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IT16497: Using PCF command incorrectly able to blank out conname for non-default authin

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In IBM MQ v8, according to the product documentation, the
    CONNAME is a required field when creating AUTHINFO objects.
    
    The CONNAME should not be allowed to be blanked out,
    but it can be via a PCF command where null characters
    are present at the start of the CONNAME string.
    
    The PCF command failed as expected on the z/OS platform, but
    CONNAME was able to be blanked out on a Distributed
    MQ queue manager.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Those who use PCF to administer IBM may be affected by this
    problem.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The problem was caused by the IBM MQ code only checking the
    CONNAME attribute for spaces when trying to determine whether it
    was blank.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The IBM MQ code was corrected to check the CONNAME attribute for
    both spaces and NULL bytes when trying to determine whether the
    field is blank or not.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v8.0       8.0.0.6
    v9.0 CD    9.0.1
    v9.0 LTS   9.0.0.1
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT16497

  • Reported component name

    WMQ BASE MULTIP

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7251

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-08-05

  • Closed date

    2016-09-22

  • Last modified date

    2017-06-01

  • 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

    WMQ BASE MULTIP

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7251

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 December 2020