Oracle iPlanet Web Server Prevents Access to SAP URLs with "uri-clean reports: CORE4393: malformed path" Warning

(Doc ID 1371443.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 05-Apr-2013***

Symptoms

On iPlanet Web Server 7.x, when attempting to access a URL that is generated from SAP portal, say, "/sap/bc/webdynpro/SAP/xxxxx;sap-ext-sid=xxxxx~*/path", a warning as shown below may occur in the web server errors log:

[11/Aug/2011:02:03:06] warning (23148): for host xx.xx.xx.xx trying to GET /sap/bc/webdynpro/SAP/XXXX;sap-ext-sid=AS134133--/~wd_key/123.pdf, uri-clean reports: CORE4393: malformed path: /ws7/https-test/docs/sap/bc/webdynpro/SAP/XXXX/;sap-ext-sid=AS134133--/~wd_key/123.pdf


The request in turn will be denied with a HTTP status code of 403 as seen from the web browser.

Cause

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