Bug ID 952521: Memory allocation error while creating an address list with a large range of IPv6 addresses

Last Modified: Feb 07, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, LTM, TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,,,

Fixed In:
17.0.0, 16.1.4, 15.1.9

Opened: Oct 07, 2020

Severity: 3-Major


When trying to create a large IPv6 address-list IP range either via the GUI, tmsh, or from loading a previously saved config, MCPd will temporarily experience memory exhaustion and report an error "01070711:3: Caught runtime exception, std::bad_alloc"


The IP address range cannot be entered. If upgrading from a non-affected version of TMOS where an IP range of this type has been saved to the config, a std::bad_alloc error will be printed when loading the config after upgrading.


When adding an IPv6 address range that contains a very large number of IPs. This does not affect IPv4.


Use CIDR notation or multiple, smaller IP ranges.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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