IC92177: PCOM: SSL SESSION DROPS ON AT-TLS CIPHER REFRESH

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APAR status

  • Closed as suggestion for future release.

Error description

  • When using PComm and IBM GSKit security package with the AT-TLS
    Cipher refresh feature enabled the session is dropped at the
    timer interval set for Cipher refresh.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • When IBM Personal Communications is used to connect over a
    secure connection to a host configured with Cipher
    renegotiation, sessions may be disconnected during the Cipher
    renegotiation sequence. This occurs with both IBM Global
    Security Kit (GSKit) and Microsoft CryptoAPI (MSCAPI)
    connections.
    
    Towards the end of Cipher renegotiation, the receiving thread
    of PCOM session returns from the select() call indicating
    availability of data over the listening socket. A subsequent
    call to recv() fails as there is no data available on the
    socket and PCOM terminates the connection.
    
    The sequence of TCP/IP calls made by PCOM is correct and as
    designed. The root cause of the problem is the unexpected
    failure from recv() API. To handle this Cipher renegotiation
    failure requires a design change in the telnet component of
    IBM Personal Communications.
    
    This APAR is being closed as a Suggestion to the PCOM
    development team.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC92177

  • Reported component name

    PCOMM V5 COMBO-

  • Reported component ID

    5639I7000

  • Reported release

    600

  • Status

    CLOSED SUG

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-05-08

  • Closed date

    2013-11-29

  • Last modified date

    2013-11-29

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Document information


More support for:

Personal Communications

Software version:

6.0

Reference #:

IC92177

Modified date:

2013-11-29

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