: Accept actions for multiple suggestions not localized


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
932137-7 3-Major   AVR data might be restored from non-relevant files in /shared/avr_afm partition during upgrade
922105-1 3-Major   Avrd core when connection to BIG-IQ data collection device is not available
1035133-4 3-Major   Statistics data are partially missing in various BIG-IQ graphs under "Monitoring" tab
948113-1 4-Minor   User-defined report scheduling fails
1020705-2 4-Minor   tmsh show analytics dos-l3 report view-by attack-id" shows "allowed-requests-per-second" instead "attack_type_name


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1006893-4 2-Critical   Use of ACCESS::oauth after ACCESS::session create/delete may result in TMM core
993457-1 3-Major   TMM core with ACCESS::policy evaluate iRule
968893-3 3-Major   TMM crash when processing APM traffic
1021485-3 3-Major   VDI desktops and apps freeze with Vmware and Citrix intermittently
1017233-2 3-Major   APM uses wrong session key when iRule for ActiveSync is used resulting in passwords corruption
939877-3 4-Minor   OAuth refresh token not found


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1007113-3 2-Critical   Pool member goes DOWN if the time difference between SCTP INIT and SCTP ABORT is less than two seconds
1030689-1 3-Major   TMM may consume excessive resources while processing Diameter traffic
1018285-2 4-Minor   MRF DIAMETER to select automatic removal of a persistence entry on completion of a transaction
1003633-1 4-Minor   There might be wrong memory handling when message routing feature is used


Traffic Classification Engine Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1013629-4 3-Major   URLCAT: Vulnerability Scan finds many Group/User Read/Write (666/664/662) files
686783-1 4-Minor   UlrCat custom database feed list does not work when the URL contains a www prefix or capital letters.
1032689 4-Minor   UlrCat Custom db feedlist is not working for www.croupiest.com with attached feedlist file


Device Management Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
929213-2 3-Major   iAppLX packages not rolled forward after BIG-IP upgrade


SSL Orchestrator Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1038669-1 3-Major   Antserver keeps restarting
1032797-1 3-Major   Tmm continuously cores when parsing custom category URLs



Cumulative fixes from BIG-IP v16.1.1 that are included in this release


Vulnerability Fixes

ID Number CVE Solution Article(s) Description
797797-7 CVE-2019-11811 K01512680 CVE-2019-11811 kernel: use-after-free in drivers


Functional Change Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
911141-1 3-Major   GTP v1 APN is not decoded/encoded properly


TMOS Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
974241-3 2-Critical   Creation of access policy with modern customization may lead to failover in a VIPRION or vCMP guest with multiple blades
887117-4 3-Major   Invalid SessionDB messages are sent to Standby
1019829-2 3-Major   Configsync.copyonswitch variable is not functioning on reboot
1018309-5 3-Major   Loading config file with imish removes the last character


Local Traffic Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1023341-1 1-Blocking   HSM hardening
995405-1 2-Critical   After upgrade, the copied SSL vhf/vht profile prevents traffic from passing
1040677 2-Critical   BIG-IP D120 platform reports page allocation failures in N3FIPS driver
980617-1 3-Major   SNAT iRule is not working with HTTP/2 and HTTP Router profiles
912945-3 4-Minor   A virtual server with multiple client SSL profiles, the profile with CN or SAN of the cert matching the SNI is not selected if cert is ECDSA-signed


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1039069-1 1-Blocking   Multiple issues affecting the RESOLV::lookup iRule command following the fix to ID1007049.
993489-1 3-Major   GTM daemon leaks memory when reading GTM link objects


Application Security Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
996381-1 2-Critical   ASM attack signature may not match as expected
970329-1 2-Critical   ASM hardening
965229-5 2-Critical   ASM Load hangs after upgrade
986937-3 3-Major   Cannot create child policy when the signature staging setting is not equal in template and parent policy
981069-3 3-Major   Reset cause: "Internal error ( requested abort (payload release error))"
962589-4 3-Major   Full Sync Requests Caused By Failed Relayed Call to delete_suggestion
954425-4 3-Major   Hardening of Live-Update
951133-4 3-Major   Live Update does not work properly after upgrade
920149-3 3-Major   Live Update default factory file for Server Technologies cannot be reinstalled
888289-8 3-Major   Add option to skip percent characters during normalization
1005105-3 3-Major   Requests are missing on traffic event logging
1000741-1 3-Major   Fixing issue with input normalization
941625-3 4-Minor   BD sometimes encounters errors related to TS cookie building


Application Visibility and Reporting Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
924945-5 3-Major   Fail to detach HTTP profile from virtual server
913085-6 3-Major   Avrd core when avrd process is stopped or restarted
909161-1 3-Major   A core file is generated upon avrd process restart or stop


Access Policy Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1024101-1 3-Major   SWG as a Service license improvements
1022625-2 3-Major   Profile type 'swg-transparent' should be selected on create page when 'create-new' is selected for SwgAsService in SSL Orchestrator


Service Provider Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
993913-4 2-Critical   TMM SIGSEGV core in Message Routing Framework
1012721-4 2-Critical   Tmm may crash with SIP-ALG deployment in a particular race condition
1007821-3 2-Critical   SIP message routing may cause tmm crash
996113-2 3-Major   SIP messages with unbalanced escaped quotes in headers are dropped
805821-1 3-Major   GTP log message contains no useful information
1008561-4 3-Major   In very rare condition, BIG-IP may crash when SIP ALG is deployed
919301-1 4-Minor   GTP::ie count does not work with -message option
913413-1 4-Minor   'GTP::header extension count' iRule command returns 0


Advanced Firewall Manager Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
992213-3 3-Major   Protocol Any displayed as HOPTOPT in AFM policy view
1000405-1 3-Major   VLAN/Tunnels not listed when creating a new rule via GUI


Protocol Inspection Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1018145 3-Major   Firewall Manager user role is not allowed to configure/view protocol inspection profiles


Guided Configuration Fixes

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1013569-1 3-Major   Hardening of iApps processing

 

Cumulative fix details for BIG-IP v16.1.2 that are included in this release

998221-1 : Accessing pool members from configuration utility is slow with large config

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Accessing the pool members page from the BIG-IP Configuration Utility/GUI is slow compared with accessing Pool members from TMSH/CLI.

Conditions:
-- Accessing pool member information through the BIG-IP configuration utility.
-- Thousands of pools and pool members in the configuration.

Impact:
In the GUI, it takes approximately 20-30 seconds, whereas the CLI returns results in less than 1 second,

Managing pool members from configuration utility is very slow causing performance impact.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Optimized the GUI query used for retrieving pool members data.


997313-2 : Unable to create APM policies in a sync-only folder

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Unable to configure an APM policy in a sync-only folder, or the configuration fails to load after an upgrade, with an error message similar to:

-- err mcpd[mcpd_pid]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Invalid Devicegroup Reference. The customization_group (/Common/sync-only/example_apm_customization) requires customization_source (/Common/standard) to be syncd to the same devices

Conditions:
-- Multiple BIG-IP devices configured in a sync-only device group, but different/non-overlapping failover device groups
-- APM policy being created in a folder or partition associated with sync-only device group.

Impact:
-- Unable to create the access policy.
-- The configuration fails to load and the device remains inoperative.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following strategies to prevent the issue:

--Do not create APM policies in a sync-only folder.

--Disable MCPD device-group reference validation for the sync-only folder, e.g.:
    tmsh modify sys folder /Common/sync-only no-ref-check true
    tmsh save sys config


996381-1 : ASM attack signature may not match as expected

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When processing traffic with ASM, attack signature 200000128 may not match as expected.

Conditions:
- Attack signature 200000128 enabled.

Impact:
Processed traffic may not match all expected attack signatures

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Attack signature 200000128 now matches as expected.


996113-2 : SIP messages with unbalanced escaped quotes in headers are dropped

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Dropped SIP messages.

Conditions:
-- MRF SIP virtual server
-- SIP Header Field has an escaped quote

Impact:
Certain SIP messages are not being passed via MRF.

Workaround:
None


995405-1 : After upgrade, the copied SSL vhf/vht profile prevents traffic from passing

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After an RPM upgrade, SSL Orchestrator traffic does not pass

Conditions:
Upgrading SSL Orchestrator via RPM

Impact:
Traffic will not pass.

Workaround:
Bigstart restart tmm

Fix:
Fixed an issue that was preventing from passing after an RPM upgrade.


993913-4 : TMM SIGSEGV core in Message Routing Framework

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
TMM crashes on SIGSEGV.

Conditions:
This can occur while passing traffic through the message routing framework.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


993489-1 : GTM daemon leaks memory when reading GTM link objects

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The gtmd process memory consumption is higher than expected.

Conditions:
DNS is provisioned and a provisioned GTM link object has been loaded.

Impact:
Increased memory usage of the GTM daemon. This may impact other capabilities, such as starting sync operations.

Workaround:
None


993457-1 : TMM core with ACCESS::policy evaluate iRule

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM segfaults in packtag_literal_pointer_release() during TCLRULE_CLIENT_CLOSED event attempting a session release.

Conditions:
-- The ACCESS::policy evaluate is still in progress when TCLRULE_CLIENT_CLOSED event is triggered.
-- While the TCLRULE_CLIENT_CLOSED is in process, the ACCESS::policy evaluation completes.

Impact:
This triggers a race condition and causes the tmm crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes and generates a core file during the ACCESS::policy evaluate iRule under these conditions.


992213-3 : Protocol Any displayed as HOPTOPT in AFM policy view

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The 'any' option for the AFM policy rule protocol is displayed incorrectly in the GUI.

Conditions:
-- Create a rule and set protocol as 'any'.
-- Navigate to active rules.

Impact:
GUI shows an incorrect value.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
GUI Shows correct value for rule protocol option.


991421-2 : TMM may crash while processing TLS traffic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash while processing TLS traffic

Conditions:
- Forward proxy configured
- Forward proxy passthrough
- TLS1.3 traffic

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
TMM now processes TLS traffic as expected.


989701-8 : CVE-2020-25212 Kernel: A flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation where when mounting a remote attacker controlled server it could return specially crafted response

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation where when mounting a remote attacker controlled server it could return specially crafted response allow for local memory corruption and possibly privilege escalation.

Conditions:
Mounting an unauthenticated server can cause this flaw

Impact:
Can cause local memory corruption and possibly privilege escalation.

Workaround:
While there is no known mitigation to this flaw, configuring authentication and only mounting authenticated NFSv4 servers will significantly reduce the risk of this flaw being successfully exploited.

Fix:
Kernel patched to resolve CVE-2020-25212


988549-10 : CVE-2020-29573: glibc vulnerability

Solution Article: K27238230


986937-3 : Cannot create child policy when the signature staging setting is not equal in template and parent policy

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When trying to create a child policy, you get an error:

FAILURE: "Could not update the Policy policy1. Inherited values may not be changed."

Conditions:
-- Parent policy created with signature staging disabled.
-- Creating a new child policy with that policy as a parent.

Impact:
You are unable to create the child policy and the system presents an error.

Workaround:
Create the policy without assigning it to the parent, and then assign it to the parent policy on the Inheritance Settings page.

Fix:
The error no longer occurs on child policy creation.


985953-6 : GRE Transparent Ethernet Bridging inner MAC overwrite

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Traffic not being collected by virtual server and therefore not being forwarded to the nodes.

Conditions:
Encapsulated dest-mac is not equal to the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnel mac-address.

Impact:
Virtual server is not collecting decapsulated packets from the GRE Transparent Bridge tunnel unless the dest-mac of the encapsulated packet is the same as the mac-address of the GRE tunnel.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Added a new DB key 'iptunnel.mac_overwrite'. This DB key defaults to 'disable'.

Set the DB key to 'enable' to cause the BIG-IP system to overwrite the destination MAC of the encapsulated traffic:

tmsh modify sys db iptunnel.mac_overwrite value enable
tmsh save sys config

This allows virtual servers on the BIG-IP system to process traffic.

Behavior Change:
Added a new DB key 'iptunnel.mac_overwrite'. This DB key defaults to 'disable'.

To cause the BIG-IP system to overwrite the destination MAC of the encapsulated traffic, set the DB key to 'enable' and save the config:

tmsh modify sys db iptunnel.mac_overwrite value enable
tmsh save sys config

This allows virtual servers on the BIG-IP system to process traffic.


981069-3 : Reset cause: "Internal error ( requested abort (payload release error))"

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
An unexpected RST occurs on inbound traffic. The RST cause shows "Internal error ( requested abort (payload release error))"

Conditions:
When all the following conditions are met:
- The system was upgraded to a version where ID910253 is fixed
- TS cookie coming from a previous version
- data guard in non blocking (masking)
- response that is not zipped and has a textual content type

Impact:
Traffic is affected.

Workaround:
Any of the following actions can resolve the issue:

1. Turn off data guard or change it to blocking.
2. Make the server reply with zipped responses (perhaps by adding the accept-encoding: gzip using an iRule).
3. Add an additional response related feature.
4. Use the following iRule in case there aren't cookie related enforcement:
when HTTP_REQUEST {
  set cookies [HTTP::cookie names]
  foreach aCookie $cookies {
    if {$aCookie matches_regex {^TS(?:[0-9a-fA-F]{6,8})(?:$|_[0-9]+$)}} {
      HTTP::cookie remove $aCookie
    }
  }
}

Fix:
Fixed an issue that was triggering resets on traffic.


980617-1 : SNAT iRule is not working with HTTP/2 and HTTP Router profiles

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On HTTP/2 full-proxy virtual servers, the snatpool command in an iRule is accepted but the source address server-side is not changed.

Conditions:
1.) Basic HTTP profile and HTTP/2 profile is configured on BIG-IP systems
2.) iRule with snatpool <pool_name>, snat <IP> is configured

Impact:
Unable to use snatpool (and possibly snat) in iRule to control the server-side source address.

Workaround:
Configure SNAT under the virtual server configuration, rather than in an iRule.


974341-6 : REST API: File upload

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, the REST API does not process file uploads as expected

Conditions:
- REST API access
- File uploaded

Impact:
File uploads are not processed as expected.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
The REST API now handles file uploads as expected


974241-3 : Creation of access policy with modern customization may lead to failover in a VIPRION or vCMP guest with multiple blades

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Mcpd exists with error similar to:

01070734:3: Configuration error: Configuration from primary failed validation: 010713cf:3: Configuration group '/Common/test1_end_deny_ag' has invalid source '/Common/standard'

Conditions:
1. VIPRION or vCMP guest with multiple blades in a cluster
2. Create a access policy with modern customization enabled

Impact:
Mcpd restarts leading to failover.

Workaround:
Use standard customization and not modern customization.


973409-6 : CVE-2020-1971 - openssl: EDIPARTYNAME NULL pointer de-reference

Solution Article: K42910051


970329-1 : ASM hardening

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, ASM does not follow current best practices.

Conditions:
- ASM provisioned

Impact:
Attack detection is not triggered as expected

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Attack detection is now triggered as expected


968893-3 : TMM crash when processing APM traffic

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash while processing APM traffic that generates DNS lookups

Conditions:
- APM provisioned
- Undisclosed conditions

Impact:
TMM crash leading to traffic interruption and a failover event

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
TMM now processes APM traffic as expected


965229-5 : ASM Load hangs after upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM upgrade hangs, and you see the following in
var/log/ts/asm_start.log:
-------------------------
asm_start|DEBUG|Nov 15 07:04:41.751|25365|F5::ConfigSync::restore_active_policies,,Restoring active policy - policy /Common/my_portal (id = 603)
... END OF FILE ...
-------------------------

In /var/log/asm:
-----------------------------
2020-11-15T06:01:23+00:00 localhost notice boot_marker : ---===[ HD1.cm6250 - BIG-IP 13.1.3.4 Build 0.255.5 <HD1.cm6250> ]===---
 info set_ibdata1_size.pl[20499]: Setting ibdata1 size finished successfully, a new size is: 9216M
 info tsconfig.pl[24675]: ASM initial configration script launched
 info tsconfig.pl[24675]: ASM initial configration script finished
 info asm_start[25365]: ASM config loaded
 err asm_tables_dump.pl[31430]: gave up waiting for ASM to start, please try again later
-----------------------------

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned
-- 600 or more security policies
-- Performing an upgrade

Impact:
ASM post upgrade config load hangs and there are no logs or errors

Workaround:
None


962589-4 : Full Sync Requests Caused By Failed Relayed Call to delete_suggestion

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When using parent policies with learning enabled in an auto-sync device group, in some use cases deleting an ignored suggestion on a parent policy will cause a full sync to occur.
This can cause unexpected delays in configuration being synchronized between peers, and in the event of repeated instances in quick succession could fill the /var partition

Conditions:
1) Device Group with ASM and auto-sync enabled
2) Parent Policies with learning are in use.
3) Ignored Suggestions are deleted on the parent policy after they have 0 suggesting children left.

Impact:
ASM configuration requests a full sync which can cause unexpected slowness in config synchronization and may fill the /var partition if done multiple times in quick succession.
A full /var partition can lead to bd cores.


954425-4 : Hardening of Live-Update

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, the Live-Update process does not follow current best practices.

Conditions:
- Live-Update in use
- Specially-crafted update files

Impact:
The Live-Update process does not follow current best practices.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
The Live-Update process now follows current best practices.


951133-4 : Live Update does not work properly after upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrading BIG-IP version the Live Update "Check for Update" button does not respond.

Conditions:
Upgrading from a version that did not have Live Update to a new version which includes Live Update

Impact:
Live Update can't query for new updates.

Workaround:
Restart tomcat process:
> bigstart restart tomcat


948113-1 : User-defined report scheduling fails

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
A scheduled report fails to be sent.

An error message with the following format may appear on /var/log/avr/monpd.log file (some parts of the error message were replaced with '.....' in here to leave only the common parts):
     DB|ERROR|....... Error (err-code 1054) executing SQL string :
.....
.....
.....
 Because : Unknown column ....... in 'order clause'

Conditions:
1. Using predefined-report in scheduled-report.
2. Predefined-report has more than one measure.
3. Sort-by value is different from the first measure on predefined-report

Impact:
Internal error for AVR report for ASM pre-defined.

Workaround:
First, remount /usr to read-write:
mount -o remount,rw /usr

Next, open file /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/F5/AVReporter/Client.pm and change the following line:
push(@measures,@{$base_request->{measures}}[0]);
to this:
push(@measures,@{$base_request->{sort_by}}[0]->{measure});

The above can be achieved with the following script-line (please first backup the Client.pm file and then verify it changed it correctly):
sed -i 's/push(@measures,@{\$base_request->{measures}}\[0\])/push(@measures,@{$base_request->{sort_by}}[0]->{measure})/' /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/F5/AVReporter/Client.pm

Lastly, remount /usr back to read-only:
mount -o remount,ro /usr

Fix:
Using 'sort-by' measure when building PDF (instead of the first value on measure-list)


947341-4 : MySQL generates multiple error 24 (too many files open) for PRX.REQUEST_LOG DB tables files

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
1) var/lib/mysql/mysqld.err is filled with log entries containing:
------------
  200824 11:04:43 [ERROR] mysqld: Can't open file: './PRX/REQUEST_LOG.frm' (errno: 24)
  200824 11:18:46 [ERROR] mysqld: Can't open file: './PRX/REQUEST_LOG.frm' (errno: 24)
  200824 11:35:58 [ERROR] mysqld: Can't open file: './PRX/REQUEST_LOG.frm' (errno: 24)
------------

2) There are a lot of PRX.REQUEST_LOG partitions, in some cases up to 1024, many of which are empty.

Conditions:
ASM/AVR provisioned

Impact:
MySQL out of resources when opening files
PRX.REQUEST_LOG Corrupt

Workaround:
0) If the /appdata partition is filled to 100% and MySQL restarts continuously, refer to the following Knowledge Articles:
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K14956
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K42497314

1) To identify the empty partitions, look into:
   SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.PARTITIONS WHERE table_name = 'REQUEST_LOG' AND table_schema = 'PRX'\G

2) For every partition that is empty, manually (or via shell script) execute this sql:
   ALTER TABLE PRX.REQUEST_LOG DROP PARTITION empty_partition_name
where 'empty_partition_name' is the partition name as 'p100001'

4) Increase 'open_files_limit' to '10000'.
--------------------------------
In the /etc/my.cnf file:
1. Change the value of the 'open_files_limit' parameter to 10000.
2. Restart MySQL:
   bigstart restart mysql
--------------------------------

5) pkill asmlogd

Note: This workaround does not survive upgrade. It must be reapplied after every upgrade until the upgraded version contains a fix.

Fix:
This release increases 'open_files_limit' to '10000'.


946185-3 : Unable to view iApp component due to error 'An error has occurred while trying to process your request.'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When accessing the iApp Components tab, the system presents an error similar to the following:

An error has occurred while trying to process your request.

Conditions:
-- With or without Partitions configured.
-- Navigate to GUI iApps :: Application Services : Applications, to view a custom iApp.
-- More likely to occur after upgrade.

Impact:
Unable to view/modify iApps via GUI iApps :: Application Services : Applications screen.

Workaround:
To reconfigure the iApp, do the following:

1. Navigate to the following location in the GUI:
Local Traffic :: Virtual Server List

2. Click the Application Link :: Reconfigure.

Note: Although this allows you to reconfigure an iApp, it does not provide access to the iApp application details Components page.

Fix:
Viewing Application Service components now reports no errors in the GUI under these conditions.


941649-8 : Local File Inclusion Vulnerability

Solution Article: K63163637


941625-3 : BD sometimes encounters errors related to TS cookie building

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
BD sometimes print errors related to TS cookie building when receiving ASM cookies with account_id:

-- BEM|ERR |May 19 17:49:55.800|0983|response_header_accumulator.c:0200|Error: CookieMgrBuildCookie failed. ans 1 job 2957561040.

-- IO_PLUGIN|ERR |May 19 17:49:55.800|0983|io_plugin.c:3320|TMEVT_RESPONSE: Cannot build a ts cookie.

Conditions:
-- Cookie protection is enabled.
-- The BIG-IP software is upgraded from a version that was earlier than 15.1.x.

Impact:
The cookie is not built and an error is logged.

Workaround:
None.


940317-9 : CVE-2020-13692: PostgreSQL JDBC Driver vulnerability

Solution Article: K23157312


939877-3 : OAuth refresh token not found

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When an OAuth client sends a refresh token to renew the access token, BIG-IP reports an error:

err tmm[13354]: 01990004:3: /Common/my_OAuth_v1:Common: Request Refresh Token from Source ID ... failed. Error Code (id_not_found) Error Description (The refresh token is not found)

Conditions:
-- The refresh token expiration interval is longer than authcode and accesstoken.
-- The Authorization code table entry does not exist because of an internal clearing/purging operation.
-- tmm restarts or failover to standby thus losing refresh-token value from primarydb

Impact:
OAuth APM client end user fails to renew the access token even with a valid refresh token.

Workaround:
Clear/reset the Authorization code column value manually:

As a root user run below BIG-IP shell
(tmos)# list apm oauth db-instance
apm oauth db-instance oauthdb { db-name <db_name> description "Default OAuth DB." }

Copy the value corresponding to <db_name>.

Log into mysql from the bash prompt:
# mysql -u root -p$(perl -MPassCrypt -nle 'print PassCrypt::decrypt_password($_)' /var/db/mysqlpw)

mysql> use <db_name>;

mysql> update master set auth_code = NULL where refresh_token='affected_refresh_token_id';

(Substitute the affected refresh token ID with affected_refresh_token_id in the previous command.)

Fix:
Do not report error if the Authorization code does not exist when a valid refresh-token/access-token exists.


932137-7 : AVR data might be restored from non-relevant files in /shared/avr_afm partition during upgrade

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
After upgrade, AFM statistics show non-relevant data.

Conditions:
BIG-IP system upgrade
-- Leftovers files remain in /shared/avr_afm partition from other versions.

Impact:
Non-relevant data are shown in AFM statistics.

Workaround:
Delete the non-relevant data manually from MariaDB/MySQL.


932133-1 : Payloads with large number of elements in XML take a lot of time to process

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM experiences high CPU and latency usage while processing a large XML request.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned
-- HTTP request with a large XML payload (several MB) is sent to the backend server which triggers the XML parser.

Impact:
High CPU and latency occurs while bd processes the payload. This may cause a bottleneck for different requests that arrive concurrently with the large XML payload request.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
This fix includes performance improvements for large XML payloads.


929213-2 : iAppLX packages not rolled forward after BIG-IP upgrade

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Certain iAppLX packages are not rolled forward after a BIG-IP upgrade or restoring a UCS file generated from an affected system, and will be unavailable for use.

1. f5-cloud-failover-1.4.0-0.noarch.rpm
2. f5-service-discovery-1.2.9-2.noarch.rpm
3. f5-telemetry-1.12.0-3.noarch.rpm

Conditions:
-> Installing any of the below iAppLX packages
1. f5-cloud-failover-1.4.0-0.noarch.rpm
2. f5-service-discovery-1.2.9-2.noarch.rpm
3. f5-telemetry-1.12.0-3.noarch.rpm

-> Performing an upgrade

-> Trying to access the LX packages from GUI by navigating to iApps -> Package Management LX

Impact:
After upgrading or restoring a UCS file generated from an affected system, the cloud-failover, service discovery, and telemetry iAppLX apps are not available for use, and will result in 404 error, while accessing them from GUI

Workaround:
The package needs to be uninstalled and installed again for use.

Steps:
-> From GUI, Navigate to iApps -> Package Management LX
-> select the package to uninstall and click on Uninstall
-> click on Import and provide the path of package to install again

Fix:
All installed package management LX such as AS3, DO, telemetry, failover extension, service discovery are available after upgrade


924945-5 : Fail to detach HTTP profile from virtual server

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The virtual server might stay attached to the initial HTTP profile.

Conditions:
Attaching new HTTP profiles or just detaching an existing one.

Impact:
The virtual server stays attached to the former HTTP profile, meaning that the virtual server might be attached to a different HTTP profile than what the GUI displays. Configuration changes to the HTTP profile the GUI shows as attached are not reflected in the virtual server. For example, the new HTTP profile might enable XFF, but if the former attached profile does not enable it, the virtual server does not accept XFF.

Workaround:
Create new similar virtual server and attach it to the correct HTTP profile.


922185-3 : LDAP referrals not supported for 'cert-ldap system-auth'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Admin users are unable to log in.

Conditions:
-- Remote LDAP auth enabled.
-- Administrative users are authenticated with the 'cert-ldap' source.
-- The admin user tries to log in.

Impact:
The cert-ldap authentication does not work, so login fails.

Workaround:
Manually edit the /etc/nslcd.conf and set the referrals to no.


922105-1 : Avrd core when connection to BIG-IQ data collection device is not available

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When a BIG-IP system is configured to work with BIG-IQ but cannot connect due to network problems, avrd restarts itself every 10 minutes. During such restarts, a core is sometimes generated.

Conditions:
BIG-IP system is registered on BIG-IQ, but there is no network connectivity for any number of reasons.

Impact:
No impact since there is no network connectivity with BIG-IQ, and the data from the BIG-IP system cannot be sent anywhere.

Workaround:
Attempts to connect to BIG-IQ can be disabled manually by the following command:

tmsh modify analytics global-settings use-offbox disabled

Fix:
Avrd no longer cores when the connection to the BIG-IQ data collection device is not available.


921365-2 : IKE-SA on standby deleted due to re-transmit failure when failing over from active to standby

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IKE-SAs are deleted on standby BIG-IP systems after a failover.

Conditions:
-- High availability (HA) environment
-- Dead-peer detection (DPD) / liveness checks are enabled
-- An HA failover occurs

This is a timing issue and can occur intermittently during a normal failover.

Impact:
Some of the IKE-SAs are missing on the standby device. When a failover happens, IPsec traffic will be dropped for those missing SAs.

Workaround:
Set IKE DPD interval time to ZERO (i.e., disable).

Fix:
When the BIG-IP system is in standby mode, the system no longer retries sending IKE/IPSEC control messages, which prevents this issue from occurring.


920149-3 : Live Update default factory file for Server Technologies cannot be reinstalled

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Live Update default factory file for Server Technologies cannot be reinstalled once it is no longer the currently installed update file.

Conditions:
This occurs:

-- Once another update file for Server Technologies has been installed (most likely, a newer file).
-- If the device has been upgraded from a prior release such that the currently installed Server Technologies file is from the previous release, and is not the default factory file for the current release.

Impact:
Live Update default factory file for Server Technologies cannot be reinstalled.

Workaround:
None.


919301-1 : GTP::ie count does not work with -message option

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The 'GTP::ie count' iRule command does not work with the -message option. The command fails with an error:

wrong # args: should be "-type <ie-path>"

Conditions:
Issue the 'GTP::ie count' command with -message command, for example:

GTP::ie count -message $m -type apn

Impact:
iRules fails and it could cause connection abort.

Workaround:
Swap order of argument by moving -message to the end, for example:

GTP::ie count -type apn -message $m

There is a warning message due to iRules validation, but the command works in runtime.

Fix:
'GTP::ie' count is now working with -message option.


915773-7 : Restart of TMM after stale interface reference

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
An assert is reported in the logs:
panic: ../net/ifc.c:975: Assertion "ifc ref valid" failed.

Conditions:
The conditions under which this occurs are unknown.

Impact:
Tmm crashes and restarts. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


913413-1 : 'GTP::header extension count' iRule command returns 0

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The 'GTP::header extension count' iRule command always returns 0 (zero).

Conditions:
This is encountered when using 'GTP::header extension count' in an iRule.

Impact:
The command returns false information.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
'GTP::header extension count' command now returns number of header extension correctly.


913085-6 : Avrd core when avrd process is stopped or restarted

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When the avrd process is stopped or restarted, it fails with core before the exit. A core file with the name starting with SENDER_HTTPS (for example, SENDER_HTTPS.bld0.0.9.core.gz) can be found in /shared/cores/ directory.

Conditions:
A BIG-IP system is registered on BIG-IQ and has established an HTTPS connection with BIG-IQ for sending stats data.

Impact:
Avrd cores while exiting. There is no impact on BIG-IP system functionality.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
Avrd no longer cores when avrd process is stopped or restarted.


912945-3 : A virtual server with multiple client SSL profiles, the profile with CN or SAN of the cert matching the SNI is not selected if cert is ECDSA-signed

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In a virtual configured with multiple client SSL profiles, the profile with ECDSA-signed cert is not selected even though its CN/SAN matching the SNI extension of ClientHello.

Conditions:
-- A virtual server with multiple client SSL profiles.
-- The SNI of,,lientHello does not match the 'server name' of any profile.
-- The cert in the profile is ECDSA-signed and its CN/SAN matches SNI extension of ClientHello.
-- That profile in is not selected.

Impact:
The incorrect client SSL profile is selected.

Workaround:
Configure the 'Server Name' option in the client SSL profile.

Fix:
Fixed an issue with client SSL profile selection.


912149-7 : ASM sync failure with Cgc::Channel error 'Failed to send a message, error:15638476'

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The system exhibits various symptoms related to sync and control plane, and reports errors similar to the following:

/var/log/:

asm:
-- (asm_config_server.pl,F5::Cgc::Channel::send): Failed to send a message, error:15638476.

ts_debug.log:
-- |ZEROMQ|May 21 23:27:31.840|24813|25914|25914|epoll.cpp:0060|~epoll_t()|(zmq_assert) Assertion failed: load.get () == 0

Conditions:
-- Two devices in a sync-failover/sync-only device group.
-- Other conditions required to reproduce this issue are under investigation.

Note: The occurrences of the Cgc::Channel message in the /var/log/ and /var/log/ts/asm_config_server logs are the most reliable indicator of this issue.

Impact:
-- Config-sync does not work, resulting in a different configuration among the devices in a sync group.

-- Security log profile changes are not propagated to other devices.

-- Portions of the GUI hang, e.g.: Security module tab, and 'security' menu under virtual server.

-- Policies with learning enabled do not generate learning suggestions.

Workaround:
Restart asm_config_server on the units in the device group.

# pkill -f asm_config_server


911141-1 : GTP v1 APN is not decoded/encoded properly

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
GTP v1 APN element was decoded/encoded as octetstring and Only GTP v2 APN element is decoded/encoded as DNS encoding.

Conditions:
- GTP version 1.
- APN element.

Impact:
iRules become more complex when dealing with GTP v1 APN element, as it may need to convert between octetstring and dotted style domain name value after decoding or before encoding the data.

Workaround:
Use iRules to convert between octetstring and dotted style domain name values.

Fix:
GTP version 1 APN information element is now decoded/encoded as DNS encoding.

Behavior Change:
GTP v1 apn element is now decoded/encoded using DNS-like encoding. Previously, it was decoded/encoded as octetstring.


909161-1 : A core file is generated upon avrd process restart or stop

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Sometime when avrd process is stopped or restarted, a core is generated.

Conditions:
Avrd process is stopped or restarted.

Impact:
Avrd creates a core file but there is no other negative impact to the system.

Workaround:
None


895557-5 : NTLM profile logs error when used with profiles that do redirect

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
As of BIG-IP version 14.1, HTTP iRule commands that inspect HTTP state after the commands HTTP::respond, HTTP::redirect, and HTTP::retry returns errors instead of returning corrupt data (https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K23237429).

When the NTLM profile is configured, it does the same through a built-in TCL rule where among several things, it tries to check if HTTP::cookie exists. If a profile like HTTP exists wherein a redirect/respond/retry is configured, it results in a TCL error informing the admin that they are accessing an invalid HTTP state.

Conditions:
-- NTLM profile is configured alongside HTTP profile
-- One of the redirect/respond/retry commands has been executed before the NTLM profile accesses the state of HTTP (for ex. HTTP::collect, HTTP::close, HTTP::cookie, etc.).

Impact:
Tcl error is seen in /var/log/ltm informing the admin that the iRule operation executed after HTTP::redirect/retry/respond is not supported.

For example -
TCL error: _plugin_rule_/Common/ntlm_default_iis <HTTP_REQUEST> - ERR_NOT_SUPPORTED (line 1) invoked from within "HTTP::cookie exists [PROFILE::ntlm insert_cookie_name]"


888289-8 : Add option to skip percent characters during normalization

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
An attack signature is not detected.

Conditions:
-- The payload is filled with the percent character in between every other character.
-- The bad unescape violation is turned off.
-- The illegal metacharacter violation is turned off.

Impact:
An attack goes undetected.

Workaround:
Turn on the bad unescape violation or the metacharacter violation.

Fix:
Added an internal parameter, normalization_remove_percents. Its default is 0 (zero), meaning that the previous behavior is maintained. When enabled, the normalization of the data before running the signature removes the percent characters (as it does to high ASCII and space characters).


887117-4 : Invalid SessionDB messages are sent to Standby

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
SessionDB messages sent from Active to Standby are dropped due to inconsistencies detected in the message. You see logs in /var/log/ltm:

SessionDB ERROR: received invalid or corrupt HA message; dropped message.

Conditions:
-- High availability (HA) pair configuration.
-- SessionDB messages sent from Active to Standby.

Impact:
Standby drops these messages

Workaround:
None.


881085-4 : Intermittent auth failures with remote LDAP auth for BIG-IP managment

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
There are intermittent auth failures when accessing the BIG-IP administration interfaces via SSH or the GUI.

Conditions:
-- Remote LDAP auth is configured.
-- An idle timeout RST is received on the LDAP connection before the configured auth LDAP idle-timeout expires. This RST might be generated by tmm (if the connection to the LDAP server is via a defined VLAN), some other intervening device on the network, or from the LDAP server itself (depending on its connection time limit).

Impact:
There might be intermittent remote-auth failures.

Workaround:
Set the auth ldap idle-timeout to a smaller value, for example, via tmsh:
modify auth ldap system-auth idle-timeout 299


842013-1 : ASM Configuration is Lost on License Reactivation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After re-activating a BIG-IP license, if the configuration fails to load and reverts to a base config load, the ASM policy config contains 'default' or 'stub' policies, even after fixing the error that caused the configuration to fail to load.

Conditions:
1) A parsing error exists in the BIG-IP config such that 'tmsh load sys config verify' would fail
2) There is a license reactivation or the configuration is reloaded

Impact:
ASM policy configuration is lost and all policies are reverted to empty 'stubs'

Workaround:
In the case of license re-activation/before upgrade:

   Run the command "tmsh load sys config verify" prior to license activation on ASM units to be sure that the config will pass parsing and avoid the fallback to base configuration load.

   In a case of booting the system into the new version:

   Option 1:

      1. Using the steps in either K4423 or K8465, fix the issue that was preventing the config to load.
      2. Reload the config from the fixed UCS file using the command in K13132.

   Option 2:

      1. Roll back to the old version.
      2. Fix the issue that was preventing the config to load.
      3. Before activating the Boot Location of the new version at System >> Software Management : Boot Locations, make sure to set the option Install Configuration to Yes. see: K64400324

   Option 3: If one of the high availability (HA) units successfully upgraded, then use config-sync to push the working config to the failing unit.


805821-1 : GTP log message contains no useful information

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
GTP profile and GTP iRules provide no useful information in order to proceed with troubleshooting.

Conditions:
GTP profile or iRules fails to process message

Impact:
User lacks of information for troubleshooting

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
GTP error log has been replaced with a more useful message. The new log message provides more intuitive information including the reason and, in some messages, location of data that causes the failure.


803965-10 : Expat Vulnerability: CVE-2018-20843

Solution Article: K51011533


797797-7 : CVE-2019-11811 kernel: use-after-free in drivers

Solution Article: K01512680


708991-1 : Newly entered password is not remembered

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
- Upon enabling password remember feature and running 'tmsh load sys config default', the password history fails to verify and save the newly entered password.
- Upon installing a BIG-IP image for the first time, the default password is not updated.

Conditions:
- Installing first time BIG-IP image.
- Resetting the configuration using 'tmsh load sys config default'.

Impact:
The password is not remembered

Fix:
Corrected selinux policy script of the file /etc/security/opasswd for access permission.


686783-1 : UlrCat custom database feed list does not work when the URL contains a www prefix or capital letters.

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
If a UrlCat custom database feed list has URLs containing a www prefix or capital letters, the URLs are not categorized when queried.

Conditions:
The UrlCat custom database feed list with URL containing www prefix or capital letters,

Impact:
Improper classification

Workaround:
Using an iRule can help classify the URL.

Fix:
Normalized the URL before putting in the custom database.


1045421-1 : No Access error when performing various actions in the TMOS GUI

Solution Article: K16107301

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An authenticated administrative user is redirected to a 'No Access' error page while performing various actions in the TMOS GUI, including when trying to:
-- Apply a policy to a virtual server
-- Import images (TMOS images / hotfixes / apmclients)
-- Export/apply an APM policy
-- Run the high availability (HA) setup wizard
-- Export a certificate/key through one of the following paths:
    ---- System / Certificate Management : Traffic Certificate Management : SSL Certificate List / test-renew-self-sign / Renew
    ---- DNS / GSLB : Pools : Pool List / Click Testpool / Click Members / Click Manage
    ---- System / Software Management : APM Clients / Import
    ---- System / Certificate Management : Traffic Certificate Management : SSL Certificate List / NewSSLCert / Certificate / Export / Click Download

Conditions:
This may occur when performing various actions in the TMOS GUI on a version of BIG-IP software (including Engineering Hotfixes) that includes fixes for ID1032405 :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1032405.html and ID941649 :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID941649.html .

Impact:
Cannot perform various actions in the TMOS GUI.

Workaround:
Use the TMOS Shell (tmsh) command-line interface to perform the equivalent action.

Fix:
'No Access' errors no longer occur when performing various actions in the TMOS GUI under these conditions.


1043277-4 : 'No access' error page displays for APM policy export and apply options

Solution Article: K06520200

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An authenticated administrative user is redirected to a 'NO ACCESS' error page while exporting/applying an APM policy in the TMOS GUI.

Conditions:
This may occur when exporting/applying an APM policy in the TMOS GUI on a version of BIG-IP software (including Engineering Hotfixes) that includes fixes for ID1032405 :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1032405.html and ID941649 :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID941649.html .

Impact:
Cannot export/apply an APM policy in the TMOS GUI.

Workaround:
Use the TMOS Shell (tmsh) command-line interface to perform the equivalent action.

Fix:
'No Access' errors no longer occur when exporting/applying an APM policy in the TMOS GUI under these conditions.

Fixes introduced for ID1045421 :: https://bugzilla.olympus.f5net.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1045421 plus ID1049229 :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1049229.html (i.e., both fixes) resolve this issue.


1042993-3 : Provisioning high availability (HA) setup wizard fails to load, reports 'No Access'

Solution Article: K19272127

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An authenticated administrative user is redirected to a 'NO ACCESS' error page while running the high availability (HA) setup wizard.

Conditions:
This may occur when running the high availability (HA) setup wizard in the TMOS GUI on a version of BIG-IP software (including Engineering Hotfixes) that includes fixes for ID1032405 :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1032405.html and ID941649 :: https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID941649.html .

Impact:
You are unable to run/finish the Config Sync/HA setup wizard to completion.

Workaround:
Use the TMOS Shell (tmsh) command-line interface to perform the equivalent action.

Fix:
'NO ACCESS' error pages no longer appear while running the high availability (HA) setup wizard in the TMOS GUI under these conditions.


1042917-1 : Using 'Full Export' of security policy should result with no diffs after importing it back to device

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
'Declarative policy import' is adding entities into the policy according what it has in the JSON file.

When it imports the policy builder settings, some automatic changes are created in the policy, and it may override other entities which were added before.

Conditions:
Policy builder settings are added in import after other affected entities were added before.

Impact:
The resulted policy will be different from the exported policy.

Fix:
'Declarative Policy import' first adds the policy builder settings, and all other affected entities are imported only after it, and in this way the resulted policy is the same as the exported one.


1040677 : BIG-IP D120 platform reports page allocation failures in N3FIPS driver

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Despite having free memory, the BIG-IP system 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/6: page allocation failure: order:2, mode:0x204020

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

Conditions:
This issue is known to occur on the appliance D120 (iSeries i15820-DF).

Impact:
As different processes can experience this issue, and the system may behave unpredictably. Software installation may fail.

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 128 MB (131072 KB).

When instantiating this workaround, 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 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 ID 851785' >> /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 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 ID851785' >> /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 the BIG-IP appliance 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 BIG-IP appliance 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 excessive kernel page allocation failures.


1040361-1 : TMM crashes during its startup when TMC destination port list attached/deleted to virtual server

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
-- Log message written to TMM log file:
   panic: ../kern/page_alloc.c:736: Assertion "vmem_hashlist_remove not found" failed.

Conditions:
-- Virtual Server using a traffic-matching-criteria (TMC) with a destination-port-list, with multiple distinct ranges of ports.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use Traffic Matching Criteria with destination port lists.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes under these conditions.


1039069-1 : Multiple issues affecting the RESOLV::lookup iRule command following the fix to ID1007049.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
For more information on the specific issues fixed, please refer to:

https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1010697.html
https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1037005.html
https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1038921.html

Please note the only versions 15.1.3.1 and 16.1.0 are affected.

Conditions:
-- Running BIG-IP version 15.1.3.1 or 16.1.0
-- RESOLV::lookup iRule is used

Impact:
Multiple issues can occur with the RESOLV::lookup command, such as DNS resolutions failing or incorrect DNS responses being received.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
-


1039049-2 : Installing EHF on particular platforms fails with error "RPM transaction failure"

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- Installing an EHF fails with the error "RPM transaction failure"

-- Errors similar to the following are seen in the liveinstall.log file:

info: RPM: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.LooFVF: line 11: syntax error: unexpected end of file
info: RPM: error: %preun(fpga-tools-atlantis-15.1.3-0.0.11.i686) scriptlet failed, exit status 2

Conditions:
-- Installing an EHF that contains the 'fpga-tools-atlantis' package
-- Using the following platforms:
  + BIG-IP i4600 / i4800
  + BIG-IP i2600 / i2800
  + BIG-IP i850

Impact:
EHF installation fails.

Workaround:
None


1039041 : Log Message: Clock advanced by <number> ticks

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
<ticks> is the number of milliseconds the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) clock is out of sync (behind) the system clock because the TMM thread is waiting for a response.

Logs are similar to below.

bigip1 notice tmm15[46856]: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 103 ticks
bigip1 notice tmm7[46855]: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 106 ticks
bigip1 notice tmm10[46855]: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 107 ticks
bigip1 notice tmm25[46856]: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 113 ticks
bigip1 notice tmm15[46856]: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 121 ticks
bigip1 notice tmm5[46855]: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 106 ticks

Conditions:
These logs are seen more frequently in i15820-DF platforms with FIPS enabled, in comparison to other FIPS platforms. The messages are observed during FIPS key lookup in the HSM. These lookups occur either during TMM start/restart or during SSL profile configuration modification.

Impact:
This message may appear intermittently depending on system load and conditions mentioned above, and it does not necessarily indicate system instability or a cause for concern unless accompanied by another error message or at the time of a serious event.

In all the above conditions, clock advance ticks are in the range of 100 - 170.


1038669-1 : Antserver keeps restarting

Component: SSL Orchestrator

Symptoms:
Antserver keeps restarting, as indicated in /var/log/ecm:

notice ant_server.sh[5898]: starting ant_server on 057caae1e95a11d7ecd1118861fb49f30ce1c22d
notice ant_server.sh[6311]: no ant_server process
notice ant_server.sh[6312]: check: no running ant_server

Conditions:
The Secure Web Gateway is provisioned on i15800 or i15820 platform.

Impact:
User connection will be reset if request or response analytics agent is deployed with per-request policy.

Fix:
N/A


1037181-1 : TMM may crash while processing HTTP traffic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

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

Conditions:
- HTTP profile enabled

Impact:
TMM may crashing leading to a traffic interruption and failover event.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
TMM now processes HTTP traffic as expected.


1036609 : System boots to the login prompt after running mosreboot

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After mosreboot, instead of going to the switch_root prompt, the BIG-IP system goes to the login prompt.

Conditions:
This occurs after running the command mosreboot.

Impact:
It is just an additional prompt that appears before the switch_root prompt on mosreboot. No functional impact.


1035853-1 : Transparent DNS Cache can consume excessive resources.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, the Transparent DNS Cache can consume excessive resources.

Conditions:
- Transparent DNS Cache enabled
- EDNS enabled

Impact:
Excessive resource consumption, which can lead to increased server-side load.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
The Transparent DNS Cache now consumes resources as expected.


1035133-4 : Statistics data are partially missing in various BIG-IQ graphs under "Monitoring" tab

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
In various BIG-IQ GUI forms under the "Monitoring" tab (for example Monitoring -> Local Traffic -> HTTP), data for some time periods are missing.

Multiple "Unexpected end of ZLIB input stream" errors appear in BIG-IQ DCD logs under /var/log/appiq/gc_agent-manager.log

Conditions:
BIG-IP is attached to BIG-IQ, traffic volume is high

Impact:
Data in BIG-IQ are missing therefore some graphs show incorrect information

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Fixed an issue with missing statistics.


1034617-1 : Login/Security Banner text not showing in console login

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Setting the Login/Security Banner causes the banner to appear when connecting via the management port and not when connecting via the console.

Conditions:
-- The login banner is configured
-- You log into the command line

Impact:
Mismatch in displaying banner text with management and console logins.

Workaround:
Configure an identical banner for ssh sessions by following https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K6068

Fix:
The banner text now displays for both management and console logins.


1032797-1 : Tmm continuously cores when parsing custom category URLs

Component: SSL Orchestrator

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes when trying to parse more than 256 custom category URLs.

Conditions:
-- More than 256 URLs defined in custom url-category.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes and it can parse more than 256 custom category URLs.


1032737-2 : IPsec: tmm SIGSEGV in getlocaladdr in ikev2_initiate

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes while passing IPsec traffic

Conditions:
Wildcard selectors are used.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Avoid the core dump by adding checks.


1032689 : UlrCat Custom db feedlist is not working for www.croupiest.com with attached feedlist file

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
The first URL getting normalized is not classified.

Conditions:
The URL contains caps or 'www' is not getting categorized in few cases.

Impact:
The 'custom' category is not displayed for all the apps available in the feedlist file.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Starting normalized lines with \n


1032405-1 : TMUI XSS vulnerability CVE-2021-23037

Solution Article: K21435974


1032077-1 : TACACS authentication fails with tac_author_read: short author body

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If a TACACS user is part of a group with 10s of attribute value pairs (AVPs) were the length of all the avp's combined is such that the authorization reply message from the TACACS server is segmented, the login will fail.

The error message that is logged when the login fails is
"tac_author_read: short author body, 4468 of 6920: Operation now in progress" Where the numbers 4468 and 6920 will vary.

Conditions:
- TACACS authentication
- TACACS user that is part of a group where the combined length of the AVPs is greater then the largest TCP segment the TACACS server is able to send.

Impact:
User is unable to login.

Workaround:
If possible, reduce the number of attributes of the TACACS group or user.


1031901-2 : In HTTP2 deployment, RST_STREAM sent to client if server in CLOSING state is picked

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When request from client is forwarded to server which is in CLOSING state due to server sent GOAWAY but not yet close the connection, request will be failed to be forwarded to server and RST_STREAM will be sent to client

Conditions:
-- Virtual Server with HTTP2 profile
-- There is an open connection from BIG-IP to the server.
-- The server sends a GOAWAY message to the BIG-IP and the connection is kept open.
-- The client sends a request to BIG-IP, BIG-IP picks the connection mentioned above to forward the request to

Impact:
Traffic from the specific client is interrupted

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
In HTTP2 deployment, RST_STREAM is no longer sent to client if server in CLOSING state is picked


1031357-2 : After reboot of standby and terminating peer, some IPsec traffic-selectors are still online

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
HA Standby marks traffic selectors up when they are actually down on the Active device.

Conditions:
-- High availability (HA) configured and mirroring configured
-- IPsec tunnels up on Active
-- Reboot Standby
-- Standby starts correctly and all SAs are mirrored
-- Tunnel(s) go down on Active

Impact:
-- Traffic Selector is incorrectly marked up on the Standby when it is actually down on the Active.
-- While this is cosmetic, the information is misleading.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
After Standby reboot and deleting IPsec tunnels, the
traffic selectors on the Standby are marked in down state.


1031269 : TMM may consume excessive resources when processing logging profiles

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may consume excessive memory resources while processing logging profiles

Conditions:
- HTTP profile
- Request logging profile
- sys log server

Impact:
TMM may consume excessive memory resources, potentially leading to a crash and failover event.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
TMM now processes log profiles as expected.


1030845-1 : Time change from TMSH not logged in /var/log/audit

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Whenever time is changed, the message is not logged in /var/log/audit

Conditions:
This occurs when the system time is changed manually using either the 'date' command or 'tmsh modify sys clock'.

Impact:
The time change is not logged to the audit log.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Time changes are now logged to the audit log.


1030689-1 : TMM may consume excessive resources while processing Diameter traffic

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may consume excessive resources while processing Diameter traffic

Conditions:
- Diameter/MRF is deployed
- Peer uses TCP or SCTP as a transport
- Peer sends slow response

Impact:
Excessive resource consumption potentially leading to performance degradation or a traffic interruption and failover event.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Diameter traffic is now processed as expected.


1029949-2 : IPsec traffic selector state may show incorrect state on high availability (HA) standby device

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IPsec traffic selector state can be viewed in the config utility or by tmsh with the "tmsh show net ipsec traffic-selector" command. On an high availability (HA) standby device, some selector states may be incorrect.

Conditions:
-- High availability (HA) environment
-- Standby reboots or in some way, such as a tmm restart, is forced to re-learn all the mirrored IPsec security associations (SAs).

Impact:
There is no functional impact. The issue is that a selector may incorrectly appear down in one or both directions.

Workaround:
When the tunnel re-keys on the high availability (HA) active device, the selector state shows the correct value.

Fix:
IPsec traffic selectors show the correct state after the high availability (HA) standby device reboots.


1029629-1 : TMM may crash while processing DNS lookups

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash while processing DNS lookups.

Conditions:
TMM processing DNS lookups.

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
TMM now processes DNS lookups as expected.


1028969-1 : An unused traffic-selector can prevent an IKEv2 IPsec tunnel from working

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If both IKEv1 and IKEv2 try to listen to the same self IP address on the BIG-IP for a local tunnel IP address, only one can win, and previously a v2 ike-peer would be blocked if a v1 listener managed to get installed first.

If a partial tunnel config exists, with no ike-peer and only ipsec-policy and traffic-selector definitoins, this is understood to be IKEv1 implicitly, by default, and will install a v1 listener for the IP address and port.

Then if a fully configured ike-peer is added using IKEv2, it can fail to establish the required listener for v2 when an existing v1 listener is squatting on that IP address.

Conditions:
Conflict between IKEv2 and IKEv1 on the same IP address when:

-- a v2 ike-peer has local tunnel IP address X

-- a v1 ike-peer, or a traffic-selector with no peer at all, has the same local IP address X

Impact:
An IKEv2 tunnel can fail to negotiate when v2 packets cannot be received on a local IP address because a listener for IPsec cannot be established on that IP address.

Workaround:
You can avoid conflict between v1 and v2 by:

-- removing a traffic-selector not in use (which is v1)

-- avoiding use of the same local IP in both v1 and v2 definitions of ike-peer

Fix:
The fix gives precedence to IKEv2, so any pre-existing IKEv1 listener is simply removed from an IP address whenever a v2 listener is desired for that IP address.

This means IKEv1 can never be negotiated on a local IP address which is also in use by an IKEv2 ike-peer.

Importantly, this fix may cause tunnels to be permanently down after an upgrade. Prior to this change it was possible to have IKEv1 and IKEv2 tunnels working on the same self IP, but in that scenario some tunnels would intermittently fail to establish and the success of the tunnel establishment depended on whether the BIG-IP was the Initiator. IKEv1 and IKEv2 tunnels on the same self IP may still work after this change, but are not considered a valid or supported config by F5.


1028669-7 : Python vulnerability: CVE-2019-9948

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Urllib in Python 2.x through 2.7.16 supports the local_file: scheme, which makes it

Conditions:
Use of urllib in affected versions of python

Impact:
Easier to bypass protection mechanisms that blacklist file: URIs, as demonstrated by triggering a urllib.urlopen('local_file:///etc/passwd') call.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Updated python to resolve CVE-2019-9948


1028573-6 : Perl vulnerability: CVE-2020-10878

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Perl before 5.30.3 has an integer overflow related to mishandling of a "PL_regkind[OP(n)] == NOTHING" situation.

Conditions:
Crafted regular expression

Impact:
A crafted regular expression could lead to malformed bytecode with a possibility of instruction injection.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Perl updated to address CVE-2020-10878


1028497-7 : libexpat vulnerability: CVE-2019-15903

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In libexpat before 2.2.8, crafted XML input could fool the parser into changing from DTD parsing to document parsing too early; a consecutive call to XML_GetCurrentLineNumber (or XML_GetCurrentColumnNumber) then resulted in a heap-based buffer over-read.

Conditions:
Crafted XML input

Impact:
Heap-based buffer over-read

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
libexpat updated to address CVE-2019-15903


1028109-1 : Detected attack signature is reported with the wrong context

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A detected attack signature on a multipart request may be reported with the wrong context.

Conditions:
Attack signature is detected in a multipart request.

Impact:
Reporting of the signature may contain the wrong context

Workaround:
None

Fix:
All detected signatures on multipart requests are reported with the correct context


1026549-1 : Incorrect BIG-IP Virtual Edition interface state changes may be communicated to mcpd

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
For some BIG-IP Virtual Edition drivers, TMM may occasionally communicate an incorrect interface state change that might cause the interface to flap.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition using ixlv, ixvf, mlx5, or xnet drivers.
-- More TMMs and interfaces configured make this issue more likely to happen, but it happens randomly.

Impact:
In the case where the interface is part of a trunk a flap will occur when this happens.

There may be other as-yet unknown impacts for this issue.

Workaround:
Use a different VE driver than one of the ones listed above.

Fix:
BIG-IP Virtual Edition drivers no longer communicate incorrect interface states to mcpd.


1024101-1 : SWG as a Service license improvements

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
SWG sessions maxed out and the SWG license is not released until the APM session is ended.

Conditions:
SWG and APM are in use.

Impact:
SWG sessions are tied to APM sessions and can reach the limit and not be recycled even if the APM session is not actively using SWG.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Fixed an issue with SWG session tracking.


1023365-2 : SSL server response could be dropped on immediate shutdown

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL server response might be dropped if peer shutdown arrives before server response

Conditions:
Serverssl receives peer shutdown before server response

Impact:
Possible server response dropped

Workaround:
Delay connection shutdown until after server response is received

Fix:
Serverssl response now received after peer shutdown


1023341-1 : HSM hardening

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, HSM interactions do not follow current best practices.

Conditions:
- HSM in use

Impact:
Certain HSM interactions do not follow current best practices.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
HSM interactions now follow current best practices.


1022757-2 : Tmm core due to corrupt list of ike-sa instances for a connection

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tmm generates a core when a corrupt list of ike-sa instances is processed.

Conditions:
Deletion of an expired ike-sa.

Impact:
Restart of tmm and re-negotiation of IPsec tunnels. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
The internal list data structure has been reorganized to use fewer entities in less-complex relationships. This makes it less likely for a corrupted list to occur, so this issue is less likely to occur.


1022625-2 : Profile type 'swg-transparent' should be selected on create page when 'create-new' is selected for SwgAsService in SSL Orchestrator

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When creating a new service, certain default access profiles are not automatically selected.

Conditions:
1. SSL Orchestrator + APM + SWG provisioned
2. Select 'create-new' for access profile drop-down when adding a SwgAsService in SSL Orchestrator

A new tab opens with the profile creation page, but the access profile type drop-down does not have any type selected.

Impact:
When adding a SwgAsService in SSL Orchestrator, the only supported access profile type is SWG-Transparent, hence it should be automatically selected.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Fixed an issue with automatic profile selection.


1022417-1 : Ike stops with error ikev2_send_request: [WINDOW] full window

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IKE SAs will be lost.

Conditions:
A failover occurs while IKE is sending DPD to the peer, and the reply is received by the newly active BIG-IP.

Multiple failovers can increase the likelihood that this occurs.

Impact:
IKE SAs may be deleted and there will be traffic loss.

Workaround:
Increase in DPD interval to reduce the probability of occurrence of the issue.

Fix:
Fixed an issue where IKE SAs were being lost during failover events.


1022269-1 : False positive RFC compliant violation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
False positive RFC compliant violation.

Conditions:
Authorization header with specific types.

Impact:
False positive violations.

Workaround:
Turn on an internal parameter:
 
/usr/share/ts/bin/add_del_internal add ignore_authorization_header_decode_failure 1

Fix:
Added tolerance to the authorization headers parser.


1021773-1 : Mcpd core

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Mcpd crashes and leaves a core file.

Conditions:
This can occur if BIG-IP fails to allocate huge pages, which can occur during module provisioning.

Impact:
Mcpd crashes and the system goes into an inoperative state.


1021713-1 : TMM may crash when processing AFM NAT64 policy

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM may crash or become unstable after producing the error:

Enabling NAT64 for virtual server (/Common/test) with security NAT policy configured is redundant/not required.

Conditions:
Either of the following configurations:

-- NAT64 enabled and AFM NAT64 policy attached.
-- security-nat-policy attached and NAT64 disabled.

Impact:
TMM may crash, leading to a traffic interruption and failover event.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
The system now handles these configurations.


1021485-3 : VDI desktops and apps freeze with Vmware and Citrix intermittently

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
VMware VDI:
Blank screen is seen while opening remote desktop when VDI is configured with VMware.

Citrix:
Desktop freezes immediately after opening remote desktop when VDI is configured with Citrix.

Conditions:
VMware VDI:
-- VDI is configured with VMware
-- Desktop or App is launched using native client from Webtop.
wait till 2X inactivity timeout if inactivity timeout

Citrix:
-- VDI is configured with Citrix
-- Desktop or App is launched using native client from Webtop.
-- Configure Inactivity timeout to 0.

Impact:
VDI desktops freeze while opening or immediately after opening.
The following error is seen in APM logs:
"Session stats update failed: ERR_NOT_FOUND"

Workaround:
No

Fix:
Users should not experience any intermittent desktop freeze.


1021481-1 : 'http-tunnel' and 'socks-tunnel' which are internal interfaces should be hidden

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The Linux command 'ifconfig' or 'ip a' shows two devices 'http-tunnel' and 'socks-tunnel' that are for TMM internal use only.

Conditions:
These interfaces show up regardless of the BIG-IP configuration.

Impact:
As long as these devices are not used there is no impact aside from possibly causing confusion. Any attempt to use those devices from a host process fails or produces unpredictable results. These devices should not be exposed on the Linux host.

Workaround:
None.

Fix:
The devices 'http-tunnel' and 'sock-tunnel' no longer show up on the Linux host.


1021417-1 : Modifying GTM pool members with replace-all-with results in pool members with order 0

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTMpool has multiple members with order 0.

Conditions:
There is an overlap for the pool members for the command replace-all-with and the pool members to be replaced.

Impact:
Multiple pool members have the same order.

Workaround:
Perform this procedure:
1. Delete all pool members from the GTM pool.
2. Use replace-all-with.


1020957-1 : HTTP response may be truncated by the BIG-IP system

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Web pages are not rendered properly; HTTP responses are truncated when traversing the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server with an HTTP profile
-- HTTP server generates a compressed response
-- BIG-IP system determines that it must decompress the payload, e.g., a rewrite profile attached to the virtual server

Impact:
HTTP responses are truncated when passing through the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
One of the following:

-- Add an HTTP Compression profile to the virtual server, and ensure that 'Keep Accept-Encoding' is not selected.
-- Use an iRule to remove the Accept-Encoding header from requests, e.g.:

ltm rule workaround {
    when HTTP_REQUEST {
        HTTP::header remove Accept-Encoding
    }
}


1020705-2 : tmsh show analytics dos-l3 report view-by attack-id" shows "allowed-requests-per-second" instead "attack_type_name

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Output of "tmsh show analytics dos-l3 report view-by attack-id" command has changed from version 13.x to 15.x. "Attack type" was removed from the system, so it was automatically replaced by the first metric "allowed-requests-per-second". For DOS L3 "Attack type" was replaced by "Vector Name" but it currently is not shown in the report along wit "Attack ID"

Conditions:
AFM is provisioned

Impact:
This change might cause scripts to fail if they use the name of the field.

Workaround:
1) edit /etc/avr/monpd/monp_dosl3_entities.cfg file. Change [dosl3_attack_id] section the following way: add 'vector_name' to measures list and add an additional parameter 'default_measure' as specified below :

[dosl3_attack_id]
...
measures=allowed_requests_per_sec,count,drop_per_sec,drop_count,total_per_sec,total_count,attacks_count,attack_type_name,category_name,vip_name,period,vector_name
default_measure=vector_name
...

2) edit /etc/avr/monpd/monp_dosl3_measures.cfg file. Add in the end the following section:

[vector_name]
id=vector_crc
formula=IF(count(distinct FACT.vector_crc)>1,'Aggregated',attack_vector_str)
merge_formula=IF(count(distinct vector_name)>1,'Aggregated',vector_name)
dim=AVR_DIM_DOS_VIS_ATTACKS_VECTOR
dim_id=attack_vector_crc
tmsh_display_name=vector-name
display_name=Vector
comulative=false
priority=65

3) restart the BIG-IP system: bigstart restart

After the system is up you can apply the same tmsh command: "tmsh show analytics dos-l3 report view-by attack-id"
You will get a result similar to 13.x. Note that "attack_type_name" is replaced by "vector-name"

Fix:
Workaround applied as fix.


1020377-1 : Missing IKEv2 listeners can send IKE packets to the IKEv1 racoon daemon

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If an IKEv2 tunnel terminates with an error condition, afterward it is possible for IKE packets to be received by the IKEv1 racoon daemon, which is listening to local host (i.e 127.0.0.1) on ports 500 and 4500.

Conditions:
To get the problem to occur, you may need these details:

-- an IKEv2 config where traffic selector narrowing happens
-- termination of an IKEv2 tunnel with an error condition
-- some other BIG-IP service using the same local self IP

Packets can reach the IKEv1 racoon daemon only when some BIG-IP service uses bigself as the proxy, which forwards packets to localhost (127.0.0.1) with the same port number. So even if no IKEv1 config is present for a local self IP, if some other BIG-IP service also uses bigself as a proxy, this can forward IKE packets to localhost as well.

Impact:
The IKEv2 tunnel does not get renegotiated, because IKE packets reach the IKEv1 daemon, which ignores them, because the proper listener to handle IKEv2 is missing. As a result, tunnel service is interrupted.

Workaround:
Deleting and re-adding the problematic ike-peer and traffic-selector should bring back IPsec support for that tunnel.

If the initiating and responding sides of the tunnel have identical traffic-selector proposals, then narrowing should not happen, and this would also prevent the problem in the first place.

Fix:
BIG-IP systems now manage and handle multiple references to the same listener in a more rigorous way, so the IKEv2 listener cannot go away while it is still needed.


1019853-1 : Some signatures are not matched under specific conditions

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Some signatures are not matched, attacking traffic may pass through.

Conditions:
- Undisclosed signature conditions

Impact:
Attacking traffic can bypass the WAF.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Signatures are now matched as expected.


1019829-2 : Configsync.copyonswitch variable is not functioning on reboot

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Configsync.copyonswitch variable is not functioning properly during reboot to another partition

Conditions:
-- db variable configsync.copyonswitch modified
-- hostname is changed in global-settings
-- reboot to another partition

Impact:
The hostname will be changed back to the default hostname after reboot


1018577-4 : SASP monitor does not mark pool member with same IP Address but different Port from another pool member

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the LTM SASP monitor is applied to a pool with multiple members having the same IP Address but different Ports, only one of the pool members with the duplicated IP Address will be monitored (marked UP or DOWN as appropriate). Other pool members sharing the same IP Address will remain in a 'checking' state.

Conditions:
This occurs when using the SASP monitor in a pool with multiple members having the same IP Address but different Ports.
For example:
ltm pool sasp_test_pool {
    members {
        sasp_1:80 {
            address 10.10.10.1
        }
        sasp_1:8080 {
            address 10.10.10.1
        }
        sasp_2:80 {
            address 10.10.10.2
        }
        sasp_2:8080 {
            address 10.10.10.2
        }
    }
    monitor sasp_test
}

In this case, only one pool member with a given IP Address will be correctly monitored by the sasp monitor.
Any additional pool members with the same IP Address but different port will not be monitored by the SASP monitor and will remain in a 'checking' state.

Impact:
Not all pool members may be effectively/accurately monitored by the SASP monitor.

Fix:
The ltm sasp monitor correctly monitors members of a pool which share the same IP Address but different Ports.


1018493-1 : Response code 304 from TMM Cache always closes TCP connection.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a virtual server is configured to accelerate HTTP traffic, it caches responses with 200 and 304 response codes. Serving a response with "304 Not Modified" code, TMM may close a connection to a client.

Conditions:
-- A virtual server has a web-acceleration profile (without a web application for versions prior 16.0.0).
-- A response with code 304, stored in TMM cache, is served to a request.

Impact:
A client needs to open a new TCP connection every time when a response with "304 Not Modified" code is served.

Fix:
TMM correctly serves a response with "304 Not Modified" code, allowing to correctly handle TCP connection status.


1018309-5 : Loading config file with imish removes the last character

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
While loading a configuration from the file with IMISH ('imish -f <f_name>'),truncating the last line.

printf 'log file /var/log/zebos.log1' >/shared/tmp/new.cfg
Running imish -r 0 -f /shared/tmp/new.cfg have the last character missing like below:
log file /var/log/zebos.log

Conditions:
Loading a config with 'imish -f <f_name>' commands.

Note: This command is used with the bigip_imish_config Ansible module.

Impact:
Configuration commands cannot be created properly.

Workaround:
For CLI, use extra control char at the end or \n.


1018285-2 : MRF DIAMETER to select automatic removal of a persistence entry on completion of a transaction

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
MRF DIAMETER is not DIAMETER-application aware. It does not have application-specific business logic. When creating a DIAMETER solution, BIG-IP operators often need to write iRule scripts that remove a session persistence entry at the end of a transaction.

Conditions:
Some applications require removal of the persistence entry upon successful and unsuccessful completion of a transaction.

root@(bigip1)(cfg-sync Standalone)(Active)(/Common)(tmos)# list ltm rule log_dia_error
ltm rule log_dia_error {
when DIAMETER_INGRESS {
set cmd_code [DIAMETER::command]
if { $cmd_code == 272 } {
    set cc_req_type [DIAMETER::avp data get 416 integer32]
    if {[DIAMETER::is_response] && $cc_req_type == 3 } {
       log local0. "Persistence record delete-on-any"
       DIAMETER::persist delete-on-any
    }
 }
}

Impact:
iRule script is required.

Fix:
DIAMETER::persist irule are supported to remove a persistence entry based on the result status of a answer message.
below irule commands are supported.
DIAMETER::persist delete-on-any
DIAMETER::persist delete-on-success
DIAMETER::persist delete-on-failure
DIAMETER::persist delete-none


1018145 : Firewall Manager user role is not allowed to configure/view protocol inspection profiles

Component: Protocol Inspection

Symptoms:
A user account with the "firewall-manager" role that is assigned permissions only to custom partitions will not be able to configure protocol inspection profiles.

Conditions:
-- A user account is created with the role firewall-manager.
-- A custom partition is created.
-- The newly created user is given access to the newly created partition.

Impact:
Any user account without access to "/Common" partition is not allowed to configure protocol inspection profiles.

Workaround:
- If the user account is provided access to "/Common" partition as well, the user should be able to configure protocol-inspection profiles in the newly created custom partitions.

Fix:
The permissions are granted for any non-admin user to configure protocol inspection profiles in a custom partition as long as they have access to "/Common" partition as well.


1017233-2 : APM uses wrong session key when iRule for ActiveSync is used resulting in passwords corruption

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
A corrupted password is sent as part of the "Authorization" header to the backend device and as a result, http 404 is returned

Conditions:
-- iRule for ActiveSync is used
-- The BIG-IP system has multiple tmms running

Impact:
User Authentication is failed by the backed server


1017153-4 : Asmlogd suddenly deletes all request log protobuf files and records from the database

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Asmlogd suddenly deletes all request log protobuf files and records from the database

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned
-- Config-sync setup, with frequent sync recovery and/or with a manual-sync device-group with ASM sync enabled

Impact:
Sudden loss of request logs

Workaround:
TL;DR - delete all the empty partitions and restart asmlogd

1) View all the partitions:

   # perl -MF5::Db::Partition -MData::Dumper -MF5::DbUtils -e 'print Dumper(F5::Db::Partition::retrieve_partitions_info(dbh => F5::DbUtils::get_dbh(), table_name => "PRX.REQUEST_LOG"))'

Take note of the 'PARTITION_NAME' and 'TABLE_ROWS' for each partition.

2) For every partition_X (in PARTITION_NAME) with '0' in TABLE_ROWS, delete it by:

   # perl -MF5::Db::Partition -MF5::DbUtils -e 'F5::Db::Partition::delete_partition(dbh => F5::DbUtils::get_dbh(), table_name => "PRX.REQUEST_LOG", partition_name => "partition_X")'

3) restart asmlogd if and after done all deletes:

   # pkill -f asmlogd

NOTE: this workaround is temporary. Meaning, that the number of empty partitions will again accumulate and the same issue will happen again. The MAX number of partitions is - 100. Thus, it is advised to monitor the total number of *empty* partitions and repeat the workaround periodically. A cron script should work well. Normally, empty partitions should NOT accumulate. Thus, it is safe to run this script once an hour and remove all empty partitions.


1016113-1 : HTTP response-chunking 'sustain' profile option may not rechunk responses when also using a web acceleration profile.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Configurations containing HTTP response-chunking 'sustain' and a Web Acceleration profile do not rechunk payload regardless of whether the web server responds with a chunked response.

Conditions:
-- Incoming response payload to the BIG-IP system is chunked.
-- HTTP profile is configured with response-chunking 'sustain'.
-- Web Acceleration profile also configured on the same virtual server.

Impact:
The BIG-IP response is not chunked, regardless of whether the associated web server responds with a chunked payload when the Web Acceleration is utilized.

Workaround:
For a chunked response to be delivered to the client, apply the iRule command 'HTTP::rechunk' to responses when a Web Acceleration profile is used.

Fix:
The BIG-IP response is chunked appropriately when a Web Acceleration profile is used.


1015645-2 : IPSec SA's missing after reboot

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Some IPSec SA's created after Tunnel migration may be missing after a reboot.

Conditions:
- IPSec tunnels
- Load balancing continues through tunnel migration
- The active BIG-IP system is rebooted

Impact:
Some IPSec SA's may be missing after the reboot

Workaround:
None

Fix:
During reboot, Load balancing information is loaded based on creation time instead of arrival time.


1013629-4 : URLCAT: Vulnerability Scan finds many Group/User Read/Write (666/664/662) files

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
Shared memory files in relation with URLCAT have file permissions set to (-rwxrwxrwx), which is not necessary and needs to be restricted to (-rw-rw-r--).

Conditions:
Performing a Vulnerability Scan on shared memory files in relation with URLCAT.

Impact:
Full permission can result in unintentional/unauthorized access, which could result in unexpected behavior of the URLCAT feature.

Workaround:
Manually change permissions from (-rwxrwxrwx) to (-rw-rw-r--) using the chmod command.

Fix:
Shared Memory file permissions are now set to (-rw-rw-r--).


1013569-1 : Hardening of iApps processing

Component: Guided Configuration

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, iApps do not follow current best practices.

Conditions:
- iApps in use

Impact:
iApps do not follow current best practices.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
iApps now follow current best practices.


1012721-4 : Tmm may crash with SIP-ALG deployment in a particular race condition

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes in SIP-ALG deployment

Conditions:
--- SIP-ALG is deployed
--- While processing first SIP REGISTER at server-side

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Tmm no longer crashes in this race condition


1012365-4 : Nettle cryptography library vulnerability CVE-2021-20305

Solution Article: K33101555


1011065-1 : Certain attack signatures may not match in multipart content

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, ASM may not correctly detect attack signatures.

Conditions:
- ASM provisioned
- Request contains multipart body that matches specific attack signatures.

Impact:
Attack detection is not triggered as expected.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Attack detection is now triggered as expected.


1011061-4 : Certain attack signatures may not match in multipart content

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, ASM may not correctly detect attack signatures.

Conditions:
- ASM provisioned
- Request contains a specially-crafted multipart body

Impact:
Attack detection is not triggered as expected.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Attack detection is now triggered as expected.


1009949-4 : High CPU usage when upgrading from previous version

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When upgrading version from 12.x to 14.1.4, ospfd has high cpu utilization.

Conditions:
-- OSPF is enabled.
-- The BIG-IP system is upgraded from 12.x to 14.1.4.

Impact:
Performance Impact.


1009725-1 : Excessive resource usage when ixlv drivers are enabled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM may consume excessive resources while processing traffic on VE deployments with ixlv drivers.

Conditions:
- BIG-IP VE
- ixlv drivers.

Impact:
Excessive resource consumption, potentially leading to delayed traffic processing.

Workaround:
Disable TCP Segmentation Offload:

tmsh modify sys db tm.tcpsegmentationoffload value disable

Then restart TMM:

bigstart restart TMM

Note that restarting TMM will cause the BIG-IP to stop processing traffic (and failover, if it is in a device cluster).

Fix:
TMM now processes VE traffic as expected


1009037-1 : Tcl resume on invalid connection flow can cause tmm crash

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes.
Tmm logs contain a line that looks like: "Oops @ 0x2bbd463:139: Unallocated flow while polling for rule work. Skipping."

Conditions:
1) iRule uses a function that may suspend iRule processing (see https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K12962 for more about this).
2) The connflow associated with the iRule is being torn down by tmm.
3) Depending upon the exact timing there is a rare chance that the iRule will resume on the wrong connflow which can cause a core.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1008561-4 : In very rare condition, BIG-IP may crash when SIP ALG is deployed

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, BIG-IP may crashes while processing SIP ALG traffic

Conditions:
- SIP ALG is deployed
- Inbound call received

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event. Traffic is interrupted during BIG-IP restart

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
BIG-IP now processes SIP ALG traffic as expected


1008017-2 : Validation failure on Enforce TLS Requirements and TLS Renegotiation

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The configuration load fails with an error:

err mcpd[4182]: 0107186b:3: Invalid "enforce-tls-requirements" value for profile /prod/my_profile. In Virtual Server (/common/my_virtual_server) an http2 profile with enforce-tls-requirements enabled is incompatible with client-ssl/server-ssl profile with renegotiation enabled. Value must be disabled.

Conditions:
BIG-IP system allows this configuration and fails later:

-- Virtual server with HTTP/2, HTTP, and client SSL profiles (with renegotiation disabled).

1. Enable the 'Enforce TLS Requirements' option in the HTTP/2 profile (by default it is enabled).
2. Add server SSL profile with 'TLS Renegotiation' enabled.
3. Save the configuration.
4. Load the configuration.

Impact:
The configuration will not load if saved.

Workaround:
If enabling 'Enforce TLS Requirements' in a HTTP/2 profile configured on a virtual server, ensure that 'TLS Renegotiation' is disabled in the Server SSL profiles on that virtual server.

Fix:
There is now a validation check to prevent this configuration, which is the correct functionality.


1007821-3 : SIP message routing may cause tmm crash

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
In very rare circumstances, tmm may core while performing SIP message routing.

Conditions:
This can occur while passing traffic when SIP message routing is enabled.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
SIP message routing no longer results in a core due to internal memory errors in message parsing.


1007489-7 : TMM may crash while handling specific HTTP requests

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP system crashes while handling some HTTP requests

Conditions:
-- HTTP Security profile is added
-- HTTP Proxy Connect profile is added
-- HTTP Virtual Server

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
TMM no longer crashes when handling some HTTP requests.


1007113-3 : Pool member goes DOWN if the time difference between SCTP INIT and SCTP ABORT is less than two seconds

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
In case of diameter over SCTP, while aborting the connection of the pool member, if SCTP INIT is sent by the BIG-IP system before the SCTP ABORT is processed, the pool member is marked UP (provided the SCTP connection is established successfully), and then goes down later, immediately after ABORT is fully processed.

Conditions:
The time difference between SCTP ABORT and SCTP INIT is very small, i.e., 2 seconds or less

Impact:
Pool member is marked DOWN even though it is active

Workaround:
If the watchdog is configured in the diameter session profile (i.e., watchdog-timeout is greater than 0), the pool member is marked UP after DWA is received from the pool member.

Fix:
The system now marks the pool member as UP if DWA is received from the pool member.


1006893-4 : Use of ACCESS::oauth after ACCESS::session create/delete may result in TMM core

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When ACCESS::oauth is used after ACCESS::session create/delete in an iRule event, TMM may core.

Conditions:
ACCESS::oauth is used after ACCESS::session create/delete in an iRule event.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround

Fix:
TMM does not core and functionality works as expected.


1005105-3 : Requests are missing on traffic event logging

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Some traffic requests are missing in Security :: Event Logs.

Conditions:
-- Local logging enabled
-- Two or more virtual servers passing heavy traffic

Impact:
High CPU load prevents the Policy Builder from analyzing and sending all traffic requests to the request log.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
The Policy Builder now attempts to send traffic requests to the request log, even when learning analysis is limited due to high CPU load.


1004537-2 : Traffic Learning: Accept actions for multiple suggestions not localized

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When you open the accept suggestions actions list, the actions are not localized. Labels are shown instead of text, for example asm.button.Accept instead of Accept.

Conditions:
This occurs after selecting several suggestions and opening the Accept suggestions actions list.

Impact:
Actions not localized.

Workaround:
None

Fix:
Fixed localization for Accept suggestions actions list.


1004069-4 : Brute force attack is detected too soon

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A Brute force attack is detected too soon.

Conditions:
The login page has the expected header validation criteria.

Impact:
The attack is detected earlier than the setpoint.

Workaround:
N/A


1003633-1 : There might be wrong memory handling when message routing feature is used

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
The following log is observed from /var/log/ltm
Oops @ 0x28c3060:232: buf->ref == 0

Conditions:
Message routing is used either by
- Generic message (ltm message-routing generic) or
- HTTP2 with Message router option enabled

Impact:
For most cases, this kind of incorrect memory handling may only generate warning log message. In rare case, it might lead to a tmm crash.

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Wrong memory handling in message routing is fixed.


1003257-6 : ZebOS 'set ipv6 next-hop' and 'set ipv6 next-hop local' do not work as expected

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
ZebOS 'set ipv6 next-hop' and 'set ipv6 next-hop local' commands are not working properly. The address is always set to interface-configured global/local addresses respectively.

Conditions:
Using BGPv4 with IPv6 capability extension and a route-map with 'set ipv6 next-hop' and/or 'set ipv6 next-hop local' configuration.

Impact:
Wrong next-hop is advertised.

Workaround:
None.


1002945-4 : Some connections are dropped on chained IPv6 to IPv4 virtual servers.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
IPv6 virtual servers targeting IPv4 virtual servers (for example, using the 'virtual' iRule command) might drop traffic coming from some clients unexpectedly.

Conditions:
- IPv6 to IPv4 virtual server chaining.

Impact:
Traffic is dropped.

Workaround:
None


1000741-1 : Fixing issue with input normalization

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, ASM does not follow current best practices.

Conditions:
- ASM provisioned

Impact:
Attack detection is not triggered as expected

Workaround:
N/A

Fix:
Attack detection is now triggered as expected


1000405-1 : VLAN/Tunnels not listed when creating a new rule via GUI

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Available tunnels are not displayed on the AFM rules-creation page in the GUI.

Conditions:
-- Navigate to the firewall network rules creation page in the GUI.
-- In the rules source section, under the VLAN/Tunnel dropdown, select the 'specify' option.

Impact:
Available tunnels do not display in the select box. Cannot specify tunnels for firewall rules from the GUI.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to specify tunnels for firewall rules.

Fix:
The available tunnels now display in the VLAN/Tunnels dropdown.



Known Issues in BIG-IP v16.1.x


TMOS Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
913713-3 1-Blocking   Rebooting a blade causes MCPd to core as it rejoins the cluster
1049085-3 1-Blocking   Booting into a newly installed hotfix volume may stall on RAID-capable platforms
997793-3 2-Critical K34172543 Error log: Failed to reset strict operations; disconnecting from mcpd
992097-4 2-Critical   Incorrect hostname is seen in logging files
990853-1 2-Critical   Mcpd restarts on Secondary VIPRION blades upon modifying a vCMP guest's management IP address or gateway.
989517-3 2-Critical   Acceleration section of virtual server page not available in DHD
988645-4 2-Critical   Traffic may be affected after tmm is aborted and restarted
976669-5 2-Critical   FIPS Integrity check fails for other secondary blades after rebooting/replacing secondary blade
967905-5 2-Critical   Attaching a static bandwidth controller to a virtual server chain can cause tmm to crash
967769-1 2-Critical   During reset of high-speed interfaces, TMMs may mistakenly continue hardware watchdog checks
967573-3 2-Critical   Qkview generation from Configuration Utility fails
950201-3 2-Critical   Tmm core on GCP
943109-4 2-Critical   Mcpd crash when bulk deleting Bot Defense profiles
940225-4 2-Critical   Not able to add more than 6 NICs on VE running in Azure
937481-5 2-Critical   Tomcat restarts with error java.lang.OutOfMemoryError
935177-3 2-Critical   IPsec: Changing MTU or PMTU settings on interface mode tunnel cores tmm
929133-6 2-Critical   TMM continually restarts with errors 'invalid index from net device' and 'device_init failed'
865653-1 2-Critical   Wrong FDB table entries with same MAC and wrong VLAN combination
858877-5 2-Critical   SSL Orchestrator config sync issues between HA-pair devices
842669-6 2-Critical   Syslog-ng / systemd-journald cannot handle logs with embedded newlines, write trailing content to /var/log/user.log
808149-1 2-Critical   Tmm crash
780437-8 2-Critical   Upon rebooting a VIPRION chassis provisioned as a vCMP host, some vCMP guests can return online with no configuration.
777389-7 2-Critical   In rare occurrences related to PostgreSQL monitor, the mcpd process restarts
776117-1 2-Critical   BIG-IP Virtual Edition virtio driver incompatible with Q35 machine type
756830-6 2-Critical   BIG-IP may fail source translation for connections when connection mirroring is enabled on a virtual server that also has source port set to 'preserve strict'
749332-1 2-Critical   Client-SSL Object's description can be updated using CLI and with REST PATCH operation
737692-5 2-Critical   Handle x520 PF DOWN/UP sequence automatically by VE
382363-8 2-Critical K30588577 min-up-members and using gateway-failsafe-device on the same pool.
1048141-3 2-Critical   Sorting pool members by 'Member' causes 'General database error'
1041865-4 2-Critical   Correctable machine check errors [mce] should be suppressed
1039609-1 2-Critical   Unable to poll Dynamic routing protocols SNMP OID's on non-default route domain
1035121-4 2-Critical   Configsync syncs the node's monitor status
1027961-2 2-Critical   Changes to an admin user's account properties may result in MCPD crash and failover
1024269-1 2-Critical   Forcing a file system check on the next system reboot does not check all filesystems.
1023829-2 2-Critical   Security->Policies in Virtual Server web page spins mcpd 100%, which later cores
1014361-2 2-Critical   Config sync fails after provisioning APM or changing BIG-IP license
1012493-5 2-Critical   Systemauth.primaryadminuser set to anything but 'admin' causes internal error for mcp-state check
1004929-1 2-Critical   During config sync operation, MCPD restarts on secondary blade logging 01020012:3: A unsigned four-byte integer message item is invalid.
1004517-1 2-Critical   BIG-IP tenants on VELOS cannot install EHFs
999125-1 3-Major   After changing management IP addresses, devices can be stuck indefinitely in improper Active/Active or Standby/Standby states.
999021-2 3-Major   IPsec IKEv1 tunnels fail after a config sync from Standby to Active
998957-1 3-Major   Mcpd consumes excessive CPU while collecting stats.
998649-1 3-Major   Log hostname should be consistent when it contains ' . '
997561-5 3-Major   TMM CPU imbalance with GRE/TB and GRE/MPLS traffic
997541-5 3-Major   Round-robin Disaggregator for hardware and software
996145-1 3-Major   After UCS restore on HA pair, one of the devices is missing folder /var/config/rest/iapps/f5-iappslx-ssl-orchestrator
996001-5 3-Major   AVR Inspection Dashboard 'Last Month' does not show all data points
995605-2 3-Major   PVA accelerated traffic does not update route domain stats
995097-1 3-Major   Certain management-dhcp supersede options fail to restore correctly when the configuration is reloaded from a file.
994365-1 3-Major   Inconsistency in tmsh 'object mode' for some configurations
994361-2 3-Major   Updatecheck script hangs/Multiple updatecheck processes
994305-3 3-Major   The version of open-vm-tools included with BIG-IP Virtual Edition is 10.1.5
992813-7 3-Major   The list of dhcp-options known to mcpd is outdated, leading to the inability to instantiate certain management-dhcp configurations.
992449-1 3-Major   The vCMP host does not report the correct number of guest CPUs on the guest page of the GUI
992253-4 3-Major   Cannot specify IPv6 management IP addresses using GUI
992053-4 3-Major   Pva_stats for server side connections do not update for redirected flows
988793-2 3-Major   SecureVault on BIG-IP tenant does not store unit key securely
987301-3 3-Major   Software install on vCMP guest via block-device may fail with error 'reason unknown'
987081-1 3-Major   Alarm LED remains active on Secondary blades even after LCD alerts are cleared
984585-3 3-Major   IP Reputation option not shown in GUI.
981485-6 3-Major   Neurond enters a restart loop after FPGA update.
977953-3 3-Major   Show running config interface CLI could not fetch the interface info and crashes the imi
967557-1 3-Major   Improve apm logging when loading sys config fails due to corruption of epsec rpm database
966949-6 3-Major   Multiple FQDN ephemeral nodes not deleted upon deleting FQDN template node
964125-6 3-Major   Mcpd cores while processing a query for node statistics when there are thousands of FQDN nodes and pool members.
963541-1 3-Major   Net-snmp5.8 crash
959241-1 3-Major   Fix for ID871561 might not work as expected on the VCMP host
959057-5 3-Major   Unable to create additional login tokens for the default admin user account
958601-4 3-Major   In the GUI, searching for virtual server addresses does not match address lists
957993-4 3-Major   Unable to set a port list in the GUI for an IPv6 address for a virtual server
957637-1 3-Major   Pfmand crash during bootup
955953-5 3-Major   iRule command 'table' fails to resume when used with Diameter 'irule_scope_msg'
953477-1 3-Major   Syncookie HW mode not cleared when modifying VLAN config.
950153-3 3-Major   LDAP remote authentication fails when empty attribute is returned
948601-1 3-Major   File object checksum attribute is not updated when an external data-group file or external monitor file is edited from GU
939249-1 3-Major   iSeries LCD changes to secure mode after multiple reboots
938145-3 3-Major   DAG redirects packets to non-existent tmm
935485-4 3-Major   BWC: flows might stall when using dynamic BWC policy
928353-4 3-Major   Error logged installing Engineering Hotfix: Argument isn't numeric
928161-3 3-Major   Local password policy not enforced when auth source is set to a remote type.
927025-1 3-Major   Sod restarts continuously
924297-4 3-Major   Ltm policy MCP objects are not being synced over to the peer device
922613-6 3-Major   Tunnels using autolasthop might drop traffic with ICMP route unreachable
922153-5 3-Major   Tcpdump is failing on tmm 0.x interfaces
922053-1 3-Major   inaccurate number of trunk members reported by bcm56xxd/bcmLINK
915493-6 3-Major   imish command hangs when ospfd is enabled
913013-1 3-Major   Racoon daemon may crash once at startup
912253-2 3-Major   Non-admin users cannot run show running-config or list sys
908753-5 3-Major   Password memory not effective even when password policy is configured
907549-6 3-Major   Memory leak in BWC::Measure
904713-2 3-Major   FailoverState device status and CM device status do not match shortly after triggering failover
904401-5 3-Major   Guestagentd core
901669-6 3-Major   Error status in 'tmsh show cm failover-status', and stale data in some tmstat tables, after management IP address change.
888081-6 3-Major   BIG-IP VE Migration feature fails for 1NIC
884729-1 3-Major   The vCMP CPU usage stats are incorrect
882709-6 3-Major   Traffic does not pass on tagged VLANs on VE configured on Hyper-V hypervisors
880689-1 3-Major   Update oprofile tools for compatibility with current architecture
872165-4 3-Major   LDAP remote authentication for REST API calls may fail during authorization
867549-1 3-Major   LCD touch panel reports "Firmware update in progress" indefinitely
867253-4 3-Major   Systemd not deleting user journals
851837-1 3-Major   Mcpd fails to start for single NIC VE devices configured in a trust domain
851785-4 3-Major   BIG-IP 10350V-F platform reported page allocation failures in N3FIPS driver
844925-5 3-Major   Command 'tmsh save /sys config' fails to save the configuration and hangs
814273-6 3-Major   Multicast route entries are not populating to tmm after failover
809089-4 3-Major   TMM crash after sessiondb ref_cnt overflow
807945-6 3-Major   Loading UCS file for the first time not updating MCP DB
804529-1 3-Major   REST API to /mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/members/stats will fail for some pools
803157-4 3-Major   LTM log contains shutdown sequence logs after boot_marker as logs are buffered until BIG-IP reboots
798885-6 3-Major   SNMP response times may be long when processing requests
796985-4 3-Major   Default IPv4 IP address is assigned to Alt-Address in isolated vCMP guest; vCMP host or guest are upgraded and guest is 'Inoperative'
780745-5 3-Major   TMSH allows creation of duplicate community strings for SNMP v1/v2 access
775797-5 3-Major   Previously deleted user account might get authenticated
760400-1 3-Major   High number of vcmp guests on clusters and discovery appliances may result in retries for guest deployment
760354-7 3-Major   Continual mcpd process restarts after removing big logs when /var/log is full
757787-5 3-Major   Unable to edit LTM/AFM Policies that belong to an Application Service (iApp) using the WebUI.
755976-9 3-Major   ZebOS might miss kernel routes after mcpd deamon restart
749757-4 3-Major   -s option in qkview help does not indicate maximum size
737739-4 3-Major   Bash shell still accessible for admin even if disabled
724653-5 3-Major   In a device group, a non-empty partition can be deleted by a peer device during a config sync
720610-4 3-Major   Updatecheck logs bogus 'Update Server unavailable' on every run
718291-4 3-Major   iHealth upload error does not clear
703226-3 3-Major   Failure when using transactions to create and publish policies
690928-6 3-Major   System posts error message: 01010054:3: tmrouted connection closed
673952-6 3-Major   1NIC VE in HA device-group shows 'Changes Pending' after reboot
662301-8 3-Major   'Unlicensed objects' error message appears despite there being no unlicensed config
658850-6 3-Major   Loading UCS with the platform-migrate parameter could unexpectedly set or unset management DHCP
528314-2 3-Major K16816 Generating new default certificate and key pairs for BIG-IP ssl profiles via CLI will not be reflected in GUI or in tmsh
499348-14 3-Major   System statistics may fail to update, or report negative deltas due to delayed stats merging
1057305-1 3-Major   "-c" may be logged as the TMM process/thread name on deployments that use DPDK
1054041-4 3-Major   Neuron-based platforms may activate SYN Cookies for the wrong virtual server
1050457-1 3-Major   The "Permitted Versions" field of "tmsh show sys license" only shows on first boot
1048541-1 3-Major   Certificate Order Manager: renew requests to the Comodo (now Sectigo) CA are unsuccessful.
1048137-2 3-Major   IPsec IKEv1 intermittent but consistent tunnel setup failures
1047169-1 3-Major   GTM AAAA pool can be deleted from the configuration despite being in use by an iRule.
1046669-1 3-Major   The audit forwarders may prematurely time out waiting for TACACS responses
1046261-1 3-Major   Asynchronous REST task IDs do not persist across process restarts
1045277-4 3-Major   The /var partition may become 100% full requiring manual intervention to clear space
1044577-2 3-Major   TMM crash on BIG-IP Virtual Edition using DPDK and xnet drivers
1044281-1 3-Major   In some cases, cpcfg does not trigger selinux relabel, leaving files unlabeled
1044089-3 3-Major   ICMP echo requests to virtual address gets a response even when the virtual server is offline when updated from GUI
1044021-2 3-Major   Searching for IPv4 strings in statistics module does not work.
1043141-1 3-Major   Misleading 'Symmetric Unit Key decrypt failure - decrypt failure' when loading UCS from another BIG-IP
1042737-4 3-Major   BGP sending malformed update missing Tot-attr-len of '0.
1042589-1 3-Major   Wrong trunk_id is associated in bcm56xxd.
1042009-1 3-Major   Mcpd fails to reply if a request is proxied to another daemon and the connection to that daemon closes
1041317-1 3-Major   MCPD delay in processing a query_all message if the update_status bit is set
1040573-4 3-Major   REST operation takes a long time when two different users perform tasks in parallel
1040117-2 3-Major   BIG-IP Virtual Edition drops UDP packets
1036613-3 3-Major   Client flow might not get offloaded to PVA in embryonic state
1036557-1 3-Major   Monitor information not seen in GUI
1036541-4 3-Major   Inherited-traffic-group setting of floating IP does not sync on incremental sync
1036461-4 3-Major   icrd_child may core with high numbers of open file descriptors
1036285-1 3-Major   Enforce password expiry after local user creation
1036097-4 3-Major   VLAN failsafe does not trigger on guest
1036009-4 3-Major   Fix DPDK RSS configuration settings
1035661-4 3-Major   REST Requests return 401 Unauthorized when using Basic Auth
1033689-1 3-Major   BGP route map community value cannot be set to the required range when using AA::NN notation
1033333-4 3-Major   FIPS: importing a stub SSL key file results in 2 keys that share the same FIPS device
1032949-1 3-Major   Dynamic CRL configured with client authentication profile as "Request" causes connection termination without certificate
1032821-7 3-Major   Syslog: invalid level/facility from /usr/libexec/smart_parse.pl
1032257-1 3-Major   Forwarded PVA offload requests fail on platforms with multiple PDE/TMM
1032001-2 3-Major   Statemirror address can be configured on management network or clusterd restarting
1031117-1 3-Major   The mcpd error for virtual server profiles incompatible needs to have more details
1031025-3 3-Major   Nitrox 3 FIPS: Upgrade from v12.1.x to v14.1.x results in new .key.exp files for the FIPS keys created before upgrade.
1027481-3 3-Major   'error: /bin/haloptns unexpected error -- 768' log messages generated on A110 and D112 platforms
1027477-3 3-Major   Virtual server created with address-list in custom partition non-RD0 does not create listener
1027237-1 3-Major   Cannot edit virtual server in GUI after loading config with traffic-matching-criteria
1026989-1 3-Major   More specific dynamic or static routes created for application traffic processing can erroneously replace the route to the management subnet.
1026973-1 3-Major   Static routes created for application traffic processing can erroneously replace the route to the management subnet.
1026861-3 3-Major   Live Update of Browser Challenges and Anti-Fraud are not cleaned up
1026581-4 3-Major   NETFLOW/IPFIX observationTimeMilliseconds Information Element value is not populated correctly.
1026273-4 3-Major   HA failover connectivity using the cluster management address does not work on VIPRION platforms
1025513-1 3-Major   PAM Authenticator can cause authorization failure if it fails to lock /var/log/tallylog
1025261-3 3-Major   When restjavad.useextramb is set, java immediately uses more resident memory in linux
1024661-3 3-Major   SCTP forwarding flows based on VTAG for bigproto
1024421-2 3-Major   At failover, ePVA flush leads to clock advancing and MPI timeout messages in TMM log
1022997-1 3-Major   TCP segments with an incorrect checksum are transmitted when the sock driver is used in AWS deployments (e.g., 1NIC)
1022877-3 3-Major   Ping missing from list of Types for OAuth Client
1022637-1 3-Major   A partition other than /Common may fail to save the configuration to disk
1021925-4 3-Major   During bootup AWS BIG-IP endpoint was not licensed when custom gateway configured over management interface
1021873-1 3-Major   TMM crash in IPIP tunnel creation with a pool route
1021109-4 3-Major   The cmp-hash VLAN setting does not apply to trunked interfaces.
1020789-4 3-Major   An i11800 cannot deploy a four core vCMP guest if the remaining cores are in use
1020277-1 3-Major   Mcpd may run out of memory when build image is missing
1020129-2 3-Major   Turboflex page in GUI reports 'profile.Features is undefined' error
1020089-1 3-Major   MCP validation should prevent defining multiple virtual servers with the same virtual address but with different subnet masks
1019793-2 3-Major   Image2disk does not work on F5OS BIG-IP tenant.
1019749-2 3-Major   Enabling DHCP for management should not be allowed on vCMP guest
1019709-1 3-Major   Modifying mgmt-dhcp options should not be allowed on VCMP guest
1019429-1 3-Major   CMP Forwarded flows do not get syncache counter decremented when only server-side is PVA accelerated
1019357-2 3-Major   Active fails to resend ipsec ikev2_message_id_sync if no response received
1019285-1 3-Major   Systemd hangs and is unresponsive
1019129-4 3-Major   Changing syslog remote port requires syslog-ng restart to take effect
1018673-1 3-Major   Virtual Edition systems replicate host traffic to all TMMs when a multicast MAC address is the traffic's nexthop
1018165-1 3-Major   GUI display of DHCPv6 profile not correct for virtual server in non-default route-domain
1017897-1 3-Major   Self IP address creation fails with 'ioctl failed: No such device'
1017857-1 3-Major   Restore of UCS leads to incorrect UID on authorized_keys
1016433-2 3-Major   URI rewriting is incorrect for "data:" and "javascript:"
1015453-1 3-Major   Under some circumstances, the "Local Traffic" menu in System -> Configuration is inaccessible in the GUI
1015093-1 3-Major   The "iq" column is missing from the ndal_tx_stats table
1014285-5 3-Major   Set auto-failback-enabled moved to false after upgrade
1012601-4 3-Major   Alarm LED and LCD alert cleared prematurely on startup for missing PSU input
1012449-1 3-Major   Unable to edit custom inband monitor in the GUI
1012049-1 3-Major   Incorrect virtual server list returned in response to status request
1011265-3 3-Major   Failover script cannot read /config/partitions/ after upgrade
1010341-4 3-Major   Slower REST calls after update for CVE-2021-22986
1009793-2 3-Major   Tmm crash when using ipsec
1008837-1 3-Major   Control plane is sluggish when mcpd processes a query for virtual server and address statistics
1008269-1 3-Major   Error: out of stack space
1007909-1 3-Major   Tcpdump with :p (peer flow) flag does not capture forwarded between TMMs
1006345-4 3-Major   Static mac entry on trunk is not programmed on CPU-only blades
1004833 3-Major   NIST SP800-90B compliance
1004469-1 3-Major   SNMP OID ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName and ltmSiprouterProfileStatVsName returns empty string
1003629 3-Major   PAYG license becomes invalid when swapping associated NICs for instances in both Azure and AWS.
1002417-2 3-Major   Switch L2 forwarding entries learnt on multi-blade trunk in one blade needs to be synchronized to other blades of that trunk
1001129-1 3-Major   Maximum Login Failures lockout for root and admin
1001069-5 3-Major   VE CPU higher after upgrade, given same throughput
1000325-1 3-Major   UCS load with 'reset-trust' may not work properly if base configuration fails to load
992241-3 4-Minor   Unable to change initial admin password from GUI after root password change
986821-1 4-Minor   Command 'run util bash' event is not captured in log when initially executed
976517-2 4-Minor   Tmsh run sys failover standby with a device specified but no traffic group fails
976337-2 4-Minor   i40evf Requested 4 queues, but PF only gave us 16.
964533-2 4-Minor   Multiple session_process_pending_event_callback ERROR: could not send callback messages get logged in the tmm logs
933597-5 4-Minor   Mandatory arguments missing in tmsh security protocol-inspection profile help
929173-3 4-Minor   Watchdog reset due to CPU stall detected by rcu_sched
928665-4 4-Minor   Kernel nf_conntrack table might get full with large configurations.
927441-5 4-Minor   Guest user not able to see virtual server details when ASM policy attached
915473-4 4-Minor   Accessing Dashboard page with AVR provisioned causes continuous audit logs
889813-3 4-Minor   Show net bwc policy prints bytes-per-second instead of bits-per-second
860573-6 4-Minor   LTM iRule validation performance improvement by tracking procedure/event that have been validated
808481-6 4-Minor   Hertfordshire county missing from GTM Region list
807309-5 4-Minor   Incorrect Active/Standby status in CLI Prompt after failover test
753712-4 4-Minor   Incorrect warning: Traffic Matching Criteria's inline source address has been set to any4 from any6 to match inline destination address' address family.
742753-8 4-Minor   Accessing the BIG-IP system's WebUI via special proxy solutions may fail
713183-7 4-Minor   Malformed JSON files may be present on vCMP host
712241-8 4-Minor   A vCMP guest may not provide guest health stats to the vCMP host
696363-7 4-Minor   Unable to create SNMP trap in the GUI
689147-6 4-Minor   Confusing log messages on certain user/role/partition misconfiguration when using remote role groups
674026-6 4-Minor   iSeries AOM web UI update fails to complete.
673573-8 4-Minor   tmsh logs boost assertion when running child process and reaches idle-timeout
659579-6 4-Minor   Timestamps in icrd, restjavad, and restnoded logs are not synchronized with the system time
658943-5 4-Minor   Errors when platform-migrate loading UCS using trunks on vCMP guest
646768-6 4-Minor K71255118 VCMP Guest CM device name not set to hostname when deployed
550526-3 4-Minor K84370515 Some time zones prevent configuring trust with a peer device using the GUI.
528894-5 4-Minor   Config-Sync after non-Common partition config changes results in extraneous config stanzas in the config files of the non-Common partition
1055053-4 4-Minor   "tmsh load sys config default" does not clear Zebos config files.
1053037-7 4-Minor   MCP error on loading a UCS archive with a global flow eviction policy
1050413-4 4-Minor   Drive model HGST HUS722T1TALA604 must be added to pendsect drives.xml
1046693-4 4-Minor   TMM with BFD confgured might crash under significant memory pressure
1045549-4 4-Minor   BFD sessions remain DOWN after graceful TMM restart
1044893 4-Minor   Kernel warnings from NIC driver Realtek 8139
1041765-2 4-Minor   Racoon may crash in rare cases
1036265-4 4-Minor   Overlapping summary routes might not be advertised after ospf process restart.
1035017-6 4-Minor   Remove unused CA-bundles
1034589-1 4-Minor   No warning is given when a pool or trunk that was in use by an high availability (HA) Group is deleted from the configuration.
1034509-6 4-Minor   Sensor read errors on VIPRION C2200 chassis
1033969-4 4-Minor   MPLS label stripping needs next protocol indicator
1032921-4 4-Minor   VCMP Guest CPU usage shows abnormal values at the Host
1031425-3 4-Minor   Provide a configuration flag to disable BGP peer-id check.
1030645-4 4-Minor   BGP session resets during traffic-group failover
1029173-4 4-Minor   MCP daemon does not log an error message upon connection failure to PostgreSQL server.
1025965-1 4-Minor   Audit role users cannot see folder properties under sys-folder
1024621-4 4-Minor   Re-establishing BFD session might take longer than expected.
1024301-1 4-Minor   Missing required logs for "tmsh modify disk directory" command
1023817-2 4-Minor   Misleading "Enabling NAT64 for virtual server with security NAT policy configured is redundant/not required." warning
1022297-4 4-Minor   In BIG-IP GUI using "Select All" with filters is not working appropriately for policies
1020109-1 4-Minor   Subnet mask property of virtual addresses not displayed in management GUI
1011217-5 4-Minor   TurboFlex Profile setting reverts to turboflex-base after upgrade
1010785-3 4-Minor   Online help is missing for CRL in client SSL profile and server SSL profile
1010761-3 4-Minor   Missing TMSH help description for client-ssl profile 'CRL'
1006449-1 4-Minor   The default size of the subagent object cache possibly leading to slow snmp response time
1003469-1 4-Minor   The BIG-IP GUI fails to reset the statistics for an IPv6 pool member and returns an error.
1003081-3 4-Minor   GRE/TB-encapsulated fragments are not forwarded.
1002809-4 4-Minor   OSPF vertex-threshold should be at least 100
989937-2 5-Cosmetic   Device Trust Certificates Expiring after 2038-01-19 show date of 1969
1022421-4 5-Cosmetic   Pendsec utility incorrectly starts on i2x00/i4x00 platform with NON WD disk


Local Traffic Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
999669-1 2-Critical   Some HTTPS monitors are failing after upgrade when config has different SSL option
968929-2 2-Critical   TMM may crash when resetting a connection on an APM virtual server
956109-4 2-Critical   Modifying a traffic-matching-criteria with a port-list during a full sync may result in an incorrect configuration on the sync target
949137-1 2-Critical   Clusterd crash and vCMP guest failover
944381-2 2-Critical   Dynamic CRL checking for client certificate is not working when TLS1.3 is used.
938545-1 2-Critical   Oversize plugin Tcl object results can result in 0-length messages and plugin crash
937649-4 2-Critical   Flow fwd broken with statemirror.verify enabled and source-port preserve strict
935193-4 2-Critical   With APM and AFM provisioned, single logout ( SLO ) fails
927633-4 2-Critical   Failure path in external datagroup internal mapping operation failure may result in 'entry != NULL' panic
922737-1 2-Critical   TMM crash
914309-5 2-Critical   TMM crash seen with FTP and Classification profiles
910213-7 2-Critical   LB::down iRule command is ineffective, and can lead to inconsistent pool member status
851385-8 2-Critical   Failover takes too long when traffic blade failure occurs
797573-1 2-Critical   TMM assert crash with resulting in core generation in multi-blade chassis
780857-4 2-Critical   HA failover network disruption when cluster management IP is not in the list of unicast addresses
758491-5 2-Critical   When using NetHSM integration, after upgrade to 14.1.0 or later (or creating keys using fipskey.nethsm), BIG-IP cannot use the keys
743950-6 2-Critical   TMM crashes due to memory leak found during SSL OCSP with C3D feature enabled
1047581-3 2-Critical   Ramcache can crash when serving files from the hot cache
1041225-4 2-Critical   Missing SHA-384 cipher suites in outgoing LDAP TLS ClientHello
1039145-1 2-Critical   Tenant mirroring channel disconnects with peer and never reconnects after failover
1030185-5 2-Critical   TMM may crash when looking up a persistence record using "persist lookup" iRule commands
1024241-1 2-Critical   NULL TLS records from client to BIG-IP results in SSL session termination
1020645-5 2-Critical   When HTTP CONNECT is sent, iRule event HTTP_RESPONSE_RELEASE is not triggered
999881-6 3-Major   Tcl command 'string first' not working if payload contains Unicode characters.
999097-1 3-Major   SSL::profile may select profile with outdated configuration
998253-4 3-Major   SNI configuration is not sent via HTTPS when in-tmm monitors are disabled
996649-6 3-Major   Improper handling of DHCP flows leading to orphaned server-side connections
994081-1 3-Major   Traffic may be dropped with an Immediate idle timeout setting.
993517-1 3-Major   Loading an upgraded config can result in a file object error in some cases
991265-3 3-Major   Persistence entries point to the wrong servers for longer periods of time
987077-3 3-Major   TLS1.3 with client authentication handshake failure
985925-3 3-Major   Ipv6 Routing Header processing not compatible as per Segments Left value.
985749-1 3-Major   TCP exponential backoff algorithm does not comply with RFC 6298
985401-1 3-Major   ProxySSL virtual servers should work with web acceleration (ramcache) profiles attached
984897-1 3-Major   Some connections performing SSL mirroring are not handled correctly by the Standby unit.
978953-3 3-Major   The value of the sys db variable vlan.backplane.mtu intermittently out-of-sync with the value of the MTU of the kernel interface tmm_bp during the initial boot up
976525-5 3-Major   Transparent monitors can have the incorrect source address when snat.hosttraffic is enabled
975725-5 3-Major   Wildcard virtual servers do not forward L3 unicast traffic sent to L2 broadcast
968949-7 3-Major   Keepalives aren't sent in FIN_WAIT_2 when using a TCP profile
967353-1 3-Major   HTTP proxy should trim spaces between a header field-name and colon in its downstream responses.
961653-3 3-Major   Unable to retrieve DNS link statistics via SNMP OID gtmLinkStatRate
961001-5 3-Major   Arp requests not resolved for snatpool members when primary blade goes offline
958785-8 3-Major   FTP data transfer does not complete after QUIT signal
956133-2 3-Major   MAC address might be displayed as 'none' after upgrading
955617-8 3-Major   Cannot modify properties of a monitor that is already in use by a pool
953601-4 3-Major   HTTPS monitors marking pool member offline when restrictive ciphers are configured for all TLS protocol versions
948065-1 3-Major   DNS Responses egress with an incorrect source IP address.
944173-4 3-Major   SSL monitor stuck does not change TLS version
942217-6 3-Major   Virtual server keeps rejecting connections for rstcause 'VIP down' even though virtual status is 'available'
937573-1 3-Major   Connections drop in virtual server with Immediate Action On Service Down set to Drop
934697-5 3-Major   Route domain not reachable (strict mode)
927589-1 3-Major   ILX::call command response get truncated
922641-6 3-Major   Any iRules that park in a clientside or serverside command leave the iRule attached to the wrong flow
922413-8 3-Major   Excessive memory consumption with ntlmconnpool configured
921541-6 3-Major   When certain sized payloads are gzipped, the resulting payload is chunked, incorrect, and is never delivered to the client due to missing end of chunk marker.
912517-7 3-Major   MySQL monitor marks pool member down if 'send' is configured but no 'receive' strings are configured
910673-6 3-Major   Nethsm-thales-install.sh installation fails with error 'Could not reach Thales HSM'
907177-5 3-Major   Priority of embedded APM iRules is ignored
906653-1 3-Major   Server side UDP immediate idle-timeout drops datagrams
905477-6 3-Major   The sdmd daemon cores during config sync when multiple devices configured for iRules LX
902377-4 3-Major   HTML profile forces re-chunk even though HTML::disable
901569-4 3-Major   Loopback traffic might get dropped when VLAN filter is enabled for a virtual server.
898929-6 3-Major   Tmm might crash when ASM, AVR, and pool connection queuing are in use
891145-7 3-Major   TCP PAWS: send an ACK for half-open connections that receive a SYN with an older TSVal
889245-2 3-Major   Ndal ixvf driver can lock up
888885-3 3-Major   BIG-IP Virtual Edition TMM restarts frequently without core
887045-7 3-Major   The session key does not get mirrored to standby.
883049-9 3-Major   Statsd can deadlock with rrdshim if an rrd file is invalid
881065-5 3-Major   Adding port-list to Virtual Server changes the route domain to 0
878253-5 3-Major   LB::down no longer sends an immediate monitor probe
876569-2 3-Major   QAT compression codec produces gzip stream with CRC error
867985-6 3-Major   LTM policy with a 'shutdown' action incorrectly allows iRule execution
862001-6 3-Major   Improperly configured NTP server can result in an undisciplined clock stanza
846977-7 3-Major   TCP:collect validation changed in 12.0.0: the first argument can no longer be zero
812693-5 3-Major   Connection in FIN_WAIT_2 state may fail to be removed
805561-1 3-Major   Change of pool configuration in OneConnect environment can impact active traffic
803109-4 3-Major   Certain configuration may result in zombie forwarding flows
794417-7 3-Major   Modifying enforce-tls-requirements to enabled on the HTTP/2 profile when renegotiation is enabled on the client-ssl profile should cause validation failure but does not
794385-6 3-Major   BGP sessions may be reset after CMP state change
778501-5 3-Major   LB_FAILED does not fire on failure of HTTP/2 server connection establishment
751451-4 3-Major   When upgrading to v14.0.0 or later, the 'no-tlsv1.3' option is missing from HTTPS monitors automatically created server SSL profiles
672963-1 3-Major   MSSQL monitor fails against databases using non-native charset
574762-4 3-Major   Forwarding flows leak when a routing update changes the egress vlan
1055097-1 3-Major   TCP proxy with ramcache and OneConnect can result in out-of-order events, which stalls the flow.
1053741-4 3-Major   Bigd may exit and restart abnormally without logging a reason
1053149-1 3-Major   A FastL4 TCP connection which is yet to fully establish fails to update its internal SEQ space when a new SYN is received.
1052929-4 3-Major   MCPD logs "An internal login failure is being experienced on the FIPS card" when FIPS HSM is uninitialized
1043805-3 3-Major   ICMP traffic over NAT does not work properly.
1043357-4 3-Major   SSL handshake may fail when using remote crypto client
1043017-4 3-Major   Virtual-wire with standard-virtual fragmentation
1043009 3-Major   TMM dump capture for compression engine hang
1042913-2 3-Major   Pkcs11d CPU utilization jumps to 100%
1042509-1 3-Major   On an HTTP2 gateway virtual server, TMM does not ever update the stream's window for a large POST request
1040957-1 3-Major   The ipother profile can be used with incompatible profiles in a virtual server
1040045-3 3-Major   Unable to delete trunk member on a VCMP guest
1040017-5 3-Major   Final ACK validation during flow accept might fail with hardware SYN Cookie
1039349-1 3-Major   HTTP statistics not updated
1039277-4 3-Major   TMM core
1038629-4 3-Major   DTLS virtual server not performing clean shutdown upon reception of CLOSE_NOTIFY from client
1037645-4 3-Major   TMM may crash under memory pressure when using iRule 'AES::key' command
1036873-2 3-Major   Pre-shared key extension sometimes is not the last extension in ClientHello in TLS1.3
1036169-4 3-Major   VCMPD rsync server max connection limit: guest "Exit flags for PID 17299: 0x500".
1036093-4 3-Major   Tmm sends out neighbor advertisements for the link local addresses even if IPv6 is disabled
1036013-3 3-Major   BIG-IP systems may terminate connections prematurely when a TLS close-notify alert is received
1034953-3 3-Major   In explicit proxy, HTTP_STATCODE missing from syslog
1033937-1 3-Major   HTTP message router stats do not increment for virtual servers and pools
1033537-4 3-Major   Cookie persistence profile only examines the first cookie.
1029069-2 3-Major   Non-ASCII characters are not displayed correctly.
1025089-1 3-Major   Pool members marked down by database monitor due to stale cached connection
1024841-2 3-Major   SSL connection mirroring with ocsp connection failure on standby
1024225-3 3-Major   BIG-IP sends "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" to http/2 client after HEAD request
1022453-4 3-Major   IPv6 fragments are dropped when packet filtering is enabled.
1021837-3 3-Major   When a virtual server has an inline service profile configured, connections will be reset with cause "No server selected"
1020549-1 3-Major   Server-side connections stall with zero window with OneConnect profile
1020069-1 3-Major   Equinix SmartKey HSM is not working with nethsm-partition 'fortanix'
1019641-3 3-Major   SCTP INIT_ACK not forwarded
1019261-1 3-Major   In-TMM HTTPS monitor with SSL Profile set to None does not use serverssl profile.
1018765-1 3-Major   Changing the sshd port breaks some BIG-IP utilities on a multi-bladed system
1017885-5 3-Major   Wildcard server-name does not match multiple labels in FQDN
1017801-1 3-Major   Internal listeners (cgc, ftp data, etc) all share the same listener_key stats
1017721-5 3-Major   WebSocket does not close cleanly when SSL enabled.
1017513-5 3-Major   Config sync fails with error Invalid monitor rule instance identifier
1017421-4 3-Major   SASP Monitor does not log significant error conditions at default logging level
1017029-5 3-Major   SASP monitor does not identify specific cause of failed SASP Registration attempt
1016921-3 3-Major   SSL Connection mirroring - session resumption does not occur on standby when the session ticket is enabled
1016589-1 3-Major   Incorrect expression in STREAM::expression might cause a tmm crash
1016449-3 3-Major   After certain configuration tasks are performed, TMM may run with stale Self IP parameters.
1015817-1 3-Major   Flows rejected due to no return route do not increment rejection stats
1014633-4 3-Major   Transparent / gateway monitors may fail if there is no route to a node
1013597-2 3-Major   `HTTP2::disable serverside` can reset flows
1013209-5 3-Major   BIG-IP components relying on ca-bundle.crt may stop working after upgrade
1012813-1 3-Major   Statsd can deadlock with rrdshim with the error that a stats file "is not an RRD file"
1012009-3 3-Major   MQTT Message Routing virtual may result in TMM crash
1010209-1 3-Major   BIG-IP configuration allows literal CR and LF characters in LTM monitor send and recv strings
1009921-3 3-Major   'SSL::verify_result' iRule command may return incorrect value when combined with dynamic CRL check
1008501-1 3-Major   TMM core
1007749-2 3-Major   URI TCL parse functions fail when there are interior segments with periods and semi-colons
1006857-1 3-Major   Adding a source address list to a virtual server in a partition with a non-default route domain fails
1006157-3 3-Major   FQDN nodes not repopulated immediately after 'load sys config'
1004897-5 3-Major   'Decompression' is logged instead of 'Max Headers Exceeded' GoAway reason
1004609-6 3-Major   SSL forward proxy virtual server may set empty SSL session_id in server hello.
1000561-5 3-Major   Chunk size incorrectly passed to client-side
1000069-3 3-Major   Virtual server does not create the listener
999709-6 4-Minor   iRule 'pool'/'virtual' commands not triggered in CLIENT_ACCEPTED with HTTP/2.
990173-1 4-Minor   Dynconfd repeatedly sends the same mcp message to mcpd
987885-6 4-Minor   Half-open unclean SSL termination might not close the connection properly
987401-1 4-Minor   Increased TMM memory usage on standby unit after pool flap
962177-6 4-Minor   Results of POLICY::names and POLICY::rules commands may be incorrect
947745-3 4-Minor   Tcp proxy does not ignore HUDEVT_CHILD_CONNECTED and gives an error
940837-4 4-Minor   The iRule command node is not triggered in CLIENT_ACCEPTED with HTTP/2.
929429-8 4-Minor   Oracle/SQL database monitor uses excessive CPU when Platform FIPS is licensed
921993-1 4-Minor   LTM policy with a 'contains' operator does not work as expected when using an external data group.
904537-1 4-Minor   The csyncd process may keep trying to sync the GeoIP database to a secondary blade
838305-9 4-Minor   BIG-IP may create multiple connections for packets that should belong to a single flow.
829021-1 4-Minor   BIG-IP does not account a presence of http2 profile when response payload is modified
717806-8 4-Minor   In the case of 'n' bigd instances, uneven CPU load distribution is seen when a high number of monitors are configured
683534-2 4-Minor   'tmsh show sys connection' command prompt displaying 4 billion connections is misleading
1045913-1 4-Minor   COMPRESS::disable/COMPRESS::enable don't work reliably for selective compression
1037153-1 4-Minor   iRule "log" command to remote destinations may cause TMM to leak memory
1035757-4 4-Minor   iRulesLX restart leaves stale files in /var/tmstat/blade/tmplugin_ilx_*
1034865-1 4-Minor   CACHE::enable failed on private/no-store content
1030533-1 4-Minor   The BIG-IP system may reject valid HTTP responses from OCSP servers.
1027805-4 4-Minor   DHCP flows crossing route-domain boundaries might fail.
1026605-6 4-Minor   When bigd.mgmtroutecheck is enabled monitor probes may be denied for non-mgmt routes
1024761-1 4-Minor   HTTP adds Transfer-Encoding and terminating chunk to responses that cannot have a body
1016049-6 4-Minor   EDNS query with CSUBNET dropped by protocol inspection
1015793-1 4-Minor   Length value returned by TCP::payload is signed and can appear negative
1015117-5 4-Minor   Headers are corrupted during modification/insertion if a mix of end-of-line markers <CRLF> and <LF> are used
1013937-1 4-Minor   In-TMM HTTP and HTTPS monitors require RFC-compliant send strings to work.
1011889-6 4-Minor   The BIG-IP system does not handle DHCPv6 fragmented traffic properly
1005109-4 4-Minor   TMM crashes when changing traffic-group on IPv6 link-local address
1004953-5 4-Minor   HTTP does not fall back to HTTP/1.1
979213-1 5-Cosmetic   Spurious spikes are visible in Throughput(bits) and Throughput(packets) performance graphs following a restart of TMM.
968581-4 5-Cosmetic   TMSH option max-response for "show /ltm profile ramcache" command may not comply with its description
926085-2 5-Cosmetic   GUI: Node/port monitor test not possible in the GUI, but works in tmsh
897437-7 5-Cosmetic   First retransmission might happen after syn-rto-base instead of minimum-rto.
860277-6 5-Cosmetic   Default value of TCP Profile Proxy Buffer High Low changed in 14.1
755061-1 5-Cosmetic   iRule audit logs may be written to separate files
1035741-1 5-Cosmetic   Wrong default value for lacp-port-priority.


Performance Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
908001-2 2-Critical   Possible 13%-16% TPS drop in performance on VIPRION and iSeries vCMP with v16.1.0 'host'
1037617-1 2-Critical   Switching between bare-metal and vCMP modes can leave HSM with poorly deployed accelerator engine counts


Global Traffic Manager (DNS) Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
940733-5 2-Critical K29290121 Downgrading a FIPS-enabled BIG-IP system or running big3d_install results in a system halt
931149-3 2-Critical   Some RESOLV::lookup queries, including PTR lookups for RFC1918 addresses, return empty strings
887681-4 2-Critical   Tmm SIGSEGV in rrset_array_lock,services/cache/rrset.c
705869-1 2-Critical   TMM crashes as a result of repeated loads of the GEOIP database
1031945-4 2-Critical   DNS cache configured and tmm stuck in 'not ready' state indefinitely after TMM restart or reboot
1027657-4 2-Critical   Monitor scheduling is sometimes inconsistent for "require M from N" monitor rules.
1011433-1 2-Critical   TMM may crash under memory pressure when performing DNS resolution
1010617-1 2-Critical   String operation against DNS resource records cause tmm memory corruption
994221-1 3-Major   ZoneRunner returns error 'Resolver returned no such record'
990929-2 3-Major   Status of GTM monitor instance is constantly flapping
987709-6 3-Major   Static target string as CNAME pool member might cause config load failure if wide IP with same name exists in another partition
977625-1 3-Major   GTM persistence records linger in tmm
973341-1 3-Major   Customized device certs will break scripts relying on /config/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt
969553-1 3-Major   A DNS Cache (or Network DNS Resolver) returns SERVFAIL to some queries.
967737-3 3-Major   DNS Express: SOA stops showing up in statistics from second zone transfer
966461-7 3-Major   Tmm leaks memory after each DNSSEC query when netHSM is not connected
965053-4 3-Major   [Regression of ID787881 & ID761032] DNSX fails to sign zone transfer using tsig key after failure
958157-4 3-Major   Hash collisions in fastDNS packet processing
936777-1 3-Major   Old local config is synced to other devices in the sync group.
936417-4 3-Major   DNS/GTM daemon big3d does not accept ECDH or DH ciphers
936361-2 3-Major   IPv6-based bind (named) views do not work
935945-2 3-Major   GTM HTTP/HTTPS monitors cannot be modified via GUI
935249-3 3-Major   GTM virtual servers have the wrong status
920817-7 3-Major   DNS Resource Records can be lost in certain circumstances
918693-5 3-Major   Wide IP alias validation error during sync or config load
913917-1 3-Major   Unable to save UCS
911497-1 3-Major   Unbound's backoff algorithm interacts badly with net resolver iRules
911241-8 3-Major   The iqsyncer utility leaks memory for large bigip_gtm.conf file when log.gtm.level is set to debug
908829-2 3-Major   The iqsyncer utility may not write the core file for system signals
908801-2 3-Major   SELinux policies may prevent from iqsh/iqsyncer dumping core
903521-1 3-Major   TMM fails to sign responses from BIND when BIND has 'dnssec-enable no'
899253-1 3-Major   [GUI] GTM wideip-pool-manage in GUI fails when tens of thousands of pools exist
887921-2 3-Major   iRule command “RESOLVER::name_lookup” returns null for responses more than 512 bytes
876677-2 3-Major   When running a debug version of TMM, an assertion may be triggered due to and expired DNS lookup
874221-3 3-Major   DNS response recursion desired (rd) flag does not match DNS query when using iRule command DNS::header rd
795633-1 3-Major   GUI and REST API unable to add virtual servers containing a space in the name to a pool
779185-1 3-Major   Forward zone deleted when wideip updated
766593-7 3-Major   RESOLV::lookup with bytes array input does not work when length is exactly 4, 16, or 20
1055077-1 3-Major   Modifying the datacenter does not check GTM server configuration for prober-pool.
1051125-1 3-Major   GTM marks virtual servers offline even when LTM virtual servers are available.
1050661-1 3-Major   Warning message with UDP on DOH server side.
1046785-1 3-Major   Missing GTM probes when max synchronous probes are exceeded
1044873-1 3-Major   Deleted GTM link is not removed from virtual server object and causes load failure.
1041889-2 3-Major   RRSIG missing for CNAME with RDATA in different zone
1041801-1 3-Major   TMM crashes when handling Network DNS resolver Traffic.
1041657-1 3-Major   PEM and Analytics tabs are displayed when accessing DoH Proxy/Server profiles.
1041625-5 3-Major   Virtual server flapping when the active and standby devices have different configuration.
1040153-1 3-Major   Topology region returns narrowest scope netmask without matching
1039553-1 3-Major   Non-200 HTTP status codes fail to be matched by GTM HTTP(S) monitors
1030881-1 3-Major   [GTM] Upgrade failure - 01070022:3: The monitor template min was not found.
1030237-1 3-Major   Zxfrd core and continual restart when out of configured space
1026621-1 3-Major   DNS cache resolver could not connect to remote DNS server with snatpool if multiple routes exist
1024905-1 3-Major   GTM monitor times out if monitoring a virtual server with translation address
1024553-1 3-Major   GTM Pool member set to monitor type "none" results in big3d: timed out
1021061-4 3-Major   Config fails to load for large config on platform with Platform FIPS license enabled
1020337-2 3-Major   DNS msg_ObjType can cause buffer overrun due to lack of NUL terminator
1018613-1 3-Major   Modify wideip pools with replace-all-with results pools with same order 0
1012061-1 3-Major   Link Controller auto-discovery does not remove deleted virtual servers
1001101-1 3-Major   Cannot update/display GTM/DNS listener route advertisement correctly
996261-1 4-Minor   Zrd in restart loop with empty named.conf
995369-1 4-Minor   DNSSEC manual key created with other algorithms ends up using RSA/SHA1 algorithm
959613-1 4-Minor   SIP/HTTPS monitor attached to generic-host virtual server and pool shows 'blank' reason
950069-1 4-Minor   Zonerunner can't edit TXT records containing a + symbol - "Resolver returned no such record"
947217-6 4-Minor   Fix of ID722682 prevents GTM config load when the virtual server name contains a colon
886145-1 4-Minor   The 'Reconnect' and 'Reconnect All' buttons do not work if reached via a particular section of the DNS GUI.
882933-1 4-Minor   Nslookup might generate a core during system restart
839361-7 4-Minor   iRule 'drop' command does not drop packets when used in DNS_RESPONSE
808913-1 4-Minor   Big3d cannot log the full XML buffer data
708680-4 4-Minor   TMUI is unable to change the Alias Address of DNS/GTM Monitors
464708-3 4-Minor   DNS logging does not support Splunk format log
1026813-7 4-Minor   LCD IP address is missing from /etc/hosts on iSeries
1014761-2 4-Minor   [GTM][GUI] Not able to enable/disable pool member from pool member property page
1008233-1 4-Minor   The gtm_add command fails but reports no error
1053605-2 5-Cosmetic   When you use NAT, the iQuery status displays 'BIGIP' instead of 'BIGIP-DNS'.


Application Security Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
993613-7 2-Critical   Device fails to request full sync
887621-4 2-Critical   ASM virtual server names configuration CRC collision is possible
884945-1 2-Critical   Latency reduce in case of empty parameters.
791669-5 2-Critical   TMM might crash when Bot Defense is configured for multiple domains
1050089-5 2-Critical   TMM crash in certain cases
1048685-4 2-Critical   Rare TMM crash when using Bot Defense Challenge
1015881-4 2-Critical   TMM might crash after configuration failure
987453-3 3-Major   Bot Defense browser verification fails upon iframes of different top-level domains
985205-2 3-Major   Event Log and Traffic Learning screens fail to load request details
984593-1 3-Major   BD crash
974513-7 3-Major   Dropped requests are reported as blocked in Reporting/charts
966613-6 3-Major   Cannot create XML profile based on WSDL when wsdl contains empty soap:address – getting error ‘Column 'object_uri' cannot be null’
965785-4 3-Major   Active/Standby sync process fails to populate table DCC.HSL_DATA_PROFILES on standby machine
961509-5 3-Major   ASM blocks WebSocket frames with signature matched but Transparent policy
959965-1 3-Major   Asmlogd stops deleting old protobufs
959957-1 3-Major   Asmlogd stops deleting old protobufs
943441-4 3-Major   Issues in verification of Bot Defense with F5 Anti-Bot Mobile SDK
926845-7 3-Major   Inactive ASM policies are deleted upon upgrade
923221-8 3-Major   BD does not use all the CPU cores
921697-1 3-Major   Attack signature updates fail to install with Installation Error.
907025-5 3-Major   Live update error" 'Try to reload page'
890169-4 3-Major   URLs starting with double slashes might not be loaded when using a Bot Defense Profile.
887265-4 3-Major   BIG-IP systems may fail to come online after upgrade with ASM and VLAN-failsafe configuration
886533-5 3-Major   Icap server connection adjustments
885765-1 3-Major   ASMConfig Handler undergoes frequent restarts
871881-5 3-Major   Apply Policy action is not synchronized after making bulk signature changes
830341-5 3-Major   False positives Mismatched message key on ASM TS cookie
1056957-1 3-Major   An attack signature can be bypassed under some scenarios
1051589-1 3-Major   Missing configuration after upgrade
1051237-1 3-Major   ASM initial configuration script fails after upgrade
1051213-1 3-Major   Increase default value for violation 'Check maximum number of headers'
1048949-1 3-Major   TMM xdata leak on websocket connection with asm policy without websocket profile
1043533-3 3-Major   Unable to pick up the properties of the parameters from audit reports.
1042605-1 3-Major   ASM Critical Warnings during UCS load after upgrade to v15.1.0 or above
1041149-1 3-Major   Staging of URL does not affect apply value signatures
1037457-1 3-Major   High CPU during specific dos mitigation
1036969-1 3-Major   Chrome sometimes ignores cross-site bot-defense cookies
1033025-4 3-Major   TMM might crash when unsupported bot iRule is used
1033017-1 3-Major   Policy changes learning mode to automatic after upload and sync
1031461-2 3-Major   Session awareness entries aren't mirrored to both sides of an active-active deployment.
1030853-1 3-Major   Route domain IP exception is being treated as trusted (for learning) after being deleted
1029989-6 3-Major   CORS : default port of origin header is set 80, even when the protocol in the header is https
1023889-3 3-Major   HTTP/HTTPS protocol option in storage filter do not suppress WS/WSS server->client message
1020149-4 3-Major   Bot Defense does not support iOS's WKWebView framework
1017557-1 3-Major   ASM Plugin Abort reset for chunked response without proper terminating 0 chunk followed by FIN
1017261-7 3-Major   Configuraton update triggers from MCP to ASM are ignored
1014973-5 3-Major   ASM changed cookie value
1012221-1 3-Major   Message: childInheritanceStatus is not compatible with parentInheritanceStatus
1010585-3 3-Major   XML profile is created incorrectly from WSDL
1008849-4 3-Major   OWASP "A4 XML External Entities (XXE)" is not reflecting the XXE signatures configuration
994013-1 4-Minor   Modifying bot defense allow list via replace-all-with fails with match-order error
991765-3 4-Minor   Inheritance of staging_period_in_days from policy template
984521-4 4-Minor   Accept-Encoding header is stripped by Bot Defense profile in case of incompatible file extension and a dot in the file name
950953-3 4-Minor   Browser Challenges update file cannot be installed after upgrade
937541-4 4-Minor   Wrong display of signature references in violation details
882729-5 4-Minor   Applied Blocking Masks discrepancy between local/remote event log
807569-3 4-Minor   Requests fail to load when backend server overrides request cookies and Bot Defense is used
757486-2 4-Minor   Errors in IE11 console appearing with Bot Defense profile
1050697-4 4-Minor   Traffic learning page counts Disabled signatures when they are ready to be enforced
1048617-3 4-Minor   Nice level BigDB paramter is not applied for BD
1048445-1 4-Minor   Accept Request button is clickable for unlearnable violation illegal host name
1039245-2 4-Minor   Policy Properties screen does not load and display
1038741-4 4-Minor   NTLM type-1 message triggers "Unparsable request content" violation
1036521-1 4-Minor   TMM crash in certain cases
1035361-4 4-Minor   Illegal cross-origin after successful CAPTCHA
1026277-6 4-Minor   Apply Policy can get ignored in auto-sync setup, while importing/replacing several existing policies with policies that have Policy Builder enabled
1021637-4 4-Minor   In some cases BD enforces CSRF on all URLs, ignoring CSRF URLs
1020717-4 4-Minor   Policy versions cleanup process sometimes removes newer versions
1017149-1 4-Minor   User-defined bot sigs that are created in tmsh don't overlap staged factory bot sigs
1005309-4 4-Minor   Additional Tcl variables showing information from the AntiBot Mobile SDK
1005181-4 4-Minor   Bot Defense Logs indicate the mobile debugger is used even when it is not


Application Visibility and Reporting Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1009093-2 2-Critical   GUI widgets pages are not functioning correctly
933777-5 3-Major   Context use and syntax changes clarification
932485-5 3-Major   Incorrect sum(hits_count) value in aggregate tables
932189-1 3-Major   Incorrect BD Swap Size units on ASM Resources chart
830073-7 3-Major   AVRD may core when restarting due to data collection device connection timeout
808801-6 3-Major   AVRD crash when configured to send data externally
1038913-4 3-Major   The weekly ASM reporting "Security ›› Reporting : Application : Charts" filter "View By" as IP Intelligence shows only the "Safe" category
950305-5 4-Minor   Analytics data not displayed for Pool Names
915005-3 4-Minor   AVR core files have unclear names
910777-1 4-Minor   Sending ASM report via AWS SES failed duo to wrong content type
930217-1 5-Cosmetic   Zone colors in ASM swap usage graph are incorrect


Access Policy Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
349706-4 0-Unspecified   NetworkAccess assigns 1.1.1.1 address to remote ppp endpoint APM VPN
965837-4 2-Critical   When BIG-IP is configured with PingAccess profile, tmm can core when there is an active connection
1024029-2 2-Critical   TMM may crash when processing traffic with per-session APM Access Policy
1007869-1 2-Critical   Upgrade from v14.1.x to v15.1.2.1 or later fails for app-tunnel, RDP and config migration
984765-2 3-Major   APM NTLM auth fails every week with RPC return code 0xC0000022(STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED)
969317-4 3-Major   "Restrict to Single Client IP" option is ignored for vmware VDI
956645-4 3-Major   Per-request policy execution may timeout.
949477-4 3-Major   NTLM RPC exception: Failed to verify checksum of the packet
947613-2 3-Major   APM reset after upgrade and modify of LDAP Group Lookup
934825-2 3-Major   Restarting MCPD via command line may not restart the aced process
903573-3 3-Major   AD group cache query performance
903501-3 3-Major   VPN Tunnel establishment fails with some ipv6 address
828761-5 3-Major   APM OAuth - Auth Server attached iRule works inconsistently
827393-5 3-Major   In rare cases tmm crash is observed when using APM as RDG proxy.
806809-3 3-Major   JWT Claim value without quotes is invalid
752077-4 3-Major   Kerberos replay cache leaks file descriptors
706782-6 3-Major   Inefficient APM processing in large configurations.
1054677-1 3-Major   Ng_export fails for users with the 'pager' option enabled in their 'cli preference' configuration.
1050165 3-Major   APM - users end up with SSO disabled for their session, admin intervention required to clear session
1044121-3 3-Major   APM logon page is not rendered if db variable "ipv6.enabled" is set to false
1042505-1 3-Major   Session variable "session.user.agent" does not get populated for edge clients
1041989-4 3-Major   APM Portal Access does not add automatically the / after the URL encoded (after the '$$'), Redirect breaks
1039725-1 3-Major   Reverse proxy traffic fails when a per-request policy is attached to a virtual server.
1037877-3 3-Major   OAuth Claim display order incorrect in VPE
1022493-4 3-Major   Slow file descriptor leak in urldbmgrd (sockets open over time)
1018877-2 3-Major   Subsession variable values mixing between sessions
1013729-2 3-Major   Changing User login password using VMware View Horizon client results in “HTTP error 500”
1010597-1 3-Major   Traffic disruption when virtual server is assigned to a non-default route domain
1007677-2 3-Major   Artifact resolution on SAML IdP fails with error 'SAML SSO: Cannot find SP connector'
1002413-2 3-Major   Websso puts quotation marks around non-string claim type 'custom' values
547947-2 4-Minor   Feeding empty username and password to the Logon Page followed by RadiusAuthAgent shows the session as Logged out
1050153 4-Minor   Unknown browscap value sent by the client.
1041985-1 4-Minor   TMM memory utilization increases after upgrade
1040829-4 4-Minor   Errno=(Invalid cross-device link) after SCF merge
1022973-2 4-Minor   Sessiondb entries related to Oauth module not cleaned up in certain conditions
1004845-1 4-Minor   Accessing attribute using attributeNode value does not work with Portal Access


Service Provider Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1029397-4 2-Critical   Tmm may crash with SIP-ALG deployment in a particular race condition
921441-4 3-Major   MR_INGRESS iRules that change diameter messages corrupt diam_msg
917637-5 3-Major   Tmm crash with ICAP filter
1039329-2 3-Major   MRF per peer mode is not working in vCMP guest.
1038057-4 3-Major   Unable to add a serverssl profile into a virtual server containing a FIX profile
1025529-2 3-Major   TMM generates core when iRule executes a nexthop command and SIP traffic is sent
1008169-1 3-Major   BIG-IP systems disconnect the DIAMETER transport connection if it receives an answer message without a Result-Code AVP


Advanced Firewall Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1049229-1 2-Critical   When you try to create a sub-rule under the Network Firewall rule list, the error: 'No Access' displays.
1048425-4 2-Critical   Packet tester crashes TMM when vlan external source-checking is enabled
1040685-4 2-Critical   Core file on blade slot2 after reboot (TMM SIGSEGV in pktclass_classifier)
1016633-2 2-Critical   iprep.protocol with auto-detect fails when DNS takes time to resolve
993269-3 3-Major   DoS timestamp cookies are incompatible with FastL4 TCP timestamp rewrite option
992233-1 3-Major   DNS DoS profile (Error Vector) does not mitigate/detect at the virtual server level.
990461-5 3-Major   Per virtual server SYN cookie threshold is not preserved or converted during a software upgrade
987637-3 3-Major   DDoS: Single endpoint flood vectors and Bad destination not supported properly on Neuron hardware
987605-3 3-Major   DDoS: ICMP attacks are not hardware-mitigated
977449-1 3-Major   Total address and Total endpoints is shown as '0' in nat stats
977153-3 3-Major   Packet with routing header IPv6 as next header in IP layer fails to be forwarded
976621-1 3-Major   SIP ALG not processing IPv6 in NAT64 UDP
968953-1 3-Major   Unnecessary authorization header added in the response for an IP intelligence feed list request
952521-1 3-Major   Memory allocation error while creating an address list with a large range of IPv6 addresses
935769-5 3-Major   Upgrading / Rebooting BIG-IP with huge address-list configuration takes a long time
929909-3 3-Major   TCP Packets are not dropped in IP Intelligence
926549-3 3-Major   AFM rule loops when 'Send to Virtual' is used with Virtual Server iRule 'LB::reselect'
1047933-1 3-Major   Virtual server security policy - An error has occurred while trying to process your request
1032329-1 3-Major   A user with role "Firewall Manager" cannot open the Rule List editor in UI
1031909-2 3-Major   NAT policies page unusable due to the page load time
1022613-1 3-Major   Cannot modify Security "global-network" Logging Profile
1020061-3 3-Major   Nested address lists can increase configuration load time
1019557-1 3-Major   Bdosd does not create /var/bdosd/*.json
1019453-1 3-Major   Core generated for autodosd daemon when synchronization process is terminated
1012581-1 3-Major   Evidence of hardware syncookies triggered but no stats after tcp half-open is triggered
1012413-1 3-Major   Tmm performance impact for DDoS vector on virtual server when hardware mitigation is enabled
1003397-3 3-Major   DoS TCP SYN-ACK vector with 'suspicious' set to true impacts MD5 AUTH (BGP) functionality
981145-1 4-Minor   DoS events do not include the attack name for "tcp syn ack flood"
967245-1 4-Minor   Incorrect SPVA counter incremented during Sweep attack on profile
926425-4 4-Minor   Hardware SYN Cookies may not deactivate after the SYN attack ends and valid TCP traffic starts
760355-4 4-Minor   Firewall rule to block ICMP/DHCP from 'required' to 'default'
1033021-2 4-Minor   UI: Partition does not work when clicking through security zones
1022213-4 4-Minor   DDOS: BDOS: Warning messages related to high availability (HA) watchdog seen on system bring up
1003377-3 4-Minor   Disabling DoS TCP SYN-ACK does not clear suspicious event count option


Policy Enforcement Manager Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
829657-5 2-Critical   Possible TMM crash with a multi-IP PEM subscriber configured with more than 16 IP addresses
1019481-1 2-Critical   Unable to provision PEM on VELOS platform
956013-4 3-Major   System reports{{validation_errors}}
924589-3 3-Major   PEM ephemeral listeners with source-address-translation may not count subscriber data
829653-1 3-Major   Memory leak due to session context not freed
1020041-3 3-Major   "Can't process event 16, err: ERR_NOT_FOUND" seen in tmm logs
1015501-3 3-Major   Changes to DHCP Profile are not used by tmm
815901-2 4-Minor   Add rule to the disabled pem policy is not allowed


Carrier-Grade NAT Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1028269-2 2-Critical   Device using CGNAT + subscriber discovery license shows unknown for pem_subscriber-id
1019613-5 2-Critical   Unknown subscriber in PBA deployment may cause CPU spike
994985-3 3-Major   CGNAT GUI shows blank page when applying SIP profile
1023461-2 3-Major   Multiple entries for CGNAT when PBA pools allocation is defined: for each request, a new entry is created
1034009-4 4-Minor   CGNAT+Subscriber Discovery - NAT IP with wrong route domain on the CGNAT Log


Fraud Protection Services Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1038445-1 2-Critical   During upgrade to 16.1, the previous FPS Engine live update remains active
1016481-1 3-Major   Special JSON characters in Dom Signatures breaks configuration


Anomaly Detection Services Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1010717-1 3-Major   Default DoS profile creation from tmsh is incorrectly interpreted by DoS profile GUI


Traffic Classification Engine Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1033829-3 2-Critical   Unable to load Traffic Classification package
984657 3-Major   Sysdb variable not working from tmsh
1052153-2 3-Major   Signature downloads for traffic classification updates via proxy fail
974205-5 4-Minor   Unconstrained wr_urldbd size causing box to OOM
941773-1 4-Minor   Video resolution mis-prediction
941765-1 4-Minor   Video resolution mis-predictions


Device Management Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
663754-1 2-Critical   Modifying the default management port can break internal functionality
717174-5 3-Major   WebUI shows error: Error getting auth token from login provider
999085-1 4-Minor   REST endpoint registration errors in restjavad logs
1049237-1 4-Minor   Restjavad may fail to cleanup ucs file handles even with ID767613 fix
1041113 4-Minor   BIG-IP Admin role credentials are not usable for getting device discovered by BIG-IQ


iApp Technology Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
842193-6 3-Major   Scriptd coring while running f5.automated_backup script


Protocol Inspection Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
989529-1 3-Major   AFM IPS engine takes action on unspecified services
1013777-4 3-Major   An error is encountered when enabling reset-learning to all the signatures of a protocol inspection profile in the GUI.
1011133 3-Major   Protocol Inspection compliance check 10208 gtp_disallowed_message_types does not take GTP version into account


Guided Configuration Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
991829-1 3-Major   Continuous connection refused errors in restjavad


In-tmm monitors Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
944121-4 3-Major   Missing SNI information when using non-default domain https monitor running in tmm mode
932857-5 3-Major   Delays marking Nodes or Pool Members DOWN with in-TMM monitoring
854129-6 3-Major   SSL monitor continues to send previously configured server SSL configuration after removal
1046917-4 3-Major   In-TMM monitors do not work after TMM crashes
1002345-4 3-Major   Transparent DNS monitor does not work after upgrade
788257-5 4-Minor   Bigd.mgmtroutecheck setting ignored by in-tmm monitors after bigstart restart


SSL Orchestrator Issues

ID Number Severity Solution Article(s) Description
1055361-1 2-Critical   Suspending iRule command in L7CHECK_CLIENT_DATA can lead to a tmm crash
1048033-1 3-Major   Server-speaks-first traffic might not work with SSL Orchestrator
1047377-1 3-Major   "Server-speak-first" traffic might not work with SSL Orchestrator

 

Known Issue details for BIG-IP v16.1.x

999881-6 : Tcl command 'string first' not working if payload contains Unicode characters.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Tcl command 'string first' returns an incorrect value when Unicode characters are present in the payload.

Conditions:
-- Tcl command 'string first' is used in iRules.
-- Payload contains Unicode characters.

Impact:
Traffic processing with iRules that contains the 'string first' command might not work as expected.

Workaround:
You can use any of the following workarounds:

-- Use iRuleLX.
-- Do not use Unicode characters in the payload.
-- Use a custom Tcl proc to iterate through the string using lindex


999709-6 : iRule 'pool'/'virtual' commands not triggered in CLIENT_ACCEPTED with HTTP/2.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The 'pool'/'virtual' iRule commands cause the specified pool to be used directly. However, with HTTP/2, the 'pool'/'virtual' command may fail to execute within the CLIENT_ACCEPTED event. This results in no traffic being sent.

Conditions:
-- A 'pool'/'virtual' command is used under CLIENT_ACCEPTED event.
-- An HTTP/2 profile applied to virtual server.
-- The HTTP/2 protocol in use.
-- HTTP/2 Message Routing is disabled.

Impact:
With HTTP/2 configured, the iRule 'pool'/'virtual' commands fail to execute within the CLIENT_ACCEPTED event, causing no traffic to be sent to the desired pool/virtual.

Workaround:
As a workaround, you may use HTTP_REQUEST event instead of CLIENT_ACCEPTED in iRule syntax.


999669-1 : Some HTTPS monitors are failing after upgrade when config has different SSL option

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Some HTTPS monitors are failing after upgrade when the config has different SSL option properties for different monitors.

Conditions:
-- Individual SSL profiles exist for different HTTPS monitors with SSL parameters.
-- A unique server SSL profile is configured for each HTTP monitor (one with cert/key, one without).

Impact:
Some HTTPS monitors fail. Pool is down. Virtual server is down.

Workaround:
None


999125-1 : After changing management IP addresses, devices can be stuck indefinitely in improper Active/Active or Standby/Standby states.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After a device (or multiple devices) in a sync-failover device-group undergoes a management IP change, multiple devices in the group can be stuck indefinitely in improper Active/Active or Standby/Standby failover states.

Conditions:
-- One or more devices belonging to a sync-failover device-group undergo a management IP change.

Impact:
-- The affected units are unable to pass traffic, as they are either both Standby or Active (resulting in either no service availability or IP address conflicts in the network).

Workaround:
If you are planning to change management IP addresses on your devices, consider doing so during a maintenance window, in order to account for the eventuality this issue might occur.

Then, if this issue does occur, you can restore correct system functionality by restarting the sod daemon on all units that had their management IP address changed. To do so, run the following command:

tmsh restart sys service sod

Note: This is a one-time workaround, and the issue may re-occur if the devices undergo further management IP address changes in the future.


999097-1 : SSL::profile may select profile with outdated configuration

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under some circumstances, an iRule-selected SSL profile may a send previously configured certificate to the peer.

Conditions:
iRule command SSL::profile is used to select a profile that is not attached to the VIP, and changes have been made in the profile's cert-key-chain field.

Impact:
The TLS client may receive an outdated certificate that does not match with the current configuration, potentially leading to handshake failures.

Workaround:
Avoid making changes to a profile that is actively being used by the iRule command.


999085-1 : REST endpoint registration errors in restjavad logs

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Errors are logged to /var/log/restjavad.0.log at the SEVERE log level:

[SEVERE]... [IcrWorker] Unable to register iControl endpoint "/xxxx/xxxx". Error: uriPath '/tm/xxxx/xxxx' already registered

Conditions:
The system reports these errors during startup of the restjavad service because of multiple registrations of the same endpoint.

Impact:
There is no functional impact and these errors can be ignored.

Workaround:
None


999021-2 : IPsec IKEv1 tunnels fail after a config sync from Standby to Active

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When racoon (the IKEv1 daemon) sees a tunnel config change, which occurs due to a config sync from the standby device, the change causes tmm and racoon to have conflicting views on the state of that tunnel.

If the IKEv1 tunnel is up at the time of the config change, tmm fails to restart the tunnel.

Conditions:
-- IPsec IKEv1 tunnel in use.
-- Changes made to IPsec IKEv1 tunnel on the Standby BIG-IP device, which are then sync'd to the Active BIG-IP device.
-- And/or a full config sync from the Standby to Active BIG-IP system.

Impact:
IPsec IKEv1 tunnels fail and do not start again.

Workaround:
-- Do not make changes to IPsec IKEv1 tunnels on the Standby device.

-- Avoid full syncs from Standby to Active.

How to recover when the problem occurs:

-- Disable the affected ike-peer and re-enable it.


998957-1 : Mcpd consumes excessive CPU while collecting stats.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Mcpd CPU utilization is 100%.

Conditions:
This can occur when the BIG-IP system has a large number of virtual servers, pools, and pool members for which statistics are being collected.

Impact:
CPU utilization by mcpd is excessive.

Workaround:
None


998649-1 : Log hostname should be consistent when it contains ' . '

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Messages that are logged to journald use the configured hostname, while sylog-ng uses the hostname (machine name) and truncates it starting at the first '.' (period). This results in hostnames being inconsistent when it contains '.'; e.g., 'my.hostname' is logged as 'my' by syslog-ng, and 'my.hostname' by journald. This can make it difficult for log analysis tools to work with the log files.

Conditions:
-- Hostname contains a period
-- Viewing log files emitted from journald and from syslog-ng

Impact:
The full hostname is logged for system logs while logs that go directly to syslog-ng use a truncated hostname.

Workaround:
None.


998253-4 : SNI configuration is not sent via HTTPS when in-tmm monitors are disabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The Server Name Indication (SNI) extension is missing on the HTTPS handshake.

Conditions:
-- Global in-tmm monitors are disabled
-- HTTPS monitor traffic

Impact:
The HTTPS client-server handshake occurs without a TLS SNI.

Workaround:
None


997793-3 : Error log: Failed to reset strict operations; disconnecting from mcpd

Solution Article: K34172543

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After rebooting the device you are unable to access the GUI. When checking the ltm logs in the SSH / console, it repeatedly prompts an error:

Failed to reset strict operations; disconnecting from mcpd.

Conditions:
Previous EPSEC packages that are still residing on the system from old BIG-IP versions is installing upon boot. An internal timer can cause the installation to be aborted and all daemons to be restarted via 'bigstart restart'

Impact:
Mcpd fails to fully load and the device fails to come up fully, and it cannot pass traffic.

Workaround:
1. Stop the overdog daemon first by issuing the command:
   systemctl stop overdog

2. Restart all services by issuing the command:
   bigstart restart

3. Wait for 10 to 20 mins until EPSEC packages are successfully installed and mcpd successfully starts.


997561-5 : TMM CPU imbalance with GRE/TB and GRE/MPLS traffic

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When handling unidirectional GRE traffic, a lack of inner payload entropy can lead to CPU pinning.

In some circumstances, handling this traffic should not require maintaining state across TMMs.

Conditions:
This occurs with GRE/TB (transparent ethernet bridging) and GRE/MPLS traffic.

Impact:
TMM utilization across CPUs is imbalanced, which can impact overall device performance.

Workaround:
None


997541-5 : Round-robin Disaggregator for hardware and software

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
GRE tunnel traffic is pinned to one CPU.

Conditions:
GRE traffic is passed through BIG-IP system.

Impact:
Traffic is pinned to one CPU and overall performance is degraded.

Workaround:
None


996649-6 : Improper handling of DHCP flows leading to orphaned server-side connections

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When there are multiple client-side flows tied to a single server-side DHCP flow, timeout handling on the client-side flows is incorrect and might lead to a server-side flow getting orphaned. This results in traffic from the server not making its way back to the client.

Conditions:
Regular DHCP virtual server in use.

Impact:
Traffic is not passed to the client.

Workaround:
None.


996261-1 : Zrd in restart loop with empty named.conf

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The zrd process enters a restart loop:
logger[20015]: Re-starting zrd

Conditions:
This occurs when /var/named/config/named.conf is empty.

Impact:
The zrd process enters a restart loop. If the device is in a sync group, zrd enters a restart loop on all devices.

Workaround:
Restore content to the named.conf file.


996145-1 : After UCS restore on HA pair, one of the devices is missing folder /var/config/rest/iapps/f5-iappslx-ssl-orchestrator

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After restoring via UCS file, the SSL Orchestrator page reads:

Not Found
The requested URL was not found on this server

Conditions:
-- Devices are in a high availability (HA) pair
-- SSL Orchestrator deployed
-- A UCS file is loaded

Impact:
SSL Orchestrator is not available.

/var/config/rest/iapps/f5-iappslx-ssl-orchestrator is not restored correctly during UCS load.

Workaround:
Restore the UCS file again


996001-5 : AVR Inspection Dashboard 'Last Month' does not show all data points

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A daily-based report (report with resolution of one day in each data-point) can be provided to only request with up-to 30 days. A request with 31 days shows only 2 entries.

Conditions:
This occurs when generating a 'Last Month' report for a month that contains 31 days of data.

Impact:
AVR Inspection Dashboard displays less data than expected: 2 points instead of 31 points.

Workaround:
None


995605-2 : PVA accelerated traffic does not update route domain stats

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
PVA accelerated traffic does not update route domain stats

Conditions:
-- PVA accelerated traffic.
-- Viewing the route domain stats.

Impact:
The route domain stats may be inaccurate

Workaround:
Use the virtual server stats or ifc_stats instead.


995369-1 : DNSSEC manual key created with other algorithms ends up using RSA/SHA1 algorithm

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Generated DNSSEC keys always use RSA/SHA1 algorithm.

Conditions:
DNSSEC keys are generated with manual key management method.

Impact:
You are unable to create DNSSEC keys with other algorithms.

Workaround:
Choose automatic key management method.


995097-1 : Certain management-dhcp supersede options fail to restore correctly when the configuration is reloaded from a file.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After reloading the configuration from a file, management-dhcp supersede options whose values contained a double quote character (") no longer contain the character.

For instance, after reloading the configuration, the following section:

# tmsh list sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config supersede-options
sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config {
    supersede-options {
        domain-name {
            value { "example.com" }
        }
        domain-name-servers {
            value { 8.8.8.8 }
        }
        domain-search {
            value { "example.com" }
        }
    }
}

Becomes:

# tmsh list sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config supersede-options
sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config {
    supersede-options {
        domain-name {
            value { example.com }
        }
        domain-name-servers {
            value { 8.8.8.8 }
        }
        domain-search {
            value { example.com }
        }
    }
}

This also affects the configuration file for the dhclient/dhclient6 daemons that the system automatically generates from the aforementioned config stanza.

Conditions:
This issue occurs when the following statements apply:
--- The values of management-dhcp supersede options contain double quote characters.
--- The configuration is reloaded from file.

The BIG-IP system reloads the configuration from file in the following cases:
-- When you issue the 'tmsh load sys config' command.
-- After an upgrade, as the mcpd binary database does not exist yet.
-- When troubleshooting requires removing the mcpd binary database and reloading the config from file.
-- When the system is relicensed.
-- When system provisioning changes.
-- When a UCS/SCF archive is restored.
-- When someone merges in config from file or terminal (but this is limited to the actual contents being merged in, not the entire configuration).

Impact:
The in-memory mcpd configuration relating to management-dhcp supersede options is incorrect.

The /etc/dhclient.conf file that is automatically generated contains incorrect syntax.

As a result of this, the dhclient/dhclient6 daemons fail to parse the file and run with an incomplete configuration.

Ultimately, the system does not behave as configured in regard to its management-dhcp configuration.

Workaround:
Reapply the desired management-dhcp supersede-options configuration using the tmsh utility.

For example, to restore the intended in-memory configuration shown under Symptoms, you would run within tmsh:

# modify sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config supersede-options none
# modify sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config supersede-options add { domain-search { value add { \"example.com\" } } }
# modify sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config supersede-options add { domain-name { value add { \"example.com\" } } }
# modify sys management-dhcp sys-mgmt-dhcp-config supersede-options add { domain-name-servers { value add { 8.8.8.8 } } }
# save sys config

On versions earlier than 15.0.0, you must also restart the dhclient/dhclient6 daemons by running:

bigstart restart dhclient dhclient6

Note that the workaround is not permanent and will be invalidated the next time the config is loaded from file again.


994985-3 : CGNAT GUI shows blank page when applying SIP profile

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
The virtual server properties GUI page shows blank when a SIP profile is applied to the virtual server.

Conditions:
-- Create virtual server and attach a SIP profile.
-- Navigate to virtual server properties page.

Impact:
The virtual server properties page does not display the configuration.

Workaround:
None.


994365-1 : Inconsistency in tmsh 'object mode' for some configurations

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tmsh does not support object mode when modifying certain configurations, such as the node configuration. This results in misleading error 'not found' even though the configuration is available.

Conditions:
Modify node config results in error, even though the config is present.

# Node Object 'example' is created successfully
(tmos)# create ltm node example address 1.2.3.4

# On modifying the node 'example', tmsh gives error
(tmos)# modify ltm node example
      Data Input Error: node "example" not found

The modify command does work when a property is specified:
(tmos)# modify ltm node example description "Node 1234"

Impact:
Inconsistent tmsh syntax when using 'object mode' for modifying the configuration.

Workaround:
Use 'tmsh modify' commands, or the GUI, to make the required changes without 'entering' the object in tmsh.


994361-2 : Updatecheck script hangs/Multiple updatecheck processes

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Multiple updatecheck and 'rpm -qf' processes running simultaneously.

Updatecheck is not functional

Conditions:
Updatecheck is run periodically via a cronjob. Updatecheck runs 'rpm -qf' command.

Impact:
Due to that 'rpm -qf' command hangs. This causes multiple updatecheck and 'rpm -qf' processes. High CPU and memory usage.

The most likely explanation is that rpmdb has gotten corrupted.

Workaround:
To rebuild rpmdb:

1. Halt all running updatecheck and 'rpm -qf' processes.

2. Run these commands:
rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb


994305-3 : The version of open-vm-tools included with BIG-IP Virtual Edition is 10.1.5

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Features supported in newer versions of open-vm-tools are not available.

Conditions:
This issue may be seen when running in VMware environments.

Impact:
Features that require a later version of open-vm-tools are not available.

Workaround:
None.


994221-1 : ZoneRunner returns error 'Resolver returned no such record'

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
ZoneRunner returns error 'Resolver returned no such record'.

Conditions:
When trying to retrieve TXT records with single backslash.

Impact:
Not able to manage TXT record.

Workaround:
Use double backslashes to retrieve TXT records.


994081-1 : Traffic may be dropped with an Immediate idle timeout setting.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the idle timeout is set to Immediate, flows may be expired while packets are buffered. Buffered packets are dropped. This can impact iRules and non-L4 virtual servers.

Conditions:
-- Idle timeout set to Immediate.
-- iRules are configured or non-L4 virtual servers are used.

Impact:
Traffic is dropped.

Workaround:
You can use either workaround:

-- Configure an L4 virtual server.

-- Consider removing iRules.


994013-1 : Modifying bot defense allow list via replace-all-with fails with match-order error

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
An error occurs when modifying the allow list (or in case of 'load sys config verify' with similar configuration):

01b90026:3: Bot defense profile (/Common/bot-defense-device-id-generate-before-access) error: match-order should be unique.

Conditions:
-- Either modification via replace-all-with:
tmsh modify security bot-defense profile bot-defense-device-id-generate-before-access whitelist replace-all-with { first_1 { match-order 1 source-address 10.0.0.0/8 url /foo } second_2 { match-order 2 source-address ::/32 url /bar } }

-- Or delete all, add, save and load-verify:
tmsh modify security bot-defense profile bot-defense-device-id-generate-before-access whitelist delete { all }
tmsh modify security bot-defense profile bot-defense-device-id-generate-before-access whitelist add { first_1 { match-order 1 source-address 10.0.0.0/8 url /foo } second_2 {match-order 2 source-address ::/32 url /bar}}
tmsh save sys config
load sys config verify

Impact:
You are unable to add-replace the bot defense allow list configuration

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:

-- Change match-order of defaults in profile_base.conf to use match-order 3 and up (and load config).
-- Change match-order of custom modify command (to continue with match-order 3 and up).


993613-7 : Device fails to request full sync

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Devices remain out of sync and ASM REST/GUI becomes unresponsive. asm_config_server may create many unique PIDs

Conditions:
-- A manual sync device group is configured and ASM sync is enabled.
-- Sync pushes are typically performed in one direction, and then a sync attempt is made in the opposite direction.

Impact:
-- The device that is meant to receive the config sync never requests or receives it.
-- The devices become unsynchronized which may cause unexpected traffic enforcement or dropped traffic.
-- ASM GUI becomes unresponsive.
-- Large number of asm_config_server processes increases host memory usage

Workaround:
Halting asm_config_server on the stuck device restores the working state and request a new sync.


993517-1 : Loading an upgraded config can result in a file object error in some cases

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After an upgrade from a version prior to 13.1.0, when loading a configuration that has had an HTTPS monitor in it, if that configuration has not yet been saved, you may see errors like this in the LTM log:

-- 0107134a:3: File object by name (DEFAULT) is missing.

If you run 'tmsh load sys config verify' on this configuration, the system also posts the error on the screen.

Conditions:
-- Upgrading from a version prior to 13.1.0.
-- At least one HTTPS monitor that has the kEDH cipher in its cipherlist.
-- Upgrading to version 13.1.1.4 or later.
-- Loading the configuration (either automatically on startup, or manually).

Impact:
Other than the error message, there is no impact.

Workaround:
After the initial reboot, save the configuration.


993269-3 : DoS timestamp cookies are incompatible with FastL4 TCP timestamp rewrite option

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Using DoS timestamp cookies together with a FastL4 profile with the timestamp rewrite option enabled might lead to traffic failures.

DoS timestamp cookies might also lead to problems with traffic generated by the Linux host.

Conditions:
-- DoS timestamp cookies are enabled, and either of the following:

-- FastL4 profile with the timestamp rewrite option enabled.
-- Traffic originating from Linux host.

Impact:
Traffic is dropped due to incorrect timestamps.

Workaround:
Disable timestamp cookies on the affected VLAN.


992813-7 : The list of dhcp-options known to mcpd is outdated, leading to the inability to instantiate certain management-dhcp configurations.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The mcpd daemon performs validation of the request-options and supersede-options a BIG-IP administrator specifies via the tmos.sys.management-dhcp endpoint in tmsh.

As the list of dhcp-options known to mcpd is outdated, it is possible you may be returned an error when attempting to configure valid request-options or supersede-options.

For example, you may be returned the following error when attempting to supersede the domain-search option:

01071627:3: Management Dhcp resource supersede-option - Invalid dhcp option: domain-search

Conditions:
You attempt to configure a dhcp-option unknown to mcpd as part of the request-options or supersede-options properties.

Note: A common dhcp-option of which mcpd has no knowledge is domain-search. You are unlikely to experience this issue unless you are requesting or superseding this particular dhcp-option.

Impact:
You are unable to instantiate the desired management-dhcp configuration.

Workaround:
None


992449-1 : The vCMP host does not report the correct number of guest CPUs on the guest page of the GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The total number of cores for a multi-slot vCMP guest is not shown correctly on the GUI page for a vCMP guest.

Conditions:
-- vCMP Host on VIPRION platforms with multiple blades.
-- vCMP guest spanning two or more blades.

Impact:
Incorrect number of cores listed.

-- The vCMP :: Guest List page shows all cores for all slots.
-- The vCMP -> Guest List specific_guest page shows only cores for that guest's slot.

Workaround:
View the Guest List page to see a graphical representation of the number of cores per guest.


992253-4 : Cannot specify IPv6 management IP addresses using GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
You are unable to set the IPv6 mgmt IP address using the GUI, even if the IPv6 address format is a not a short address. When you submit the change, the field is empty.

Conditions:
Attempt to set up IPv6 management address using the GUI

Impact:
You are unable to configure IPv6 management addresses using the GUI.

Workaround:
Use tmsh:

tmsh create sys management-ip <address>/<netmask>
tmsh create sys management-route default-inet6 <address>


992241-3 : Unable to change initial admin password from GUI after root password change

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
While trying to change the admin password from GUI, an error occurs:
-- Authentication failed: Password expired. Update password via /mgmt/shared/authz/users.

Conditions:
-- Change the password for the root user the first time, before the admin password has been changed. This action sets both the root and admin password at the same time.

-- Navigate to the GUI and attempt to update the admin password.

Impact:
GUI password change fails.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:

-- Change the password admin via the GUI before changing the root admin via ssh.

-- After changing the root password, use tmsh to set the admin password using the command:

modify auth user admin password.


992233-1 : DNS DoS profile (Error Vector) does not mitigate/detect at the virtual server level.

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
The GUI makes it appear as if the DNS malformed vector can be configured at the virtual server level when it cannot be.

Conditions:
Using the GUI to configure DoS vectors in the virtual server context.

Impact:
The GUI allows you configure something that does not actually work.

Workaround:
None


992097-4 : Incorrect hostname is seen in logging files

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- On the local blade, slot information is missing from LTM logs. Only the hostname is logged.
-- For messages received from another blade, the hostname is replaced by the word "slotX".

Conditions:
Multi-bladed VIPRION or VIPRION-based vCMP guest.

Impact:
Remote log collectors cannot identify the log message based on hostname and/or blade number.

Workaround:
None


992053-4 : Pva_stats for server side connections do not update for redirected flows

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Pva_stats for server side connections do not update for the re-directed flows

Conditions:
-- Flows that are redirected to TMM.
-- Server flows are offloaded to PVA.

Impact:
PVA stats do not reflect the offloaded flow.

Workaround:
None


991829-1 : Continuous connection refused errors in restjavad

Component: Guided Configuration

Symptoms:
Continuous connection refused errors observed in restjavad.

[com.f5.rest.workers..AsmConfigWorker] nanoTime:[879945045679087] threadId:[63] Exception:[org.apache.thrift.transport.TTransportException: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused (Connection refused)

[8100/tm/asm/owasp/task OWASPTaskScheduleWorker] Unexptected exception in getting all the polcies: org.apache.thrift.transport.TTransportException: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused (Connection refused)

Conditions:
The errors are observed regardless of asm provisioning

Impact:
This causes noisy log file of restjavad.

Workaround:
None


991765-3 : Inheritance of staging_period_in_days from policy template

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Enforcement readiness period of newly created Policy does not get its value from Policy Template.

Conditions:
Creating new ASM Policy from a template with an Enforcement readiness period different from the default (default is 7).

Impact:
Newly created policy has an incorrect configuration.

Workaround:
Create the Policy using tmsh or REST API.


991265-3 : Persistence entries point to the wrong servers for longer periods of time

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Persistence entries point to the wrong servers for a longer than expected.

Conditions:
A pool member goes down, causing the persistence entry to change to a new pool member. Then, the pool member comes back up.

Impact:
The persistence entry does not change to the pool member that came back up. It does not expire as client requests using this cookie continue to refresh the persistence entry that goes to the wrong server.

This can delay recovery of the pool members when they are marked down for regular maintenance, or if all pool members are cycled up/down periodically, it causes persistence entries to point to the wrong servers for longer periods of time than necessary.

Workaround:
None.


990929-2 : Status of GTM monitor instance is constantly flapping

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Status of GTM monitor instance is constantly flapping.

Conditions:
GTM devices in a GTM sync group configured with IP addresses that can not communicate with each other.

Impact:
Resources are marked offline constantly.

Workaround:
Remove from the GTM server object definition the IP addresses that do not communicate with each other.


990853-1 : Mcpd restarts on Secondary VIPRION blades upon modifying a vCMP guest's management IP address or gateway.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The mcpd daemon restarts on all secondary VIPRION blades after logging error messages similar to the following example to the /var/log/ltm file:

-- err mcpd[6250]: 0107098a:3: The ip address (10.10.10.3%1) for a VCMP Mgmt IP in partition () references a route domain (1) in a different partition (part1). Objects may only reference objects in the same or the 'Common' partition
-- err mcpd[6250]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Configuration from primary failed validation: 0107098a:3: The ip address (10.10.10.3%1) for a VCMP Mgmt IP in partition () references a route domain (1) in a different partition (part1). Objects may only reference objects in the same or the 'Common' partition... failed validation with error 17238410.

Conditions:
-- Multi-blade VIPRION system provisioned as vCMP host.
-- The system is configured with partitions using non-default route-domains.
-- Using the GUI, an Administrator attempts to modify the management IP address or management gateway of a vCMP guest.
-- A non-Common partition is selected in the GUI Partition drop-down menu when making the change.

Impact:
MCPD restarts, causing all other daemons on the blade to restart as well. The vCMP guests running on the affected blades suffer an outage and are unable to process traffic while the daemons restart.

Workaround:
Ensure that when you make management IP address or gateway changes to a vCMP guest, you do so while the Common partition is selected in the GUI.


990461-5 : Per virtual server SYN cookie threshold is not preserved or converted during a software upgrade

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
If the original per virtual server SYN cookie threshold value was greater than 4095, the value is not preserved or converted correctly after a software upgrade from v12.x to a later version.

Conditions:
-- Per virtual server SYN cookie threshold is set.
-- SYN cookie threshold is set to a value higher than 4095.

Impact:
A change in the SYN cookie threshold value in the virtual server context may result in a change in DoS behavior, depending on your configuration.

Workaround:
Manually update the SYN cookie threshold values after an upgrade.


990173-1 : Dynconfd repeatedly sends the same mcp message to mcpd

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If dynconfd sends a single message to mcpd containing two or more operations, and one of the operations fails mcpd validation, dynconfd repeatedly sends same message to mcpd.

An example of two operations in one mcp message would be an ephemeral node creation and an ephemeral pool member creation in a single mcp message.

Conditions:
This can occur when:

-- Using FQDN nodes and FQDN pool members.

-- There is an additional issue where the message from dynconfd fails validation within mcpd (e.g., a misconfiguration in which the monitor assigned to the pool is configured with a wildcard destination and the pool member is added to the pool with a port of '0' or 'any'.

Impact:
By repeatedly resending the same messages, which fail repeatedly, dynconfd causes increased mcpd CPU utilization.

This might cause the population of ephemeral nodes and pool members to fail and become out of sync with what the DNS server is resolving.

Workaround:
Examine the LTM logs for mcpd error messages indicating failed attempts to create ephemeral nodes or ephemeral pool members, and resolve the cause of the failed node or pool-member creation.


989937-2 : Device Trust Certificates Expiring after 2038-01-19 show date of 1969

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If you import a Certificate into the Device Trust Certificates that expires after 2038-01-19, the system GUI shows an expiration date of 1969.

Conditions:
Certificate expiring on/after 2038-01-19T03:14:08Z.

Impact:
The expiration date in the GUI shows 1969. This does not impact iquery or device function.

Workaround:
You can use the command line interface to view the certificate:

$ cd /config/big3d
$ openssl crl2pkcs7 -nocrl -certfile client.crt | openssl pkcs7 -print_certs -noout -text | grep "Issuer:\|Subject:\|Not Before:\|Not After :"


989529-1 : AFM IPS engine takes action on unspecified services

Component: Protocol Inspection

Symptoms:
Specific ports configured in the IPS profile are not taken into account during the matching action exercised by the IPS subsystem. As a result, all ports are matched.

Conditions:
Service ports specified under Security :: Protocol Security : Inspection Profiles :: service type (e.g., HTTP).

Impact:
Increased resource usage and excessive logging.

Workaround:
None.


989517-3 : Acceleration section of virtual server page not available in DHD

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The acceleration section in the virtual server page(UI) is not visible if a DHD license is installed.

Conditions:
The acceleration section is not visible in case "Dos" is provisioned

Impact:
1) You are unable to use the GUI to modify any parameters of the Acceleration table in the virtual server page.

2) Loss of configuration items if making changes via the GUI.

Workaround:
A virtual server with parameters present in the Acceleration table can still be created using TMSH


988793-2 : SecureVault on BIG-IP tenant does not store unit key securely

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP tenants running on the VELOS platform do not store the SecureVault unit key securely.

Conditions:
BIG-IP tenant running on the VELOS platform.

Impact:
The BIG-IP tenant does not utilize secure storage for unit key.

Workaround:
None


988645-4 : Traffic may be affected after tmm is aborted and restarted

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Traffic may be affected after tmm is aborted and restarted.
/var/log/tmm contains a lot of "DAG Proxy failed" messages.

Conditions:
-- A BIG-IP device is deployed in a VELOS tenant
-- Tmm aborts and restarts for some reason.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts. Traffic may be disrupted even after tmm has restarted.

Workaround:
Reboot the tenant


987885-6 : Half-open unclean SSL termination might not close the connection properly

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Upon receiving TCP FIN from the client in the middle of the SSL Application Data, the BIG-IP system does not close the connection on either client- or server-side (i.e., it does not 'forward' the FIN on the server-side as it normally does) causing the connection to go stale until the timeout is reached.

Conditions:
-- TCP and SSL profiles configured on a virtual server.
-- Client terminates the connection in the middle of an SSL record.

Impact:
Connection termination does not happen. Connection remains in the connection table until idle timeout is reached.

Workaround:
None.


987709-6 : Static target string as CNAME pool member might cause config load failure if wide IP with same name exists in another partition

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM config fails to load with errors similar to this:

01070726:3: Pool 5 /Common/cnamepool1 in partition Common cannot reference GTM wideip pool member 5 /Common/cnamepool1 gslb.mycompany.com /App2/gslb.mycompany.com 1 in partition App2
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed

Conditions:
There is a wide IP with the same name in another partition as the static target CNAME pool member.

Impact:
Gtm config fails to load.

Workaround:
Create the wide IP first and then add the static target CNAME pool member.


987637-3 : DDoS: Single endpoint flood vectors and Bad destination not supported properly on Neuron hardware

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP systems mitigate traffic on all of the IP addresses in an address list when certain DoS vectors are detected on a virtual server.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP hardware platform equipped with Neuron (BIG-IP iSeries)
-- Virtual server configured with a DoS profile
-- Flood traffic reaches the virtual server

Impact:
For Neuron-supported hardware, virtual servers with subnet destinations are not properly mitigated when flood vectors are detected.

Workaround:
None


987605-3 : DDoS: ICMP attacks are not hardware-mitigated

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
ICMP/Fragments attacks against a virtual server with a DOS profile are not mitigated by hardware.

Conditions:
ICMP/Fragments attacks mitigation/detection is configured on a virtual system with neuron-capable hardware.

Impact:
ICMP/Fragments attacks mitigation/detection is handled in software. A large volume of attack traffic can spike the tmm CPU.

Workaround:
None


987453-3 : Bot Defense browser verification fails upon iframes of different top-level domains

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When using Bot Defense on a page which has an iframe to a different top-level domain, the iframe may fail to load.

Conditions:
Page has an iframe on a different top-level domain than that of the main page. Note that iframes with different sub-domains are not impacted.

Impact:
Page resources may fail to load.

Workaround:
None


987401-1 : Increased TMM memory usage on standby unit after pool flap

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM memory usage on a BIG-IP standby device might be substantially higher than an active device.

Conditions:
Standby device with UDP mirroring traffic and datagram-load-balancing disabled.

Impact:
The standby device may not be able to take over traffic when failover happens.

Workaround:
None.


987301-3 : Software install on vCMP guest via block-device may fail with error 'reason unknown'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When installing an engineering hotfix (EHF) on a vCMP guest via block-device, sometimes it fails with 'reason unknown'.

-- /var/log/liveinstall may contain an error similar to:

I/O error : Input/output error
/tmp/lind_util.voCQOs/BIGIP1610/install/fsinfo.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty

-- /var/log/kern.log may contain an error similar to:

Aug 14 14:15:54 bigip1 info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Aug 14 14:15:54 bigip1 info kernel: sr0: rw=0, want=3560560, limit=312712

Conditions:
This might occur after multiple attempts to install an EHF on a vCMP guest via block-device:

 tmsh install sys software block-device-hotfix Hotfix-BIGIP-14.1.2.6.0.77.2-ENG.iso volume HD1.3

Impact:
Sometimes the EHF installation fails on the guest.

Workaround:
-- Retry the software installation.
-- If the software installation continues to fail, copy the ISO images into the vCMP guest, and use those to perform the installation.


987081-1 : Alarm LED remains active on Secondary blades even after LCD alerts are cleared

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a condition occurs which causes an alert message to be logged to the LCD display for a VIPRION chassis, the Alarm LED on the blade where the condition was reported may be set (to solid or flashing amber or red) according to the severity of the reported condition.

When the LCD alert messages are cleared, the Alarm LED on the Primary blade in the chassis will be cleared (or set according to remaining alert messages if only a subset of messages are cleared).

However, the Alarm LED on the Secondary blades in the chassis will not be cleared, and will continue to indicate the highest severity of the previously reported alert messages.

Conditions:
This occurs when:
-- A condition is reported by a Secondary blade in the chassis which causes its Alarm LED to be set (to solid or flashing amber or red) and a message logged to the chassis LCD display.
-- The LCD alert messages are cleared, such as by issuing the 'tmsh reset-stats sys alert lcd' command.

Impact:
The Alarm LED on one or more Secondary blades in the chassis continues to indicate an alert condition even after the previously reported alert messages have been cleared.

Workaround:
To restore the Secondary blade LEDs to their proper state, restart the fpdd daemon on each affected blade.

For example, if the Alarm LED is not reset on the blade in slot 4, issue one of the following commands from the console of the Primary blade in the chassis:
-- clsh --slot=4 "bigstart restart fpdd"
-- ssh slot4 "bigstart restart fpdd"

Alternately, you may log in to the console of the affected blade and issue the 'bigstart restart fpdd' command directly.


987077-3 : TLS1.3 with client authentication handshake failure

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL handshakes are failing, and TLS clients send 'Bad Record MAC' errors.

Conditions:
-- LTM authentication profile using OSCP and TLS1.3.
-- Client application data arrives during LTM client authentication iRule.

Impact:
A handshake failure occurs.

Workaround:
Use TLS1.2 or use TLS1.3 without LTM authentication profile.


986821-1 : Command 'run util bash' event is not captured in log when initially executed

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The initiation of 'run util bash' is not captured in the audit log (/var/log/audit)

Conditions:
Run 'run util bash' command in tmsh mode.

Impact:
The timestamp for a 'run util bash' command will occur when the subshell exits, not when the subshell is first executed. It is difficult to determine when the bash subshell started.

Workaround:
None


985925-3 : Ipv6 Routing Header processing not compatible as per Segments Left value.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Packet should forward the packet with the route header unmodified when Segments Left is 0 (zero). It performs as expected when Segments Left is non-zero by dropping the packet and sending an ICMP error.

Conditions:
-- An IPv6 packet whose Next Header in IP header is Routing Header IPv6.
-- In the Routing Header IPv6 header, the Type field is 0.
-- In the Routing Header IPv6 header, the Segment Left field is 0.

Impact:
With Next Header field in IP header being Routing Header for IPv6, BIG-IP system fails to forward the ICMPv6 Echo Request packet to server, rather, it drops the packet.

Workaround:
None


985749-1 : TCP exponential backoff algorithm does not comply with RFC 6298

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The algorithms used for TCP exponential backoff are different for SYN and non-SYN packets.

Conditions:
Using TCP.

Impact:
Retransmission timeout interval depends on the inclusion/exclusion of SYN flag.

Workaround:
None


985401-1 : ProxySSL virtual servers should work with web acceleration (ramcache) profiles attached

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Attempting to attach a web acceleration profile to a virtual server that has an SSL profile with ProxySSL enabled will result in the following validation error:

A validation error similar to:

01070734:3: Configuration error: Proxy SSL is not compatible with Web Acceleration profile on Virtual Server (<virtual server name>).

Conditions:
-- Virtual server using an SSL profile with ProxySSL enabled.
-- Attaching a web acceleration (webacceleration) profile to the virtual server.

Impact:
Unable to use the web acceleration profile with ProxySSL virtual servers.

Workaround:
Avoid using ProxySSL virtual servers with web acceleration (ramcache) profiles attached.


985205-2 : Event Log and Traffic Learning screens fail to load request details

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Event Log and Traffic Learning screens get stuck with loading animation. and request details are not displayed.

Conditions:
This problem might be introduced during upgrading, so you see the symptom with the post-upgrade version (boot location).

Impact:
Event Log and Traffic Learning screens do not function as expected.

Workaround:
You can manually trigger populating missing items in the database to recover from the problem.

1. When this problem occurs, you see all or some of rows have no value in the following output:

# mysql -u root -p$(perl -MPassCrypt -nle 'print PassCrypt::decrypt_password($_)' /var/db/mysqlpw) -e "select rest_uuid from PLC.VIOLATIONS"
+-----------+
| rest_uuid |
+-----------+
| |
| |
| |
...snip...

2. Trigger populating those missing values:

# perl -MF5::ASMConfig::Entity::Base -MF5::DbUtils -MF5::Utils::Rest -e 'F5::Utils::Rest::populate_uuids(dbh => F5::DbUtils::get_dbh())'

3. Verify those values are indeed populated"

# mysql -u root -p$(perl -MPassCrypt -nle 'print PassCrypt::decrypt_password($_)' /var/db/mysqlpw) -e "select rest_uuid from PLC.VIOLATIONS"
+------------------------+
| rest_uuid |
+------------------------+
| -GXGw7y7XeOe4EYDgpXA9g |
| -wRSIageblaImzwhL3Pobw |
| 0GtnXx4yBFSqaB7STLh1tA |
...snip...

4. You might need to restart this daemon to make the changes take effect.
 
# pkill -f asm_config_server

5. Wait 30 seconds.

NOTE: None of these steps have any impact on traffic. The last step halts ASM control plane functionality for 30 seconds or so. During that time you lose access to the ASM part of GUI, cannot change the ASM configuration, and cannot perform config-sync operations.


984897-1 : Some connections performing SSL mirroring are not handled correctly by the Standby unit.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Some of the connections performing SSL mirroring do not advance through TCP states as they should on the Standby unit.

Additionally, these connections do not get removed from the connection table of the Standby unit when the connections close. Instead, they linger on until the idle timeout expires.

Conditions:
A virtual server configured to perform SSL connection mirroring.

Impact:
Should the units fail over, some connections may not survive as expected.

Additionally, given a sufficient load and a long idle timeout, this could cause unnecessary TMM memory utilization on the Standby unit.

Workaround:
None.


984765-2 : APM NTLM auth fails every week with RPC return code 0xC0000022(STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED)

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
NTLM User logon authentication fails every week with RPC return code 0xC0000022(STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED) from the Active Directory (AD) server.

Conditions:
-- Upgrading from legacy versions to BIG-IP v14.1.2 or later.
-- AD servers are updated with latest security patches from Microsoft.

Impact:
NTLM Authentication fails after a week. APM end user client logon (such as Outlook users, Remote Desktop Users, and Browser-based NTLM Auth logons that use BIG-IP APM as forward/reverse proxy) fails, and the service is down.

Workaround:
To resolve the issue temporarily, use either of the following:

-- Reset the NTLM Machine Account with the 'Renew Machine Password' option.

-- Run the command:
bigstart restart nlad

The problem can reappear after a week, so you must repeat these steps each time the issue occurs.


984657 : Sysdb variable not working from tmsh

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
When cloud_only system db variable is enabled, urlcat_query returns categorization from webroot from tmsh

Conditions:
The following sys db variable is enabled: cloud_only

You attempt to run the following command:

tmsh list sys db urlcat_query

Impact:
Sysdb variables does not work from tmsh


984593-1 : BD crash

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
BD crashes.

Conditions:
The conditions under which this occurs are unknown.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while bd restarts.

Workaround:
None.


984585-3 : IP Reputation option not shown in GUI.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Cannot configure IP Reputation option from the GUI.

Conditions:
Configuring the LTM policy type 'IP Reputation' using the GUI, when the 'IP Intelligence' module is licensed in time-limited modules.

Impact:
The IP Reputation option is not shown in GUI configuration list. Cannot create LTM policies with IP Reputation.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to configure IP Reputation.


984521-4 : Accept-Encoding header is stripped by Bot Defense profile in case of incompatible file extension and a dot in the file name

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Bot Defense profile checks if a page is not an HTML page by checking the file extension (among other ways).

In case the filename contains a dot (.) - the parsing is wrong and it is not detected as incompatible. As a result, the Accept-Encoding header is removed (to allow injection in the response).

Conditions:
-- Bot Defense profile is attached to s virtual server configured with any response injection (Device ID, Browser Verification, or Single Page Application).
Request is sent to an incompatible file extension (one of gif,png,bmp,jpg,ico,css,mp3,mp4,mpg,avi,wmv,mov,3gp,fla,swf,js), and filename contains a dot (.).

Impact:
Accept-Encoding header is removed, causing the server to not send a gzipped response.

Workaround:
Add this specific URL to sys db:

dosl7.parse_html_excluded_urls


981485-6 : Neurond enters a restart loop after FPGA update.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After FPGA firmware upgrade, the neurond process might enter a restart loop, unable to recover.

When the problem is present you might see logs similar to:
-- notice chmand[6674]: 012a0005:5: FPGA PNP FW upgrade check: req type 0, file:Latest
-- notice chmand[6674]: 012a0005:5: FPGA: Requesting type: 0, vers: Latest
-- notice chmand[6674]: 012a0005:5: FPGA: current type: 2, vers: hsb_5SGXEA7H2F35C2_t37dc_1d10_v5.23.5.0_d20.06.11.00.bit
-- notice chmand[6674]: 012a0005:5: FPGA: match for type: 0, vers: hsb_5SGXEA7H2F35C2_t37dc_1d10_v5.6.7.0_d20.06.11.00.bit
-- notice chmand[6674]: 012a0005:5: removed /var/db/mcpdb.* FPGA current disk firmware updated to: /L7L4_BALANCED_FPGA type: 0
-- notice chmand-fpga-pnp[17551]: Stopping TMM, BCM56xxd, and neurond
-- notice logger[17553]: /bin/bash /etc/init.d/fw_pnp_upgrade upgrade restart ==> /usr/bin/bigstart stop tmm bcm56xxd neurond

Conditions:
FPGA firmware mismatch, leading to FPGA firmware upgrade.

Impact:
Enhanced flow acceleration provided by the Neuron chip cannot be utilized.

Workaround:
Perform a full system restart.


981145-1 : DoS events do not include the attack name for "tcp syn ack flood"

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IQ does not display the attack name for a 'tcp syn ack flood' attack.

Conditions:
DoS on BIG-IP enabled to address 'tcp syn ack flood' attack.

Impact:
Lack of DoS attack information. The mitigation occurs as expected. Only the notification information is missing.

Workaround:
None.


979213-1 : Spurious spikes are visible in Throughput(bits) and Throughput(packets) performance graphs following a restart of TMM.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Upon reviewing the performance graphs in the GUI, you may notice significant spikes in the Throughput(bits) and Throughput(packets) graphs.

The spikes may report unrealistically high levels of traffic.

Note: Detailed throughput graphs are not affected by this issue.

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

-- The BIG-IP device is a physical system.
-- TMM was restarted on the system.
-- At some point, at least one interface was up on the system and recorded some traffic.

Impact:
This issue is purely cosmetic but might cause concern when reviewing the performance graphs.

Workaround:
None.


978953-3 : The value of the sys db variable vlan.backplane.mtu intermittently out-of-sync with the value of the MTU of the kernel interface tmm_bp during the initial boot up

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
During the initial boot of the device the MTU of the tmm_bp kernel interface is out-of-sync with the value of sys db vlan.backplane.mtu as well as out-of-sync with the MTU displayed by the following command:
 tmsh show /net vlan all-properties -hidden.
 tmsh list net vlan tmm_bp all-properties -hidden.

Additionally, running the following command:

modify sys db vlan.backplane.mtu value <some value> (within the range accepted), and saving the configuration change does not last through a reboot.

Conditions:
This issue occurs on the first boot intermittently.

Impact:
When the values are seen at non-sync, after the modification of the backplane vlan mtu and saving the config, changing the mtu config value does not last through a reboot.

Workaround:
Rebooting the device resolves the issue


977953-3 : Show running config interface CLI could not fetch the interface info and crashes the imi

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The confd command 'show running-config' does not display interface information if nsm and bgpd are the only processes running.

If you run 'show running-config interface', imi crashes.

Conditions:
1. nsm and bgpd are the daemons running.
2. Run the "show running-config" command

Impact:
Imish cannot retrieve interface information from the show running-config command.

Workaround:
* Enable OSPF. For example,

  # tmsh modify /net route-domain 0 routing-protocol add { BGP OSPFv3 }

  # ps -ef | egrep -i ospf
  root 11954 4654 0 11:25 ? S 0:00 ospf6d%0


977625-1 : GTM persistence records linger in tmm

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
-- GTM persistence records are not cleared.
-- GTM still answers from persist records even though the persist records not listed by the "tmsh show gtm persist" command.

Conditions:
Persistence for wideip or application is disabled and then enabled quickly afterwards

Impact:
GTM answers from stale persist records.

Workaround:
Do not enable persistence right after disabling.


977449-1 : Total address and Total endpoints is shown as '0' in nat stats

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Total address and Total endpoints is shown as '0' (zero) in the output of 'show ltm nat-stats roll-up-level fw-nat-source-translation-object name <name> all',

Conditions:
The prefix length for IPv6 source translation is configured as less than or equal to 64.

Impact:
There is no functional impact, as only the 'show' output is affected for the two stats.

Workaround:
None


977153-3 : Packet with routing header IPv6 as next header in IP layer fails to be forwarded

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP systems fail to follow RFC 5095, which specifies the traffic should be forwarded.

Conditions:
This symptom is found when the following conditions are met:
-- An IPv6 packet whose Next Header in IP header is Routing Header IPv6.
-- In the Routing Header IPv6 header, the Type field is 0.
-- In the Routing Header IPv6 header, the Segment Left field is 0.

Impact:
This failure in forwarding ICMP error message prevents the BIG-IP AFM product from completing certification.

Workaround:
None.


976669-5 : FIPS Integrity check fails for other secondary blades after rebooting/replacing secondary blade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After rebooting or replacing a secondary blade, the FIPS integrity check fails for other secondary blades and they fail to fully boot.

Conditions:
This can occur after rebooting or replacing a secondary blade.

Impact:
When the FIPS integrity checks fail the blades won't fully boot.

Workaround:
On the secondary blade reboot, the following critical files are deleted from other secondary blades which leads to FIPS integrity check failure:

/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
/root/.ssh/known_hosts

To mitigate, copy the missing files from the primary blade to the secondary blade.

From the primary blade, issue the following command towards the secondary blade(s).

rsync -avz -e ssh /root/.ssh/* root@<Secondary Blade>:/root/.ssh/


976621-1 : SIP ALG not processing IPv6 in NAT64 UDP

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
NAT64 UDP does not work with application layer gateway (ALG) profiles configured for SIP traffic.

Conditions:
-- ALG profiles configured for SIP traffic.
-- NAT and IPv6 UDP traffic.

Impact:
NAT translation does not happen for IPv6 UDP traffic with SIP ALG.

Workaround:
Enable NAT64 explicitly for UDP SIP traffic to be translated.


976525-5 : Transparent monitors can have the incorrect source address when snat.hosttraffic is enabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In BIG-IP v13.1.3.2 and later, there is new functionality to SNAT the traffic coming from the host system. When there are multiple routes to a destination address and transparent monitors are in use, tmm occasionally picks the wrong source IP for these connections.

Conditions:
-- The db variable snat.hosttraffic is enabled.
-- Gateway pool with multiple members.
-- Transparent monitors.

Impact:
The system chooses the wrong source IP address for the egress interface. That incorrect source IP address might cause traffic to return on the wrong VLAN.

Workaround:
Use either of the following workarounds:

-- Disable VLAN keyed connections: modify sys db connection.vlankeyed value disable

-- Upgrade to a version with a fix for ID 826905 (https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID826905.html) and disable snat.hosttraffic.


976517-2 : Tmsh run sys failover standby with a device specified but no traffic group fails

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The tmsh run /sys failiover standby device <device> command fails and returns an error if no traffic-group is specified:

Syntax Error: There is no failover device with a name (/Common/bigip2.localhost).

Conditions:
Two or more BIG-IPs configured with high availability (HA)

Impact:
You are required to specify all the traffic groups you want to failover to a peer.

Workaround:
For each traffic group that you want to failover to a peer run the tmsh run /sys failover standby.

For example if you want to fail over both traffic groups traffic-group-1 and traffic-group-2 to failover to bigip2.localhost, run the following:

tmsh run /sys failover standby device bigip2.localhost traffic-group traffic-group-1

tmsh run /sys failover standby device bigip2.localhost traffic-group traffic-group-2

If you want the device to be standby for all traffic groups but you don't care what device takes over as active, run the following command (note there is no traffic-group nor device):

tmsh run /sys failover standby


976337-2 : i40evf Requested 4 queues, but PF only gave us 16.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
During BIG-IP system boot, a message is logged:

i40evf 0000:05:00.0: Requested 4 queues, but PF only gave us 16.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition configured for SR-IOV
-- E810 virtual functions (VFs)

Impact:
A message is logged but it is benign and can be ignored.


975725-5 : Wildcard virtual servers do not forward L3 unicast traffic sent to L2 broadcast

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
L3 unicast traffic with L2 broadcast destination MAC (ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff) matching wildcard virtual servers is not handled properly.

Conditions:
Wildcard virtual server is configured to handle such traffic.

Impact:
Traffic will not be forwarded properly.

Workaround:
Use specific non-wildcard virtual-server.


974513-7 : Dropped requests are reported as blocked in Reporting/charts

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Dropped requests are reported as blocked in Reporting/charts.

Conditions:
Request is dropped (or client side challenge / captcha is not answered) as part of a brute force mitigation or a slow post attack causes dropping of a request.

Impact:
Data reported might be incorrect. There is a filter for dropped requests which, when selected, does not show anything, even when there are drops.

Workaround:
None.


974205-5 : Unconstrained wr_urldbd size causing box to OOM

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
The wr_urldbd processes' memory grows and can exceed 4 GB. This might cause an out-of-memory (OOM) condition when processing URLCAT requests.

Conditions:
This occurs when processing a large volume of distinct and valid URLCAT requests.

Impact:
The device eventually runs out of memory (OOM condition).

Workaround:
Restart the wr_urldbd process:
 restart sys service wr_urldbd


973341-1 : Customized device certs will break scripts relying on /config/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Bigip_add, big3d_install, gtm_add will not work.

Conditions:
Device cert is customized.

Impact:
Bigip_add, big3d_install, gtm_add not work.

Workaround:
Copy the content of the new cert to default file "/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt".


969553-1 : A DNS Cache (or Network DNS Resolver) returns SERVFAIL to some queries.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
- A DNS Cache (or Network DNS Resolver) returns SERVFAIL responses to clients, despite the BIG-IP system receiving a good (albeit delayed) response from upstream servers.

- When this happens, the BIG-IP system can be seen reject the responses from the upstream servers with ICMP errors (Destination unreachable - Port unreachable).

- If the db key dnscacheresolver.loglevel is set to debug5, the following error message is visible in the /var/log/ltm file when this issue occurs:

debug tmm[13147]: DNScache: request example.com. has exceeded the maximum number of glue fetches 17 to a single delegation point

- If a Network DNS Resolver is used with an HTTP Explicit Proxy profile, the symptoms can appear as "503 Service Unavailable" responses to clients due to DNS lookup failure.

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

- A DNS Cache (or Network DNS Resolver) is in use on the BIG-IP system.

- The aforementioned object is configured with a forward-zone that uses multiple servers to perform resolutions.

- The RTT of the servers fluctuates. For example, the servers are generally fast to reply for most domains, but take extra time to reply for a given domain.

- 'Randomize Query Character Case' is enabled in the DNS Cache (or Network DNS Resolver).

- If the requests for the domain take a long time to resolve, BIG-IP may reply with SERVFAIL.

Impact:
Clients of the BIG-IP DNS Cache (or Network DNS Resolver) are not returned an answer. As a result, application failures may occur.

Workaround:
You can work around this issue by changing 'Randomize Query Character Case' to 'No' in the DNS Cache (or Network DNS Resolver) settings.


969317-4 : "Restrict to Single Client IP" option is ignored for vmware VDI

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The Restrict to Single Client IP option in the Access Policy is not being honored for VMware VDI.

Conditions:
- Configure APM Webtop with vmware VDI.
- Set "Restrict to Single Client IP" option in Access Profile.
- Try to launch vmware desktop on one client. Copy the launch URI
- Try to launch vmware desktop from other client using the copied URI.

Impact:
A connection from the second client is allowed, but it should not be allowed.


968953-1 : Unnecessary authorization header added in the response for an IP intelligence feed list request

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Empty authorization header in the response for an IP intelligence feed list request.

Conditions:
Feed list configured without username/password pair.

Impact:
Feed List request from dwbld adds unnecessary Authorization header. There is no functional impact.

Workaround:
None.


968949-7 : Keepalives aren't sent in FIN_WAIT_2 when using a TCP profile

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a client-side connection goes into FIN_WAIT_2, BIG-IP does not send keepalives even if they are being sent on the server-side connection.

Conditions:
- Virtual server configured with a TCP profile and network listener.

Impact:
Client-side connections timeout prematurely.
As a result, the server-side connections end up being open indefinitely.

Workaround:
No workaround currently known.


968929-2 : TMM may crash when resetting a connection on an APM virtual server

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes.

Conditions:
- HTTP profile without fallback host.
- iRules.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Configure fallback host to an HTTP profile that redirects the request to a specified location.


968581-4 : TMSH option max-response for "show /ltm profile ramcache" command may not comply with its description

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The TMSH command "show /ltm profile ramcache" has a max-response option to output a number of records designated in this parameter. Due to calculation algorithm, the command may output less records than RAMCACHE stores or more records than the limit prescribes.

Conditions:
-- A virtual server is configured on BIG-IP.
-- A webacceleration profile with no web application is attached to the virtual server.
-- Traffic is sent over the virtual server with a number of unique cacheable documents that exceed a designated limit.

Impact:
Output of the command may not match to actual list of stored documents in RAMCACHE.


967905-5 : Attaching a static bandwidth controller to a virtual server chain can cause tmm to crash

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes.

Conditions:
-- static bwc
-- virtual to virtual chain

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use the static bwc on a virtual chain.


967769-1 : During reset of high-speed interfaces, TMMs may mistakenly continue hardware watchdog checks

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes and restarts. The following panic message is found in /var/log/tmm:

    notice panic: ../dev/hsb/if_hsb.c:6129: Assertion "HSB lockup, see ltm and tmm log files" failed.

Conditions:
-- Running on a platform that incorporates 'HiGig MAC' network interfaces.
-- Some error or glitch is detected on the high-speed bus (HSB).
-- Software commands a reset of the HSB and interface hardware.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


967737-3 : DNS Express: SOA stops showing up in statistics from second zone transfer

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Start of Authority (SOA) record is not displayed in zone statistics.

Conditions:
The issue appears after the 2nd zone transfer.

Impact:
This is a cosmetic issue without any actual impact.

Workaround:
None


967573-3 : Qkview generation from Configuration Utility fails

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When you attempt to generate a qkview using the Configuration Utility, the system fails to generate a qkview.

Conditions:
Trying to generate a Qkview using the Configuration Utility.

Impact:
The Configuration Utility cannot be used to generate a qkview.

Workaround:
Use the qkview command to generate a qkview from the command line.


967557-1 : Improve apm logging when loading sys config fails due to corruption of epsec rpm database

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Loading sys config fails and mcpd may not be running properly due to corruption of EPSEC rpm database. It is difficult to tell from logs that the issue is with epsec rpm database. This error may be the only indication:

emerg load_config_files[10761]: "/usr/bin/tmsh -n -g -a load sys config partitions all base " - failed. -- Error: failed to reset strict operations; disconnecting from mcpd. Will reconnect on next command.

Conditions:
Loading of sys config fails due to corruption of EPSEC rpm database.

Impact:
Difficult to troubleshoot the root cause for config load failure.


967353-1 : HTTP proxy should trim spaces between a header field-name and colon in its downstream responses.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Client receives no response along with a connection reset by the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
-- HTTP profile is enabled on the BIG-IP system.
-- Server sends HTTP response with one or more header field names separated with the trailing colon by a space.

Impact:
HTTP responses that should be delivered to the client by the proxy are not being sent out.

Workaround:
None


967245-1 : Incorrect SPVA counter incremented during Sweep attack on profile

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Incorrect SPVA counters updated.

Conditions:
Configure DoS Sweep vector on an SPVA supported device.

Impact:
Usage of dos_spva_stat will result in displaying incorrect counters.


966949-6 : Multiple FQDN ephemeral nodes not deleted upon deleting FQDN template node

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If an FQDN template node is configured with "autopopulate enabled" and the FQDN name resolves to multiple IP addresses, multiple FQDN ephemeral nodes will be created.
If the FQDN template node is then deleted, the associated FQDN ephemeral nodes (sharing the same FQDN name) will not be deleted as expected.

Conditions:
This may occur under the following conditions:
-- An FQDN template node is configured with "autopopulate enabled"
-- The configured DNS server resolves the FQDN name to multiple IP addresses
-- You are running an Affected Version of BIG-IP, or an Engineering Hotfix based on a non-Affected Version of BIG-IP which contains a fix for ID 722230

This issue does not occur if only one FQDN ephemeral node is created for the associated FQDN template node.

Impact:
Unused FQDN ephemeral nodes may remain in the active configuration.
-- Since is it not possible to delete an FQDN template node if there are any FQDN template pool members referring to that node, it is not possible for any FQDN ephemeral pool members to remain when the steps that lead to this issue occur.
-- Since traffic can only be passed to FQDN ephemeral pool members, the existence of the unused FQDN ephemeral nodes does not lead to traffic being passed to such nodes.

Workaround:
It is possible to work around this issue by one of the following methods:
-- Manually deleting the remaining FQDN ephemeral nodes using the "tmsh" command-line interface (CLI)
(Note that this is normally not possible. It is possible to manually delete an FQDN ephemeral node only if the corresponding FQDN template node no longer exists.)
-- Restarting BIG-IP (for example, using the command "bigstart restart")


966613-6 : Cannot create XML profile based on WSDL when wsdl contains empty soap:address – getting error ‘Column 'object_uri' cannot be null’

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Perl error returned when saving new XML content profile using wsdl file with empty soap:address node "<soap:address/>".

Conditions:
Creating a new content profile using a wsdl file which contains a "<soap:address/>" node which does not have a "location" attribute value.

When this content profile is saved, ASM attempts to create an associated URL with no value, which fails validation.

Impact:
After trying to save the content profile, you see an error message: "Could not create XML Profile; Error: DBD::mysql::db do failed: Column 'object_uri' cannot be null"

Workaround:
Delete the node "<soap:address/>" from the wsdl file


966461-7 : Tmm leaks memory after each DNSSEC query when netHSM is not connected

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Tmm memory increases per DNSSEC query.

Conditions:
NetHSM is configured but is disconnected

Impact:
Tmm high memory consumption.

Workaround:
Connect the netHSM.


965837-4 : When BIG-IP is configured with PingAccess profile, tmm can core when there is an active connection

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP is configured with a PingAccess profile and an SSL profile is associated with both the BIG-IP virtual server and a ping access configuration, an active connection to the virtual server may lead to a TMM crash.

Conditions:
-- SSL is configured on both the BIG-IP virtual server that contains the ping access profile and ping access configuration.
-- Active connection to the BIG-IP virtual server
-- Config sync is triggered or "tmsh load sys config" is triggered

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
No workaround.


965785-4 : Active/Standby sync process fails to populate table DCC.HSL_DATA_PROFILES on standby machine

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
DCC.HSL_DATA_PROFILES table on standby machine stay empty after sync process. Error for DB insert failure into table DCC.HSL_DATA_PROFILES thrown in asm_config_server.log.

Conditions:
There is no specific condition, the problem occurs rarely.

Impact:
Sync process requires an additional ASM restart

Workaround:
Restart ASM after sync process finished


965053-4 : [Regression of ID787881 & ID761032] DNSX fails to sign zone transfer using tsig key after failure

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNSX fails to sign zone transfer using tsig key.

Conditions:
A transfer error occurs while DNSX is initializing.

Impact:
DNSX zones are not been updated.

Workaround:
Re-enter the tsig key secret.


964533-2 : Multiple session_process_pending_event_callback ERROR: could not send callback messages get logged in the tmm logs

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system tmm logs show multiple session_process_pending_event_callback errors.

Conditions:
This can occur while passing normal traffic, if a session is deleted before all the session db callback events are handled.

Impact:
Numerous error event entries found in the TMM log:
notice session_process_pending_event_callback ERROR: could not send callback to 10.10.10.10:460 - 10.10.10.10:80 ERR_NOT_FOUND.

There is no impact other than additional log entries.

Workaround:
None.


964125-6 : Mcpd cores while processing a query for node statistics when there are thousands of FQDN nodes and pool members.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Mcpd might core and restart if it fails to process a query for all node statistics in less than 5 minutes.

There is more then one avenue where node statistics would be queried.

The BIG-IP Dashboard for LTM from the GUI is one example.

Conditions:
Thousands of FQDN nodes and pools with FQDN pool members and a query for all node statistics.

Impact:
Mcpd restarted which will cause services to failover. Traffic and configuration disrupted while mcpd restarts.


963541-1 : Net-snmp5.8 crash

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Snmpd crashes.

Conditions:
This does not always occur, but it may occur after a subagent (bgpd) is disconnected.

Impact:
Snmpd crashes.


962177-6 : Results of POLICY::names and POLICY::rules commands may be incorrect

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a traffic policy is applied to a virtual server, the iRule commands POLICY::names and POLICY::rules returns incorrect results.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP has a virtual server with one or more traffic policies having more than one rule.
-- An iRule with POLICY::names and/or POLICY::rules is applied to virtual server to run on multiple transactions over the same connection.

Impact:
Traffic processing may not provide expected results.


961653-3 : Unable to retrieve DNS link statistics via SNMP OID gtmLinkStatRate

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Unable to retrieve link statistics via SNMP OID gtmLinkStatRate

config # snmpwalk -c public localhost F5-BIGIP-GLOBAL-MIB::gtmLinkStatRate
F5-BIGIP-GLOBAL-MIB::gtmLinkStatRate = No Such Object available on this agent at this OID

Conditions:
A BIG-IP DNS/LC system configured with link objects.

Try to do an snmpwalk for F5-BIGIP-GLOBAL-MIB::gtmLinkStatRate which is not successful.

Impact:
BIG-IP DNS system link statistics cannot be retrieved via SNMP.

Workaround:
No workaround.


961509-5 : ASM blocks WebSocket frames with signature matched but Transparent policy

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
WebSocket frames receive a close frame

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned
-- ASM policy attached to a virtual server
-- WebSocket profile attached to a virtual server
-- ASM policy transparent mode enabled

Impact:
WebSocket frame blocked in transparent mode

Workaround:
Change signatures blocking settings to Learn = Yes, Alarm = Yes, Block = No


961001-5 : Arp requests not resolved for snatpool members when primary blade goes offline

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Arp requests not resolved for snatpool members and traffic does not go through when the primary blade becomes offline.

Conditions:
-- VIPRION platforms serving as AAA and Diameter virtual server to load-balance.
-- route-domain configured other than 0.
-- Radius authentication pool and snatpool are configured.
-- Primary blade goes offline and new Primary is not elected.

Impact:
Traffic failure when primary became offline.

Workaround:
Disable primary blade which is offline.


959965-1 : Asmlogd stops deleting old protobufs

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Protobuf files are being cleaned only when trying to write to the protobuf file and on startup.

Conditions:
This occurs during normal operation.

Impact:
/var/asmdata1 can run out of disk space.

Workaround:
None


959957-1 : Asmlogd stops deleting old protobufs

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Asmlogd restarts and there are asmlogd errors:

asmlogd|ERR|Oct 19 13:46:35.199|6005|,,asmlogd ended unexpectedly
asmlogd|ERR|Oct 19 13:46:35.203|6005|,,Can't call method "size" on an undefined value at /usr/local/share/perl5/F5/RequestLog.pm line 1902.

Conditions:
Disk is full -- the following warnings are being displayed:

err diskmonitor[3483]: 011d0004:3: Disk partition /var/asmdata1 (slot 1) has only 0% free

Impact:
Old protobuf files are not cleaned up.

Workaround:
0) If the /appdata partition is filled to 100% and MySQL restarts continuously, refer to the following Knowledge Articles:
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K14956
   https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K42497314

1) To identify the empty partitions, look into:
   SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.PARTITIONS WHERE table_name = 'REQUEST_LOG' AND table_schema = 'PRX'\G

2) For every partition that is empty, manually (or via shell script) execute this sql:
   ALTER TABLE PRX.REQUEST_LOG DROP PARTITION empty_partition_name
where 'empty_partition_name' is the partition name as 'p100001'

4) Increase 'open_files_limit' to '10000'.
--------------------------------
In the /etc/my.cnf file:
1. Change the value of the 'open_files_limit' parameter to 10000.
2. Restart MySQL:
   bigstart restart mysql
--------------------------------

5) pkill asmlogd

Note: This workaround does not survive upgrade. It must be reapplied after every upgrade until the upgraded version contains a fix.


959613-1 : SIP/HTTPS monitor attached to generic-host virtual server and pool shows 'blank' reason

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When you double-monitor a Generic Host Virtual Server (pool level + virtual server level) using the same SIP/HTTPS monitor, the 'Reason' is omitted from the output. 'tmsh show gtm server <server> virtual-servers' shows a "blank" reason for monitoring failure/success.

Conditions:
Double-monitor a Generic Host virtual server (pool level + virtual server level) using the same SIP/HTTPS monitor.

Impact:
Impedes your ability to identify the failure/success reason quickly.

Workaround:
Do not use the same monitor on both the virtual server and the pool level.


959241-1 : Fix for ID871561 might not work as expected on the VCMP host

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Attempting to deploy an engineering hot fix (EHF) for ID871561 (https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID871561.html) fails in the same manner

Conditions:
-- Attempting to install an EHF containing a fix for ID871561 on a vCMP guest
-- The fix for ID871561 has not already been applied to the vCMP guest

Impact:
Unable to perform software installations on vCMP guests using installation media located on the vCMP host even if fix for ID871561 is available on VCMP guest.

Workaround:
Option 1:
===========
Make sure that the .iso files for both base image and engineering hotfix are copied to the vCMP guest (under /shared/images) before starting the installation. If installing the software from the command line, use syntax similar to the following:

tmsh install sys software hotfix <hotfix-image-name> volume <volume.name>

Option 2:
===========
Even if the engineering hotfix installation has failed, the base image should still have been installed properly. You can restart the vCMP guest and perform a hotfix installation on top of already installed base image, using syntax similar to the following:

tmsh install sys software hotfix <hotfix-image-name> volume <volume.name>

Option 3:
===========
Even if the engineering hotfix installation has failed, the base image should still have been installed properly. Ensure there is copy of the engineering hotfix image locally within the vCMP Guest.

Then restart the lind service on the vCMP Guest:
  tmsh restart sys service lind

If running the vCMP Guest on multiple slots, you may need to restart lind on all slots. From the primary slot on the vCMP Guest, run:
  clsh tmsh restart sys service lind

The hotfix installation should begin again, this time using the hotfix from within the /shared/images/ location on the vCMP Guest.

Option 4:
===========
Manually eject the CD from the vCMP guest's virtual CD drive, and then restart lind. On the vCMP Guest:

1. Confirm the wrong ISO image is still locked (inserted in the CD drive):
  isoinfo -d -i /dev/cdrom

Note: Pay attention to the volume ID in the output from within the vCMP guest.

2. Unlock (eject) the image:
  eject -r -F /dev/cdrom && vcmphc_tool -e

3. Verify the CD drive is now empty:
  isoinfo -d -i /dev/cdrom

The output should report an error that includes:
<...> Sense Code: 0x3A Qual 0x00 (medium not present) Fru 0x0 <…>

4. Restart lind:
  tmsh restart sys service lind

If running the vCMP Guest on multiple slots, you may need to restart lind on all vCMP Guest slots. From the primary slot on the vCMP Guest, run:
  clsh tmsh restart sys service lind


959057-5 : Unable to create additional login tokens for the default admin user account

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When remote user authentication is configured, BIG-IP systems apply maximum active login token limitation of 100 to the default admin user account.

Conditions:
Remote Authentication is configured

Impact:
Unable to create more than 100 tokens for admin when remote authentication is configured


958785-8 : FTP data transfer does not complete after QUIT signal

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a QUIT signal is sent over an FTP connection to an FTP virtual server during a data transfer, the data connection is closed immediately instead of waiting until the transfer is complete.

Conditions:
- BIG-IP configured with an FTP virtual server
- A client connects to the FTP virtual server
- Client starts an FTP data transfer
- Client sends a QUIT signal before the data transfer completes.

Impact:
FTP data connections are closed prematurely, causing incomplete data transfers.

Workaround:
This does not occur if the FTP profile for the FTP virtual server has inherit-parent-profile set to enable.


958601-4 : In the GUI, searching for virtual server addresses does not match address lists

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In the GUI, if you filter the virtual server listing using an IP address, or part of an IP address, if there are any virtual servers that are using an address list that contains an address that matches that search string, those virtual servers will not show up in the search results.

Similarly, if you filter the virtual server listing using an IP address, or part of an IP address, if there are any virtual servers that are using an address that matches the search string, but are using a port list, those virtual servers will not show up in the search results.

Conditions:
-- Using Address Lists or Port lists with a virtual server.
-- Using the GUI to search for virtual servers based on address.

Impact:
Virtual servers that should match a search are not found.

Workaround:
None.


958157-4 : Hash collisions in fastDNS packet processing

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
FastDNS packet processing might cause unexpected traffic drops.

Conditions:
-- FastDNS is in use.

The problem is more likely to occur on a systems with a low number of TMMs.

Impact:
Unexpected traffic drops


957993-4 : Unable to set a port list in the GUI for an IPv6 address for a virtual server

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When creating a virtual server in the GUI with an IPv6 destination address and a port list (shared object) or a source address list (shared object), the system returns an error similar to:

0107028f:3: The destination (0.0.0.0) address and mask (ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff) for virtual server (/Common/vs03-v6_dns) must be be the same type (IPv4 or IPv6).

Conditions:
-- Creating or updating a virtual server.
-- Attempting to use an IPv6 Host address with a Port List shared object or a Source Address List shared object.

Impact:
Unable to create/modify virtual server.

Workaround:
Create an Address List shared object with the IPv6 address in it and use that instead of the Host address.


957637-1 : Pfmand crash during bootup

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The pfmand process crashes and writes out a core during bootup on certain platforms.

Conditions:
-- Platforms i4000/i2000/i4800/i2800/i4600/i2600/i850.
-- BIG-IP software version is v14.1.x.

Impact:
Network connection lost while pfmand restarts.

Workaround:
None


956645-4 : Per-request policy execution may timeout.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When attempting to access a resource that requires subsession validation, the client may receive an HTTP 503 "Service Unavailable" response, and the logs indicate that per-request policy execution time has expired.

Conditions:
Multiple connections are accessing the same subsession, triggering subsession lock contention.

Impact:
Some clients will fail to connect to their destination.

Workaround:
Add criteria to the gating criteria to enable more fine-grained subroutines to reduce subsession contention. For example, add category, or application name, to the gating criteria. In the case of API protection, consider concatenating credentials with the resource hostname (plus port).

Increase the per-request policy execution timeout value, controlled by the variable tmm.access.prp_global_timeout, to a higher value.


956133-2 : MAC address might be displayed as 'none' after upgrading

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The MAC Address of a BIG-IP Virtual Edition network interface is displayed as 'none' after upgrading.

Conditions:
1. The VLAN MTU is set to less than 1280 bytes on a BIG-IP network interface.
2. Upgrade BIG-IP to 14.1.0 or above from BIG-IP versions below 14.1.0

Impact:
Traffic disrupted when the MAC address is set to 'none'

Workaround:
None.


956109-4 : Modifying a traffic-matching-criteria with a port-list during a full sync may result in an incorrect configuration on the sync target

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In a device service cluster, changing a traffic-matching-criteria object's port configuration and then performing a full-sync will cause the sync target's traffic-matching-criteria ports to be modified incorrectly.

Once systems are in this state, further ConfigSyncs may result in these error messages:

err mcpd[6489]: 01070710:3: Database error (13), Cannot update_indexes/checkpoint DB object, class:traffic_matching_criteria_port_update status:13 - EdbCfgObj.cpp, line 127.
err mcpd[6489]: 01071488:3: Remote transaction for device group /Common/Failover to commit id 250 6869100131892804718 /Common/tmc-sync-2-bigip1.test 0 failed with error 01070710:3: Database error (13), Cannot update_indexes/checkpoint DB object, class:traffic_matching_criteria_port_update status:13 - EdbCfgObj.cpp, line 127..

Conditions:
-- Two or more BIG-IPs in a DSC.
-- Using traffic-matching-criteria, and making changes.

Impact:
BIG-IP configurations are out of sync (even though they show "In Sync"). Affected virtual servers will process more traffic than configured.

Workaround:
On an affected system, perform one of the two procedures to correct MCPD's in-memory configuration:

1. Remove the traffic-matching criteria from all virtual servers (or only affected virtual servers, if known), and then re-add the traffic-matching criteria.

2. Save the configuration and then follow the procedure in
K13030: Forcing the mcpd process to reload the BIG-IP configuration.

   tmsh save sys config
   clsh touch /service/mcpd/forceload
   clsh reboot


956013-4 : System reports{{validation_errors}}

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
A {{validation_errors}} at Subscriber Management :: Control Plane Listeners and Data Plane Listeners with ipv6 addresses

Conditions:
Specifying an IPv6 address in the expression in Subscriber Management :: Control Plane Listeners and Policy Enforcement :: Data Plane Listeners.

Impact:
Cannot access the BIG-IP GUI through IPv6 address from any web browser. Admin/User cannot enter input through GUI.

Workaround:
None.


955953-5 : iRule command 'table' fails to resume when used with Diameter 'irule_scope_msg'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
'table' command fails to resume causing processing of traffic to halt due to 'irule_scope_msg' causing iRule processing to proceed in a way that 'table' does not expect.

Conditions:
- iRule using 'table' command
- Diameter 'irule_scope_msg' enabled

Impact:
Traffic processing halts (no crash)


955617-8 : Cannot modify properties of a monitor that is already in use by a pool

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Modifying monitor properties gives error, if it is attached to a pool with Node/Pool member instance.

0107082c:3: Cannot modify the destination address of monitor /Common/my_monitor

Conditions:
-- Monitor with alias address field as default properties.
-- Pool containing a node or pool member.
-- Monitor is attached to the pool.

Impact:
Monitor properties can't be modified if they are in use by a pool.

Workaround:
Remove monitor, modify it, and then add it back.


953601-4 : HTTPS monitors marking pool member offline when restrictive ciphers are configured for all TLS protocol versions

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTPS monitor marks pool member/nodes as down and they remain down until bigd is restarted or the monitor instance is removed and created again.

Conditions:
BIG-IP is configured with restrictive ciphers that are only compatible with TLS 1.2 (ECDH+AESGCM) but all of the TLS protocol versions are allowed. When HTTPS monitor TLS 1.0 handshake fails, due to incompatible ciphers with the server being monitored. It does not try TLS 1.2 version and marks pool members or nodes as down.

Impact:
HTTPS monitor shows pool members or nodes down when they are up.

Workaround:
Restart bigd or remove and add monitors.


953477-1 : Syncookie HW mode not cleared when modifying VLAN config.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Changing VLAN configuration can cause BIG-IP get stuck in hardware syncookie mode.

Conditions:
- Changing VLAN configuration when vlan-based syncookies are active.

For a list of platforms that support hardware syncookie protection, see https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K14779

Impact:
Device is stuck in hardware syncookie mode and generates syncookies.

Workaround:
Run the following command:
tmsh restart sys service tmm

Impact of workaround: restarting tmm disrupts traffic.


952521-1 : Memory allocation error while creating an address list with a large range of IPv6 addresses

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When trying to create a large IPv6 address-list IP range either via the GUI, tmsh, or from loading a previously saved config, MCPd will temporarily experience memory exhaustion and report an error "01070711:3: Caught runtime exception, std::bad_alloc"

Conditions:
When adding an IPv6 address range that contains a very large number of IPs. This does not affect IPv4.

Impact:
The IP address range cannot be entered. If upgrading from a non-affected version of TMOS where an IP range of this type has been saved to the config, a std::bad_alloc error will be printed when loading the config after upgrading.

Workaround:
Use CIDR notation or multiple, smaller IP ranges.


950953-3 : Browser Challenges update file cannot be installed after upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrading BIG-IP, the Browser Challenges factory default update file cannot be installed, and you see this error:

Installation error: gpg: WARNING: unsafe ownership on homedir `/usr/share/live-update/share/gpg/browser_challenges_genesis_load'gpg: encrypted with 1024-bit ELG key, ID 7C3E3CE5, created 2007-03-20 "asm_sigfile_installer"gpg: Signature made Mon Aug 2

Conditions:
The new file that comes with the installation is ready to install

Impact:
New updated cannot be installed

Workaround:
There are 2 options:
1. download a new version of the update file (if exists)
2.
   2.1 download a copy of that file from the machine to your locale machine
   2.2 rename it :
       > cp BrowserChallenges_20200722_072935.im BrowserChallenges_<CURRENT_DATE>_<CURRENT_TIME>.im
       ## the date and time are for tracking and the have to be in a specific format DATE : YYYYMMDD, TIME: HHMMSS
   2.3 upload the file and install it manually from the LiveUpdate screen.


950305-5 : Analytics data not displayed for Pool Names

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
You cannot see reports (statistics->analytics->pool) when you choose to view by pool names.

Conditions:
This is encountered in the statistics screen.

Impact:
You can't see the statistics->analytics->pool report when you choose view by pool names.


950201-3 : Tmm core on GCP

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) is running on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with mergeable buffers enabled, tmm might core while passing traffic. Subsequently, the kernel locks up, which prevents the whole system from recovering.

TMM panic with this message in a tmm log file:

panic: ../dev/ndal/virtio/if_virtio.c:2038: Assertion "Valid num_buffers" failed.

Conditions:
-- VE running on GCP.
-- Mergeable buffers (mrg_rxbuf) is enabled on the guest with direct descriptors.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:

-- Use the sock driver. For more information see K10142141: Configuring the BIG-IP VE system to use the SOCK network driver :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K10142141

-- Request an Engineering Hotfix from F5, with mrg_rxbuf and lro turned off.


Note: Each of these workarounds have performance impact.


950153-3 : LDAP remote authentication fails when empty attribute is returned

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
LDAP /AD Remote authentication fails and the authenticating service may crash.

The failure might be intermittent.

Conditions:
LDAP/AD server SearchResEntry includes attribute with empty or NULL value.

This can be seen in tcpdump of the LDAP communication in following ways

1. No Value for attribute . Example in tcpdump taken on affected user :

vals: 1 item
        AttributeValue:

2. 1. NULL Value for attribute . Example in tcpdump taken on affected user :

vals: 1 item
    AttributeValue: 00

Impact:
Logging in via the GUI will fail silently
Logging in via ssh will cause the sshd service on LTM to crash and logs will be seen under /var/log/kern.log

The logs will be similar to :

info kernel: : [460810.000004] sshd[31600]: segfault at 0 ip 00002b3abcb2ef3e sp 00007fffef3431a0 error 4 in pam_ldap.so[2b3abcb2c000+7000]
info kernel: : [460810.002036] traps: sshd[31598] general protection ip:fffffffffffffff3 sp:80000 error:0

Workaround:
There is no Workaround on the LTM side.

For LDAP, you change/add the value from none/NULL on the affected attribute to ANY dummy value which will prevent the issue


950069-1 : Zonerunner can't edit TXT records containing a + symbol - "Resolver returned no such record"

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When attempting to use zonerunner to edit a TXT record that contains a plus character, BIG-IP DNS presents the error message 'Resolver returned no such record'.

Conditions:
A TXT record exists with RDATA (the value of the TXT record) containing one or more + symbols

Impact:
Unable to edit the record.

Workaround:
Two workarounds available:

1. Use zonerunner to delete the record and then recreate it with the desired RDATA value

2. Manually edit the bind zone file (see K7032)


949477-4 : NTLM RPC exception: Failed to verify checksum of the packet

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
NTLM authentication fails with the error:

RPC exception: Failed to verify checksum of the packet.

Conditions:
-- Start nlad process with 'encryption'.
-- Configure a user, and map that user to a huge number of groups.
-- Configure NTLM front-end authentication.

Impact:
User authentication fails.

Workaround:
1. Run the 'nlad' process with '-encrypt no' in the file /etc/bigstart/startup/nlad.

2. Disable encryption for nlad:
   # vim /etc/bigstart/startup/nlad

   change:
   exec /usr/bin/${service} -use-log-tag 01620000

   to:
   exec /usr/bin/${service} -use-log-tag 01620000 -encrypt no

3. Restart nlad to make the change effective, and to force the schannel to be re-established:
   # bigstart restart nlad


949137-1 : Clusterd crash and vCMP guest failover

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Clusterd crashes and a vCMP guest fails over.

Conditions:
The exact conditions under which this occurs are unknown. It can occur during normal operation.

Impact:
Memory corruption and clusterd can crash, causing failover.

Workaround:
None.


948601-1 : File object checksum attribute is not updated when an external data-group file or external monitor file is edited from GU

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
SHA1 checksum attribute/property of the file object is not persisted/published/propagated to the MCP datastore/GUI.

Conditions:
This could be observed when an external data-group file or external monitor file definition is edited from GUI.
Below mentioned is the workflow where the issue can be seen/replicated,
System ›› File Management : Data Group File List >> FILE
Edit the "definition" field of the file object & click update.
1.) edit sys file data-group "filename"
2.) list sys file data-group "filename"
Aforementioned commands can be used from TMOS shell to understand the correct behavior that is expected when the same is done from GUI

Impact:
You are unable to identify whether the file object was modified by just validating/comparing the file object's metadata/schema property i.e. "checksum SHA1"

Workaround:
None


948065-1 : DNS Responses egress with an incorrect source IP address.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DNS responses over a certain size egress the BIG-IP with an incorrect source IP address set.

Conditions:
Large responses of ~2460 bytes from local BIND

Impact:
The response to the client appears to be coming from the wrong source IP address, and the request fails.

Workaround:
Change 'max-udp-size' in BIND to a smaller value reduces the size of response, which stops the fragmentation.

Note: This workaround has limitations, as some records in 'Additional Section' are truncated.


947745-3 : Tcp proxy does not ignore HUDEVT_CHILD_CONNECTED and gives an error

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Tcp proxy does not ignore HUDEVT_CHILD_CONNECTED and gives an error message:
hud_tcp_serverside_handler/3676: 10.0.0.20.21 - 10.10.10.1.51147: unexpected serverside message HUDEVT_CHILD_CONNECTE

Conditions:
FTP profile is in use

Impact:
Logs entries in the log file

Workaround:
None


947613-2 : APM reset after upgrade and modify of LDAP Group Lookup

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
-- Per-Request Policy fails.
-- APM reset the connection.

Conditions:
Upgrade from 13.1.3.4 to 15.1.0.4 and modify the LDAP Group Lookup.

Impact:
APM resets the connection.

Workaround:
1. Create a new empty object with the same expression as the LDAP Group Lookup.
2. Restart the system:
bigstart restart tmm


947217-6 : Fix of ID722682 prevents GTM config load when the virtual server name contains a colon

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM is unable to load the configuration.

Conditions:
-- GTM has been upgraded to a version with fix for ID722682 from a version that does not have the fix for ID722682
-- A GTM server has a name with no colon
-- That GTM server has a virtual server with colon in the name
-- That virtual server is added to a pool

Impact:
GTM config file cannot be loaded successfully after upgrade.

Workaround:
Edit bigip_gtm.conf manually to delete "\\" or replace colon ":" with other non-reserved char. such as "-".


944381-2 : Dynamic CRL checking for client certificate is not working when TLS1.3 is used.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In SSL reverse proxy, dynamic CRL checking for client certificate is not working when TLS 1.3 handshake is used.
The SSL handshake successfully completed even though the client certificate is revoked.

Conditions:
-- Dynamic CRL checking enabled on a client-ssl profile
-- The client-side SSL handshake uses TLS1.3.

Impact:
The handshake should fail but complete successfully


944173-4 : SSL monitor stuck does not change TLS version

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The SSL monitor remains in the current TLS version and does not switch to another version when a server changes.

Conditions:
-- SSL monitor configured.
-- Server configuration changes from TLSv1.2 to TLSv1.

Impact:
Pool members marked down.

Workaround:
Use the In-TMM monitor.


944121-4 : Missing SNI information when using non-default domain https monitor running in tmm mode

Component: In-tmm monitors

Symptoms:
In-tmm https monitors do not send the SNI (Server Name Indication) information for non-default route domain pool members.

Conditions:
-- SNI is configured in serverssl profile a
-- serverssl profile is assigned to in-tmm https monitors
-- https monitors are monitoring pool members that are in a non-default route domain.

Impact:
The TLS connection might fail.

Workaround:
None


943441-4 : Issues in verification of Bot Defense with F5 Anti-Bot Mobile SDK

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Verification may be incomplete when using the F5 Anti-Bot Mobile SDK with the Bot Defense profile.

Conditions:
-- Using the Bot Defense profile together with the F5 Anti-Bot Mobile SDK.
-- Enabling the Mobile Applications section in the profile.

Impact:
Mobile application verification may be incomplete.

Workaround:
None


943109-4 : Mcpd crash when bulk deleting Bot Defense profiles

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When bulk deleting a large number of Bot Defense profiles (around 450 profiles) using TMSH, mcpd could crash.

Conditions:
This can be encountered during bulk delete of Bot Defenese profiles via tmsh.

Impact:
Crash of mcpd causing failover.

Workaround:
Delete the Bot Defense profiles in smaller batches to avoid the possible crash.


942217-6 : Virtual server keeps rejecting connections for rstcause 'VIP down' even though virtual status is 'available'

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
With certain configurations, virtual server keeps rejecting connections for rstcause 'VIP down' after 'trigger' events.

Conditions:
Required Configuration:

-- On the virtual server, the service-down-immediate-action is set to 'reset' or 'drop'.

-- The pool member has rate-limit enabled.

Required Conditions:

-- Monitor flap, or adding/removing monitor or configuration change made with service-down-immediate-action.

-- At that time, one of the above events occur, the pool member's rate-limit is active.

Impact:
Virtual server keeps rejecting connections.

Workaround:
Delete one of the conditions.

Note: The affected virtual server may automatically recover upon the subsequent monitor flap, etc., if no rate-limit is activated at that time.


941773-1 : Video resolution mis-prediction

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
Certain video traffic is not getting classified with high accuracy.

Conditions:
- Behavioral classifier for Classification Engine is enabled

Impact:
- Mis-predictions can lead to higher definition videos being categorized as low-definition videos and vice versa.


941765-1 : Video resolution mis-predictions

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
BIG-IP's traffic playback resolution prediction is calculated on all individual connections of a client's video stream.

Conditions:
- Video streaming client downloads through BIG-IP
- Video is downloaded using multiple connections.

Impact:
- Mis-prediction in the video resolution.


940837-4 : The iRule command node is not triggered in CLIENT_ACCEPTED with HTTP/2.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The node iRule command causes the specified server node to be used directly, thus bypassing any load-balancing. However, with HTTP/2, the node command may fail to execute within the CLIENT_ACCEPTED event. This results in no traffic being sent to configured node.

Conditions:
-- A node command is used under CLIENT_ACCEPTED event.
-- An HTTP/2 profile applied to virtual server.
-- The HTTP/2 protocol in use.

Impact:
With HTTP/2 configured, the iRule node command fails to execute within the CLIENT_ACCEPTED event, causing no traffic to be sent to the desired node.

Workaround:
As a workaround, you may use HTTP_REQUEST event instead of CLIENT_ACCEPTED in iRule syntax.


940733-5 : Downgrading a FIPS-enabled BIG-IP system or running big3d_install results in a system halt

Solution Article: K29290121

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The system fails during the boot-up process, reports a libcrypto validation error, and the system halts. The console will show this error:

Power-up self-test failures:
OpenSSL: Integrity test failed for libcrypto.so

This occurs after one of the following:
-- Upgrading a FIPS-enabled BIG-IP system, booting to a volume running an earlier software version
-- running big3d_install from a BIG-IP GTM to an LTM

Conditions:
-- FIPS-licensed BIG-IP system.
-- Upgrade.
-- Boot into an volume running an earlier version of the software.

Another way to encounter the issue is:

-- FIPS-licensed BIG-IP LTM.
-- BIG-IP DNS (GTM) device running a higher software version than the LTM.
-- Run big3d_install from GTM pointing to FIPS-licensed LTM.

Impact:
System boots to a halted state.

Workaround:
Before booting to the volume with the earlier version, delete /shared/bin/big3d.

Note: This issue might have ramifications for DNS/GTM support. DNS/GTM is not FIPS certified.

If the target software volume has already experienced this issue (the system boots to a halted state), follow the instructions in K25205233: BIG-IP System halted while booting. Halt at boot after FIPS Integrity Check Result FAIL :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K25205233, in addition to deleting /shared/bin/big3d.

For additional information, see K29290121: Rollback after upgrade or big3d_install may cause FIPS to halt system on boot :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K29290121.


940225-4 : Not able to add more than 6 NICs on VE running in Azure

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Azure BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) with more than 6 NICs fails to boot.

Conditions:
-- Standard_DS4_v2 Azure instance type.
-- Mellanox ConnectX-3 ethernet controller.
-- A greater-than-2-NIC template is used, for example https://github.com/F5Networks/f5-azure-arm-templates/tree/master/supported/standalone/n-nic/existing-stack/byol with "numberOfAdditionalNics" set.
-- Accelerated networking is enabled on two or more NICs.

Impact:
Not able to boot BIG-IP VM with 8 NICs, which should be supported for Standard_DS4_v2 instance type:
8 vCPU
28 GiB
8 Max NICs

Adding more NICs to the instance makes the device fail to boot.

Workaround:
None


939249-1 : iSeries LCD changes to secure mode after multiple reboots

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After repeatedly rebooting an iSeries platform, the LCD can become erroneously set to secure mode on its own, and you are unable to use the menus on the LCD.

Conditions:
-- Repeated reboots of the device.
-- The db lcd.showmenu value initially set to enable are required.
-- Other required conditions are not fully known.

Impact:
-- LCD becomes set to secure mode.
-- The bigdb variable lcd.showmenu is changed to 'disable'.

Workaround:
Run the commands:
tmsh modify sys db lcd.showmenu value disable
tmsh modify sys db lcd.showmenu value enable

This clears the secure mode of the LCD.


938545-1 : Oversize plugin Tcl object results can result in 0-length messages and plugin crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Bd crashes.

Conditions:
-- ASM enabled.
-- iRule used.
-- Command arguments are greater than maximum MPI message size.

Impact:
ASM traffic disrupted while bd restarts.

Workaround:
None.


938145-3 : DAG redirects packets to non-existent tmm

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- Connections to self-IP addresses may fail.
-- SYNs packets arrive but are never directed to the Linux host.

Conditions:
-- Provision as vCMP dedicated host.
-- Create a self-IP address with appropriate allow-service.

Impact:
Repeated attempts to connect to the self-IP (e.g., via ssh) fail.

Workaround:
None


937649-4 : Flow fwd broken with statemirror.verify enabled and source-port preserve strict

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Flow forwarding does not work with statemirror.verify enabled and source-port is preserve strict. Depending on the number of tmms and the IP addresses/ports on the network, this causes return traffic to get dropped.

Traffic captures show packets leaving the BIG-IP system on one tmm and being returned on another. The return traffic that encounters the second tmm is dropped.

Conditions:
-- Mirroring is enabled.
-- High availability (HA) peer is connected.
-- The source-port setting is preserve-strict.
-- The statemirror.verify option is enabled.
-- There is more than one tmm.

Impact:
Server-side return traffic to the BIG-IP is dropped. This causes connection timeouts and resets.

Workaround:
-- Disable statemirror.verify, disable source-port preserve-strict, disable mirroring.

-- On BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE), add the following to tmm_init.tcl on both units and restart tmm:
 ndal ignore_hw_dag yes


937573-1 : Connections drop in virtual server with Immediate Action On Service Down set to Drop

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In a virtual server configured with Immediate Action On Service Down set to Drop and an iRule to pick a pool different from the one attached to the virtual server, if the default pool is attached in an offline state, connections are always dropped even when the default pool becomes available later.

Conditions:
- Virtual server configured with Immediate Action On Service Down set to Drop.
- An iRule selects a different pool from the one attached to the virtual server.

Impact:
Connections are silently dropped.

Workaround:
Change the virtual server's Immediate Action On Service Down setting to None.


937541-4 : Wrong display of signature references in violation details

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The number '1' is added to the signature reference in violation details in the Request Log.

Conditions:
You click the '?' icon near signature name to view signature details and there are references for this signature

Impact:
The number 1 is shown before the link


937481-5 : Tomcat restarts with error java.lang.OutOfMemoryError

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In the GUI, while trying to list a large configuration, tomcat restarts with error java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space due to a large read operation.

Conditions:
-- From the GUI, navigate to Local Traffic :: Pools :: Pool List.
-- The configuration contains approximately 10,000 objects (objects include pools, nodes, virtual servers, etc.).

Impact:
When the system attempts to list the large configuration, tomcat restarts, resulting in 503 error.

Workaround:
Use the provision.tomcat.extramb database variable to increase the maximum amount of Java virtual memory available to the tomcat process.

Impact of workaround: Allocating additional memory to Apache Tomcat may impact the performance and stability of the BIG-IP system. You should perform this procedure only when directed by F5 Technical Support after considering the impact to Linux host memory resources.

-- Using a utility such as free or top, determine if you have enough free memory available to use this procedure.

For example, the following output from the free utility shows 686844 kilobytes available:
total used free shared buffers cachedMem:
16472868 15786024 686844 807340 827748 2543836
-/+ buffers/cache: 12414440 4058428
Swap: 1023996 0 1023996

-- View the current amount of memory allocated to the tomcat process by typing one of the following commands:
ps | grep " -client" | egrep -o Xmx'[0-9]{1,5}m'

The command output appears similar to the following example:

Xmx260m
Xmx260m

-- View the current value of the provision.tomcat.extramb database variable by typing the following command
tmsh list /sys db provision.tomcat.extramb

-- Set the provision.tomcat.extramb database variable to the desired amount of additional memory to be allocated using the following command syntax:
modify /sys db provision.tomcat.extramb value <MB>

-- If the device is part of a high availability (HA) configuration, the provision.tomcat.extramb database value should be synchronized to the peer devices from the command line. To run the ConfigSync process, use the following command syntax:
tmsh run /cm config-sync <sync_direction> <sync_group>

For example, the following command pushes the local device's configuration to remote devices in the Syncfailover device group:

tmsh run /cm config-sync to-group Syncfailover

-- Restart the tomcat process by typing the following command:
restart /sys service tomcat


936777-1 : Old local config is synced to other devices in the sync group.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Newly added DNS/GTM device may sync old local config to other devices in the sync group.

Conditions:
Newly added DNS/GTM device has a more recent change than other devices in the sync group.

Impact:
Config on other DNS/GTM devices in the sync group are lost.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:

-- Make a small DNS/GTM configuration change before adding new devices to the sync group.

-- Make a small DNS/GTM configuration change on the newly added device to re-sync the correct config to other DNS/GTM devices.


936417-4 : DNS/GTM daemon big3d does not accept ECDH or DH ciphers

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The DNS/GTM big3d daemon does not accept ECDH or DH ciphers.

Conditions:
Connections to big3d with ECDH or DH ciphers.

Impact:
ECDH/DH ciphers do not work with big3d.

Workaround:
Do not use ECDH/DH ciphers.


936361-2 : IPv6-based bind (named) views do not work

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Bind does not match IPv6 addresses configured for a zone view, and returns REFUSED responses, rather than the
expected answers.

After enabling debug logging in bind (see K14680), the apparent source address of the IPv6 DNS requests shows as being in the fe80::/96 range, rather than the IPv6 source address that sent the request.

For example:

debug 1: client @0x579bf188 fe80::201:23ff:fe45:6701%10#4299: no matching view in class 'IN'

Conditions:
- BIG-IP DNS is provsioned
- One or more ZoneRunner views is defined using IPv6 addresses.
- A DNS query is sent from an IPv6 source address

Impact:
You cannot use DNS views in bind (zonerunner) based on IPv6 addresses.

Workaround:
If possible, use only IPv4 addresses to define views for DNS queries


935945-2 : GTM HTTP/HTTPS monitors cannot be modified via GUI

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GUI reports an error when modifying DNS/GTM HTTP/HTTPS monitors:

01020036:3: The requested monitor parameter (/Common/http-default 2 RECV_STATUS_CODE=) was not found.

Conditions:
RECV_STATUS_CODE has never been set for the DNS/GTM HTTP/HTTPS monitors.

Impact:
Not able to make changes to DNS/GTM HTTP/HTTPS monitors through GUI.

Workaround:
If 'recv-status-code' has never been set, use tmsh instead.

Note: You can set 'recv-status-code' using tmsh, for example:

   tmsh modify gtm monitor http http-default recv-status-code 200


935769-5 : Upgrading / Rebooting BIG-IP with huge address-list configuration takes a long time

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Version upgrade takes more time than usual when the config contains address-lists with a lot of IP addresses. The same delay will be observed with 'tmsh load sys config' as well.

Conditions:
-- Configure address-list with 10K to 20K IP addresses or address ranges or subnets.
-- Attempt upgrade / reboot of the platform.

Impact:
Version upgrade / 'tmsh load sys config' process takes a long time than usual.

Workaround:
1) Convert continuous individual addresses in the address-lists to IP address ranges and subnets if possible.

2) Remove the huge address-lists from config before the upgrade and add back after the upgrade process is finished.


935485-4 : BWC: flows might stall when using dynamic BWC policy

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When multiple flows are passing through the single instance of BWC policy, one or more flows might stall for a few seconds or more. The fairness among the flows is also affected.

Conditions:
-- BWC dynamic policy is enabled.
-- Multiple flows are passing through a single instance of the BWC dynamic policy.

Impact:
Some of the flows may stall.

Workaround:
None.


935249-3 : GTM virtual servers have the wrong status

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM virtual servers have the wrong status (up when they should be down, or down when they should be up).

Conditions:
-- The GTM virtual servers are monitored with an HTTP or HTTPS monitor that performs HTTP status matching.

-- The status code (for example, 200) being searched for in the response appears elsewhere than in the first line (for example, in a following header).

Impact:
The system incorrectly matches the status code in a response line which is not the Status-Line. As a result, the availability status reported for a virtual server may be incorrect. This may cause the GTM system to send traffic to unsuitable resources causing application disruptions.

Workaround:
You can work around this issue by not performing HTTP status matching in your HTTP/HTTPS GTM monitors.


935193-4 : With APM and AFM provisioned, single logout ( SLO ) fails

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SAML Single log out (SLO) fails on BIG-IP platforms. The SAML module on the BIG-IP system reports following error messages:

-- SAML SSO: Error (12) Inflating SAML Single Logout Request
-- SAML SSO: Error (12) decoding SLO message
-- SAML SSO: Error (12) extracting SAML SLO message

Conditions:
Failures occur with Redirect SLO.

Impact:
SAML single logout does not work.

Workaround:
Use POST binding SLO requests.


935177-3 : IPsec: Changing MTU or PMTU settings on interface mode tunnel cores tmm

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM crashes when the maximum transmission unit (MTU) or 'Use PMTU' setting is changed while passing IPsec traffic.

Conditions:
-- IPsec tunnel configured and passing traffic.
-- The MTU or 'Use PMTU' setting for the IPsec tunnel (in interface mode) is changed.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not change MTU or PMTU settings for the tunnel while it is passing traffic.

The settings can be changed while passing traffic, but TMM may crash very soon after the change. If the settings are changed and TMM does not crash soon after, then it will not spontaneously crash at some later point.


934825-2 : Restarting MCPD via command line may not restart the aced process

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Configurations with secure ID authentication may face issues after restarting MCPD using the command line (bigstart restart mcpd).

Conditions:
Executing the "bigstart restart mcpd" from command line does not always restart the aced process.

Impact:
Configurations with secure ID authentication may face issues after restarting MCPD and may not restart the aced process.

Workaround:
"bigstart restart mcpd" is not the recommended way to restart MCPD. Please restart the BIG-IP system to reflect any changes you have made.


934697-5 : Route domain not reachable (strict mode)

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Network flows are reset and errors are found in /var/log/ltm:

Route domain not reachable (strict mode).

Conditions:
This might happen in either of the following scenarios:
Scenario 1
==========
-- LTM with iRules configured.
-- The iRule directs traffic to a node that is in a route domain.

Scenario 2
==========
-- LTM with an LTM policy configured.
-- The policy directs traffic to a node that is in a route domain.

Impact:
Traffic is not sent to the node that is in a route domain.

The iRule 'node' method and/or LTM policy 'node' specification require a route_domain to be specified in order for the traffic to be sent to a node that is assigned to a route domain.

Workaround:
Specify the node along with Route domain ID.

-- For iRules, change from this:
when HTTP_REQUEST {
 node 10.10.10.10 80
}

To this (assuming route domain 1):
when HTTP_REQUEST {
 node 10.10.10.10%1 80
}


-- For LTM policies, change from this:
actions {
    0 {
        forward
        select
        node 10.2.35.20
    }
}

To this (assuming route domain 1):
actions {
    0 {
        forward
        select
        node 10.2.35.20%1
    }
}


933777-5 : Context use and syntax changes clarification

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
There are two context and syntax-related issues:

-- In v14.x, the context for tmsh analytics commands related to server side connections changed. For example, 'total-server-side-conns' became a simple 'server-side-conns'.

-- In v13.x and 14.x, the calculation method for 'max-tps' changed from cumulative to commutative.

Conditions:
This occurs in either of the following scenarios:
-- Using tmsh analytics commands related to max-tps in v13.x or later.
-- Using tmsh analytics commands related to server side connections in BIG-IP v14.x and later.

Impact:
Stats names do not reflect their actual values. The 'max-tps' value is no longer valid for client IP context. These changes might have varied impacts, depending on your configuration.

Workaround:
None


933597-5 : Mandatory arguments missing in tmsh security protocol-inspection profile help

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Missing mandatory arguments for tmsh security protocol-inspection profile command list.

Conditions:
Profile - Configures the protocol inspection profiles
Module - security protocol-inspection profile

Impact:
Tmsh does not specify the mandatory arguments, which makes it difficult to write any script or automate the tmsh command around this security profile.

Workaround:
Specify the following arguments for this profile:

-- Ports


932857-5 : Delays marking Nodes or Pool Members DOWN with in-TMM monitoring

Component: In-tmm monitors

Symptoms:
When configured with a large number of in-TMM monitors, Nodes or Pool Members may not be marked DOWN immediately after the configured timeout period once the target stops responding to pings.

Conditions:
This may occur when:
-- In-TMM monitoring is enabled (via sys db bigd.tmm).
-- A large number of Nodes and/or Pool Members (several hundreds or thousands) are configured and monitored.

Impact:
Nodes or Pool Members which are not responsive may not be marked DOWN in a timely fashion.

Workaround:
You can work around this issue by disabling in-TMM monitoring, at the expense of decreased monitoring performance (higher CPU usage by the bigd daemon).


932485-5 : Incorrect sum(hits_count) value in aggregate tables

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
If the results gathered for sum(hits_count) are very large (e.g., 15000300000), the system does not report the correct values in the AVR tables.

Conditions:
-- Insert a very large amount of data (approximately 4.5 milliard or more) to one of AVR tables.
-- Review the value of the sum(hits_count) column.

Impact:
The system reports incorrect values in AVR tables when dealing with large numbers

Workaround:
None.


932189-1 : Incorrect BD Swap Size units on ASM Resources chart

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
The 'BD Swap Size' reported on the 'Security :: Reporting : ASM Resources : Memory Utilization' page is much too high and incorrect.

Conditions:
ASM provisioned.

Impact:
Graphically reported BD swap memory usage is incorrect.

Workaround:
None.


931149-3 : Some RESOLV::lookup queries, including PTR lookups for RFC1918 addresses, return empty strings

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
RESOLV::lookup returns an empty string.

Conditions:
The name being looked up falls into one of these categories:

-- Forward DNS lookups in these zones:
    - localhost
    - onion
    - test
    - invalid

-- Reverse DNS lookups for:
    - 127.0.0.0/8
    - ::1
    - 10.0.0.0/8
    - 172.16.0.0/12
    - 192.168.0.0/16
    - 0.0.0.0/8
    - 169.254.0.0/16
    - 192.0.2.0/24
    - 198.51.100.0/24
    - 203.0.113.0/24
    - 255.255.255.255/32
    - 100.64.0.0/10
    - fd00::/8
    - fe80::/10
    - 2001:db8::/32
    - ::/64

Impact:
RESOLV::lookup fails.

Workaround:
Use a DNS Resolver ('net dns') and RESOLVER::name_lookup / DNSMSG:: instead of RESOLV::lookup:

1. Configure a local 'net dns' resolver, replacing '192.88.99.1' with the IP address of your DNS resolver:

    tmsh create net dns-resolver resolver-for-irules answer-default-zones no forward-zones add { . { nameservers add { 192.88.99.1:53 } } }

2. Use an iRule procedure similar to this to perform PTR lookups for IPv4 addresses:

proc resolv_ptr_v4 { addr_v4 } {
    # Convert $addr_v4 into its constituent bytes
    set ret [scan $addr_v4 {%d.%d.%d.%d} a b c d]
    if { $ret != 4 } {
        return
    }

    # Perform a PTR lookup on the IP address $addr_v4, and return the first answer
    set ret [RESOLVER::name_lookup "/Common/resolver-for-irules" "$d.$c.$b.$a.in-addr.arpa" PTR]
    set ret [lindex [DNSMSG::section $ret answer] 0]
    if { $ret eq "" } {
        # log local0.warn "DNS PTR lookup for $addr_v4 failed."
        return
    }

    # Last element in '1.1.1.10.in-addr.arpa. 600 IN PTR otters.example.com'
    return [lindex $ret end]
}

-- In an iRule, instead of:
    RESOLV::lookup @192.88.9.1 $ipv4_addr
Use:
    call resolv_ptr_v4 $ipv4_addr


930217-1 : Zone colors in ASM swap usage graph are incorrect

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
In GUI ASM memory utilization chart, 'BD swap size, Total swap size' graph show inconsistent background colors. It looks like these colors are assigned with an assumption that swap usage is shown as percentage but it is shown as absolute value.

Conditions:
-- ASM is provisioned.
-- Viewing ASM memory utilization chart/

Impact:
Potential confusion viewing colors in ASM memory utilization chart.

Workaround:
None. This is a cosmetic issue only.


929909-3 : TCP Packets are not dropped in IP Intelligence

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When an IP address is added to IP Intelligence under Denial-Of_service Category at a global level, and a TCP flood with that IP address occurs, IP Intelligence does not drop those packets

Conditions:
TCP traffic on BIG-IP with IP Intelligence enabled and provisioned

Impact:
When adding an IP address to an IP Intelligence category, UDP traffic from that IP address is dropped, but TCP traffic is not dropped.


929429-8 : Oracle/SQL database monitor uses excessive CPU when Platform FIPS is licensed

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Whenever you create Oracle or SQL (mssql, mysql or postgresql) database monitors, and add a member to the monitor, every time the OpenSSL libraries are loaded for a new connection, high CPU usage occurs.

Conditions:
-- Create an Oracle or SQL database LTM monitor.
-- Add a pool member to the Oracle or SQL database monitor created.
-- Platform FIPS is licensed.

Impact:
High CPU Usage due to the loading of libraries whenever new connection is created.

Workaround:
None.


929173-3 : Watchdog reset due to CPU stall detected by rcu_sched

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Rcu_sched detected CPU stall, which can cause vCMP host reboot. The device reboots without core and records "Host Watchdog timeout."

Conditions:
Host undergoing a watchdog reset in a vCMP environment.

Impact:
CPU RCU stalls and host watchdog reboots


929133-6 : TMM continually restarts with errors 'invalid index from net device' and 'device_init failed'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
VLANs with a name that that start with "eth" will cause tmm to fail and restart.

Conditions:
Vlan name that starts with "eth"

Impact:
Since tmm fails to start, the BIG-IP cannot serve traffic.

Workaround:
Rename all vlans that start with "eth"


928665-4 : Kernel nf_conntrack table might get full with large configurations.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Linux host connections are unreliable, and you see warning messages in /var/log/kern.log:

warning kernel: : [182365.380925] nf_conntrack: table full, dropping packet.

Conditions:
This can occur during normal operation for configurations with a large number of monitors, for example, 15,000 or more active entries.

Impact:
Monitors are unstable/not working at all.

Workaround:
1. Modify /etc/modprobe.d/f5-platform-el7-conntrack-default.conf
increasing the hashsize value:

options nf_conntrack hashsize=262144

2. Save the file.
3. Reboot the system.


928353-4 : Error logged installing Engineering Hotfix: Argument isn't numeric

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When installing an Engineering Hotfix, the following error may be logged in /var/log/liveinstall.log:

Argument "" isn't numeric in numeric eq (==) at /var/tmp/install/pkgcpio/usr/local/lib/tm_install/Hotfix.pm line 651.

Conditions:
This error may occur when installing an Engineering Hotfix, if the Engineering Hotfix does not include an update to the nash-initrd component.

Impact:
The error message gives a mistaken impression that the Engineering Hotfix did not install successfully. However, it does install correctly, and the system operates without issue. You can safely ignore this message.

Workaround:
None.


928161-3 : Local password policy not enforced when auth source is set to a remote type.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The local password policy is not enforced when the auth source type is set to the value of 'Remote'. Any non-default password policy changes are not enforced for local users.

Conditions:
1) Some parts of the local password policy has been changed from the default values, for example, changing the password required-uppercase to 2.

2) The auth source is set to a remote source, such as LDAP, AD, or TACACS.

Impact:
The system does not enforce any of the non-default local password policy options.

For example, even if the required-uppercase is set to 2, a local user's password can be set to something less than 2.

Even if the minimum-length is set to 12, a local user's password can be set to something less than 12.

Another example, even if the max-duration is set to 90 days, the password does not expire for 99999 days (the default).

Workaround:
None


927633-4 : Failure path in external datagroup internal mapping operation failure may result in 'entry != NULL' panic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Log messages written to /var/log/ltm:
-- notice tmm2[30394]: 01010259:5: External Datagroup (/Common/dg1) queued for update.
-- notice panic: ../kern/sys.c:1081: Assertion "entry != NULL" failed.

Conditions:
-- Create datagroups.
-- Some condition causes a datagroup to not be present (e.g., delete, rename operations, or another, internal operation).
-- Load the config.

Impact:
Internal mapping of external datagroup fails. Datagroup creation fails.

Workaround:
None.


927589-1 : ILX::call command response get truncated

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a response to an ILX::call command is larger than 64 KB, data is truncated.

Conditions:
-- iRule script including an ILX::call command in use.
-- Return response is greater than 64 KB.

Impact:
iRule fails and the connection aborts.

Workaround:
None.


927441-5 : Guest user not able to see virtual server details when ASM policy attached

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When ASM is attached to a Virtual Server, a BIG-IP user account configured with the Guest role cannot see virtual server details. An error message is printed instead:
01070823:3: Read Access Denied: user (guestuser) type (GTM virtual score).

Conditions:
-- ASM Policy attached to virtual server.
-- Logging onto the BIG-IP system using an account configured with the guest user role.
-- Running the command:
tmsh show ltm virtual detail

Impact:
Cannot view virtual server details.

Workaround:
None.


927025-1 : Sod restarts continuously

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After upgrading to v14.1.2.6, sod keeps restarting and dumping core.

Conditions:
This occurs when /dev/shm/chmand is missing and the system restarts chmand and sod upon reload.

Note: It is unknown how this condition might occur.

Impact:
Unstable sod process can affect failover functionality in BIG-IP systems.

Note: This happens only the first time after upgrade. To recover, you must power down the system for a full reboot.

Workaround:
Run the following command:

restorecon /dev/shm/chmand


926845-7 : Inactive ASM policies are deleted upon upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Upon upgrade, active ASM policies are preserved, and inactive policies are deleted.

Conditions:
-- Configuration contains active and inactive ASM policies.
-- Upgrade the BIG-IP system to any later version.
-- You can check existing ASM policies in tmsh:
tmsh list asm policy

Impact:
Only the active ASM policies are preserved; the inactive policies are deleted.

Workaround:
None.


926549-3 : AFM rule loops when 'Send to Virtual' is used with Virtual Server iRule 'LB::reselect'

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
With some configurations, executing a command such as 'tmsh show security firewall global-rules active' loops continuously, causing stat counters to rise, and possibly log messages to be written to /var/log/ltm.

Conditions:
-- AFM is routing traffic to a Virtual Server through the 'Send to Virtual' option.
-- The target Virtual Server uses the 'LB_FAILED' iRule to select a new Virtual Server through virtual command and 'LB::reselect'.

Impact:
The iRule loops continuously, causing stat counters to rise, and possibly logging messages in /var/log/ltm.

Workaround:
This configuration should be avoided, but if it is used, and if this does happen, you can restart tmm:
bigstart restart tmm

This stops the current looping, until it is triggered again.

Impact of workaround: Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


926425-4 : Hardware SYN Cookies may not deactivate after the SYN attack ends and valid TCP traffic starts

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Hardware SYN Cookies activated on a virtual server under a SYN attack may not deactivate after the SYN attack ends and valid TCP traffic starts. The non-supported TCP options under SYN Cookie protection continue to be unsupported until hardware SYN cookies are disabled.

Conditions:
SYN Cookie activated on Neuron-capable platforms:
  + VIPRION B4450N blade
  + BIG-IP iSeries devices (ix800) except the i850, ix2800, and ix4800:
     -- BIG-IP i5800 Series
     -- BIG-IP i7800 Series
     -- BIG-IP i11800 Series
     -- BIG-IP i15800 Series

Impact:
This can successfully cause hardware SYN cookies to be activated on the BIG-IP virtual server under attack. However, once the attack subsides and falls below the SYN check threshold, SYN cookies may not immediately deactivate.

Because SYN cookie protection is still active, and because under SYN cookie protection some TCP options are not supported, the options are not taken into account when processing traffic. For example, under SYN cookie protection, MSS is fixed to a few sizes. For traffic that arrives with a different MSS size, the system uses a supported size instead.

Workaround:
You can use any of the following to clear the HSB issue:
-- Restart neurond.
-- Restart TMM,
-- Reboot the device.


926085-2 : GUI: Node/port monitor test not possible in the GUI, but works in tmsh

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The node address field is disabled when trying to create a custom HTTP/HTTPS/FTP monitor, so you cannot enter a node address. This prevents you from using the Test operation to test this type of monitor in the GUI.

Conditions:
-- In a new monitor derived from HTTP/HTTPS/FTP, click the Test tab.
-- View the Address field, and then try to run the test.

Impact:
The Address field is disabled, with *.* in the field. You cannot enter a node address. The test fails with a message:

invalid monitor destination of *.*:80.
invalid monitor destination of *.*:443. (:port used to test)

Workaround:
Run either of the following tmsh commands:

for HTTP
-- tmsh run ltm monitor http my_http destination <IP address>:<port>

-- tmsh modify ltm monitor http my_http destination *:*

for HTTPS
-- tmsh run ltm monitor https my_https destination <IP address>:<port>

-- tmsh modify ltm monitor https my_https destination *:*


924589-3 : PEM ephemeral listeners with source-address-translation may not count subscriber data

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
When a PEM profile is associated with a protocol that can create dynamic server-side listeners (such as FTP), and source-address-translation is also enabled on the virtual server, traffic on that flow (for example ftp-data) is not associated with the subscriber, and is therefore not counted or categorized.

Conditions:
-- Listener configured with PEM and FTP profiles
-- Some form of source address translation is enabled on the listener (for example, SNAT, Automap, SNAT Pool)

Impact:
Inaccurate subscriber traffic reporting and classification.

Workaround:
None.


924297-4 : Ltm policy MCP objects are not being synced over to the peer device

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An LTM policy does not sync to the peer device, but the devices report "In Sync".

Conditions:
-- Sync/failover device group with full load on sync disabled
-- A draft policy is attached to a parent policy's rule actions and published.
-- A config sync occurs (manually or automatically)

Impact:
The LTM policy does not sync to the peer device.

Workaround:
Perform a full config sync:

tmsh run cm config-sync force-full-load-push to-group <device group name>


923221-8 : BD does not use all the CPU cores

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Not all the CPUs are utilized. The CPUs that are not loaded are those with ID greater than 31.

Conditions:
BIG-IP is installed on a device with more than 32 cores.

Impact:
ASM does not use all of the available CPU cores.

Workaround:
1. Modify the following file on the BIG-IP system:
   /usr/local/share/perl5/F5/ProcessHandler.pm

Change this:
  ALL_CPUS_AFFINITY => '0xFFFFFFFF'

To this:
  ALL_CPUS_AFFINITY => '0xFFFFFFFFFFFF',

2. Restart the asm process:
   bigstart restart asm.


922737-1 : TMM crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes with a sigsegv while passing traffic

Conditions:
Virtual server with a Connector profile that redirects to an internal virtual server on the same BIG-IP system

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


922641-6 : Any iRules that park in a clientside or serverside command leave the iRule attached to the wrong flow

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
iRule commands issued after a clientside or serverside command operate on the wrong peer flow.

Conditions:
An iRule contains a script that parks in a clientside or serverside command.

Examples of parking commands include 'table' and 'persist'.

Impact:
The iRule commands operate on the wrong peer flow.

Workaround:
Avoid using commands that park inside the clientside or serverside command.


922613-6 : Tunnels using autolasthop might drop traffic with ICMP route unreachable

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Traffic that should be encapsulated and sent via tunnel might get dropped with an ICMP error, destination unreachable, unreachable route. This happens in a scenario where no route exists towards the remote tunnel endpoint and the BIG-IP system relies on autolasthop to send the encapsulated traffic back to the other end of the tunnel.

Conditions:
No route exists to the other end of the tunnel.

Impact:
Traffic dropped with ICMP error, destination unreachable, unreachable route.

Workaround:
Create a route towards the other remote end of the tunnel.


922413-8 : Excessive memory consumption with ntlmconnpool configured

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
OneConnect allows load balancing of HTTP requests from the same client connection over a pool of server side connections. When NTLM authentication is used, the NTLM Conn Pool allows reuse of server-side connections for authenticated client side connections. It holds HTTP authentication headers which is no longer necessary once a client is authenticated.

Conditions:
-- The virtual server is configured with both OneConnect and NTLM Conn Pool profiles.
-- A large number of client systems with NTLM authentication are load balanced via the virtual server with long-lived connections.

Impact:
The BIG-IP system experiences memory pressure, which may result in an out-of-memory condition and a process crash, and potentially cause failover and interruption of traffic processing.

Workaround:
None.


922153-5 : Tcpdump is failing on tmm 0.x interfaces

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The tcpdump command exits immediately with an error:
 errbuf ERROR:TMM side closing: Aborted
tcpdump: pcap_loop: TMM side closing: Aborted

Conditions:
Capturing the packets on tmm interfaces.

Impact:
Unable to capture the packets on specific tmm interfaces.

Workaround:
There are two possible workarounds:

-- Start tcpdump on the tmm that actually owns the interface using the TCPDUMP_ADDR command; for example, using blade1 for 1/0.16, run the command:

TCPDUMP_ADDR=127.1.1.16 tcpdump -w testcap.pcap -s 0 -i 1/0.16


-- Send the TCPDUMP_ADDR command to a specific tmm, which could work from any blade (127.20.<slot>.<tmmnumber+1> (e.g. 127.20.1.1 == slot1/tmm0, 127.20.2.16 == slot2/tmm15):

TCPDUMP_ADDR=127.20.1.16 tcpdump -w testcap.pcap -s 0 -i 1/0.16


922053-1 : inaccurate number of trunk members reported by bcm56xxd/bcmLINK

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The "bcmLINK" process (sometimes referred to as "bcm56xxd") may fail with a segmentation fault and be restarted, leaving behind a core-dump file for "bcmLINK".

An error message may be logged about the condition "max_mbrs > 0".

Conditions:
-- occurs in multi-blade VIPRION system with trunked interfaces
-- precise trigger is not known

Impact:
Momentary disruption of traffic handling by TMM.

Workaround:
None known.


921993-1 : LTM policy with a 'contains' operator does not work as expected when using an external data group.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a combination of other operators and the 'contains' operator are used in LTM Policy, searches might fail if the hashing-based operators have not populated the target entries.

Conditions:
-- LTM policy with 'contains' operator.
-- Use of external datagroups.

Impact:
LTM policy might not work as expected with external data groups.

Workaround:
Use either of the following workarounds:

-- If applicable, change the 'contains' operator to 'starts_with' in the policy.

-- Change the policy into an iRule (executing '[class get <datagroup]' )


921697-1 : Attack signature updates fail to install with Installation Error.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Installing a new Attack Signature Update (ASU) file on ASM/AWAF device that has large number of active policies can result in a failure due to memory exceptions. The following errors can be observed:

/var/log/ts/asm_config_server.log:
F5::ASMConfig::Handler::handle_error,,Code: 406 , Error message = Process size (232341504) has exceeded max size (200000000)

/var/log/asm
crit perl[19751]: 01310027:2: ASM subsystem error (apply_asm_attack_signatures ,F5::LiveUpdate::PayloadHandler::clean_fail): Fail load update files: TSocket: timed out reading 1024 bytes from n.n.n.n:9781

Conditions:
1. Adding and activating a large number of policies on a BIG-IP system configured with ASM/AWAF. It is not known exactly how many policies are required to encounter this, but it appears to be between 50 and 90 where this becomes a risk.

2. Installing a new ASU file

Impact:
The attack signature update fails.

Workaround:
Impact of workaround:
Performing this workaround requires restarting ASM, so it affects traffic processing briefly; therefore, it is recommended that you perform this during a maintenance window.

Increase 'max memory size' from the default ~200 MB (200000000) to 300 MB:

1. Take a backup of the original file.
# cp /etc/ts/tools/asm_config_server.cfg /var/tmp/asm_config_server.original.cfg

2. Add the following to the end of file /etc/ts/tools/asm_config_server.cfg:
# AsyncMaxMemorySize=314572800

3. Restart ASM.
# bigstart restart asm


921541-6 : When certain sized payloads are gzipped, the resulting payload is chunked, incorrect, and is never delivered to the client due to missing end of chunk marker.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The HTTP session initiated by curl hangs.

Conditions:
-- The problem occurs when the file to be compressed meets the following criteria:
-- The following platforms with Intel QAT are affected:
   + B4450N (A114)
   + i4000 (C115)
   + i10000 (C116/C127)
   + i7000 (C118)
   + i5000 (C119)
   + i11000 (C123)
   + i11000 (C124)
   + i15000 (D116)
-- File size to be compressed is less than compression.qat.dispatchsize.
-- File size to be compressed is one of specific numbers from this list: 65535, 32768, 16384, 8192, 4096.

Impact:
Connection hangs, times out, and resets.

Workaround:
Use software compression.


921441-4 : MR_INGRESS iRules that change diameter messages corrupt diam_msg

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
-- 'DIAMETER::host origin' command may not be set correctly.

There are errors in ltm/log:
err tmm[18562]: 014c0001:3: DIAMETER: hud_diam_handle error: Not found

Conditions:
-- Virtual server is configured with a diameter profile enabled with an ingress iRule, for example:

ltm rule Diameter - iRule {
  when MR_INGRESS {
    DIAMETER:: host origin "hostname.realm.example"
  }
}

-- Traffic arrives containing CER and ULR messages.

Impact:
Using the iRule to change the host origin corrupts the diameter message.

Workaround:
None.


920817-7 : DNS Resource Records can be lost in certain circumstances

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNS Zone syncing is missing Resource Records.

Conditions:
This occurs when a large number of configuration changes, including Wide IP changes, are made simultaneously on multiple GTM/DNS devices in a sync group.

Impact:
DNS Resource Records can be missing from the BIND DNS database.

The impact of this is that if GSLB Load Balancing falls back to BIND, the DNS Resource Records may not be present.

Workaround:
Restrict configuration (Wide IP) changes to one GTM/DNS device in a device group.

Note: It is also possible to turn off Zone Syncing. GTM/DNS configuration is still synced, but the you lose the ability to sync non-Wide IP changes to the BIND DB. If you do not utilize ZoneRunner to add additional non-Wide IP records, this is a problem only when GSLB resorts to Fallback to BIND. This can be mitigated with DNSX and DNS (off device) for non Wide IP Resource Records.


918693-5 : Wide IP alias validation error during sync or config load

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DB validation exception occurs during sync or config load:

01070734:3: Configuration error: DB validation exception, unique constraint violation on table (gtm_wideip_alias) object ID (1 /Common/alias.test.com www.test.com). A duplicate value was received for a non-primary key unique index field. DB exception text (Cannot update_indexes/checkpoint DB object, class:gtm_wideip_alias status:13)
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
-- Wide IP has an alias associated with it.
-- Sync or load the config.

Impact:
You are unable to load config or full sync from peer GNS/GTM.

Workaround:
Follow this procedure:
1. Delete the wide IP alias on the destination device.
2. Try the sync or load config operation again.


917637-5 : Tmm crash with ICAP filter

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes while passing traffic.

Conditions:
-- Per-request policies configured.
-- ICAP is configured.

This is rare condition that occurs intermittently.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


915493-6 : imish command hangs when ospfd is enabled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Running the imish command hangs when ospfd is enabled.

Conditions:
-- Dynamic routing enabled.
-- The ospfd protocol is enabled.
-- Running the imish command.

Impact:
The imish operation hangs.

Workaround:
Restart the ospfd daemon.


915473-4 : Accessing Dashboard page with AVR provisioned causes continuous audit logs

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Navigating to Statistics :: Dashboard in the GUI with AVR or APM provisioned causes continuous audit logging and restjavad logs.

Conditions:
-- AVR provisioned
-- An administrator navigates to Statistics :: Dashboard.

Impact:
The continuous extra logs might lead to confusion and may not be helpful.

Workaround:
None.


915005-3 : AVR core files have unclear names

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
If avrd fails a core file created in this case is named accordung to the thread name and has no indication that it belongs to avr, for example: SENDER_HTTPS.bld0.0.9.core.gz

Conditions:
Avrd fails with a core

Impact:
It is inconvenient for identifying the process that caused the core.


914309-5 : TMM crash seen with FTP and Classification profiles

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM might core and restart when FTP traffic is being proxied by a BIG-IP device.

Conditions:
-- Both FTP and Classification profiles are applied to a virtual server.
-- The FTP profile has inherit-parent-profile enabled.

Impact:
-- TMM crashes and restarts
-- Failover, loss of service during restart.
-- Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


913917-1 : Unable to save UCS

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
You are unable to create a backup UCS.

You see a warning in /var/log/restjavad.0.log:

[WARNING][8100/tm/shared/sys/backup/306b4630-aa74-4a3d-af70-0d49bdd1d89e/worker UcsBackupTaskWorker] Failure with backup process 306b4630-aa74-4a3d-af70-0d49bdd1d89e.
This is followed by a list of some files in /var/named/config/namedb/.

Conditions:
Named has some Slave zones configured and is going through frequent zone transfer.

Impact:
You are unable to create a UCS file.

Workaround:
Stop named zone transfer while doing UCS backup.


913713-3 : Rebooting a blade causes MCPd to core as it rejoins the cluster

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tmm and mcpd cores for slot2

Conditions:
On the standby chassis, reboot the primary blade and wait for it to rejoin the cluster. Once it does, mcpd will core.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm and mcpd mcpd restarts.

Workaround:
N/A


913013-1 : Racoon daemon may crash once at startup

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When the IKEv1 racoon daemon starts, it may immediately exit with a core file.

Conditions:
One of the following events may lead to the restart:
-- BIG-IP systems start or restart as a standalone device.
-- BIG-IP becomes the Active member of High Availability (HA) setup.

Impact:
Racoon restarts. Because this restart happens when racoon is trying to start, no IPsec IKEv1 tunnels are affected because they are down anyway.

Workaround:
None


912517-7 : MySQL monitor marks pool member down if 'send' is configured but no 'receive' strings are configured

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If an LTM database monitor type (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL database monitor type) is configured with a 'send' string but with no 'receive' string to issue a user-specified database query, pool members using this monitor are marked DOWN, even though a connection to the configured database completed successfully.

Conditions:
-- An LTM pool or pool members is configured to use an LTM database (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL) monitor type.
-- A 'send' string is configured for the monitor.
-- A 'receive' string is not configured.

Impact:
The database monitor marks the pool member down, even in cases where the pool member is actually pingable.

Workaround:
To work around this issue, configure 'send' and 'recv' strings for the database monitor that will always succeed when successfully connected to the specified database (with the configured username and password, if applicable).


912253-2 : Non-admin users cannot run show running-config or list sys

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Lower-privileged users, for instance guests or operators, are unable to list the configuration in tmsh, and get an error:

Unexpected Error: Can't display all items, can't get object count from mcpd.

The list /sys or list /sys telemd commands trigger the following error:

01070823:3: Read Access Denied: user (oper) type (Telemd configuration).

Conditions:
User account with a role of guest, operator, or any role other than admin.

Impact:
You are unable to show the running config, or use list or list sys commands.

Workaround:
Logon with an account with admin access.


911497-1 : Unbound's backoff algorithm interacts badly with net resolver iRules

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Using RESOLVER::name_lookup in an iRule against a net resolver forward zone name server that happens to be down can result in the iRule pausing for up to a few minutes.

Conditions:
Nameserver configures as fwd-zone in net resolver should be down.

Impact:
The connection to the virtual server is paused for a significant amount of time.

Workaround:
Use a pool of dns-servers, and configure the pool to monitor the backend dns servers and load balance to healthy pool members.


911241-8 : The iqsyncer utility leaks memory for large bigip_gtm.conf file when log.gtm.level is set to debug

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The iqsyncer utility leaks memory.

Conditions:
-- There is a large bigip_gtm.conf.
-- The log.gtm.level is set to debug.

Impact:
The iqsyncer utility exhausts memory and is killed.

Workaround:
Do not set log.gtm.level equal to or higher than debug.


910777-1 : Sending ASM report via AWS SES failed duo to wrong content type

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
When you attempt to send an ASM report via AWS SES, the message bounces with the following message:
  Could not send e-mails: SMTP Error: data not accepted.; Transaction failed: Expected MIME type, got ;; Error code: 554.

This occurs because the BIG-IP system is sending out the report message with an empty Content-Type in the multipart MIME, which the AWS mail host cannot process.

Conditions:
This is encountered in the following scenario:
1. Set up SMTP and ASM schedule report.
2. Click Send Now, and get the error message in GUI.
3. SSH into the BIG-IP system.
4. Add this line under the following snippet:

[admin@bigip:Active:Standalone] ~ # chmod 644 /var/ts/dms/script/avrexport/avrmail.php
[admin@bigip:Active:Standalone] ~ # vi /var/ts/dms/script/avrexport/avrmail.php

if (!$mail_subject) $mail_subject = "BIG-IP Analytics Report";
if (!$mail_body) $mail_body = "Attached to this e-mail is a BIG-IP Analytics Report issued at $mail_time\n\n";
if (!$mail_from) $mail_from = 'BIG-IP Reporter';
if (!$mail_content_type) $mail_content_type = 'text/html'; <<<< Add this line for add text/html into content type.

[admin@bigip:Active:Standalone] ~ # chmod 444 /var/ts/dms/script/avrexport/avrmail.php

5. Click Send Now again and it works.


Note: To use AWS SES, you must verify your email address first (as a Sender). You can search SES in AWS and verify your email in Email Addresses. AWS sends an email. Click the embedded link after receipt, and then you can use it as the Sender address on the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
Cannot receive ASM reports.


910673-6 : Nethsm-thales-install.sh installation fails with error 'Could not reach Thales HSM'

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Thales installation script fails with error message.

ERROR: Could not reach Thales HSM "<ip>". Make sure the HSM IP address is correct and that the HSM is accessible to the BIG-IP.

Conditions:
This occurs when the ICMP ping is blocked between the BIG-IP system and netHSM.

Impact:
Thales/nCipher NetHSM client software installation fails.

Workaround:
Unblock ICMP ping between the BIG-IP system and netHSM.


910213-7 : LB::down iRule command is ineffective, and can lead to inconsistent pool member status

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Use of the LB::down command in an iRule may not have the desired effect, or may result in pool members that are down for load balancing, but indicate up/available in the GUI and CLI.

Specifically, the pool member is marked down within the tmm instance executing the iRule, but the status change is not updated to mcpd, or to other tmm instances.

As a result, the message 'Pool /Common/mypool member /Common/1.1.1.1:80 monitor status iRule down' does not appear in the log, and the status of the pool member is not updated when viewed in the GUI or via 'tmsh show ltm pool xxxx members'.

Note: If [event info] is logged in the LB_FAILED event, it will indicate that the load balancing decision failed due to "connection limit"

Conditions:
Using the LB::down command in an iRule.

Impact:
Because mcpd believes the pool member to be up, it does not update tmm's status, so tmm continues to regard it as down indefinitely, or until a monitor state change occurs.

If the LB::down command is used on all members of a pool, the affected tmms cannot load balance to that pool, even though the GUI/tmsh indicate that the pool has available members.

Because pool member status is stored on per-tmm basis and incoming connections are distributed across tmms using a hash, this can lead to apparently inconsistent results, where some traffic (traffic hitting a particular tmm) is rejected with an RST cause of 'No pool member available'.

Workaround:
- Delete and recreate affected pool members
(or) Restart tmm
(or) Restart the BIG-IP.

There is no direct workaround, but the use of an inband monitor instead of the LB::down command may be effective. You must tune the inband monitor's settings to values consistent with the desired behavior.


908829-2 : The iqsyncer utility may not write the core file for system signals

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
In certain instances, the iqsyncer utility may not write the core file for system signals.

Conditions:
-- SELinux policies enabled.
-- Run the iqsyncer utilities to initiate a core dump with system signals SIGABRT, SIGQUIT, and SIGSEGV.

Impact:
The iqsyncer utility does not write core file.

Workaround:
Disable SELinux with 'setenforce 0'.

You can now generate a core with a SIGQUIT (-3), but not with SIGABRT or SIGSEGV.


908801-2 : SELinux policies may prevent from iqsh/iqsyncer dumping core

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
SELinux policies may prevent the iqsh/iqsyncer utilities from dumping core information.

Conditions:
-- SELinux policies enabled.
-- Run the iqsh/iqsyncer utilities to initiate a core dump.

Impact:
The operation does not result in dumping the core information.

Workaround:
Disable SELinux with 'setenforce 0'.


908753-5 : Password memory not effective even when password policy is configured

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system does not prevent you from specifying previously used passwords, even if Secure Password Enforcement is enabled with password memory set to a non-zero value.

Conditions:
-- Password memory in auth settings is not 0 (zero).
-- Attempt to specify a previously specified password

Impact:
Password history to prevent user from using same password is not enforced.

Workaround:
None.


908001-2 : Possible 13%-16% TPS drop in performance on VIPRION and iSeries vCMP with v16.1.0 'host'

Component: Performance

Symptoms:
All configurations might see a 13%-16% drop in TPS performance while running vCMP on VIPRION and iSeries platforms with the 'host' upgraded to v16.1.0.

Conditions:
-- All configurations
-- Running vCMP on VIPRION and iSeries platforms
-- 'Host' upgraded to v16.1.0

Impact:
Performance degradation in vCMP. If you are running vCMP on VIPRION and iSeries platforms, first evaluate your scenarios and capacity plan if you plan to upgrade the 'host' to 16.1.0.

Note: There is no performance degradation when v16.1.0 'guest' instances are run on an earlier 'host' version.

Guidance: In determining whether to upgrade the vCMP host to v16.1.0, carefully evaluate the performance and sizing requirements of your specific configuration.

Workaround:
None


907549-6 : Memory leak in BWC::Measure

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Memory leak in BWC calculator.

Conditions:
When the HSL log publisher is attached to the BWC::Measure instance in the Bandwidth policy.

Impact:
A memory leak occurs.

Workaround:
None.


907177-5 : Priority of embedded APM iRules is ignored

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Custom iRule events are executed before the embedded APM iRule events, despite the custom iRule's priority value being larger than the APM iRule's priority value.

Conditions:
-- APM is provisioned.
-- Custom iRule with a priority value larger the APM iRule's priority value.

Impact:
Custom iRule event is executed before APM iRule event.

Workaround:
None.


907025-5 : Live update error" 'Try to reload page'

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When trying to update Attack Signatures. the following error message is shown:

Could not communicate with system. Try to reload page.

Conditions:
Insufficient disk space to update the Attack Signature.

Impact:
Live Update unable to restore the database during startup. Device runs out of disk space, which leads to failure in writing live update hsqldb log file. The liveupdatedb.script file, which is based on the .log file, is truncated and missing necessary settings in order to initialize the live update database.

Workaround:
This following procedure restores the database to its default, initial state:

1. Remove the sigfile.tmp.* directories under /var/ts/var/tmp.

2. Delete the script:
delete /var/lib/hsqldb/live-update/liveupdatedb.script

3. Create a new script:
create new /var/lib/hsqldb/live-update/liveupdatedb.script.

4. Add the following lines to create the live update database schema and set the SA user as expected:

 CREATE SCHEMA PUBLIC AUTHORIZATION DBA
 CREATE MEMORY TABLE AVAILABILITY(ID VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,ERRORMESSAGE VARCHAR(255),LASTCHECKDATETIME BIGINT,LASTCHECKUPDATEFILE VARCHAR(255),STATUS VARCHAR(255),"TYPE" VARCHAR(255),CONSTRAINT AVAILABILITY_PK PRIMARY KEY(ID))
 CREATE MEMORY TABLE INSTALLSCHEDULE(ID VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,APPLYATALLTIMES BOOLEAN,APPLYONALLDAYS BOOLEAN,APPLYONFRIDAYS BOOLEAN,APPLYONMONDAYS BOOLEAN,APPLYONSATURDAYS BOOLEAN,APPLYONSUNDAYS BOOLEAN,APPLYONTHURSDAYS BOOLEAN,APPLYONTUESDAYS BOOLEAN,APPLYONWEDNESDAYS BOOLEAN,ENDTIME VARCHAR(255),FREQUENCY VARCHAR(255),STARTTIME VARCHAR(255),"TYPE" VARCHAR(255),CONSTRAINT INSTALLSCHEDULE_PK PRIMARY KEY(ID))
 CREATE MEMORY TABLE UPDATEFILE(ID VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,CREATEDATETIME BIGINT,FILELOCATION VARCHAR(255),FILENAME VARCHAR(255),ISFILEAVAILABLE BOOLEAN,ISFILEMANUALLYUPLOADED BOOLEAN,ISGENESIS BOOLEAN,MD5 VARCHAR(255),"TYPE" VARCHAR(255),CONSTRAINT UPDATEFILE_PK PRIMARY KEY(ID))
 CREATE MEMORY TABLE INSTALLATION(ID VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,ADDEDENTITIESCOUNT INTEGER,DELETEDENTITIESCOUNT INTEGER,ERRORMESSAGE VARCHAR(255),LASTREADMEFILENAME VARCHAR(255),LASTUPDATEMICROS BIGINT,LOADDATETIME BIGINT,MODIFIEDENTITIESCOUNT INTEGER,README VARCHAR(500000),STATUS VARCHAR(255),"TYPE" VARCHAR(255),UPDATEFILE_ID_OID VARCHAR(255),CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_PK PRIMARY KEY(ID),CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_FK1 FOREIGN KEY(UPDATEFILE_ID_OID) REFERENCES UPDATEFILE(ID))
 CREATE INDEX INSTALLATION_N49 ON INSTALLATION(UPDATEFILE_ID_OID)
 CREATE MEMORY TABLE INSTALLATION_DELETEDENTITYLIST(ID_OID VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,"ELEMENT" LONGVARBINARY,IDX INTEGER NOT NULL,CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_DELETEDENTITYLIST_PK PRIMARY KEY(ID_OID,IDX),CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_DELETEDENTITYLIST_FK1 FOREIGN KEY(ID_OID) REFERENCES INSTALLATION(ID))
 CREATE INDEX INSTALLATION_DELETEDENTITYLIST_N49 ON INSTALLATION_DELETEDENTITYLIST(ID_OID)
 CREATE MEMORY TABLE INSTALLATION_MODIFIEDENTITYLIST(ID_OID VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,"ELEMENT" LONGVARBINARY,IDX INTEGER NOT NULL,CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_MODIFIEDENTITYLIST_PK PRIMARY KEY(ID_OID,IDX),CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_MODIFIEDENTITYLIST_FK1 FOREIGN KEY(ID_OID) REFERENCES INSTALLATION(ID))
 CREATE INDEX INSTALLATION_MODIFIEDENTITYLIST_N49 ON INSTALLATION_MODIFIEDENTITYLIST(ID_OID)
 CREATE MEMORY TABLE INSTALLATION_ADDEDENTITYLIST(ID_OID VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,"ELEMENT" LONGVARBINARY,IDX INTEGER NOT NULL,CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_ADDEDENTITYLIST_PK PRIMARY KEY(ID_OID,IDX),CONSTRAINT INSTALLATION_ADDEDENTITYLIST_FK1 FOREIGN KEY(ID_OID) REFERENCES INSTALLATION(ID))
 CREATE INDEX INSTALLATION_ADDEDENTITYLIST_N49 ON INSTALLATION_ADDEDENTITYLIST(ID_OID)
 CREATE USER SA PASSWORD ""
 GRANT DBA TO SA
 SET WRITE_DELAY 20
 SET SCHEMA PUBLIC

5. Restart the tomcat process:
bigstart restart tomcat


906653-1 : Server side UDP immediate idle-timeout drops datagrams

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
With immediate idle-timeout, flows may be closed before a datagram is forwarded.

Conditions:
-- Immediate idle-timeout is set on the server context of a UDP virtual server.

Impact:
Datagrams are dropped periodically depending on traffic load.

Workaround:
None.


905477-6 : The sdmd daemon cores during config sync when multiple devices configured for iRules LX

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The iRules LX workspaces belong on only one device in a Device Service Cluster (DSC). If you have the same iRules LX workspace configured on multiple devices and then perform a config sync operation, the sdmd daemon cores.

Conditions:
-- Multiple devices configured with the same iRules LX workspace in a DSC.
-- Change one of the devices such that the configuration requires a config sync.
-- Perform the config sync.

Impact:
The sdmd daemon cores. Although having multiple devices configured with the same iRules LX workspace is an incorrect configuration, sdmd should not core.

Workaround:
When the iRules LX workspace is correctly configured, i.e., on only one device in a DSC, there is no need to config sync, so this issues does not occur.


904713-2 : FailoverState device status and CM device status do not match shortly after triggering failover

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After triggering failover, the result returned by the API endpoint /mgmt/tm/shared/bigip-failover-state (the BIG-IP failover state worker) may not match the actual device failover state.

Conditions:
This may happen on an high availability (HA) setup with a sync-failover device group.

Impact:
Actions that require the correct output of the BIG-IP failover state worker may fail. For instance, deleting an SSL Orchestrator topology followed by immediately triggering failover may encounter this issue, causing the deletion to fail.

Workaround:
After waiting for a short amount of time, the BIG-IP failover state worker gets in sync with the device failover state. So in the example of deleting an SSL Orchestrator topology, the deletion should be successful if you try again after a short wait.


904537-1 : The csyncd process may keep trying to sync the GeoIP database to a secondary blade

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The most common symptom is when csyncd repeatedly syncs the GeoIP files and loads the GeoIP database, causing a large number of Clock advanced messages on all tmms.

Repeated log messages similar to the following are reported when a secondary slot logs into the primary slot to load the sys geoip database:

-- info sshd(pam_audit)[17373]: 01070417:6: AUDIT - user root - RAW: sshd(pam_audit): user=root(root) partition=[All] level=Administrator tty=ssh host=x.x.x.x attempts=1 start="Wed Apr 29 13:50:49 2020".
-- notice tmsh[17401]: 01420002:5: AUDIT - pid=17401 user=root folder=/Common module=(tmos)# status=[Command OK] cmd_data=load sys geoip.

Conditions:
-- VIPRION or vCMP guests.
-- Either of the following:
   - First installing the GeoIP database if the /shared/GeoIP/v2 directory does not exist.
   - When a new blade is installed into a chassis.

Impact:
Repeated logs of Clock advanced messages.

Workaround:
Run the command:
 clsh bigstart restart csyncd


904401-5 : Guestagentd core

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Guestagentd crashes on a vCMP guest.

Conditions:
This can occur during normal operation in a vCMP environment.

Impact:
Guestagentd crashes on the vCMP guest, and the vCMP host does not have accurate guest information, such as version, provisioning, high availability (HA) status, and tmm status.

Workaround:
None.


903573-3 : AD group cache query performance

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Active Directory queries are slow.

Conditions:
-- Active Directory (AD) authentication used
-- There are lots of AD caches in the environment, and users are in deeply nested groups.

Impact:
Active Directory query time can be excessive.


903521-1 : TMM fails to sign responses from BIND when BIND has 'dnssec-enable no'

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMM fails to sign responses from BIND.

Conditions:
BIND has 'dnssec-enable no' in named.conf.

Impact:
TMM fails to sign responses from BIND.

Workaround:
Remove 'dnssec-enable no' from named.conf in options section.


903501-3 : VPN Tunnel establishment fails with some ipv6 address

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
VPN Tunnel establishment fails with some ipv6 address

Conditions:
- APM is provisioned.
- Network Access with IPv6 virtual server is configured.

Impact:
VPN Tunnel cannot be established.

Workaround:
1. Disable the DB variable isession.ctrl.apm:
tmsh modify sys db isession.ctrl.apm value disable

2. Perform 'Apply Access Policy' for the access policy attached to the virtual server.

Important: The iSession control channel is needed if optimized apps are configured, so use this workaround only when 'No optimized apps are configured' is set (available in the GUI by navigating to Access :: Connectivity / VPN : Network Access (VPN) : Network Access Lists :: {NA resources} :: 'Optimization' tab).


902377-4 : HTML profile forces re-chunk even though HTML::disable

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTML profile performs a re-chunk even though HTML::disable has been executed in the HTTP_RESPONSE event.

Conditions:
Using HTML::disable in an HTTP_RESPONSE event.

Impact:
The HTML profile still performs a re-chunk.

Workaround:
None.


901669-6 : Error status in 'tmsh show cm failover-status', and stale data in some tmstat tables, after management IP address change.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- The 'tmsh show cm failover-status' command shows a status of 'Error' when the command is run on a peer of a device that underwent a management IP address change.

-- Should the sod_tg_conn_stat or sod_tg_msg_stat tmstat tables be inspected using the tmctl command, the tables show stale information in the entry_key column.

Note: Additionally, in certain cases, it is possible for failover functionality to be broken after the management IP address change, meaning devices remain stuck in an improper Active/Active or Standby/Standby state. This further aspect of the issue is tracked under ID999125. This ID tracks only the cosmetic defect.

Conditions:
-- Two or more devices in a sync-failover device-group.
-- The management IP address is changed on one of the devices.

The error appears under either of these conditions:
-- The 'tmsh show cm failover-status' is run on a peer of the device that underwent the management IP address change.
-- The sod_tg_conn_stat or sod_tg_msg_stat tmstat tables are inspected using the tmctl command.

Impact:
The 'tmsh show cm failover-status' command indicates an error.

Workaround:
You can work around this issue by running the following command on the peers of the device which underwent a management IP address change:

tmsh restart sys service sod


901569-4 : Loopback traffic might get dropped when VLAN filter is enabled for a virtual server.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Loopback traffic (local traffic) destined to a virtual server might get dropped when the incoming packet matches a terminating connection flow.

Conditions:
-- VLAN filter is enabled on the virtual server created for loopback traffic processing.
-- An incoming packet matches a terminating connection flow (i.e., the connection flow terminates because of timeout, being dropped by iRule, etc.).

Impact:
Traffic that is matched against a terminating connection flow of a virtual is not processed by the virtual server.

Workaround:
Because this filter is ignored for loopback traffic, removing the 'Enabled On VLAN' filter at the virtual server mitigates the issue.


899253-1 : [GUI] GTM wideip-pool-manage in GUI fails when tens of thousands of pools exist

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Making changes to wide IP pools through GUI management do not take effect.

Conditions:
-- GTM configuration contains a sufficiently high number of pools (~ 15,000).
-- Using the GUI to assign a pool to a wide IP.

Impact:
Changes do not take effect. Unable to use the GUI to manage which pools are associated with a wide IP.

Workaround:
Use TMSH.


898929-6 : Tmm might crash when ASM, AVR, and pool connection queuing are in use

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes and generates a core file.

Conditions:
-- System is provisioned for at least ASM, AVR, and LTM.
-- An LTM pool is configured to use connection queuing.
-- The LTM pool is used on a virtual server with an analytics profile.

Impact:
Tmm might crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Disable connection queuing on the pool.


897437-7 : First retransmission might happen after syn-rto-base instead of minimum-rto.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a TCP profile is configured with a syn-rto-base value that is lower than minimum-rto, the first retransmission might happen after syn-rto-base.

This behavior is encountered only if the BIG-IP system is unable to compute the new RTO value before the retransmission timer expires, meaning:

-- The BIG-IP system has not received a packet with a TCP timestamp reply.
-- The BIG-IP system has not received an ACK for a timed sequence number.

Conditions:
Configured value of syn-rto-base is lower than minimum-rto.

Impact:
Retransmission might happen sooner than expected.

Workaround:
There are two possible workarounds:

-- Avoid using a syn-rto-base value that is lower than the minimum-rto value (the default values are 3 seconds for syn-rto-base and 1 second for minimum-rto).

-- Consider enabling timestamps to allow faster RTT measurement.


891145-7 : TCP PAWS: send an ACK for half-open connections that receive a SYN with an older TSVal

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SYNs received with TSVal <= TS.Recent are dropped without sending an ACK in FIN-WAIT-2 state.

Conditions:
-- Timestamps are enabled in TCP profile.
-- Local TCP connection is in FIN-WAIT-2 state.
-- Remote TCP connection abandoned the flow.
-- A new TCP connection sends a SYN with TSVal <= TS.Recent to the local connection.

Impact:
The new TCP connection cannot infer the half-open state of Local TCP connections, which prevents faster recovery of half-open connections. The local TCP connection stays around for a longer time.

Workaround:
There are two workarounds:

-- Reduce the Fin Wait 2 timeout (the default: 300 sec) so that TCP connection is terminated sooner.

-- Disable TCP Timestamps.


890169-4 : URLs starting with double slashes might not be loaded when using a Bot Defense Profile.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When a URL starts with double slashes (i.e. "http://HOST//path"), and Bot Defense Profile decides to perform simple redirect, the request results with loading failure.

Conditions:
-- Bot Defense profile on blocking mode (or "Verification and Device-ID Challenges in Transparent Mode" is enabled) is attached to a virtual server.
-- A request is sent to a URL starting with double slash, to a non-qualified URL, during the profile's grace period.

Impact:
Request is not loaded (failure message is seen on browser), and the browser may be identified as a suspicious browser by Bot Defense.

Workaround:
None.


889813-3 : Show net bwc policy prints bytes-per-second instead of bits-per-second

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The 'tmsh show net bwc policy' is printing out bits-per-second in the value field, but the name field says 'bytesPerSec'.

Conditions:
Running the tmsh command:
tmsh show net bwc policy

Impact:
The stats are in bits-per-second, but the label says bytesPerSec. Although there is no functional impact, the incorrect label could cause confusion.

Workaround:
None.


889245-2 : Ndal ixvf driver can lock up

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain circumstances, the TMM ixvf driver for the Virtual Function (VF) of an SRIOV x520 / 82599 card can lock up the tx queue.

Conditions:
Conditions are unknown.

Impact:
No further transmit is possible.

Workaround:
None


888885-3 : BIG-IP Virtual Edition TMM restarts frequently without core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The following messages are found in the QKViews:
"bigipA notice MCP bulk connection aborted, retrying"
"bigipA notice Initiating TMM shutdown"

Prior to this, the TMM process logs that it is waiting for its instances to reach different states. For example,
"localhost notice ixlv(1.3)[0:7.0]: Waiting for tmm1 to reach state 1..."

In the /var/log/ltm file, the following message are found sometimes.
"bigip1 crit tmm9[19358]: 01230017:2: Unable to attach to PCI device 00:09.00 for Interface 1.5"

Conditions:
BIG-IP VE with SR-IOV enabled on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 which is a part of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

Impact:
The TMM process restarts without a core file repeatedly.
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


888081-6 : BIG-IP VE Migration feature fails for 1NIC

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a saved UCS is attempted to be restored in a new BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) in order to migrate the configuration, it fails.

load_config_files[28221]: "/usr/bin/tmsh -n -g -a load sys config partitions all " - failed. -- 01071412:3: Cannot delete IP (x.x.x.x) because it is used by the system config-sync setting.

Conditions:
The UCS load step might fail if the DB variable Provision.1NicAutoconfig is set to disable.

Impact:
The UCS restore fails.

Workaround:
The DB variable can be set to enable before loading the UCS.

# tmsh modify sys db provision.1nicautoconfig value enable


887921-2 : iRule command “RESOLVER::name_lookup” returns null for responses more than 512 bytes

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
“RESOLVER::name_lookup” returns null.

Conditions:
Response is larger than 512 bytes.

Impact:
“RESOLVER::name_lookup” returns empty answer.


887681-4 : Tmm SIGSEGV in rrset_array_lock,services/cache/rrset.c

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMM Cored with SIGSEGV.

Conditions:
N/A.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


887621-4 : ASM virtual server names configuration CRC collision is possible

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
A policy add/modify/delete fails with the following error:

-- crit g_server_rpc_handler_async.pl[19406]: 01310027:2: ASM subsystem error (asm_config_server.pl ,F5::ASMConfig::Handler::log_error_and_rollback): Failed on insert to DCC.VS_RAMCACHE (DBD::mysql::db do failed: Duplicate entry '375946375' for key 'PRIMARY').

Conditions:
This can occur when adding a policy. The chance of it occurring increases when there are many virtual servers.

Impact:
Every config update fails.

Workaround:
Figure out which virtual servers have the CRC collision (by looking into DCC.RAMCACHE_VS). Change the name of one of these virtual servers.

You can get the name of the affected virtual server by using the entry reported in the 'Duplicate entry' log, and running this command.

mysql -u root -p$(perl -MPassCrypt -nle 'print PassCrypt::decrypt_password($_)' /var/db/mysqlpw) -e 'SELECT * FROM DCC.VS_RAMCACHE WHERE vs_name_crc = 375946375'


887265-4 : BIG-IP systems may fail to come online after upgrade with ASM and VLAN-failsafe configuration

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When booting to a boot location for the first time, the system does not come on-line.

Conditions:
-- There is a large configuration.
-- VLAN failsafe is configured, and the failsafe-action is something other than failover.
-- The BIG-IP system is an appliance.

Impact:
BIG-IP processes continually restart (VLAN failsafe-action failover-restart-tm), or the BIG-IP system continually reboots (VLAN failsafe-action reboot)

Workaround:
Either disable VLAN failsafe or set the failsafe-action to failover during an upgrade.


887045-7 : The session key does not get mirrored to standby.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a session variable key length is 65 KB, session mirroring fails for that specific key.

Conditions:
-- APM high availability (HA) setup.
-- Access Policy is configured and synced across both devices.
-- A session variable key of ~65 KB arrives

Impact:
The session key does not get mirrored to standby.

Workaround:
None


886533-5 : Icap server connection adjustments

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Request getting to the ICAP server takes a long time to process (several seconds), which makes the whole transaction slower than expected. When testing the connection to the ICAP server itself, you determine that it is fast.

Conditions:
This happens especially with large file uploads that are mixed with smaller file uploads. The smaller uploads are waiting for the bigger upload.

Impact:
Slow responses to specific requests.

Workaround:
None.


886145-1 : The 'Reconnect' and 'Reconnect All' buttons do not work if reached via a particular section of the DNS GUI.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The 'Reconnect' and 'Reconnect All' buttons (introduced in BIG-IP version 14.1.0 to restart some or all iQuery connections) do not work when clicked.

The 'Reconnect' button does not become enabled when a server is selected from the list, and an error is logged in the browser console.

The 'Reconnect All' button is clickable but returns the error when clicked:
No response action specified by the request.

Conditions:
You have accessed the buttons via the following GUI path:

DNS :: GSLB :: Data Centers :: [dc name] > Servers

Impact:
The buttons do not work, making the corresponding feature unavailable from the GUI.

Workaround:
Access the buttons using the following alternative GUI path:

DNS :: GSLB :: Servers


885765-1 : ASMConfig Handler undergoes frequent restarts

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Under some settings and load the RPC handler for the tsconfd process restarts frequently.

Conditions:
When processing a large number of configuration updates.

Impact:
The RPC handler for the tsconfd process restarts frequently, causing unnecessary churn and noisy logs

Workaround:
None


884945-1 : Latency reduce in case of empty parameters.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Traffic load with many empty parameters may lead to increased latency.

Conditions:
Sending requests with many empty parameters

Impact:
Traffic load with many empty parameters may cause increased latency through the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
None


884729-1 : The vCMP CPU usage stats are incorrect

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The vCMP CPU usage stats are incorrect when process on a secondary blade has the same PID as that of primary blade's qemu process.

Conditions:
A process on a secondary blade has the same PID as that of primary blade's qemu process.

Impact:
The vCMP CPU usage stats are intermittently incorrect.

Workaround:
None.


883049-9 : Statsd can deadlock with rrdshim if an rrd file is invalid

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
-- RRD graphs are not updated.
-- System statistics are stale.
-- Commands such as 'tmsh show sys memory' may not complete.
-- qkview does not complete, as it runs "tmsh show sys memory'.

You may see errors:

-- err statsd[5005]: 011b0600:3: Error ''/var/rrd/endpisession' is too small (should be 15923224 bytes)' during rrd_update for rrd file '/var/rrd/endpisession'.
-- err statsd[5005]: 011b0600:3: Error '-1' during rrd_update for rrd file '/var/rrd/endpisession'.

Conditions:
Truncation of a binary file in /var/rrd.

Impact:
Stats are no longer collected. Statsd and rrdshim deadlock.

Workaround:
Remove the truncated file and restart statsd:
bigstart restart statsd


882933-1 : Nslookup might generate a core during system restart

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Nslookup generates a core file. The core file name might start with "nslookup", "isc-worker", "isc-timer" or "isc-socket".

Conditions:
Multiple instances of nslookup are running when the system shuts down.

Impact:
A core file is generated. However, since this is during system shutdown, the impact should be minimal.


882729-5 : Applied Blocking Masks discrepancy between local/remote event log

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Applied Blocking Masks discrepancy between local/remote event log, ASM logging event logs both locally and remotely to BIG-IQ has discrepancy.

Conditions:
This occurs when "Applied Blocking Masks" logs are emitted on a device where local and remove event logging is configured.

Impact:
This is cosmetic but can lead to confusion.


882709-6 : Traffic does not pass on tagged VLANs on VE configured on Hyper-V hypervisors

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Traffic does not pass on tagged VLANs when a BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) is deployed on a Hyper-V hypervisor.

This may manifest as traffic failing after an upgrade from earlier (unaffected) software versions.

Note: This functionality worked as expected in v13.x and earlier, and if the same VE is downgraded to v13.x, VLAN tagging functionality is restored.

This is due to an interoperability issue between RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Microsoft Hyper-V, which seems to affect RHEL v7.3 and RHEL v7.5.

Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 do not seem to identify the version of the built-in LIS correctly on Centos 7.3 or Centos 7.5 (which are built on RHEL 7.3 and RHEL 7.5 respectively).

Although there is a statement of support by Microsoft for VLAN tagging on RHEL 7.3 and 7.5 when running on Hyper-V, that functionality does not appear to work at present: Supported CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines on Hyper-V :: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/Supported-CentOS-and-Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-virtual-machines-on-Hyper-V.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP VE is deployed on a Hyper-V hypervisor.
-- VLAN configured in BIG-IP VE with tagged interfaces, e.g.:

    net vlan external {
        interfaces {
            1.1 {
                tagged
            }
        }
        tag 4000
    }

-- At present, VLAN tagging on the v14.x and v15.x releases does not work because those releases are running on CentOS 7.3 and 7.5 respectively, which both are affected by the MS/RHEL interoperability issue.

-- BIG-IP v12.x and v13.x use a different (older) CentOS version, so VLAN tagging works without issue on those releases.

Impact:
-- The system does not prevent you from configuring tagged VLANs, even though they do not pass traffic.

-- Although upgrades complete and you can reboot into the new boot location (or you can set up on Hyper-V from scratch), traffic does not pass (into the guest) across VLANs that are tagged.

Important: If using tagged VLANs on VE setups on Hyper-V is critical to your configuration, you might want to elect to postpone upgrading from a working, v12.x and v13.x release.

Workaround:
Essentially, there is no workaround in this release; you must reconfigure the virtual machine to use separate, untagged interfaces for each VLAN.

Note: Although this is technically a problem between Hyper-V and the built-in LIS on RHEL 7.3/7.5, this issue is being tracked internally in this bug.


881065-5 : Adding port-list to Virtual Server changes the route domain to 0

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When attaching the port-list to virtual server dest:port-list, the route domain of the virtual server is changed to the default value of 0, and the port-list is not correctly applied. This is encountered in the GUI but not in the CLI.

Conditions:
Using port-list along with virtual server in non default route domain using the GUI.

Impact:
You are unable to use the GUI to attach a port-list that uses a non-default route domain to a virtual server.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to attach a port-list to a virtual server if the port-list uses a non-default route domain.


880689-1 : Update oprofile tools for compatibility with current architecture

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Current operf as shipped with BIG-IP is out of date and will not work.

Per the oprofile page (https://oprofile.sourceforge.io/news/) the version included in our systems (0.9.9) was released in 2013.

Conditions:
Opcontrol still works but operf will not load.
# operf --version
use the opcontrol command instead of operf.

Impact:
Outdated operf means that it cannot be used for troubleshooting purposes.


878253-5 : LB::down no longer sends an immediate monitor probe

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The iRule command LB::down is supposed to send an immediate monitor probe, but it does not.

Conditions:
-- Executing LB::down in an iRule.

Impact:
A monitor probe is not immediately sent, which may cause a pool member to be marked down longer than it should be.


876677-2 : When running a debug version of TMM, an assertion may be triggered due to and expired DNS lookup

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When running a debug TMM, if a DNS lookup takes more than 30 seconds, TMM may assert with a message similar to the following in the /var/log/ltm file:

-- notice panic: ../modules/hudfilter/3dns/cache_resolver.c:2343: Assertion "standalone refcnt must be one" failed.

Conditions:
-- Using the debug TMM.
-- Executing a DNS lookup that expires.

Impact:
TMM crash and (in a high availability (HA) configuration) failover.

Workaround:
Do not use the debug TMM.


876569-2 : QAT compression codec produces gzip stream with CRC error

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When an HTTP compression profile is enabled on BIG-IP platforms with Intel QuickAssist Technology (Intel QAT) compression accelerators, gzip errors are produced.

Conditions:
This occurs when the following conditions are met:

-- The following platforms with Intel QAT are affected:
   + 4450 blades
   + i4600/i4800
   + i10600/i10800
   + i7600/i7800
   + i5600/i5800
   + i11600/i11800
   + i11400/i11600/i11800
   + i15600/i15800

-- The compression.qat.dispatchsize variable is set to any of the following values:
   + 65535
   + 32768
   + 16384
   + 8192

-- The size of the file being compressed is a multiple of the compression.qat.dispatchsize value, for exampld:

   + 65355*32768
   + 8192*32768

Impact:
Clients cannot decompress the compressed file because there is an invalid gzip footer.

Workaround:
Disable hardware compression and use software compression.


874221-3 : DNS response recursion desired (rd) flag does not match DNS query when using iRule command DNS::header rd

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNS response recursion desired (rd) flag does not match the DNS query when using the iRule command DNS::header rd.

Conditions:
-- iRule command DNS::header rd is used to set DNS query rd bit to a different value.
-- At least one wide IP is configured.

Impact:
DNS response rd flag does not match the DNS query. This is not RFC compliant.

Workaround:
Do not configure any wide IPs.


872165-4 : LDAP remote authentication for REST API calls may fail during authorization

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
LDAP (or Active Directory) remote authentication fails during authorization for REST API calls.

Clients receive 401 Unauthorized messages and /var/log/restjavad.x.log may report messages similar to the following:

-- [I][1978][26 Mar 2021 13:23:36 UTC][8100/shared/authn/login AuthnWorker] User remoteuser failed to login from 192.0.2.1 using the tmos authentication provider

-- [WARNING][807][26 Mar 2021 14:43:24 UTC][RestOperationIdentifier] Failed to validate Authentication failed.

Conditions:
LDAP (or Active Directory) remote authentication configured with a User Template instead of a Bind Account.

Impact:
Unable to authenticate as remote-user for access that uses authorization, like REST API calls.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:

-- Configure LDAP/AD remote authentication to utilize a Bind account instead of the User Template.
-- Create a local user account for each remote user, allowing local authorization (authentication remains remote).


871881-5 : Apply Policy action is not synchronized after making bulk signature changes

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After an action that affects thousands of objects, a subsequent Apply Policy may be missed by a peer.

Conditions:
-- Devices are in an auto-sync device group with ASM sync enabled.
-- A bulk action that affects thousands of objects is performed (e.g., enforcing or disabling all signatures).
-- An Apply Policy action is taken immediately afterwards.

Impact:
Peer devices that are still busy processing the large request miss the Apply Policy action, and it is never sent again.

Workaround:
Make a spurious change and reapply the policy.


867985-6 : LTM policy with a 'shutdown' action incorrectly allows iRule execution

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP systems provide manipulation tools over a connection with an LTM policy and/or iRule. LTM policy takes precedence over iRules and has an option to shutdown a connection based on satisfied conditions. When a connection is closing, an iRule should not be executed under the same conditions.

Conditions:
-- The BIG-IP system has a virtual server with an LTM policy and an iRule.
-- The LTM policy has action 'shutdown connection' under certain conditions.
-- The iRule has an event which is triggered under the same conditions.

Impact:
The iRule is executed before the connection is being reset.

Workaround:
None.


867549-1 : LCD touch panel reports "Firmware update in progress" indefinitely

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After a software upgrade that includes an LCD firmware update, the LCD touch panel may remain stuck reporting an error indefinitely / for longer than 30 minutes:
Firmware update in Progress may take up to 30 minutes.

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

-- You have one of the following BIG-IP platforms:
 * i850
 * i2x00
 * i4x00
 * i5x00
 * i7x00
 * i10x00
 * i11x00
 * i15x00
 * HRC-i2x00
 * HRC-i5x00
 * HRC-i10x00

-- You perform a software upgrade that updates the firmware on the LCD touch panel, e.g. upgrading from BIG-IP v13.1.x to BIG-IP v14.1.x or newer.

Impact:
The system is functional, but the LCD displays the firmware update screen indefinitely. The LCD cannot be used while it is frozen on the firmware update warning screen.

Workaround:
Important: Before attempting this workaround, check that there are no indications the system is still performing a firmware update (such as a terminal prompt), and that the following messages can be found in /var/log/ltm after the most recent boot:

notice chmand[6302]: 012a0005:5: firmware update succeeded.
notice chmand[6302]: 012a0005:5: Firmware check finished.

These messages indicates that the firmware update has finished, and the LCD is displaying the warning screen in error, so it is safe to perform the workaround.

Reboot the BIG-IP system to return the LCD to normal operation.

After a reboot of the BIG-IP operating system, the LCD touch panel should be responsive.


867253-4 : Systemd not deleting user journals

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When setting 'SystemMaxUse' to any value, systemd does not honor this limit, and the specified size is exceeded.

Conditions:
Using a non-TMOS user account with external authentication permission.

Note: Systemd-journald is configured to create a user journal for every remote user that logs into the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
Journald filling up the file system. These journals are allocated with a minimum size of 4MiB and are not removed when the log entries age-out.

Workaround:
Option 1:
To immediately free up space, manually remove per-user journal logs from the following location:
  /var/log/journal/*/user-*

Option 2:
To prevent the system from creating these journal files going forward:

1. Edit /etc/systemd/journald.conf and add the following at the bottom of the file:
  SplitMode=none

2. Restart systemd-journal service
  # systemctl restart systemd-journald

3. Delete the existing user journal files from /var/log
  # rm /var/log/journal/*/user-*

Note:
-- You must apply this workaround separately to each blade of a VIPRION or vCMP guest running on a VIPRION.
-- You must reapply this workaround after performing software installations.


865653-1 : Wrong FDB table entries with same MAC and wrong VLAN combination

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Forwarding DataBase (FDB) table has duplicate MAC entries with the incorrect VLANs.

MAC entries are correct in the switch but not in the control plane.

Conditions:
Enable L2Wire.

Impact:
Duplicate MAC entries with incorrect VLANs in FDB table.

Workaround:
Restart bcm56xxd:
bigstart restart bcm56xxd

Note: You can use tmsh to see the table:
tmsh -m show net fdb


862001-6 : Improperly configured NTP server can result in an undisciplined clock stanza

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
There can be an undisciplined clock stanza in /etc/ntp.conf, resulting in an undisciplined clock.

NTP documentation:
http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Support/UndisciplinedLocalClock

Conditions:
This might occur in at least the following ways:
-- No server is specified in 'sys ntp servers {}'.
-- A server does exist, but an improper method was used to configure the NTP server.

Impact:
When the LOCAL undisciplined clock is left as a valid time-source, it delays the system synchronizing time to a real NTP server. It can also result in time being adjusted incorrectly if the the remote time-source becomes unreachable.

Workaround:
Configure a dummy server via 'ntp servers {}' that does not respond.

While this removes the undisciplined local clock, it does result in ntpd having an unreachable time source, and could be flagged in diagnostics, misdirect other troubleshooting, generate unnecessary traffic, etc.
 
However, if the 'dummy' source starts responding, it could become a rogue time source.


860573-6 : LTM iRule validation performance improvement by tracking procedure/event that have been validated

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Loading (with merge) a configuration file that references some iRules results in validating every iRule and ends up validating the same procedures multiple times for every virtual server a single iRule is associated with.

Conditions:
Configuration which has 100's of virtual servers, some iRules that are assigned to all virtual servers and a few library iRules.

Impact:
Task fails (via REST) or ends up taking a really long time when run manually.

Workaround:
None.


860277-6 : Default value of TCP Profile Proxy Buffer High Low changed in 14.1

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Version: 13.1.3.1

# tmsh list ltm profile tcp tcp proxy-buffer-high proxy-buffer-low
ltm profile tcp tcp {
    proxy-buffer-high 49152
    proxy-buffer-low 32768
}

       proxy-buffer-high
            Specifies the highest level at which the receive window is closed.
            The default value is 49152.

       proxy-buffer-low
            Specifies the lowest level at which the receive window is closed.
            The default value is 32768.

Version: 14.1.2.2

# list ltm profile tcp TCP proxy-buffer-high proxy-buffer-low
ltm profile tcp tcp {
    proxy-buffer-high 65535
    proxy-buffer-low 32768
}


proxy-buffer-high
            Specifies the highest level at which the receive window is closed.
            The default value is 131072.

proxy-buffer-low
            Specifies the lowest level at which the receive window is closed.
            The default value is 98304.

Conditions:
Looking at the help for proxy-buffer-high and proxy-buffer-low in tmsh

Impact:
The default value for proxy-buffer-high is 65535 and the default value for proxy-buffer-low is 32768, but the help text indicates that the defaults are 13072 and 98304 respectively.


858877-5 : SSL Orchestrator config sync issues between HA-pair devices

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
SSL Orchestrator configuration deployment across BIG-IP devices in a high-availability (HA) group may result in inconsistent state, if during deployment the connectivity between the HA peers is lost.

Conditions:
Deploying SSL Orchestrator configuration across BIG-IP devices in an HA group.

Impact:
Inconsistent SSL Orchestrator configuration on BIG-IP devices in an HA group.

Workaround:
Run the /usr/bin/ha-sync script. See ha-sync -h for help.


854129-6 : SSL monitor continues to send previously configured server SSL configuration after removal

Component: In-tmm monitors

Symptoms:
After an SSL profile has been removed from a monitor, a monitor instance continues to use settings from the previously-configured server SSL profile, such as client certificate or ciphers or supported TLS versions.

Conditions:
-- In-TMM monitors enabled.
-- SSL monitor configured with a server SSL profile.
-- Setting the monitor's 'SSL Profile' parameter to 'none'.

Impact:
The previously configured settings, such as certificate or cipher, continue to be used for monitoring pool members, which may result in unexpected health check behavior/pool member status.

Workaround:
An administrator can avoid this issue by ensuring the monitor's 'SSL Profile' parameter specifies a profile (i.e., is not 'none').

Note: In some software versions, changing a monitor's SSL profile from one profile to a different profile may not take effect. For information about this behavior, see https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID912425.html


851837-1 : Mcpd fails to start for single NIC VE devices configured in a trust domain

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Single NIC BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) devices configured in a trust domain (e.g., in high availability (HA)) cannot reload a running configuration when restarted and/or when mcpd fails to load the config, and reports a validation error:

err mcpd[25194]: 0107146f:3: Self-device config sync address cannot reference the non-existent Self IP ([IP ADDR]); Create it in the /Common folder first.

Conditions:
Single NIC VE devices configured in a trust domain (e.g., HA)

Impact:
The mcpd process fails to start, and the configuration does not load.

Workaround:
Manually copy and paste the self IP configuration snippet into the /config/bigip_base.conf file:

1. Connect to the CLI.

2. Edit bigip_base.conf, and add the following:

net self self_1nic {
    address 10.0.0.1/24
    allow-service {
       default
    }
    traffic-group traffic-group-local-only
    vlan internal
}

Note: replace 10.0.0.1 with the IP indicated in the error message

3. Save the changes and exit.

4. Load the configuration using the command:
tmsh load sys config

5. If APM or ASM is provisioned/configured, then also restart services with this command:
bigstart restart


851785-4 : BIG-IP 10350V-F platform reported page allocation failures in N3FIPS driver

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Despite having free memory, the BIG-IP system 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/13: page allocation failure: order:2, mode:0x204020

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

Conditions:
This issue is known to occur on the appliance 10350V-F D112.

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 128 MB (131072 KB).

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 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 ID 851785' >> /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 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 ID851785' >> /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 the BIG-IP appliance 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 BIG-IP appliance 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"


851385-8 : Failover takes too long when traffic blade failure occurs

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When blades 1 and 4 are disabled on the active chassis, the failover period is between 3.4 to 4.7 seconds before the next-active device starts processing messages.
  
If the blades are physically pulled from the chassis,
the failure occurs within 1 second.

Conditions:
-- Multi-blade VIPRION system
-- Blades 1 and 4 are connected to the network via trunks, blades 2 and 3 are CPU-only blades
-- Blades 1 and 4 are disabled via the GUI

Impact:
Significant delay before BIG-IP delivers a web page during between-cluster failover


846977-7 : TCP:collect validation changed in 12.0.0: the first argument can no longer be zero

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Validation for TCP::collect was changed in BIG-IP software v12.0.0 (with the introduction of JET specifications). Prior to 12.0.0, there were no restrictions on the values of the two arguments. As of 12.0.0, the first argument ('collect_bytes') must be a positive integer, and the second argument ('skip_bytes) must be a non-negative integer.

Occurrences of 'TCP::collect 0 0' in iRules experience issues when upgrading to a newer version, producing warnings in LTM log:

/Common/T_collect:9: warning: [The following errors were not caught before. Please correct the script in order to avoid future disruption. "invalid argument 0; expected syntax spec:"136 17][TCP::collect 0 0].

Conditions:
-- Using a version of BIG-IP software earlier than 12.0.0, configure an iRule with a 'TCP::collect 0 0' command.
-- Upgrade to 12.0.0 or later.

Impact:
Warning in the LTM log file. The iRules containing 0 values do not function as expected. There is no other impact.

Workaround:
Change 'TCP::collect 0 0' to a value other than 0 (zero) in any iRules before or after upgrade.


844925-5 : Command 'tmsh save /sys config' fails to save the configuration and hangs

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The 'tmsh save /sys config' command hangs and fails to save the configuration if there is a memory allocation failure when creating the reply.

Conditions:
-- A large number of iApps: in the thousands.
-- Each iApp has tens of variables.

Impact:
Because tmsh cannot save the configuration, if the BIG-IP system reboots, any changes made since the last successful save are lost.

Workaround:
Run the command:
tmsh save /sys config binary

This does not save the configuration to files in /config, but it does at least allow you to save the binary configuration.

That way, you can reboot the BIG-IP system and not lose the configuration.

Note: It is possible that a reboot will provide sufficient memory to save to configuration files. It depends on the configuration of virtual memory at the time of the save. It is possible that every time you want to save the config, you must use the binary option.


842669-6 : Syslog-ng / systemd-journald cannot handle logs with embedded newlines, write trailing content to /var/log/user.log

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Systemd-journald cannot handle logs with embedded newlines, write trailing content to /var/log/user.log. Bare ')' being logged to /var/log/user.log., for example:

cat /var/log/user.log
[...]: Deleting file /shared/core/*.core.*
[...]: Deleting file /shared/core/*.core.*
[...] )
[...] )

Conditions:
This occurs when the system logs syslog messages containing embedded newlines, such as

- The cron process tries and fails to send an email because of output about a cron script.
- Modify syslog include configuration
- Apply ASM policy configuration change
- GTM.debugprobelogging output from big3d

Impact:
The logging subsystem accepts syslog messages with embedded newlines, and writes first line to the appropriate file, and remaining lines to /var/log/user.log.

Workaround:
View the logs using journalctl -D /var/log/journal


842193-6 : Scriptd coring while running f5.automated_backup script

Component: iApp Technology

Symptoms:
When the iApp, f5.automated_backup, script is terminated due to the max-script-run-time, the script still continues and finishes, sometimes with scriptd coring and posting error messages in /var/log/ltm:

-- info logger[17173]: f5.automated_backup iApp autobackup: STARTED
-- info logger[17175]: f5.automated_backup iApp autobackup: pem.f5lab.com_20191004.ucs GENERATING

-- err scriptd[13532]: 014f0004:3: script has exceeded its time to live, terminating the script <------ after 20 secs, it continues even after the scriptd core.

-- notice sod[3235]: 01140041:5: Killing /usr/bin/scriptd pid 13532.
-- warning sod[3235]: 01140029:4: high availability (HA) daemon_heartbeat scriptd fails action is restart.
-- info logger[19370]: f5.automated_backup iApp autobackup: pem.f5lab.com_20191004.ucs SAVED LOCALLY
(/var/local/ucs)
-- info logger[19372]: f5.automated_backup iApp autobackup: FINISHED

Conditions:
Configure the iApp application with f5.automated_backup template to do auto-backup at regular intervals.

Impact:
Scriptd core.

Workaround:
Increasing the sys scriptd max-script-run-time higher then the default of 300 seconds might be helpful if the higher timeout allows the script to complete.

For example, if the script is saving a UCS and the save takes 400 seconds, then increasing the max-script-run-time to 430 seconds would allow the script to finish and would work around this issue.


839361-7 : iRule 'drop' command does not drop packets when used in DNS_RESPONSE

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The iRule 'drop' command may not drop a DNS response when called under DNS_RESPONSE event.

Conditions:
iRule drop is used under DNS_RESPONSE event.

Impact:
DNS response may be improperly forwarded to the client.

Workaround:
Use DNS::drop instead.


838305-9 : BIG-IP may create multiple connections for packets that should belong to a single flow.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Due to a known issue, BIG-IP may create multiple connections for packets that should belong to a single flow. These connections will stay in the connection table until the idle timeout is reached. These connections can be used for forwarding the traffic.

Conditions:
BIG-IP may create multiple connections for packets that should belong to a single flow when both following conditions are true:
- Packets are coming at a very high rate from the network.
- Flow handling these packets is torn down.

Impact:
This might result in packets from the client being handled by one flow and packets from the server being handled by a different flow.


830341-5 : False positives Mismatched message key on ASM TS cookie

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM system triggers false positives for ASM Cookie Hijacking violation with reason "Mismatched message key"

Conditions:
-- An HTTP request containing an old frame cookie with a different message key from the main ts cookie is rejected
-- The cookie is left intact

Impact:
All subsequent requests are rejected on ASM Cookie Hijacking violation

Workaround:
1. Disable "Learn Host Names" flag all policies. If the policy builder is on manual mode, they need to change it back to Auto mode, disable "Learn Host Names", then change to manual mode.

OR

2. Delete the mismatched cookie. This will cause the violations to stop occurring if the request comes from a legit endpoint


830073-7 : AVRD may core when restarting due to data collection device connection timeout

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Avrd crashes, one or more core avrd files exist in /var/core

Conditions:
-- A BIG-IP system is managed by BIG-IQ via secure channel
-- Avrd is restarted.

Impact:
Avrd cores as it is shutting down. During avrd shutdown, the BIG-IQ data collection device (DCD) is unreachable for 10 minutes

Workaround:
None.


829657-5 : Possible TMM crash with a multi-IP PEM subscriber configured with more than 16 IP addresses

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crash.

Conditions:
PEM configured with a multi-IP subscriber with more than 16 IP addresses.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not create a PEM subscriber with more than 16 IP addresses.


829653-1 : Memory leak due to session context not freed

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Memory increases slowly

Conditions:
A PEM iRule times out

Impact:
Memory could be exhausted depending on the frequency of the command timeouts


829021-1 : BIG-IP does not account a presence of http2 profile when response payload is modified

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system might close a connection when the HTTP response payload is modified and sent without chunking encoding. If communication goes over an HTTP connection, the BIG-IP system closes a connection to tell a client that a response is served. With HTTP/2 connections, an unsized response is marked with the END_STREAM flag. This case is not accounted for, and the BIG-IP system closes HTTP communication with a server anyway.

Conditions:
-- A virtual server has an http/2 profile configured on the client side.
-- There are other profiles configured which can modify the HTTP response payload.

Impact:
The BIG-IP system wastes resources not reusing a server side HTTP connection when an unsized response is sent over an HTTP/2 connection to a client.

Workaround:
None.


828761-5 : APM OAuth - Auth Server attached iRule works inconsistently

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
The iRule attached to the OAuth Resource Server (RS) is not triggered when the traffic hits the virtual server.

Conditions:
The issue occurs during a reboot of the BIG-IP device containing an OAuth server config and an attached iRule, or when the iRule is initially assigned to the OAuth Server.

Impact:
OAuth scope check agent fails with 'HTTP error 503': as the iRule attached to the RS virtual server is not triggered.

Workaround:
For existing OAuth servers with the iRule attached, modify the iRule, for example, adding a log. This makes the iRule trigger when it is initially attached or loaded.


827393-5 : In rare cases tmm crash is observed when using APM as RDG proxy.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm may crash when APM is configured as an RDG proxy to access Microsoft remote desktops and applications.

Conditions:
APM is used as RDG proxy

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


815901-2 : Add rule to the disabled pem policy is not allowed

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Adding rule to PEM policy is not allowed

Conditions:
A PEM policy is disabled

Impact:
You are unable to add rules to a PEM policy if it is disabled.


814273-6 : Multicast route entries are not populating to tmm after failover

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Multicast route entries are not populating in tmm after failover. ZebOS has the multicast entries, but tmm does not.

Conditions:
-- High Availability (HA) configured, with multicast traffic.
-- A failover occurs.

Impact:
Multicast traffic does not pass through properly

Workaround:
Clear the multicast entries in ZebOS manually:
> clear ip mroute *
> clear ip igmp group


812693-5 : Connection in FIN_WAIT_2 state may fail to be removed

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If a connection that has a fully closed client-side, but a server-side still in FIN_WAIT_2, receives a SYN matching the same connflow, the idle time is reset. This can result in the fin-wait-2-timeout never being reached. The SYN will be responded to with a RST - 'TCP Closed'

Conditions:
- Client side connection has been fully closed. This may occur if a client SSL profile is in use and an 'Encrypted Alert' has been received.
- Server side has sent a FIN which has been ACK'd, but no FIN has been received from the server.
- SYN received matching the existing connflow before the FIN-WAIT-2-timeout has been reached (300 default).

Impact:
Connection may fail to be removed in a timely manner. New connection attempts are RST with 'TCP Closed'

Workaround:
You can use either of the following:
-- Ensure servers are sending FIN's so as not to leave the connection in a FIN_WAIT_2 state.

-- Mitigate the issue by lowering the FIN-WAIT-2-timeout to a smaller value, e.g., FIN-WAIT-2-timeout 10.


809089-4 : TMM crash after sessiondb ref_cnt overflow

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Log message that indicates this issue may happen:
session_reply_multi: ERROR: unable to send session reply: ERR_BOUNDS
[...] valid s_entry->ref_cnt

Conditions:
-- Specific MRF configuration where all 500 session entries are owned by a single tmm.

-- High rate of session lookups with a lot of entries returned.

Note: This issue does not affect HTTP/2 MRF configurations.

Impact:
TMM core: the program terminates with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
1. Change MRF configuration to spread session lookups across multiple tmms.
2. Reduce the sub-key entries to far below 500.


808913-1 : Big3d cannot log the full XML buffer data

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Big3d cannot log the full XML buffer data:

-- notice big3d[12212]: 012b600d:5: Probe from ::ffff:11.11.1.21:45011: len 883/buffer = <vip>.

Conditions:
The gtm.debugprobelogging variable is enabled.

Impact:
Not able to debug big3d monitoring issues efficiently.

Workaround:
None.


808801-6 : AVRD crash when configured to send data externally

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
AVRD can crash repeatedly when configured to send telemetry data externally.

Conditions:
-- AVR is configured to send telemetry data to an external source (like connection with BIG-IQ).
-- Large number of config objects in the system, such as virtual servers and pool members.

Impact:
AVRD process crashes, and telemetry data is not collected.

Workaround:
Split the configuration updates into smaller batches


808481-6 : Hertfordshire county missing from GTM Region list

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Hertfordshire county is missing from Regions in the United Kingdom Country/State list.

Conditions:
-- Creating a GTM region record.
-- Attempting to select Hertfordshire county for the United Kingdom.

Impact:
Cannot select Hertfordshire county from United Kingdom Country/State list.

Workaround:
None.


808149-1 : Tmm crash

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When the tunnel count is high, tmm can crash.

Conditions:
This issue was not reproducible and steps are unknown as it occurs randomly.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


807945-6 : Loading UCS file for the first time not updating MCP DB

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
MCP DB is not updated after loading a UCS file.

Conditions:
1. Save UCS with 'flow-control' default value 'tx-rx'.
2. Modify the value from 'rx-tx' to 'none'.
3. Save another UCS with modified value.
4. Load the UCS with default value, everything works fine here.
5. Load the UCS with the modified value.

Impact:
The 'flow-control' setting gets changed. The functionality does not work after the first UCS load as MCP DB is not getting updated.

Workaround:
Load the same UCS again.

The MCP DB gets updated properly.


807569-3 : Requests fail to load when backend server overrides request cookies and Bot Defense is used

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When Bot Defense is used on the backend server that overrides request cookies, requests to non-HTML resources may fail, or may receive the whitepage JavaScript challenge. An example is when a back-end server responds with a Set-Cookie header containing empty values for each cookie request cookie it does not recognize.

Conditions:
-- Bot Defense is enabled.
-- Backend server is overriding the Bot Defense cookies with the TS prefix.

Impact:
Some URLs fail to load following the JavaScript challenge.

Workaround:
Use an iRule to strip the TSPD_101 cookie from the request before forwarding it to the backend:

when HTTP_REQUEST_RELEASE {
    HTTP::cookie remove "TSPD_101"
}


807309-5 : Incorrect Active/Standby status in CLI Prompt after failover test

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After running 'promptstatusd -y' to check current failover status, it displays an incorrect Active/Standby status in the CLI prompt.

Conditions:
This occurs under the following conditions:

1. Modify the db variable: bigdb failover.state.
2. Check that /var/prompt/ps1 and CLI prompt reflect the setting.
2. Reboot the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
Status shown in the prompt does not change.

Workaround:
Do not run 'promptstatusd -y' command manually.

The db variable 'failover.state is a status-reporting variable. The system does not report status manually set to something other than the actual status.

Note: 'promptstatusd' is not a BIG-IP user command, it is a daemon. It is highly unlikely that manually running this command will produce information that is useful or relevant to the status being sought.


806809-3 : JWT Claim value without quotes is invalid

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
JSON payload is invalid since claims are generated without quotes(")

Conditions:
BIG-IP creates JWT claim value without quotes when scope is not openid.

Impact:
Token is invalid.

Workaround:
Replace claim type 'string' with 'custom' adding quotes after backslash.

apm oauth oauth-claim /Common/uid {
  claim-name uid
  claim-type custom
  claim-value "\"%{session.custom.name:noconv}\""
}


805561-1 : Change of pool configuration in OneConnect environment can impact active traffic

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In OneConnect environments, when the default pool is updated for the first time, active connections reconnect to new pool members. Further update to pool configuration has no impact on traffic.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server configured with OneConnect profile.
-- Default pool is updated when active connections are present.

Impact:
Active traffic disrupted.

Workaround:
None.


804529-1 : REST API to /mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/members/stats will fail for some pools

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
GET requests to REST endpoint /mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/members/stats may fail with error 404

Conditions:
This impacts pools which start with the letter 'm'. This because those endpoints contain objects with incorrect selflinks

For example
1. Query to below pool (that starts with letter 'm') will work as it contains the right selflink
       - Pool: "https://localhost/mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/~Common~m/stats"
       - selfLink: "https://localhost/mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/~Common~m/stats?ver=x.x.x.x"

2. Query to below pool (that does NOT start with letter 'm') may not work as it contains the wrong selflink
       - Pool: "https://localhost/mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/members/~Common~a/stats"
       - selfLink: "https://localhost/mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/members/~Common~a/stats?ver=x.x.x.x"
         
In above example you will notice the word 'members' shows up expectedly in selflink for case 2

Impact:
You may see errors with GET requests to REST endpoint /mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/members/stats

Workaround:
You may use the following workarounds

1. Use /mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/members/stats, which does return the pool member stats for every pool

2. For each pool member in /mgmt/tm/ltm/pool, issue a GET for:

/mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/<pool>/members/<member>/stats


803157-4 : LTM log contains shutdown sequence logs after boot_marker as logs are buffered until BIG-IP reboots

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In reboot case, the BIG-IP system buffers the shutdown sequence log messages and writes them to disk once the syslog service starts during the boot process. The boot_marker message is written before shutdown messages sync to disk. This leads to out-of-sequence log messages, making it difficult to determine when the service stop occurred.

Conditions:
Reboot the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
Log messages appear out of order. It is difficult to tell whether service stop happened as part of reboot, or any error during the subsequent boot process.

Workaround:
None.


803109-4 : Certain configuration may result in zombie forwarding flows

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
OneConnect profile in conjunction with 'Source-port preserve-strict' or cmp-hash setting of 'dst-ip' or 'src-ip' on the server-side VLAN may result in zombie forwarding flows.

On the server-side the incoming traffic hits a different TMM from the one that handles the outgoing traffic.

Unexpected 'Inet port exhaustion' messages may be logged in the LTM log file.

Conditions:
-- OneConnect configured.

And one of the following:

-- Source-port is set to preserve-strict.
-- The cmp-hash setting on the server-side VLAN is set to 'dst-ip' or 'src-ip'.

Impact:
Zombie forwarding flows. Over time, the current allocation count grows and does not return to its prior level when traffic stops.

The current allocation can be checked with this command:
# tmctl memory_usage_stat name=connflow -s name,cur_allocs

Workaround:
You can use any of the following workarounds:

-- Remove the OneConnect profile from the Virtual Server.

-- Do not use 'source-port preserve' setting on the Virtual Server.

-- Set the 'cmp-hash default' on the server-side VLAN if it is set to 'cmp-hash src-ip' or 'cmp-hash dst-ip'.

Note: After making this change, it may be necessary to run the command 'tmsh restart sys service tmm', which will clear the old flows but also impact traffic. Traffic interrupted while tmm restarts.


798885-6 : SNMP response times may be long when processing requests

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
SNMP queries to the BIG-IP system may take longer (up to 15% more time) to process on BIG-IP systems with large configurations. mcpd CPU usage increases by a small amount (up to 10%) during these queries.

Conditions:
-- Large configuration.
-- Using SNMP to query statistics on the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
A small increase in response time to SNMP requests to the BIG-IP. Some SNMP queries might fail due to timeouts. mcpd CPU usage is slightly elevated while processing these queries.

Workaround:
If the responses to SNMP queries are taking too long, MCPD and SNMPD may overburden the control plane. It may be necessary to lengthen the timeout and retry values used by the SNMP client. It may also be helpful to trim what is queried, for example, not repetitively walking large tables like the Virtual Server or LTM Pool Member tables for statistics.


797573-1 : TMM assert crash with resulting in core generation in multi-blade chassis

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes while changing settings.

Conditions:
Seen on multi-blade chassis with either one of the options:
-- Running system with DoS and other traffic.
-- Create a new vCMP guest and deploy it.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None.


796985-4 : Default IPv4 IP address is assigned to Alt-Address in isolated vCMP guest; vCMP host or guest are upgraded and guest is 'Inoperative'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
VCMP host or guest is upgraded, and the vCMP guest is 'Inoperative', with messages similar to the following in /var/log/ltm:

-- warning clusterd[1546]: 013a0005:4: Clusterd using /VERSION for SW specification.
-- info clusterd[1546]: 013a0023:6: Blade 1: No info received from slot: Starting up
-- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result {
-- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result.code 17237812
-- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result.attribute float_mgmt2_ip
-- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result.message 01070734:3: Configuration error: Cluster alt-address: 192.168.1.246 cannot be the same address family as cluster address: 192.168.1.246
-- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: }
-- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: Per-invocation log rate exceeded; throttling.
-- notice clusterd[1546]: 013a0006:5: Disconnecting from mcpd.
-- info clusterd[1546]: 013a0007:6: clusterd stopping...

Conditions:
-- Isolated vCMP guest.
-- Both 'Address' and 'Alt-Address' are assigned the same IPv4 address.
-- Upgrade occurs.

Impact:
Upon host/guest upgrade, vCMP guest is 'Inoperative'.

Workaround:
-- For new vCMP guests, or prior to booting the vCMP guest to an affected version for the first time, assign it a management-ip from the vCMP host. This prevents the alt-address from being assigned and the issue from occurring on subsequent upgrades.

tmsh modify vcmp <guest_name> management-ip 192.168.1.246/24

-- For existing vCMP guests already on an affected version, but not currently experiencing the issue, assign a management-ip from the vCMP host and remove the alt-address from within the vCMP guest to prevent the issue from occurring in a future upgrade or reboot:

    host# tmsh modify vcmp guest <guest-name> management-ip 192.168.1.246/24

    guest# tmsh modify sys cluster default alt-address none

-- When already upgraded and seeing the issue on a guest, set a management-ip from the vCMP host and run the following commands within the guest to remove the alternate address from the configuration file:

    host# tmsh modify vcmp guest <guest-name> management-ip 192.168.1.246/24

    guest# bigstart stop clusterd
    guest# sed -i s/alt_addr=.*// -i /shared/db/cluster.conf
    guest# bigstart start clusterd


795633-1 : GUI and REST API unable to add virtual servers containing a space in the name to a pool

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The GUI and REST API are unable to add virtual servers containing a space in the name to a pool.

Conditions:
Virtual server name contains a space.

Impact:
Unable to manage pool members if the virtual server contains a space in the name.

Workaround:
Use tmsh.


794417-7 : Modifying enforce-tls-requirements to enabled on the HTTP/2 profile when renegotiation is enabled on the client-ssl profile should cause validation failure but does not

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On a single virtual server, when 'TLS Renegotiation' is enabled in an associated Client SSL profile, the system should prevent enabling the 'Enforce TLS Requirements' option in the associated HTTP/2 profile.

Conditions:
BIG-IP system validation does not prevent this configuration in the following scenario:

1. Disable the 'Enforce TLS Requirements' option in the HTTP/2 profile.
2. Enable 'TLS Renegotiation' in the Client SSL profile.
3. Enable the 'Enforce TLS Requirements' option in the HTTP/2 profile.

Impact:
The configuration does not load if saved, and reports an error:

01070734:3: Configuration error: In Virtual Server (/Common/http2vs) an http2 profile with enforce-tls-requirements enabled is incompatible with clientssl profile '/Common/my_clientssl'; renegotiation must be disabled.

Workaround:
If enabling 'Enforce TLS Requirements' in an HTTP/2 profile configured on a virtual server, ensure that 'TLS Renegotiation' is disabled in all Client SSL profiles on that virtual server.


794385-6 : BGP sessions may be reset after CMP state change

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A CMP (Clustered Multiprocessing) state change occurs when the state of the BIG-IP system changes.

This happens in the following instances:
  - Blade reset.
  - Booting up or shutting down.
  - Running 'bigstart restart'.
  - Setting a blade state from/to primary/secondary.

During these events, there is a small chance that ingress ACK packet of previously established BGP connection is going to be disaggregated to the new processing group(TMMs) and selected TMM is ready to process traffic, but is not ready yet to process traffic for existing connection. In this case, connection isn't processed and reset instead.

Conditions:
-- VIPRION chassis with more than one blade.
-- CMP hash of affected VLAN is changed from the Default value, for example, to Source Address.
-- BGP peering is configured.
-- CMP state change is occurred on one of the blades.
-- BGP ingress ACK packet is disaggregated to TMM, which either wrong TMM or not ready to process the packet of already established connection

Impact:
Affected BGP peering is reset and dynamic routes learnt by the configured protocol are withdrawn, making it impossible to advertise dynamic routes of affected routing protocols from the BIG-IP system to the configured peers. This can lead to unexpected routing decisions on the BIG-IP system or other devices in the routing mesh.

In most cases, unexpected routing decisions are from networks learnt by affected routing protocols when the routing process on the BIG-IP system becomes unreachable. However, this state is short-lived, because the peering is recreated shortly after the routing protocol restarts. The peering time depends on the routing configuration and responsiveness of other routing devices connected to the BIG-IP system. It's the usual routing convergence period, which includes setting the peering and exchanging routing information and routes.

Workaround:
There is no workaround, but the issue was never seen with a configuration where CMP hash of affected VLAN is changed back to Default value.


791669-5 : TMM might crash when Bot Defense is configured for multiple domains

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
TMM might crash and generate a core file when using a Bot Defense profile that is configured for multiple domains.

Conditions:
Bot Defense is configured with multiple 'Related Site Domains' and attached to a virtual server.

Impact:
TMM crash with core. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None,


788257-5 : Bigd.mgmtroutecheck setting ignored by in-tmm monitors after bigstart restart

Component: In-tmm monitors

Symptoms:
The bigd.mgmtroutecheck db variable can be enabled to prevent monitor traffic from going through the management interface (for information, see K14549: Overview of the 'bigd.mgmtroutecheck' database key :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K14549); however, if in-tmm monitors are configured, the setting will be ignored after a bigstart restart.

Conditions:
-- bigd.mgmtroutecheck is enabled
-- bigd.tmm is enabled (i.e., in-tmm monitors are configured).
-- tmm has a route configured to the management interface.
-- A pool member exists that matches a route through the management interface.
-- bigstart restart is performed.

Impact:
In-tmm monitor traffic uses the management interface if there is a route to the pool member via the management interface, even when bigd.mgmtroutecheck indicates it is enabled.

Workaround:
None


780857-4 : HA failover network disruption when cluster management IP is not in the list of unicast addresses

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If the cluster management IP address is not in the list of failover network unicast addresses, the blade management IP addresses in the unicast mesh will not be able to receive failover messages from peer devices.

Conditions:
-- VIPRION chassis or vCMP guest on a VIPRION chassis.
-- Per-blade management IP addresses listed in the failover network unicast mesh.
-- No cluster management IP address listed.

Impact:
The blade management IP addresses in the failover network unicast mesh stop functioning:

[root@VIP2200-R75-S5:/S1-green-P::Standby:In Sync] config # tmctl -w 200 -S sod_tg_conn_stat
entry_key local_failover_addr remote_device_name pkts_received transitions last_msg status
----------------------------- ------------------- ------------------------------ ------------- ----------- ---------- ------
10.200.75.8->10.10.10.1:1026 10.10.10.1:1026 VIP2200-R75-S8.sin.pslab.local 3249 3 1555399271 1
10.200.75.8->10.200.75.3:1026 10.200.75.3:1026 VIP2200-R75-S8.sin.pslab.local 0 1 0 0 <--
10.200.75.8->10.200.75.4:1026 10.200.75.4:1026 VIP2200-R75-S8.sin.pslab.local 0 1 0 0 <--

Workaround:
You can add an explicit management IP firewall rule to allow this traffic:

tmsh modify security firewall management-ip-rules rules add { accept_udp_1026 { place-before first ip-protocol udp destination { ports add { 1026 } } action accept } }

This will add a firewall policy so port 1026 is no longer locked down, and the blade management IP addresses in the unicast mesh should begin to function properly.


780745-5 : TMSH allows creation of duplicate community strings for SNMP v1/v2 access

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMSH allows you to create multiple access records with the same IP protocol, same Source IP network, and same community string.

Conditions:
Duplicate access records are created in TMSH.

Impact:
Unintended permissions can be provided when an undesired access record with the correct community string is matched to a request instead of the desired access record.

Workaround:
Use the Configuration Utility to manage SNMP v1/2c access records. (The GUI properly flags the error with the message:
The specified SNMP community already exists in the database.

If you use tmsh, ensure that community strings remain unique within each Source IP Network for each IP protocol.


780437-8 : Upon rebooting a VIPRION chassis provisioned as a vCMP host, some vCMP guests can return online with no configuration.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
It is possible, although unlikely, for a vCMP host to scan the /shared/vmdisks directory for virtual disk files while the directory is unmounted.

As such, virtual disk files that existed before the reboot will not be detected, and the vCMP host will proceed to create them again.

The virtual disks get created again, delaying the guests from booting. Once the guests finally boot, they have no configuration.

Additionally, the new virtual disk files are created on the wrong disk device, as /shared/vmdisks is still unmounted.

Symptoms for this issue include:

-- Running the 'mount' command on affected host blades and noticing that /shared/vmdisks is not mounted.

-- Running the 'tmsh show vcmp guest' command on affected host blades (early on after the reboot) and noticing some guests have status &##39;installing-vdisk'.

-- Running the 'lsof' command on affected and unaffected host blades shows different device numbers for the filesystem hosting the virtual disks, as shown in the following example (note 253,16 and 253,1):

qemu-kvm 19386 qemu 15u REG 253,16 161061273600 8622659 /shared/vmdisks/s1g2.img

qemu-kvm 38655 qemu 15u REG 253,1 161061273600 2678798 /shared/vmdisks/s2g1.img

-- The /var/log/ltm file includes entries similar to the following example, indicating new virtual disks are being created for one of more vCMP guests:

info vcmpd[x]: 01510007:6: VDisk (s2g1.img/2): Adding.
info vcmpd[x]: 01510007:6: VDisk (s2g1.img/2): Syncing with MCP - [filename:s2g1.img slot:2 installed_os:0 state:0]
notice vcmpd[x]: 01510006:5: Guest (s2g1): Creating VDisk (/shared/vmdisks/s2g1.img)
info vcmpd[x]: 01510007:6: VDisk (s2g1.img/2): Syncing with MCP - [filename:s2g1.img slot:2 installed_os:0 state:1]
info vcmpd[x]: 01510007:6: Guest (s2g1): VS_ACQUIRING_VDISK->VS_WAITING_INSTALL
info vcmpd[x]: 01510007:6: Guest (s2g1): VS_WAITING_INSTALL->VS_INSTALLING_VDISK
notice vcmpd[x]: 01510006:5: Guest (s2g1): Installing image (/shared/images/BIGIP-12.1.2.0.0.249.iso) to VDisk (/shared/vmdisks/s2g1.img).
info vcmpd[x]: 01510007:6: VDisk (s2g1.img/2): Syncing with MCP - [filename:s2g1.img slot:2 installed_os:0 state:2]

Conditions:
-- VIPRION chassis provisioned in vCMP mode with more than one blade in it.

-- Large configuration with many guests.

-- The VIPRION chassis is rebooted.

-- A different issue, of type 'Configuration from primary failed validation' occurs during startup on one or more Secondary blades. By design, MCPD restarts once on affected Secondary blades, which is the trigger for this issue. An example of such a trigger issue is Bug ID 563905: Upon rebooting a multi-blade VIPRION or vCMP guest, MCPD can restart once on Secondary blades.

Impact:
-- Loss of entire configuration on previously working vCMP guests.

-- The /shared/vmdisks directory, in its unmounted state, may not have sufficient disk space to accommodate all the virtual disks for the vCMP guests designated to run on that blade. As such, some guests may fail to start.

-- If you continue using the affected guests by re-deploying configuration to them, further configuration loss may occur after a new chassis reboot during which this issue does not happen. This occurs because the guests would then be using the original virtual disk files; however, their configuration may have changed since then, and so some recently created objects may be missing.

Workaround:
There is no workaround to prevent this issue. However, you can minimize the risk of hitting this issue by ensuring you are running a software version (on the host system) where all known 'Configuration from primary failed validation' issues have been resolved.

If you believe you are currently affected by this issue, please contact F5 Networks Technical Support for assistance in recovering the original virtual disk files.


779185-1 : Forward zone deleted when wideip updated

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When a forward zone is configured in zonerunner, and a wideip is configured in the same zone, BIG-IP may delete the bind zone whenever the wide ip's pool members are modified.

Subsequent modifications of the same zone will then result in a new primary zone being created in bind.

Conditions:
- A forward zone is configured in bind (zonerunner)
- The pool members associated with a wideip are modified

Impact:
Queries that do not match wideips are passed to bind for processing, and are no longer forwarded to the nameserver configured in the forward zone.

Workaround:
- Recreate the zonerunner forward zone after modifying the wideip


778501-5 : LB_FAILED does not fire on failure of HTTP/2 server connection establishment

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When the server connection fails to be established due to server being down or actively rejecting the connection, LB_FAILED should fire and allow a new destination to be selected via iRule.

Conditions:
- iRule with LB_FAILED event
- server connection establishment fails

Impact:
Selection of a new destination via LB_FAILED is not possible, thus the client connection will be aborted.

Workaround:
No workaround available.


777389-7 : In rare occurrences related to PostgreSQL monitor, the mcpd process restarts

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Possible indications include the following:

-- Errors such as the following may appear in ltm/log:

   - notice postgres[10872]: [466-1] WARNING: pgstat wait timeout.
   - notice sod[27693]: 01140041:5: Killing /usr/bin/mcpd pid 7144.
   - BD_CONF|ERR| ...failed to connect to mcpd after 5 retries, giving up...
   - BD_CONF|ERR| ...can't read message from mcp conn, status:16908291.
   - BD_MISC|CRIT| ...Received SIGABRT - terminating.

-- Errors such as the following may appear in the dwbld/log:

   - Couldn't send BLOB notification - MCP err 16908291.
   - Got a terminate/abort signal - terminating ...
   - Terminating mcp_bridge thread.

-- Processes may restart unexpectedly, including mcpd, bd, and postgresql.

Conditions:
-- The 'mcpd' process attempts to read monitoring data from the PostgreSQL server, but no data is available.

-- A contributing factor might be that the AFM module is licensed but not configured.

Impact:
Failing to receive a monitoring response from the SQL server, MCPD goes into an infinite loop and skips the heartbeat report, resulting in its restart. While MCPD is restarting, the system is offline and does not process traffic. After restart, system operation returns to normal.

Workaround:
The chance of occurrence can be minimized by making sure that control-plane processes have sufficient memory to run efficiently.


776117-1 : BIG-IP Virtual Edition virtio driver incompatible with Q35 machine type

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP Virtual Edition's virtio driver is incompatible with the Q35 machine type.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition with the virtio driver.
-- Setting the machine type to Q35 on the hypervisor.

Impact:
The BIG-IP will not use the virtio driver, using the sock (or unic, in versions prior to 14.1.0) driver instead.


775797-5 : Previously deleted user account might get authenticated

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A user account which may have originally been manually configured as a local user (auth user) but may have since been removed, might still get authenticated and be able to modify the BIG-IP configuration.

Conditions:
-- User account configured as local user.
-- The user account is deleted later.

(Note: The exact steps to produce this issue are not yet known).

Impact:
The deleted user that no longer exists in the local user list and which is also not explicitly authorized by remote role groups, can get authenticated. The deleted user is also able to modify the BIG-IP configuration via iControl.

Workaround:
None.


766593-7 : RESOLV::lookup with bytes array input does not work when length is exactly 4, 16, or 20

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
RESOLV::lookup returns empty string.

Conditions:
Input bytes array is at length of 4, 16, or 20.

For example:
[RESOLV::lookup @dnsserveraddress -a [binary format a* $host1.d1test.com]]

Impact:
RESOLV::lookup returns empty string.

Workaround:
Use lindex 0 to get the first element of the array.

For example:
[RESOLV::lookup @dnsserveraddress -a [lindex [binary format a* $host1.d1test.com] 0]]


760400-1 : High number of vcmp guests on clusters and discovery appliances may result in retries for guest deployment

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
- Guests coming up with retries and
- Messages like below in the LTM log

Guest (XXX): Killing VM process.

Conditions:
- Clusters or discovery appliances host
- High number of vcmp guests being deployed

Impact:
VCMP guests may become unable to pass traffic.


760355-4 : Firewall rule to block ICMP/DHCP from 'required' to 'default'

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
If firewall is configured on the management port with an ICMP rule, after upgrading to v14.1.x or later, the ICMP rule does not work.

Conditions:
-- Firewall is configured on the management port.
-- Firewall is configured with an ICMP rule to block.

Impact:
ICMP packets cannot be blocked with a firewall rule to drop on management port. ICMP packets are allowed from the management port.

Workaround:
Run the following commands after upgrading to v14.1.x or later from earlier versions.

# /sbin/iptables -N id760355
# /sbin/iptables -I INPUT 1 -j id760355
# /sbin/iptables -A id760355 -i mgmt -p icmp --icmp-type 8 -s 172.28.4.32 -j DROP


760354-7 : Continual mcpd process restarts after removing big logs when /var/log is full

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP device suddenly stops passing traffic. You might see errors similar to the following:

err mcpd[15230]: 01070596:3: An unexpected failure has occurred, TAP creation failed (tmm): Permission denied - net/validation/routing.cpp, line 168, exiting...

Conditions:
This might occur when when /var/log is full and then you remove big logs.

Impact:
The mcpd process restarts continuously. This occurs because tmm blocks mcpd from restarting after /var/log fills up.

Workaround:
Empty the contents of big size log files under /var/log and reboot the BIG-IP system.


758491-5 : When using NetHSM integration, after upgrade to 14.1.0 or later (or creating keys using fipskey.nethsm), BIG-IP cannot use the keys

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
For Thales:
The ltm/log shows SSL handshake failures with similar lines (this is for Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange):

-- warning bigip1 tmm1[28813] 01260013 SSL Handshake failed for TCP 192.0.2.1:5106 -> 192.0.2.200:5607
-- warning bigip1 tmm1[28813] 01260009 Connection error: ssl_hs_vfy_sign_srvkeyxchg:13583: sign_srvkeyxchg (80)
-- debug bigip1 tmm1[28813] 01260036 FIPS acceleration device error: fips_poll_completed_reqs: req: 4 status: 0x1 : Cancel
-- err bigip1 pkcs11d[26259] 01680002 Key table lookup failed. error.

After enabling pkcs11d debug, the pkcs11d.debug log shows:

-- 2019-10-03 11:21:50 [6399] t00075a9a462b0000: pkcs11: 000008D9 D obj_match_attribute class CKO_PRIVATE_KEY attribute CKA_CLASS
-- 2019-10-03 11:21:50 [6399] t00075a9a462b0000: pkcs11: 000008D9 D obj_match_attribute type CKA_CLASS matches
-- 2019-10-03 11:21:50 [6399] t00075a9a462b0000: pkcs11: 000008D9 D obj_match_attribute class CKO_PRIVATE_KEY attribute CKA_ID
-- 2019-10-03 11:21:50 [6399] t00075a9a462b0000: pkcs11: 000008D9 D obj_match_attribute type CKA_ID does not match <===


For Safenet:
-- warning tmm1[17495]: 01260009:4: Connection error: ssl_hs_vfy_sign_srvkeyxchg:13544: sign_srvkeyxchg (80)
-- warning tmm1[17495]: 01260013:4: SSL Handshake failed for TCP 10.1.1.11:6009 -> 10.1.1.201:443
-- err pkcs11d[5856]: 01680002:3: Key table lookup failed. error.

Conditions:
1. Keys were created on earlier versions of BIG-IP software, no matter if using tmsh (Safenet) or using fipskey.nethsm (Thales, Safenet) and the device was upgraded to 14.1.0 or later.

2. Keys were created on BIG-IP v14.1.0 or later directly, using fipskey.nethsm (Thales). For Safenet, fipskey.nethsm was deprecated in 14.0.0.

Impact:
SSL handshake failures.

Workaround:
There are two workarounds:
-- Re-create the keys using tmsh command.

IMPORTANT: This workaround is suitable for deployments that are new and not in production.


-- Re-import the keys from nethsm using:
tmsh install sys crypto key <key_label> from-nethsm


You can find the key_label here:
-- The rightmost string in the output of the Thales command:
nfkminfo -l

-- The string after label= in the 'cmu list' command for Safenet.


757787-5 : Unable to edit LTM/AFM Policies that belong to an Application Service (iApp) using the WebUI.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When creating a new rule or modifying an existing rule in a LTM/AFM Policy policy using the WebUI, the operation fails and an error similar to the following example is returned:

Transaction failed:010715bd:3: The parent folder is owned by application service (/Common/MyPolicy.app/MyPolicy), the object ownership cannot be changed to ().

Conditions:
-- The LTM/AFM Policy belongs to an Application Service (iApp).
-- The modification is attempted via the WebUI.

Impact:
Unable to make changes to existing LTM/AFM Policies.

Workaround:
Use the tmsh utility to make the necessary modifications to the LTM/AFM Policy. For example, the following command modifies an existing rule:

tmsh modify ltm policy myapp.app/Drafts/myapp_l7policy rules modify { 0 { conditions modify { 0 { http-method equals values { GET POST } } } } }


757486-2 : Errors in IE11 console appearing with Bot Defense profile

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When Bot Defense profile is used and has Browser Verification enabled to either Verify Before Access, or Verify After Access, Microsoft Internet Explorer v11 (IE11) Browsers may display the following errors in the browser console:

HTML1512: Unmatched end tag.
a.html (26,1)
HTML1514: Extra "<body>" tag found. Only one "<body>" tag should exist per document.
a.html (28,1)

Conditions:
-- Bot Defense profile is enabled with Browser Verification.
-- End user clients are using the IE11 browser.

Impact:
Cosmetic error messages appear in an end user's browser console.

Workaround:
In order to work around this issue, inject the scripts to the '<body>' tag instead of the '<head>' tag. This can be done using this tmsh command:

tmsh mod sys db dosl7.parse_html_inject_tags value after,body,before,/body`


756830-6 : BIG-IP may fail source translation for connections when connection mirroring is enabled on a virtual server that also has source port set to 'preserve strict'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system may fail source translation for connections matching a virtual server that has connection mirroring enabled and source port selection set to 'preserve strict'.

Conditions:
Connections match a virtual server that has following settings:

- Connection mirroring is enabled.
- Source Port set to 'Preserve Strict'.

In addition, CMP hash selection (DAG mode) on the corresponding VLANs is set to 'Default DAG'.

Impact:
Source translation may fail on BIG-IP system, leading to client connection failures.

Workaround:
You can try either of the following:

-- Do not use the Source Port setting of 'Preserve Strict'.

-- Disable connection mirroring on the virtual server.


755976-9 : ZebOS might miss kernel routes after mcpd deamon restart

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After an mcpd daemon restart, sometimes (in ~30% of cases) ZebOS is missing some of kernel routes (virtual addresses).

One of the most common scenario is a device reboot.

Conditions:
-- Dynamic routing is configured.
-- Virtual address is created and Route Advertisement is configured:
imish -e 'sh ip route kernel'
-- mcpd daemon is restarted or device is rebooted.

Impact:
The kernel route (virtual address) is not added to the ZebOS routing table and cannot be advertised.

Workaround:
There are several workarounds; here are two:

-- Restart the tmrouted daemon:
bigstart restart tmrouted

-- Recreate the affected virtual address.


755061-1 : iRule audit logs may be written to separate files

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Only the first line of an iRule audit log is written into /var/log/audit. The rest of the iRule is logged to /var/log/messages.

Conditions:
This is encountered when iRule audit logging is enabled and iRule events are triggered.

Impact:
Snippets of iRules appear in unexpected locations.

Workaround:
Although there is no workaround, if you have sensitive information in your iRules and want to prevent it from appearing in audit logs, you can disable audit logging.


753712-4 : Incorrect warning: Traffic Matching Criteria's inline source address has been set to any4 from any6 to match inline destination address' address family.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An incorrect warning message is given when the inline source/dest address is changed:

-- warning mcpd[6927]: 01071859:4: Warning generated : Traffic Matching Criteria's inline source address has been set to any4 from any6 to match inline destination address' address family.

Conditions:
This occurs after you create a traffic-matching-criteria (port-list, address-list) with different source and destination addresses.

Impact:
An incorrect and confusing warning message is given. This warning does not affect traffic processing. It is inadvertently triggered when reading the configuration of the traffic matching profile. Virtual servers should continue to work, and the config should load as expected, despite the warning.

Workaround:
None


752077-4 : Kerberos replay cache leaks file descriptors

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APMD reports 'too many open files' error when reading HTTP requests:

-- err apmd[15293]: 01490000:3: HTTPParser.cpp func: "readFromSocket()" line: 113 Msg: epoll_create() failed [Too many open files].
-- err apmd[15293]: 01490000:3: ApmD.cpp func: "process_apd_request()" line: 1801 Msg: Error 3 reading/parsing response from socket 1498. strerror: Too many open files, queue size 0, time since accept

There are file descriptor dumps in /var/log/apm showing many deleted files with name krb5_RCXXXXXX:

-- err apmd[15293]: 01490264:3: 1492 (/shared/tmp/krb5_RCx8EN5y (deleted)) : cloexec, Fflags[0x8002], read-write
-- err apmd[15293]: 01490264:3: 1493 (/shared/tmp/krb5_RCnHclFz (deleted)) : cloexec, Fflags[0x8002], read-write
-- err apmd[15293]: 01490264:3: 1494 (/shared/tmp/krb5_RCKGW8ia (deleted)) : cloexec, Fflags[0x8002], read-write

Conditions:
This failure may happen if the access policy uses Kerberos authentication, Active Directory authentication, or Active Directory query. The conditions under which the Kerberos replay cache leaks is unknown.

Impact:
APM end users experience intermittent log on issues.

Workaround:
None.


751451-4 : When upgrading to v14.0.0 or later, the 'no-tlsv1.3' option is missing from HTTPS monitors automatically created server SSL profiles

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If there are HTTPS monitor objects that were created using BIG-IP software v12.x, when the BIG-IP is upgraded directly to v14.0.0 or later, the operation automatically creates server SSL profiles for the HTTPS monitors as needed. Those server SSL profile objects do not have 'no-tlsv1.3' included in their 'options' configuration.

Conditions:
-- Having HTTPS monitors configured in v12.x before upgrading.
-- Directly upgrading from v12.x to v14.0.0 or later

Impact:
TLSv1.3 gets enabled on the server SSL profiles.

Workaround:
-- To avoid this issue, upgrade from v12.x to v13.x, and then upgrade to v14.0.0 or later


-- To mitigate this issue, modify the affected profile to disable TLSv1.3.


749757-4 : -s option in qkview help does not indicate maximum size

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When running qkview with the -h option to obtain help, the -s (size) option is incorrectly rendered.

It should read:

[ -s <max file size> range:0-104857600 Bytes ]

Conditions:
-- Running qkview -h.
-- Viewing the -s (size) option help.

Impact:
The measurement size, bytes, is missing, which might result in confusion.

Workaround:
Use the -s option as normal, but be advised that the number should be in bytes, and that the maximum number is 104857600.


749332-1 : Client-SSL Object's description can be updated using CLI and with REST PATCH operation

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
REST PUT fails to update the object description when proxy-ca-cert and proxy-ca-key are not configured, and triggers an error:
SSL forward proxy RSA CA key is missing.

Conditions:
Issue is seen only with REST PUT operation, and when proxy-ca-cert and proxy-ca-key are not configured.

Impact:
REST PUT operation cannot be used to update/modify the description.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following:

-- You can use TMSH to update/modify the description, even if proxy-ca-cert and proxy-ca-key are not configured.

-- You can also use PATCH operation and send only the required field which need modification.


743950-6 : TMM crashes due to memory leak found during SSL OCSP with C3D feature enabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM raises a segmentation violation and restarts.

Conditions:
-- Set up client-side and server-side SSL with:
  + Client Certificate Constrained Delegation (C3D) enabled.
  + OCSP enabled.

-- Supply SSL traffic.

Impact:
Memory leaks when traffic is supplied. When traffic intensifies, more memory leaks occur, and eventually, tmm raises a segmentation fault, crashes, and restarts itself. All SSL connections get terminated. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Disable C3D.


742753-8 : Accessing the BIG-IP system's WebUI via special proxy solutions may fail

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If the BIG-IP system's WebUI is accessed via certain special proxy solutions, logging on to the system may fail.

Conditions:
This issue is known to happen with special proxy solutions that do one of the following things:

- Remove the Referer header.

- Modify the HTTP request in such a way that the Referer and Host headers no longer tally with one another.

Impact:
Users cannot log on to the BIG-IP system's WebUI.

Workaround:
As a workaround, you can do any of the following things:

- Access the BIG-IP system's WebUI directly (i.e., bypassing the problematic proxy solution).

- Modify the proxy solution so that it does not remove the Referer header (this is only viable if the proxy does not alter the Host header).

- Modify the proxy solution so that it inserts compatible Referer and Host headers.


737739-4 : Bash shell still accessible for admin even if disabled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
With the administrator role, you have an option in TMUI to disable or restrict terminal access. If you disable or restrict access, the corresponding REST endpoint is neither disabled nor restricted.

Conditions:
Use TMUI as the admin, or as a user with the administrator role, and either of the following:
-- Disable terminal access.
-- Restrict access to TMSH.

Impact:
Users with the Administrator role can obtain shell access via REST.

With terminal access disabled:
-- If you attempt to login using SSH, you will not be to do so.
-- If you make a POST request to the /mgmt/tm/util/bash endpoint with a body that includes a command to run, that command will be run.

With access to TMSH restricted:
-- A POST request to the /mgmt/tm/util/bash endpoint that includes a body with a command to run will be run.

Workaround:
None.


737692-5 : Handle x520 PF DOWN/UP sequence automatically by VE

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP VE is running on a host, there is the host interface's Physical Function (PF, the actual interface on the host device), and Virtual Function (VF, a virtual PCI device that is passed to the BIG-IP-VE). If an x520 device's PF is set down and then up, tmm does not recover traffic on that interface.

Conditions:
-- VE is using a VF from a PF.
-- The PF is set down and then up.

Impact:
VE does not process any traffic on that VF.

Workaround:
Reboot VE.


724653-5 : In a device group, a non-empty partition can be deleted by a peer device during a config sync

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In a device cluster, a BIG-IP administrator can add a non-synced object to a partition on one device, then delete that partition on a peer device, syncing the delete (this is assuming the partition is empty on the peer).

Conditions:
-- Two or more devices in a device service cluster.
-- Using partitions that contain only non-synced objects.
-- Deleting the partition on a peer and syncing the changes to the other devices.

Impact:
The partition is deleted on the peer device, even though it still contains non-synced objects.


720610-4 : 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.


718291-4 : iHealth upload error does not clear

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If an error occurs that sets the iHealth error string, then this string is never cleared.

Conditions:
Setting an invalid hostname for db variable proxy.host.

Impact:
The system reports the following error string: curl: (56) Recv failure: Connection reset by peer. This error message is never cleared, despite running a successful upload. The bogus error message could result in unnecessary confusion after a successful upload.

Workaround:
To clear the error message, run the following command:
/usr/bin/guishell -c "update diags_ihealth_request set error_str='';"


717806-8 : In the case of 'n' bigd instances, uneven CPU load distribution is seen when a high number of monitors are configured

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Load average peaks are observed when a high number of monitors (>= 200) are configured across 'n' bigd instances.

Conditions:
When a high number of monitors are configured across 'n' bigd instances. CPU load peaks appear and disappear periodically.

Impact:
No performance impact

Workaround:
None


717174-5 : WebUI shows error: Error getting auth token from login provider

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Occasionally, the BIG-IP Admin Utility TMUI fails to function correctly and produces the following error:
Error getting auth token from login provider.

This occurs when the BIG-IP REST Daemon restjavad fails to start up properly.

Conditions:
This error most often occurs on the first or second boot after upgrade, and more often on Virtual Edition BIG-IP platforms running on oversubscribed or slow hypervisors.

Impact:
TMUI and any other BIG-IP system components that rely on REST Workers such as: OpenID Connect key rotation discovery, portions of the TMOS Web Configuration Utility, and Guided Configuration (AGC and WGC) fail to function properly.

Workaround:
Restarting the BIG-IP REST daemons restjavad and restnoded will usually correct the problem. To do so, connect to the SSH console and issue the following two commands:

bigstart restart restjavad
bigstart restart restnoded


713183-7 : Malformed JSON files may be present on vCMP host

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Malformed JSON files may be present on vCMP host.

Conditions:
All needed conditions are not yet defined.

- vCMP is provisioned.
- Guests are deployed.
- Software versions later than 11.6.0 for both guest/host may be affected.

Impact:
Some vCMP guests may not show up in the output of the command:
 tmsh show vcmp health

In addition, there might be files present named using the following structure:
 /var/run/vcmpd/<guestname>/json/sys-(ha-status|provision|software).json.bad.

There is no functional impact to the guests or to the host, other than these lost tables, which are provided as a convenience to the vCMP host administrator.

Workaround:
None.


712241-8 : A vCMP guest may not provide guest health stats to the vCMP host

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A vCMP guest usually provides the vCMP host with some guest health statistics as a convenience to the vCMP host administrator. These stats are:
-- mgmt/tm/sys/ha-status
-- mgmt/tm/sys/software/status
-- mgmt/tm/sys/software/provision

These tables are created by the host when host vcmpd queries the guest over the vmchannel using REST.

These RESTful queries may sometimes fail, causing the queried vCMP guest to be omitted in the display of the output of the following command: $ tmsh show vcmp guest

Conditions:
-- vCMP provisioned.
-- Guests are deployed.
-- Host vcmpd queries the guest over the vmchannel using REST.

Impact:
There is no functional impact to the guests or to the host, other than these lost tables.

-- Some vCMP guests may not show up in the output of the following command: tmsh show vcmp health
-- Some guests may appear with the wrong status in the GUI. Such as being grey when it should be green.
-- Files containing guest information, kept in:
/var/run/vcmpd/<guestname>/json/(sys-ha-status.json|sys-provision.json|sys-software.json) may be missing from that directory.
-- There might be files present there named using the following structure:
 /var/run/vcmpd/<guestname>/json/sys-(ha-status|provision|software).json.bad.

Workaround:
There is no workaround at this time.


708680-4 : TMUI is unable to change the Alias Address of DNS/GTM Monitors

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMUI (the GUI) is unable to change the Alias Address of DNS/GTM Monitors.

Conditions:
-- Using the GUI.
-- DNS/GTM monitors with alias address.
-- Attempting to change the Alias Address.

Impact:
Cannot change the Alias Address.

Workaround:
Use tmsh.


706782-6 : Inefficient APM processing in large configurations.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
In configurations with large numbers of virtual servers or other entities, the apmd, oauth, and localdbmgr processes may consume large amounts of system resources.

Conditions:
-- Large configuration.
-- APM provisioned.
-- Multiple traffic groups exacerbate the effect.

Impact:
Heavy use of odd-numbered CPU cores may slow all control-plane operations, including user-interface response.

Workaround:
None known.


705869-1 : TMM crashes as a result of repeated loads of the GEOIP database

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMM crashes.

Conditions:
Repeatedly loading the GeoIP database in rapid succession.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Don't do repeated load of GeoIP Database.


703226-3 : Failure when using transactions to create and publish policies

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Use batch mode transactions to create Virtual Servers with Policies containing rules.

Conditions:
Create and publish in the same transaction a Policy containing rules.

Impact:
Operation fails.

This occurs because the system is trying to look up a policy that does not exist because the 'create' operation is not yet complete. This might happen when the create and publish operations occur simultaneously, which might happen in response to scripts from iApps, batch mode creation of policies, UCS load, upgrade operation--all try to create domain trust, and all might include the policy create in the same operation.

Workaround:
Separate the create Policy and publish Policy operations into two transactions when the Policy contains rules.


696363-7 : Unable to create SNMP trap in the GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Trying to create a SNMP trap may fail in the GUI with the following error message: An error has occurred while trying to process your request.

Conditions:
-- Trap destinations are configured using the GUI: When trap destinations are configured in the GUI, the trap name is generated using the destination IP address.
-- Traps of the same destination address were previously created and deleted.

Impact:
GUI parameter checking does not work as expected. BIG-IP Administrator is unable to create a SNMP trap session.

Workaround:
To work around this issue when using the GUI, remove all traps that have the same destination address as the new one that failed. Then re-add your destination.

Tip: You can use tmsh to create/delete/modify SNMP traps, which enables viewing of the generated names, making it easier to understand what error has occurred.


690928-6 : System posts error message: 01010054:3: tmrouted connection closed

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Beginning in BIG-IP 12.0.0, the tmrouted process pushes dynamic routes directly to the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM). This message indicates the system is shutting down and is expected behavior during the reboot or shutdown process. The appearance of this message on a stable running system may indicate an issue with tmrouted functionality.

System posts the following message in /var/log/ltm: 01010054:3: tmrouted connection closed

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

-- You have configured the BIG-IP system to use dynamic routing.
-- The BIG-IP system is in the process of shutting down or rebooting.

Impact:
This message is benign, unless you view the message on a stable running system. In this case, the message may indicate an issue with the tmrouted process.

Workaround:
None.


689147-6 : Confusing log messages on certain user/role/partition misconfiguration when using remote role groups

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When using remote role groups to set user/role/partition information, user login fails, but logs in /var/log/secure indicate that authentication was successful.

Errors similar to the following appear in /var/log/ltm:

-- User restriction error: The administrator, resource administrator, auditor and web application security administrator roles may not be restricted to a single partition.
-- Input error: invalid remote user credentials, partition does not exist, broken-partition

Errors similar to the following appear in /var/log/secure:

tac_authen_pap_read: invalid reply content, incorrect key?

Conditions:
Using remote role groups to set user/role/partition information for remote users, and either of the following:
-- A remote user is configured with the role of administrator, resource administrator, auditor, or web application security administrator, with access to a particular partition, rather than all. (These roles require access to all partitions.)
-- A remote user is configured with partition access set to a partition that does not exist on the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
The messages in /var/log/secure may be confusing and make it more difficult to diagnose the login failure.

Workaround:
Check /var/log/ltm for more specific error messages.


683534-2 : 'tmsh show sys connection' command prompt displaying 4 billion connections is misleading

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The 'tmsh show sys connection' may present a prompt asking you to confirm you want to display ~4 billion (4,294,967,295) connections:

# show sys connection max-result-limit infinite

Really display 4294967295 connections? (y/n)

Conditions:
-- The 'tmsh show sys connection' command is executed with max-result-limit option set to infinite.

Impact:
The value shown in the prompt (4294967295) is misleading, and does not reflect the actual number of connections being handled by the system. The 4294967295 number represents the maximum value the field can hold, not the number of actual connections.

Workaround:
None


674026-6 : iSeries AOM web UI update fails to complete.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upon upgrading a BIG-IP version, AOM web UI updates can sometimes fail.

Conditions:
This occurs when upgrading a BIG-IP system's software version on iSeries platforms.

Impact:
After booting to a new version, the AOM web UI update fails with an error message in /var/log/ltm similar to the following:

err bmcuiupdate[20824]: Failed updated AOM web UI with return code 2

Workaround:
At the bash prompt run:

/etc/lcdui/bmcuiupdate

This triggers another upgrade attempt, and the result is logged in /var/log/ltm. This should not be service-affecting.


673952-6 : 1NIC VE in HA device-group shows 'Changes Pending' after reboot

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When Virtual Edition (VE) is configured for 1NIC, you will see the following logs on reboot indicating that configuration has been loaded from file:

 notice tmsh[12232]: 01420002:5: AUDIT - pid=12232 user=root folder=/Common module=(tmos)# status=[Command OK] cmd_data=load sys config partitions all base
 notice tmsh[12392]: 01420002:5: AUDIT - pid=12392 user=root folder=/Common module=(tmos)# status=[Command OK] cmd_data=load sys config partitions all

Conditions:
- VE configured in 1NIC mode.
- Unit booted either through reboot or power on.

Impact:
This is unlikely to have any impact if the VE is in standalone mode but could result in an unexpected config if the configuration files differ.

If the VE is part of a device-group, then this will result in a commit id update and the units will show 'Changes pending'.

Workaround:
None.


673573-8 : tmsh logs boost assertion when running child process and reaches idle-timeout

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An idle-timeout occurs while running a sub-process in interactive mode, resulting in a log message. tmsh logs a benign but ominous-looking critical error to the console and to /var/log/ltm if a tmsh command reaches idle timeout and a spawned sub-process is still running.

The errors in /var/log/ltm begin with the following text:
    'boost assertion failed'

Conditions:
-- tmsh command reaches idle timeout.
-- Spawned sub-process is still running.

Impact:
Although the wording indicates a failure, the message is benign and you can safely ignore it.

Workaround:
None.


672963-1 : MSSQL monitor fails against databases using non-native charset

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
MSSQL monitor is fails against databases using non-native charset.

Conditions:
MSSQL monitor configured to monitor a database that is using non-native charset (ISO-8859-1).

Impact:
MSSQL monitoring always marks node / member down.

Workaround:
On BIG-IP v13.x and v14.0.x, you can work around this issue using the following steps:

1. Log in to the BIG-IP console into a bash prompt.

2. Run the following command:
mount -o remount,rw /usr; ln -s /usr/java-64/openjdk/lib/charsets.jar /usr/java/openjdk/lib/charsets.jar; mount -o remount,ro /usr

3. Restart bigd:
bigstart restart bigd


663754-1 : Modifying the default management port can break internal functionality

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Modifying the default management port for httpd 443 (ssl-port) to anything else via tmsh, will break the below functionality :
1. Gossip Framework : REST high availability (HA) sync framework will not work.
2. Licensing via BIG-IQ
3. selfLinks will be wrong

Conditions:
Changing the default management port of BIG-IP for httpd from 443 to anything else.

Impact:
BIG-IP will be unable to provide below functionality :
1. Gossip Framework : REST high availability (HA) sync framework will not work.
2. Licensing via BIG-IQ
3. selfLinks will be wrong
4. iAppLx, SSL Orchestrator, Access Guided Configuration, AS3 will be affected as these modules depends on Gossip

Workaround:
NA


662301-8 : 'Unlicensed objects' error message appears despite there being no unlicensed config

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
An error message appears in the GUI:
This device is not operational because the loaded configuration contained errors or unlicensed objects. Please adjust the configuration and/or the license, and re-license the device.

Examination of the configuration and license shows that there are no configuration errors or unlicensed configuration objects. The device is operational.

Conditions:
The BIG-IP system is licensed and the configuration loaded.

Impact:
Error message appears in the GUI stating that the device is not operational. However, the device is operational.

Workaround:
On an appliance, restart mcpd by running the following command:

    bigstart restart mcpd

On a VIPRION or vCMP guest running on a VIPRION, restart MCPD on all blades by running the following command:

    clsh bigstart restart mcpd

Note: This causes a system to go offline while services restart. Traffic disrupted while services restart.


659579-6 : Timestamps in icrd, restjavad, and restnoded logs are not synchronized with the system time

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Logs on icrd, restnoded, and restjavad are in the UTC time zone and are not aligned to the system time, which makes it difficult to determine the time during troubleshooting operations.

Conditions:
Checking the icrd, restnoded, and restjavad logs timestamps.

Impact:
Difficult to troubleshoot as the logs are not aligned with system time.

Workaround:
None


658943-5 : Errors when platform-migrate loading UCS using trunks on vCMP guest

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
During platform migration from a physical BIG-IP system to a BIG-IP vCMP guest, the load fails with one of these messages:

01070687:3: Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is not supported on this platform. Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

01070338:3: Cannot create trunk [name of trunk], maximum limit reached Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
-- The source device is a physical BIG-IP device with one or more trunks with or without LACP in its configuration.
-- The destination device is a vCMP guest.

Impact:
The platform migration fails and the configuration does not load.

Workaround:
You can use one of the following workarounds:

-- Remove all trunks from the source configuration prior to generation of the UCS.

-- Before loading the UCS archive onto the target BIG-IP, edit the archive and remove the trunk configuration from ./config/bigip_base.conf, and then repack the UCS.

-- After the UCS load fails, edit the configuration manually on the destination to remove trunk references, and then reload the configuration.


658850-6 : Loading UCS with the platform-migrate parameter could unexpectedly set or unset management DHCP

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When you load a UCS file using the platform-migrate parameter, the mgmt-dhcp value (enabled, disabled, or unset) will overwrite the value on the destination. Depending on the effect, this could change the destination's management IP and default management route.

If the UCS does not have mgmt-dhcp explicitly written out, note that its value is treated as the default for the local system, which varies by the type of system. On Virtual Edition (VE) platforms, the default is to enable DHCP. On all other platforms, the default is to disable DHCP.

Conditions:
This occurs when loading a UCS using the platform-migrate parameter:
tmsh load sys ucs <ucs_file_from_another_system> platform-migrate

Impact:
Changing the mgmt-dhcp value on the destination can result in management changing from statically configured to DHCP or DHCP to statically configured. This can result in loss of management access to the device, requiring in-band or console access.

Workaround:
There are a few ways to avoid this issue:

1. Specify the "keep-current-management-ip" parameter to the "load sys ucs" command, for instance:

tmsh load sys ucs <ucs_file_from_another_system> platform-migrate keep-current-management-ip

Note: The "keep-current-management-ip" parameter is undocumented and will not appear in context help or tab completion.

2. If you want to reset the target device to use a static IP, run the following commands after loading the UCS with the platform-migrate command:

tmsh modify sys global-settings mgmt-dhcp disabled
tmsh create sys management-ip <ip>/<mask>
tmsh delete sys management-route default
tmsh create sys management-route default gateway <ip>


646768-6 : VCMP Guest CM device name not set to hostname when deployed

Solution Article: K71255118

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When you access the vCMP guest instance after you deploy the system, the instance uses the hostname bigip1.

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

-- The BIG-IP system is running v11.6.0 or earlier.
-- You configure a vCMP guest instance that is running BIG-IP v11.6.0 or later.
-- You have configured the vCMP guest instance with a hostname other than bigip1.
-- You deploy the vCMP guest instance.

Impact:
The vCMP guest does not use the configured hostname.

Workaround:
-- In tmsh, run the following commands, in sequence:

 mv cm device bigip1 HOSTNAME
 save sys config

-- Rename the device name in the GUI.


574762-4 : Forwarding flows leak when a routing update changes the egress vlan

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Forwarding flow doesn’t expire and leaks a connflow object.

Conditions:
Conditions to hit this are a route change on forwarded flows.

Impact:
Memory leak.

Workaround:
None


550526-3 : Some time zones prevent configuring trust with a peer device using the GUI.

Solution Article: K84370515

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
AEST, AEDT, ACDT, ACWST, ACWDT, AWST, Asia/Muscat, and AWDT time zones prevent configuring trust with a peer device using the GUI.

Conditions:
-- Setting a BIG-IP system timezone to AEST, AEDT, ACDT, ACWST, ACWDT, AWST, Asia/Muscat, or AWDT.

-- Using the GUI to add a peer device to a trust configuration.

Impact:
Adding a peer device using the GUI fails.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds (you might find the first one easier):

-- Temporarily set the device timezone to a non-affected timezone (e.g.; UTC), establish trust, and set it back:

1. Navigate to System :: Platform.

2. Under 'Time Zone', select 'UTC', and click 'Update'

3. Repeat steps one and two to change all devices that are to be part of the trust domain.

4. Establish device trust by navigating to Device Management :: Device Trust :: Add all peers to be part of the trust domain.

5. Once trust is established, navigate to System :: Platform, and change Time Zone back to preferred time zone.

-- Use tmsh to add a peer device in these timezones: AEST, AEDT, ACDT, ACWST, ACWDT, AWST, Asia/Muscat, or AWDT.


547947-2 : Feeding empty username and password to the Logon Page followed by RadiusAuthAgent shows the session as Logged out

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Session logs out. No error messages or retry logon page.
---------------------------------------------

Your session is finished.

Logged out successfully.

Thank you for using BIG-IP.

To open a new session, please click here.
----------------------------------------------

Conditions:
Your environment has an access policy like the following

                                   Success
Start -> Logon Page -> Radius Auth ----> Advanced resource assign (webtop) -> allow.
                              |
                              | failure
                              -----------------------------------------------> Deny.

If you connect to the virtual server with this access policy and provide an empty username and password, you are logged out of the session and asked to open a new session page.

Impact:
Without providing proper username and password, user is shown the error "Logged out successfully.", which is improper.

Workaround:
No mitigation observed.


528894-5 : Config-Sync after non-Common partition config changes results in extraneous config stanzas in the config files of the non-Common partition

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Configuration stanzas that do not belong in the files of a non-Common partition appear there. These stanzas could include, for example, 'net trunk' or 'sys ha-group' objects.

Conditions:
-- The system includes partitions other than Common.

-- Configuration in a partition other than Common is modified.

-- A Config-Sync operation not involving an overwrite takes place (it is also possible to reproduce this issue on a standalone BIG-IP system by doing a save operation like the following: "tmsh save sys config partitions { Common other }").

Impact:
/config/partitions/<partition_name>/bigip_base.conf will contain extraneous config stanzas (such as the ones mentioned in Symptoms).

/config/bigip_base.conf will no longer contain config stanzas that belong there.

Note that the impact is mostly cosmetic. An affected device will still be able to correctly load its configuration even if some config stanzas appear in the wrong flat config file.

However, Administrators performing audits of the flat config files will be perplexed as to why some stanzas are moving back and forth between partitions.

Workaround:
If you wish to restore your flat config files to their proper state after the issue has already occurred, simply run "tmsh save sys config" on the affected device.

Alternatively, to prevent the issue in the first place, you can Config-Sync using the following command "tmsh run cm config-sync force-full-load-push to-group <device-group>".

Note that neither workaround is permanent and the issue will reoccur.


528314-2 : Generating new default certificate and key pairs for BIG-IP ssl profiles via CLI will not be reflected in GUI or in tmsh

Solution Article: K16816

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Using CLI to generate new default certificate and key pairs for BIG-IP ssl profiles are not reflected in GUI or in tmsh.

Conditions:
Using OpenSSL commands to generate a new default certificate and key pair, as described in SOL13579: Generating new default certificate and key pairs for BIG-IP ssl profiles, available here: https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/13000/500/sol13579.html.

Impact:
After the renewal, tmsh list sys file ssl-cert default.crt command or the general properties in the GUI SSL Cert List shows the old one. This is a cosmetic issue only. The system uses the new default.

Workaround:
Perform a force reload of mcpd by running the following commands: -- touch /service/mcpd/forceload. -- tmsh restart sys service mcpd.


499348-14 : System statistics may fail to update, or report negative deltas due to delayed stats merging

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Under some conditions, the BIG-IP system might fail to report statistics over time. This can manifest as statistics reporting unchanging statistics (e.g., all zeroes (0)), or as sudden spikes in traffic, or as negative deltas in some counters.

The system performance graphs will also appear to have gaps / be missing data at the times that this occurs.

Conditions:
This occurs when there are frequent changes occurring to the underlying statistics data structures. This might occur under the following conditions:

-- The system is spawning/reaping processes on a frequent basis (e.g., when there is a large number of external monitors).

-- iRules are frequently using 'SSL::profile' to select different SSL profiles on a virtual server (this can cause per-virtual server, per-profile statistics to be created and deleted on a regular basis).

Impact:
Statistics fail to merge, which results in incorrect view of system behavior and operation.

Workaround:
This issue has two workarounds:

1. Reduce the frequency of changes in the statistics data structures. The specific action to take depends on what is triggering them. To do so, use any or all of the following:

-- Reduce the frequency of configuration changes.
-- Reduce the use of 'SSL::profile' in iRules.
-- Reduce the number/frequency of processes being spawned by the system.

2. Switch statistics roll-ups to the 'slow_merge' method, which causes the system to spend more CPU merging statistics. To do so, set the 'merged.method' DB key to 'slow_merge' using the following command:
    tmsh modify sys db merged.method value slow_merge.


464708-3 : DNS logging does not support Splunk format log

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNS logging does not support Splunk format logging. It fails to log the events, instead logging err messages:

hostname="XXXXXXXXXXXXX.XX",errdefs_msgno="01230140:3:

Conditions:
DNS logging configured for Splunk format.

Impact:
DNS logging does not log Splunk format to HSL.

Workaround:
Use an iRule to send Splunk-formatted messages to the Splunk server.

For example:

ltm rule dns_logging_to_splunk {

   when DNS_REQUEST {
      set ldns [IP::client_addr]
&nbnbsp;     set vs_name [virtual name]
      set q_name [DNS::question name]
      set q_type [DNS::question type]

      set hsl [HSL::open -proto UDP -pool splunk-servers]
      HSL::send $hsl "<190>,f5-dns-event=DNS_REQUEST,ldns=$ldns,virtual=$vs_name,query_name=$q_name,query_type=$q_type"
   }

   when DNS_RESPONSE {
      set ldns [IP::client_addr]
      set vs_name [virtual name]
      set q_name [DNS::question name]
      set q_type [DNS::question type]
      set answer [DNS::answer]

      set hsl [HSL::open -proto UDP -pool splunk-servers]
      HSL::send $hsl "<190>,f5-dns-event=DNS_RESPONSE,ldns=$ldns,virtual=$vs_name,query_name=$q_name,query_type=$q_type,answer=\"$answer\""
   }
}


382363-8 : min-up-members and using gateway-failsafe-device on the same pool.

Solution Article: K30588577

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The system does not require setting a pool's min-up-members greater than 0 (zero) when also using gateway-failsafe-device on the same pool.

Conditions:
A pool's min-up-members is 0 when gateway-failsafe-device is set.

Impact:
Failure to set min-up-members greater than 0 when using gateway-failsafe-device might cause errors. The tmm might crash.

Workaround:
Set min-up-members greater than 0 when using gateway-failsafe-device.


349706-4 : NetworkAccess assigns 1.1.1.1 address to remote ppp endpoint APM VPN

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Network access sends 1.1.1.1 as X-VPN-serer-IP and Edge client reserves this IP for PPP communication with APM server.

Conditions:
-- VPN is configured on BIG-IP.
-- Edge Client/webtop is used to connect to VPN.

Impact:
If VPN is connected:
1. The user may not access the 1.1.1.1 address from the client machine.
2. if 1.1.1.1 is used as a dns server ip in Network Access configuration, DNS resolution may fail on the client machine.

Workaround:
NA


1057305-1 : "-c" may be logged as the TMM process/thread name on deployments that use DPDK

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
"-c" may be logged as the process/thread name on deployments that use DPDK:

notice -c[17847]: 01010044:5: Gx feature is not licensed
notice -c[17847]: 01010044:5: LTM Transparent feature is licensed
notice -c[17847]: 01010044:5: NAT feature is licensed

Conditions:
- BIG-IP Virtual Edition using XNET with DPDK. This can be AWS, Mellanox, or Cisco eNIC.

Impact:
Confusing logging.

Workaround:
None


1056957-1 : An attack signature can be bypassed under some scenarios

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
An attack signature is not detected

Conditions:
A specific condition.

Impact:
False negative - attack is not detected.

Workaround:
None


1055361-1 : Suspending iRule command in L7CHECK_CLIENT_DATA can lead to a tmm crash

Component: SSL Orchestrator

Symptoms:
Suspending iRule command in L7CHECK_CLIENT_DATA can lead to a tmm crash

Conditions:
Suspending iRule command in L7CHECK_CLIENT_DATA

Example:

ltm rule /Common/rule-a {
when L7CHECK_CLIENT_DATA {
        after 10000
        }
}

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use Suspending iRule command in L7CHECK_CLIENT_DATA


1055097-1 : TCP proxy with ramcache and OneConnect can result in out-of-order events, which stalls the flow.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Because the client resends the request, the connection is not lost, but is stalled for a considerable time.

Conditions:
-- virtual server running affected version has both caching, and OneConnect enabled.
-- The response has 'Cache-Control: no-cache' header

Impact:
The stalled connection causes slow response times for application users.

Workaround:
Remove the configuration for either the OneConnect or Caching profile.


1055077-1 : Modifying the datacenter does not check GTM server configuration for prober-pool.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
If GTM is in a bad configuration state, the reload can fail with an error similar to this:

01071b63:3: The prober fallback value for server /Common/server1 cannot be the same as the inherited prober preference value.
Unexpected Error: Validating configuration process failed.

or

01071b62:3: The prober preference value for server /Common/server2 cannot be the same as the inherited prober fallback value.
Unexpected Error: Validating configuration process failed.

Conditions:
1. GSLB server has a prober-pool and inherits the datacenter selected for prober preference or prober fallback (it does not matter which prober configuration has which value).
2. GSLB datacenter is modified such that the prober configuration inherited by the constituent GSLB server is changed from a non-pool method to prober-pool.

This results in the GSLB server having a prober-pool probe configuration manually configured and another prober-pool probe configuration inherited from the GSLB datacenter.

Impact:
Two prober-pool configurations for a GSLB server is a prohibited state. Once this state is reached, any action that tries to validate the configuration (like a configuration load) will fail. This can cause the BIG-IP to fail to load configuration or cause a UCS restore to fail.

Workaround:
Review the configured and inherited prober configuration state of all GSLB servers whose parent GSLB datacenter has a prober-pool configured for it's prober preference or prober fallback. If any GSLB servers are affected, change their prober configuration so that only a single prober-pool configuration exists; or, you can change the parent GSLB server to no longer use the prober-pool method.


1055053-4 : "tmsh load sys config default" does not clear Zebos config files.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Typing the command: "tmsh load sys config default" does not clear Zebos config files.

Conditions:
- Dynamic routing in use.
- Loading default configuration with "tmsh load sys config default"

Impact:
Zebos configuration files still contain configuration after restoring default config.

Workaround:
Manually delete the Zebos configuration before running "tmsh load sys config default".


1054677-1 : Ng_export fails for users with the 'pager' option enabled in their 'cli preference' configuration.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
For users with pager enabled, some lines are missing in the ng-export.conf file.

Conditions:
For your CLI preference, the 'pager' option is set to enabled.

Impact:
When 'pager' is set to enabled, you will be unable to export Access policies.

Workaround:
Disable the 'pager' option in 'cli preference' config for the affected user.


1054041-4 : Neuron-based platforms may activate SYN Cookies for the wrong virtual server

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Virtual servers that are not expected to be in SYN Cookie mode are indeed SYN Cookie checked by the HW.

A wildcard Virtual Server that listens on any IP address and any port, enters correctly in full-hardware SYN Cookie mode.

At the same time, another virtual server that listens on any IP address and a specific port enters incorrectly in SYN Cookie mode.

The incorrect SYN Cookie activation on the more specific virtual server can be observed by looking at the output of 'tmsh show ltm virtual <virtual_name>', where the SYN Cookie status is 'not-activated', but the 'Total Hardware Accepted' counter keeps increasing:

SYN Cookies
  Status not-activated
  Hardware SYN Cookie Instances 0
  Software SYN Cookie Instances 0
  Current SYN Cache 0
  SYN Cache Overflow 0
  Total Software 0
  Total Software Accepted 0
  Total Software Rejected 0
  Total Hardware 0
  Total Hardware Accepted 1827

Conditions:
- Platforms with Neuron support (BIG-IP iSeries)
- Overlapping virtual servers that only differ in destination port, such that one has a specific port and the other has 'any'
- SYN Cookies are activated on the less-specific virtual server, that listens on port 'any'

Impact:
- SYN Cookies are incorrectly activated also on the more specific virtual server, that listens on a specific port;
- Unreliable SYN Cookie statistics on the more specific virtual server.


1053741-4 : Bigd may exit and restart abnormally without logging a reason

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Certain fatal errors may cause the bigd daemon to exit abnormally and restart to recover.
For many such fatal errors, bigd logs a message in the LTM log (/var/log/ltm) indicating the fatal error that occurred.
For some causes, no message is logged to indicate what error occurred to cause big to exit abnormally and restart

Conditions:
This may occur when bigd encounters a fatal error when monitoring LTM pool members, particularly (although not exclusively) when using In-TMM monitor functionality (sys db bigd.tmm = enable).

Impact:
It may be difficult to diagnose the reason that caused bigd to exit abnormally and restart.

Workaround:
To enable logging of all fatal errors that cause bigd to exit abnormally and restart, enable bigd debug logging:

tmsh modify sys db bigd.debug value enable

With bigd debug logging enabled, bigd messages (including such fatal errors) will be logged to /var/log/bigdlog


1053605-2 : When you use NAT, the iQuery status displays 'BIGIP' instead of 'BIGIP-DNS'.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Use the 'show gtm iquery' command. The 'Server Type' may show as "BIGIP" rather than "BIGIP-DNS", even though DNS is provisioned on that device.


   # tmsh show gtm iquery
   ----------------------------------------
   Gtm::IQuery: 10.0.0.1
   ----------------------------------------
   Server GTM1
   Server Type BIG-IP <--
   ...
   ...
   ...


Note: Other BIG-IP DNS devices in the same sync group will correctly show the status as 'BIGIP-DNS'.

Conditions:
This occurs in the following conditions:

 - The gtm server has both an address and a translation defined.
 - The BIG-IP running the command is the same device being viewed (that is, it is showing its own status).
 

For example:

   gtm server GTM1 {
      devices {
         GTM1 {
            address { 10.0.0.1 { translation 192.168.1.1 } }
         }
      }
      ...
   }

Impact:
This is purely cosmetic, and does not affect the operation of the iQuery protocol.


1053149-1 : A FastL4 TCP connection which is yet to fully establish fails to update its internal SEQ space when a new SYN is received.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Depending on the software version running on the BIG-IP system, this issue can manifest in one of two ways:

- Versions with the fix for ID1008077 will fail to forward the client's final ACK (from the TCP 3-way handshake) to the server. Eventually, once the TCP handshake timeout expires, the BIG-IP system will reset both sides of the connection.

- Versions without the fix for ID1008077 will forward the traffic correctly, but will not advance the internal FastL4 state for the connection. Given enough traffic for the same 4-tuple, the connection may never expire. Traffic for subsequent connections will appear to be forwarded correctly, but no load-balancing will occur due to the original connection not having expired yet.

Conditions:
A FastL4 TCP connection not completing the TCP handshake correctly, and the client retrying with a new (different SEQ number) SYN.

Impact:
Traffic failures (intended as either connections failing to establish, or improper load-balancing occurring).


1053037-7 : MCP error on loading a UCS archive with a global flow eviction policy

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Attempting to load a UCS archive with a global flow eviction policy results in an error like the following.

loaddb[3609]: 01080023:3: Error return while getting reply from mcpd: 0x1070911, 01070911:3: The requested flow_eviction_policy object (/Common/otters) does not exist for global_flow_eviction_policy in ltm (/Common/ltm)
Error 0x1070911 occurred: 01070911:3: The requested flow_eviction_policy object (/Common/otters) does not exist for global_flow_eviction_policy in ltm (/Common/ltm)

Despite this error, restoring the UCS archive continues on, and may succeed.

Conditions:
-- Loading a UCS archive with a non-default global-flow-eviction-policy configured.
-- The existing configuration on the BIG-IP system does not define the same eviction policy.

Impact:
The above mentioned error message is printed to the logs.
It should be safe to ignore the error if the UCS otherwise loads successfully.

Workaround:
Ignore the error message.


1052929-4 : MCPD logs "An internal login failure is being experienced on the FIPS card" when FIPS HSM is uninitialized

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When MCPD starts, it may log an error message reporting an issue communicating with the onboard FIPS HSM. If the HSM is uninitialized, this message is erroneous, and an be ignored.

Depending on the hardware platform, the message may be one of the following:

err mcpd[12345]: 01b50049:3: FIPSUserMgr Error: An internal login failure is being experienced on the FIPS card. Please issue 'FIPSutil loginreset -r' followed by 'bigstart restart' for a password reset. You will need your FIPS Security Officer password to reset the password..
err mcpd[12345]: 01b50049:3: FIPSUserMgr Error: An internal login failure is being experienced on the FIPS card. The FIPS card must be reinitialized, which will erase its contents..

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP system with an onboard FIPS HSM, or a vCMP guest running on a BIG-IP system with an onboard FIPS HSM
-- the FIPS HSM is not initialized, i.e. "fipsutil info" reports "FIPS state: -1"

Impact:
This message can be ignored when the FIPS HSM is not in-use, and is uninitialized.

Workaround:
Initialize the FIPS HSM following the instructions in the F5 Platforms : FIPS Administration manual.


1052153-2 : Signature downloads for traffic classification updates via proxy fail

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
Downloading IM package via proxy fails.

Conditions:
Downloading the IM file through a proxy.

Impact:
Auto-download IM package from f5.com will fail

Workaround:
Disable the proxy and trigger the IM package download from the management interface.


1051589-1 : Missing configuration after upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After a successful UCS load, some parts of the security configuration are missing.

Conditions:
-- ASM provisioned
-- Limited disk space in /shared
-- Upgrade or create and then install a UCS

Impact:
A device after upgrade or UCS install is missing some of the security configuration.

Workaround:
Clear out disk space in /shared before attempting an upgrade or creating a UCS


1051237-1 : ASM initial configuration script fails after upgrade

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrading the system, the ASM initial configuration script fails with below error message:

asm|INFO|Sep 23 22:34:07.480|16920|,,01070265:3: The ASM policy (/Common/test) cannot be deleted because it is in use by a API Protection Profile (/Common/test).
asm|INFO|Sep 23 22:34:07.507|16920|,,failed to initialize

Conditions:
-- ASM security policy exists which is referenced by an API Protection Profile
-- Upgrade or load a UCS with such a configuration onto a device where ASM is not yet provisioned

Impact:
UCS loading or upgrade fails

Workaround:
On a freshly installed device (installed with liveinstall.saveconfig and liveinstall.moveconfig disabled)
Provision ASM, wait for the device to become Active
Load (using TMSH) the UCS file


1051213-1 : Increase default value for violation 'Check maximum number of headers'

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Due to recent change in browsers, up to 7 headers are newly inserted in the request.

In ASM, there is default limit of 20 headers. So, when legitimate requests have more than 20 headers, they're blocked with violation "Maximum Number of Headers exceeded"

Conditions:
When the number of headers passed in request is greater than the value of maximum number of headers set, then this violation is raised

Impact:
Legitimate requests are blocked with violation "Maximum Number of Headers exceeded" when number of header is greater than the value set for the policy (default 20)

Workaround:
Increase "Check maximum number of headers" to 30 under Learning and Blocking settings screen for a policy


1051125-1 : GTM marks virtual servers offline even when LTM virtual servers are available.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM virtual servers have a status of offline when they should be marked as available.

Conditions:
-- Sync group of two GTM devices with a large number of virtual servers (2k).
-- All the LTM virtual servers corresponding to GTM Virtual servers are available.
-- Add a third GTM into the sync group.

Impact:
LTM virtual servers are marked offline.


1050697-4 : Traffic learning page counts Disabled signatures when they are ready to be enforced

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The traffic learning page counts Disabled signatures when they are ready to be enforced.

Conditions:
Policy has a disabled signature.

Impact:
Traffic learning page shows different counts of "ready to be enforced" signatures compared to Security ›› Application Security : Security Policies : Policies List ›› <policy name>

Workaround:
None


1050661-1 : Warning message with UDP on DOH server side.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DOH with server side flow using UDP results in a DoH server that is unable to deliver DNS replies larger than 4096 bytes to the DoH client (a truncated (TC) response will be sent instead).

Conditions:
1. A DNS profile that has all the internal DNS resolution features turned off (gslb, cache, dns-express, local-bind), so that DNS requests are load balanced to the pool
   tmsh create ltm profile dns dns-pool-only enable-dns-express no enable-dnssec no enable-gtm no process-rd no use-local-bind no

2. A pool pointing to a DNS server
   tmsh create ltm pool dns-pool-only members add {x.x.x.x:53}

3. An LTM virtual server that has TCP on the clientside (DoH server) and UDP on the server-side flow.
   tmsh create ltm virtual vs-doh-server destination x.x.x.x:443 ip-protocol tcp profiles add {doh-server tcp { context clientside } udp_gtm_dns { context serverside } http2 http clientssl-secure dns-pool-only }

Trigger by sending a DoH request to the virtual-server for a DNS resource record that is larger than 4096 bytes. A truncated response will be returned to the DoH client. Since the client is already using TCP (and HTTPS) to send the query, it can not retry the query using TCP like a traditional client could do.

Impact:
DNS responses with the TC (truncated) bit are received via the BIG-IP DoH virtual server.

Note that this is correct behavior, per RFC8484, for this configuration.

Workaround:
1. Use TCP on the server-side flow (this is the default if you don't specifically set the serverside to use UDP). The use of TCP will mean that each DNS request requires a TCP 3WHS and 4-way close.

(or)

2. Instead of configuring DNS servers as pool members, configure them as forward-zone nameservers for dns-cache, and enable dns cache in the DNS profile.

(or)

3. Ensure that the configuration is only used when you can be certain that no replies larger than 4096 bytes will ever be provided by the DNS server (pool member)


1050457-1 : The "Permitted Versions" field of "tmsh show sys license" only shows on first boot

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
As of BIG-IP Virtual Edition version 15.0.0, running "tmsh show sys license" should show the Permitted Versions. After the system is rebooted, this information is no longer displayed by TMSH.

Conditions:
-- Running the 'tmsh show sys license' command after a reboot

Impact:
Unable to see the permitted versions for the license.

Workaround:
The list of permitted versions can be seen in the /config/bigip.license file, by looking for Exclusive_version:

config # grep Exclusive_version /config/bigip.license
Exclusive_version : 11.6.*
Exclusive_version : 12.*.*
Exclusive_version : 13.*.*
Exclusive_version : 14.*.*
Exclusive_version : 15.*.*
Exclusive_version : 16.*.*
Exclusive_version : 5.*.*
Exclusive_version : 6.*.*
Exclusive_version : 7.*.*


1050413-4 : Drive model HGST HUS722T1TALA604 must be added to pendsect drives.xml

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When using the hard drive model HGST HUS722T1TALA604, pendsect does not recognize the hard drive and skips during sector checks.

Conditions:
- Using a HGST HUS722T1TALA604 hard drive on a BIG-IP system.
- Pendsect runs a sector check.

Impact:
Warning messages like the following will be logged to /var/log/messages:
-- warning pendsect[31898]: skipping drive -- Model: HDC WD1005FBYZ-01YCBB2
-- warning pendsect[31898]: No known drives detected for pending sector check. Exiting

Pendsect can't properly check the hard drive.

Workaround:
Give write permissions to modify file:
chmod u+w /etc/pendsect/drives.xml

Open the file and add the following at the end of the file, before default:
<snip>
         <HUS722T1TA>
            <offset firmware="RAGNWA09">0</offset>
            <offset firmware="default">0</offset>
            <family> "HA210"</family>
            <wd_name>"Ultrastar"</wd_name>
         </HUS722T1TA>
         <DEFAULT>
              <firmware version="default">
                     <offset>0</offset>
              </firmware>
              <name> "UNKNOWN"</name>
              <family> "UNKNOWN"</family>
              <wd_name>"UNKNOWN"</wd_name>
         </DEFAULT>
   </model>
  </drives>

Save and close the file.

Remove write permissions so that no one accidentally modifies this file:
chmod u-w /etc/pendsect/drives.xml



Run the following command and check /var/log/messages to verify no errors are seen:
/etc/cron.daily/pendsect


1050165 : APM - users end up with SSO disabled for their session, admin intervention required to clear session

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If a user is trying to access a webtop resource that is configured behind APM single sign-on (SSO) which has failed for some reason, then the SSO process for that user is disabled for the rest of that session's life time.

Conditions:
-- Configure Kerberos SSO
-- Configure a network resource (a user's mail box configured on exchnage server, or an IIS based web service)

Impact:
BIG-IP Admin has to intervene to release the affected session manually.

Workaround:
None


1050153 : Unknown browscap value sent by the client.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
APM logs 'Unknown browscap' messages:

Unknown browscap value 'x86_64' sent by the client.
Unknown browscap value 'MacOS' sent by the client.

Conditions:
-- An access policy implements different actions for different platforms
-- Certain APM clients connect

Impact:
'Unknown browscap' messages are logged and certain clients are not classified as expected.


1050089-5 : TMM crash in certain cases

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crash in certain cases

Conditions:
Bot defense profile is used in TMM

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1049237-1 : Restjavad may fail to cleanup ucs file handles even with ID767613 fix

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
Files that restjavad makes available for download (such as UCS files in /var/local/ucs) can be held open indefinitely if a requesting client (such as a BIG-IQ which is out of disk space) does not complete the download.
Since these files remain open, you may see low disk space even after deleting the associated files, and you may see items listed with '(deleted)' in lsof output.

Additionally, on a software version with ID767613 fix, you may see restjavad NullPointerException errors on /var/log/restjavad.*.log.

[SEVERE][1837][23 Sep 2021 10:18:16 UTC][RestServer] java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.f5.rest.workers.FileTransferWorker$3.run(FileTransferWorker.java:230)
at com.f5.rest.common.ScheduleTaskManager$1$1.run(ScheduleTaskManager.java:68)
at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:473)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:262)
at java.util.concurrent.ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor$ScheduledFutureTask.access$201(ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor.java:178)
at java.util.concurrent.ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor$ScheduledFutureTask.run(ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor.java:292)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1152)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:622)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)

Conditions:
-- Files restjavad makes available for download.
-- The requesting client does not complete the download.

Impact:
Low disk space, items listed with '(deleted)' when listed using lsof.

Workaround:
To free the file handles, restart restjavad:

# tmsh restart sys service restjavad

Files that were deleted now have their space reclaimed.


1049229-1 : When you try to create a sub-rule under the Network Firewall rule list, the error: 'No Access' displays.

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
An authenticated administrative user tries to create a sub-rule under the Network Firewall rule list from the GUI and is redirected to a 'No Access' error page.

Conditions:
This error can occur when you create a sub-rule under the Network Firewall rule list in the TMOS GUI on a version of BIG-IP (including engineering hotfixes) that include the fixes for BIG-IP bugs ID1032405 and ID941649.

Impact:
The user cannot create a sub-rule under the Network Firewall rule list in the TMOS GUI.

Workaround:
Use the TMOS Shell (tmsh) command-line interface to perform the equivalent action.


1049085-3 : Booting into a newly installed hotfix volume may stall on RAID-capable platforms

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upon booting into a RAID volume containing a newly installed instance of BIG-IP system software which is an Engineering Hotfix, the following messages may appear, after which the boot process stalls:

[...]
[ 11.705219] dracut-initqueue[324]: mdadm: Duplicate MD device names in conf file were found.
[ 133.844644] dracut-initqueue[324]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
[ 133.932885] dracut-initqueue[324]: mdadm: Devices UUID-012345678:9abcdef0:12345678:9abcdef0 and UUID-abcdef01:23456789:abcdef01:23456789 have the same name: /dev/md4
[...]
[ *** ] A start job is running for dev-disk...

Conditions:
1) a hardware platform is configured to use RAID for redundancy
2) duplicate RAID array declarations are introduced into /etc/mdadm.conf
3) a hotfix installation is performed to one of the RAID volumes

Impact:
Impossible to boot into the volume of the new installation, it is necessary to physically reboot the device and revert to a previously working volume to rectify the problem.

Workaround:
Instead of installing the hotfix directly, first install the plain base version on which the hotfix is based and boot into it - this will resolve the problem with the duplicate entries in /etc/mdadm.conf.
Then install the hotfix as normal.


1048949-1 : TMM xdata leak on websocket connection with asm policy without websocket profile

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Excessive memory consumption, tmm core.

Conditions:
- ASM provisioned
- ASM policy attached to a virtual server
- Websocket profile isn't attached to the virtual server
- Long lived websocket connection with messages

Impact:
Excessive memory consumption, tmm crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Attach the websocket profile to the virtual server


1048685-4 : Rare TMM crash when using Bot Defense Challenge

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When using the Bot Defense Profile on Blocking mode, TMM could crash on rare cases with a core dump.

Conditions:
Using the Bot Defense profile on blocking mode.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1048617-3 : Nice level BigDB paramter is not applied for BD

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Nice level BigDB parameter is not applied for BD when BIG-IP is using split-planes

Conditions:
BIG-IP supports split-planes and nice level DB variable is set to non-zero.

Impact:
BD niceness level does not change.

Workaround:
None


1048541-1 : Certificate Order Manager: renew requests to the Comodo (now Sectigo) CA are unsuccessful.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A BIG-IP Administrator utilizing the 'Certificate Order Manager' feature is unable to renew SSL certificates issued by the Comodo (now Sectigo) certification authority.

Conditions:
Using the 'Certificate Order Manager' feature on BIG-IP to renew SSL certificates issued by the Comodo (now Sectigo) certification authority.

Impact:
The renew requests fail.


1048445-1 : Accept Request button is clickable for unlearnable violation illegal host name

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
For the following violations:
- VIOL_HOSTNAME (Hostname violation)
- VIOL_HOSTNAME_MISMATCH (Hostname mismatch violation)

The accept button is clickable when it should not. Accept Request button should be disabled for this violations.

Conditions:
Generate an illegal host name or hostname mismatch violation.

Impact:
Request will not be accepted even though you have elected to accept the illegal request.

Workaround:
Do not accept the request to hostname and hostname mismatch violation, no ASM config changes will be triggered.


1048425-4 : Packet tester crashes TMM when vlan external source-checking is enabled

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
TMM SIGFPE Core Assertion "packet must already have an ethernet header".

Conditions:
Run the AFM Packet Tracer when external source-checking is enabled on the VLAN.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Disable source checking on the vlan.


1048141-3 : Sorting pool members by 'Member' causes 'General database error'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The configuration utility (web UI) returns 'General database error' when sorting pool members. The pool member display does not work for the duration of the login.

Conditions:
Sorting the pool member list by member.

Impact:
A pool's pool member page cannot be displayed.

Workaround:
Clear site and cached data on browser and do not sort by pool member.


1048137-2 : IPsec IKEv1 intermittent but consistent tunnel setup failures

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IKEv1 tunnels fail to start or re-key after an upgrade.

Conditions:
-- IPsec IKEv1 tunnels

Impact:
IPsec tunnels will not work as expected.

Workaround:
The only workaround is to switch to IKEv2.


1048033-1 : Server-speaks-first traffic might not work with SSL Orchestrator

Component: SSL Orchestrator

Symptoms:
Server-speaks-first traffic does not pass through BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator. BIG-IP does not do service chaining to the service that has port-remap enabled.

Conditions:
- Interception Rule has verified accept enabled.
- Security policy is service chaining and port-remap is enabled on one of the security services

Impact:
Connection does not succeed, client sees a reset after timeout.

Workaround:
Disable port-remap on service and redeploy.


1047933-1 : Virtual server security policy - An error has occurred while trying to process your request

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
While loading the security tab page in the virtual server configuration page, you see an error: "An error has occurred while trying to process your request"

Conditions:
This is encountered when clicking the security tab in the virtual server configuration page, when there are a large number of virtual servers on the BIG-IP system (~2500).

Impact:
Delay in security tab page loading times and possible page timeout.

Workaround:
None


1047581-3 : Ramcache can crash when serving files from the hot cache

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain circumstances, TMM may crash when processing traffic for a virtual server that uses RAM Cache.

Conditions:
- RAM Cache configured
- Document served not out of the hotcache
- The server served with must-revalidate.
- The server 304 contains a 0 byte gzip payload

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1047377-1 : "Server-speak-first" traffic might not work with SSL Orchestrator

Component: SSL Orchestrator

Symptoms:
Server-speaks-first traffic does not pass through BIG-IP SSL Orchestrator. BIG-IP does not perform a TCP three-way handshake to the server.

Conditions:
SSL Orchestrator interception rule has an attached security policy that is service chaining and at-least one service has port-remap enabled.

Impact:
Connection does not succeed, client sees a reset after timeout.

Workaround:
Disable port-remap on service and redeploy.


1047169-1 : GTM AAAA pool can be deleted from the configuration despite being in use by an iRule.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A BIG-IP Administrator is incorrectly able to delete a GTM AAAA pool from the configuration, despite this object being referenced in an iRule in use by an AAAA wideip.

An error similar to the following example will be visible in the /var/log/gtm file should the iRule referencing the pool run after the pool has been deleted:

err tmm[11410]: 011a7001:3: TCL error: Rule /Common/my_rule <DNS_REQUEST> - GTM Pool 'my_pool' of type 'A' not found (line 1)GTM Pool 'my_pool' of type 'A' not found (line 1) invoked from within "pool my_pool"

Note the error message incorrectly reports the pool as type A (it should report type AAAA).

Conditions:
-- Two GTM pools of type A and AAAA share the same exact name (which is legal).

-- The pool name is referenced in an iRule by the 'pool' command.

-- The iRule is in use by an AAAA wideip.

-- A BIG-IP Administrator attempts to delete the AAAA pool.

Impact:
The system incorrectly allows the deletion of the AAAA pool from the configuration.

Consequently, the next time the GTM configuration is reloaded from file, the operation will fail.

Additionally, traffic which relied on the pool being present in the configuration will fail.


1046917-4 : In-TMM monitors do not work after TMM crashes

Component: In-tmm monitors

Symptoms:
After TMM crashes and restarts, in-TMM monitors do not run. Monitored pool members are down.

Conditions:
-- In-TMM monitors are enabled.
-- TMM exits abnormally, as a result of one of the following:
  + TMM crashing and restarting
  + TMM being sent a termination signal (i.e. using 'pkill' to kill TMM)

Note: This issue does not occur if TMM is restarted using 'bigstart' or 'tmsh sys service'.

Impact:
Monitored pool members are offline.

Workaround:
One of the following:

1. Do not use in-TMM monitors.

2. After TMM restarts, manually restart bigd:
   tmsh restart sys service bigd

3. Add an entry to /config/user_alert.conf such as the following, so that the system restarts bigd when TMM starts up.

alert id1046917 "Tmm ready - links up." {
    exec command="bigstart restart bigd"
}

Note: This change must be made separately on each device in a ConfigSync device group.


1046785-1 : Missing GTM probes when max synchronous probes are exceeded

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM probes are missing, resources are marked down.

Conditions:
Max synchronous probes are exceeded.

Impact:
Resources are marked down.


1046693-4 : TMM with BFD confgured might crash under significant memory pressure

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM might crash when processing BFD traffic under high memory pressure.

Conditions:
- BFD in use.
- TMM under high memory pressure.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


1046669-1 : The audit forwarders may prematurely time out waiting for TACACS responses

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If a TACACS server takes longer than five seconds to respond, the audit forwarder will reset the connection.

Conditions:
-- Using remote TACACS logging.
-- TACACS server takes longer than 5 seconds to respond to logging requests.

Impact:
Misleading log messages.


1046261-1 : Asynchronous REST task IDs do not persist across process restarts

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If an asynchronous task is started via REST and the iControl REST process(es) restart, the task ID is lost and queries regarding its state will result in "Task not found" responses.

Conditions:
-- Starting an asynchronous process via REST.
-- The iControl REST process(es) restart.

Impact:
Unable to get the status of an asynchronous task. If you are using iControl REST to load a UCS, you will be unable to determine the status of the UCS load.


1045913-1 : COMPRESS::disable/COMPRESS::enable don't work reliably for selective compression

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When using selective compression, COMPRESS::disable after a compressed response on the same connection will remove the Accept-Encoding header on the subsequent request and then correctly not compress the response. The Accept-Encoding header should be left in place to allow the server to compress the response, if able.

Conditions:
1. Virtual server with HTTP profile and selective compression using conditional COMPRESS::disable/COMPRESS::enable iRules with a server capable of responding with compressed content.

2. A client requests compressed documents over a persistent connection

Impact:
Client may receive some uncompressed responses in cases where compression was expected.

Workaround:
An iRule that can insert an Accept-Encoding header at HTTP_REQUEST_RELEASE time which would allow the server to compress, if capable.


1045549-4 : BFD sessions remain DOWN after graceful TMM restart

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BFD sessions remain DOWN after graceful TMM restart

Conditions:
TMM is gracefully restarted, for example with 'bigstart restart tmm' command.

Impact:
BFD sessions remain DOWN after graceful TMM restart

Workaround:
After restarting TMM, restart tmrouted.


1045277-4 : The /var partition may become 100% full requiring manual intervention to clear space

Component: TMOS

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 on secondary blade.

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:
Important: This workaround is temporary, and may need to be periodically performed either manually or from a script.

Impact of Workaround: 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.


1044893 : Kernel warnings from NIC driver Realtek 8139

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Excessive kernel logs occur from the NIC driver Realtek 8139

Conditions:
-- Realtek 8139 driver is used
-- Packets with partial checksum and protocol IPPROTO_TCP/IPPROTO_UDP arrives

Impact:
The Realtek 8139 driver logs excessive kernel warnings.


1044873-1 : Deleted GTM link is not removed from virtual server object and causes load failure.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The configuration fails to load with an error:

01070712:3: Values (/Common/Link_to_delete) specified for Virtual Server (/Common/vs1 /Common/HTTPP): foreign key index (explicit_link_FK) do not point at an item that exists in the database.
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
-- Create GTM link
-- Assign specific link to any virtual server object
-- Delete link object
-- Run tmsh load sys config gtm-only (or create a sync group and the sync will fail)

Impact:
GTM config fails to load or config sync.

Workaround:
Remove any assigned virtual servers from the link prior to deleting it.


1044577-2 : TMM crash on BIG-IP Virtual Edition using DPDK and xnet drivers

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM crashes

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition using DPDK and xnet drivers
-- More than one tmm

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
- Use only 1 TMM
- Use some other driver combination other than DPDK-xnet


1044281-1 : In some cases, cpcfg does not trigger selinux relabel, leaving files unlabeled

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Under certain circumstances, if a configuration is copied to a boot location that has has already been booted into, files restored by the UCS archive remain unlabeled. After booting to the target volume, the BIG-IP will not function and will have the status "INOPERATIVE".

Conditions:
-- APM is provisioned.
-- Performing a cpcfg copy to another volume.

Impact:
-- APM localdbmgr restarts, and fails to restore configuration from UCS archive
-- Spurious system permissions failures as a result of SELinux

Workaround:
After booting into the affected boot location, force an SELinux relabeling:

# touch /.autorelabel && reboot


1044121-3 : APM logon page is not rendered if db variable "ipv6.enabled" is set to false

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When accessing a Virtual Server with an access policy, users are redirected to the hangup page.

Conditions:
Db variable "ipv6.enabled" is set to false

Impact:
Users will not be able to access the virtual server and associated resources behind it.

Workaround:
Keep the value of db variable "ipv6.enabled" set to true.

# setdb "ipv6.enabled" true


1044089-3 : ICMP echo requests to virtual address gets a response even when the virtual server is offline when updated from GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Virtual address is reachable even when the virtual server is offline.

Conditions:
The virtual server status is updated to offline by modifying the virtual server and adding an iRule via the GUI.

Impact:
ICMP echo requests are still handled by the virtual address even though the virtual server is marked offline.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to attach the iRule to the virtual server:

tmsh modify ltm virtual <virtual_server_name> rules {<rule_name> }


1044021-2 : Searching for IPv4 strings in statistics module does not work.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In Statistics :: Module statistics : Local Traffic : Pools, in "Display Options", if you choose "Statistics Type" as "Pools" and search for some IPv4 ip with partial words, the search will not return expected results.

Conditions:
Searching for an IPv4 address in the "Statistics" module.

Impact:
It is not possible to filter for IPv4 addresses.

Workaround:
None


1043805-3 : ICMP traffic over NAT does not work properly.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
ICMP traffic hitting a NAT translation address is dropped and not sent further to the originating address.

Conditions:
-- An LTM NAT is configured.
-- ICMP traffic arrives.

Impact:
ICMP traffic fails to be forwarded over the NAT.


1043533-3 : Unable to pick up the properties of the parameters from audit reports.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
In the GUI under Security ›› Application Security : Audit : Reports, if you select "User-input parameters..." in the menu "Security Policy Audit Reports", then click on the parameter to retrieve the properties, you will see this error:
   " Could not retrieve parameter; Could not get the Parameter, No matching record was found."

Conditions:
1) Create a new parameter.
2) Customize or overwrite an existing ASM signature for the parameter in question.
3) Save and apply to the policy the new changes
4) Go to:
    Security ›› Application Security : Audit : Reports
    Report Type : User-input parameters with overridden attacks signatures (this also happens for other "User-input parameters...")
    Select the parameter to audit
    Error: "Could not retrieve parameter; Could not get the Parameter, No matching record was found."

Impact:
A page error occurs.

Workaround:
1. Open in a separate tab the following screen: Security ›› Application Security : Parameters : Parameters List
2. Under "Parameter List" title, there is a filter dropdown with the "Parameter Contains" texting.
3. On the blank part (before "Go" button) type the name of the required parameter.
4. You will get the desired page with the desired parameter properties.


1043357-4 : SSL handshake may fail when using remote crypto client

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
ServerSSL handshake fails when verifying ServerKeyExchange message.

Conditions:
Remote crypto client is configured and the ServerSSL profile connects using an ephemeral RSA cipher suite.

Impact:
The virtual server is unable to connect to the backend server.

Workaround:
Use non-ephemeral RSA or ECDSA cipher suite on ServerSSL.


1043141-1 : Misleading 'Symmetric Unit Key decrypt failure - decrypt failure' when loading UCS from another BIG-IP

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Loading a UCS file from another BIG-IP results in an error message similar to:

"/usr/bin/tmsh -n -g -a load sys config partitions all platform-migrate" - failed. -- 010713d0:3: Symmetric Unit Key decrypt failure - decrypt failure

The error message is misleading as the issue is unrelated to master key decryption.

Conditions:
-- Loading a UCS archive from a different BIG-IP.
-- The UCS archive does not contain a ".unitkey" file.
-- The target system does have the correct master key value configured.
-- There is some other MCPD validation issue in the configuration.

Impact:
Platform migration fails with a misleading error message.

Workaround:
Once the issue has happened, you can either:

- Examine the LTM log file for other error messages from MCPD and then correct the configuration issue(s).

OR:

- Re-start MCPD.


1043017-4 : Virtual-wire with standard-virtual fragmentation

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A standard virtual-server configured on top of a virtual-wire has unexpected handling of fragmented IP traffic.

Conditions:
Standard virtual-server configured on top of a virtual-wire handling fragmented IP traffic.

Impact:
- Fragments missing on egress.
- Packet duplication on egress.

Workaround:
Use fastl4 virtual-server instead.


1043009 : TMM dump capture for compression engine hang

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes

Conditions:
The system detects a Nitrox hang and attempts to reset it.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Set Nitrox3.Compression.HangReset db variable to reset


1042913-2 : Pkcs11d CPU utilization jumps to 100%

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
CPU utilization of pkcs11d increases to 100%.

Conditions:
This occurs when pkcs11d is disconnected from the external HSM.

Impact:
As the pkcs11d consumes most of the CPU, other processes are starved for CPU.

Workaround:
None.


1042737-4 : BGP sending malformed update missing Tot-attr-len of '0.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP might send a malformed BGP update missing Tot-attr-len of '0 when performing a soft reset out.

Conditions:
-- Multiple traffic groups configured.
-- A BGP soft reset occurs.

Impact:
BGP peering resets.


1042605-1 : ASM Critical Warnings during UCS load after upgrade to v15.1.0 or above

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Following an upgrade, an error occurs:
ERROR: Failed during loading ASM configuration.

An "ASM critical warning" banner is displayed in the ASM GUI.

Conditions:
-- ASM is upgraded to v15.1.0 or above
-- The following query returns results prior to upgrading:

SELECT policy_name_crc FROM DCC.ACCOUNTS accounts WHERE policy_name NOT IN (SELECT name FROM PLC.PL_POLICIES)

Impact:
ASM upgrade is aborted due to an exception:
Can't call method "clear_traffic_data" on unblessed reference


1042589-1 : Wrong trunk_id is associated in bcm56xxd.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a set of interfaces are moved from one trunk to another, the now empty trunk is left with a valid association in bcm56xxd, and deleting that trunk can cause a valid trunk to be removed in the BCM hardware.

'tmsh show net trunk MY_TRUNK' shows the trunk is UP, but in fact the trunk is unconfigured in hardware.

Conditions:
Moving the interfaces across trunks.
i.e.
tmsh modify net trunk MY_OLD_TRUNK interfaces none
tmsh modify net trunk MY_NEW_TRUNK interfaces add { 1.1 1.2 }
tmsh delete net trunk MY_OLD_TRUNK

Impact:
May cause an L2 traffic loop.


1042509-1 : On an HTTP2 gateway virtual server, TMM does not ever update the stream's window for a large POST request

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On an HTTP2 gateway virtual server (HTTP/2 on clientside, no httprouter profile), TMM does not update the stream's window (i.e. acking data at the HTTP/2 stream layer). This causes large HTTP requests with payloads (i.e. POSTs) to stall and eventually time out.

TMM does sometimes send WINDOW_UPDATE messages for the entire connection, but not for the stream. Since flow control is required at both the connection and stream levels, the client stalls out.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server with HTTP2 profile
-- Configured as HTTP2 Gateway (HTTP2 profile on clientside and no 'httprouter' profile)
-- Client sends large data transfer to the virtual server

Impact:
Client data transfer through HTTP/2 virtual server (POST / PUT / etc) fails.

Workaround:
Use an HTTP router profile (assign the 'httprouter' profile to the virtual server, or select the 'HTTP MRF Router' option in TMUI)


1042505-1 : Session variable "session.user.agent" does not get populated for edge clients

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Access policy agents and iRules that depend on "session.user.agent" session variable fail to execute properly.

Conditions:
Access polices have agents that depend on the value of session variable "session.user.agent" for its execution.

Impact:
Any access policy agents that depend on this session variable will not be able to follow the rules.

Workaround:
An iRule can be used to generate a session variable. For example:

# This event fires once per session
when ACCESS_SESSION_STARTED {
  log local0. "Setting User-Agent based on HTTP data - [HTTP::header User-Agent]"
  ACCESS::session data set session.custom.client.useragent [HTTP::header User-Agent]
  #Use this variable in the VPE to make some decision
}


1042009-1 : Mcpd fails to reply if a request is proxied to another daemon and the connection to that daemon closes

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Mcpd does not reply to the request if the publisher's connection closes/fails, in this case when bcm56xxd
is restarted. The perceivable signs of the failure are the snmpwalk failing with a timeout and the
"MCPD query response exceeding" log messages

Conditions:
1) Configure snmp on the BIG-IP so you can run snmpwalk locally on the BIG-IP.

2) From one session on the BIG-IP, run a snmpwalk in the while loop.
    
while true;do date; snmpwalk -v2c -c public 127.0.0.1 sysDot1dbaseStat;sleep 2;done

Sample output:

Sat Aug 21 00:57:23 PDT 2021
F5-BIGIP-SYSTEM-MIB::sysDot1dbaseStatResetStats.0 = INTEGER: 0
F5-BIGIP-SYSTEM-MIB::sysDot1dbaseStatMacAddr.0 = STRING: 0:23:e9:e3:8b:41
F5-BIGIP-SYSTEM-MIB::sysDot1dbaseStatNumPorts.0 = INTEGER: 12
F5-BIGIP-SYSTEM-MIB::sysDot1dbaseStatType.0 = INTEGER: transparentonly(2)

3) From a second session on the BIG-IP restart bcm56xxd

bigstart restart bcm56xxd

4a) the snmpwalk will continually report the following:

Timeout: No Response from 127.0.0.1

And snmpd will continually log "MCPD query response exceeding" every 30 seconds in /var/log/ltm

Impact:
SNMP stopped responding to queries after upgrade

Workaround:
Snmpd restart


1041989-4 : APM Portal Access does not add automatically the / after the URL encoded (after the '$$'), Redirect breaks

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
If the Location header does not end with '/' in direct case, the rewritten URL misses the forward slash character '/'.

APM does not add automatically the / after the URL encoded(after $$)?

e.g https://website Is rewritten as https://apm/f5-w-<hex encoded scheme,host,port>$$ instead of https://apm/f5-w-<hex encoded scheme,host,port>$$/.

If the caption URI is https://website without / at the end, APM will rewrite it as https://apm/f5-w-<hex encoded scheme,host,port>$$/

Conditions:
-- APM Portal Access
-- Redirect response Location header does not end with '/' - after the {scheme://host:port}

Impact:
Missing / after redirection - Page does not load

Workaround:
Add '/' through iRule in redirect response header.


1041985-1 : TMM memory utilization increases after upgrade

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
TMM memory utilization increases after upgrading.

The keep-alive interval of the _tmm_apm_portal_tcp default profile is set to a value that is less than the Idle Timeout setting.

Conditions:
-- APM enabled and passing traffic
-- The configuration has a profile that uses or is derived from _tmm_apm_portal_tcp where the keep-alive interval was reduced to 60

Note that this can be encountered any time a tcp profile contains a keep-alive interval setting that is less than the idle timeout.

For more information about the relationship between keep-alive and idle time out, see K13004262: Understanding Idle Timeout and Keep Alive Interval settings in the TCP profile, available at https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13004262

Impact:
TMM memory may increase while passing traffic.

Workaround:
Change the tcp keep alive interval to the default setting of 1800 seconds.


1041889-2 : RRSIG missing for CNAME with RDATA in different zone

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
RRSIG missing for CNAME.

Conditions:
-- CNAME record with RDATA in different zone.
-- One zone dynamically signed.
-- The other zone in local BIND (ZoneRunner) with static DNSSEC records.

Impact:
DNSSEC validation failure.


1041865-4 : Correctable machine check errors [mce] should be suppressed

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Log emerg in kern.log similar to:
  emerg kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 10: cc003009000800c1

Conditions:
Correctable errors can be identified by analyzing the 16‐bit value shown in bits [31:16] of the 64‐bit error from the /var/log/kern.log message. When bits [31:16] = 0008 this is a correctable error and not failing hardware.

An example is shown below.

Log error matches this pattern:
  Machine Check: 0 [bank number]: [cc003009][0008][00c1]
  bits [31:16] = 0008

Impact:
Correctable errors are logged in kern.log and to the console. There is no functional impact.

Workaround:
None


1041801-1 : TMM crashes when handling Network DNS resolver Traffic.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
TMM crashes and produces a core file.

Conditions:
-- The configuration involves a Network DNS resolver object and it receives traffic.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


1041765-2 : Racoon may crash in rare cases

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Racoon may crash when NAT Traversal is on and passing IPsec traffic in IKEv1.

Conditions:
-- IKEv1 IPsec tunnel configured
-- NAT Traversal is on in ike-peer configuration.

Impact:
Racoon will crash and any IKEv1 tunnels will restart

Workaround:
Use IKEv2 only.


1041657-1 : PEM and Analytics tabs are displayed when accessing DoH Proxy/Server profiles.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP GUI displays the PEM and Analytics tabs for DNS over HTTPS (DoH) Proxy/Server profiles. These tabs should not be present.

Conditions:
This occurs when viewing the DoH proxy or server profile. A PEM and analytics tab is visible when it should not be.

Impact:
Wrong display of PEM and Analytics profile tabs in the GUI.

Workaround:
None.


1041625-5 : Virtual server flapping when the active and standby devices have different configuration.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
The virtual server status flaps.

Conditions:
1. Virtual server auto discovery enabled.
2. Configured GTM server is configured for high availability (HA).
3. The active and standby devices have different IP addresses for the same virtual server.

Impact:
The virtual server status flaps and traffic might be interrupted.

Workaround:
Make the active and standby devices have the same configuration.


1041317-1 : MCPD delay in processing a query_all message if the update_status bit is set

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When there are a significant number of virtual servers or pools, mcpd can take a several seconds to respond to query_all messages, if the update_status is set to 1 in the message.

Conditions:
Update_status is set to 1 in the message. This could occur, for example, with the following snmp command

snmpget -v2c -c public localhost ltmVsStatusNumber.0

Impact:
While mcpd is busy updating the status for each virtual server or pool, mcpd will not able to to respond to any messages. Control plane operations might timeout.


1041225-4 : Missing SHA-384 cipher suites in outgoing LDAP TLS ClientHello

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP does not send SHA-384 ciphers in the advertised ciphers list in the Client Hello when initiating LDAP/TLS with a pool member (in the case of a monitor).

Conditions:
You have LDAP servers which support SHA-384 ciphers only for LDAP/TLS authentication.

Impact:
Servers requiring SHA-384 for LDAP/TLS authentication will not be able to authenticate.


1041149-1 : Staging of URL does not affect apply value signatures

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When a URL is staged and a value content signature is detected, the matched request is blocked.

Conditions:
-- URL is set to staging;
-- Only default ("Any") content profile is present, set to apply value signatures (all other content profiles deleted);
-- Request matches attack signature

Impact:
The request for staged URL is blocked

Workaround:
Configure relevant content profiles or leave the default content profiles configuration.


1041113 : BIG-IP Admin role credentials are not usable for getting device discovered by BIG-IQ

Component: Device Management

Symptoms:
BIG-IQ is unable to discover BIG-IP with admin role user (not default admin user).

Conditions:
The admin of BIG-IQ is attempting to add a BIG-IP using its an account with admin role (that is not the default admin account).

Impact:
BIG-IQ fails to discover BIG-IP.

Workaround:
Restart the restjavad process on BIG-IP and reattempt device discovery from BIG-IQ.


1040957-1 : The ipother profile can be used with incompatible profiles in a virtual server

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system does not prevent the ipother profile from being used with incompatible profiles in a virtual server.

-- Log messages such as the following in the LTM log file:

err tmm[28670]: 01010008:3: Proxy initialization failed for /Common/example_vs. Defaulting to DENY.
err tmm[28670]: 01010008:3: Listener config update failed for /Common/example_vs: ERR:ERR_ARG

-- Log messages such as the following in TMM's log file:

notice hudchain contains precluded clientside filter: IPOTHER

Conditions:
Creating or modifying a virtual server to use the ipother profile with an incompatible profile.

Impact:
Invalid configuration. TMM traffic passing does not behave the way virtual server configuration dictates it should.

Workaround:
Remove the incompatible profile(s) from the virtual server.


1040829-4 : Errno=(Invalid cross-device link) after SCF merge

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
A single config file (SCF) merge fails with the following error:

01070712:3: failed in syscall link(/var/system/tmp/tmsh/IHxlie/files_d/Common_d/customization_group_d/:Common:otters-connectivity_1_secure_access_client_customization_62552_1, /config/filestore/.trash_bin_d/.current_d/Common_d/customization_group_d/:Common:otters-connectivity_1_secure_access_client_customization_62552_1) errno=(Invalid cross-device link)

Conditions:
A customization group with the same name is present in both the SCF file and the BIG-IP device.

Impact:
SCF merge fails

Workaround:
None


1040685-4 : Core file on blade slot2 after reboot (TMM SIGSEGV in pktclass_classifier)

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes after reboot.

Conditions:
This is encountered intermittently after rebooting a blade.

Impact:
Slot usable until manual intervention. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Note: this issue happened only once and no further occurrence was reported.


1040573-4 : REST operation takes a long time when two different users perform tasks in parallel

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
It takes excessive time to execute multiple REST(icr) requests in parallel by different users.

Conditions:
Multiple iControl REST operations are performed by different users in parallel.

Impact:
BIG-IP system performance is impacted.

Workaround:
Use only one user to process the multiple requests.
OR
Use an iControl REST transaction containing multiple requests.


1040153-1 : Topology region returns narrowest scope netmask without matching

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
BIG-IP returns malformed packets or the narrowest scope not matching the request.

Conditions:
Mixed sub networks with different mask length.

Impact:
Malformed packets.

Workaround:
Do not put mixed subnets in one region.


1040117-2 : BIG-IP Virtual Edition drops UDP packets

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP Virtual Edition drops padded UDP packets when the hardware will accept and forward these same packets.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition
-- Padded UDP packets are sent

Impact:
UDP packets are dropped, potentially disrupted traffic


1040045-3 : Unable to delete trunk member on a VCMP guest

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After deleting a trunk member on a VCMP hypervisor, the change may not propagate to the guest.

Conditions:
-- VCMP guest
-- A trunk member that is UP
-- The trunk member is deleted on the hypervisor

Impact:
The guest does not have the current trunk information

Workaround:
Down the interface on the VCMP hypervisor before removing it (tmos)# modify net interface 2/3.1 disabled
(tmos)# modify net trunk trunk_1 interfaces del { 2/3.1 }


1040017-5 : Final ACK validation during flow accept might fail with hardware SYN Cookie

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
With hardware SYN cookie mode enabled, final ACK validation during flow accept fails and ACK packets are dropped. Such error messages are being logged in LTM logs :

"An Enforced Device DOS attack start was detected for vector TCP half-open"

Conditions:
-- Hardware SYN Cookie is enabled
-- BIG-IP is under TCP half-open attack and packet hits a CMP forwarding flow

Impact:
ACK packets are wrongly dropped, causing traffic interruption.

Workaround:
Disable hardware SYN Cookie


1039725-1 : Reverse proxy traffic fails when a per-request policy is attached to a virtual server.

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Reverse proxy or inbound traffic fails during SSL renegotiation when a per-request policy is attached to the virtual server.

Conditions:
-- SSL Orchestrator is licensed and provisioned.
-- Per-request policy is attached to virtual server.
-- Client or backend server initiates SSL renegotiation.

Impact:
Reverse proxy traffic fails during SSL renegotiation.

Workaround:
If renegotiation is not required then it can be disabled on BIG-IP. The client SSL and server SSL profiles have 'Renegotiation' settings. If it is set to disabled, BIG-IP or SSL Orchestrator does not do SSL renegotiation.


1039609-1 : Unable to poll Dynamic routing protocols SNMP OID's on non-default route domain

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
You are unable to extract the dynamic routing protocols configuration information via an SNMP walk.

Conditions:
Example taken below is for BGP:

-- Create BGP config in non-default route-domain, establish peer with some router.
-- Create snmp community in non-default route domain
-- Run snmp walk for BGP4 mib (1.3.6.1.2.1.15).

Certain key MIB OIDs from the BGP configuration like bgpPeerRemoteAddr,bgp4PathAttrIpAddrPrefixLen are missing.

Impact:
Dynamic routing protocols SNMP OID polling not working when they are in a non-default route-domain.


1039553-1 : Non-200 HTTP status codes fail to be matched by GTM HTTP(S) monitors

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM virtual servers have the wrong status (up when they should be down, or down when they should be up, depending on the monitor's configuration).

Conditions:
-- The GTM virtual servers are monitored with an HTTP or HTTPS monitor that performs HTTP status matching.

-- The monitor tries to match an HTTP status code other than 200 (for example, 301).

-- The monitor uses HTTP version 1.0 or 1.1 for the request (the default is 0.9).

Impact:
The system incorrectly considers all non-200 responses a failed monitor attempt, despite what the user specified as acceptable status codes in the monitor's configuration. As a result, the availability status reported for a virtual server may be incorrect. This may cause the GTM system to send traffic to unsuitable resources causing application disruptions.

Workaround:
You can work around this issue in any of the following ways:

-- Use HTTP version 0.9 for the monitor requests.

-- Match on the 200 HTTP status code.

-- Do not use HTTP status matching altogether.


1039349-1 : HTTP statistics not updated

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP redirect stats are not incremented when a redirect occurs.

Conditions:
The virtual server to which the client will be connecting is configured with "fallback" setting on http profile and pool member is intentionally disabled to get the traffic redirect to another virtual.

Impact:
HTTP statistics are not updated


1039329-2 : MRF per peer mode is not working in vCMP guest.

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
MRF diameter setup, in peer profile "auto-initialization" and "per peer" mode are enabled, but no connection attempts towards the pool member occur.

When the mode is switched to "per tmm" or "per blade", connections are established.

Conditions:
The peer connection mode in the peer profile is set to "per peer".

Impact:
The "per peer" setting does not work.

Workaround:
Switch the connection mode to "per tmm" or "per blade"


1039277-4 : TMM core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes while passing traffic

Conditions:
- http virtual server
- httprouter
- http2 profile

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


1039245-2 : Policy Properties screen does not load and display

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
On the Security ›› Application Security : Security Policies : Policies List page, if you click one of the policies, the page gets stuck in " Loading policy general settings... "

Conditions:
This occurs if you try to view a policy that has no template associated

Impact:
Unable to use the GUI for the affected ASM policies.

Workaround:
# cp /var/ts/dms/script/dist/angular/TsuiAngularPoliciesScripts.min.js /shared/TsuiAngularPoliciesScripts.min.js.bk
# chmod 644 /var/ts/dms/script/dist/angular/TsuiAngularPoliciesScripts.min.js
# sed -i -e 's/"POLICY_TEMPLATE_GRAPHQL/p.policy.template\&\&"POLICY_TEMPLATE_GRAPHQL/' /var/ts/dms/script/dist/angular/TsuiAngularPoliciesScripts.min.js
# chmod 444 /var/ts/dms/script/dist/angular/TsuiAngularPoliciesScripts.min.js
# bigstart restart httpd


1039145-1 : Tenant mirroring channel disconnects with peer and never reconnects after failover

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
`tmctl -d blade ha_stat` shows missing mirroring connections

Conditions:
This occurs with high availability (HA) pairs.

Impact:
HA mirroring does not function correctly

Workaround:
None


1038913-4 : The weekly ASM reporting "Security ›› Reporting : Application : Charts" filter "View By" as IP Intelligence shows only the "Safe" category

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
In GUI "Security ›› Reporting : Application : Charts" filtering "View By" as IP Intelligence "Last Week", "Last Month" and "Last Year" reports show the "Safe" category instead of "Aggregated".

Conditions:
-- ASM is provisioned
-- The system is under heavy traffic
-- The number of stats records per report period (5 min) is higher than 10,000

Impact:
Inaccurate Last Week IPI reporting


1038741-4 : NTLM type-1 message triggers "Unparsable request content" violation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When internal parameter for "authorization header decode failure" is disabled, Valid NTLM type-1 message will be blocked with "Unparsable request content" violation

Conditions:
Disable internal parameter ignore_authorization_header_decode_failure

Impact:
Valid NTLM Type-1 message will be blocked by ASM

Workaround:
Enable internal parameter ignore_authorization_header_decode_failure, ASM will not block the NTLM type-1 message request


1038629-4 : DTLS virtual server not performing clean shutdown upon reception of CLOSE_NOTIFY from client

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
With the DTLS virtual server, when client sends the CLOSE_NOTIFY alert, BIG-IP is simply closing the connection without sending the CLOSE_NOTIFY back to client as well as the backend server. This causes the backend server to not close/shutdown the connection completely.

Conditions:
This issue occurs with all DTLS virtual servers which has associated client-ssl and server-ssl profiles.

Impact:
Backend server and client will have a dangling connection for certain period of time (Based on the timeout implementation at the respective ends).


1038445-1 : During upgrade to 16.1, the previous FPS Engine live update remains active

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
On a BIG-IP system with FPS JS engine Live Update, after upgrade to 16.1.x , the old live update is not replaced by the engine in the build.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP with FPS JS engine Live Update
-- Upgrade to 16.1.x
-- FPS / DataSafe / AWAF provisioned.

Impact:
In upgrade from 15.1 or older, this sometimes results in the device staying offline.

Workaround:
Installing a new, 16.1 FPS Engine update will fix the issue (where available).

Alternatively, running these commands fixes the issue, but results in the BIG-IP going offline for a few minutes.

rm -rf /var/datasync/updates/*
touch /etc/datasync/regenerate_all
tmsh -q -c 'cd datasync-global/; delete security datasync update-file update-file-versafe_js*'
bigstart restart tmm


1038057-4 : Unable to add a serverssl profile into a virtual server containing a FIX profile

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
You are unable to configure a virtual server to use server SSL encryption with FIX protocol messages.

Conditions:
This is encountered when serverssl needs to be configured for FIX profiles

Impact:
You are unable to assign a server-ssl profile to the virtual server.

Workaround:
None


1037877-3 : OAuth Claim display order incorrect in VPE

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
In the visual policy editor (VPE), it is difficult to re-order custom previously created Claims in the oAuth Authorization agent.

The following error is thrown in the developer tools screen of the client browser:
common.js?m=st&ver=15.1.2.1-0.0.10.0:902 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'row' of undefined
    at Object.common_class.swap (common.js?m=st&ver=15.1.2.1-0.0.10.0:902)
    at multipleObjectsSelectionCBDialogue_class.swapEntries (multipleObjectsSelectionCBDialogue.js?m=st&ver=15.1.2.1-0.0.10.0:263)
    at HTMLAnchorElement.<anonymous> (multipleObjectsSelectionCBDialogue.js?m=st&ver=15.1.2.1-0.0.10.0:185)
common_class.swap @ common.js?m=st&ver=15.1.2.1-0.0.10.0:902
multipleObjectsSelectionCBDialogue_class.swapEntries @ multipleObjectsSelectionCBDialogue.js?m=st&ver=15.1.2.1-0.0.10.0:263
(anonymous) @ multipleObjectsSelectionCBDialogue.js?m=st&ver=15.1.2.1-0.0.10.0:185

Conditions:
-- There are at least two claims in Access :: Federation : OAuth Authorization Server : Claim
-- You are attempting to reorder the claims in the visual policy editor

Impact:
It is not possible to re-order the claims

Workaround:
None


1037645-4 : TMM may crash under memory pressure when using iRule 'AES::key' command

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes and generates core file.

Conditions:
-- TMM is under memory pressure
-- iRule using 'AES::key' command

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1037617-1 : Switching between bare-metal and vCMP modes can leave HSM with poorly deployed accelerator engine counts

Component: Performance

Symptoms:
FIPS performance does not reach 10k TPS.

Conditions:
-- i15820 platform with FIPS configured

Impact:
Lower than expected performance, but the system otherwise functions normally.

Workaround:
While vCMP is provisioned, resize the PARTITION_1 partition using:

    # fipsutil ptnresize

And when prompted as in the following:

    "Enter max accel devs (1-63)"

Enter 63.


1037457-1 : High CPU during specific dos mitigation

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
CPU is high.

Conditions:
A dos attack with specific characteristic is active and the policy is configured in a specific way.

Impact:
While the attack is mitigated on the BIG-IP system and does not reach the server, the CPU of the BIG-IP increases and this may impact other services on the BIG-IP device.

Workaround:
N/A


1037153-1 : iRule "log" command to remote destinations may cause TMM to leak memory

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM leaks memory in the errdefs component.

TMM may leak memory in the xdata and xhead components if the system does not have routes to the specified syslog servers.

Conditions:
-- iRule that uses "log" to target a remote destination, e.g.: "log 192.0.2.1 'log message'"

Impact:
TMM leaks memory.

Eventually, TMM may disrupt legitimate connections as a result of memory pressure, or even crash and restart.

Workaround:
One of the following:

1. Log to local syslog, and configure syslog-ng to log to remote servers.

2. Use High-Speed Logging (https://clouddocs.f5.com/api/irules/HSL.html), instead of the "log" command.


1036969-1 : Chrome sometimes ignores cross-site bot-defense cookies

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Chrome ignores cross-site bot-defense cookies when bot-defense is sending 307 redirect.

Conditions:
A site is using another site/domain resources that are also protected by bot-defense

Impact:
The other site/domain resource will not display correctly on Chrome

Workaround:
iRule work-around based on:https://devcentral.f5.com/s/articles/iRule-to-set-SameSite-for-compatible-clients-and-remove-it-for-incompatible-clients-LTM-ASM-APM.

Or, disabling simple redicret via TMSH:
tmsh modify sys db dosl7.proactive_defense_simple_redirect { value "disable" }
tmsh modify sys db dosl7.proactive_defense_simple_redirect_on_grace { value "disable" }


1036873-2 : Pre-shared key extension sometimes is not the last extension in ClientHello in TLS1.3

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Under some conditions, the BIG-IP's TLS 1.3 Client Hello sometimes does not have the pre-shared key extension as the last extension in the Client Hello. This is contrary to a requirement in the TLS 1.3 RFC, and causes servers to fail the connection.

A backend server may log a message such as:

SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:141B306E:SSL routines:tls_collect_extensions:bad extension)

Conditions:
-- Server SSL profile (BIG-IP operating as client) with TLS 1.3 enabled.
-- A Client Hello message size that falls between 256 and 512 bytes (without padding), which causes the BIG-IP to introduce a padding extension at the end of the Client Hello.

This issue can be seen via use of the "single-dh-use" or "session-tickets" options in the SSL profile.

Impact:
The TLS handshake fails.

Workaround:
Adjust the configuration of the Server SSL profile by either:

-- Disable Session Tickets
or
-- Disable the single-dh-use option


1036613-3 : Client flow might not get offloaded to PVA in embryonic state

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The client flow is not offloaded in embryonic state, but only is only offloaded once the flow transitions to an established state.

Conditions:
-- FastL4 profile configured to offload TCP connections in embryonic state (this is the default)
-- Clientside and serverside ingress traffic is handled by different TMMs
-- Running on a platform with multiple HSB modules per TMM, i.e.:
--+ BIG-IP i11600 Series
--+ BIG-IP i15600 Series

Impact:
- minor performance degradation;
- PVA traffic counters show unexpectedly high values;


1036557-1 : Monitor information not seen in GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
GUI displays "An error has occurred while trying to process your request" when deleting/creating a monitor with the same name under the same transaction.

Conditions:
(a) Create a TCP monitor, then in a single transaction delete the TCP monitor + create an HTTP monitor with same name as the TCP monitor. Example below:

# tmsh create ltm monitor tcp <Name of the monitor>
# echo 'create cli transaction; delete ltm monitor tcp <Name of the monitor> ; create ltm monitor http <Name of the monitor>; submit cli transaction' | tmsh
# tmsh save sys config

This could also occur when reconfiguring an iApp, or changing a configuration via AS3.


(b) Login to the GUI and click on the monitor (GUI > Local Traffic > Monitors > (Monitor created)) you'll see "An error has occurred while trying to process your request"

Impact:
Unable to view monitor parameters in GUI.

Workaround:
Any one of the following workarounds help:
- do not use the same monitor name
- do not perform the delete+create actions on a single transaction
- save and load the configuration:
  tmsh save sys config && tmsh load sys config


1036541-4 : Inherited-traffic-group setting of floating IP does not sync on incremental sync

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a floating IP object is created, and its inherited-traffic-group property is set, this property does not sync to other devices.

Conditions:
This is relevant for any setup with multiple devices in a sync/failover device group.

Impact:
This will impact incremental syncing to other peers in the device group.

Workaround:
Do a full config sync if possible.


1036521-1 : TMM crash in certain cases

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crash in certain case when dosl7 is attached

Conditions:
TMM is configured with dosl7

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1036461-4 : icrd_child may core with high numbers of open file descriptors

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
icrd_child core generated

Conditions:
Have over 1024 open file descriptors.

Impact:
REST API usage for BIG-IP configuration will be impacted

Workaround:
Make sure that open file descriptor count is not reached 1024 and close the file descriptors opened


1036285-1 : Enforce password expiry after local user creation

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a local user is created, the password is not expired.
[root@bigip1:Active:Standalone] config # chage -l testuser
Last password change : Feb 02, 2021
Password expires : never
Password inactive : never
Account expires : never
Minimum number of days between password change : 0
Maximum number of days between password change : 99999
Number of days of warning before password expires : 7

Conditions:
A local user is created

Impact:
The new user's password is not set to expired automatically.


1036265-4 : Overlapping summary routes might not be advertised after ospf process restart.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Overlapping summary routes might not be advertised after ospf process restarts.

Conditions:
Add an overlapping /32 entry for a summary route and restart ospf process.

Impact:
Summary routes are not advertised.


1036169-4 : VCMPD rsync server max connection limit: guest "Exit flags for PID 17299: 0x500".

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Guestagentd will log the message "Exit flags for PID <PID>:0x500" in guest ltm log, if vcmp host rsync server current active connection is more than 4

Conditions:
-- vCMP guest
-- Rsync transfer frequency is 10 seconds between vCMP guest to vCMP host.
-- more than 4 vCMP guest.

Impact:
Guest LTM logs fill with "Exit flags for PID <PID>: 0x500".

Workaround:
Modify sys db vcmp.dynamic_rsync_conn_allowed value false -> It will set the max connection limit to 4. (Default setting)
Mmodify sys db vcmp.dynamic_rsync_conn_allowed value true -> It will set the max connection limit to max number of guest that slot supports.

Restart vcmpd by running 'bigstart restart vcmpd'


1036097-4 : VLAN failsafe does not trigger on guest

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
VCMP guest VLAN failsafe does not trigger as expected.

Conditions:
-- VCMP host configured
-- VLAN failsafe enabled on a VLAN
-- One or more VCMP guests enabled that use that VLAN.
-- A trunk member of a trunk connected to the vCMP guest is flapping.

Impact:
Since the neighbor messages for the IPv6 link-local addresses continue to be successfully passed from host to guest upon a trunk member change, VLAN failsafe does not trigger even if the upstream switch goes down that's connected to the VLAN.

Workaround:
None


1036093-4 : Tmm sends out neighbor advertisements for the link local addresses even if IPv6 is disabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a trunk member state changes and IPv6 is disabled, BIG-IP still sends neighbor advertisements for the link-local addresses on each VLAN

Conditions:
- IPv6 is disabled (ipv6.enabled=false)
- change in a trunk member state occurs

Impact:
Link-local addresses are still in the vaddr hash even after ipv6 is disabled.


1036013-3 : BIG-IP systems may terminate connections prematurely when a TLS close-notify alert is received

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When a backend server sends a TLS close-notify alert, BIG-IP may terminate the connection prematurely without forwarding the HTTP response.

Conditions:
ServerSSL receives a TLS Close-notify alert after a TLSv1.3 session is established.

Impact:
Server responses may be dropped.

Workaround:
Use TLSv1.2.


1036009-4 : Fix DPDK RSS configuration settings

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When using DPDK driver and multiqueue, only TCP traffic will get hashed and distributed between different TMMs

Conditions:
- DPDK driver is being used
- Multiqueue is enabled and in use

For a list of NICs that use dpdk see K17204: BIG-IP VE NIC adapters that support SR-IOV, available at https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K17204

Impact:
UDP traffic will get funneled to only a single TMM causing excess CPU usage on that TMM

Workaround:
Disable multiqueue


1035757-4 : iRulesLX restart leaves stale files in /var/tmstat/blade/tmplugin_ilx_*

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After restarting the ilx plugin, new tmplugin_ilx_rpc_* stat files are being created, but old files are not being deleted.

Conditions:
- ilx configured
- ilx plugin restarted

Impact:
The presence of too many of these leftover files might prevent merged from rolling up stats and providing graphs and cause such errors:

err merged[8523]: 011b0900:3: TMSTAT error tmstat_remerge: Cannot allocate memory.

Workaround:
Delete stale tmplugin_ilx_* files manually


1035741-1 : Wrong default value for lacp-port-priority.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Wrong default value set for lacp-port-priority and also in description of tmsh help interface

Conditions:
Run the following commands to see wrong default value for lacp-port-priority:

--tmsh help interface

-- tmsh list net interface <interface number> lacp-port-priority

Impact:
Confusion with wrong default value seen.

Workaround:
N/A


1035661-4 : REST Requests return 401 Unauthorized when using Basic Auth

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
REST Requests are intermittently failing with a 401 error.

The restjavad-audit.*.log shows these requests are closely preceded by a 503 response from /mgmt/tm/auth/source.

Conditions:
Triggered when a REST request comes in using Basic Auth while an asynchronous task is executing on the BIG-IP.

An example of an asynchronous task is the BIG-IP processing an AS3 declaration.

Impact:
REST requests will fail with a misleading response code and for no readily apparent reason.

Workaround:
Use token based authentication for REST requests.


1035361-4 : Illegal cross-origin after successful CAPTCHA

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
After enabling CAPTCHA locally on BIG-IP with brute force, after configured login attempts, CAPTCHA appears, but after bypassing the CAPTCHA successfully the user receives a support ID with cross-origin violation.

Conditions:
- brute force with CAPTCHA mitigation enforced on login page.
- cross-origin violation is enforced on the login page.
- user fails to login until CAPTCHA appears
- user inserts the CAPTCHA correctly

Impact:
- blocking page appears.
- on the event log cross-origin violation is triggered.

Workaround:
- disable cross-origin violation enforcement.


1035121-4 : Configsync syncs the node's monitor status

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After config sync, nodes may be marked marked down when they are up, even if the monitor determines that the node is up.

The logs will show something similar to :

notice mcpd[8091]: 010714a0:5: Sync of device group /Common/device_trust_group to commit id 1 6986973310536375596 /Common/xxxxxxxx 1 from device /Common/yyyyyyyy

notice mcpd[8091]: 01070640:5: Node /Common/node1 address 10.10.100.1 monitor status down. [ /Common/icmp: up ] [ was up for 0hr:3mins:15sec ]
notice mcpd[8091]: 01070640:5: Node /Common/node2 address 10.10.100.2 monitor status down. [ /Common/icmp: up ] [ was up for 0hr:3mins:15sec ]

The node/pool member/pool/virtual server will be marked down.
Checking the actual monitor it will be up, tcpdump will show successful monitor transactions.

Conditions:
1. Two or more devices in a sync/failover device group
2. The config sync from-device has marked nodes down
3. A config sync occurs

This can occur on both incremental and full config sync.

Impact:
The node's monitor status is synced to the peer device. If the from-device's monitor was unable to reach the nodes and was marking the nodes as DOWN, then the node status will be set to DOWN on the other device, even if the monitor is successfully connecting to the node. This can cause a traffic disruption.

Note: the opposite can occur, where a "node up" status is sent to a device whose monitor is failing to connect to the nodes due to a network issue.

Workaround:
If a device is in this state, you can work around this issue by doing one of the following:

-- Save and reload the configuration on the device with the bad state
   tmsh save sys config && tmsh load sys config

-- Perform a full-load sync from the peer device to the affected device:
   (On the peer) tmsh run cm config-sync force-full-load-push to-group group-name


1035017-6 : Remove unused CA-bundles

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Some of the certificate bundles shipped on BIG-IP devices are not used and aren't updated. In particular, there are legacy bundles which aren't needed.

Conditions:
This affects certain internal certificate bundles on the BIG-IP file system:

Impact:
There is a chance that there might be failures when "internal certificates" expires.

Workaround:
None


1034953-3 : In explicit proxy, HTTP_STATCODE missing from syslog

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP_STATCODE missing from logs captured using request logging profile when HTTP request is made to explicit proxy virtual server.

Conditions:
- Configure explicit proxy virtual server
- Apply request logging on the same virtual server
- Send HTTP request to connect to a Host via the explicit virtual server

Impact:
HTTP_STATCODE not found in the logs captured from request logging


1034865-1 : CACHE::enable failed on private/no-store content

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP provides a possibility to cache HTTP responses with RAMCACHE feature. When a response has either "Cache-Control: private" or "Cache-Control: no-store", the CACHE::enable setting allows the content to be cached. This option was removed when a fix to ID 360047 was introduced.

Conditions:
-- A virtual server has a web-acceleration profile without a policy.
-- An iRule has CACHE::enable command, overwriting Cache-Control header's values "no-store" and/or "private".

Impact:
BIG-IP always requests for a response from the origin web server even when a response is cacheable, putting extra load on the origin web server.


1034589-1 : No warning is given when a pool or trunk that was in use by an high availability (HA) Group is deleted from the configuration.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
It is possible to delete a Pool or Trunk from the configuration while one or more high availability (HA) Groups still reference it.

As a result, the configuration of affected high availability (HA) Groups is automatically and silently adjusted (i.e. the deleted object is no longer referenced by any high availability (HA) Group).

The lack of warning about this automatic change could lead to confusion.

Conditions:
A pool or trunk is deleted from the configuration while still being referenced from a high availability (HA) Group.

Impact:
The automatic and silent removal of the deleted object from all high availability (HA) Groups may go unnoticed by BIG-IP Administrators, with potential consequences on the failover behavior of the devices.


1034509-6 : Sensor read errors on VIPRION C2200 chassis

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Due to LOP sensor read errors, the command 'tmsh show sys hardware' can list an RPM of 0 for some chassis fans.

Conditions:
- Running a C2200 VIPRION chassis
- Other conditions unknown

Impact:
Messages such as the following appear in /var/log/ltm:

warning chmand[7629]: 012a0004:4: hal_if_media_poll: media SVC exception: media: getLopReg error
err chmand[7629]: 012a0003:3: getSensorData: sensor read fault for Chassis fan 1, LOP return code -1 : File sensor/LopSensSvc.cpp Line 2315
err chmand[7629]: 012a0003:3: getSensorData: sensor read fault for Chassis fan 2, LOP return code -1 : File sensor/LopSensSvc.cpp Line 2315
err chmand[7629]: 012a0003:3: getSensorData: sensor read fault for Chassis fan 3, LOP return code -1 : File sensor/LopSensSvc.cpp Line 2315
err chmand[7629]: 012a0003:3: getSensorData: sensor read fault for Chassis fan 4, LOP return code -1 : File sensor/LopSensSvc.cpp Line 2315
warning chmand[7629]: 012a0004:4: getLopReg Sock error: send to lopd failed [lopd addr:/var/run/lopdsvr] [client addr:/var/run/hwctl.hal.sock] (errno:2) No such file or directory
warning chmand[7629]: 012a0004:4: GET_STAT failure (status=0xc) page=0x21 reg=0x50
err chmand[7629]: 012a0003:3: getSensorData: sensor read fault for Chassis 3.3V main voltage, LOP return code -1 : File sensor/LopSensSvc.cpp Line 2315
notice chmand[7629]: 012a0005:5: Tmstat::updateSensorTbls: HAL SenSvc error: send to lopd failed [lopd addr:/var/run/lopdsvr] [client addr:/var/run/hwctl.hal.sock] (errno:2) No such file or directory
warning chmand[7629]: 012a0004:4: getChassisPwrSup err: send to lopd failed [lopd addr:/var/run/lopdsvr] [client addr:/var/run/hwctl.hal.sock] (errno:2) No such file or directory
warning chmand[7629]: 012a0004:4: getChassisPwrSup err: send to lopd failed [lopd addr:/var/run/lopdsvr] [client addr:/var/run/hwctl.hal.sock] (errno:2) No such file or directory

Tmsh show sys hardware will list an RPM of 0 for chassis fans affected by the sensor read errors

Workaround:
No workaround currently known.


1034009-4 : CGNAT+Subscriber Discovery - NAT IP with wrong route domain on the CGNAT Log

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
The route domain ID for the translated IP is incorrect in the log message.

Conditions:
This issue will be seen when the different route domain are configured for incoming and outgoing traffic.

Impact:
Log messages will have an incorrect domain-id.

Workaround:
None


1033969-4 : MPLS label stripping needs next protocol indicator

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
MPLS label stripping does not participate in the MPLS control-plane, and MPLS does not have a next protocol indicator.

Conditions:
This is encountered when attempting to pass IPv6 packets to GRE-encapsulated MPLS on BIG-IP systems.

Impact:
GRE/MPLS packets with IPv6 traffic encapsulated are not forwarded to the egress VLAN.

Workaround:
None


1033937-1 : HTTP message router stats do not increment for virtual servers and pools

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The HTTP MR stats for virtual servers and pools do not increment

Conditions:
- BIG-IP system with HTTP using httprouter and passing traffic.
- View the MRF stats

Impact:
Virtual server and pool stats do not increment.


1033829-3 : Unable to load Traffic Classification package

Component: Traffic Classification Engine

Symptoms:
After installation and initial configuration, the latest Traffic Classification IM package fails to load.

Conditions:
This type of behavior is observed when the system is configured as follows,

1. LTM provisioned
2. Create virtual servers with classification profile
3. Then provision PEM module
4. Do a Hitless upgrade

Impact:
The latest Traffic Classification IM package fails to load.

Workaround:
Once the TMM is restarted after the issue, the latest IM is loaded.


1033689-1 : BGP route map community value cannot be set to the required range when using AA::NN notation

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The community value for BGP route map entries should allow values of 1-65535 for both components, but it is not allowing 65535 for either component when using AA::NN notation.

Conditions:
-- Using BGP route map community values.
-- Attempting to set one or both components to 65535 with
   using AA::NN notation

Impact:
Unable to use the full range of BGP route map community values.

Workaround:
None


1033537-4 : Cookie persistence profile only examines the first cookie.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The cookie persistence profile does not process multiple cookies with the same name. If that cookie is not valid for the selected pool or if it fails to decrypt, if encryption is enabled, it stops - even if there are other cookies of the same name.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server with an HTTP profile and a cookie persistence profile.
-- Multiple cookies with the same name arrive from the client.
 They can appear in a single Cookie header or two separate headers.
-- This can occur with cookie encryption enabled or disabled.

Impact:
Only the first cookie is evaluated.

Workaround:
Do not use cookie persistence profile.


1033333-4 : FIPS: importing a stub SSL key file results in 2 keys that share the same FIPS device

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The 'tmsh list sys crypto key' command lists multiple keys with the same FIPS ID.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP using a FIPS HSM
-- Import the stub FIPS key file contents (the filestore certificate_key file object) into the system as a new file object.

Impact:
Two object points to same key stored in the FIPS HSM. If one of the two objects are deleted, the key stored in the HSM will be deleted. This will result in traffic failures, i.e. TLS handshake failures.

Workaround:
Do not create a second MCP SSL key object by importing the stub key file content from the filestore.


1033025-4 : TMM might crash when unsupported bot iRule is used

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes.

Conditions:
Bot defense iRule with async commands is attached to virtual server, for example:

when BOTDEFENSE_ACTION
{
        after 7000 {
            if { ([BOTDEFENSE::device_id] eq "0") }
                {
                    log local0. "Violations Names: [BOTDEFENSE::device_id];"
                    BOTDEFENSE::action browser_challenge
                }
           }

}

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1033021-2 : UI: Partition does not work when clicking through security zones

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
1. Zones UI is not refreshed when the partition changes
2. You are unable to administer zones while using partitions

Conditions:
Change the partition in GUI, then view the corresponding mapped zones.

Impact:
All zones are displayed for every partition instead of just the mapped zones

Workaround:
None


1033017-1 : Policy changes learning mode to automatic after upload and sync

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When newly created policies are synchronized, the learning states of the policies are different.

Conditions:
-- Active/Active high availability (HA) setup in sync-failover device group with ASM enabled.
-- Sync a new policy configured with disabled/manual learning mode.

Impact:
Learning mode changes from disabled to automatic on peer device after sync, so learning modes differ on the peer devices.

Workaround:
1. On the peer device, change the learning mode to disabled.
2. Push sync from the originator device.

Both devices are then in sync and policies have the same learning mode (disabled), so operations complete as expected.


1032949-1 : Dynamic CRL configured with client authentication profile as "Request" causes connection termination without certificate

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When you configure Dynamic CRL and set the client authentication as "Request", the handshake fails when clients do not supply a certificate.

Conditions:
Clientssl profile configured with the following:

1. Dynamic CRL
2. Client Authentication enabled with "Request" option

Impact:
SSL handshake fails

Workaround:
Workaround 1:
Use Static CRL

Workaround2:
Use Client authentication with either "Require" or "Ignore"

Workaround3:
Disable TLS1.2 and below versions in the Client SSL profile.
Which means allow only TLS1.3 traffic.


1032921-4 : VCMP Guest CPU usage shows abnormal values at the Host

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
CPU usage is represented as 100% for each CPU core, so for instance top may report CPU usage above 100%
for a two CPU system, given that in that case 200% would actually represent the full CPU capacity.

Here for vCMP with 'n' CPUs reporting more than n*100% for CPU utilization.

Conditions:
VCMP provisioned on BIG-IP

Impact:
CPU utilization is incorrectly shown.

Workaround:
NA


1032821-7 : Syslog: invalid level/facility from /usr/libexec/smart_parse.pl

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When the smart_parse.pl script is run and finds a disk error, it attempts to log an error with an incorrect syslog level.

Conditions:
Run smart_parse.pl on a BIG-IP platform with a disk error.

Impact:
When this script is run (usually as a cron job) the following message occurs:

syslog: invalid level/facility: error at /etc/cron.daily/pendsect line 194.

Workaround:
None.


1032329-1 : A user with role "Firewall Manager" cannot open the Rule List editor in UI

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When a user with the role "Firewall Manger" attempts to access the Rule List editor page, they receive the error message "General database error retrieving information."

Conditions:
User has "Firewall Manager" role

Impact:
User cannot see details of Rule List via UI

Workaround:
Use TMSH to view Rule List details


1032257-1 : Forwarded PVA offload requests fail on platforms with multiple PDE/TMM

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Forwarded PVA requests use a static bigip_connection that does not have its pva_pde_info initialized, which results in offload failure on platforms that have multiple PDEs per TMM.

Conditions:
Pva_pde_info is not initialized and Forwarded PVA requests occur.

Impact:
Hardware offload does not occur.


1032001-2 : Statemirror address can be configured on management network or clusterd restarting

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
- Able to create statemirror address on the same network as management or cluster network.
- Validation issues when attempting to remove a management address.
- Clusterd process restarts constantly.

Conditions:
- Management/cluster address set up with IPv6 and statemirror address is configured with IPv4.

Impact:
- Unable to make configuration changes to the management or cluster address until the statemirror address is removed.
- Clusterd process restarts constantly causing the blade or cluster to report as offline.


1031945-4 : DNS cache configured and tmm stuck in 'not ready' state indefinitely after TMM restart or reboot

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Clusterd reports "TMM not ready" right after "Active"

Jun 23 18:21:14 slot2 notice sod[10084]: 010c0019:5: Active
Jun 23 18:21:14 slot2 notice clusterd[10920]: 013a0019:5: Blade 2 turned Yellow: TMM not ready

All blades are showing 'unavailable'

Conditions:
1. Multiple dns cache-resolver and/or net dns-resolver objects configured with names that only differ in letter case, e.g. /Common/example-dns-cache and /Common/Example-DNS-cache

2. Occurs after rebooting/upgrading

Impact:
The system remains inoperative.


1031909-2 : NAT policies page unusable due to the page load time

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
You cannot work with the NAT polices page because the page takes too long to load.

Conditions:
-- The device has a large number of VLANs and virtual servers
-- The device has a large number of NAT policies and partitions
-- From GUI navigate to the NAT policies page

Impact:
NAT policies page takes a long time to load.


1031461-2 : Session awareness entries aren't mirrored to both sides of an active-active deployment.

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Session awareness entries aren't mirrored to both sides of an active-active deployment.

session db entries remain in bd (ASM) daemon until manually removed

Conditions:
- ASM provisioned
- Security policy attached to a virtual server
- Session tracking and Login Page enabled in the policy

Impact:
ASM session tracking feature isn't properly functioning on active-active deployment.


1031425-3 : Provide a configuration flag to disable BGP peer-id check.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A fix for ID 945265 (https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID945265.html) introduced strict checking of a peer-id. This check might be not desired in some configurations.

Conditions:
EBGP peering with two routers in the same autonomous system, configured with the same peer-id.

Impact:
BIG-IP will not pass the NLRIs between two eBGP peers. The following message can be seen in debug logs:
172.20.10.18-Outgoing [RIB] Announce Check: 0.0.0.0/0 Route Remote Router-ID is same as Remote Router-ID

Workaround:
Change peer-ids to be unique on eBGP peers.


1031117-1 : The mcpd error for virtual server profiles incompatible needs to have more details

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The mcpd error message MCPDERR_VIRTUAL_SERVER_INCOMPAT_PROFILE_PROTO currently has text which does not provide detail information.
-The error text should also list which profile is problematic, and the protocol that the virtual server is using. This will help Support pinpoint the issue much faster.

Conditions:
- Configure a virtual server with a profile that is invalid for its protocol.

Impact:
The error text not listing which profile is problematic, and the protocol that the virtual server is using.

Workaround:
None.


1031025-3 : Nitrox 3 FIPS: Upgrade from v12.1.x to v14.1.x results in new .key.exp files for the FIPS keys created before upgrade.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
During upgrade from v12.1.x to v14.1.x, New ".key.exp" export file is created for the FIPS keys present in the card.

Conditions:
This happens during the upgrade from v12.1.x to v14.1.x for the existing keys with ".key" extension to it in the label.

It occurs only if the key is deleted/not present in the FIPS card (e.g. a faulty card), and BIG-IP has the configuration / metadata for the missing keys.

Impact:
The upgrade fails while loading the configuration.

Workaround:
Delete the missing key's configuration from config file, then perform the upgrade.


1030881-1 : [GTM] Upgrade failure - 01070022:3: The monitor template min was not found.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM config load fails with the following error message:
01070022:3: The monitor template min was not found.

Conditions:
Min or required feature is applied to GTM generic host and upgrade from v15.x to v16.x.

Impact:
GTM config load fails.

Workaround:
Delete the special config for the generic host server and add it back after upgrade.


1030853-1 : Route domain IP exception is being treated as trusted (for learning) after being deleted

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Traffic is considered trusted for learning even though a trusted IP exception was deleted.

Conditions:
Creating and deleting a route domain-specific IP exception

Impact:
Traffic learning suggestions scores are miscounted.
In automatic policy builder mode the policy can be updated by the policy builder based on the wrong score counting.

Workaround:
Stop and restart learning for the relevant policy


1030645-4 : BGP session resets during traffic-group failover

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BGP session might be hard reset during a traffic group failover. The following log is displayed:

BGP[11111]: BGP : %BGP-5-ADJCHANGE: neighbor 1.1.1.1 Down Peer reset due to nh address change

Conditions:
Floating self-ips defined on a single vlan/subnet, with different traffic-groups configured.

Impact:
BGP session goes down during traffic-group failover.


1030533-1 : The BIG-IP system may reject valid HTTP responses from OCSP servers.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When this happens, the BIG-IP system can be seen closing the TCP connection to the OCSP server prematurely (for instance, as soon as the HTTP response headers are received, before the response body is transmitted).

If log.keymgmtd.level is set to debug, an error similar to the following example will be logged to the /var/log/ltm file:

Jun 22 14:40:08 bigip1.local debug tmm[9921]: 01a40004:7: OCSP validation result of certificate(/config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/certificate_d/:Common:endpoint-intermediate_69993_1): OCSP response - (connection - HTTP error), certificate status - (error), lifetime - 10.

Conditions:
The server uses a Content-Type HTTP header in its response that isn't just "application/ocsp-response" (for instance, it may include a charset specification after that string, or the string may use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters).

Impact:
Valid HTTP responses from OCSP servers are rejected. OCSP stapling and OCSP validation are not available on the BIG-IP system.

Workaround:
If you control the OCSP server and are able to customize its HTTP response headers, setting the Content-Type to simply "application/ocsp-response" (all lowercase) is a workaround for this issue.

Otherwise, no workaround exists.


1030237-1 : Zxfrd core and continual restart when out of configured space

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Zxfrd is in restart loop and occasionally cores.

Conditions:
Zxfrd is out of the configured space.

Impact:
Dns express and rpz does not work properly.

Workaround:
1. locate any zone that is suspiciously large and delete that zone from dns zones if unexpected;
2. Allocate more space for zxfrd using dnsexpress huge pages.
tmsh modify sys db dnsexpress.hugepages { value "8000" }
8000 should be adjusted accordingly.


1030185-5 : TMM may crash when looking up a persistence record using "persist lookup" iRule commands

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm may crash with a SIGSEGV when looking up a persistence record in an iRule when using the "any" flag

Conditions:
-- The persistence entry exists on a virtual server other than the virtual server the iRule is configured on.
-- The iRule contains [persist lookup source_addr "[IP::client_addr] any"]

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Discontinue the use of the "any" flag in the persist lookup iRule.


1029989-6 : CORS : default port of origin header is set 80, even when the protocol in the header is https

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Destination port is set to 80, instead of 443, for Origin header value that has https in the schema field.

This causes unexpected "Illegal cross-origin request" violation.

Conditions:
- Using CORS enforcement where you allow HTTPS and port 443 for an origin name
- The Origin header value has https in the schema
- The Origin header value does not specify non default port number

Impact:
Unexpected "Illegal cross-origin request" violation.

Workaround:
Allow port 80 or use 'any' for the given origin name.


1029397-4 : Tmm may crash with SIP-ALG deployment in a particular race condition

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes in SIP-ALG deployment, when lsn DB callback is returned from a different tmm, and the SIP connection has been lost on tmm where the REGISTER request arrived.

Conditions:
--- SIP-ALG is deployed
--- Processing of SIP REGISTER message at server side
--- lsn DB entry is mapped to a different tmm

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts

Workaround:
NA


1029173-4 : MCP daemon does not log an error message upon connection failure to PostgreSQL server.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When mcpd fails to connect to PostgreSQL, the PostgreSQL error code and message is not logged. A very generic exception is thrown when the connection is lost.

Conditions:
- AFM is provisioned.
- Mcpd fails to connect pgsql.

Impact:
The failed connection is not logged, which makes the problem more difficult to troubleshoot.


1029069-2 : Non-ASCII characters are not displayed correctly.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Add new address ip with value that includes non ASCII characters in data group list.
Then go back GUI->Local Traffic ›› iRules : Data Group List and click it.
The value field does not display entered values.

Conditions:
Adding non ASCII characters to value field in data group lists.

Impact:
Impact the functioning of the address record, when the datagroup is called by an iRule for example.

Workaround:
Do not add non ASCII characters to value field.


1028269-2 : Device using CGNAT + subscriber discovery license shows unknown for pem_subscriber-id

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
On a BIG-IP device configured with CGNAT + subscriber discovery license, the LSN log shows "unknown" for the pem_subscriber-id field.

Conditions:
-- PEM and CGNAT enabled
-- RADIUS and CGNAT traffic are in different route domains

Impact:
LSN log shows "unknown" for the pem_subscriber-id field.


1027961-2 : Changes to an admin user's account properties may result in MCPD crash and failover

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- The mcpd process fails with a segmentation fault and restarts, leaving a core-dump file.
-- Active sessions in the Configuration Utility report "unable to contact BIG-IP device".
-- Various processes may record entries into the "ltm" log saying "Lost connection to mcpd."

Conditions:
-- Changes to properties of administrative user-login accounts are occurring.
-- A user account being changed has a current, active session in the Configuration Utility GUI.

Impact:
The failure and restart of mcpd will trigger a restart of many other processes, including the TMM daemons, thus interrupting network traffic handling. In high availability (HA) configurations, a failover will occur.

Workaround:
Before making changes to the account properties of an administrative user, where the changes affect the role, make certain that all GUI Configuration Utility sessions opened by that user are logged out.


1027805-4 : DHCP flows crossing route-domain boundaries might fail.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
DHCP flows crossing route-domain boundaries might fail.

Conditions:
Example of a configuration leading to the problem:
- route-domain RD%2 with parent defined as route-domain RD%1.
- Virtual-server in route-domain RD%2.
- Pool member configured in RD%2 (sharing IP addressing with RD1)
- DHCP client connects to the virtual-server in route-domain RD%2.
- Route lookup for a pool member ends up with connection in route-domain RD%1

Impact:
The second and subsequent DHCP clients requests will not be forwarded to the DHCP pool members.

Workaround:
When configuring a DHCP pool member, use the ID of the parent route-domain (the one that will be returned by a route-lookup for the pool member's IP address).


1027657-4 : Monitor scheduling is sometimes inconsistent for "require M from N" monitor rules.

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Inconsistent monitor intervals for resource monitoring.

Conditions:
"require M from N" monitor rules configured.

Impact:
Monitor status flapping.

Workaround:
Do not use "require M from N" monitor rules.


1027481-3 : 'error: /bin/haloptns unexpected error -- 768' log messages generated on A110 and D112 platforms

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
'error: /bin/haloptns unexpected error -- 768' message logged by system commands, including some startup scripts and the software installation process.

Running /bin/haloptns manually displays this output:
'Expected 32 bit OPTN field, found field "" instead.'

Conditions:
-- One of the following platforms:
  - D112 (B10350v-F (FIPS) or B10150s-N (NEBS))
  - A110 (VIPRION B4340N (NEBS) blades)

-- The system does not use RAID.

Impact:
Excessive "error: /bin/haloptns unexpected error -- 768" error messages in log files, and command output (e.g. "cpcfg").

There is no other impact, and the messages can be ignored.

Workaround:
Ignore the error messages.


1027477-3 : Virtual server created with address-list in custom partition non-RD0 does not create listener

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After creating a virtual-server in a partition with a non RD0 route-domain attached, the virtual address listener does not get associated with the virtual server and the virtual address stays offline.

Conditions:
-- An address list (traffic matching criteria) is used when creating the virtual server in the GUI.
-- The virtual server is created with a route domain other than the default route domain.

Impact:
The virtual address remains in an offline state.

Workaround:
None.


1027237-1 : Cannot edit virtual server in GUI after loading config with traffic-matching-criteria

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After creating a virtual server with a traffic-matching-criteria and then loading the configuration, you are unable to make changes to it in the GUI. Attempting to do so results in an error similar to:

0107028f:3: The destination (0.0.0.0) address and mask (::) for virtual server (/Common/test-vs) must be be the same type (IPv4 or IPv6).

Conditions:
-- A virtual server that has traffic-matching-criteria (i.e., address and/or port lists).
-- The configuration has been saved at least once.
-- Attempting to edit the virtual server in the GUI.

Impact:
Unable to use the GUI to edit the virtual server.

Workaround:
Use TMSH to modify the virtual server.


1026989-1 : More specific dynamic or static routes created for application traffic processing can erroneously replace the route to the management subnet.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When a dynamic or static route is instantiated for application traffic processing, protection exists at configuration-validation time to ensure that the new route does not overwrite how the management port's subnet is accessed.

To do so, the destination of the new route is compared to the management port's subnet. If the two match, the new route is only instantiated in TMM, but not in the Linux host's routing table.

The issue is this logic fails when the new route is a subset of the management port's subnet. For example, if the new route is to destination 10.215.50.0/25, and the management port's subnet is 10.215.50.0/24, the new route will be added to both TMM and the Linux host, bypassing the aforementioned protection.

Instead, the logic should check for overlapping subnets, not just strict equality.

Conditions:
- A dynamic or static route whose destination partially overlaps with the management port's subnet is added to or learnt by the system.

Impact:
A new and more specific route for part of the management port's subnet is added to the Linus host's routing table.

Part of the management port traffic can fail or be misrouted via a TMM interface.

If multiple routes of this kind are instantiated (e.g. 10.215.50.0/25 + 10.215.50.128/25), the whole management port's subnet can be overtaken.

Workaround:
Redesign your network and then reconfigure the BIG-IP system so that TMM does not need access to the management port's subnet or part of it (thus negating the need to create a route to that destination in the first place).

If this is not possible, you can temporarily resolve the issue by using the `route` or `ip` utility on the Linux host subsystem to manually fix the routing table. However, the issue will occur again the next time the problematic route is loaded or learnt by the system.


1026973-1 : Static routes created for application traffic processing can erroneously replace the route to the management subnet.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If a static route is added via "tmsh create net route" (or equivalent configuration ingestion system), and this route's destination matches the management port's subnet, the protection that prevents the new route from being propagated to the Linux kernel will initially work, but will fail after mcpd is restarted or the system is rebooted.

Conditions:
- A static route whose destination matches the management port's subnet is added to the system.

- The system is rebooted or mcpd is restarted.

Impact:
The directly-connected route for the management port's subnet appearing in the Linux host's routing table is replaced, or complemented, by a new and unnecessary route.

In either case, management port traffic can fail or be misrouted via a TMM interface.

Workaround:
Align your network and the BIG-IP system so that TMM does not need access to the management port's subnet (thus negating the need to create a route to that destination in the first place).

If this is not possible, you can temporarily resolve the issue by using the `route` or `ip` utility on the Linux host subsystem to manually fix the routing table. However, the issue will occur again the next time mcpd or the system restarts.


1026861-3 : Live Update of Browser Challenges and Anti-Fraud are not cleaned up

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When installing live updates of either Browser Challenges (ASM) or Anti-Fraud (FPS), the update file remains in the system, taking up disk space and increasing config sync size.

Conditions:
Installing Live Update files of either Browser Challenges (part of ASM) or Anti-Fraud (part of FPS).

Impact:
Increased disk size, config size, and config-sync size.

Workaround:
It is possible to manually clean up old, unused Live Update files using TMSH or REST:
tmsh delete security datasync update-file datasync-global/<file>

Important: Use caution, as deleting update-files that are in use could cause the system to go offline or get out of sync. The in-use update files can be observed under the GENERATION PROFILES section of the /var/log/datasyncd.log file.

Note: There is no auto-completion on the 'update-file' keyword.


1026813-7 : LCD IP address is missing from /etc/hosts on iSeries

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
On iSeries platforms, /etc/hosts is missing an entry for the LCD IP address, 127.4.2.2.

Conditions:
Run any iSeries appliance.

Impact:
- BIG-IP generates reverse DNS requests for the LCD.
- /var/log/touchscreen_lcd lists the IP address "127.4.2.2" as the hostname

Workaround:
Add an entry for the LCD to /etc/hosts by modifying the 'remote-host' global settings, by running the following tmsh command:

tmsh modify sys global-settings remote-host add { lcd { addr 127.4.2.2 hostname lcd } }
tmsh save sys config

Or, in the BIG-IP GUI, System >> Configuration : Device : Hosts


1026621-1 : DNS cache resolver could not connect to remote DNS server with snatpool if multiple routes exist

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
DNS query could not be resolved properly.

Conditions:
1. dnscache.matchwildcardvip is enabled
2. Multiple possible routes to destination DNS server exist. This can be triggered by either using a gateway pool, or using dynamic routing with multiple equal paths available.

Impact:
Unable to use snatpool for cache resolver.

Workaround:
Ensure only a single route to destination exists, or disable dnscache.matchwildcardvip

NOTE: With dnscache.matchwildcardvip disabled, snatpool will not be used.


1026605-6 : When bigd.mgmtroutecheck is enabled monitor probes may be denied for non-mgmt routes

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When bigd.mgmtroutecheck is enabled and monitors are configured in a non-default route-domain, bigd may calculate the interface index incorrectly. This can result in monitor probes improperly being denied when they egress a non-mgmt VLAN. Or monitor probes might be allowed to egress the management interface

Conditions:
-- Bigd.mgmtroutecheck is enabled.
-- Monitor probes in a non-default route domain
-- More than one VLAN configured in the route-domain

Impact:
Monitor probes may be denied even thought they egress a non-mgmt VLAN.

Monitor probes may be improperly allowed out a mgmt interface.

/var/log/ltm:
err bigd.0[19431]: 01060126:3: Health check would route via mgmt port, node fc02:0:0:b::1%1. Check routing table.

bigd debug log:
:(_do_ping): probe denied; restricted egress device and route check [ tmm?=false td=true tr=false addr=fc02:0:0:b::1%1:0 srcaddr=none ]

Workaround:
Disable bigd.mgmtroutecheck, reduce the number of VLANs inside the route-domain


1026581-4 : NETFLOW/IPFIX observationTimeMilliseconds Information Element value is not populated correctly.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When logging Carrier Grade NAT Port Port Block Allocation (CGNAT PBA) events using NetFlow/IPFIX log destinations,
if the AFM module is not enabled, the observationTimeMilliseconds Information Element value is incorrectly reported as zero in reported events.

Conditions:
Using CGNAT PBA, logging to a NetFlow/IPFIX log destination, and AFM is not enabled.

Impact:
CGNAT PBA events containing the observationTimeMilliseconds Information Element will report incorrect values for this field.

Workaround:
1) Enable AFM module, or
2) Enable lsn-legacy-mode in the log profile


1026277-6 : Apply Policy can get ignored in auto-sync setup, while importing/replacing several existing policies with policies that have Policy Builder enabled

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
With auto-sync enabled, replacing multiple policies on Unit-A with policies having Policy Builder enabled, "Apply Policy" initiated by Policy Builder can be ignored at Unit-B that results all the policy on Unit-A appear as not-edited while a few policies on Unit-B appear as edited.

Conditions:
-- Using auto-sync
-- Multiple policies are replaced (imported as replacing method) at the same time
  Note : bulk import/replace is only possible via Ansible (also, maybe scripting that utilizes REST API)
-- Those imported policies have Policy Builder enabled

Impact:
Inconsistent policy state in auto-sync members

Workaround:
Make a minor update on those affected policies, then "Apply Policy" will fix the inconsistent state.


1026273-4 : HA failover connectivity using the cluster management address does not work on VIPRION platforms

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Upon upgrade to an affected version, failover communication via the management port does not work. You may still see packets passing back and forth, but the listener on the receiving end is not configured, and therefore the channel is not up.

Here are a few symptoms you may see:
-- Running 'tmsh show cm failover-status' shows a status of 'Error' on the management network.

-- Running 'tmctl' commands reports the disconnected state:
Example:
$ tmctl -l sod_tg_conn_stat -s entry_key,last_msg,status
entry_key last_msg status
----------------------------- ---------- ------
10.76.7.8->10.76.7.9:1026 0 0 <--- Notice there is no 'last message' and 'status' is 0, which means disconnected.
10.76.7.8->17.1.90.2:1026 1623681404 1

-- Looking at 'netstat -pan | grep 1026 command output, you do not see the management port listening on port 1026:
Example (notice that the management IP from the above example of 10.76.7.9 is not listed):
# netstat -pan | grep 1026
udp 0 0 10.10.10.10:1026 0.0.0.0:* 6035/sod

-- Listing /var/run/ contents shows that the chmand.pid file is missing:
 # ls /var/run/chmand.pid
ls: cannot access /var/run/chmand.pid: No such file or directory

Conditions:
-- Running on VIPRION platforms
-- Only cluster management IP address is configured: No cluster member IP addresses are configured
-- Install a software version where ID810821 is fixed (see https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID810821.html)
-- Management IP is configured in the failover configuration

Impact:
If only the management is configured for failover or there are communication issues over the self IP (such as misconfigured port lockdown settings), then the devices may appear to have unusual behavior such as both going active.

Workaround:
-- Configure a cluster member IP address on each individual blade in addition to the Cluster management IP address.


1025965-1 : Audit role users cannot see folder properties under sys-folder

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Users with auditor role cannot create, modify, or delete any data, nor can they view SSL keys or user passwords. Users with the Auditor role have access to all partitions on the system, and this partition access cannot be changed.

Conditions:
Run tmsh command to check the access under sys folder

Impact:
Tmsh does not allow sys folder component for auditor.
no-ref-check, traffic-group, device-group


1025529-2 : TMM generates core when iRule executes a nexthop command and SIP traffic is sent

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
If an iRule uses the 'nexthop' command to select a VLAN for a virtual server, TMM may crash.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server with SIP profile and iRule that executes a 'nexthop' command
-- SIP network traffic occurs

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
Avoid using 'nexthop vlan' in an iRule in a SIP environment.


1025513-1 : PAM Authenticator can cause authorization failure if it fails to lock /var/log/tallylog

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The following JSON content can be seen in the HTTP 401 response. (By looking at the capture or RESTful client)

{"code":401,"message":"Authorization failed: no user authentication header or token detected. Uri:http://localhost:8100/mgmt/tm/ltm/pool/?expandSubcollections=true Referrer:<ip_address> Sender:<ip_address>,"referer":<ip_address>,"restOperationId":12338804,"kind":":resterrorresponse"}


Contention for /var/log/tallylog lock might result in users failing to authenticate correctly. As a result of this issue, you might see the following message:

 PAM Couldn't lock /var/log/pam/tallylog : Resource temporarily unavailable.

Conditions:
High concurrent authentication attempts may trigger this issue. For example, opening a connection, using basic authentication, performing a query (for example, get node list, get virtual address list, and set pool min active members), and then closing the connection. If done frequently enough, there is an occasional authentication failure.

Impact:
This intermittent auth issue results in failure of some auth request.

Workaround:
Since this is an intermittent authentication failure, wait a few seconds and then attempt to rerun auth request.

For automation tools, please use token-based authentication.


1025261-3 : When restjavad.useextramb is set, java immediately uses more resident memory in linux

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When restjavad.useextramb is set, java immediately reserves more memory and the process size (RSS) increases.

Conditions:
When restjavad.useextramb and when provision.extramb is set to a non-default value.

Impact:
The restjavad process size will use more RSS.

Workaround:
Revert the restjavad.useextramb value or set provision.extramb higher to compensate.


1025089-1 : Pool members marked down by database monitor due to stale cached connection

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
By default, BIG-IP database monitors (mssql, mysql, oracle, postgresql) are configured to keep a connection to the database server open between monitor probes to avoid the overhead of establishing the network connection to the database server for each query operation.
If this cached network connection times out or is dropped by the database server, it is marked as "stale" when the next probe occurs, and a new connection is made during the next scheduled monitor probe.
In the meantime, due to the lost connection, the monitored pool member may be marked DOWN until the next scheduled monitor probe. This is more likely to occur when a database monitor is used to monitor a GTM pool member instead of an LTM pool member, due to differences between how monitors are configured for GTM versus LTM.

Conditions:
This may occur under the following conditions:
-- GTM or LTM pool members are monitored by a database monitor, configured such that a single probe failure will mark the member DOWN. (Such configuration may be more common for GTM monitors.)
-- Either the database server times out or drops the connection for some reason, or no database monitor probes are sent to the database server within a 5 minute interval.

Impact:
GTM or LTM pool members monitored by a database monitor may be marked DOWN temporarily if the network connection to the database server is dropped or times out.

Workaround:
To work around this issue, perform one of the following actions:
-- Configure the database (mssql, mysql, oracle, postgresql) monitor with a "count" value of "1". This prevents the caching/reuse of network connections to the database server between probes. Thus there is no cached connection to time out/get dropped. However, the overhead of establishing the network connection to the database server will be incurred for each probe.
-- Configure the database monitor "interval" and "timeout" values (for an LTM monitor), or the "interval", "timeout", "probe-attempts", "probe-interval" and "probe-timeout" values (for a GTM monitor) such that multiple failed monitor probes are required before the monitored member is marked DOWN.


1024905-1 : GTM monitor times out if monitoring a virtual server with translation address

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
GTM monitor flaps between UP and DOWN.

Conditions:
1. GTM configured with two type of IP addresses, one IPv4 with translated address and IPv6 without translated address, or the other way around.
2. The monitored resource is with the translated address of the other type. If step 1, IPV4 translated, then step with IPV4 translated address.

Impact:
Monitor flaps.

Workaround:
Configure both with translated address.


1024841-2 : SSL connection mirroring with ocsp connection failure on standby

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
SSL connection mirroring with ocsp stapling connection failure on standby, active completes handshake with delay.

Conditions:
SSL connection mirroring with ocsp stapling

Impact:
Handshake delay on active

Workaround:
Disable ocsp stapling or ssl connection mirroring


1024761-1 : HTTP adds Transfer-Encoding and terminating chunk to responses that cannot have a body

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When rechunking is requested, HTTP responses with methods or status codes indicating that no body be present (like HEAD or 304) are receiving a Transfer-Encoding header and a terminating chunk. These responses should not have a body of any sort.

Conditions:
HTTP virtual server with rewrite profile present with the server that does HTTP caching.

Impact:
HTTP clients are unable to connect.

Workaround:
Remove the rewrite profile.

Possibly change http profile response-chunking from sustain to unchunk. This resolves the issue for the 304, but means that all other requests are changed from either chunking or unchunked with Content-Length header to unchunked without Content-Length and with "Connection: Close".


1024661-3 : SCTP forwarding flows based on VTAG for bigproto

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Sometimes SCTP traffic is unidirectionally dropped on one link after an SCTP link down occurs.

Conditions:
-- SCTP configured and BIG-IP is passing traffic
-- A link goes down

Impact:
Flow creation on the wrong TMM and some traffic is dropped.

Workaround:
Disable SCTP flow redirection.
tmm.sctp.redirect_packets == disable


1024621-4 : Re-establishing BFD session might take longer than expected.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
It might take a few minutes for a BFD session to come up. During this time you will notice session state transition multiple times between 'Admin Down' <-> 'Down'.

Conditions:
BFD peer trying to re-establish a session with BIG-IP, choosing ephemeral ports dis-aggregating to different TMMs.

Impact:
It might take a few minutes for a BFD session to come up.

Workaround:
Increasing Tx/Rx timers will minimize a chance of hitting the problem (For example 1000 TX/RX)


1024553-1 : GTM Pool member set to monitor type "none" results in big3d: timed out

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
A pool member is marked down with a 'none' type monitor attached.

Conditions:
-- GTM pool member with a 'none' monitor configured

Impact:
Setting a pool member to have "none" monitor should result in a blue "checking" status but it may mark the pool member as down/unavailable.

Workaround:
NA.


1024421-2 : At failover, ePVA flush leads to clock advancing and MPI timeout messages in TMM log

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
TMM log shows clock advancing and MPI timeout messages:

notice slot1 MPI stream: connection to node aborted for reason: TCP RST from remote system (tcp.c:5201)
notice slot1 tmm[42900]: 01010029:5: Clock advanced by 6320 ticks

Conditions:
-- pva.standby.flush DB key set to 1 (enabled). The default is 0.
-- Processing high traffic volume for some time

Impact:
Upstream switch could receive flow response from both active and standby units and cause a traffic disturbance.


1024301-1 : Missing required logs for "tmsh modify disk directory" command

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In case of failure of "tmsh modify disk directory" command, log which help to find reason for failure are getting missed.

Conditions:
Attempt to resize some volumes via the "tmsh modify disk directory" command

Impact:
Not able to find failure reason for resize of volumes.

Workaround:
Manually running the resize2fs command, can give the reason for failure.


1024269-1 : Forcing a file system check on the next system reboot does not check all filesystems.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Forcing a file system check on the next system reboot, as described in K73827442, does not check all filesystems, but only the root (/) filesystem. This should not be the case and is a regression compared to previous BIG-IP versions.

After the reboot, you can inspect which filesystems were checked by running the following command:

journalctl --all --no-pager | grep -i fsck

Conditions:
A BIG-IP Administrator follows the procedure to force a file system check on the next system reboot.

Impact:
Some filesystems will not be fixed, and will continue to be corrupted. This can have a number of negative consequences. For instance, enlarging a filesystem (via the 'tmsh modify sys disk directory' command) can fail when a filesystem is dirty.

Workaround:
You can boot the system from the Maintenance Operating System (MOS), and perform all needed file system check operations from there. To boot the system into MOS, simply type 'mosreboot'. Note that once the system reboots into MOS, you will need video console access (for VE systems) or serial console access (for hardware systems) to be able to run fsck and the reboot the system into a regular BIG-IP boot location.

For more information on MOS, please refer to K14245.


1024241-1 : NULL TLS records from client to BIG-IP results in SSL session termination

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After client completes TLS handshake with BIG-IP, when it sends a NULL TLS record, the client BIG-IP SSL connection is terminated.

Conditions:
This is reported on i7800 which has Intel QAT crypto device
The issue was not reported on Nitrox crypto based BIG-IP platforms. Issue is not seen when hardware crypto is disabled

Impact:
SSL connection termination is seen in TLS clients

Workaround:
Disable hardware crypto acceleration


1024225-3 : BIG-IP sends "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" to http/2 client after HEAD request

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
BIG-IP proxying http2 -> http1.1. In response to a HEAD request, pool member sends response with "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header without chunked payload. BIG-IP sends "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header back to http2 client which generates RST_STREAM, PROTOCOL_ERROR. According to RFC 7450 a proxy SHOULD remove such headers.

Conditions:
1) H2 <-> H1 is configured on virtual server
2) HEAD request over http2->http1.1 gateway getting chunked response.

Impact:
Http2 connection is reset

Workaround:
iRule to remove "Transfer-Encoding: Chunked" header from response.


1024029-2 : TMM may crash when processing traffic with per-session APM Access Policy

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Under certain conditions, TMM may crash while processing traffic with per-session APM Access Policy rules.

Conditions:
- APM provisioned
- Per-Request APM Access Policy enabled

Impact:
TMM crash leading to a failover event.

Workaround:
Remove all perflow vars like %{perflow.*} from per session APM policy


1023889-3 : HTTP/HTTPS protocol option in storage filter do not suppress WS/WSS server->client message

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
Protocol filter does not suppress WS/WSS server->client message.

Conditions:
- protocol filter is set to HTTP, HTTPS or HTTP/HTTPS
- response logging is set to For All Requests

Impact:
Remote log server receives unexpected messages

Workaround:
None


1023829-2 : Security->Policies in Virtual Server web page spins mcpd 100%, which later cores

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
With a large number of VLANs (3000+) and virtual servers (2000+), the virtual server list page consumes excessive resources, eventually leading to a mcpd crash.

Conditions:
-- A huge number of VLANs and virtual servers exist.
-- The virtual server list page is displayed

Impact:
Page becomes inaccessible. Mcpd may crash. Traffic and control plane disrupted while mcpd restarts.


1023817-2 : Misleading "Enabling NAT64 for virtual server with security NAT policy configured is redundant/not required." warning

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
While loading the configuration or specifying that NAT64 should be disabled on a virtual server, a warning is displayed or logged:

"Enabling NAT64 for virtual server with security NAT policy configured is redundant/not required."

This warning should only be displayed when a virtual server has both NAT64 enabled and a security NAT policy present, but may occur incorrectly even when NAT64 is disabled.

Conditions:
This warning may be incorrectly generated when all of these conditions are met:

-- a multi-bladed VIPRION
-- virtual servers in the configuration security NAT policies
-- receiving a ConfigSync from a peer, or running "tmsh load sys config" on the primary blade

Impact:
An erroneous warning is logged. It can be safely ignored.


1023461-2 : Multiple entries for CGNAT when PBA pools allocation is defined: for each request, a new entry is created

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
Two pools are configured, for example:
A: any destination
B: destination 8.8.8.8

1. Making connections and utilizing port block allocation (PBA) pool A works as expected; pools are correctly allocated and released as needed.
2. When a client has active PBA pool A allocated and requests pool B (because of connectivity to specific destination IP), then each subsequent connection request from that client results in new PBA pool B allocation.

Conditions:
Multiple rules are defined to configure PBA.

Impact:
If a request does not belong to the first pool then it will not belong any other, so the system creates a new pool.

Workaround:
None


1022997-1 : TCP segments with an incorrect checksum are transmitted when the sock driver is used in AWS deployments (e.g., 1NIC)

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Deployments on AWS that use the sock driver (1NIC, for example) transmit packets with bad checksums when TSO/GSO is required. This causes significant delays as TMM re-segments the packets with correct checksums for retransmission, and may cause some operations to time out (such as configsyncs of large configurations).

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) using the sock driver on AWS (all 1NIC deployments use this)
-- TSO/GSO required due to MTU limitations on one or more VLANs

Impact:
-- Delayed packets.
-- Possible timeouts for some operations (configsyncs, for example).

Workaround:
Modify (or create, if not present) the file /config/tmm_init.tcl on the affected BIG-IP systems, and add the following line to it:

ndal force_sw_tcs off 1d0f:ec20

Then restart TMM:

bigstart restart tmm

Note: Restarting TMM will cause a failover (or an outage if there is no high availability (HA) peer available).


1022973-2 : Sessiondb entries related to Oauth module not cleaned up in certain conditions

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When an OAuth AS is configured with a refresh lifetime of '0', this implies that the refresh token lifetime is infinite. This leads to all sessiondb entries related to this refresh token (including associated access token entries in sessiondb) to have infinite lifetime.

Conditions:
Refresh token lifetime is set to '0'.

Impact:
User will see consistent and persistent increase in memory consumption by TMM, potentially leading to out-of-memory situation.

Workaround:
Do not set refresh token lifetime to '0'.


1022877-3 : Ping missing from list of Types for OAuth Client

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Ping is missing from the 'Type' dropdown menu in Access ›› Federation : OAuth Client / Resource Server : OAuth Server ›› New OAuth Server Configuration...

Conditions:
-- Affected BIG-IP version
-- Add new Oauth server configuration from Access :: Federation : OAuth Client / Resource Server : OAuth Server :: New OAuth Server Configuration...

Impact:
Oauth client configuration for the server of type 'Ping' cannot be created via GUI

Workaround:
Use tmsh to create the configuration, e.g.:

tmsh create apm aaa oauth-server <server name> provider-name Ping dns-resolver-name <dns-resolver-name>


1022637-1 : A partition other than /Common may fail to save the configuration to disk

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A mismatch between the running-configuration (i.e. what is returned by "tmsh list ...") and the saved-configuration (i.e. what is stored in the flat configuration files) for a partition other than /Common, despite a "tmsh save config" operation was just performed (either by the user or as a result of a config-sync).

Conditions:
- One or more partitions other than /Common exist on the system.

- One or more of said partitions have no more configuration objects defined in them (i.e. are empty).

- A config save operation similar to "tmsh save sys config partitions { Common part1 [...] }" occurs, either manually initiated by an Administrator or as a result of a config-sync operation (in which case the device-group must be configured for manual synchronization).

Impact:
Should a BIG-IP Administrator notice the mismatch, the only immediate impact is confusion as to why the config save operation was not effective.

However, as the flat config files are now out-of-date, performing a config load operation on a unit in this state will resurrect old configuration objects that had been previously deleted.

On an Active unit, this may affect traffic handling. On a redundant pair, there is the risk that the resurrected objects may make it to the Active unit after a future config-sync operation.

Workaround:
If you notice the mismatch, you can resolve it by performing a config save operation for all partitions (i.e. "tmsh save sys config").


1022613-1 : Cannot modify Security "global-network" Logging Profile

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When attempting to update the settings of the Security Logging profile, the window displays a modal dialog box titled "Saving Logging Profile" and never completes the update Action

Conditions:
"global-network" logging profile is selected for update

Impact:
You are unable to update the log settings for the "global-network" profile via UI

Workaround:
Use tmsh


1022493-4 : Slow file descriptor leak in urldbmgrd (sockets open over time)

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Unix domain sockets are opened and never closed in urldbmgrd. This is a very slow leak over time.

Conditions:
SWG or URLDB is provisioned.

Impact:
Urldbmgrd may hit a limit of open file descriptors, and may eventually core and restart. When urldbmgrd restarts, urldb also restarts. This may result in a momentary instant where URL categorization is not available.

Workaround:
Restarting urldbmgrd will clear the open file descriptors. Performing a forced restart during a time of no traffic will mitigate the risk of urldbmgrd restarting at an inconvenient time if there are too many sockets open.

"bigstart restart urldbmgrd" will restart the daemon.


1022453-4 : IPv6 fragments are dropped when packet filtering is enabled.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
IPv6 fragments are dropped when packet filtering is enabled.

Conditions:
Packet filtering is enabled and the system is processing IPv6 fragments.

Impact:
Some or all of the fragments of an IPv6 packet are lost.

Workaround:
Disable packet filtering


1022421-4 : Pendsec utility incorrectly starts on i2x00/i4x00 platform with NON WD disk

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The pendsec utility recognizes that the disk is a HDD and attempts to run a smart check against it but it does not recognize or support the disk type that is in the system and therefore you will see log messages like this in /var/log/messages when the cron job attempts to run:

   May 14 15:34:04 fqdn.device.com notice pendsect[11461]: skipping drive --
   May 14 15:34:04 fqdn.device.com notice pendsect[11461]: No known drives detected for pending sector check. Exiting

Conditions:
- i2x00 or i4x00 platform with the Seagate brand HDD

Impact:
Cosmetic

Workaround:
You can mitigate the cosmetic log issue by suppressing the pendsec utility.

Login to BIG-IP using SSH
 
 Navigate to /etc/cron.daily
# cd /etc/cron.daily
 
Create new directory called suppress
# mkdir suppress
 
Move the pendsect cron job to suppres
# mv pendsect suppress


1022297-4 : In BIG-IP GUI using "Select All" with filters is not working appropriately for policies

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In BIG-IP GUI using "Select All" with filters is not working appropriately for policies. When you attempt to delete policies after using filtering, all policies are deleted.

Conditions:
In BIG-IP GUI policies page, apply filter and using select all, for an action is selecting all objects and filter not applied.

Impact:
All policies objects are affected for an action, and filter is not applied


1022213-4 : DDOS: BDOS: Warning messages related to high availability (HA) watchdog seen on system bring up

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When the BDoS log message level is set to "Warning", some high availability (HA) watchdog messages are logged:

info bdosd[14184]: BDoS: May 27 03:51:40|loadState|460|HA Watchdog was not found <DNS_CLASS_L>

Conditions:
-- DDoS is used.
-- Dynamic signature is enabled on vectors
-- Default BDoS log level is changed to Warning.

Impact:
Unwanted log messages displayed. They can be safely ignored.


1021925-4 : During bootup AWS BIG-IP endpoint was not licensed when custom gateway configured over management interface

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
AWS-based BIG-IP instance with a static IP assigned to the mgmt interface and a custom gateway configured, the box fails to load its license during startup.

Conditions:
BIG-IP configured with static IP address and customize gateway for default route.

Impact:
BIG-IP fails to load license.

Workaround:
Once BIG-IP boots up, execute reloadlic command which installs the license.


1021873-1 : TMM crash in IPIP tunnel creation with a pool route

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In rare circumstances, the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) process may produce a core file in the /shared/core directory while processing traffic.

Conditions:
1)Virtual server attached with an ipip encapsulation enabled pool
2)Multiple paths to pool members
(pool route to pool member)

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


1021837-3 : When a virtual server has an inline service profile configured, connections will be reset with cause "No server selected"

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Connections are reset with "No server selected" cause.

Conditions:
-- An inline service profile ("ltm profile service") attached to a normal virtual server

Impact:
TCP connections are reset

Workaround:
Delete and recreate the virtual server without the inline service profile associated with it.

Simply removing the service profile from the virtual server is not sufficient.


1021637-4 : In some cases BD enforces CSRF on all URLs, ignoring CSRF URLs

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
CSRF is sometimes enforced on URLs that do not match the CSRF URLs list

Conditions:
ASM policy with CSRF settings

Impact:
URLs that do not match the CSRF URLs list can be blocked due to CSRF violation.

Workaround:
None


1021109-4 : The cmp-hash VLAN setting does not apply to trunked interfaces.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
-- CPU usage is increased.
-- Throughput is reduced.
-- Packet redirections occur (visible when using 'tmctl -d blade tmm/flow_redir_stats')

Conditions:
-- Traffic is received on trunked interfaces.
-- The cmp-hash setting has a non-default value.
-- The platform is BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE).

Impact:
Performance is reduced. Output from 'tmctl -d blade tmm/flow_redir_stats' shows redirections.

Workaround:
-- Use the default cmp-hash setting.
-- Do not trunk interfaces.


1021061-4 : Config fails to load for large config on platform with Platform FIPS license enabled

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Config fails to load.

Conditions:
-- Platforms with Platform FIPS license enabled.
-- There are several ways to encounter this. One is with a large GTM (DNS) configuration that requires extending the gtmd stats file.

Impact:
Config file fails to load. For the gtmd configuration, gtmd repeatedly logs error messages similar to:

err gtmd[14954]: 011af002:3: TMSTAT error 'Invalid argument' creating row '/Common/vs_45_53' in table 'gtm_vs_stat'

For merged daemon, reports messages similar to:
err merged[9166]: 011b0900:3: TMSTAT error tmstat_row_create: Invalid argument.

Workaround:
None


1020789-4 : An i11800 cannot deploy a four core vCMP guest if the remaining cores are in use

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When trying to deploy a four or more core guest on an i11800 vCMP host where all of the other cores are in use, the following error message may be seen:

err mcpd[<pid>]: 0107131f:3: Could not allocate vCMP guest (<guest_name>) because fragmented resources

--------------------------------------------------
one more similar issue has raised for 8 guests allocation failure

When trying to deploy a eight core guest on an i11800 vCMP host where four 2 cores are in use, the following error message may be seen:

0107131f:3: Could not allocate vCMP guest (guest-8cores-A) because fragmented resources

Conditions:
VCMP provisioned on an i11800 and 28 cores are in use.

Attempts to deploy a four core guest will fail

--------------------------------------------------

VCMP provisioned on an i11800 and 8 cores are in use.

Attempts to deploy a eight core guest will fail

Because interfaces are not continues

Impact:
All of the available cores cannot be used.

Workaround:
It is possible you may be able to work around this by deploying the largest guests first, then any remaining 2 core guests.

There is currently no other fix.


1020717-4 : Policy versions cleanup process sometimes removes newer versions

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The policy versions cleanup process sometimes removes versions in incorrect order. Newer versions are removed while older versions are preserved.

Conditions:
"maxSizeOfSavedVersions" configuration parameter in "/etc/ts/tools/policy_history.cfg" has very low value.

Impact:
Newer versions are removed.

Workaround:
increase value of "maxSizeOfSavedVersions" configuration parameter in "/etc/ts/tools/policy_history.cfg"


1020645-5 : When HTTP CONNECT is sent, iRule event HTTP_RESPONSE_RELEASE is not triggered

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In an explicit proxy configuration when an HTTP request is sent to an HTTPS destination server via proxy, the HTTP CONNECT method is sent, but the iRule event HTTP_RESPONSE_RELEASE is not fired.

Conditions:
- Simple HTTP explicit proxy virtual server
- An HTTP request from the client is sent to an 'https://' destination server

Impact:
iRule event HTTP_RESPONSE_RELEASE does not get triggered.

Workaround:
None


1020549-1 : Server-side connections stall with zero window with OneConnect profile

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Serverside connections from pool member to BIG-IP hang, with the BIG-IP advertising a TCP zero window.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server with OneConnect profile
-- The BIG-IP applies flow-control to the serverside connection (e.g. the server's response to the BIG-IP is faster than the BIG-IP's forwarding the response to the client)
-- The serverside connection is subsequently re-used

Impact:
Serverside connections hang in the middle of data transfer, and will eventually time out.

Workaround:
If possible, remove the OneConnect profile from the virtual server.

Note: removing a OneConnect profile may cause problems with persistence, as described in
K7964: The BIG-IP system may appear to ignore persistence information for Keep-Alive connections (https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K7964)


1020337-2 : DNS msg_ObjType can cause buffer overrun due to lack of NUL terminator

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Tmm cores with umem debug enabled.

Conditions:
A string operation is performed against DNS resource records (RRs) from DNSMSG::section in an iRule.

Impact:
Tmm memory corruption. In some situations, tmm might crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use string operations against DNS RRs returned from DNSMSG::section.


1020277-1 : Mcpd may run out of memory when build image is missing

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After installing a new blade, if the BIG-IP does not have the appropriate images to install all volumes onto the new blade, it can get stuck waiting to install. This may cause mcpd to eventually run out of memory.

Running "tmsh show sys software" shows a message similar to this for a prolonged period of time:

HD1.2 3 BIG-IP 12.1.3.5 0.0.10 no waiting for product image (BIG-IP 12.1.3)

Conditions:
-- Installing a new blade into a chassis-based system.
-- Missing BIG-IP image(s) necessary to update all volumes on the new blade.

Impact:
Mcpd eventually runs out of memory and cores.

Workaround:
Either delete the affected volume if it is no longer necessary, or copy the appropriate BIG-IP image to /shared/images.


1020149-4 : Bot Defense does not support iOS's WKWebView framework

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When using the Bot Defense Profile, mobile apps which use iOS's WKWebView framework may get blocked from accessing the website.

Conditions:
-- Using the Bot Defense Profile
-- Mobile apps which use iOS's WKWebView framework try to access the website

Impact:
Mobile apps which use iOS's WKWebView framework may get blocked from accessing the website.

Workaround:
None


1020129-2 : Turboflex page in GUI reports 'profile.Features is undefined' error

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The System :: Resource Provisioning : TurboFlex page is unusable, and the BIG-IP GUI reports an error:

An error occurred: profile.Features is undefined.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP iSeries appliance
-- Upgrade to:
--- v15.1.3 or later within v15.1.x
--- v16.0.1.2 or later within v16.0.x
--- v16.1.0 or later
-- Accessing the System :: Resource Provisioning : TurboFlex page in the BIG-IP GUI

Impact:
Unable to manage TurboFlex profile via the BIG-IP GUI.

Workaround:
Use tmsh or iControl REST to manage TurboFlex profile configuration.


1020109-1 : Subnet mask property of virtual addresses not displayed in management GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
You cannot determine the subnet mask for a displayed virtual address using only the BIG-IP management GUI.

Conditions:
-- A virtual address (automatically created by any virtual server) exists in the configuration.
-- Using the management GUI.

Impact:
Potential difficulty in troubleshooting and verifying config due to having to use other methods (accessing the CLI) to check a virtual address's netmask.

Workaround:
Use tmsh to determine the subnet mask.


1020089-1 : MCP validation should prevent defining multiple virtual servers with the same virtual address but with different subnet masks

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Multiple virtual servers with the same virtual address but with different subnet masks are allowed.

Conditions:
Creation of multiple virtual servers with the same virtual address but with different subnet masks.

Impact:
Latest virtual server instantiation implicitly and silently modifies the subnet mask of the virtual address, making the system not behave as the user thinks or intended.

Workaround:
None.


1020069-1 : Equinix SmartKey HSM is not working with nethsm-partition 'fortanix'

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Setting up the Equinix SmartKey HSM with nethsm-partition 'fortanix' (or anything other than 'auto') pkcs11d logs an error:

err pkcs11d[21535]: 01680040:3: netHSM: Failed to find partition with label 'fortanix' on the netHSM.

Conditions:
Configuring a nethsm-partition other than 'auto'.

Impact:
BIG-IP does not connect to the HSM and SSL traffic is disrupted.

Workaround:
Use the nethsm-partition 'auto'
tmsh create sys crypto fips nethsm-partition 'auto'


1020061-3 : Nested address lists can increase configuration load time

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Whenever there are a number of nested address lists configured, the 'load sys config' command takes a long time to complete.

Conditions:
-- Several nested Address Lists are configured.
-- The 'load sys config' command is run.

Impact:
Upgrading (load sys config) takes a lot of time of time to complete, which sometimes causes Packet Correlation Classification Daemon (pccd) to fail.

If pccd fails, the system is unable to detect and compile firewall configuration changes, meaning that changes made to the firewall configuration are not enforced.

Note: The firewall configuration that was running before pccd goes down continues to be enforced; only changes are not enforced.

Workaround:
None


1020041-3 : "Can't process event 16, err: ERR_NOT_FOUND" seen in tmm logs

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
The following message may be logged to /var/log/tmm*

   Can't process event 16, err: ERR_NOT_FOUND

Conditions:
Applying a PEM policy to an existing session that already has that policy (eg, through an irule using 'PEM::subscriber config policy referential set xxxx'

Impact:
Since the PEM policy is already applied to the session, the failure message is essentially cosmetic, but it can cause the tmm logs to grow in size if this is happening frequently.

Workaround:
--


1019793-2 : Image2disk does not work on F5OS BIG-IP tenant.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Image2disk fails to recognize the correct disk to install and installation fails.

Conditions:
This occurs with BIG-IP tenants that are running in F5OS partitions.

Impact:
Installation fails.

Workaround:
None


1019749-2 : Enabling DHCP for management should not be allowed on vCMP guest

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Options to enable DHCP for the management interface are available on vCMP guests.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP vCMP guest running on an appliance

Impact:
VCMP guest can be configured with options that are incompatible with VCMP operation.

This might result in a loss of management IP in the guest after a reboot

Workaround:
Do not attempt to DHCP on the management interface of a vCMP guest.


1019709-1 : Modifying mgmt-dhcp options should not be allowed on VCMP guest

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Option to modify mgmt-dhcp to dhcpv4 or dhcpv6 is available on VCMP guest.

Conditions:
This is encountered with the following tmsh command

modify sys global-settings mgmt-dhcp
Values:
  dhcpv4 dhcpv6 disabled enabled

Impact:
VCMP guest can be configured with options that are incompatible with VCMP operation.

This might result in a loss of management IP in the guest after a reboot

Workaround:
N/A


1019641-3 : SCTP INIT_ACK not forwarded

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After SCTP link down/up (not physical IF link down up), SCTP session can't be established.

Conditions:
-- CMP forwarding enabled (source-port preserve-strict)
-- The BIG-IP system is encountering heavy traffic load
-- A connection is deleted from the connection table

Impact:
Flow state can become out of sync between TMMs

Workaround:
Once the problem occurs, execute "tmsh delete sys connection", and the SCTP session will be re-established.


1019613-5 : Unknown subscriber in PBA deployment may cause CPU spike

Component: Carrier-Grade NAT

Symptoms:
in PBA deployment, a CPU spike may be observed if the subscriber-id log is enabled and the subscriber-id is unknown.

Conditions:
-- PBA configuration
-- Address translation persistent is enabled
-- Subscriber-id log is enabled
-- There is an unknown subscriber

Impact:
Overall system capacity reduces.

Workaround:
Disable subscriber-id logging.


1019557-1 : Bdosd does not create /var/bdosd/*.json

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
JSON files for historical data are not created for each virtual server in /var/bdosd.

BDOS for DDoS works on current data in memory but cannot to depend on the historical data for all virtual servers

Conditions:
BDOS is configured for any virtual server

Impact:
Custom signature or BDDoS-generated signature for the virtual server does not work correctly.

Workaround:
None


1019481-1 : Unable to provision PEM on VELOS platform

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
Unable to provision PEM on VELOS platform

Conditions:
When trying to provision PEM

Impact:
PEM functionality cannot be achieved

Workaround:
Change sys db provision.enforce value to false and load sys config


1019453-1 : Core generated for autodosd daemon when synchronization process is terminated

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Autodosd cores on SIGSEGV.

Conditions:
-- AFM DoS vectors configured
-- This can occur during normal operation but the specific conditions that trigger it are unknown

Impact:
Autodosd is restarted, but up to 15 seconds of history may be lost.

Workaround:
None


1019429-1 : CMP Forwarded flows do not get syncache counter decremented when only server-side is PVA accelerated

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Virtuals with CMP forwarded flows and PVA acceleration may see a higher than expected syncache counter which can lead to permanent syncookie activation.

Also, under certain conditions the internal listeners used for config-sync may have syncookies activated. Logs will show the syncookie counter increasing after every activation.

bigip1 warning tmm1[18356]: 01010038:4: Syncookie counter 9830 exceeded vip threshold 2496 for virtual = 192.168.1.1:4353
bigip1 warning tmm1[18356]: 01010038:4: Syncookie counter 9834 exceeded vip threshold 2497 for virtual = 192.168.1.1:4353

Conditions:
-- Virtual servers with CMP forwarded flows - commonly occurring when the FTP profile is in use.
-- A platform with PVA acceleration enabled.
-- Only the server-side flow of a connection is offloaded to hardware.

Impact:
Elevated syncache_curr, epva_connstat.embryonic_hw_conns, epva_connstat, embryonic_hw_tcp_conns stas. Improper syncooke activation. Syncookie activation on the config-sync listener may cause config-sync to fail.

Workaround:
Remove the ftp profile or disable PVA acceleration:

modify sys db pva.acceleration value none


1019357-2 : Active fails to resend ipsec ikev2_message_id_sync if no response received

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In high availability (HA) setup, after failover, the newly active BIG-IP device, will send ikev2_message_id_sync messages to the other device.

If the BIG-IP device did not receive a response, it has to retransmit the packet. Some of the IKE tunnels are trying to retransmitting the packet, but its not going out of BIG-IP due to wrong state of relation between IKE tunnel and connection flow.

After 5 retries, it marks the peer as down, and the IKE tunnel is deleted.

Conditions:
-- High availability (HA) environment
-- IKE tunnels configured
-- A failover occurs

Impact:
Traffic loss.

Workaround:
None


1019285-1 : Systemd hangs and is unresponsive

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When memory is exhausted on the system and systemd tries to fork to start or stop a service, systemd fails and enters "freeze" mode.

Conditions:
Following log messages can be seen in the daemon.log log file:

err systemd[1]: Failed to fork: Cannot allocate memory
crit systemd[1]: Assertion 'pid >= 1' failed at src/core/unit.c:1997, function unit_watch_pid(). Aborting.
emerg systemd[1]: Caught <ABRT>, cannot fork for core dump: Cannot allocate memory
emerg systemd[1]: Freezing execution.

Impact:
Systemd does not provide service anymore.

Workaround:
Reboot the system to restore the systemd services.


1019261-1 : In-TMM HTTPS monitor with SSL Profile set to None does not use serverssl profile.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTPS monitors with SSL profile set to None (default) will not use the default ServerSSL profile of "serverssl" when In-TMM monitoring is enabled. Instead, another internal ServerSSL profile is used which has different values from "serverssl".

Conditions:
-- In-TMM monitoring is enabled
-- HTTPS monitor(s) with SSL profile field is set to the default of "None"

Impact:
The TLS settings for the HTTPS monitor monitor probes will not match those of the ServerSSL "serverssl" profile and may cause unexpected behavior such as utilizing TLS 1.3 (disabled by default in the "serverssl" profile) or random session IDs.

Workaround:
Specify a ServerSSL profile in every HTTPS monitor when using In-TMM monitoring.

Attaching the profile "serverssl" will result in the same behavior that SSL Profile "none" should provide, given that the "serverssl" profile should be the default.


1019129-4 : Changing syslog remote port requires syslog-ng restart to take effect

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Modified remote port in syslog configuration takes effect only after restart of the syslog-ng.

Conditions:
-- Configure the remote syslogs and allow some time to pass.
-- Change the local IP or remote port in syslog config.

Impact:
Change does not occur until you reboot or restart syslog-ng.

Workaround:
To cause the change to occur, restart syslog-ng:
bigstart restart syslog-ng


1018877-2 : Subsession variable values mixing between sessions

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Subsession variable lookup internally assumes that a complete session DB lookup name (Session ID + Subsession key) is used. However, when using the lookup table, only the subsession key is passed in.

Conditions:
Subsession variables are referenced in the Per-Request Policy outside of the Subsession without the Session ID.

Impact:
A Per-Request Policy execution may get the value of the subsession variable from a different APM session.

Workaround:
Add the session ID to the reference to the subsession variables used in Per-Request Policies.


1018765-1 : Changing the sshd port breaks some BIG-IP utilities on a multi-bladed system

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After using "sys sshd port" to change the default port for sshd, some utilities may no longer work properly on the BIG-IP, such as:

"tmsh reboot slot ..."

or

qkview

or

any command using clsh

or

ssh slot<slot number>

Conditions:
-- Chassis system with multiple blades.
-- Default sshd port was modified.

Impact:
Unable to run commands on secondary blades.

Workaround:
-- Reconfigure SSHD to run on the default port, 22.

or

-- Specify an explicit port when using ssh and log in to each blade to run the desired commands, e.g. "ssh -p 40222 slot2"


1018673-1 : Virtual Edition systems replicate host traffic to all TMMs when a multicast MAC address is the traffic's nexthop

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When BIG-IP Virtual Edition receives a host packet that has a multicast MAC address as its nexthop, it will disaggregate this by forwarding it to all TMMs. This results in all TMMs egressing the packet.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition
-- A route is configured to a multicast MAC address
-- Host traffic (e.g. non-TMM monitors, ping, etc.) is routed to the multicast MAC address

Impact:
Extraneous packets are egressed from the BIG-IP.

Workaround:
Partial workaround for the case of monitors: use in-TMM monitors where possible. Otherwise, there is no workaround for this.


1018613-1 : Modify wideip pools with replace-all-with results pools with same order 0

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Multiple wideip pools have the order 0.

Conditions:
There are overlap for the pools for command replace-all-with and the pools to be replaced.

Impact:
iQuery flapping between GTMs.

Workaround:
First delete all pools from the wideip and then use replace-all-with.


1018165-1 : GUI display of DHCPv6 profile not correct for virtual server in non-default route-domain

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
A virtual server created in a non-default route-domain with a DHCPv6 profile shows as using a DHCPv4 profile 'None' in the GUI.

Conditions:
-- Virtual server using a DHCPv6 profile.
-- Virtual server must be in a non-default route-domain.
-- Using the GUI to view the virtual server.

Impact:
Incorrect view of the configuration.

Workaround:
None


1017897-1 : Self IP address creation fails with 'ioctl failed: No such device'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Creating a self IP address after a route-domain using TMSH reports an error:

01070712:3: Cannot get device index for Backend in rd2 - ioctl failed: No such device.

Conditions:
Using tmsh, create a Trunk, create a VLAN on the trunk, create a route-domain, then create a self IP address.

Impact:
Self IP address creation fails after route-domain creation.
Unable to run declarative-onboarding declaration.

Workaround:
Add a short delay after modifying/creating the route domain before creating the self IP address.

Note: Self IP address should be created after route-domain creation.


1017885-5 : Wildcard server-name does not match multiple labels in FQDN

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Wildcard server-name does not match multiple labels in FQDN
for example: *.domain.com matches a.domain.com or a.bc.domain.com, but it does not match domain.com but here multiple labels(a.bc.domain.com) are not matched to the wildcard (*.domain.com).

Conditions:
Client-ssl is configured with a wildcard server-name with the virtual server configured with multiple client-ssl profiles. The correct ssl profile (and therefore certificate) is chosen based on SNI from the client Hello.

Impact:
Generates default profile/certificate when trying to match with multiple labels using wildcard, when it should generate correct certificate matched to the wildcard in server name.

Workaround:
N/A


1017857-1 : Restore of UCS leads to incorrect UID on authorized_keys

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After restoring a UCS from a different BIG-IP device, the admin user is unable to log in via SSH using SSH public key authentication.

Conditions:
-- Create a UCS on one BIG-IP system where a UCS archive has been restored in the past (including by an upgrade)
-- Import the UCS to a different BIG-IP system and load it

Impact:
You are unable to log in as the admin user via SSH using key-based authentication.
NOTE: Password authentication works without any issues.

Workaround:
Change the owner of /home/admin/.ssh/authorized_keys to 'root', by running the following command:

    chown root /home/admin/.ssh/authorized_keys

This command can also be run via iControl REST using the /mgmt/tm/util/bash endpoint.


1017801-1 : Internal listeners (cgc, ftp data, etc) all share the same listener_key stats

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Internal stats are not accurate because they are shared across multiple listener types

Conditions:
This can occur when multiple virtual server types are in use and passing traffic.

Impact:
Internal listener stats are not accurate.


1017721-5 : WebSocket does not close cleanly when SSL enabled.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After sending a close frame to the WebSocket server, the WebSocket client receives 1006 response.

Conditions:
Virtual server with the following profiles:
-- WebSocket
-- HTTP over SSL (at least server side SSL)

and connection closure is initiated by the client.

Impact:
Client side applications experience errors in the form of WebSocket abnormally closing connections with error code 1006.

Workaround:
Avoid using SSL on WebSocket server context.


1017557-1 : ASM Plugin Abort reset for chunked response without proper terminating 0 chunk followed by FIN

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM BD sends a reset back to the client when the backend server sends a response without proper terminating 0 chunk followed by FIN.

Conditions:
- ASM provisioned
- ASM policy attached to a virtual server
- Backed server sends a bad chunked response

Impact:
Valid requests can be reset.

Workaround:
Any one of the following workarounds can be applied.

-- Fix backed server behavior.
-- Fix bad response using iRule, appending proper terminating 0 chunk
-- Change ASM internal /usr/share/ts/bin/add_del_internal update bypass_upon_load 1


1017513-5 : Config sync fails with error Invalid monitor rule instance identifier

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If you remove or attach a different monitor to an fqdn pool, then perform a full config-sync, an error occurs:

Load failed from /Common/bigip1 01070712:3: Caught configuration exception (0), Invalid monitor rule instance identifier: 58.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP device is configured with fqdn nodes/pools with monitors.
-- Modify an fqdn pool to remove or attach a different monitor.
-- Run the command: run cm config-sync to-group Failover
-- Perform a full config-sync.

Impact:
Sync to the peer device(s) fails.

Workaround:
Use incremental-sync.


1017421-4 : SASP Monitor does not log significant error conditions at default logging level

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Most error conditions encountered by the SASP monitor are not logged at the default logging level ("error"). Most of the meaningful error conditions, including Exceptions, are logged at "info" or "debug" levels. Obtaining details to diagnose the SASP monitor issues requires reconfiguring sys db saspd.loglevel for a value of "info" or "debug".

Conditions:
-- Using the SASP monitor to monitor LTM pool members
-- Leaving the saspd.loglevel system DB variable configured at the default value of "error"

Impact:
Errors which occur intermittently or once while monitoring LTM pool members using the SASP monitor may not be diagnosable.

Workaround:
Configure the saspd.loglevel system DB variable with a value of "info" (for normal operations) or "debug" (if problems are occurring repeatedly).


1017261-7 : Configuraton update triggers from MCP to ASM are ignored

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
If a stale/incorrect but running PID is present in /var/ts/var/install/ucs_install.pid, then ASMConfig will think it is in the middle of a UCS or Sync load event and ignore updates from MCP.

Conditions:
A UCS load event such as an upgrade or a config sync is interrupted and ASM is not restarted until another process reuses the process id from the upgrade.

Impact:
Updates from MCP are ignored which can cause:
* Missed sync events
* Missed updates for logging or pool configuration
* Missing security policies

Workaround:
Delete /var/ts/var/install/ucs_install.pid


1017149-1 : User-defined bot sigs that are created in tmsh don't overlap staged factory bot sigs

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
User-defined bot signatures that are created in tmsh are not enforced if there are similar factory bot signatures even when they are staged.

Conditions:
User-defined bot signature is created in tmsh and is matched also by staged factory bot signature.

Impact:
User-defined signature is not enforced correctly

Workaround:
Define user-defined bot signature using the GUI and if signature domain are needed but can't be configured by the GUI, define the domain in tmsh after the signature is created with:
tmsh mod security bot-defense signature <sig_name> domains replace-all-with { domains }


1017029-5 : SASP monitor does not identify specific cause of failed SASP Registration attempt

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
On affected BIG-IP versions, upon startup, the SASP monitor sends a single Registration Request to the SASP GWM (Group Workload Manager) to initiate monitoring of configured LTM pool members. This Registration Request contains all configured LTM pools (SASP Groups) and members (SASP Group Members).

If an error is encountered by the SASP GWM with one of the SASP Groups in the request, the registration of all groups fails.
However, the GWM does not provide any indication of *which* Group or member does not match the GWM configuration, hindering troubleshooting efforts.

The current BIG-IP behavior does not allow identification of the specific pool/member or monitor that is misconfigured and thus responsible for the failed SASP Registration attempt.

Conditions:
This behavior occurs on affected BIG-IP versions when the LTM SASP monitor is configured to monitor members of multiple LTM pools, and when BIG-IP start/restarts/reboots or the configuration is loaded.

Impact:
If a single Registration Request fails, the GWM terminates the connection with the Load Balancer (BIG-IP SASP monitor). This behavior is defined by the SASP protocol and SASP GWM implementation.

As a result, the SASP monitor will mark all pool members DOWN that are monitored by the SASP monitor, halting traffic from flowing to all pools monitored by the SASP monitor.

When an error occurs during registration of the LTM pools (SASP Groups), the GWM does not provide any indication of *which* Group or member does not match the GWM configuration.
Since a single error message is returned by the SASP GWM for the entire Registration Request (for all SASP Groups), the SASP monitor cannot indicate which Group (pool/member) or monitor caused the error.

This hinders efforts to troubleshoot the cause of the failure, while all traffic has stopped flowing to the SASP-monitored pools.

Workaround:
To diagnose this issue, first enable saspd debug logging:
tmsh mod sys db saspd.loglevel value debug_msg
(Optional alternative values include deep_debug and debug, but provide less detail.)

With saspd debug logging enabled, a message like the following in /var/log/monitors/saspd.log confirms that an error occurred during the Registration step:
SASPProcessor::processRegistrationReply: received error registering workloads with GWM ##.##.##.###:3860: 69 'InvalidGroup'

If the above message is found to confirm this issue, the primary path to resolution should be for the BIG-IP administrator to very carefully compare the BIG-IP pool/member and sasp monitor configuration with the SASP GWM configuration, to identify any mismatches or inconsistencies between the configurations.

On the BIG-IP system, to help isolate the misconfigured LTM pool(s)/member(s) causing the SASP Registration failure:
1. Remove the sasp monitor from configured LTM pools/members one at a time, and observe whether any pool members still monitored by the sasp monitor are marked UP.
2. Add the sasp monitor back to configured LTM pools/members one at a time, in the same order as removed, except for the last LTM pool/member from which it was removed.
3. Save and reload the configuration, and check whether the LTM pools/members monitored by the sasp monitor are still marked UP.
4. Repeat as necessary if there appear to be multiple LTM pools/members causing a SASP Registration failure.


Alternately, it may be possible to choose a different monitor (using a more fault-tolerant protocol) to monitor the status of affected pool members.


1016921-3 : SSL Connection mirroring - session resumption does not occur on standby when the session ticket is enabled

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Eight-second delays occur on traffic through an SSL connection mirroring virtual server, and errors occur on the standby device:

crit tmm7[11598]: 01010025:2: Device error: crypto codec Couldn't create an OpenSSL EC group object OpenSSL error:0906D06C:PEM
err tmm7[11598]: 01010282:3: Crypto codec error: sw_crypto-7 Couldn't initialize the elliptic curve parameters.
crit tmm7[11598]: 01010025:2: Device error: crypto codec No codec available to initialize request context.

Conditions:
All of these conditions:
-- SSL connection mirroring enabled
-- Session tickets are enabled
-- High availability (HA) environment

and one of the following:
-- Running BIG-IP v14.1.4.1 or above (in the v14.1.x branch)
or
-- Engineering hotfix applied to v14.x/v15.x that has the ID760406 fix (see https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID760406.html)

Impact:
SSL traffic is significantly delayed and errors are thrown on the standby device.

Workaround:
Any one of the following could prevent the problem.

-- client-ssl profile cache-size 0.
-- client-ssl profile session-ticket disabled (default).
-- disable SSL connection mirror on virtual server.


1016633-2 : iprep.protocol with auto-detect fails when DNS takes time to resolve

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
On some hardware platforms, after a reboot, DNS takes a significant amount of time to come up.

Conditions:
This is encountered on either a fresh installation, or upon a reboot of a BIG-IP system.

Impact:
DNS takes time to come up (after a reboot) and till then DNS resolution fails. During this, iprepd with auto-detect fails

Workaround:
None


1016589-1 : Incorrect expression in STREAM::expression might cause a tmm crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Tmm restarts and generates a core file

Conditions:
An iRule uses STREAM::expression that contains certain strings or is malformed.

Stream expressions use a string representing a series of search/replace or search components. If there is more than one search-only component, this might cause tmm to crash.

The delimiter character used is the first character of each component search/replace pair. This example uses the '@' character as the delimiter, but it is malformed.

Given
  STREAM::expression "@dog@dot@cat@car@uvw@xyz@"
This would be interpreted as three items:
  search for "dog" replace with "dot"
  search for "at@"
  search for "r@uvw@xyz@"

This string should likely be:
  STREAM::expression "@dog@dot@@cat@car@@uvw@xyz@"
Which would be interpreted as
  search for "dog" replace with "dot"
  search for "cat" replace with "car"
  search for "uvw" replace with "xyz"

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Ensure that strings in STREAM::expression iRule statements do not have more than one search-only component and are well formed.


1016481-1 : Special JSON characters in Dom Signatures breaks configuration

Component: Fraud Protection Services

Symptoms:
FPS modules malfunction.

Conditions:
Unescaped special JSON characters used in Dom Signatures.

Impact:
FPS client-side JS unable to load configuration JSON.

Workaround:
Manually escape all special JSON characters in Dom Signatures.


1016449-3 : After certain configuration tasks are performed, TMM may run with stale Self IP parameters.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A Self IP instantiated by performing specific configuration tasks (see Conditions) does not work (e.g. the system does not respond to ARP requests for it).

On the contrary, the system continues to use (e.g. respond to ARP requests for) an old version of the Self IP specifying a different address.

Conditions:
This issue is known to occur when one of the following operations is performed:

- Restoring a UCS or SCF archive in which a Self IP with a specific name specifies a different address.

- Performing a config-sync between redundant units in which the sender changes a Self IP with a specific name to use a different address. For example:

tmsh delete net self <name>
tmsh create net self <name> address <new_address> ...
tmsh run cm config-sync to_group ...

- Performing specific tmsh CLI transactions involving Self IP modifications.

Impact:
The system does not utilise the configured Self IP address. Traffic will be impacted as a result (for example, in connections to the unit, in snat automap, etc.).

Workaround:
Restart TMM (bigstart restart tmm) on affected units.


1016433-2 : URI rewriting is incorrect for "data:" and "javascript:"

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In case of LTM rewrite, HTML content having attribute values like "javascript:", "mailto:", "data:" etc are incorrectly rewritten as URI. This can cause web applications to fail.

Conditions:
-- LTM rewrite profile in URI translation mode.
-- HTML contents of web application contains attribute values like "javascript:abc", "data:" etc.

Impact:
Incorrect URI rewriting may cause web application to fail.


1016049-6 : EDNS query with CSUBNET dropped by protocol inspection

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
EDNS query might be dropped by protocol inspection with an error log in /var/log/ltm similar to:

info tmm[21575]: 23003139 SECURITYLOG Drop sip:192.168.0.0 sport:64869 dip:1.1.1.1 dport:53 query:test.f5.com qtype:malformed attack:malformed

Conditions:
Query containing CSUBNET option.

Impact:
Some queries might fail.


1015881-4 : TMM might crash after configuration failure

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes after DoSL7 application configuration failure

Conditions:
DoSL7 configuration is changed, and the configuration change fails in TMM.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while TMM restarts.

Workaround:
None


1015817-1 : Flows rejected due to no return route do not increment rejection stats

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When flows are rejected due to no return route being present, the BIG-IP does not increment the appropriate statistics to indicated this.

Conditions:
Flows are rejected due to no return route.

Impact:
There is no indication of the real problem when viewing the statistics.


1015793-1 : Length value returned by TCP::payload is signed and can appear negative

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
When an iRule uses TCP::collect, if the amount of received data being buffered exceeds 2147483647 octets, the value returned from [TCP::payload length] will appear as a negative integer.

Conditions:
An iRule has been written to use TCP::collect with a very high-volume input stream.

Impact:
The unanticipated negative value may confuse the iRule's logic, with unpredictable effects. In extreme cases, a disruption of the TMM could occur.

Workaround:
Convert the result of "TCL::payload length" to an unsigned integer before using it, e.g.:

    set curlen [expr { 0xffffffff & [TCP::payload length] }]

Note: the amount of accumulated payload still must not exceed 4,294,967,295 bytes (2^32-1).


1015501-3 : Changes to DHCP Profile are not used by tmm

Component: Policy Enforcement Manager

Symptoms:
After changing the authentication settings of a DHCP profile, the old authentication settings are still used.

Conditions:
Modify ltm profile dhcpv4 Discovery_DHCPv4_profile authentication { enabled true virtual RadiusAAA }

Impact:
New connections use existing listeners.

Workaround:
Restart tmm.

Impact of workaround: traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


1015453-1 : Under some circumstances, the "Local Traffic" menu in System -> Configuration is inaccessible in the GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The "Local Traffic" menu in System -> Configuration is inaccessible in the GUI.

Conditions:
-- LTM is licensed but not provisioned.
-- AFM, DNS, and DoS are not provisioned.
-- Other modules (such as APM) are provisioned

Impact:
Unable to configure SYN cookies.

Workaround:
Use TMSH to configure SYN cookies.


1015117-5 : Headers are corrupted during modification/insertion if a mix of end-of-line markers <CRLF> and <LF> are used

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP header corruption occurs after insertion/modification using an iRule in HTTP Headers which contain mixed end-of-line markers <CRLF> and <LF>.

Conditions:
- HTTP virtual server
- An iRule, policy or profile inserts an HTTP Request header - Such as x-forwarded-for
- An HTTP request contains some lines that end with <CRLF> and some that end with <LF>

Impact:
Inserted headers get concatenated in such a way that the HTTP request header gets corrupted.

Workaround:
Use HTTP headers with proper end-of-line markers in compliance with HTTP RFC


1015093-1 : The "iq" column is missing from the ndal_tx_stats table

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When viewing the ndal_tx_stats statistics table, the "iq" column is not present.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition.
-- Viewing statistics tables.

Impact:
Missing statistic; less information available.


1014973-5 : ASM changed cookie value

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
ASM changes the value of a cookie going to the server.

Conditions:
Specific conditions.

Impact:
Domain cookie will reach the server with a wrong value. Can cause different malfunctions depending on the application.

Workaround:
Change the following bigdb :
tmsh modify sys db asm.strip_asm_cookies value false
There is no need to restart asm.


1014761-2 : [GTM][GUI] Not able to enable/disable pool member from pool member property page

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
You are unable to enable/disable pool members from the pool member property page.

Conditions:
Making changes via the pool member property page.

Impact:
You can submit the changes but the changes do not persist.

Workaround:
1. tmsh
or
2. enable/disable pool member from list of pool members instead of 'general properties' page


1014633-4 : Transparent / gateway monitors may fail if there is no route to a node

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Transparent or gateway monitors may fail.

Conditions:
-- Transparent or gateway monitor configured.
-- Route does not exist to destination.

Impact:
The monitor fails and the node / pool member is marked unavailable.

Workaround:
Add a route to the destination.


1014361-2 : Config sync fails after provisioning APM or changing BIG-IP license

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Clustered high availability (HA) devices cannot establish ConfigSync connection, and the prompt status reports disconnected.

MCPD is logging a message similar to this repeatedly, even though all TMMs are up and running:

err mcpd[4247]: 0107142f:3: Can't connect to CMI peer 192.0.2.1, TMM outbound listener not yet created

Conditions:
This can occur under either of the following conditions:

-- Some provisioning operations (i.e. provisioning APM), when TMM restarts during the provisioning. This has primarily been seen with BIG-IP instances running in Google Cloud.

-- Changing the license of a BIG-IP VE when the new license changes the number of TMM instances that will run on the BIG-IP (i.e. upgrading from a 1Gbps to 3Gbps VE license)

Impact:
BIG-IP devices are not able to perform ConfigSync operations.

Workaround:
Restart MCPD on the affected system.

Note: This will disrupt traffic while system services restart.


1014285-5 : Set auto-failback-enabled moved to false after upgrade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In a traffic group, auto-failback-enabled is changed from true to false after config save and upgrade.

During the upgrade, the following log can be observed:

info: Warning: Invalid configuration - Traffic Group has high availability (HA) Group "test_HA_Group" assigned and auto-failback-enabled set to true. Resetting auto-failback-enabled to false.

Conditions:
-- auto-failback-enabled is set to true and high availability (HA) groups are configured and assigned to traffic-group
-- The device is upgraded.

Impact:
Auto-failback-enabled is set from true to false and auto failback is disabled.

Workaround:
After upgrade, set the auto-failback-enabled to true.


1013937-1 : In-TMM HTTP and HTTPS monitors require RFC-compliant send strings to work.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Pool members that should be marked UP are incorrectly marked DOWN. No monitor traffic is seen on the wire.

If pool member monitor logging is enabled, an entry similar to the following example can be seen in the logs:

[0][1399] 2021-02-11 11:11:34.709360: ID 44 :TMM::handle_message(TMA_Message<tma_msg_args_notify>*): tmm monitor failed to connect [ tmm?=true td=true tr=false tmm_mid=0:1 addr=::ffff:192.168.10.100:80 srcaddr=none ]

If tma debug logging is enabled, an entry similar to the following example can be seen in the logs:

Feb 11 11:12:14 bigip1.local debug tmm[2259]: 01ad0019:7: Monitor Agent TMM 0: received probe response: MID 1, reason TMA_RESULT_FAIL(Probe response lost due to transient failure), info 0

Conditions:
- In-tmm monitoring is enabled (the bigd.tmm db key is set to enable).

- A HTTP or HTTPS monitor has been configured with a send string which is not RFC-compliant. For instance, the following string incorrectly includes a space before the Host header:

"GET / HTTP/1.1\r\n Host: example.com\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n"

Impact:
Pool member monitoring is impacted and unreliable.

Workaround:
Ensure that you specify a send string which is fully RFC-compliant (for instance, in the example above, remove the space before the Host header).


1013777-4 : An error is encountered when enabling reset-learning to all the signatures of a protocol inspection profile in the GUI.

Component: Protocol Inspection

Symptoms:
An error is displayed in the GUI when reset-learning is applied to all the signatures of a protocol inspection profile in the GUI.

The actual error is “414 Request-URI Too Long” because the HTTP request URI length generated in this case exceeds the system limit.

Conditions:
-- "Reset-learning" action is applied to all signatures and compliances of a protocol inspection profile.
-- Once a certain number of signatures are selected, The GUI throws a “414 Request-URI Too Long” error.

Impact:
- Bulk "reset-learning" action can't be applied from the GUI when the "414 Request-URI Too Long" is returned.

Workaround:
- The TMSH command "delete security protocol-inspection learning-stats <profile-name>" can be used to apply reset-learning to all the signatures of a protocol inspection profile.


1013729-2 : Changing User login password using VMware View Horizon client results in “HTTP error 500”

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
“HTTP error 500" is shown when user changes the password using VMware view horizon client.

Conditions:
User tries to change user password using the VMware native client.

Impact:
Users can't login to the VMware VDI.

Workaround:
None


1013597-2 : `HTTP2::disable serverside` can reset flows

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
If `HTTP2::disable serverside` is called on a flow that has no HTTP2 configured on the server-side then it can incorrectly report an error and RST the flow.

Conditions:
1) iRule calls `HTTP2::disable serverside` on HTTP_REQUEST.
2) No HTTP2 configured on server-side.
3) server-side has already handled a flow.

Impact:
Traffic interruption, potential for a core (see ID1012533). Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Don't call `HTTP2::disable serverside` if there is no HTTP2 on server-side.


1013209-5 : BIG-IP components relying on ca-bundle.crt may stop working after upgrade

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrading, the BIG-IP system components may stop working due to missing CA certificates in ca-bundle.crt.

Conditions:
CA cert which is expired/will expire in 6 months (or 182 days) after upgrade is removed from ca-bundle.crt.

Impact:
The BIG-IP components such as TMM, APM etc. may stop working due to missing CA certificates in ca-bundle.crt.

Workaround:
Download the blended-bundle.crt from the F5 download site. It is located at
https://downloads.f5.com/esd/product.jsp?sw=Certificate-Authority-Bundle&pro=Certificate-Authority-Bundle


1012813-1 : Statsd can deadlock with rrdshim with the error that a stats file "is not an RRD file"

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
-- RRD graphs are not updated.
-- System statistics are stale.
-- Commands such as 'tmsh show sys memory' may not complete.
-- qkview does not complete, as it runs "tmsh show sys memory'.

You may see errors similar to:

-- err statsd[4908]: 011b0600:3: Error ''/var/rrd/access' is not an RRD file' during rrd_update for rrd file '/var/rrd/access'.
-- err statsd[5005]: 011b0600:3: Error '-1' during rrd_update for rrd file '/var/rrd/access'.

Conditions:
Corruption of a binary file in /var/rrd.

Impact:
Stats are no longer collected. Statsd and rrdshim deadlock, resulting in the issues noted in the Symptoms section.

Workaround:
Remove the corrupted file and restart statsd:
bigstart restart statsd


1012601-4 : Alarm LED and LCD alert cleared prematurely on startup for missing PSU input

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Occasionally when starting up a BIG-IP system, if one PSU is connected but not supplying power, the corresponding amber alarm LED and "PSU status input lost" alert in the LCD menu can be incorrectly cleared after selecting System -> Power On from the LCD menu.

Conditions:
-- iSeries platforms
-- The BIG-IP device is powered on with one PSU connected and not supplying power

Impact:
The alarm LED is incorrectly turned off, and navigating to alerts on the LCD menu no longer shows a "PSU status input lost" alert after powering on.

Workaround:
Before powering on the BIG-IP device, check the alarm LED and navigate to alerts on the LCD screen. If there is a "PSU status input lost" alert, the corresponding power LED should be amber.

If the power LED is still amber after powering the system on but the alarm LED and LCD alert are cleared, please disregard the alarm LED and LCD in this case. The amber power LED is correct, and the PSU is still not supplying power.

Additionally, if you are logged into the console, running "bigstart restart chmand" will force a new "PSU status input lost" alert to be generated on the LCD and should also correct the alarm LED color to amber.


1012581-1 : Evidence of hardware syncookies triggered but no stats after tcp half-open is triggered

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
As soon as global syncookie enabled stats counts starts decrementing and when attack_detection_common callback function calls, the stats range is always under the configured packets per-second threshold, resulting in some tmms not being able to detect the attack but syncookies are already enabled on these tmms, and no statistics are gathered.

Conditions:
A SYN flood attack or similar SYN attack where SYNs are flooded into the BIG-IP system.

Impact:
SYN cookies may still be sent after traffic goes below the attack detection threshold.

Workaround:
Restart tmm


1012493-5 : Systemauth.primaryadminuser set to anything but 'admin' causes internal error for mcp-state check

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When polling the endpoint /mgmt/tm/sys/mcp-state you get an error:

{
  "code": 500,
  "message": "MCP Session terminated",
  "errorStack": [],
  "apiError": 32768003
}

Conditions:
-- A user other than 'admin' polls /mgmt/tm/sys/mcp-state

Impact:
An error is returned for users that are not the admin user. Systems which are subject to special security rules that require disabling the admin user may lose functionality in iControl/REST.

Workaround:
You can use either of these workarounds:

-- Make the API call as user "admin"
-- Use tmsh
   tmsh show sys mcp-state


1012449-1 : Unable to edit custom inband monitor in the GUI

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Attempting to edit a custom inband monitor in the GUI results in an error:

An error has occurred while trying to process your request.

Conditions:
Editing a custom inband monitor in the GUI.

Impact:
Unable to make changes to inband monitors in the GUI.

Workaround:
Use TMSH to modify the monitor, for example:

tmsh modify ltm monitor inband <monitor name> ...


1012413-1 : Tmm performance impact for DDoS vector on virtual server when hardware mitigation is enabled

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When a DoS profile is attached to a virtual server, the mitigation limit is set to the system limit and not the HSB limit. This causes more packets to be handled by software. Depending on attack size, it could pass up to 200% of the set mitigation limit. This can impact tmm performance.

Conditions:
-- Dos profile is configured on virtual server.
-- Hardware platform that has HSB
-- Hardware mitigation is enabled

Impact:
Tmm performance may be degraded.

Workaround:
None


1012221-1 : Message: childInheritanceStatus is not compatible with parentInheritanceStatus

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system is unable to deploy a revision of upgraded child policies and you see an error:

Failed pushing changed objects to device <device>: Could not update the Section 'Threat Campaigns'. childInheritanceStatus is not compatible with parentInheritanceStatus.

Conditions:
-- An ASM Child Policy is present on the BIG-IP device in a version earlier than 14.0.0
-- The BIG-IP system is upgraded to version 14.0.0 or later

Impact:
This corruption impacts BIG-IQ interactions with the Child Policy and causes exported Child Policies to be incorrect.

Workaround:
After upgrading, perform the following:

1. Log into the BIG-IP Configuration Utility
2. Go to Security :: Application Security :: Security Policies :: Policies List
3. Select the first Parent Policy
4. Go to Inheritance settings and change Threat Campaigns from None to Optional
5. Click Save Changes
6. Change Threat Campaigns from Optional back to None
7. Click Save Changes
8. Click Apply
9. Repeat steps 3-8 for each additional Parent Policy


1012061-1 : Link Controller auto-discovery does not remove deleted virtual servers

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Removed virtual servers are still displayed as available in link controller configuration.

Conditions:
1. GTM server representing Link Controller is configured for high availability (HA)
2. There is no working iQuery session with one of the units

Impact:
Virtual servers linger in bigip_gtm.conf configuration after they are deleted.

Workaround:
Make sure that there is at least one working iQuery channel with all devices configured under GTM server object.


1012049-1 : Incorrect virtual server list returned in response to status request

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Returned list of virtual servers shows all virtual servers rather than no servers, or a specific list of servers.

Conditions:
-- Navigate through the GUI to Local Traffic :: Virtual Servers : Virtual Server List page.
-- Click the 'Status' drop down and select a status that returns no virtual servers or a specific subset of the virtual servers.
-- Modify the resulting request to insert ' --' url-encoded.

Impact:
The returned list shows all virtual servers instead of the ones specifically queried.

Workaround:
None


1012009-3 : MQTT Message Routing virtual may result in TMM crash

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
The BIG-IP system provides an option to use Message Routing virtual servers for MQTT traffic. It uses a different approach to associate a client side and a server side than a standard virtual server. In some instances, a server side is incorrectly handled.

Conditions:
-- A Message Routing virtual with MQTT protocol.
-- A client attempts to reconnect.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1011889-6 : The BIG-IP system does not handle DHCPv6 fragmented traffic properly

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In the following two scenarios, packets may get dropped by the BIG-IP device.

- [client MTU 1500]<--->(vlan1)<--->[MTU 1500BIG-IP MTU 9000]<--->(vlan2)<--->[MTU 1500server]
If the response from the server is large enough to be fragmented, the BIG-IP system is not able to process the packets.

- [client MTU 1500]<--->(vlan1)<--->[MTU 1500BIG-IP MTU 9000]<--->(vlan2)<--->[MTU 9000server]
Large response coming in a single packet is not fragmented properly on the client-side, then packets may be dropped.

Conditions:
DHCPv6 MTU size is greater than or equal to 1500.

Impact:
Packets are dropped, traffic is disrupted.


1011433-1 : TMM may crash under memory pressure when performing DNS resolution

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
When running low on free memory, TMM may crash when performing DNS resolution.

Conditions:
-- TMM is under memory pressure.
-- TMM is performing DNS resolution via one of the following mechanisms:
--+ iRule using the "RESOLV::lookup" command
--+ AFM firewall rules that reference hostnames
--+ APM

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.


1011265-3 : Failover script cannot read /config/partitions/ after upgrade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After upgrading, failover does not work correctly. An error is encountered in /var/log/audit/log:

type=AVC msg=audit(1617263442.711:206): avc: denied { read } for pid=17187 comm="active" name="partitions" dev="dm-11" ino=259 scontext=system_u:system_r:f5config_failover_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:f5config_t:s0 tclass=dir

Conditions:
-- High availability (HA) environment configured
-- Devices are upgraded to version 14.1.4
-- A failover occurs

Impact:
Failover does not complete. Floating IP addresses do not move to the active device.

Workaround:
Tmsh modify sys db failover.selinuxallowscripts enable


1011217-5 : TurboFlex Profile setting reverts to turboflex-base after upgrade

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Custom TurboFlex Profile settings revert to the default turboflex-base profile after an upgrade.

Conditions:
-- iSeries platform with ix800 performance license
-- A non-default TurboFlex Profile is applied
-- The BIG-IP device is upgraded

Impact:
Some features of the previously selected TurboFlex Profile that are not part of the turboflex-base profile, are missing after upgrade. The TurboFlex Profile must be reconfigured after upgrade.

Workaround:
Reconfigure the TurboFlex Profile after upgrade.


1011133 : Protocol Inspection compliance check 10208 gtp_disallowed_message_types does not take GTP version into account

Component: Protocol Inspection

Symptoms:
GTP version 1 and GTP version 2 disagree on message type designations, so blocking a given message type has a different meaning depending on the GTP version.

Conditions:
Compliance check 10208 is configured in an environment where different versions of GTP traffic might be encountered.

Impact:
The device might drop GTP message types that are not intended to be dropped.

Workaround:
If the environment supports/expects only GTP version 1 or version 2 traffic, use compliance check 10223 gtp_disallowed_version to exclude all traffic from the unexpected GTP type to eliminate the message type ambiguity.


1010785-3 : Online help is missing for CRL in client SSL profile and server SSL profile

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Help tab does not show any documentation for CRL in client SSL profile and server SSL profile.

Conditions:
This can be seen in the online help for the client SSL and server SSL profiles.

Impact:
There are no online help instructions to configure CRLs.

Workaround:
None


1010761-3 : Missing TMSH help description for client-ssl profile 'CRL'

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Running the command "tmsh help ltm profile client-ssl" shows that certificate revocation list (CRL) is not present/described.

Conditions:
Run tmsh help ltm profile client-ssl

Impact:
The CRL is not present/described.

Workaround:
None


1010717-1 : Default DoS profile creation from tmsh is incorrectly interpreted by DoS profile GUI

Component: Anomaly Detection Services

Symptoms:
Creating a DoS profile from tmsh makes the Bados feature appear to be enabled in the GUI, which is incorrect.

Conditions:
Create DoS profile from tmsh, and not from GUI.

Impact:
Inconsistency between the DoS profile and what you see in the GUI.

Workaround:
Disable BADOS in the GUI after creating a DoS profile from tmsh.


1010617-1 : String operation against DNS resource records cause tmm memory corruption

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Tmm cores with umem debug enabled.

Conditions:
A string operation is performed against DNS resource records (RRs) in an iRule.

Impact:
Tmm memory corruption. In some situations, tmm could crash. Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Do not use string operation against DNS RRs.


1010597-1 : Traffic disruption when virtual server is assigned to a non-default route domain

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Assigning a virtual server to a non-default route domain might cause a traffic disruption.

Conditions:
-- An APM virtual server is assigned to a route domain other than 0 (zero, the default).
-- An access policy has an agent that results in tmm communicating to the renderer (e.g., Logon agent, HTTP 401 Response agent, and others).

Impact:
Access policy fails.

Workaround:
1. Log in to the Configuration utility.
2. Go to Network > Route Domains > affected route domain.
3. In the section Parent Name select '0 (Partition Default Route Domain)'.
4. Select Update.


1010585-3 : XML profile is created incorrectly from WSDL

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When XML profile is created from WSDL schema (containing an element with maxOccurs="unbounded") and request is sent with more than 1 instance of that element, a violation is raised: "XML data does not comply with schema or WSDL document".

Conditions:
-- ASM security policy contains XML profile created from WSDL schema
-- An HTML element has maxOccurs="unbounded"
-- The element is of a type which is defined in two different namespaces.

Impact:
A violation is raised on valid HTTP requests.

Workaround:
Rename one of the instances of the type which has same name in two namespaces.


1010341-4 : Slower REST calls after update for CVE-2021-22986

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
As a result of changes were introduced to increase security around the REST API, REST calls that use HTTP basic authentication may take longer to execute that they did previously.

Conditions:
- REST API calls
- HTTP basic authentication used for the REST calls

Impact:
- Degraded performance of the REST API

Workaround:
Update automation scripting to use token based authentication, which is both faster and more secure than HTTP basic authentication


1010209-1 : BIG-IP configuration allows literal CR and LF characters in LTM monitor send and recv strings

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
It is possible, using REST or tmsh (vi the 'tmsh edit' command) to embed literal carriage return (CR) or line feed (LF) characters in an mcpd object's parameters, rather than the two-byte sequence \r or \n. This can be done with a monitor send or receive string. When the configuration is loaded, the CR characters are stripped off of the strings, resulting in invalid HTTP in the monitor strings.

Conditions:
-- Using HTTP monitors.
-- Embedding literal CR/LF characters in the monitor's send or receive string.

Impact:
Monitors stop working; pool members being monitored are considered inaccessible.

Workaround:
Do not use embedded unprintable characters in monitor send or receive strings.


1009921-3 : 'SSL::verify_result' iRule command may return incorrect value when combined with dynamic CRL check

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
'SSL::verify_result' iRule command may return '0' (validation check success) even if the client certificate has already been revoked. The expected return value on a revoked certificate is '23' (certificate revoked).

Conditions:
-- Dynamic CRL check is configured on the client SSL profile.

-- An iRule checks client certificate validity by 'SSL::verify_result' command. Here is example.

  when HTTP_REQUEST {
     set cert [SSL::cert 0]
     set cert_string [X509::verify_cert_error_string [SSL::verify_result]]
     set code [SSL::verify_result]
     if { [SSL::verify_result] == 0 }{
        log local0. "success $cert_string $code" return
     }
     else {
        log local0. "failed $cert_string $code" HTTP::respond 403 content "<html>Invalid client certificate:</html>\n" }
  }

Note: SSL::cert command is in fact the trigger for the behavior as it causes a rebuild of the certificate chain and fetches the status from the cache, which is 0. The reason it is 0 in the cache is that, when dynamic CRLs are used, the system verifies the cert, receives a code 23 (revoked), but the system does not update the SSL session cache with the result.

Impact:
The iRule 'SSL::verify_result' command may return unexpected values. Traffic can be unexpectedly load-balanced to the backend pool member when the end user client requests the virtual server with the revoked certificate.

Workaround:
You can use any of the following workarounds:

-- Remove the SSL::cert command from the iRule (it is not needed in HTTP_REQUEST since the system still has the verify result in runtime code).

-- Set cache-size 0 (zero) on client SSL profiles:
# tmsh modify ltm profile client-ssl [client-ssl profile name] cache-size 0

-- Use authentication frequency 'always' on client SSL profiles:
# tmsh modify ltm profile client-ssl [client-ssl profile name] authenticate always


1009793-2 : Tmm crash when using ipsec

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Tmm crashes.

Conditions:
Set sys db variable IPsec.RemoveRedundantSA to enable.
set sys db variable ipsec.removeredundantsa.delay to one.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
Set sys db variable IPsec.RemoveRedundantSA to disable.
set sys db variable ipsec.removeredundantsa.delay to zero.


1009093-2 : GUI widgets pages are not functioning correctly

Component: Application Visibility and Reporting

Symptoms:
Some links and drop-down fields are not available for 'pressing/clicking' on AVR-GUI widgets pages

Conditions:
AVR/ASM is provisioned

Impact:
Cannot use AVR GUI pages correctly

Workaround:
1. Back up the following file, and then edit it:
/var/ts/dms/amm/templates/overview.tpl

1.a. Remove the following line:
<script type="text/javascript" src="script/analytics_stats.js{{BIGIP_BUILD_VERSION_JS}}"></script>

1.b. Add the following lines after the 'var _default_smtp = '{{smtp_mailer}}';' line:
$(document).ready(function() {
        if(!window.AVR_LOCALIZATION) return;
        $('.need-localization-avr').each(function() {
            var item = $(this);
            if (item.is("input")) {
                var key = "avr." + item.val().replace(/\s/g, '');
                item.val(window.AVR_LOCALIZATION[key] || item.val());
            } else {
                var key = "avr." + item.text().replace(/\s/g, '');
                item.text(window.AVR_LOCALIZATION[key] || item.text());
            }
        }).removeClass('need-localization-avr');
    });

1.c. Save and exit (might require the 'force' save with root user).

2. Log out of the GUI.
3. Log back in.


1008849-4 : OWASP "A4 XML External Entities (XXE)" is not reflecting the XXE signatures configuration

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
in order to fulfill "A4 XML External Entities (XXE)", some required signatures need to be enforced.

Due to an update in some of those attack signatures names, this section does not find the signatures and by mistake it shows that the signatures are not enforced.

Also, when you choose to enforce the required signatures, this section tries to enforce the signatures and look for them via the old name, but it does not find them, and can't enforce them.

Conditions:
The attack signatures file is updated with the new names for the XXE signatures.

The old names are in use while trying to find and enforce the signatures, but it does not find them and can't enforce them and also can't see if they are already enforced.

Impact:
"A4 XML External Entities (XXE)" Compliance can't be fully compliant.


1008837-1 : Control plane is sluggish when mcpd processes a query for virtual server and address statistics

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When there are thousands of rows in the virtual_server_stat table and mcpd receives a query for for all virtual server or virtual address statistics, mcpd can take a long time to process the request.

There might be thousands of rows if thousands of virtual servers server are configured.

There could also be thousands of rows if there are virtual servers configured for source or destination address lists, where those lists contain tens or hundreds of addresses.

Conditions:
-- Thousands of virtual_server_stat rows.
-- mcpd processes a query_stats request for the virtual_server_stat table.

Impact:
When mcpd is processing a query for virtual server statistics:

-- TMSH and GUI access is very slow or non-responsive.
-- SNMP requests timeout.
-- mcpd CPU usage is high.

Workaround:
None


1008501-1 : TMM core

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes.

Conditions:
Transparent monitors monitoring a virtual server's IP address.

Note: Although this is the current understanding of the issue, it is not clear whether this is an true requirement for the issue to occur.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1008269-1 : Error: out of stack space

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When polling for profile statistics via iControl REST, the BIG-IP system returns an error:

Error: out of stack space

Conditions:
Polling stats via iControl REST.

Impact:
You are intermittently unable to get stats via iControl REST.

Workaround:
None


1008233-1 : The gtm_add command fails but reports no error

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Running the command 'gtm_add' does not add the local GTM to the remote GTM sync group, and it does not display an error message.

Conditions:
The remote GTM has a GTM iRule that references an LTM datagroup that does not exist on the local GTM.

Impact:
The gtm_add command fails silently.

Workaround:
Add the remote LTM datagroup to the local LTM.


1008169-1 : BIG-IP systems disconnect the DIAMETER transport connection if it receives an answer message without a Result-Code AVP

Component: Service Provider

Symptoms:
If the BIG-IP system receives a DIAMETER answer message without a Result-Code AVP (and/or Experimental-Result-Code AVP), it terminates the connection at the transport (L4) level.

Conditions:
-- Using DIAMETER.
-- Processing an answer message that is missing both Result-Code and Experimental-Result-Code AVPs.

Impact:
The connection is terminated without properly notifying the DIAMETER peer.

Workaround:
None


1007909-1 : Tcpdump with :p (peer flow) flag does not capture forwarded between TMMs

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When using tcpdump with the :p flag, it does not capture all packets that are processed by multiple TMMs.

Conditions:
Traffic flows are handled by multiple TMMs, e.g., one of the following:

-- 'preserve strict' set on virtual servers
-- a CMP-demoted virtual server
-- Service Provider (SP) DAG configured, but using custom mappings for some client IP addresses, or some traffic flows using VLANs without SPDAG configured.

Impact:
Causes confusion since there will be packets missing from tcpdump captures.

Workaround:
Use a packet capture filter to capture clientside and serverside flows directly, without relying on the peer flow flag (":p").


1007869-1 : Upgrade from v14.1.x to v15.1.2.1 or later fails for app-tunnel, RDP and config migration

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
Config load fails with the following error.

01070712:3: Failed: name (/Common/<customization resource name>) Cache path (/config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/customization_group_d/:Common:<customization resource name with revision>) does not exist and there is no copy in trash-bin to restore from.
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

An upgraded config may show RDP resources missing from the Advanced resource assign agent:

# tmsh list apm policy agent resource-assign
apm policy agent resource-assign test-simple-ap-01_act_full_resource_assign_ag {
    rules {
        {
            portal-access-resources { /Common/test-pa-01 }
            remote-desktop-resources { /Common/test-rdp-01 } !!! this line may go missing in v15.1.2.1 !!!
            webtop /Common/test-full-wt-01
        }
    }
}

Conditions:
Upgrade to v15.1.2.1 or later with AppTunnel and RDP resources.

Impact:
The configuration fails to load following the upgrade.

Workaround:
Modify the revision numbers resources, customization path for missing webtop links.

Example:
=======

(1) The following AppTunnel config causes config loading failure:

01070712:3: Failed: name (/Common/Example_resource_app_tunnel_customization) Cache path (/config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/customization_group_d/:Common:Example_resource_app_tunnel_customization_1) does not exist and there is no copy in trash-bin to restore from.

(2) Modify as follows:

In TMSH:
#cp /config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/customization_group_d/\:Common\:Example_resource_app_tunnel_customization_1 /config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/customization_group_d/\:Common\:Example_resource_app_tunnel_customization_2

In bigip.conf under customization configuration:
Rename Example_resource_app_tunnel_customization_1 to Example_resource_app_tunnel_customization_2 (modifying revision numbers from _1 to _2)

#tmsh load sys config

(3) For a missing RDP resource: use VPE to edit access profiles and find the appropriate 'Advanced Resource Assign' agents. Add the appropriate RDP resources in the 'Advanced Resource Assign' agent.
==============


1007749-2 : URI TCL parse functions fail when there are interior segments with periods and semi-colons

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
URI::path, URI::basename, etc., return the wrong strings, e.g., URI::path can return a subset of what it should return.

Conditions:
This happens for URIs like these:
   /alpha/beta/Sample.text;param/trailer/
   /alpha/beta/Sample.text;param/file.txt

Impact:
iRules fail to work as expected for these types of URIs.

This occurs because the combination of the period and semi-colon in 'Some.thing;param' confuses the BIG-IP system parser, causing incorrect results to be returned.

Workaround:
If this is happening for known URIs, then it should be possible to process those URIs in a special way within iRules to do things like temporarily replacing interior periods with another character, like a plus sign.


1007677-2 : Artifact resolution on SAML IdP fails with error 'SAML SSO: Cannot find SP connector'

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
SAML fails on APM SAML IdP after receiving the SAML ArtifactResolve Request, and needs to extract Artifact data from sessionDB to build the assertion. An error is logged:

-- err tmm[24421]: 014d1211:3: ::ee23458f:SAML SSO: Cannot find SP connector (/Common/example_idp)
-- err tmm[24421]: 014d0002:3: SSOv2 plugin error(12) in sso/saml.c:11864

Conditions:
The 'session-key' in the sessiondb includes a colon ':' in its value.

Impact:
SAML may fail on APM SAML IdP using artifact binding.


1006857-1 : Adding a source address list to a virtual server in a partition with a non-default route domain fails

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
Adding a source address list to a virtual server in a partition with a non-default route domain fails with an error similar to:

0107176c:3: Invalid Virtual Address, the IP address 10.10.10.20%2 already exists.

Conditions:
-- A partition with a non-default route domain.
-- A virtual server and address list in said partition.
-- Modifying the virtual server to use the address list as its source address.

Impact:
Unable to use a source address list in a partition with a non-default route domain.

Workaround:
Manually create a traffic-matching-criteria object in TMSH with the desired configuration, and then create the virtual server using that traffic-matching-criteria.


1006449-1 : The default size of the subagent object cache possibly leading to slow snmp response time

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
After upgrading from 13.1.0.8 to 15.1.0.5, BIG-IP CPU utilization increases and SNMP is slow to respond.

Conditions:
SNMP client repeatedly polls BIG-IP for OIDs in multiple tables over a short period of time.

Impact:
SNMP queries take an unusually long time to return data, and BIG-IP CPU utilization is higher.


1006345-4 : Static mac entry on trunk is not programmed on CPU-only blades

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
More traffic egressing out from primary link of lacp when there is DLFs (destination lookup failures) since static mac is not present on CPU-only blades

Conditions:
Static mac configured on trunk on all platforms except i4000, i850/i2000, 2000/2200, 4000/4200,4100

Impact:
DLFs (destination lookup failures) will cause the first interface in the trunk to egress all DLF'd traffic


1006157-3 : FQDN nodes not repopulated immediately after 'load sys config'

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A DNS query is not sent for configured FQDN nodes until the TTL value expires.

Conditions:
This occurs when 'load sys config' is executed.

Impact:
Name addresses do not resolve to IP addresses until the TTL expires.

Workaround:
You can use either of the following workarounds:

-- Change the default TTL value to be fewer than 300 seconds (the default value is 300 seconds).

-- Restart dynconfd daemon:
tmsh restart sys service dynconfd


1005309-4 : Additional Tcl variables showing information from the AntiBot Mobile SDK

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When using the Bot Defense iRules together with the AntiBot Mobile SDK, there are several variables missing. These missing variables would be useful for correct troubleshooting and pattern matching.

Conditions:
Using the AntiBot Mobile SDK together with Bot Defense iRules

Impact:
Some variables that are required for troubleshooting and pattern matching of the AntiBot Mobile SDK are missing.

Workaround:
None


1005181-4 : Bot Defense Logs indicate the mobile debugger is used even when it is not

Component: Application Security Manager

Symptoms:
When using the AntiBot Mobile SDK, the Bot Defense Request Log may indicate that the mobile debugger is enabled, even when it is not.

Conditions:
Using the AntiBot Mobile SDK with the Bot Defense Profile

Impact:
Request log is showing an incorrect value.

Workaround:
None


1005109-4 : TMM crashes when changing traffic-group on IPv6 link-local address

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
TMM crashes when changing the traffic-group on an IPv6 link-local address.

Conditions:
Changing the traffic-group on an IPv6 link-local address.

Impact:
Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Workaround:
None


1004953-5 : HTTP does not fall back to HTTP/1.1

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
After upgrading, the BIG-IP system's HTTP profile no longer falls back to HTTP/1.1 if a client sends a corrupted URI.

Conditions:
-- Client sends a corrupted URI (for example a URI containing a space).

Impact:
The BIG-IP system treats the URI as an HTTP/0.9 request (as per RFC) and forwards only the first request line. In previous releases, the BIG-IP system treated the URI as a HTTP/1.1 request.

Workaround:
None.


1004929-1 : During config sync operation, MCPD restarts on secondary blade logging 01020012:3: A unsigned four-byte integer message item is invalid.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
While receiving a config sync operation, mcpd on a secondary blade may restart, logging:

err mcpd[6383]: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Configuration from primary failed validation: 01020012:3: A unsigned four-byte integer message item is invalid.... failed validation with error 16908306

Conditions:
-- A VIPRION system (or cluster-based vCMP guest) with more than one blade processes a full configuration load, i.e. as a result of running "tmsh load sys config" or receiving a full-load config sync from peer BIG-IP.

-- The system generates a large number of warning messages during a configuration load, whose total length is larger than 65,535 bytes.

These warnings can be seen in the output of "tmsh load sys config" or "tmsh load sys config verify", or are logged under message ID 01071859

An example of such a warning is:

SSLv2 is no longer supported and has been removed. The 'sslv2' keyword in the cipher string of the ssl profile (/Common/ssl-profile-1) has been ignored.

Impact:
MCPD on secondary blades restart. Those blades are inoperative while services restart.

Workaround:
Address the warnings reported by the system.


1004897-5 : 'Decompression' is logged instead of 'Max Headers Exceeded' GoAway reason

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
In HTTP2 setup, when the header count from the client request exceeds max-header-count value in the HTTP profile , COMPRESSION_ERROR(0x09) is seen in GoAway frame instead of FRAME_SIZE_ERROR(0x06)

Conditions:
- Virtual server with HTTP2 enabled
- A http2 request has a header count that exceeds 'Maximum Header Count' in the HTTP profile (default value is 64)

Impact:
Wrong GoAway Reason is logged


1004845-1 : Accessing attribute using attributeNode value does not work with Portal Access

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
URI normalization issue when using attributeNode to access attribute values.

Conditions:
Using attributeNode to access attribute value in web applications

Impact:
Web application does not work as expected.

Workaround:
Use custom iRule to fix this issue. There is no generic iRule for this issue, but here is a sample iRule:

XXXX is the file which usage attributeNode.

when REWRITE_REQUEST_DONE {
  if {
    [HTTP::path] ends_with "XXXX"
  } {

    # log "URI=([HTTP::path])"
    # Found the file to modify

    REWRITE::post_process 1
  }
}

when REWRITE_RESPONSE_DONE {
  set strt [string first {<script>try} [REWRITE::payload]]

  if {$strt > 0} {
    REWRITE::payload replace $strt 0 {
      <script>
        (function (){
         var old_F5_Inflate_value = F5_Inflate_value;
         F5_Inflate_value = function (o,sw,incr,v) {
            if (o && o.ownerDocument) {
                if (o.name == 'action') {
                  if (o.ownerElement) {
                    F5_Inflate_action(o.ownerElement,incr,v);
                  }
                }
            }
            return old_F5_Inflate_value.apply(this,arguments)
         }
        })();
      </script>
    }
  }
}


1004833 : NIST SP800-90B compliance

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 certifications require compliance with NIST SP800-90B; this completes that compliance.

Conditions:
This applies to systems requiring Common Criteria and/or FIPS 140-2 compliance.

Impact:
BIG-IP systems running without this fix on a release targeted for certification (BIG-IP 14.1.4.2 or BIG-IP 15.1.2.1) will not be running a Common Criteria and/or FIPS 140-2 certified configuration.

Workaround:
None


1004609-6 : SSL forward proxy virtual server may set empty SSL session_id in server hello.

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
End user clients are unable to establish a TLS connection. Further investigation indicates that the Session ID length field is set to 0, but there is no session ID.

   TLSv1.2 Record Layer: Handshake Protocol: Server Hello
           Content Type: Handshake (22)
           Version: TLS 1.2 (0x0303)
           Length: 59
           Handshake Protocol: Server Hello
               Handshake Type: Server Hello (2)
               Length: 55
               Version: Version: TLS 1.2 (0x0303)
               Random: aa957f92a5de4cedcf9750b60b3efab6b345da6c32189e93…
               Session ID Length: 0 <=== !!!
   .....
   TLSv1.2 Record Layer: Change Cipher Spec Protocol: Change Cipher Spec
   .....
   TLSv1.2 Record Layer: Handshake Protocol: Encrypted Handshake Message
   .....

Conditions:
-- SSL forward proxy virtual server.
-- This can occur intermittently with normal HTTPS traffic. It occurs more frequently if the session cache's cache-timeout value is set to a low value.

Impact:
After receiving the invalid server hello message from the BIG-IP system, the client may generate unexpected_message (10) TLS alerts and the client may terminate SSL connection.

Workaround:
None


1004517-1 : BIG-IP tenants on VELOS cannot install EHFs

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
BIG-IP tenants created on VELOS using v14.1.4 software earlier than v14.1.4.3 cannot accept engineering hotfixes (EHF).

Conditions:
Installing EHF updates to BIG-IP tenants on VELOS running BIG-IP v14.1.4 software earlier than v14.1.4.3.

Impact:
EHF installation fails.

Workaround:
None


1004469-1 : SNMP OID ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName and ltmSiprouterProfileStatVsName returns empty string

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
SNMP polling fails for ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName and ltmSiprouterProfileStatVsName.

Conditions:
Run the snmpwalk for ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName :

[root@d1:Active:Standalone] tmp # snmpwalk -c public localhost ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName."/Common/test-sip"."" = STRING:
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName."/Common/sipsession"."" = STRING:
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSipsessionProfileStatVsName."/Common/sipsession-alg"."" = STRING:

----------
Run the snmpwalk for ltmSiprouterProfileStatTable

[root@ltm1:Active:Standalone] config # snmpwalk -c public localhost ltmSiprouterProfileStatTable
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatName."/Common/siprouter"."" = STRING: /Common/siprouter
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatName."/Common/siprouter-alg"."" = STRING: /Common/siprouter-alg
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatVsName."/Common/siprouter"."" = STRING:
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatVsName."/Common/siprouter-alg"."" = STRING:
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatTotMessgesIn."/Common/siprouter"."" = Counter64: 0
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatTotMessgesIn."/Common/siprouter-alg"."" = Counter64: 0
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatTotMessagesInRetry."/Common/siprouter"."" = Counter64: 0
F5-BIGIP-LOCAL-MIB::ltmSiprouterProfileStatTotMessagesInRetry."/Common/siprouter-alg"."" = Counter64: 0

Impact:
Returns empty. Cannot extract the virtual server name of a SIP session and SIP router profile through SNMP.

Workaround:
None


1003629 : PAYG license becomes invalid when swapping associated NICs for instances in both Azure and AWS.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
If swapping management and data plane NICs using the onboarding Terraform template, you will receive a, “License is not operational (expired or digital signature does not match contents)” message.

Conditions:
- A multi-NIC instance deployed in Azure or AWS using a PAYG license.

- Use the onboarding Terraform template to swap the management (1st NIC) and the data plane NICs.

Impact:
After swapping NICs and rebooting the instance, BIG-IP cannot successfully validate the PAYG license.

Workaround:
Due to Azure and AWS metadata service calls restricted to using the primary IP address, avoid swapping NICs, as it is currently NOT supported in those Clouds.


1003469-1 : The BIG-IP GUI fails to reset the statistics for an IPv6 pool member and returns an error.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When trying to reset the statistics for an IPv6 pool member using the GUI, the operation fails and the system returns one of the following errors (depending on the software version in use):

01030010:3: eXtremeDB - search operation failed

Unable to complete request

Conditions:
This issue occurs when you attempt to use the BIG-IP GUI to:

-- Reset the statistics of one or more IPv6 pool members you have selected individually.

-- Reset the statistics of all pools by using the 'Select All' checkbox (provided the system contains IPv6 pool members).

Impact:
Inability to reset the statistics using the GUI.

Workaround:
You can use the tmsh utility to reset the pool member's statistics from the CLI. Example command:

tmsh reset-stats ltm pool my-pool members { 2001:DB8::1.80 }


1003397-3 : DoS TCP SYN-ACK vector with 'suspicious' set to true impacts MD5 AUTH (BGP) functionality

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
Using device DoS with TCP SYN ACK Flood vector enabled and 'Only Count Suspicious Events' option enabled breaks connections using TCP MD5 AUTH, including BGP.

Conditions:
Device DoS with TCP SYN ACK Flood vector enabled and 'Only Count Suspicious Events' option enabled

Impact:
BGP peering is not established/connections failing.

Workaround:
Disable the 'Only Count Suspicious Events' option.


1003377-3 : Disabling DoS TCP SYN-ACK does not clear suspicious event count option

Component: Advanced Firewall Manager

Symptoms:
When the 'Only Count Suspicious Events' option is turned on for the TCP SYN ACK Flood vector and the vector gets disabled, TMM continues operating as if 'Only Count Suspicious Events' is still configured.

Conditions:
Disabling TCP SYN ACK Flood vector with 'Only Count Suspicious Events' enabled.

Impact:
BIG-IP system might continue altering TCP initial sequence numbers for SYN-ACK cookie validations.

Workaround:
Disable the 'Only Count Suspicious Events' option first, and then disable TCP SYN ACK Flood vector.


1003081-3 : GRE/TB-encapsulated fragments are not forwarded.

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
IP fragments that arrive over a GRE/TB tunnel are not reassembled, and are not forwarded through the BIG-IP system.

Conditions:
This occurs if all of the following conditions are true:

-- BIG-IP system with more than one TMM instance running.
-- Running a version or Engineering Hotfix that contains a fix for ID997541 (https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID997541.html).
-- GRE Round Robin DAG (the DB variable dag.roundrobin.gre) is enabled.
-- IP fragments arrive over GRE tunnel.

Impact:
BIG-IP system fails to process fragmented IP datagrams.

Workaround:
None


1002809-4 : OSPF vertex-threshold should be at least 100

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
OSPF vertex-threshold should be at least 100, but you are able to set it to any number between 0 and 10000000.

Conditions:
-- Using OSPFv2/OSPFv3
-- Configuring the vertex-threshold setting

Impact:
When the setting is less than the default of 100, routes may not be installed properly.

Workaround:
Ensure that vertex-threshold is set to 100 (default) or above.


1002417-2 : Switch L2 forwarding entries learnt on multi-blade trunk in one blade needs to be synchronized to other blades of that trunk

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
In a chassis, when the switch needs to forward a packet where the destination MAC address does not exist in the L2 forwarding table (DLF, destination lookup failure), the packet is forwarded to blade one and flooded there. This can lead to interfaces on blade one being more heavily used.

Conditions:
Altering of trunk vlan memberships after failovers will lead to traffic imbalance on egress ports.

Impact:
It may lead to an out of bandwidth condition on interfaces.


1002413-2 : Websso puts quotation marks around non-string claim type 'custom' values

Component: Access Policy Manager

Symptoms:
When you define a claim to use with OAuth bearer SSO, and the claim-type setting is set to custom, the claim value is treated as a string and encapsulated in quotation marks.

Conditions:
-- OAuth bearer SSO is configured.
-- The OAuth claim value being used is of type 'custom'.

Impact:
The claim value is encapsulated in quotation marks and processed as a string and OAuth does not work properly.

Workaround:
None


1002345-4 : Transparent DNS monitor does not work after upgrade

Component: In-tmm monitors

Symptoms:
DNS Pool state changes from up to down following an upgrade.

Conditions:
A transparent DNS monitor is configured to use the loopback address.

Impact:
The DNS pool is marked down.

Workaround:
None


1001129-1 : Maximum Login Failures lockout for root and admin

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
The root/admin account does not lock out when multiple login failures occur.

Conditions:
Local accounts such as root and admin occur multiple login failures.

Impact:
The root or admin account is not locked out. Other accounts are locked out after multiple login failures.

Workaround:
None


1001101-1 : Cannot update/display GTM/DNS listener route advertisement correctly

Component: Global Traffic Manager (DNS)

Symptoms:
Not able to update/display GTM/DNS listener route advertisement correctly.

Conditions:
Operating from the GUI GTM/DNS listener page.

Impact:
Not able to manage route advertisement from GUI GTM listener page.

Workaround:
Instead of GTM/DNS GUI, use LTM virtual address operations to manage GTM/DNS listener route advertisement.


1001069-5 : VE CPU higher after upgrade, given same throughput

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
Significant increase in CPU usage post-upgrade.

Conditions:
-- Upgrading from v13.x to a later version.
-- Configured BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) that uses the sock driver.

Impact:
Significant increase in CPU usage, leading to potential degradation or disruption of traffic.

Workaround:
Create the following overrides:
-- In '/config/tmm_init.tcl' add or append the following:
ndal mtu 1500 1137:0043
device driver vendor_dev 1137:0043 xnet

-- In '/config/xnet_init.tcl' add or append the following
device driver vendor_dev 1137:0043 dpdk

Note: These overrides must be re-applied every time an upgrade is done.


1000561-5 : Chunk size incorrectly passed to client-side

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
HTTP/2 Virtual Servers pass the chunk size bytes from the server-side (HTTP/1.1) to the client-side (HTTP/2) when OneConnect and request-logging profiles are applied.

Conditions:
-- BIG-IP hardware platform
-- BIG-IP configured with a HTTP/2 virtual server - context client-side with OneConnect and request-logging profile
-- The server sends a chunked response

Impact:
The server-side response is chunked but the chunk size header is passed to the client-side when it should not be.

Workaround:
Change HTTP response-chunking to 'unchunk'.


1000325-1 : UCS load with 'reset-trust' may not work properly if base configuration fails to load

Component: TMOS

Symptoms:
When loading a UCS archive using the 'reset-trust' option, if the system fails to load the base configuration from the UCS archive, the system may fail to regenerate new device trust certificates and keys.

This can result in subsequent issues, including configuration load failures after an upgrade, such as:

01070712:3: Values (/Common/dtca.key) specified for trust domain (/Common/Root): foreign key index (key_fk) do not point at an item that exists in the database.
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Conditions:
-- Loading a UCS file using the 'reset-trust' option.
-- The system fails to load the base configuration (bigip_base.conf) in the UCS archive for any reason.
-- The base configuration is corrected, and subsequently loaded (e.g., with 'tmsh load sys config').

Impact:
-- The system does not regenerate critical device trust keys and certificates.
-- After a subsequent upgrade, the BIG-IP system goes to INOPERATIVE state, and reports this error:

01070712:3: Values (/Common/dtca.key) specified for trust domain (/Common/Root): foreign key index (key_fk) do not point at an item that exists in the database.
Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.

Workaround:
Remove trust-domain from the bigip_base.conf file and reload the configuration.


1000069-3 : Virtual server does not create the listener

Component: Local Traffic Manager

Symptoms:
A virtual-address is in an offline state.

Conditions:
An address-list is used on a virtual server in a non-default route domain.

Impact:
The virtual IP address remains in an offline state.

Workaround:
Using tmsh, create the traffic-matching-criteria. Specify the route domain, and attach it to the virtual server.




This issue may cause the configuration to fail to load or may significantly impact system performance after upgrade


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