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IT22624: DB2VAL FAILS TO VALIDATE SYSADMIN AUTHORITY IF SYSADM_GROUP IS LESS THAN 8 CHAR LONG

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When the value of sysadm_group is less than 8 chars long, the
    remaining bytes get padded with spaces. E.i. "DB2ADM  ".
    
    The spaces cause the check of whether user is in the group to
    fail due to group not found.
    
    Trimming trailing spaces should fix this problem.
    
    Update:
    The lookup logic for db2val should be changed to the same one
    used by the Engine
    

Local fix

  • To avoid this problem before fix is released, use 8 characters
    long group names (i.e. DB2ADMNS)
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ALL                                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to Db2 11.1 Mod 3 Fix Pack 3 or higher               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in Db2 11.1 Mod 3 Fix Pack 3
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT22624

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    B10

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-10-02

  • Closed date

    2018-03-19

  • Last modified date

    2018-03-19

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

    IT20893

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • RB10 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 March 2018