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PI91280: SECURE TRANSPORTS MAY USE THE WRONG TIMEOUT VALUE IF URL TIMEOUTS ARE CONFIGURED USING SETENVIF

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If the ServerIOTimeout is configured in the httpd.conf file
    using SetEnvIf and the value differs from the ServerIOTimeout
    used in the plugin-cfg.xml file, the incorrect timeout may be
    used with secure connections.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server web        *
    *                  server plugin users                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Requests using secure transports may    *
    *                      use the incorrect timeout value.        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    If specialized timeout values are defined for URL groups
    (see apar PM94198 for configuration information) and secure
    transports are used, the transport may use the wrong timeout
    value.
    This configuration option is available with IHS or Apache
    webservers only.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Although the timeout values were correctly set in the plugin
    module, plugin did not update the values in the SSL library
    (gskit) so SSL connections used previously defined timeout
    values. This only affected sockets which had been previously
    used for request with a different timeout value defined.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.14 and 9.0.0.7.  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

    PI91280

  • Reported component name

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0801

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-12-07

  • Closed date

    2017-12-14

  • Last modified date

    2017-12-14

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021