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IV54408: WPAR AT COMMAND AS ROOT MAY ENCOUNTER FILE PERMISSION PROBLEM APPLIES TO AIX 6100-09

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Given a file that is read only by owner (other than root)
    results in a permissions error when running the 'at'
    command
    against it in a wpar (root enabled).
    
    
    # clogin wpar
    # lsuser testu
    testu id=203 pgrp=staff groups=staff...admin=false
    # cd /tmp
    # echo date > atfile
    # chown testu atfile
    # chmod 400 atfile
    # ls -l atfile
    -r--------    1 testu    system            5 Aug 13 08:07
    atfile
    # at -f atfile now
    at: 0481-114 Cannot access atfile.
    # whoami
    root
    
    work around:
    # cat /tmp/atfile | at now
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Given a file that is read only by owner (other than root)
    results in a permissions error when running the 'at'
    command against it in a wpar (root enabled).
    

Problem conclusion

  • Ensure privileges are only cleared when uid is non-zero.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-07 - use AIX APAR IV58199
    6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV57781
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV54408
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV54408
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV54408
    7100-01 - use AIX APAR IV57483
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV51675
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV54489
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV54528
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV54408

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-01-22

  • Closed date

    2014-01-22

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-10

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

    IV51675

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G6200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY U859304

       UP14/05/21 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV54408

Modified date: 10 May 2016