Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020
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Known Affected Versions:
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, 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
13.0.0, 12.1.2 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2
Opened: Oct 18, 2016
The connection between BIG-IP and OCSP responder is not reliable since it uses the default internal TCP configuration which doesn't fit the usage well.
The BIG-IP as a SSL server fails to staple the OCSP response to the SSL client. In other words, the certificate status messages are not added in the Server Hello message in the TLS handshakes to the SSL client.
When the OCSP stapling option is enabled in the clientSSL profile that is in use by a virtual server.
The fix proposed an optimal TCP configuration used by the connection between BIG-IP and OCSP responder which makes the connection reliable now. Therefore the virtual server can now always correctly staple the certificate status in the Server Hello message to the SSL client.