Basic information
Release type: Hot Fix
Release date: 2011-08-11
OS update support: None
Technote: None
Documentation: None
Popularity: 996 viewed    15 downloaded
Download size: 12.25 MB
Checksum: 3881721253

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
Storage Foundation 5.0 On HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23)

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

 Fixes the following incidents:

 Patch ID:

Readme file
Date: 03, Aug, 2011


OS Version: 11.23

Etrack Incidents: 2410851 

Errors/Problems Fixed:
   VEA service(vxsvc) running on port 2148 crashes and dumps core.
Fixes applied for products:
Storage Foundation 5.0 and any MP/RP versions.

Overview of the Hotfix

Etrack - 2410851
SYMPTOM: VEA service(vxsvc) running on port 2148 crashes and dumps core.    

DESCRIPTION: Veritas Enterprise Administrator service (vxsvc) is prone to buffer overflows which may result in a crash.

RESOLUTION:  Code was modified to validate the data packets received over the network and reject the malformed packet(s).

Packages applied: VRTSobc33, VRTSob

Build Version: 3.3.933.0

Install/Uninstall Instructions:
Instructions to apply the hotfix

   1. Stop vxsvc process using command: "/opt/VRTSob/bin/vxsvcctrl stop"
   2. Stop all vxpal agent processes using command: "/opt/VRTSobc/pal33/bin/vxpalctrl -a <agent name> -c stop"

Installing the Hotfix

   1. Download the patch of VRTSobc33, VRTSob to a tmp location and untar them
   2. Install the patch using following command

           swinstall -s /tmp/ PHCO_42181
           swinstall -s /tmp/ PHCO_42180           

Uninstalling the Hotfix

     To uninstall the patch use the following command.

           swremove PHCO_42180
           swremove PHCO_42181

Additional Notes:
No reboot is required after installation or un-installation of these patches.

Known issue 

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