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HP-UX 11i v1.6 critical impact:

O_NOFOLLOW flag - not available; future availability planned (CrUn128)

IO Impacts

Problem description

The O_NOFOLLOW flag used in the open function exists on Tru64 UNIX but not on HP-UX. This functionality is planned for a future version of HP-UX.

One of the file status flags, O_NOFOLLOW, does not exist in HP-UX. On Tru64 UNIX, if this flag is set and the last component of path is a symbolic link, then open will fail, even if the symbolic link points to a nonexistent file.


C/C++ Misc. IdentifiersO_NOFOLLOW      

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Solution description

The O_NOFOLLOW flag is planned for a future release of HP-UX.

Monitor the HP-UX release notes in future releases for information about O_NOFOLLOW flag availability.

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Problem summary

classifications source types OS release severity type
IO C, C++ HP-UX 11i v1.6 critical unavailable
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