Bug ID 562553: In some cases Patch Management returns success regardless of policy settings

Last Modified: Mar 21, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
10.2.4, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4

Opened: Dec 11, 2015
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

Patch management is always returning 1 as the result

Impact

Patch management check always succeeds even if the policy is out of compliance

Conditions

Use Patch management check in a policy check

Workaround

Workaround is to update the Policy check on the BIG-IP box. Currently it is only checking the .result field that is incorrectly set to 1 by the client. If you can add the tcl to the policy to check: Session variable 'session.check_software.last.pm.item_1.missing_updates' set to '10' is less than the number of updates that they want - the server will fail the session.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change