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critical impact:

mkdir - Tru64 UNIX specific features not supported (CrCh214)

KN Impacts

Problem description

The follow_mkdir_symlinks security feature for the mkdir function is not available on HP-UX.

The follow_mkdir_symlinks security feature controls the behavior of mkdir when it is given a path that is a symlink that refers to a nonexistent directory.

On Tru64 UNIX, the group ID of the directory is set to the group ID of its parent directory. On HP-UX, the directory's group ID is set to the process's effective-group-ID. However, if the sys_v_mode tunable is set on Tru64 UNIX, the group ID of the directory is set to the effective group ID of the process.

If the S_ISGID bit of the parent directory is set, the group ID of the file is set to the group ID of the parent directory, and its S_ISGID bit is set, the mkdir feature behaves the same on Tru64 UNIX and HP-UX.


C/C++ Functionsmkdir            

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Solution description

Review your code and the applicable manpages to determine how to resolve this issue.

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Problem summary

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