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PI78738: Loop while closing an SSL connection

Fixes are available

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
PI78738:Loop while closing an SSL connection
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
17.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.2
17.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3
17.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.4
18.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.1
18.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.2
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
18.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.3
9.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 10
18.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.4
19.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.1
8.5.5.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 15
19.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.2
19.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.3
9.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 11
19.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.4
19.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.5
9.0.5.0: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Refresh Pack
19.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.6
19.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.7
19.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.8
9.0.5.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 1
19.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.9
19.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.10
19.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.11
9.0.5.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 2
19.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.12
20.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.1
20.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.2
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
20.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.3
20.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.4
20.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.5
20.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.6
9.0.5.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 4
20.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.7
20.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.8
9.0.5.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 5
20.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.9
20.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.10
20.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.11
20.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.12
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

  • When an SSL connection is closing the SSL Channel could
    potentially loop
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty    *
    *                  and WebSphere Application Server            *
    *                  Traditional version 8.5.5 and 9.0 users of  *
    *                  SSL                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Sending the final close packet doesn't  *
    *                      complete while closing an SSL           *
    *                      connection                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When an SSL connection is closing, the SSL Channel could
    potentially loop and the final SSL packet will not be sent. The
    stack trace of the loop looks similar to this:
    
    java.lang.Thread.yield(Native Method)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLUtils.flushCloseDown(SSLUtils.jav
    a:243)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLUtils.shutDownSSLEngine(SSLUtils.
    java:141)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLConnectionLink.cleanup(SSLConnect
    ionLink.java:225)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLConnectionLink.close(SSLConnectio
    nLink.java:169)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The SSL Channel was modified to try sending the final SSL close
    packet for 30 seconds. If it doesn't complete successfully, the
    connection will just be closed.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 17.0.0.2, 9.0.0.4, and 8.5.5.12.  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

    PI78738

  • Reported component name

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Reported component ID

    5725L2900

  • Reported release

    CD0

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-03-23

  • Closed date

    2017-05-11

  • Last modified date

    2017-07-28

  • 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

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Fixed component ID

    5725L2900

Applicable component levels

  • RCD0 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021