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PH33038: INTERMITTENT ERROR PARSING A UNCHANGED WSJAAS.CONF

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Errors parsing unchanged wsjaas.conf file happens randomly due
    to different threads accessing the file
    simultaneously.
    
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:400 EST] 000000bd
    ConfigFile > buildFileEntry() Entry
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:400 EST]
    000000bd ConfigFile 3 JAAS login configuration file:
    /opt/was/as855/profiles/as01/properties/wsjaas.conf
    singleLogInFile: false
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:400 EST] 000000be
    ConfigFile 3 com.ibm.ws.security.auth.login.ConfigFile :Entry:
    refresh()
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:401 EST] 000000be ConfigFile >
    buildFileEntry() Entry
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:401 EST] 000000be
    ConfigFile 3 JAAS login configuration file:
    /opt/was/as855/profiles/as01/properties/wsjaas.conf
    singleLogInFile: false
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:401 EST] 000000be
    ConfigFile 3 JAAS login configuration file:
    /opt/was/as855/profiles/as01/properties/wsjaas.conf
    processed
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:401 EST] 000000be ConfigFile <
    buildFileEntry() Exit
    [12/30/20 13:34:10:401 EST] 000000bd
    Parser E SECJ4048E: ParserException occurred during parsing
    jaas application configuration. The exception is
    com.ibm.ws.security.config.jaas.ParserException: line 13:
    expected 'null', found \
    '?'
    
    Issue happened in WebSphere
    8.5.5.18 [ND 8.5.5.18 cf182036.01]
    

Local fix

  • Restarting the server resumes normal operation.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: SECJ4048E: ParserException is thrown    *
    *                      when                                    *
    *                      reading wsjaas.conf file                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The logic to read and parse wsjaas.conf was not thread safe.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The bug was fixed.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.20 and 9.0.5.8 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

    PH33038

  • 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

    2021-01-04

  • Closed date

    2021-03-02

  • Last modified date

    2021-03-02

  • 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

    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:
04 March 2021