Bug ID 454784: in VPE %xx symbols such as the variable assign agent might be invalidly decoded.

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2018

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.3.0, 11.4.1, 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

Fixed In:
11.6.0, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.4.1 HF9

Opened: Mar 31, 2014
Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

in VPE %xx symbols might invalidly decode If user assignment string contains percent encoded symbols like: "%60", "%7E", "%21", "%40", "%23" etc Saved string is written properly but re-readed and displayed as character "`", "~", "!", "@", "#" Therefore new saving might cause uneeded re-encoding of such symbols

Impact

Medium. Customer is confused and might not be able to modify saved and then loaded string

Conditions

Variable assign agent. Assigned string contains %xx symbol

Workaround

1. Direct bigip.conf editing 2. Saving proper string in other location and copy paste before modification so %xx encoded symbols would stay preserved

Fix Information

Issue fixed, encoding doesn't reencode/redecode symbols anymore.

Behavior Change