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PH25657: On Demand Router (ODR) returns 404 error if the request URI contains encoded characters.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If a request URI contains encoded characters (e.g.
    /snoop%2Fencoded%2Fslash) the On Demand Router (ODR) will
    return a 404 rather than appropriately proxying the request.
    

Local fix

  • don't use encoded slashes in the URL
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server WAS ND edition leveraging On Demand  *
    *                  Routers                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: On Demand Router (ODR) returns 404      *
    *                      error if the request URI contains       *
    *                      encoded characters.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    If a request URI contains encoded characters (e.g.
    /snoop%2Fencoded%2Fslash) the On Demand Router (ODR) will return
    a 404 rather than appropriately proxying the request.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The On Demand Router (ODR) code has been updated to properly
    handle URI patterns that contain encoded characters.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    packs 8.5.5.18 and 9.0.5.5.  Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH25657

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-05-21

  • Closed date

    2020-08-04

  • Last modified date

    2020-08-04

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

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":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
14 September 2020