IV36994: RSAWITHNOPAD FAILED TO INITIALIZE W/O UNRESTRICTED POLICY FILE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: The following code throws an exception without
    the unrestricted policy files:
    Cipher cipher = Cipher.getInstance( "RSAwithNoPad", "IBMJCE" );
    cipher.init( Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, pubkey );  // throws exception
    Exception:
    java.security.InvalidKeyException: Illegal key size or default
    parameters
    .
    Stack Trace: N/A
    .
    

Local fix

  • Add the unrestricted policy files to the IBM JRE.
    

Problem summary

  • The following code throws an exception without the unrestricted
    policy files:
    Cipher cipher = Cipher.getInstance( "RSAwithNoPad", "IBMJCE" );
    cipher.init( Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, pubkey );  // throws exception
    Exception:
    java.security.InvalidKeyException: Illegal key size or default
    parameters
    

Problem conclusion

  • This defect will be fixed in:
    5.0.0 SR16
    6.0.0 SR13FP1
    6.0.0 SR14
    6.0.1 SR5FP1
    6.0.1 SR6
    7.0.0 SR4FP1
    7.0.0 SR5
    .
    A fix has been applied so that the unrestricted policy files are
    not necessary to execute the code which was previously failing.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV36994

  • Reported component name

    JAVA 5 SECURITY

  • Reported component ID

    620500125

  • Reported release

    500

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-02-19

  • Closed date

    2013-03-11

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-11

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

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

    IV36995

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    JAVA 5 SECURITY

  • Fixed component ID

    620500125

Applicable component levels

  • R500 PSY

       UP



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More support for:

Runtimes for Java Technology
Security

Software version:

5.0

Reference #:

IV36994

Modified date:

2013-03-11

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