This page lists publically-released patches for Veritas Enterprise Products.
For Product GA build, see Veritas Entitlement Management System(VEMS) by clicking the Veritas Support 'Licensing' option.
For information on private patches, contact Veritas Technical Support.
Veritas is making it easier to find all software installers and updates for Veritas products with a completely redesigned experience. NetBackup HotFixes and NetBackup Appliance patches are now also available at the new Veritas Download Center.
Patches for your product can have a variety of names. These names are based on product, component, or package names. For more information on patch naming conventions and the relationship between products, components, and packages, see the SORT online help.
vcs-rhel5_x86_64-VRTSvxfen-60RP1P2
Obsolete
Sign in if you want to rate this patch.

 Basic information
Release type: P-patch
Release date: 2012-05-16
OS update support: None
Technote: None
Documentation: None
Popularity: 851 viewed    171 downloaded
Download size: 462.19 KB
Checksum: 4210852963

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
VirtualStore 6.0 On RHEL5 x86-64
Cluster Server 6.0 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation Cluster File System 6.0 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 6.0 On RHEL5 x86-64
Storage Foundation HA 6.0 On RHEL5 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

This patch is obsolete. It is superseded by: Release date
>

This patch supersedes the following patches: Release date
vcs-rhel5_x86_64-VRTSvxfen-60RP1P1 (obsolete) 2012-04-13

This patch requires: Release date
sfha-rhel5_x86_64-6.0RP1 2012-03-22

 Fixes the following incidents:
2708639, 2768874

 Patch ID:
VRTSvxfen-6.0.001.200-RP1P2_RHEL5

 Readme file  [Save As...]
                          * * * READ ME * * *
               * * * Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 RP1 * * *
                         * * * P-patch 2 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2012-05-15


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 6.0 RP1 P-patch 2


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


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
-----------------------------------
   * Veritas Cluster Server 6.0
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 6.0
   * Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System 6.0
   * Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0
   * Symantec VirtualStore 6.0


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


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

Patch ID: 6.0.001.200

* 2708639 (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.

* 2768874 (Tracking ID: 2768871)

SYMPTOM:
In some RHEL5 and RHEL6 setups, fencing utility vxfentsthdw(1M) incorrectly
reports the status of a SCSI disk as SCSI-3 PR non-compliant over the dmp path.
If you specify the raw path of the disk, vxfentsthdw(1M) reports the disk status
as SCSI-3 compliant.

DESCRIPTION:
This issue is caused by the following kernel security fix that prohibits the
SCSI ioctl system call to disk partitions:
752375 - CVE-2011-4127 kernel: possible privilege escalation via SG_IO ioctl 

Red Hat distributes the kernel security fix with the following kernel versions: 
   o   For RHEL5: Kernel version 2.6.18-274.18.1.el5 and above
   o   For RHEL6: Kernel version 2.6.32-220.2.1.el6 and above

The vxfentsthdw(1M) utility issues an IOCTL call to a partition/slice of the
disk over a dmp path. The call fails due to the kernel security fix and the
utility therefore reports SCSI-3 PR non-compliance. When you specify the raw
path of the disk, the IOCTL call goes through, and the utility reports the
correct compliance status of the SCSI disk.

RESOLUTION:
Symantec has updated the VxFEN source code to fix this issue. The code fix
ensures that the vxfentsthdw(1M) utility, by default, uses the dmp device path
that contains the full disk name, instead of the name of the 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-6.0.001.200-RP1P2_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm 

Verify that proper VRTSvxfen is installed:
# rpm -qi VRTSvxfen
Name        : VRTSvxfen                    Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 6.0.001.200                       Vendor: Symantec Corporation
Release     : RP1P2_RHEL5                   Build Date: Monday 30 April 2012 05:51:56 PM IST
Install Date: Monday 14 May 2012 06:37:21 PM IST      Build Host: snapper53-64.engba.symantec.com
Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: VRTSvxfen-6.0.001.200-RP1P2_RHEL5.src.rpm
Size        : 1697448                          License: Symantec Proprietary
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : Enterprise_Support@symantec.com
URL         : http://www.symantec.com/business/support
Summary     : Veritas I/O Fencing by Symantec
Description :
Supported kernel(s): 2.6.18-128.el5
Build Stamp        : Veritas-6.0.001.200-RP1P2-2012-04-30_04.56.20

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

5. Start VCS:
# hastart

Alternatively, a patch installer could be used to install this patch automatically.

Perform the following steps on each cluster node, one node at a time:

1. Run ./installVCS60RP1P2

REMOVING THE PATCH
------------------
Perform the following steps on each node one at a time:

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
--------------------
NONE


OTHERS
------
NONE



Read and accept Terms of Service