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PI50399: NullPointerException thrown at com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.securit y in Liberty profile

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The first time Customer's application receives an MQ message
    via JMS., two FFDC logs are reported in the
    com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security package.
    
    These are:
    
    Exception = java.lang.NullPointerException
    Source = com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security.util.Util
    probeid = 480
    Stack Dump = java.lang.NullPointerException
    at org.omg.Security.OpaqueHelper.write(OpaqueHelper.java:56)
    at
    org.omg.Security.OpaqueHelper.insert(OpaqueHelper.java:19)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security.util.Util.encodeLTPAToken
    (Uti
    l.java:463)
    
    .
    
    and
    
    Exception = java.lang.NullPointerException
    Source =
    com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security.ClientSecurityInterceptor
    probeid = 173
    Stack Dump = java.lang.NullPointerException
    at org.omg.CSI.GSSTokenHelper.write(GSSTokenHelper.java:58)
    at
    org.omg.CSI.EstablishContextHelper.write(EstablishContextHel
    per.
    java:98)
    at
    org.omg.CSI.SASContextBodyHelper.write(SASContextBodyHelper.
    java
    :129)
    at
    org.omg.CSI.SASContextBodyHelper.insert(SASContextBodyHelper
    .jav
    a:19)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security.config.css.CSSCompoundSec
    Mech
    Config.generateServiceContext(CSSCompoundSecMechConfig.java:
    208)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security.ClientSecurityInterceptor
    .sen
    d_request(ClientSecurityInterceptor.java:154)
    at
    org.apache.yoko.orb.PortableInterceptor.ClientRequestInfo_im
    pl._
    OB_request(ClientRequestInfo_impl.java:373)
    .
    .
    .
    

Local fix

  • no workaround
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Liberty Profile - Security           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException thrown at          *
    *                      com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    A java.lang.NullPointerException is issued for a remote bean
    request using CSIv2 when the unauthenticated subject is being
    used.  The exception is shown in the FFDC file as follows,
    
    Exception = java.lang.NullPointerException
    Source = com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security.util.Util
    probeid = 480
    Stack Dump = java.lang.NullPointerException
    at org.omg.Security.OpaqueHelper.write(OpaqueHelper.java:56)
    at org.omg.Security.OpaqueHelper.insert(OpaqueHelper.java:19)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.transport.iiop.security.util.Util.encodeLTPAToken(Uti
    l.java:463)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was modified to prevent a
    java.lang.NullPointerException from being issued when an
    unauthenticated subject is being used for a remote bean
    request.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 8.5.5.9.  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

    PI50399

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-10-13

  • Closed date

    2015-12-08

  • Last modified date

    2015-12-08

  • 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

    LIBERTY PROFILE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0814

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 October 2021