Bug ID 611652: iRule script validation presents incorrect warning for 'HTTP::cookie cookie-name' command.

Last Modified: Apr 22, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(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,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6

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Opened: Aug 18, 2016
Severity: 3-Major
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While saving an iRule containing HTTP::cookie without the value parameter, you get a validation warning: 'warning: [The following errors were not caught before. Please correct the script in order to avoid future disruption. 'unexpected end of arguments;expected argument spec:COOKIE_NAME"160 25][HTTP::cookie $cookie_name]'. The offending iRule command looks similar to this: [HTTP::cookie $cookie_name]


Validation warning incorrectly occurs if the optional 'value' parameter is left off. Note that the iRule is still loaded into the configuration.


iRules containing HTTP::cookie, but missing the optional value parameter, e.g. [HTTP::cookie $cookie_name].


Use the 'value' parameter in the HTTP::cookie command: [HTTP::cookie value $cookie_name].

Fix Information


Behavior Change