Bug ID 468473: Monitors with domain username do not save/load correctly

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.3.0, 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, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.4

Opened: Jun 23, 2014
Severity: 2-Critical
Related AskF5 Article:
K16193

Symptoms

Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) to create or modify an object with a string parameter may fail with an error.

Impact

Users may not be able to modify strings by using the tmsh utility.

Conditions

This issue occurs when the following condition is met: • You use the tmsh utility to create or modify an object with a string that uses a backslash (\) to escape a double quotation mark (") character.

Workaround

The username field must be adjusted in the /config/bigip.conf file to specify the username field with a domain using a \\ syntax. For example: domain\user would need to be configured as: domain\\user.

Fix Information

tmsh utility does not process backslashes and embedded double quotation marks as expected.

Behavior Change