Bug ID 495698: iRule can be deleted even though it exists in a rule-list

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP AFM(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, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.5.2 HF1

Opened: Dec 10, 2014
Severity: 3-Major


The rule-list will reference a non existent iRule.


iRule will no longer have an effect, even though it still appears to be contained in the rule-list.


Have a rule-list that contains an iRule, and then delete that iRule.


Do not delete an iRule if it is referenced by a rule-list.

Fix Information

Introduced validation to ensure that a referenced iRule cannot be deleted.

Behavior Change