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PM54923: CHECK FOR VALID MODULE BEFORE GETTING DEPLOYMENT DESCRIPTOR

Fixes are available

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
7.0.0.25: 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

  • There are EJBs that use the name of a module which does not
    exist.  If getDeploymentDescriptor is done on that EJB, a
    NullPointerException will occur.
    
    Can see this message in the WAS log:
    
    ADMN0007I: The getAttribute method results in exception
    com.ibm.websphere.management.exception.AdminException:
    javax.management.MBeanException: RuntimeException thrown in
    RequiredModelMBean while trying to invoke operation
    getDeploymentDescriptor
    
    at com.ibm.ws.management.AdminServiceImpl.getAttribute
       (AdminServiceImpl.java:883)
    at com.ibm.ws.management.connector.AdminServiceDelegator.
       getAttribute(AdminServiceDelegator.java:141)
    at com.ibm.ws390.management.connector.corba.CorbaConnectorImpl.
       getAttribute(CorbaConnectorImpl.java:453)
    at com.ibm.ws390.management.connector.
       corba._CorbaConnectorImplBase.
       _invoke(_CorbaConnectorImplBase.java:203)
    at com.ibm.ws390.orb.CommonBridge.invoke(CommonBridge.java:1190)
    at com.ibm.ws390.orb.ORBEJSBridge.invoke(ORBEJSBridge.java:270)
    at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor11.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.
       invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:37)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:611)
    at com.ibm.ws390.orb.parameters.ORBEJSBridgeInvoke.
       ORBEJSBridgeInvokeParmSetter(ORBEJSBridgeInvoke.java:186)
    
    Caused by: javax.management.MBeanException: RuntimeException
    thrown in RequiredModelMBean while trying to invoke operation
    getDeploymentDescriptor
    at javax.management.modelmbean.RequiredModelMBean.
       invokeMethod(RequiredModelMBean.java:1102)
    at javax.management.modelmbean.RequiredModelMBean.
       invoke(RequiredModelMBean.java:966)
    at javax.management.modelmbean.RequiredModelMBean.
       getAttribute(RequiredModelMBean.java:1369)
    at com.sun.jmx.interceptor.DefaultMBeanServerInterceptor.
       getAttribute(DefaultMBeanServerInterceptor.java:678)
    at com.sun.jmx.mbeanserver.JmxMBeanServer.
       getAttribute(JmxMBeanServer.java:650)
    at com.ibm.ws.management.AdminServiceImpl.
       getAttribute(AdminServiceImpl.java:853)
      ... 9 more
    
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.
       impl.EARFileImpl.
       getDeploymentDescriptor(EARFileImpl.java:671)
    at org.eclipse.jst.j2ee.commonarchivecore.internal.
       impl.EARFileImpl.
       getDeploymentDescriptor(EARFileImpl.java:657)
    at com.ibm.ws.runtime.deploy.DeployedObjectCollaborator.
       getDeploymentDescriptor(DeployedObjectCollaborator.java:196)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.
       invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:60)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.
       invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:37)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:611)
    ....
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0 and V8.0                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Calling getDeploymentDescriptor with    *
    *                      an invalid module name can cause a      *
    *                      NullPointerException                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The Deployed Object MBean's getDeploymentDescriptor method,
    when called with an invalid module name, fails with a
    NullPointerException rather than simply returning an empty
    string.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Additional checking was added to prevent the exception from
    occurring.
    
    APAR PM54923 is currently targeted for inclusion in
    Fix Pack 7.0.0.25 of WebSphere Application Server V7.0 and Fix
    Pack 8.0.0.4 of WebSphere Application  Server V8.0.
    
    Please refer to URL:
    //www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=404&uid=swg27006970
    for Fix Pack availability.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM54923

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-12-22

  • Closed date

    2012-03-26

  • Last modified date

    2012-11-02

  • 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 FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY UK81738

       UP12/10/04 P F210

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM54923

Modified date: 02 November 2012