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IV53993: MEMORY LEAK IN CRYPT CAUSING GETPWNAM_R AND CRYPT TO FAIL APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Memory leak in crypt() casues the process to run out of
    memory. After which the call to getpwnam_r starts
    failling
    and crypt starts giving incorrect output.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • memory leak in crypt function causes to return random values
    when the process runs out of memory.
    

Problem conclusion

  • memory leak has been fixed.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV53993

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-01-14

  • Closed date

    2014-01-14

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-10

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

    IV53601

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

    IV54132

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U866404

       UP14/05/22 I 1000



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV53993

Modified date: 10 May 2016