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critical impact:

confstr - incompatible data types (CrCh187)

SEC Impacts

Problem description

The confstr function determines the current value of a specified system variable defined by a string value. Some Tru64 UNIX specific string values are not supported on HP-UX.

The following name values are supported on Tru64 UNIX:

  _CS_PRODUCT_NAME

  _CS_SYSTEM_BANNER

  _CS_SYSTEM_VERSION

  _CS_VENDOR_ABBREV

  _CS_VENDOR_NAME

Identifiers

C/C++ Functionsconfstr        

See also

Solution description

Review your source code and the applicable manpages for more information.

Some Tru64 UNIX specific input values for the confstr function are different. Applications that use this function may or may not work properly depending on what string values are used to define the system variables. Review the applicable manpages and code to determine if unexpected behavior will result.

You can use the uname command on HP-UX to achieve similar results. The uname system call places information identifying the computer system in the utsname structure.

The following example shows the utsname structure, defined in the <sys/utsname.h> header file setup:

      #define UTSLEN  9
      #define SNLEN  15



      char sysname[UTSLEN];
      char nodename[UTSLEN];
      char release[UTSLEN];
      char version[UTSLEN];
      char machine[UTSLEN];
      char idnumber[SNLEN];

Each field in the header file is a null-terminated string. The sysname field contains the name of the operating system on HP-UX . This is the same information which is returned by confstr on Tru64 UNIX when the input is _CS_PRODUCT_NAME.

The release field contains the release identifier of the operating system, such as A.09.01. This is the same information which is returned by confstr on Tru64 UNIX when the input is _CS_SYSTEM_VERSION.

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Problem summary

classifications source types OS release severity type
SEC C, C++ any HP-UX 11i version critical changed
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