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PM56009: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN DOCLITWRAPPEDMETHODMARSHALLER.DEMARSHALRESPONSE

Fixes are available

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

  • An NullPointerException might occur in
    DocLitWrappedMethodMarshaller.demarshalResponse if a JAX-WS
    web service response message contains a wrapper element that
    has set nil to true.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0 and V8.0 using JAX-WS web       *
    *                  service clients and a WSDL that permits a   *
    *                  nil response for an element.                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: An NullPointerException occurs in       *
    *                      DocLitWrappedMethodMarshaller.demarshal *
    *                      Response when a response message        *
    *                      contains a nil wrapper element.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    A WebSphere JAX-WS client invokes a web service. That service
    replies with a wrapper element that has set nil to true. A
    portion of that message is detailed here:
    <soapenv:Body><loc:startCallNotificationResponse
    xsi:nil="true"
    xmlns:loc="http://www.abc.org/schema/xyz/call_notification
    /notification_manager/v3_8/local"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-
    instance"/></soapenv
    :Body>
    .
    When the code in DocLitWrappedMethodMarshaller attempts to
    unwrap the nil wrapper element an exception occurs because the
    wrapper object is null:
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory logRootCause
    stack:java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.marshaller.impl.alt.DocLitWrappedMethodMa
    rshaller.demarshalResponse(DocLitWrappedMethodMarshaller.java:15
    6)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The JAX-WS code is updated to check for a null wrapperObject
    before attempting to unwrap the wrapper element. If the
    wrapperObject is null a log message is issued and an object
    array with one null member is returned.
    
    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

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM56009

  • 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

    2012-01-16

  • Closed date

    2012-02-21

  • Last modified date

    2012-02-21

  • 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 #: PM56009

Modified date: 21 February 2012