Bug ID 461084: Kerberos Auth might fail if client request contains Authorization header

Last Modified: May 14, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 12.0.0 HF3, 11.6.1, 11.5.4 HF2

Opened: May 07, 2014
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K48281763

Symptoms

When the BIG-IP system is configured with Kerberos Auth agent and the client sends a request with an Authorization header prior to the "HTTP 401" challenge, authentication fails.

Impact

Authentication can fail and the client might see a login prompt again when the IP address changes.

Conditions

An auth request to the BIG-IP systems contains Authorization header; Kerberos Auth is configured.

Workaround

None

Fix Information

Client's Kerberos auth will succeed now.

Behavior Change