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IV87022: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHILE CALLING GSSNAME.GETSTRINGNAMETYPE()

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message, as reported by customer:
    During Kerberos authentication, a call to
    GSSName.getStringNameType() returns null. The subsequent
    operation on the returned value causes the NullPointerException
    which in turn makes the application fail to work.
    
    Stack Trace, if applicable:
    N/A
    
    Other Error Information, as reported by customer:
    N/A
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • NullPointerException while calling GSSName.getStringNameType()
    
    
    ERROR DESCRIPTION:
    
    During Kerberos authentication, a call to
    GSSName.getStringNameType() returns null. The subsequent
    operation on the returned value causes the NullPointerException
    which in turn makes the application fail to work.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Issue is the principal name type is not being use while
    retrieving the string name type in some cases.
    
    The fix will use the principal name type if the principal name
    is null.
    
    The associated RTC PR is 116091
    The associated Austin CMVC defect is 117433
    The associated Austin APAR is IV87022
    
    JVMs affected : Java 6.0, Java 6.1, Java 7.0, Java 7.1 and Java
    8.0
    
    The fix was delivered for Java 6.0 SR16 FP35, Java 6.1 SR8 FP35,
    Java 7.0 SR9 FP60, Java 7.1 SR3 FP60 and Java 8.0 SR3 FP11
    
    The affected jar is "ibmjgssprovider.jar".
    
    The build level of this jar for the affected releases is
    "20160727"
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV87022

  • Reported component name

    TIV JAVA GSS-AP

  • Reported component ID

    TIVSECJGS

  • Reported release

    100

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-07-18

  • Closed date

    2016-08-15

  • Last modified date

    2016-08-29

  • 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

    TIV JAVA GSS-AP

  • Fixed component ID

    TIVSECJGS

Applicable component levels

  • R100 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Components - Java Security
JGSS

Software version: 100

Reference #: IV87022

Modified date: 29 August 2016