Bug ID 867825: Export/Import on a parent policy leaves children in an inconsistent state

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,

Fixed In:
16.0.0, 15.1.4,, 13.1.5

Opened: Jan 09, 2020

Severity: 3-Major


When overwriting a parent policy with import/replace, elements from the parent policy that were deleted remain in the child policies.


The children on the different devices are left unexpectedly in different states.


-- A parent policy exists with a child policy that inherits a section in which new configuration elements can be created in the parent policy (like ip address exceptions). -- An element is deleted from the parent policy, and then the parent policy is exported. -- The parent policy is then imported to replace a parent policy on a different device to perform the same changes on its children.



Fix Information

Import/Replace for a parent policy for sections that remain inherited will now delete elements that were removed from the parent policy instead of disinheriting them.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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