Bug ID 1141845: RULE_INIT with a call that contains an extra colon character (:) will crash BIG-IP.

Last Modified: Mar 30, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.5,,,,,,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,,,,,,,,,

Fixed In:
17.1.0, 16.1.4, 15.1.9

Opened: Aug 24, 2022

Severity: 3-Major


If a RULE_INIT contains an extra colon character (:) when RULE_INIT { catch { call sv::hsl:open "/Common/publisher-syslog_server_pool" } } It will crash instead of reporting the error. In this example, the extra : before 'open' is an error. Instead of logging the error, it crashes the process.


The tmm process crashes.


RULE_INIT contains more than 2 colon characters (:) on a rule.


Avoid creating a RULE_INIT containing a third colon character(:).

Fix Information

Correctly log an error instead of trying to process it.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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