Bug ID 738945: SSL persistence does not work when there are multiple handshakes present in a single record

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.0.0,, 13.1.1,,

Fixed In:

Opened: Aug 01, 2018

Severity: 2-Critical


SSL persistence hangs while parsing SSL records comprising multiple handshake messages.


SSL persistence parser fails to parse such messages correctly. The start of the record may be forwarded on to server but then connection will stall and eventually idle timeout.


This issue intermittently happens when an incoming SSL record contains multiple handshake messages.


There is no workaround other than using a different persistence, or disabling SSL persistence altogether. After changing or disabling persistence, the transaction succeeds and no longer hangs.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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