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PM24172: Redirected URL for ?wsdl request may include backslash characters.

Fixes are available

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
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

  • A JAX-RPC service application might packages its WSDL file in a
    subdirectory of WEB-INF\wsdl (for WAR modules) or
    META-INF\wsdl (for EJB modules). If a user makes a ?wsdl
    request from such a JAX-RPC service, the redirected URL might
    contain backslash characters in the request URI.
    
    For example, the HelloWorld.war module packages the
    HelloWorld.wsdl in the directory structure
    WEB-INF/wsdl/first/second/third.
    
    When the user makes a ?wsdl request from this service, the
    redirected URL in the web browser's address bar is
    
    http://myhost.ibm.com/Hello/HelloWorldServices/WEB-INF/
    first\second\third\HelloWorld.wsdl.
    
    Some customers may fail to process URL's with backslash
    characters.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users making ?wsdl requests from IBM        *
    *                  WebSphere Application Server V6.1 and V7.0  *
    *                  JAX-RPC services.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Redirected URL for ?wsdl request may    *
    *                      include backslash characters.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that includes this APAR. *
    ****************************************************************
    A JAX-RPC service application might packages its WSDL file in a
    subdirectory of WEB-INF\wsdl (for WAR modules) or
    META-INF\wsdl (for EJB modules). If a user makes a ?wsdl
    request from such a JAX-RPC service, the redirected URL might
    contain backslash characters in the request URI.
    
    For example, the HelloWorld.war module packages the
    HelloWorld.wsdl in the directory structure
    WEB-INF/wsdl/first/second/third.
    
    When the user makes a ?wsdl request from this service, the
    redirected URL in the web browser's address bar is
    
    http://myhost.ibm.com/Hello/HelloWorldServices/WEB-INF/
    first\second\third\HelloWorld.wsdl.
    
    Some customers may fail to process URL's with backslash
    characters.
    
    Note that since UNIX operating system pathnames do not contain
    backslash characters, this problem would only occur in a
    Microsoft Windows environment.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Request for Comment 1738: "Uniform Resource Locators (URL)"
    describes backslash characters as unsafe for URL's. The
    JAX-RPC runtime was changed to replace all instances of "\"
    with "/" in redirected URL's for ?wsdl requests.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 6.1.0.37 and 7.0.0.15.  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

    PM24172

  • Reported component name

    WEBSERVIC FEATU

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0850

  • Reported release

    61A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-10-08

  • Closed date

    2010-10-22

  • Last modified date

    2010-10-22

  • 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

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.1

Reference #: PM24172

Modified date: 22 October 2010