Bug ID 1026861: Live Update of Browser Challenges and Anti-Fraud are not cleaned up

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP ASM, FPS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,,, 15.1.9,, 15.1.10,,,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,,,, 16.1.4,,,, 17.0.0,,

Opened: Jun 17, 2021

Severity: 3-Major


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.


Increased disk size, config size, and config-sync size.


Installing Live Update files of either Browser Challenges (part of ASM) or Anti-Fraud (part of FPS).


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.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

Old, unused Live Update files of Browser Challenges and Anti-Fraud files are now cleaned up automatically, no longer requiring manual removal.

Guides & references

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