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PM43423: cleartool mkattr with an attribute value 4230 characters or greater will cause interactive cleartool shell stack corruption

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • cleartool mkattr with an attribute value 4230 characters or
    greater will cause interactive cleartool shell stack corruption
    of multiple commands
    
    
    ClearCase 7.0.1.10 and 7.1.2.2
    
    
    Multiple UNIX/Linux Hosts
    
    
    To Reproduce:
    
    
    Enter a cleartool interactive shell and issue several cleartool
    commands, one including with a very large mkattr value.  On the
    next cleartool command issued, a segmentation fault will occur.
    
    
    Workaround:  Do not issue the mkattr command within a cleartool
    interactive shell when using a large attribute value
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    cleartool mkattr with an attribute value 4230 characters or
    greater will cause interactive cleartool shell stack
    corruption of multiple commands
    
    
    ClearCase 7.0.1.10 and 7.1.2.2
    
    
    Multiple UNIX/Linux Hosts
    
    
    To Reproduce:
    
    
    Enter a cleartool interactive shell and issue several
    cleartool commands, one including with a very large mkattr
    value. On the next cleartool command issued, a segmentation
    fault will occur.
    
    
    Workaround:  Do not issue the mkattr command within a
    cleartool interactive shell when using a large attribute
    value
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.1.8, 7.1.2.5
    and 8.0.0.1
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM43423

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE UNIX

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2901

  • Reported release

    701

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-07-11

  • Closed date

    2011-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2011-12-16

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARCASE UNIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2901

Applicable component levels

  • R701 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 December 2011