IZ66869: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN SIGNEDDATA.REMOVECONTENT() WHILE LOGGING CONTENTINFO IF CONTENTS ARE NULL.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • APAR Description : NullPointerException in
    SignedData.removeContent() while logging ContentInfo if contents
    are null.
    
    JVMs Affected : IBM JDK 142, 5.0, 6.0
    
    JAR affected: ibmpkcs.jar
    

Local fix

  • Level 3 to update
    

Problem summary

  • java.lang.NullPointerException is occurring while invoking
    com.ibm.security.pkcs7.SignedData.removeContent method.
    
    The stack trace is as follows:
    
    [11/18/09 12:05:04:134 UTC] 000000be  R UOW= source=SystemErr
    org=IBM
    prod=WebSphere component=Application Server thread=[Default : 4]
              java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.ibm.security.pkcs7.ContentInfo.toString(ContentInfo.
    java:978)
               at
    java.text.MessageFormat.subformat(MessageFormat.java:1257)
               at
    java.text.MessageFormat.format(MessageFormat.java:848)
               at java.text.Format.format(Format.java:147)
               at
    java.text.MessageFormat.format(MessageFormat.java:824)
               at
    com.ibm.ejs.ras.TraceNLS.workerFormatLocalizedMessage
    (TraceNLS.java:615)
               at com.ibm.ejs.ras.TraceNLS.
    getFormattedMessageFromLocalizedMessage(TraceNLS.java:473)
               at
    com.ibm.ws.logging.TraceLogFormatter.formatLocalized
    (TraceLogFormatter.java:704)
               at
    com.ibm.ws.logging.TraceLogFormatter.formatMessageWSLR
    (TraceLogFormatter.java:370)
               at
    com.ibm.ws.logging.TraceLogFormatter.getFormattedMessage
    (TraceLogFormatter.java:828)
               at com.ibm.ws.logging.TraceLogFormatter.
    getFormattedMessageAndStackTrace(TraceLogFormatter.java:804)
               at
    com.ibm.ws.logging.TraceLogFormatter.formatAdvanced
    (TraceLogFormatter.java:456)
               at
    com.ibm.ejs.ras.TraceLogger.doLog(TraceLogger.java:297)
               at
    com.ibm.ejs.ras.TraceLogger.processEvent(TraceLogger.java:
    286)
               at com.ibm.ws.logging.WsHandlerWrapper.publish
    (WsHandlerWrapper.java:43)
               at java.util.logging.Logger.log(Logger.java:471)
               at
    com.ibm.ws.logging.WsLogger.deliverOrBuffer(WsLogger.java:
    244)
               at com.ibm.ws.logging.WsLogger.log(WsLogger.java:221)
               at
    com.ibm.ws.logging.WsLogger.logp(WsLogger.java:424)
               at
    com.ibm.ws.logging.WsLogger.entering(WsLogger.java:572)
               at com.ibm.misc.Debug.entry(Debug.java:497)
               at
    com.ibm.security.pkcs7.EncapsulatedContentInfo.<init>
    (EncapsulatedContentInfo.java:132)
               at com.ibm.security.pkcs7.SignedData.removeContent
    (SignedData.java:800)
               at
    com.ibm.bcg.util.PKCS7Util.generateSignature(PKCS7Util.
    java:1327)
    

Problem conclusion

  • Logic within the ContentInfo.toString() method of the Java
    Security PKCS component was not checking to learn
    whether a "content" variable was null.  This problem has been
    corrected.
    
    The associated Hursley CMVC defect is 160339.
    The associated Austin CMVC defect is 109224 .
    A fix is available in:
    1.4.2 SR13 FP5
    5.0   SR11 FP1
    6.0   SR8
    
    The affected jar is "ibmpkcs.jar".
    The build level of this jar is 20100105.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IZ66869

  • Reported component name

    TIVOLI JAVA PKC

  • Reported component ID

    TIVSECPKC

  • Reported release

    100

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2009-12-16

  • Closed date

    2010-01-07

  • Last modified date

    2010-06-20

  • 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

    TIVOLI JAVA PKC

  • Fixed component ID

    TIVSECPKC

Applicable component levels

  • R100 PSY

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Components - Java Security
PKCS

Software version:

100

Reference #:

IZ66869

Modified date:

2010-06-20

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