PM88744: ABEND0C4 AT CSSMTP STARTUP - FIN REVERSAL OF PM66494

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APAR status

  • Closed as unreproducible in next release.

Error description

  • Abend 0C4 when starting CSSMTP using an userid with UID=0.
    This APAR is a logical route of FIN APAR PM66494.
    

Local fix

  • Define a userid with UID different than 0.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All users of the IBM Communications Server   *
    *                 for z/OS Version 1 Release 13: IP: CSSMTP    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: An abend 0C4 occurs during CSSMTP       *
    *                      initialization if the started task is   *
    *                      associated with a UID value of 0.       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    CSSMTP is issuing the getpwuid() function and not testing for a
    null pointer.  The userid field in the struct passwd points to
    invalid location that causes the abend.
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    + Please check our Communications Server for OS/390 homepages +
    + for common networking tips and fixes.  The URL for these    +
    + homepages can be found in Informational APAR II11334.       +
    +-------------------------------------------------------------+
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • CSSMTP is amended to check for a null pointer from the
    getpwuid() function and write an error message to the log that
    CSSMTP is using a UID value of 0.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM88744

  • Reported component name

    TCP/IP V3 MVS

  • Reported component ID

    5655HAL00

  • Reported release

    1D0

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-05-09

  • Closed date

    2013-05-22

  • Last modified date

    2013-07-03

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UK94497

Modules/Macros

  • EZAMLCAT EZAMLMN
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TCP/IP V3 MVS

  • Fixed component ID

    5655HAL00

Applicable component levels

  • R1D0 PSY UK94497

       UP13/06/19 P F306

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Document information


More support for:

z/OS family

Software version:

1D0

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Reference #:

PM88744

Modified date:

2013-07-03

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