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PM87974: JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION THROWN IN TURKISH OS WHILE HANDLI NG SOAP MESSAGE WITH ATTACHMENT

Fixes are available

8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.5.5.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 1
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
8.5.5.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 2
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.5.5.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 4
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
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
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In Turkish OS Environment, when JAX-WS handles a SOAP
    attachment, it reports the following NullPointerException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    org.apache.axiom.attachments.Attachments.getSOAPPartContentType(
    Attachments.java:460)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.builder.MIMEBuilder.processDocument(MIMEBuilder
    .java:41)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createDocumentElement(
    TransportUtils.java:179)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createSOAPMessage(Tran
    sportUtils.java:145)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createSOAPMessage(Tran
    sportUtils.java:108)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createSOAPMessage(Tran
    sportUtils.java:67)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application server users of   *
    *                  JAX-WS web services applications            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: In Turkish OS Environment, a            *
    *                      java.lang.NullPointerException is       *
    *                      thrown while handling a SOAP            *
    *                      attachment                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack containing this APAR.    *
    ****************************************************************
    In Turkish OS Environment, when running a JAX-WS web service
    application with SOAP attachment, it reported the following
    NullPointerException:
    [11.04.2013 17:16:11:859 CST] 0000017f ExceptionFact 1
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory
    createWebServiceException Create Exception:
    javax.xml.ws.WebServiceException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory.createWebServiceExceptio
    n(ExceptionFactory.java:175)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory.makeWebServiceException(
    ExceptionFactory.java:70)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.ExceptionFactory.makeWebServiceException(
    ExceptionFactory.java:128)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.core.controller.impl.AxisInvocationContro
    ller.execute(AxisInvocationController.java:583)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.core.controller.impl.AxisInvocationContro
    ller.doInvoke(AxisInvocationController.java:127)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.jaxws.core.controller.impl.InvocationController
    Impl.invoke(InvocationControllerImpl.java:93)
    at
    ...
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    org.apache.axiom.attachments.Attachments.getSOAPPartContentType(
    Attachments.java:460)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.builder.MIMEBuilder.processDocument(MIMEBuilder
    .java:41)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createDocumentElement(
    TransportUtils.java:179)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createSOAPMessage(Tran
    sportUtils.java:145)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createSOAPMessage(Tran
    sportUtils.java:108)
    at
    org.apache.axis2.transport.TransportUtils.createSOAPMessage(Tran
    sportUtils.java:67)
    ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • The JAX-WS runtime saves a lower case version of key
    "Content-ID" and its value to a map. In Turkish OS
    environment,  the key will be "content- „  d", but not
    "content-id". This cause the failure when reading the value
    using key "content-id".
    
    The JAX-WS runtime is changed to detect this scenario and
    generate a correct key to save to a map.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.31, 8.0.0.7 and 8.5.5.1.  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

    PM87974

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-04-27

  • Closed date

    2013-05-16

  • Last modified date

    2013-05-16

  • 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: 850

Reference #: PM87974

Modified date: 16 May 2013