Bug ID 944641: HTTP2 send RST_STREAM when exceeding max streams

Last Modified: Oct 11, 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, 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

Fixed In:
16.1.0, 16.0.1.1, 15.1.4, 14.1.4

Opened: Sep 14, 2020
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

If the SETTINGS_MAX_CONCURRENT_STREAMS setting is exceeded, BIG-IP sends a GOAWAY frame; however, browsers expect a RST_STREAM and the GOAWAY frame results in a half-rendered web page.

Impact

BIG-IP sends a GOAWAY frame, and the browser shows a half-rendered page.

Conditions

The maximum streams setting is exceeded on a HTTP/2 connection.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

BIG-IP now sends a RST_STREAM if the maximum streams setting is exceeded.

Behavior Change