Bug ID 1024225: BIG-IP sends "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" to http/2 client after HEAD request

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 14.1.4.4, 14.1.4.5, 14.1.4.6, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.4, 15.1.4.1, 15.1.5, 15.1.5.1, 15.1.6, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2, 16.1.2.1

Fixed In:
17.0.0, 16.1.2.2, 15.1.6.1, 14.1.5

Opened: Jun 09, 2021
Severity: 3-Major

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.

Impact

Http2 connection is reset

Conditions

1) H2 <-> H1 is configured on virtual server 2) HEAD request over http2->http1.1 gateway getting chunked response.

Workaround

iRule to remove "Transfer-Encoding: Chunked" header from response.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change