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PK54565: AT THE 6.1.0.9 LEVEL APPLICATIONS CAN invoke a login module in a non-standard fashion

Fixes are available

Java SDK 1.5 SR8 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
Java SDK 1.5 SR8 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
Java SDK 1.5 SR10 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.31: Java SDK 1.5 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
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
6.1.0.35: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
6.1.0.37: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
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
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: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
PK54565; 7.0.0.13: AN APPLICATION MAY BE ABLE TO INVOKE A PROGRAMMATIC LOGIN MOD
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

  • After installing fixpack 6.1.0.9 for WebSphere Application
    Server, an application may be able to invoke an internal login
    module in an incorrect fashion.
    
    This only applies to an application internal login, and does not
    apply to a client login.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All users of WebSphere Application Server's  *
    *                 JAAS Login functionality                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: At the 6.1.0.9 level, an application    *
    *                      programmatic login can proceed          *
    *                      with an absent or null password.        *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    WebSphere Application Server's login method was not properly
    validating the supplied parameters prior to processing login.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With this fix, WebSphere Application Server has been modified
    to properly handle this type of programmatic login.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 6.1.0.15 and 7.0.0.17.  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

    PK54565

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    61A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2007-10-11

  • Closed date

    2007-11-15

  • Last modified date

    2011-02-23

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • SECURITY
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.1

Reference #: PK54565

Modified date: 23 February 2011