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IV98349: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION PERFORMING SSL HANDSHAKE USING CHROME BROWSER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message, as reported by customer:
    javax.net.ssl.SSLException: java.lang.NullPointerException
    
    Stack Trace, if applicable:
    javax.net.ssl.SSLException: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at com.ibm.jsse2.k.a(k.java:21)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.rc.a(rc.java:19)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.rc.a(rc.java:598)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.rc.a(rc.java:554)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.rc.a(rc.java:178)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.i.write(i.java:25)
     at java.io.OutputStream.write(OutputStream.java:87)
     at sslsever.main(sslsever.java:66)
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at com.ibm.jsse2.ib.e(ib.java:149)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.p.<init>(p.java:21)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.db.C(db.java:624)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.db.a(db.java:425)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.db.b(db.java:319)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.db.a(db.java:689)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.db.a(db.java:421)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.bb.t(bb.java:537)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.bb.a(bb.java:530)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.rc.a(rc.java:797)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.rc.h(rc.java:710)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.rc.a(rc.java:689)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.i.write(i.java:8)
     ... 2 more
    
    
    Other Error Information, as reported by customer:
    Issue does not occur with Firefox and IE browsers
    

Local fix

  • Disable elliptic curve cipher suites
    

Problem summary

  • NullPointerException performing SSL handshake using Chrome
    browser
    
    ERROR DESCRIPTION:
    A SSLException is thrown due to a NullPointerException when
    performing a SSL handshake using a Chrome browser
    

Problem conclusion

  • A change is made to the IBMJSSE2 provider
    The associated Hursley RTC Problem Report is 133821
    The associated Austin CMVC defect is 117686
    The associated Austin APAR is IV98349
    JVMs affected: Java 6.0, Java 626, Java 7.0, Java 727 and Java
    8.0
    The fix was delivered for Java 6.0 SR16FP55, Java 626 SR8FP55,
    Java 7.0 SR10FP15, Java 727 SR4FP15, and Java 8 SR5
    The affected jar is "ibmjsseprovider2.jar".
    The build level of this jar for the affected releases is
    "20170728"
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV98349

  • Reported component name

    JAVA SECURE SOC

  • Reported component ID

    TIVSECJSS

  • Reported release

    100

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-07-21

  • Closed date

    2017-08-02

  • Last modified date

    2017-08-02

  • 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

    JAVA SECURE SOC

  • Fixed component ID

    TIVSECJSS

Applicable component levels

  • R100 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
02 August 2017