Bug ID 1010341: Slower REST calls after update for CVE-2021-22986

Last Modified: May 10, 2021

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
16.0.1.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.2.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4, 13.1.4, 13.1.3.6, 12.1.6, 12.1.5.3

Opened: Apr 09, 2021
Severity: 3-Major

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.

Impact

- Degraded performance of the REST API

Conditions

- REST API calls - HTTP basic authentication used for the REST calls

Workaround

Update automation scripting to use token based authentication, which is both faster and more secure than HTTP basic authentication

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change