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vcs-rhel5_x86_64-VRTSvxfen-5.0MP4RP1P1
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 Basic information
Release type: P-patch
Release date: 2012-04-24
OS update support: None
Technote: None
Documentation: None
Popularity: 974 viewed    124 downloaded
Download size: 359.97 KB
Checksum: 3240841751

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
Cluster Server 5.0MP4 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0MP4 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation Cluster File System for Oracle RAC 5.0MP4 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation for DB2 5.0MP4 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0MP4 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.0MP4 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation HA 5.0MP4 On RHEL5 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

This patch requires: Release date
sfha-rhel5_x86_64-5.0MP4RP1 2011-05-16

 Fixes the following incidents:
2708637

 Patch ID:
VRTSvxfen-5.0.41.100-MP4RP1P1_RHEL5

 Readme file  [Save As...]
                          * * * READ ME * * *
             * * * Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 MP4 RP1 * * *
                         * * * P-patch 1 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2012-04-24


This document provides the following information:

   * PATCH NAME
   * PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
   * BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
   * OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
   * INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * INSTALLATION PRE-REQUISITES
   * INSTALLING THE PATCH
   * REMOVING THE PATCH


PATCH NAME
----------
Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 MP4 RP1 P-patch 1


PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
------------------------------
VRTSvxfen


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
-----------------------------------
   * Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 MP4
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.0 MP4
   * Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0 MP4
   * Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 5.0 MP4
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for DB2 5.0 MP4
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0 MP4
   * Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System for Oracle RAC 5.0 MP4


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------------------
RHEL5 x86-64


INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------
This patch fixes the following Symantec incidents:

Patch ID: 5.0.41.100

* 2708637 (Tracking ID: 2708619)

SYMPTOM:
If you set the scsi3_disk_policy attribute to dmp, you cannot enable the Veritas
fencing module (VxFEN).

DESCRIPTION:
When you set the scsi3_disk_policy attribute to dmp, the VxFEN module tries to
use the dmp device path to access the coordination disks. The dmp device path
refers to a disk partition. A recent kernel security fix prohibits the SCSI
ioctl system call to disk partitions. As a result the VxFEN configuration fails.
The recent kernel security fix that prohibits system calls to disk partitions is:
752375 - CVE-2011-4127 kernel: possible privilege escalation via SG_IO ioctl

RESOLUTION:
Symantec has updated the VxFEN source code to pick up the dmp device path that
contains the full disk name instead of a partition/slice.


INSTALLING THE PATCH
--------------------
Perform the following steps on each cluster node,  one node at a time:

1. Stop VCS:
# hastop -local

2. Stop vxfen:
# /etc/init.d/vxfen stop

3. Apply the patch:
# rpm -Uvh VRTSvxfen-5.0.41.100-MP4RP1P1_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm

Verify that proper VRTSvxfen is installed:
# rpm -qi VRTSvxfen
Name        : VRTSvxfen                    Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 5.0.41.100                        Vendor: Symantec Corporation
Release     : MP4RP1P1_RHEL5                Build Date: Mon 23 Apr 2012 05:05:24 PM PDT
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: mackerel
Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: VRTSvxfen-5.0.41.100-MP4RP1P1_RHEL5.src.rpm
Size        : 1292070                          License: Symantec Proprietary
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : support@veritas.com
URL         : http://www.support.veritas.com
Summary     : Veritas I/O Fencing by Symantec
Description :
Supported kernel(s): 2.6.18-8.el5
Build Stamp        : Veritas-5.0.41.100-MP4RP1P1-2012-04-23_23.29.15


4. Start vxfen:
# /etc/init.d/vxfen start

5. Start VCS:
# hastart


REMOVING THE PATCH
------------------
1. Stop VCS:
# hastop -local

2. Stop vxfen:
# /etc/init.d/vxfen stop

3. Uninstall VRTSvxfen package:
# rpm -ev VRTSvxfen

4. Install previous version of VRTSvxfen package.

5. Start vxfen:
# /etc/init.d/vxfen start

6. Start VCS:
# hastart


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
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NONE


OTHERS
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NONE



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