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

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP ASM, FPS(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, 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.1.1, 15.0.1.2, 15.0.1.3, 15.0.1.4, 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, 16.0.0, 16.0.0.1, 16.0.1, 16.0.1.1, 16.0.1.2, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2

Opened: Jun 17, 2021
Severity: 3-Major

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.

Impact

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

Conditions

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

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.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

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