Bug ID 891373: BIG-IP does not shut a connection for a HEAD request

Last Modified: Jul 23, 2021

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.1.1, 15.0.1.2, 15.0.1.3, 15.0.1.4, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 16.0.0, 16.0.0.1, 16.0.1, 16.0.1.1

Fixed In:
16.1.0, 16.0.1.2

Opened: Mar 19, 2020
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

When an HTTP request contains the 'Connection: close' header, the BIG-IP system shuts the TCP connection down. If a virtual server has a OneConnect profile configured, the BIG-IP system fails to close the connection for HEAD requests disregarding a client's demand.

Impact

Connection remains idle until it expires normally, consuming network resources.

Conditions

-- A virtual server has HTTP and OneConnect profiles. -- An HTTP request has the method HEAD and the header 'Connection: close'.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

When an HTTP HEAD request contains 'Connection: close' header and a OneConnect profile is configured on a virtual server, the BIG-IP system shuts a connection down after a response is served.

Behavior Change