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PM66701: HANG OR CRASH IN CHOP_ICUXCHARS FUNCTION MAY OCCUR WITH PATCH FOR APAR PM65975 WHEN THE INPUT DATA IS NOT COMPLETE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A map hang or crash in the chop_ICUxChars function may occur
    during input validation after applying patch for APAR PM65975
    when the input data is not complete and the type tree is
    defined as UTF-8 with the size defined in characters.
    

Local fix

  • WTXCQ - WTX00040898
    GK / GK
    Circumvention: None
    

Problem summary

  • WebSphere Transformation Extender customers whose WTX
    application abends in chop_ICUxChars function
    
    Problem Description:
    Crash is in the core engine during validation. The stack trace
    is:
    
    chop_ICUxChars
    GetItemSize
    ValidateInput
    ValidateInput
    ValidateInput
    
    Platforms Affected:
    ALL
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was assuming that our current location in the data was
    after the start of the "working data file page", and only
    checked the end.  In fact, it was before the start. The code has
    been corrected.
    
    Delivered in:
    8.3.0.5, 8.4.0.3
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM66701

  • Reported component name

    WSTX

  • Reported component ID

    5724M4000

  • Reported release

    820

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2012-06-13

  • Closed date

    2012-06-28

  • Last modified date

    2012-07-27

  • 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

    WSTX

  • Fixed component ID

    5724M4000

Applicable component levels

  • R830 PSY

       UP

  • R840 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Transformation Extender

Software version: 8.2

Reference #: PM66701

Modified date: 27 July 2012