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PM45775: NOTONORAFTER ATTRIBUTE SHOULD BE OPTIONAL IN A SAML TOKEN IN V7

Fixes are available

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
7.0.0.23: 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

  • The clockSkew property is not properly changing the Conditions
    bounds in a SAML assertion.
    
    **********************************
    Client system time:  8/12/2011 2:18 PM
    
    server system time: 8/13/2011 2:18 PM
    clockSkew defined in server.bindings.xml 1440 min
    <Conditions NotBefore="2011-08-12T14:15:48Z"
             NotOnOrAfter="2011-08-13T02:15:48Z">
    Results in the same error message:
    CWWSS6521E: The Login failed because of an exception:
    javax.security.auth.login.LoginException: CWSML2039E:
    InvalidSAML
    assertion.
    .....
    Conclusion: The clockSkew property is not properly changing the
    Conditions bounds.
    ***********************************************
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0       *
    *                  and V8.0 users of WS-Security enabled       *
    *                  JAX-WS applications and SAML                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Application Server will throw an        *
    *                      exception if a SAML assertion does      *
    *                      not contain a notOnOrAfter attribute    *
    *                      and clockSkew is not used.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    WebSphere Application Server V7.0 will throw an exception if a
    SAML assertion does not contain a notOnOrAfter attribute.
    Additionally the clockSkew property is not applied to the
    assertion on WebSphere Application Server V7.0 or V8.0.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code checked for the presence of the notOnOrAfter
    attribute and in V8.0 was not properly loading the clockSkew
    property. Web Services configured with SAML 1.1 or SAML 2.0
    that processed SAML assertions that do not contain the
    notOnOrAfter attribute, or where application of the clockSkew
    property was required would fail with the "CWWSS6521E: The
    Login failed because of an exception:
    javax.security.auth.login.LoginException: CWSML2039E:
    Invalid SAML assertion." message.
    
    Code has been changed in V7.0 not to throw an exception if
    the SAML assertion does not contain the notOnOrAfter
    attribute. In addition, on both V7.0 and V8.0 the code that
    loads the clockSkew property has been corrected to properly
    load that property.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.23 and 8.0.0.3.  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

    PM45775

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-08-16

  • Closed date

    2011-11-21

  • Last modified date

    2011-11-21

  • 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

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM45775

Modified date: 21 November 2011