su to NIS user fails with error 3004-503 cannot set process credentials.

Error description

su to NIS user fails with error 3004-503 cannot set
process creditials. This happens when system is upgraded
to 6.1 Tl09 SP01
Local fix
Problem summary

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* USERS AFFECTED:
* Systems running the 6100-09 Technology Level with
* bos.rte.security at the 6.1.9.0 or 6.1.9.1 level.
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*PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
Switching to a NIS user using the ‘su’ command will fail with:  3004-503 cannot set process creditials.

This only affects customers using NIS (Network Information Service).
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* RECOMMENDATION:
* Install APAR IV53944.
* Prior to fix availability, an interim fix is available from
* either
* ftp://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/ifixes/iv53944/
* https://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/ifixes/iv53944/
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Problem conclusion

In the processing of NIS user credentials, the logic to find
stale cached records has been corrected so that the record is
not assigned an invalid pointer.
Temporary fix

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* HIPER *
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Comments

 

APAR information  
APAR number IV53944
Reported component name AIX 610 STD EDI
Reported component ID 5765G6200
Reported release 610
Status CLOSED PER
PE YesPE
HIPER YesHIPER
Submitted date 2014-01-13
Closed date 2014-01-27
Last modified date 2014-03-28

 

APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

IV53884

One thought on “su to NIS user fails with error 3004-503 cannot set process credentials.

  1. be carrefull ;

    [root@nisboprd02:/]# cat /etc/check_config.files | awk ‘{print “ls -ltr”,$2}’ | ksh
    -rw-rw-r– 1 root system 274 Jun 27 2010 /etc/check_config.files
    -r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 1289 Sep 21 2009 /etc/csh.cshrc
    -r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 1353 Sep 21 2009 /etc/csh.login
    /etc/diskpartitions not found
    -rw-rw-r– 1 root system 2083 Sep 5 2013 /etc/environment
    -rw-r–r– 1 root system 2270 May 21 21:57 /etc/filesystems
    -rw-r–r– 1 root security 465 Jun 18 15:22 /etc/group
    ———- 1 root system 4241 May 21 22:21 /etc/inittab
    -rwxr–r– 1 bin bin 906 May 22 14:09 /etc/motd
    -rw-r–r– 1 root security 721 Jun 18 15:22 /etc/passwd
    -r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 1797 Sep 21 2009 /etc/profile
    ———- 1 bin bin 3660 May 21 21:46 /etc/rc
    -rw-r–r– 1 root system 344915 May 21 21:51 /etc/services
    -rw-r–r– 1 bin bin 111 Jun 27 2010 /etc/shells
    -rw-rw-r– 1 root system 439 Sep 5 2013 /etc/swapspaces
    -rw-rw-r– 1 root system 1758 May 21 21:47 /etc/vfs
    ———- 1 root system 36316 May 21 21:46 /sbin/rc.boot

    After applied this efix, two files changed.
    /etc/rc not executable,
    /etc/rc.boot not executable.

    FATAL error.

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