Bug ID 560889: Some User-Agent strings are parsed incorrectly resulting in a wrong browser family

Last Modified: Oct 24, 2019

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP AAM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 12.1.3.6, 12.1.3.7, 12.1.4, 12.1.4.1, 12.1.5, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0, 13.1.0.1, 13.1.0.2, 13.1.0.3, 13.1.0.4, 13.1.0.5, 13.1.0.6, 13.1.0.7, 13.1.0.8, 13.1.1, 13.1.1.1, 13.1.1.2, 13.1.1.3, 13.1.1.4, 13.1.1.5, 13.1.3, 13.1.3.1, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, 14.0.0.2, 14.0.0.3, 14.0.0.4, 14.0.0.5, 14.0.1, 14.0.1.1

Opened: Dec 03, 2015
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

When AM is configured for image optimization it may require to determine browser type to allow browser-specific optimizations. Incorrect browser family may result in using of an inapplicable optimization. For example, if Internet Explorer is recognized as Chrome, it may be served with an optimized image in WEBP format instead of JPEG.

Impact

The client's browser may not render the page correctly.

Conditions

An optimization is configured in AM policy requiring a browser specific optimization, e.g. image optimization.

Workaround

Disable the appropriate optimization.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change