Bug ID 644750: 'epsec' tool fails in older version after use in newer version.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,

Opened: Feb 13, 2017

Severity: 2-Critical


Update to v13.0.x or v13.1.x removes EPSEC backward compatibility with BIG-IP systems running software versions earlier than v13.0.0.


Errors are reported; EPSEC commands are not functional.


Use 'System :: Software Management : Antivirus Check Updates' facilities in v13.0.0, boot back to 11.6.x or 11.5.x, and then run an EPSEC command such as the following: epsec -v version


Remove all environment locks on the shared RPM database and then try the EPSEC commands again. To remove all environment locks, run the following command: rm /shared/lib/rpm__*.db

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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