Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020
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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, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.5.3
Opened: Nov 10, 2014
Related AskF5 Article: K16696
11.4.0 onwards, deletion of FIPS keys by-handle is expected to throw error if the BIG-IP config contains that key object. However, if the key name is different from the FIPS-label of the key, such deletion by-handle will delete key from FIPS card without checking BIG-IP config. It will not delete that key from BIG-IP config.
FIPS key deletion by-handle may not throw expected error when the FIPS handle corresponds to a key in the BIG-IP config and will delete the key from FIPS card without deleting the key in the BIG-IP config.
Delete FIPS key by-handle using tmsh when the key name is different from the FIPS-label of the key.
First, FIPS key deletion by-handle should be used only for FIPS key handles that don't have corresponding key objects in the BIG-IP config. If the FIPS key deletion was desired and by-handle deletion is already performed which did not delete the key from BIG-IP config, then follow the below workaround: After executing: 'tmsh delete sys crypto fips by-handle <handle-number>' check if the corresponding key still exists in BIG-IP config by executing: 'tmsh list sys crypto key' If the concerned key did not get deleted, execute: 'tmsh delete sys crypto key <keyname>'
The system now handles the case in which deleting FIPS key by-handle using tmsh when the key name is different from the FIPS-label of the key.