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PM58708: WEB SERVICES XML PARSER MAY THROW A JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION.

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 occur while parsing an XML document.
    
    Sample stack trace:
    
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.XMLString$1.hasReferenceTo(XMLString
    .java:111)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.SimpleDataBufferFactory$DataBufferRe
    ferrerQueue.isReferenced(SimpleDataBufferFactory.java:51)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.SimpleDataBufferFactory.reclaimBuffe
    rs(SimpleDataBufferFactory.java:272)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.SimpleDataBufferFactory.reset(Simple
    DataBufferFactory.java:256)
    ...
    

Local fix

  • Candidate to be fixed for next release.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0   *
    *                  and V8.0 users of StAX, JAXB and JAX-WS.    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The Web Services XML parser may throw   *
    *                      a NullPointerException while parsing    *
    *                      an XML document.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that contains this       *
    *                  APAR.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    When running a StAX, JAXB or JAX-WS application, a
    NullPointerException may occur while parsing an XML document.
    Here is an example error:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.XMLString$1.hasReferenceTo(XMLString
    .java:111)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.SimpleDataBufferFactory$DataBufferRe
    ferrerQueue.isReferenced(SimpleDataBufferFactory.java:51)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.SimpleDataBufferFactory.reclaimBuffe
    rs(SimpleDataBufferFactory.java:272)
    at
    com.ibm.xml.xlxp2.scan.util.SimpleDataBufferFactory.reset(Simple
    DataBufferFactory.java:256)
    ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • The issue was fixed by adding a required null check within the
    Web Services XML parser.
    
    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

    PM58708

  • 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

    2012-02-21

  • Closed date

    2012-03-21

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-21

  • 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

    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 #: PM58708

Modified date: 21 March 2012