Bug ID 425594: Incorrect Alert instead of using generic alert (handshake failure with fatal)

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.3.0, 11.4.0

Fixed In:

Opened: Jul 18, 2013

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K16931


In the current implementation, the BIG-IP system always sends handshake failure with fatal level for all Alert messages.


Always send handshake failure with fatal level in Alert messages regardless of the reason.


Sending Alert messages.



Fix Information

Added an option (generic-alert) to client-ssl/sever-ssl profile, when generic-alert is set to TRUE, the BIG-IP system keeps the current implementation and sends all fatal-level Alert message with 'handshake failure.' Otherwise, the system sends the correct Alert message. The default is set to TRUE.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips