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IV87355: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHILE CALLING GSSNAME.GETSTRINGNAMETYPE()

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Error Message: 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: N/A
    .
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Issue is the principal name type is not being use while
    retrieving the string name type in some cases.
    

Problem conclusion

  • 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 FP20
    The affected jar is "ibmjgssprovider.jar".
    The build level of this jar for the affected releases is
    "20160727"
    .
    This APAR will be fixed in the following Java Releases:
       7    SR9 FP60  (7.0.9.60)
       7 R1 SR3 FP60  (7.1.3.60)
       6 R1 SR8 FP35  (6.1.8.35)
       8    SR3 FP11  (8.0.3.11)
       6    SR16 FP35 (6.0.16.35)
    .
    Contact your IBM Product's Service Team for these Service
    Refreshes and Fix Packs.
    For those running stand-alone, information about the available
    Service Refreshes and Fix Packs can be found at:
               https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV87355

  • Reported component name

    SECURITY

  • Reported component ID

    620700125

  • Reported release

    260

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-07-27

  • Closed date

    2016-08-17

  • Last modified date

    2016-09-13

  • 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

    SECURITY

  • Fixed component ID

    620700125

Applicable component levels

  • R260 PSY

       UP

  • R270 PSY

       UP

  • R600 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Runtimes for Java Technology
Security

Software version: 260

Reference #: IV87355

Modified date: 13 September 2016