Bug ID 522993: tmsh crashes when trying to perform a wildcard delete of iRules

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.5.10, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:

Opened: May 13, 2015

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K17638180


tmsh will crash with a segmentation fault if an administrator attempts to delete iRules using wildcard syntax (e.g., 'tmsh delete ltm rule rules\*'). This occurs if the object name includes either an asterisk (*) or left square bracket ([).


tmsh crashes with a segmentation fault. The system is otherwise not impacted.


A BIG-IP administrator runs a command such as the following: tmsh delete ltm rule rules\*


Do not attempt to use wildcard syntax to delete iRules; instead, delete each iRule individually.

Fix Information

tmsh crashes when trying to perform a wildcard delete of iRules.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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