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AccessCheck() return error with empty security descriptor

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The expected way of work of the attached program is the
following:

a) allocate security descriptor
b) initialize security descriptor
   after this all access is allowed.
c) impersonate self in order to get impersonated access
   token.
d) fake call of AccessCheck() in order to get size of
    buffers needed
e) allocating buffers
f) real call of AccessCheck()
g) print returned values
   It should be "Access denied\nGranted access = 7".
h) restore state

The problem is that at (f) error returned
GetLastError() = 1338 "The security descriptor structure is
invalid."

I call IsValidSecurityDescriptor() before AccessCheck() and
it returns true. Setting DACL, Owner and Group to security
descriptor does not help. Converting Security descriptor to
selfrealtive format does not helps too.

The problem is reproducable on both NT 4.0 and NT3.51.

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sum -r/size 48793/2950 section (from "begin" to "end")
sum -r/size 18333/2087 entire input file

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------------ end of program-------------
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Try to use this instead of InitializeSecurityDescriptor (insert this code before call to AccessCheck). It's work!

brc=CreatePrivateObjectSecurity(
    NULL,      // address of parent directory SD
    NULL,      // address of creator SD
    &sd,      // address of pointer to new SD
    FALSE,      // container flag for new SD
    actk,      // handle of client's access token
    &gm       // address of access-rights structure
   );

See also Q102447 in http://www.microsoft.com/kb/articles/q102/4/47.htm
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