Special Maintenance Pack NB_45_9S1729_M.ncr.tar provides security-related fixes for the Java Authentication Service on VERITAS NetBackup (tm) DataCenter / BusinesServer 4.5MP MP-RAS servers.

Article:TECH44317  |  Created: 2005-01-11  |  Updated: 2013-10-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH44317
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Special Maintenance Pack NB_45_9S1729_M.ncr.tar provides security-related fixes for the Java Authentication Service on VERITAS NetBackup (tm) DataCenter / BusinesServer 4.5MP MP-RAS servers.

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NB 4.5MP6 Pack NB_45_9S1729_M README October 12, 2005
Corequirement: NB_CLT_45_9S1729_M
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** THIS MAINTENANCE PACK IS A NON-CUMULATIVE PACK THAT MUST BE INSTALLED OVER
THE NETBACKUP 4.5MP6 PACK NB_45_9_M MAINTENANCE PACK. ANY ATTEMPT TO INSTALL
THIS PACK OVER AN EARLIER VERSION OF NETBACKUP 4.5 WILL RESULT IN A FAILED
INSTALL. **

(Please refer to the PACK DEPENDENCIES and the RELATED DOCUMENTS sections of
this Readme for additional information that applies to this pack.)

Symantec recommends that the backing up of active file systems be avoided,
or the use of snapshot technologies be implemented. The directory structure
reported back from the file system (to NetBackup) may not contain all of the
files available during the time of backup. NetBackup will not report errors
in many cases where the file's existence is not known to NetBackup as reported
by the file system.
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PACK DEPENDENCIES
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-- NETBACKUP 4.5MP6 PACK NB_45_9_M must be installed prior to installing
this Maintenance Pack.

-- Installation of this Maintenance Pack requires version 1.57 of the
Vrts_pack.install script.

-- For the latest robotics support please download and install the
latest Mappings_4.5.<6 digit number>.tar from the Support Web site:
www.support.veritas.com.


I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
III. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
IV. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED
Current Pack


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I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
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1) Download the NB_CLT_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.tar and
NB_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar files into the
/tmp directory,

where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

where <server> is alpha, hp_ux, linux, ncr, rs6000, sequent4.2, sgi, solaris

NOTE: NB_CLT_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.tar has the client binaries and
NB_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar has the server binaries and BOTH
must be installed.

2) Extract the NB_CLT_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.tar and the
NB_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar files.
tar xvf NB_CLT_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.tar
tar xvf NB_45_9S1729_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar

NB_45_9S1729_M will create the files:
VrtsNB_45_9S1729_M.README
VrtsNB_45_9S1729_M.<server>.tar.Z
VrtsNB_45_9S1729_M.postuninstall
VrtsNB_45_9S1729_M.postinstall
VrtsNB_45_9S1729_M.preinstall
Vrts_pack.install

NB_CLT_45_9S1729_M will create the files:
VrtsNB_CLT_45_9S1729_M.README
VrtsNB_CLT_45_9S1729_M.tar.Z
VrtsNB_CLT_45_9S1729_M.postuninstall
VrtsNB_CLT_45_9S1729_M.postinstall
VrtsNB_CLT_45_9S1729_M.preinstall



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II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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As root on the NetBackup Master/Media Server:

1) Install NB_45_9S1729_M and NB_CLT_45_9S1729_M Maintenance Pack binaries.

cd /tmp
/bin/sh Vrts_pack.install

2) Restart daemons.

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/initbprd
/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/ltid -v

3) Update the NetBackup clients, including the NetBackup master and media
servers, with the update_clients script.

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/update_clients <hardware> <os>

where <hardware> <os> is one of the following:
ALPHA OSF1_V4
ALPHA OSF1_V5
DataGeneral UNIX
HP9000-700 HP-UX11.00
HP9000-800 HP-UX11.00
INTEL FreeBSD
Linux RedHat2.2
Linux RedHat2.4
MACINTOSH MacOSXS1.2
MACINTOSH MacOSX
NCR UNIX
RS6000 AIX4.3.3
RS6000 AIX5
SCO UnixWare
Sequent DYNIX420
SGI IRIX65
Solaris Solaris2.6
Solaris Solaris7
Solaris Solaris8
Solaris Solaris9
Solaris Solaris_x86_2.6
Solaris Solaris_x86_7
Solaris Solaris_x86_8

Remember to include the master server's <hardware> <os> type.

Note: The /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/update_clients command without
any parameters will update all the UNIX clients.

Note: When updating an RS6000 client, there may be circumstances
where update_clients will fail with an error similar to
this:

Couldn't open /usr/openv/lib/libVmangle.so on client
Client open errno = 26

If this happens, execute /usr/sbin/slibclean on the client
to be updated and re-run update_clients.

If the client (CLT) .Z file and README exist in the installation
directory during the installation of the server maintenance pack,
the Vrts_pack.install script will install the client maintenance
pack automatically. The client maintenance pack will NOT be
installed automatically during a reinstall of the server
maintenance pack.

Additional Notes:

If non-root administrators use the GUI only, the nonroot_admin
script no longer needs to be run. If the non-root administrators
use the command line or bpadm, the group and file permissions
will have to be changed manually on the NetBackup binaries.
Users can write their own script. The script is being phased
out because there is a slight security risk that non-root users
may be able to execute NetBackup commands only because those users
are part of a group that is allowed to execute NetBackup commands.


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III. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
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Note: This will ONLY uninstall the Maintenance Pack from your local machine.

1) Close the NetBackup user interfaces.

Make sure the NetBackup server has no active jobs running (for
example, backups, restores, or duplications).

If a database agent is being used, such as Oracle,
ensure that the database services are stopped.

2) Change directory to the pack save directory.
Substitute the pack name for ${PACK} in the following command:

cd /usr/openv/pack/${PACK}/save

3) Run the un-install script:

./Vrts_pack.uninstall

4) Verify that the pack uninstalled successfully by checking
/usr/openv/pack/pack.history.

5) If update_clients was run after the pack was originally INSTALLED,
run it again after that pack is successfully UNINSTALLED.

6) If necessary, restart the NetBackup and Media Manager daemons:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/netbackup start


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IV. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED
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The following are descriptions of the problems fixed. Please read the entire
document before installing.

README Conventions:

Description
Describes particular problem or feature contained in this Maintenance Pack.

** Description **
Describes a problem that can lead to potential data loss. Please
read these problem descriptions carefully.

Workaround
Any available workarounds to a problem are also listed. Workarounds
can be used INSTEAD of applying the patch, however, Symantec strongly
recommends the "best practice" of being at the latest patch level.

Additional Notes
Any additional information regarding this problem or feature is included.

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Current pack
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Description:
A change has been made to avert a potential vulnerability in a Java
authentication service that runs on VERITAS NetBackup servers and clients.
This change prohibits remote attackers from executing arbitrary code on a
targeted system. In addition, Symantec recommends that users block the
affected ports from external network access.

(NetBackup Servers and Clients)
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