Bug ID 630257: Monitor send/receive strings cannot end with trailing single-backslash

Last Modified: Dec 20, 2018

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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: Nov 24, 2016
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

A monitor with a 'send' or 'receive' string is not supported with a single trailing backslash, such as "GET /\r\n\" (note the single-trailing backslash that "escapes" the trailing double-quotes).

Impact

When configuration is saved and then loaded, the single-trailing backslash will escape the trailing double-quotes and the configuration will fail to load.

Conditions

A monitor 'send' or 'receive' string ends with a single trailing backslash; and the configuration is saved, and then a load is attempted.

Workaround

A double-trailing backslash is supported, where the trailing double-quotes will not be escaped, for example: "GET /\\r\\n"

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change