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PI60784: IBM HTTP SERVER DIRECTIVES SSLCIPHERBAN AND SSLCIPHERREQUIRE MAY CRASH WHEN GSKIT TRACING IS ENABLED

Fixes are available

8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
9.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 1
9.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 2
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8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
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8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
9.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 6
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
9.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 7
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
9.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 8
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14
9.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 9
9.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 15
9.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 11
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9.0.5.9: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5.9
9.0.5.10: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5.10
8.5.5.16: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 16
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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IBM HTTP Server directives SSLCipherBan and SSLCipherRequire may
    crash when GSKit tracing is enabled.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of IBM HTTP Server with the uncommon  *
    *                  directives SSLCipherBan or SSLCipherRequire *
    *                  configured.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: In a configuration with SSLCipherBan or *
    *                      SSLCipherRequire while a GSKit trace is *
    *                      being captured, the server may crash.   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Apply this fix if using SSLCipherBan or     *
    *                  SSLCipherRequire                            *
    ****************************************************************
    In a configuration with SSLCipherBan or SSLCipherRequire while a
    GSKit trace is being captured, the server may crash.
    

Problem conclusion

  • IHS was updated to make a copy of some metadata retrieved from
    GSKit, as that datas lifetime was not being preserved
    correctly by GSKit.
    
    This fix is targeted for IBM HTTP Server fix packs:
    - 7.0.0.43
    - 8.0.0.13
    - 8.5.5.10
    - 9.0.0.1
    

Temporary fix

  • Remove SSLCipherBan and SSLCipherRequire. Instead, use
    SSLCipherSpec.
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI60784

  • Reported component name

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0801

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-04-15

  • Closed date

    2016-07-28

  • Last modified date

    2016-07-28

  • 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

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0801

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
07 September 2022