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MF63566 - EFAULT returned by getpwnam/getpwuid when user does not have

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Abstract

EFAULT returned by getpwnam/getpwuid when user does not have


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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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When a user calls the PASE APIs getpwnam, getpwuid, ... but does
not have *READ authority to the user profile object being
queried, the API returns -1 and sets errno to EFAULT instead of
returning a NULL pw_shell field due to an invalid NULL pointer
check.

CORRECTION FOR APAR MA46362 :
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The NULL pointer check has been fixed.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR MA46362 :
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Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
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   MF63352      Allow PASE getpwuid and getpwnam APIs to give back valid PAS

Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R2M0
Licensed Program............... 5770999
APAR Fixed.......................... View details for APAR MA46362
Superseded by:......................
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... C7290720


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R2M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: MF63566

Modified date: 21 April 2017