Bug ID 604806: The perflow variable "perflow.category_lookup.result.url" is always available in a Per-Request Access Policy

Last Modified: Dec 20, 2018

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 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, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Opened: Jul 13, 2016
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

"perflow.category_lookup.result.url", despite its name, does not depend on the "Category Lookup" agent to be run or be present in a Per-Request access policy. This variable is available for every Per-Request policy that has access to HTTP data (If the policy operates purely on SSL data, then this variable will not be available for use).

Impact

The name of the variable incorrectly suggests that the "Category Lookup" agent is required for the variable to be populated.

Conditions

Use of the Per-Request Access policy.

Workaround

Documentation.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change