Oracle Smart Update with JDK 1.6.0 Update 18 and higher is failing (Doc ID 1167233.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version: 9.2 and later   [Release: and later ]
BEA WebLogic Platform - Version: 9.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Smart Update fails with the following error (from debug log):

2010-07-27 13:37:55,545 ERROR [pool-1-thread-1] com.bea.plateng.patch.AbstractPatchServicesImpl - Unable to setup client for remote services!
javax.xml.rpc.ServiceException: Error processing WSDL document:
javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at org.apache.axis.client.Service.initService(Service.java:250)

Caused by: javax.xml.rpc.ServiceException: Error processing WSDL document:
javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at org.apache.axis.client.Service.initService(Service.java:250)
at org.apache.axis.client.Service.<init>(Service.java:165)
at org.apache.axis.client.ServiceFactory.createService(ServiceFactory.java:198)
at com.bea.plateng.patch.AbstractPatchServicesImpl.init(AbstractPatchServicesImpl.java:90)
at com.bea.plateng.patch.DefaultPatchProducerServicesImpl.<init>(DefaultPatchProducerServicesImpl.java:9)

Cause

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