Manually updating JRE for Sentinel log Manager 1.2

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  • 16-Jan-2013
  • 29-Jan-2013


NetIQ Sentinel Log Manager 1.2


At times there are known security vulnerabilities that may exist in third party products that ship with Sentinel Log Manager thus necessitating an update for your Security Identity Event Management, (SIEM), system. This documents is intended to guide you through the update of Sun's JRE on your existing Sentinel Log Manager system.  As always, its a good idea to test these steps in a lab environment before applying to your production system.


1. Rename the existing JRE folder in "/opt/novell/sentinel_log_mgr" to jre_old:
=> mv jre jre_old

2. Download the jre bundle based on the OS to this folder"/opt/novell/sentinel_log_mgr":
=> jre-7u10-linux-x64.tar.gz

3. Change the permissions & ownership of the file:
=> chmod 777 jre-7u10-linux-x64.tar.gz
=> chown novell:novell jre-7u10-linux-x64.tar.gz

4. Switch to novell user:
=> su novell

5. Extract the archived jre content:
=> tar -xvzf jre-7u10-linux-x64.gz

6. Rename the folder "jre1.7.0_10" to JRE:
=> mv
jre1.7.0_10 jre

7 Copy folder "jre_old/lib/fonts/fallback" to "jre/lib/fonts"
=> cp -r jre_old/lib/fonts/fallback/ jre/lib/fonts 

8. Restart the Sentinel services.

After the server is restarted Java version displays as below:

# ./java -version
java version "1.7.0_10"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_10-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.6-b04, mixed mode)

Java version before the upgrade:

# ./java -version
java version "1.7.0_09"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_09-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.5-b02, mixed mode)