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PK67941: A JAX-RPC WEB SERVICE IS INCORRECTLY SERIALIZING THE NULL CHARACTER IN A SOAP MESSAGE.

Fixes are available

7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for IBM i
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for AIX
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for HP-UX
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for AIX
7.0.0.3: Java SDK 1.6 SR4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for Windows
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for Solaris
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for HP-UX
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for Linux
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for Linux
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for Solaris
Java SDK 1.5 SR8 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for AIX
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for Windows
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for IBM i
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for Windows
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for HP-UX
7.0.0.5: Java SDK 1.6 SR5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for Solaris
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for Linux
Java SDK 1.5 SR10 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for IBM i
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for AIX
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for Windows
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for HP-UX
7.0.0.7: Java SDK 1.6 SR6 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for Solaris
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for Linux
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for IBM i
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for Windows
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for AIX
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for HP-UX
7.0.0.9: Java SDK 1.6 SR7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for Solaris
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for Linux
6.1.0.31: Java SDK 1.5 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for IBM i
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Windows
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for HP-UX
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for AIX
7.0.0.11: Java SDK 1.6 SR7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Solaris
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Linux
6.1.0.33: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
6.1.0.29: Java SDK 1.5 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for AIX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for HP-UX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for IBM i
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Solaris
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Windows
7.0.0.13: Java SDK 1.6 SR8FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.35: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
6.1.0.37: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.39: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
6.1.0.41: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.1: Java SDK 1.6 SR3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.43: Java SDK 1.5 SR13 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
6.1.0.45: Java SDK 1.5 SR14 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server returns
    "�", a reference to a null in the SOAP fault string, which
    is invalid in XML.
    Error seen at client:
    javax.xml.soap.SOAPException: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException.
    
    The problem was observed in WebSphere Application Server
    v6.0.2.x
    
    In addition the problem is also seen for NON LDAP users as well
    where the SOAP message recieved has the incorrect � character
    causing WebSphere to throw the exception:
    
    Exception Stack:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Character reference "&#0" is an
    invalid XML character.
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webservices.engine.WebServicesFault.makeFault(WebServ
    icesFault.java:282)
     at
    com.ibm.xml.soapsec.proxy.FaultProxy.makeFault(FaultProxy.java:8
    4)
     at
    com.ibm.xml.soapsec.proxy.ProxyBase.throwException(ProxyBase.jav
    a:62)
     at
    com.ibm.xml.soapsec.proxy.WASMessageProxyImpl.getDocument(WASMes
    sageProxyImpl.java:92)
     at
    com.ibm.xml.soapsec.SoapSecuritySender.invoke(SoapSecuritySender
    .java:252)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webservices.wssecurity.handler.WSSoapSecuritySenderBa
    se.invoke(WSSoapSecuritySenderBase.java:253)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  JAX-RPC web services                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The JAX-RPC runtime is incorrectly      *
    *                      serializing a null character in a       *
    *                      SOAP message.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    If JAX-RPC Web service returns String data that contains a
    null character, the null character is automatically serialized
    as "�".   This is not a valid xml character, the client
    receiving the message will fail.  Normally the client will
    fail with a SAXParseException.
    
    Note that there is no legal mapping for a null character to xml.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A new JVM custom property has been created to handle this
    scenario:
    
    com.ibm.ws.webservices.serializerNullHandling
    
    This JVM custom property can be set to one of two values:
    USE_NULL_STRING or IGNORE_NULL.
    
    If set to USE_NULL_STRING, the Web Services code will replace
    the null character in the SOAP message with a "{null}" string.
    
    If set to IGNORE_NULL, the Web Services code will simply
    ignore the null character in the SOAP message.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpacks 6.0.2.33 and 6.1.0.21.  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

    PK67941

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPH APP SERV

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    60A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-06-20

  • Closed date

    2008-09-04

  • Last modified date

    2010-09-16

  • 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

    WEBSPH APP SERV

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R60A PSY

       UP

  • R60H PSY

       UP

  • R60I PSY

       UP

  • R60P PSY

       UP

  • R60S PSY

       UP

  • R60W PSY

       UP

  • R60Z PSY

       UP

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

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  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

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  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 October 2021