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PM58439: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION OCCURS IN JAXB RUNTIME WHEN CALLING A CUSTOM ADAPTER

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

  • A NullPointerException may be thrown from an Unmarshaller
    when calling out to a custom XmlAdapter.
    
    Sample stack trace:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    javax.xml.bind.WhiteSpaceProcessor.trim(WhiteSpaceProcessor.java
    :74)
     at
    javax.xml.bind.DatatypeConverterImpl._parseDateTime(DatatypeConv
    erterImpl.java:321)
     at
    javax.xml.bind.DatatypeConverterImpl.parseDateTime(DatatypeConve
    rterImpl.java:317)
     at
    javax.xml.bind.DatatypeConverter.parseDateTime(DatatypeConverter
    .java:293)
     at org.example.ExampleAdapter.unmarshal(ExampleAdapter.java:13)
     at
    org.example.ExampleType_JAXB_Deserialization_Stub.write(org.exam
    ple.ExampleType_JAXB_Deserialization_Stub.java)
     at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.unmarshal.impl.DeserializationContext.han
    dleSimpleContent(DeserializationContext.java:708)
     ...
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0   *
    *                  and V8.0 users of JAXB and JAX-WS.          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A NullPointerException may occur in     *
    *                      the JAXB runtime when calling out to    *
    *                      a custom XmlAdapter.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that contains this       *
    *                  APAR.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    When running a JAXB or JAX-WS application, a
    NullPointerException may occur when an Unmarshaller attempts
    to call out to a custom XmlAdapter.
    Here is an example error:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    javax.xml.bind.WhiteSpaceProcessor.trim(WhiteSpaceProcessor.java
    :74)
    at
    javax.xml.bind.DatatypeConverterImpl._parseDateTime(DatatypeConv
    erterImpl.java:321)
    at
    javax.xml.bind.DatatypeConverterImpl.parseDateTime(DatatypeConve
    rterImpl.java:317)
    at
    javax.xml.bind.DatatypeConverter.parseDateTime(DatatypeConverter
    .java:293)
    at org.example.ExampleAdapter.unmarshal(ExampleAdapter.java:13)
    at
    org.example.ExampleType_JAXB_Deserialization_Stub.write(org.exam
    ple.ExampleType_JAXB_Deserialization_Stub.java)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.jaxb.unmarshal.impl.DeserializationContext.han
    dleSimpleContent(DeserializationContext.java:708)
    ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • JAXB implementations are required to catch exceptions thrown
    when converting values and to continue processing the
    document. The issue was fixed by adding a required try/catch
    block within the JAXB Unmarshaller.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.25 and 8.0.0.4. 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

    PM58439

  • 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

    2012-02-17

  • Closed date

    2012-03-20

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-20

  • 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 #: PM58439

Modified date: 20 March 2012