Last Modified: Nov 10, 2023
Known Affected Versions:
17.0.0, 16.1.3, 22.214.171.124, 15.1.8, 15.1.7, 15.1.6, 126.96.36.199, 14.1.5, 188.8.131.52, 13.1.5
17.1.0, 184.108.40.206, 15.1.9
Opened: Apr 11, 2022 Severity: 2-Critical Related Article:
Related Article: K000134769
When attempting to retrieve a file with WinSCP, you receive an error dialog and the session will be terminated: "SCP Protocol error: Invalid control record (r; elative addresses not allowed) Copying files from remote side failed." If attempting to transfer a file by relative path with a command line utility the transfer will fail with the message: "relative addresses not allowed"
No longer able to use WinSCP to retrieve files such as packet captures, log archives, or other diagnostic data from the BIG-IP system.
-- Running BIG-IP version with fix for ID 915981 -- Using WinSCP set to use SCP protocol to retrieve files from a BIG-IP system. -- Using a relative remote path to transfer a file with command line scp utility.
Use a command line SCP tool that allows specifying an absolute path for the source and/or destination file (a path that starts with a forward slash /), when the source and/or destination locations are a BIG-IP device. If the user ID is permitted to do so, you may use WinSCP in SFTP mode.