Bug ID 606565: TMM may crash when /sys db tm.simultaneousopen is set to reset or drop_connection

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.1

Fixed In:
13.0.0, 12.1.2

Opened: Jul 22, 2016

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K52231531

Symptoms

When the /sys db tm.simultaneousopen variable is set to 'reset' or 'drop_connection', TMM may crash during a TCP simultaneous 4 way handshake.

Impact

Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Conditions

1. The /sys db tm.simultaneousopen variable is set to 'reset' or 'drop_connection'. 2. A TCP 4 way handshake (simultaneous open) occurs as described in RFC 793.

Workaround

The crash can be avoided, while still mitigating TCP 4 way handshakes, by setting the /sys db tm.simultaneousopen variable to 'drop_pkt'.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips