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DCE-VMS ALPDCE03_014 DCE V1.4 OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary

TITLE: DCE-VMS ALPDCE03_014 DCE V1.4 OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file. The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded by typing RUN compressed_file. The resultant file will be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which can be used to install the ECO. Copyright 1998 Compaq Computer Corporation. All rights reserved. PRODUCT: Distributed Computing Environment For OpenVMS (DCE) OP/SYS: DIGITAL OpenVMS Alpha SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation ECO INFORMATION: ECO Kit Name: ALPDCE03_014 ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: ALPDCE02_014 ALPDCE01_014 ECO Kit Approximate Size: 28,357 Blocks Saveset A - 90 Blocks Saveset B - 28,242 Blocks Cover Letter - 25 Blocks Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V6.1, V6.1-1H1, V6.1-1H2, V6.2, V6.2-1H1, V6.2-1H2, V6.2-1H3, V7.0, V7.1, V7.1-1H1 System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: No (See Installation Notes) Rolling Re-boot Supported: Not Applicable Installation Rating: 2 - To be installed on all systems running the listed version(s) of OpenVMS and using the following feature(s): This remedial kit contains many Year 2000 related fixes. Any system running DCE must have this kit installed. Kit Dependencies: The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE installation of this kit: None In order to receive all the corrections listed in this kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed: None ECO KIT SUMMARY: An ECO kit exists for DCE V1.4 on OpenVMS Alpha V6.1 through V7.1-1H1. This kit addresses the following problems: Problems addressed in the ALPDCE03_014 kit: o Configuring an OpenVMS DCE 1.4 client into a Gradient server running on NT 4.0 results in the following error: Establishing security environment for principal "cell_admin" . . . **************************** ERROR **************************** *** An error occurred while setting up the security environment *** using principal name "cell_admin" Error: Cannot validate identity for principal "cell_admin" who are you failed (dce / rpc) 236094202 %SYSTEM-F-ABORT, abort o Servers abort with the following error messages: + Listening... (socket) rpc__socket_disp_select *** FATAL ERROR at SOCKDISPATCH.C;1\3668*** %CMA-F-EXCCOP, exception raised; VMS condition code follows -SYSTEM-F-OPCCUS, opcode reserved to customer fault at PC=FFFFFFFF80538638,PS=0 %SYSTEM-F-ABORT, abort o User applications passing fixed arrays containing structures between Alpha OpenVMS and other platforms encounter corruption in the array contents. o IDL compiler does not find file in a search list: $ define idl_sources W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES.TEST1], W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES] $ Directory W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES.TEST1] TEST1.IDL;1 3/3 6-JAN-1993 10:54:38.21 (RWED,RWED,,RE,) Total of 1 file, 3/3 blocks. $ sho log idl_sources "IDL_SOURCES" = "W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES.TEST1]" (LNM$PROCESS_TABLE) = "W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES]" $ set def idl_sources $idl test1 %IDL-E-OPENREAD, Unable to open idl_sources:[guy]test1.idl for read access %IDL-E-SYSERRMSG, System error message: no such file or directory %IDL-F-COMPABORT, Compilation aborted Problems addressed in the ALPDCE02_014 kit: o The ALPDCE01_014 remedial kit did not install on OpenVMS Alpha hardware versions. The ALPDCE02_014 remedial kit corrects this. Problems addressed in the ALPDCE01_014 kit: o When the security server is not running, sec_login_refresh_identity() returns an undocumented status code, 336760967. The documentation states that the sec_rgy_server_unavailable status code should be returned. Example programs from OSF and other vendors show the refresh thread testing for the sec_rgy_server_unavailable status to determine if the refresh should be retried. o Executing any RPCLM command results in a fault invalid bound message on Alpha systems. $RPCLM String Binding of Server:ncadg_ip_udp:16.32.80.42[2301] RPCLM> inq %CMA-F-EXCCOPLOS, exception raised; some information lost -DCERPC-E-FAULTINVALIDBOU, fault invalid bound (DCE / RPC) o In the directory DCE$SPECIFIC:[KRB5], there are hundreds of versions of KRB5KDC_RCACHE created by the DCE$SECD process. These files do get cleaned up during a CLEAN operation but, they are not cleaned up during a start or restart of DCE. o If you do not include prior to including the header will not compile because it uses the datatype FILE*. o Attempting a kinit on an OpenVMS system results in the following error: $ kinit cell_admin $5$dkb0:[sys0.syscommon.][sysexe]dce$kinit.exe;4: Malformed representation of principal when parsing name T@ o When an 'Illegal state transition' occurs, the correct state is not reported. The code corrupts the state before reporting it. A state of 255 is reported and is meaningless because it is the code for No State. o Print 4 digit years on output from DCE processes. Allow four digit data inputs from DCE administration functions. Fix leap year calculations for years after 2017. o It has been discovered that OSF/DCE has a potential problem in the security server that could allow for a denial of service attack. If a principal, group, or organization is greater than 1024 characters (including the cell name, so the actual name limit is less than 1024) when passed to security daemon (secd), it will cause secd core dump. The buffer is overrun causing memory corruption. In certain cases, the lookup attempt (or add or whatever) on the client will then rebind to another secd to make the request, eventually crashing all security daemons in the cell. o The new Pathway IP version can cause DCE setup to abort abruptly with error messages. Pathway changes the output of an image that returns the Pathway version. This causes output parsing routines to fail because they search for runtime on the line containing the version. INSTALLATION NOTES: No reboot is necessary after successful installation of the kit. However, DCE must be re-started after the kit is installed to complete the installation of the new DCE images. DCE can be restarted with the command: @SYS$MANAGER:DCE$SETUP START



This patch can be found at any of these sites:

Colorado Site
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Files on this server are as follows:

alpdce03_014.README
alpdce03_014.CHKSUM
alpdce03_014.CVRLET_TXT
alpdce03_014.a-dcx_axpexe
alpdce03_014.b-dcx_axpexe

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