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PI75985: CLASSCASTEXCEPTION PROCESSING JAX-RPC REQUEST CONTAINING WHITESPACE IN WS-COORDINATION CONTEXT

Fixes are available

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 program error.

Error description

  • The following exception occurred when handling a JAX-RPC
    request containing whitespace in a WS-Coordination context:
    java.lang.ClassCastException:
    com.ibm.ws.webservices.engine.xmlsoap.Text incompatible with
    javax.xml.soap.SOAPElement
    at com.ibm.ws.wscoor.CoordinationContext
    .extractFromSOAPHeader(CoordinationContext.java:221)
    at com.ibm.ws.wscoor.CoordinationContext
    .extractFromSOAPHeader(CoordinationContext.java:154)
    at com.ibm.ws.wsba.WSBAContextExtractor
    .extractContext(WSBAContextExtractor.java:107)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  WebSphere Application Server users of       *
    *                  WS-AtomicTransaction or                     *
    *                  WS-BusinessActivity over JAX-RPC            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: java.lang.ClassCastException is         *
    *                      thrown when processing whitespace in    *
    *                      a WS-Coordination context in a          *
    *                      JAX-RPC request                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The algorithm that parses the WS-Coordination
    CoordinationContext on an inbound JAX-RPC request assumed that
    the Iterator returned by SOAPElement.getChildElements()
    contained elements that were all of type
    javax.xml.soap.SOAPElement. This is incorrect and caused the
    ClassCastException when whitespace was encountered.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The algorithm was modified to tolerate whitespace when parsing
    the WS-Coordination context.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.43, 8.0.0.14, 8.5.5.12 and 9.0.0.4.  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

    PI75985

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-02-03

  • Closed date

    2017-03-03

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-03

  • 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

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021