Bug ID 680086: BMC firmware fails md5sum check

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:

Fixed In:
14.0.0, 13.1.1

Opened: Aug 24, 2017

Severity: 3-Major


Checking the md5sum of BMC firmware fails when issuing the commandL md5sum -c /usr/firmware/shuttle_x.x.xx.ima_enc.md5 The command fails with the following message: (...) listed file could not be read".


'md5sum -c' does not work for BMC firmware checksums.


iSeries appliances: - i2000 - i4000 - i5000 - i7000 - i10000 - i15000


1. Indirectly check the md5sum by calculating it with the command: md5sum /usr/firmware/shuttle*.ima_enc 2. Compare that to cat /usr/firmware/shuttle*.ima_enc.md5 As an alternative, you can use the following command: diff -sy <(md5sum < /usr/firmware/shuttle*.ima_enc | awk '{ print $1 }') <(cat /usr/firmware/shuttle*.ima_enc.md5 | awk '{ print $1 }')

Fix Information

The 'md5sum -c' check now works for BMC firmware checksums.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips