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PH16420: NON-PARTICIPATING REPOSITORIES ARE ACCESSED FROM WIM GET API

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Calls to the WIM GET API can result in calls to
    non-participating repositories when the GET request contains a
    uniqueName in the form of a distinguished name (DN) and that DN
    more closely matches the base entry of the repository than that
    of a participating repository. This implies that there is a
    participating repository whose base entries overlap with a
    non-participating repository's base entries.
    
    For example,
    o=ibm (participating) and ou=organization,o=ibm
    (non-participating) and a DN of cn=group,ou=organization,o=ibm.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  federated repositories                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Non-participating repositories are      *
    *                      accessed from WIM get API               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Non-participating repositories are accessed from the WIM get
    API. This can lead to lookups failing because the wrong
    repository is being searched.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been updated to restrict the repositories
    searched to those participating in the realm.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.17 and 9.0.5.3.  Please refer to the
    Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?
    rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH16420

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-09-04

  • Closed date

    2020-01-07

  • Last modified date

    2020-01-07

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 850

Reference #: PH16420

Modified date: 07 January 2020