IC39395: PORT SCANNER HANGS OR CRASHES TSM SERVER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The IBM port scanner 1.3.1 hangs or crashes the tsm server.
    This happens when the server has the http commethod enabled.
    .
    The core dump file did not gave any meaningful hints what
    happens inside the server.
    .
    Platforms affected: AIX and W2K have hung or crashed, all
    others are likely to suffer the same issue.
    Server levels: 5.2.0.X, all others are likely to crash or hang
    too.
    The issue is currently under investigation by development and
    further details will follow.
    .
    additional keywords: hypertext protocol
    portscan.
    Intial impact: high
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: This APAR affects the Tivoli Storage         *
    *                 Manager Server version 5.1.X and 5.2.X on    *
    *                 all platforms which have the HTTP            *
    *                 communication method active.  This also      *
    *                 affects Tivoli Storage Manager Server        *
    *                 version 4.2.X on MVS which has the HTTP      *
    *                 communication method active.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Port scanning software, can             *
    
    *                      cause the server to crash or hang       *
    *                      while scanning the HTTP port of the     *
    *                      server.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Install PATCH or PTF when available.  The    *
    *                 release schedule and version number may      *
    *                 change at IBM discretion.   The target       *
    *                 levels are 5.1.9.1, 5.1.10, 5.2.2.3 and      *
    *                 5.2.3.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    Errors handling http protocol.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem has been corrected on the server.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC39395

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER 510

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    52A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    YesHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2004-02-13

  • Closed date

    2004-03-26

  • Last modified date

    2004-04-26

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

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

    PQ86723 PQ87849 PQ87852

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER 510

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R51A PSY

       UP

  • R51H PSY

       UP

  • R51L PSY

       UP

  • R51P PSY

       UP

  • R51S PSY

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  • R51W PSY

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  • R52A PSY

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  • R52H PSY

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  • R52L PSY

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  • R52P PSY

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  • R52S PSY

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  • R52W PSY

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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version:

52A

Reference #:

IC39395

Modified date:

2004-04-26

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