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PH38339: STRINGINDEXOUTOFBOUNDSEXCEPTION OCCURS IN MYFACES WHEN CREATING A RESOURCE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • ResourceHandlerImpl.createResource throws an
    StringIndexOutOfBoundsException if the resource is an empty
    string
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of MyFaces 2.2 on WebSphere           *
    *                  Application Server 9.0. Users of jsf-2.2    *
    *                  on WebSphere Liberty.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: If a JSF application specifies an       *
    *                      empty string as a resource, then a      *
    *                      StringIndexOutOfBoundsException may     *
    *                      occur.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The following stacktrace may be encountered:
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of
    range: 0
    at java.lang.String.charAt(Unknown Source)
    at
    org.apache.myfaces.application.ResourceHandlerImpl.createResourc
    e(ResourceHandlerImpl.java:118)
    at
    javax.faces.application.ResourceHandlerWrapper.createResource(Re
    sourceHandlerWrapper.java:47)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been updated to handle empty strings and throw an
    NPE if the resource is null, per the JSF specifications.  The
    open source issues are MYFACES-4065 and MYFACES-4187,
    respectively.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 9.0.5.9 and Liberty version 21.0.0.8.
    
    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

    PH38339

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-06-23

  • Closed date

    2021-07-21

  • Last modified date

    2021-07-21

  • 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 \u0026 Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
22 July 2021