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PH23888: LDAPHELPER.GETRDN FAILOVER DOES NOT PROPERLY ACCOUNT FOR ESCAPED COMMAS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • getRDN is called to remove an RDN from a DN. If the DN is
    misformed, then the method will return everything in front of
    the first found comma as the RDN. However, this does not take
    into account commas that are escaped.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Federated LDAP fails to parse a         *
    *                      relative                                *
    *                      distinguished name in a distinguished   *
    *                      name (DN) when the DN contains an       *
    *                      escaped comm.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Federated LDAP fails to parse a relative distinguished name in a
    distinguished name (DN) when the DN contains an escaped comm.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was updated to consider escaped commas when parsing a
    relative distinguished name from a disginguished name.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix packs
    8.5.5.19 and 9.0.5.6. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH23888

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-04-01

  • Closed date

    2020-11-22

  • Last modified date

    2020-11-22

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
23 November 2020