Oracle iPlanet Web server Decodes Encoded characters in URL (Doc ID 2271293.1)

Last updated on JUNE 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Web Server configured for reverse proxy to send requests to weblogic servers. When the url request to web server has / characters in it before sending request to weblogic server, the webserver is decoding it to "/"(slash) and sending it, which is causing errors for applications. All other url encoded values are getting passed to weblogic servers as encoded except this one. When accessing the URI directly on Webogic server it works properly. When accessing the same URI through Web Server to Weblogic server, the URI is changed and the encoded characters are decoded.

For example, the original request is:


http://xyz:22135/sst/REST/BASIC/SIMPLIFY/CMP_AnalysisType/RULE-OBJ-ANALYTICALAPPROACH SP-DATA-ANALYTICALTYPE-FINSINSTIT UNSUPPORTED GCP 12/12 #20161227T204635.718 GMT/versions/01-03-87/sunset

The Request passed to Weblogic server is:

10.202.17.46 - - [29/Dec/2016:09:39:51 -0500] "POST /sst/REST/BASIC/SIMPLIFY/CMP_AnalysisType/RULE-OBJ-ANALYTICALAPPROACH SP-DATA-ANALYTICALTYPE-FINSINSTIT UNSUPPORTED GCP 12/12 #20161227T204635.718 GMT/versions/01-03-87/sunset HTTP/1.1" 404 5295

As you can see / which is an encoded slash (/) has been decoded as normal slash (/).

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Cause

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