Bug ID 520708: WAM policy editor allows special characters on 10.x

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP AAM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
10.2.4, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,

Opened: Apr 30, 2015

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K16552


10.x WAM policy editor allows the input of special characters on value fields, for example, the accented 'e' character.


WAM does not handle special character matching. For example, WAM does not decode the URI sent by the browser from 'r%C3%A9sum%C3%A9' to the accented word resume).


Using special (non-ASCII) characters.


Do not input special characters in the value text field. Always use the UTF-8 encoding as browsers do (% and hexadecimal). For example, in the value text field, input 'r%C3%A9sum%C3%A9' for the accented word 'resume'.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips