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PM59297: A REQUEST TO A DEFAULT SERVLET WITH ;JSESSIONID IN URL MIGHT NOT WORK CORRECTLY

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
8.5.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 1
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.5.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 2
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

  • After a request to a URI which contains ;jsessionID, similar
    requests but without the ;jsessionID part results in
    StringIndexOutOfBoundsException.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server version    *
    *                  7.0 and 8.0 users.                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: StringIndexOutOfBoundsException         *
    *                      occurs when resubmitting to a URI       *
    *                      which previously contained ;jsessionID  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    After a request to a resource which is handled by a default
    servlet and the URI contains the ;jsessionID, a
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException might occur in the
    subsequent requests to the same URI but without the
    ;jsessionID.
    The following pre-conditions might take place in order for the
    exception to occur:
    a. The target resource is handled by the default servlet
    AND
    b. Either or both of the following WebContainer custom
    properties are set to true:
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.enableDefaultServletRequestPathElements
    = true
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.removeTrailingServletpathSlash =
    true
    For example: the first request to
    http://host.com/CXT_ROOT/example;jsessionID=0000XYZ
    is served successfully. Thereafter, any subsequent and similar
    request to
    http://host.com/CXT_ROOT/example
    results in a StringIndexOutOfBoundsException.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The WebContainer code was modified to correctly store the
    request information.
    
    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

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM59297

  • 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

    2012-02-29

  • Closed date

    2012-04-18

  • Last modified date

    2012-04-18

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PM68392

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 #: PM59297

Modified date: 18 April 2012