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PM20672: IHS SSL INITIALIZATION FAILS IF SSLClientAuthRequire ends with unquoted string

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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
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
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
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
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
6.1.0.39: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.41: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.43: Java SDK 1.5 SR13 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.45: Java SDK 1.5 SR14 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
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

  • If an SSLClientAuthRequire directive is defined
    with an expression ending with an unquoted string,
    SSL initialization of the server fails completely.
    
    The virtualhost error log contains:
    [Thu Aug 12 17:05:11 2010] [error] SSL0168E: SSL initialization
    for server: hostname, port: 0 failed due to a configuration
    error
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  This will affect users of IBM HTTP Server   *
    *                  version 6.1 and 7.0 with                    *
    *                  SSLClientAuthRequire or SSLClientAuthGroup  *
    *                  in the configuration.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: If an SSLClientAuthRequire or           *
    *                      SSLCliethAuthGroup directive            *
    *                      is defined with an expression ending    *
    *                      with an unquoted string, SSL            *
    *                      initialization of the server fails      *
    *                      completely.                             *
    *                                                              *
    *                      e.g.                                    *
    *                      SSLClientAuthRequire Country = US       *
    *                                                              *
    *                      The virtualhost error log contains:     *
    *                      [Thu Aug 12 17:05:11 2010] [error]      *
    *                      SSL0168E: SSL initialization for        *
    *                      server: hostname, port: 0 failed due    *
    *                      to a configuration error                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Apply this fix if SSL initialization is     *
    *                  failing and if an SSLClientAuthRequire or   *
    *                  SSLClientAuthGroup is defined with an       *
    *                  expression ending with an unquoted string,  *
    *                  e.g.                                        *
    *                  SSLClientAuthRequire Country = US           *
    ****************************************************************
    If an SSLClientAuthRequire or SSLClientAuthGroup is defined
    with an expression ending with an unquoted string, SSL
    initialization of the server fails completely.
    
    E.g.
    SSLClientAuthRequire Country = US
    
    The virtualhost error log contains:
    [Thu Aug 12 17:05:11 2010] [error] SSL0168E: SSL
    initialization for server: hostname, port: 0 failed due to a
    configuration error
    

Problem conclusion

  • IBM HTTP Server parsing of these directives in the
    configuration has been corrected.
    
    This fix is targeted for fix packs:
    6.1.0.35
    7.0.0.15
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM20672

  • Reported component name

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0801

  • Reported release

    61Z

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2010-08-17

  • Closed date

    2010-08-18

  • Last modified date

    2010-09-14

  • 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

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0801

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 September 2020