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PM84259: PREVENT ADDING WASREQURL COOKIE WHEN LOGIN PAGE IS PROTECTED.

Fixes are available

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
7.0.0.33: 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
7.0.0.29: 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

  • WASReqURL cookie is a cookie to keep track of an original URI
    prior to redirect a request to form login page. Once login is
    completed successfully, the value of WASReqURL cookie is
    consumed and the request is redirected to the original page.
    
    The issue here is that if persistent login is enabled, and
    if the login page itself is protected, WASReqURL cookie is being
    generated and it might overwrite the original WASReqURL value.
    As a result, after successful authentication, the request cannot
    be redirected to the original page.
    

Local fix

  • Set unprotect for the login page.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server with Web Applications which are      *
    *                  protected by form login.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Application Server might      *
    *                      fail to redirect to the correct web     *
    *                      page after successful login.            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When persistent login is enabled and a form login page is
    protected, and a GET request of a form login page is being
    processed, the security code sets a WASReqURL cookie to an
    internal object. This object is not propery handled in order
    to set or reset WASReqURL cookie in http response object. As a
    result, this cookie might be left in http header, since the
    security code fails to remove it.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With this fix, the cookie is now manipulated properly.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.29, 8.0.0.7 and the fixpack following 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

    PM84259

  • 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

    2013-03-06

  • Closed date

    2013-03-20

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-20

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM84259

Modified date: 20 March 2013