Bug ID 1169141: Bash tab-completion Issue

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
17.1.0, 17.1.0, 17.0.0.2, 17.0.0.1, 17.0.0, 16.1.3.3, 16.1.3.2, 16.1.3.1, 16.1.3, 15.1.8.2, 15.1.8.1, 15.1.8, 15.1.7, 15.1.6.1, 15.1.6, 15.1.5.1, 14.1.5.2, 14.1.5.1, 14.1.5, 14.1.4.6

Opened: Oct 10, 2022

Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

ID830361 introduced a regression in how tab completion works in bash for user directories. With the fix of CVE-2012-6711 (ID830361), bash tab completion of ~ is auto-completing it to \~, which is resulting in not listing the directories under ~ and working as expected.

Impact

Tab-completion of user home directories (~username) in bash does not work.

Conditions

This issue is seen on the versions which have fix for Bug 830361 (https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID830361.html).

Workaround

Do not attempt to tab-complete user home directories (e.g. ~root), and instead type out the path completely.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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