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critical impact:

openlog - incompatible return type (CrCh220)

SEC Impacts

Problem description

The return type for the openlog function is different on Tru64 UNIX and HP-UX.

The openlog function initializes the system log file if special processing is needed.

On Tru64 UNIX, openlog returns a value and sets errno. It also has the following function prototype:

int     openlog(const char *, int, int)

On HP-UX, openlog does not return any value. It also has the following function prototype:

void    openlog(const char *, int, int)


C/C++ Functionsopenlog        

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Solution description

Review the applicable manpages and your code to determine if unexpected behavior will result.

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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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