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PI69815: NULL POINTER EXCEPTION WHEN PRINTING ERROR IN WSX509TRUSTMANAGER

Fixes are available

9.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 2
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
9.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 3
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
9.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 4
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
9.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 5
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
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
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
9.0.5.0: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Refresh Pack
9.0.5.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 1
9.0.5.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 2
8.5.5.17: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 17
9.0.5.3: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 3
9.0.5.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 4
9.0.5.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 5
9.0.5.6: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 6

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APAR status

  • Closed as Permanent restriction.

Error description

  • NPE when trying to print an error
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.core.WSX509TrustManager.printClientHandshakeError
    (WSX509TrustManager.java:700)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.core.WSX509TrustManager.checkServerTrusted(WSX509
    TrustManager.java:639)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.wc.checkServerTrusted(wc.java:5)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.bb.a(bb.java:27)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.bb.a(bb.java:228)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.ab.t(ab.java:74)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.ab.a(ab.java:137)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.qc.a(qc.java:421)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.qc.h(qc.java:428)
     at com.ibm.jsse2.qc.a(qc.java:813)
     ... 66 more
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException is seen in         *
    *                      some cases when a client does not       *
    *                      trust a server.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Different messages are issued based in different scenarios.
    One scenario was not properly checking to see if the
    information needed for the message was null.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fixed check on error conditions to make sure correct message is
    issued.
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.43, 8.0.0.13, 8.5.5.11 and 9.0.0.2.  Please
    refer to the Recommended Updates page for delivery
    information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI69815

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PRS

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-28

  • Closed date

    2016-11-15

  • Last modified date

    2016-11-15

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud \u0026 Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"7.0","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021