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PM28883: JAX-WS WS-SECURITY RUNTIME DOES NOT ACCEPT SECURITYTOKENREFERENCE OF STANDALONE SECURITY TOKEN

Fixes are available

7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
8.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 1
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
8.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 2
8.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
8.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 4
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 6
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
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
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
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

  • JAX-WS WS-security runtime does not accept
    SecurityTokenReference elements in the SOAP Security header that
    refer to non-SAML supporting tokens.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 users *
    *                  of WS-Security enabled JAX-WS applications  *
    *                                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: JAX-WS WS-security runtime does not     *
    *                      accept SecurityTokenReference           *
    *                      elements that refer to non-SAML         *
    *                      supporting tokens.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that includes this APAR. *
    ****************************************************************
    JAX-WS WS-security runtime does not accept
    SecurityTokenReference elements in the SOAP Security header that
    refer to non-SAML supporting tokens.
    
    In order to sign a security token using STR Dereference
    Transform (STR-Transform), a SecurityTokenReference with a
    reference to the security token must exist in the message.
    
    Following is an example of a SOAP Security header with a
    SecurityTokenReference to a BinarySecurityToken:
    
    <wsse:Security
    xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-
    wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd">
      <wsse:BinarySecurityToken
    xmlns:wsu="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-w
    ss-wssecurity-utility-1.0.xsd"
    EncodingType="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-20040
    1-wss-soap-message-security-1.0#Base64Binary"
    ID="binarySecurityToken1"
    ValueType="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-w
    ss-x509-token-profile-1.0#X509v3"
    wsu:Id="binarySecurityToken1">
    (...base64EncodedData...)
      </wsse:BinarySecurityToken>
      <wsse:SecurityTokenReference
    xmlns:wsu="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-w
    ss-wssecurity-utility-1.0.xsd"
    wsu:Id="strrefId1">
        <wsse:Reference
    URI="#binarySecurityToken1"></wsse:Reference>
      </wsse:SecurityTokenReference>
    ....
    </wsse:Security>
    
    When the error occurs, entries similar to the following may be
    observed in the trace file:
    
    [02.12.10 15:56:27:483 CET] 0000001a X509ConsumeLo E
    CWWSS5520E: An exception occurred during token processing. The
    exception is:
    java.security.cert.CertificateException: Unable to initialize,
    java.io.IOException: DerInputStream.getLength():
    lengthTag=127, too big.
     at
    com.ibm.security.x509.X509CertImpl.<init>(X509CertImpl.java:270)
     at
    com.ibm.crypto.provider.X509Factory.engineGenerateCertificate(Un
    known Source)
     at
    java.security.cert.CertificateFactory.generateCertificate(Certif
    icateFactory.java:409)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.util.CertificateUtil.generateCertificate(C
    ertificateUtil.java:433)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.util.CertificateUtil.generateX509Certifica
    te(CertificateUtil.java:406)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.wssapi.token.impl.X509ConsumeLoginModule.p
    rocessElement(X509ConsumeLoginModule.java:1026)
    ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • The JAX-WS WS-Security runtime is recognizing the correct type
    of the token.  However, it is passing the
    SecurityTokenReference element itself into the token
    consumer instead of the referenced token.  With the exception
    of the SAML token consumer, the token consumers only
    understand their own token element and element format
    (UsernameToken or BinarySecurityToken for exampe); they do not
    understand, nor can process a SecurityTokenReference.
    
    The runtime should recognize that the inbound
    SecurityTokenReference refers to a token that has already been
    consumed then continue to the next element in the message.
    
    The JAX-WS WS-Security runtime is updated to properly process
    SecurityTokenReference elements that refer to non-SAML
    supporting tokens.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    7.0.0.19 pack.  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

    PM28883

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-12-14

  • Closed date

    2011-05-13

  • Last modified date

    2011-05-13

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM28883

Modified date: 13 May 2011