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PM69423: HOST HEADER NOT SET IN HTTP REQUEST

Fixes are available

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
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.33: 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
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 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

  • When an HTTP request is received in the HTTP Channel Framework
    code it does not set the Host header using the request URL
    before forwarding the request. If this request is forwarded to
    a proxy server which does not set the Host header, the request
    will result in a HTTP 404 error message.
    

Local fix

  • Local FixÏ
    None
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V6.1, V8.0, and V8.5.                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The Host header of the request is set   *
    *                      using the remote host of the connection *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When building an outbound request the HTTP Channel will add a
    Host header, if the header is not present, and add it using the
    value from the remote host. This can end up causing issues if
    the remote host is a proxy and the proxy is not resetting the
    Host header on the inbound request.
    

Problem conclusion

  • HTTP Channel was modified to use the URL host for the Host
    header while building an outbound request.
    
    APAR PM72936 is currently targeted for inclusion WebSphere
    Application Server Fix Packs 6.1.0.47, 8.0.0.6, and 8.5.0.2.
    
    The fix will also be delivered as sysrouted APAR PM76226 in
    WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7.0.0.29 for z/OS.
    
    Please refer to URL:
    //www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=404&uid=swg27006970
    for Fix Pack availability.
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM69423

  • Reported component name

    WEB PROC SRVR F

  • Reported component ID

    5655N5300

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2012-07-23

  • Closed date

    2012-10-31

  • Last modified date

    2013-10-04

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

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

    PM76226

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY UK97031

       UP13/09/07 P F309

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
General

Software version: 6.1

Reference #: PM69423

Modified date: 04 October 2013