Bug ID 554280: upgrade fails if a security policy is configured through iApp with strict-app-updates and DoS protection

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP ASM, Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.1, 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: Oct 25, 2015

Severity: 3-Major


upgrade fails, and /var/log/ltm contains this error: 010715bc:3: The application service (/Common/myapp.app/myapp) has strict updates enabled, the object (folder /Common/myapp.app) must be updated using an application management interface.


After upgrading the configuration will not load


security policy configured through iApp with strict-app-updates enabled, and DoS protection enabled for the policy. This occurs on upgrades to 11.2.1 through 12.0.0.


Turn off strict-updates for the application service before upgrade: tmsh modify sys application service /Common/APP_NAME.app/APP_NAME strict-updates disabled It can be re-enabled after upgrade.

Fix Information

ASM Upgrade no longer fails due to iApp configuration.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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