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PI79440: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN URBRIDGEXPATHHELPER.GETEXPRESSION()

Fixes are available

8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
9.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
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
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14
18.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.3
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
19.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.4
19.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.5
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
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
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
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

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • NullPointerException in URBridgeXPathHelper.getExpression()
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  federated repositories                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Parsing search expressions may          *
    *                      sometimes lead to                       *
    *                      NullPointerExceptions in                *
    *                      URBridgeXPathHelper.getExpression(..).  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The following exceptions may be seen in the logs:
    [2/24/17 12:19:02:549 EST] 00000090 URBridgeXPath 3
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.urbridge.URBridgeXPathHelper <init>
    searchExpr=@xsi:type='PersonAccount'
    [2/24/17 12:19:02:549 EST] 00000090 URBridgeXPath 3
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.urbridge.URBridgeXPathHelper
    parseSearchExpression parsing @xsi:type='PersonAccount'
    [2/24/17 12:19:02:553 EST] 00000090 exception     E
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.urbridge.URBridge search CWWIM4506E
    Virtual member manager failed to search the entity:
    'java.lang.NullPointerException'.
    [2/24/17 12:19:02:554 EST] 00000090 exception     E
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.urbridge.URBridge search
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.exception.WIMApplicationException:
    CWWIM4506E  Virtual member manager failed to search the entity:
    'java.lang.NullPointerException'.
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.urbridge.URBridge.search(URBridge.java:65
    2)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.searchRepository(ProfileManager.ja
    va:5333)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.propertyJoinSearch(ProfileManager.
    java:5868)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.searchImpl(ProfileManager.java:117
    8)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.genericProfileManagerMethod(Profil
    eManager.java:365)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.search(ProfileManager.java:457)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.search(ServiceProvider.jav
    a:545)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ejb.WIMServiceBean.search(WIMServiceBean.j
    ava:223)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ejb.EJSRemoteStatelessWIMService_a12c79ef.
    search(Unknown
    Source)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ejb._EJSRemoteStatelessWIMService_a12c79ef
    _Tie.search(_EJSRemoteStatelessWIMService_a12c79ef_Tie.java:390)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ejb._EJSRemoteStatelessWIMService_a12c79ef
    _Tie._invoke(_EJSRemoteStatelessWIMService_a12c79ef_Tie.java:116
    )
    at
    com.ibm.CORBA.iiop.ServerDelegate.dispatchInvokeHandler(ServerDe
    legate.java:631)
    at
    com.ibm.CORBA.iiop.ServerDelegate.dispatch(ServerDelegate.java:5
    01)
    at com.ibm.rmi.iiop.ORB.process(ORB.java:624)
    at com.ibm.CORBA.iiop.ORB.process(ORB.java:1582)
    at
    com.ibm.rmi.iiop.Connection.doRequestWork(Connection.java:3151)
    at com.ibm.rmi.iiop.Connection.doWork(Connection.java:3016)
    at com.ibm.rmi.iiop.WorkUnitImpl.doWork(WorkUnitImpl.java:63)
    at com.ibm.ejs.oa.pool.PooledThread.run(ThreadPool.java:118)
    at com.ibm.ws.util.ThreadPool$Worker.run(ThreadPool.java:1892)
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.urbridge.URBridgeXPathHelper.getExpressio
    n(URBridgeXPathHelper.java:174)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.urbridge.URBridge.search(URBridge.java:53
    4)
    ... 19 more
    

Problem conclusion

  • Added protection against NullPointerException in the
    URBridge.getExpression() method.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.45, 8.0.0.14, 8.5.5.12, 9.0.0.5 and fix
    pack 17.0.0.3 for WebSphere Application Server Liberty.
    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

    PI79440

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-04-06

  • Closed date

    2017-06-05

  • Last modified date

    2017-09-14

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2020