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PM78026: VIRTUAL MEMBER MANAGER (VMM) UNABLE SEARCH FOR USER OR GROUP WITH SINGLE QUOTE IN SEARCH EXPRESSION

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
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
7.0.0.33: 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
7.0.0.45: 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

  • Searching for a user or group with Virtual Member Manager
    (VMM) it fails to find the user or group if the search
    expression contains a single quote. For example:  test'user
    
    SYMPTOMS
    The user or group is not found.
    
    ENVIRONMENT
    Any WebSphere Application Server V8.0 environment
    
    RECREATION
    1)  Login into WebSphere Application Server Administrative
    Console
    2)  Create a new userID:
    test'user
    
    3)  Search by
    test'     FAILS
    test'*    FAILS
    test*     WORKS
    

Local fix

  • If possible, change the search experssion to not
    include the single quote in the search.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0, V8.0 and V8.5                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: If a search expression contains a       *
    *                      single quote to retrieve entities then  *
    *                      VMM is not returning entities           *
    *                      satisfying the search criteria.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Virtual member manager (VMM) is not returning entities with
    single quotes when the search expression explicitly contains a
    single quote in it.
    For example, username = test'user
    expression sent to retrieve entities is : "test'u*"
    

Problem conclusion

  • This fix corrects the code to handle single quotes given in the
    search expression, and returns entities which satisfy the
    search criteria.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.31, 8.0.0.6 and 8.5.0.2.  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

    PM78026

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-28

  • Closed date

    2013-01-11

  • Last modified date

    2014-02-17

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 8.0

Reference #: PM78026

Modified date: 17 February 2014