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IT25491: Update Bouncy Castle shipped by IBM MQ

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The version of the Bouncy Castle jars shipped by IBM MQ are back
    level. A newer version of Bouncy Castle is available.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This issue affects users of the MQ classes for Java and MQ
    classes for JMS who utilise the Advanced Message Security (AMS)
    component of IBM MQ.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    In previous releases of the product, AMS support in the IBM MQ
    classes for Java and IBM MQ classes for JMS has been dependent
    on support provided by the IBM implementation of the Java
    Cryptography Extensions (JCE).
    
    As of IBM MQ version 9.0, the AMS support in the IBM MQ classes
    for Java and the IBM MQ classes for JMS were updated to utilise
    the open-source "Bouncy Castle" package instead of using the IBM
    JCE as provided by the IBM JRE, thereby providing support for
    AMS when using non-IBM JREs.
    
    The necessary Bouncy Castle jar files are included as part of
    the IBM MQ classes for Java and IBM MQ classes for JMS
    installation package.
    

Problem conclusion

  • New versions of the Bouncy Castle jar files have become
    available to be shipped by IBM MQ, and the code change
    associated with this APAR updates the version of the Bouncy
    Castle jar files from:
    
      bcprov-jdk15on-157.jar
      bcpkix-jdk15on-157.jar
    
    to
    
      bcprov-jdk15on-159.jar
      bcpkix-jdk15on-159.jar
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.0 LTS   9.0.0.6
    v9.1 CD    9.1.1
    v9.1 LTS   9.1.0.1
    
    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

    IT25491

  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ BASE M/P

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7261

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-06-26

  • Closed date

    2018-08-02

  • Last modified date

    2018-08-02

  • 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

    IBM MQ BASE M/P

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7261

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSYHRD","label":"IBM MQ"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"9.0","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
02 August 2018