AIX Agent Listerner Process starts with unexpected user

Document ID : KB000128880
Last Modified Date : 07/03/2019
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Issue:
If the Listener Process is configured to be started with user nobody (id 4294967294) 

extract out of the ini of the agent: 
===================================================================== 
;listenerUID=65534 
listenerUID=4294967294 
20180621/180203.167 - ;listenerGID=65534 
20180621/180203.167 - listenerGID=4294967294 
===================================================================== 
the process is started by another user id 

1 A 2147483647 12124286 13238478 0 60 20 864619480 4028 18:02:03 pts/0 0:00 ucxjap6-listener 
Environment:
Problem origin is that this parameter is an signed integer limited to 2^31. 
 
Cause:
A problem has been fixed where the Unix Agent starts its listener process with an invalid user ID instead of NOBODY.

This it a potential security gap, because One Automation doesn't neither control if the user exists, or because it can start the listener process with another user without issuing any warning.
Resolution:
Workaroud:

Configure a user with a run ID <  2^31.


Solution:

Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.

 

Fix version:

Component(s):Application Server 

Dollar Universe 6.x.xx - ETA To be Planned

 

Dollar Universe 6.9.01 - Planned release date: 2018-04-03

Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.

 

Fix version:

Component(s): Agent

Automation Engine 12.1.4 - Available
Automation Engine 12.2.2 - Available
Automation Engine 12.3.0 - 2019-06-24