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Microsoft KB Archive/169489

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Article ID: 169489

Article Last Modified on 7/14/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0



This article was previously published under Q169489


SYMPTOMS

After you save changes to the configuration file using SNA Server Manager, the following access violation may occur in Snabase.exe:

   NTSD: access violation
   eax=0ee0a008 ebx=0b775dc8 ecx=0bd8fca0 edx=ffffffff esi=0ee0a008
      edi=00dc0004
   eip=6120e003 esp=0bd8fbf0 ebp=0bd8fcb0 iopl=0         nv up ei pl nz na
      pe nc
   cs=001b  ss=0023  ds=0023  es=0023  fs=0038  gs=0000
      efl=00010202
   snacfg!_GetDS+0x13:
   6120e003 813e00feca00  cmp dword ptr [esi],0xcafe00
      ds:0023:0ee0a008=????????

   0:018> kb

   ChildEBP RetAddr  Args to Child
   0bd8fbf4 612057fd 00dc0004 0bd8ff15 77f46c78 snacfg!_GetDS+0x13
   0bd8fc04 01004406 00dc0004 00000001 00000000
      snacfg!_SnaEnumerateRecords+0x1d
   0bd8fc28 0100e27d 010231e4 010231ec 010231e8
      snabase!_GetBroadcastEntries+0x36
                

CAUSE

The SnaBase GetBroadcastEntries() function calls the configuration DLL without calling ReadLockConfig() first. If a local RPC request arrives simultaneously, the RPC request refreshes the config file if it is out of date. This invalidates the pointer to the configuration file. If the GetBroadcastEntries() has already pushed the old configuration file pointer to the stack, GetDS() may try to access the old (now invalid) file pointer.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SNA Server versions 3.0 and 3.0 Service Pack 1. This problem was corrected in the latest SNA Server version 3.0 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining this Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

S E R V P A C K


MORE INFORMATION

With the fix applied, GetBroadcastEntries calls ReadLockConfig before attempting to access configuration information, to ensure that the configuration file pointer is not invalidated.

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