Bug ID 671627: HTTP responces without body may contain chunked body with empty payload being processed by Portal Access.

Last Modified: Mar 21, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

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, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4, 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, 12.1.3.1, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0, 13.1.0.1, 13.1.0.2, 13.1.0.3

Fixed In:
14.0.0, 13.1.0.4, 12.1.3.2

Opened: Jun 29, 2017
Severity: 4-Minor
Related AskF5 Article:
K06424790

Symptoms

Some HTTP responses do not contain any body. For instance, responses with status codes 1xx, 204, or 304 must not include body. Portal Access adds 'Transfer-Encoding: chunked' header and may add chunked body with empty payload to such responses.

Impact

Most browsers ignore invalid 'Transfer-Encoding' header and/or body for responses which must not include body at all. And yet, some traffic validators may refuse to pass invalid responses.

Conditions

HTTP response without body processed by Portal Access

Workaround

Use an iRule to remove 'Transfer-Encoding' header and/or body from HTTP responses with status codes 1xx, 204, and 304.

Fix Information

Now Portal Access does not add invalid 'Transfer-Encoding' header and/or body to responses which have no body.

Behavior Change