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PM61843: JAVAX.NET.SSL.SSLEXCEPTION: UNRECOGNIZED SSL MESSAGE, PLAINTEXT EXCEPTIONS ARE THROWN WHILE RESTARTING THE NODEAGENTS.

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

  • javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext
    exceptions are thrown while restarting the nodeagents.
    
    While restarting the nodeagent, the following exceptions are
    thrown while the nodeagent sends a request via IPC with
    securityEnabled=false.
    
    
    [3/14/12 8:01:18:203 EDT] 00000015 SSLHandshakeE E   SSLC0008E:
    Unable to initialize SSL connection.  Unauthorized access was
    denied or security settings have expired.  Exception is
    javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext
    connection?
    at com.ibm.jsse2.b.a(b.java:6)
    at com.ibm.jsse2.qc.a(qc.java:492)
    at com.ibm.jsse2.qc.unwrap(qc.java:408)
    at javax.net.ssl.SSLEngine.unwrap(SSLEngine.java:17)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLConnectionLink.readyInbound(SSLCo
    nnectionLink.java:534)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLConnectionLink.ready(SSLConnectio
    nLink.java:294)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.tcp.channel.impl.NewConnectionInitialReadCallback.sen
    dToDiscriminators(NewConnectionInitialReadCallback.java:214)
    
    
    WebSphere Application Server V7.0
    Distributed operating systems.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Network Deployment edition, version  *
    *                  7.0 or 8.0                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The IPC connector loses its proper      *
    *                      security setting, causing a nodeagent   *
    *                      and Application Server to fail to       *
    *                      communicate when one is restarted.      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Restarting a nodeagent with security enabled and its
    Application
    Server running, results in a failure to reconnect using the IPC
    connector. Messages in the logs:
    [3/14/12 8:01:18:203 EDT] 00000015 SSLConnection 3 Caught
    ioexception, javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Unrecognized SSL
    message, plaintext connection?
    [3/14/12 8:01:18:203 EDT] 00000015 SSLHandshakeE >
    noteHandshakeError: javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Unrecognized
    SSL message, plaintext connection? Entry
    [3/14/12 8:01:18:203 EDT] 00000015 SSLHandshakeE E SSLC0008E:
    Unable to initialize SSL connection. Unauthorized access was
    denied or security settings have expired. Exception is
    javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Unrecognized SSL message,
    plaintext connection?
    at com.ibm.jsse2.b.a(b.java:6)
    at com.ibm.jsse2.qc.a(qc.java:492)
    at com.ibm.jsse2.qc.unwrap(qc.java:408)
    at javax.net.ssl.SSLEngine.unwrap(SSLEngine.java:17)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLConnectionLink.readyInbound(SSLCo
    nnectionLink.java:534)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.channel.impl.SSLConnectionLink.ready(SSLConnectio
    nLink.java:294)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.tcp.channel.impl.NewConnectionInitialReadCallback.sen
    dToDiscriminators(NewConnectionInitialReadCallback.java:214)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.tcp.channel.impl.NewConnectionInitialReadCallback.com
    plete(NewConnectionInitialReadCallback.java:113)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.tcp.channel.impl.AioReadCompletionListener.futureComp
    leted(AioReadCompletionListener.java:165)
    at
    com.ibm.io.async.AbstractAsyncFuture.invokeCallback(AbstractAsyn
    cFuture.java:217)
    at
    com.ibm.io.async.AsyncChannelFuture$1.run(AsyncChannelFuture.jav
    a:205)
    at com.ibm.ws.util.ThreadPool$Worker.run(ThreadPool.java:1604)
    

Problem conclusion

  • Corrected the logic that attempts the IPC connection to handle
    the security enabled flag, correctly.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.25, 8.0.0.4 and 8.5.0.1.  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

    PM61843

  • 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

    2012-04-04

  • Closed date

    2012-04-30

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-11

  • 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 #: PM61843

Modified date: 11 August 2014