Hotfix resolves an issue with Oracle password caching. (NETIQKB72242)

  • 7772242
  • 21-Apr-2010
  • 09-Jul-2010


NetIQ UNIX Agent 7.1


This Hotfix resolves an issue where an Oracle password cached for the UNIX agent does not change when you change the password in the Security Manager utility. (ENG283839)


To resolve this issue, please apply HF 72242

Installing This Hotfix
You can install this Hotfix manually on the local computer where the agent is installed, or you can install this Hotfix using UNIX Agent Manager.

To install the Hotfix using UNIX Agent Manager:

  1. In the UNIX Agent Manager console, click Agent Manager.
  2. Click Hosts > Scan All Hosts to verify all agents are active and registered.
  3. Click Hosts > Patch Mgr.
  4. Click 7.1 Agents
  5. Click Load.
  6. Select the file and click Open.
  7. Select the computers where you want to install this Hotfix.
  8. Select as the patch to install.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Begin Install.
  11. Verify successful installation in the results window.

To install the Hotfix manually:

  1. Extract the file
  2. Copy the p71p11.tar file for your operating system and the /unix/data/updates/P71P11/wcPatch file to the PSHOME/netiq/bin directory on the computer where you want to apply the Hotfix. You can find the value for PSHOME in the /etc/vsaunix.cfg file on the target computer.
  3. Login to the computer where you want to apply the Hotfix.
  4. Run the su command to switch to the root user account.
  5. Change to the PSHOME/netiq/bin directory.
  6. Run the command ./wcPatch APPLY p71p11.tar /tmp. You can use an alternate directory for temporary files by replacing /tmp with the directory you want to use.


The agent's Oracle password cache would sometimes not be updated properly when changes were made in the Operator Console's Security Manager interface.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB72242