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IJ23018: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION THROWN FROM X509CERTIMPL.GETISSUERKEYIDENTIFIER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: java.lang.NullPointerException during keystore
    load
    .
    Stack Trace: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.security.x509.X509CertImpl.getIssuerKeyIdentifier(X509Ce
    rtImpl.java:2950)
    at com.ibm.crypto.provider.PKCS12KeyStoreOracle.a(Unknown
    Source)
    at
    com.ibm.crypto.provider.PKCS12KeyStoreOracle.engineLoad(Unknown
    Source)
    at java.security.KeyStore.load(KeyStore.java:1456)
    .
    

Local fix

  • Only use certificates with AKI extension that contains a
    KeyIdentifier (not name and serial number).
    

Problem summary

  • A NullPointerException is thrown when loading a keystore which
    contains an X509Certificate with an Authority Key Identifier
    extension which does not contain a Key Identifier.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been modified to prevent the NullPointerException.
    This fix corrects the way an Authority Key Identifier (AKID)
    X.509 certificate extension is
    handled. Two forms of AKID are permitted: hash-based and
    name/serial number based.
    This fix corrects that check to handle the rare case when a
    certificate contains
    a non-hash-based AKID.
    A fix is made to ibmpkcs.jar
    The associated Hursley RTC Problem Report is 143179
    The associated Austin defect PKCS Issue#42 NullPointerException
    thrown from X509CertImpl.getIssuerKeyIdentifier
    The associated Austin APAR is IJ22676
    JVMs affected: Java 8
    The fix was delivered for Java 8 SR6FP7
    The affected jar is "ibmpkcs.jar" build level: 20200214-184
    .
    This APAR will be fixed in the following Java Releases:
       8    SR6 FP7   (8.0.6.7)
    .
    Contact your IBM Product's Service Team for these Service
    Refreshes and Fix Packs.
    For those running stand-alone, information about the available
    Service Refreshes and Fix Packs can be found at:
               https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IJ23018

  • Reported component name

    SECURITY

  • Reported component ID

    620700125

  • Reported release

    270

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-02-26

  • Closed date

    2020-02-26

  • Last modified date

    2020-04-06

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    SECURITY

  • Fixed component ID

    620700125

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 December 2020