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6.5.1

Splunk Enterprise 6.5.1 was released on November 21, 2016.

The following issues have been resolved in this release. For information about security fixes not related to authentication or authorization, refer to the Splunk Security Portal.

Data input issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-10-20 SPL-129605, SPL-111204 Forwarder issues following symbolic links may result in links being deleted

Search issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-10 SPL-131454, SPL-129846 The backslash \ character in search terms outside of quote pairs is not working correctly in search strings
2016-10-31 SPL-130899, SPL-113332 Search functions "TERM" & "CASE" misbehave when there is a field alias in use.
2016-10-28 SPL-130470 Merging of a Calculated field with base search gives inconsistent results
2016-10-25 SPL-130317, SPL-121380 DispatchManager doesn't use quotes to write the value of the "reason" field in splunkd.log, leads to broken auto field extraction
2016-10-25 SPL-130685, SPL-129538 loadjob on Search Head Cluster (SHC) brings oldest run rather than latest
2016-10-21 SPL-126718, SPL-125020 Change Role Based Quota Logging to WARN from DEBUG
2016-10-20 SPL-128638, SPL-126179 MultiSelectInput/MultiDropdownView is crashing Internet Explorer 11
2016-10-20 SPL-129600, SPL-128797 Anomalies Command triggers Error "A separating field was not found. Carrying on without it."
2016-10-20 SPL-127460, SPL-122807 selfjoin search command changes the order of search results column when operates on large results sets resulting in wrong search results for the following search pipeline

Saved search, alerting, scheduling, and job management issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-10-25 SPL-130298, SPL-122468 action.email.reportFileName not being honored for csv/pdf attachements
2016-10-23 SPL-130327, SPL-125556 The exported csv filename is garbled when alert title is more than 17 multi-byte characters
2016-10-12 SPL-129870, SPL-130165 PDF and CSV attachments don't show up when viewing email on iPhone's default mail application
2016-10-10 SPL-129422, SPL-125549 False positive alert of realtime schedule search when restarting splunk

Charting, reporting, and visualization issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-08 SPL-130186, SPL-124997 Dashboard Check Boxes Altered From UI Do Not Alter the Source

Data model and pivot issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-10-13 SPL-128283, SPL-125443 "New Pivot" editor doesn't return all results in distributed search env

Indexer and indexer clustering issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-09 SPL-130544, SPL-54805 clustering - warm bucket w/ partial slice 0 file confuses slave when brought up
2016-10-25 SPL-129599, SPL-126850 Slow rolling restart of indexers in an indexer cluster with high number of buckets combined with data model summaries - If summary replication is not being used setting 'summary_replication=disabled' on all peers will improve rolling restart performance.
2016-10-25 SPL-130648, SPL-128790 Inconsistent buckets_to_summarize setting error when restarting cluster master after making changes to SF or RF

Distributed search and search head clustering issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-13 SPL-131770, SPL-127407 SHC - Conf replication failures caused by JSON strings exceeding 512KB
2016-10-25 SPL-129014, SPL-129012 The spec file for election_timeout_ms need to be updated as the information about HB is wrong
2016-10-25 SPL-130685, SPL-129538 loadjob on Search Head Cluster (SHC) brings oldest run rather than latest
2016-10-25 SPL-128604, SPL-122602 Memory leak triggered by reloading splunkd SSL servers without restarting the process.
2016-10-25 SPL-130745, SPL-125447 SHC nodes overloaded with jobs waiting at 100% or 0%
2016-10-25 SPL-128149, SPL-123853 Show all settings in SHC not functioning properly
2016-10-13 SPL-128283, SPL-125443 "New Pivot" editor doesn't return all results in distributed search env

Universal forwarder issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-01 SPL-123436, SPL-123027 Deployment client should be able to communicate with DS on SSL or non SSL port - independent of it's management port settings.
2016-10-20 SPL-129605, SPL-111204 Forwarder issues following symbolic links may result in links being deleted

Splunk Web and interface issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-15 SPL-127744, SPL-124444 user timezone list and add data timezone setting inconsistent
2016-10-25 SPL-129359, SPL-128210 Table Page not refreshed when refreshing search
2016-10-20 SPL-128638, SPL-126179 MultiSelectInput/MultiDropdownView is crashing Internet Explorer 11

Rest, Simple XML, and Advanced XML issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-10-25 SPL-128610, SPL-121332 Getting error "'NoneType' object has no attribute '_cafile'" when trying to install an app via the REST API

Authentication and Authorization issues

For a list of security issues, please see the Security Advisory. A list of all recent advisories can be found in the Security Portal.

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-10-12 SPL-129945, SPL-128746 Explicitly disable JavaScript support in KVStore Backend

PDF issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-17 SPL-130104, SPL-118166 When addcoltotals command is used in the search, the chart fails to render in pdf export
2016-10-25 SPL-129597, SPL-127297, SPL-131783, SPL-129598 Export pdf for a dashboard the locale for time chart
2016-10-20 SPL-130350, SPL-130285, SPL-130351 Chart legend overlay on PDF

Admin and CLI issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-10-20 SPL-126744, SPL-122988 Forcing HTTPS on splunkd breaks compatibility with the CLI for reloading auth and deploy-server even with enabling an additional localhost-only httpServerListener with SSL disabled.
2016-10-20 SPL-130356, SPL-124349 Update display.page.search.mode=verbose description in spec file

Unsorted issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-13 SPL-95384, SPL-92068 Mac OS 10.9.5 does not support the splunk enable boot-start command
2016-11-04 SPL-131070, SPL-131424 After changing login page background, additional unrelated settings will be added to the local/web.conf

Uncategorized issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2016-11-03 SPL-130181, SPL-126100 Splunk field extraction using delimiter as " (double quote) works in preview but fails to create a valid search extraction
2016-10-27 SPL-130062, SPL-125654 Splunk authentication audit logs do not contain the source address of the attempt
2016-10-26 SPL-130025, SPL-130888 Order of Apps in dropdown menu not consistent from Launcher Home
2016-10-25 SPL-129512, SPL-128140 Cannot save control characters in Searches
2016-10-20 SPL-127260, SPL-126535 Dashboard replace eval-function does not perform a global replacement
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5


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