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PM53387: CWWSS5620E: WEB SERVICE SECURITY SIGNING FAILS WITH TWO CERTIFICATES ARE ASSOCIATED TO AN X.509 TOKEN CONSUMER.

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

  • In WS-Security policy bindings, when more than one signing key
    information object associated with an X.509 token consumer is
    assigned to a single inbound signed message part, a 'Signature
    verification failed' error may occur.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  WS-Security enabled JAX-WS applications     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When more than one X.509 token          *
    *                      consumer is assigned to a single        *
    *                      signed message part, a CWWSS5620E       *
    *                      error may occur.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that includes this       *
    *                  APAR.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    In WS-Security policy bindings, when more than one signing key
    information object that is associated with an X.509 token
    consumer is assigned to a single inbound signed message part,
    a message similar to the following may occur:
    CWWSS5620E: Signature verification failed: Core validity=false
    Signed info validity=false Signed info message='SignatureValue
    mismatched.' Ref[0](validity=true message='Ok.'
    uri='#wssecurity_signature_id_20' type='null').
    This error will most likely occur when the X.509 token is not
    sent in the message.  For instance when KEYID or
    X.509IssuerSerial are being used.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The WS-Security runtime caches X.509 certificates.  For X.509
    tokens that are not in the message, the key in the cache is
    the KEYID or X509IssuerSerial string.  When one X.509 token
    consumer gets a cache hit, it then 'assumes' that the
    certificate found belongs to that consumer.  If the consumer
    is for a BinarySecurityToken that is in the message, that is
    ok.  However, if the consumer is for a certificate that has
    been configured on the callback handler, the token consumer
    may detect a cache hit for KEY1, when its callback handler is
    configured for KEY2.  When this happens, although KEY1 was
    passed in the message, KEY2 will be used to verify the
    signature.
    
    The X.509 token consumer in the WS-Security runtime is updated
    to ensure that a certificate retrieved from the cache is the
    one that it has configured before the certificate is used.  If
    the certificates do not match, processing will continue as if
    no certificate were retrieved from the cache.
    
    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

    PM53387

  • 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

    2011-12-01

  • Closed date

    2012-01-26

  • Last modified date

    2012-05-25

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM53387

Modified date: 25 May 2012