Bug ID 437703: LTM policies do not accept special characters in HTTP header names

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9

Fixed In:
11.6.0

Opened: Nov 13, 2013
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K15544

Symptoms

LTM policies do not accept special characters in HTTP header names.

Impact

The system posts a validation error. For example, for the value $WSRA, the system posts the following message: 01071748:3: Policy '/Common/ft1_pool_select', rule 'notvar2'; invalid name, value '$WSRA'.

Conditions

This occurs when trying to use a '$' character in a header name.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

You can now use the special characters ~!#$%^&*| in HTTP headers and cookie names.

Behavior Change