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Tivoli Netcool Reporter Interim Fix 1,

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This release is the latest version of Interim Fix for Reporter and is a roll-up build

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To remediate security vulnerabilities in older versions of Apache and OpenSSL. This patch upgrade Apache distribution for Netcool/Reporter to Apache version 2.2.22 with Mod JK version 1.2.37, and Open SSL version 1.0.1d.


Netcool/Reporter 2.2.0 patched to Fix Pack 9 is installed.

Platform specific requirements, where applicable:

  • AIX OS version should be 5.3 TL6 or later.
  • HPUX OS version should be HP-UX 11.23 or later.
  • Linux, Windows, and Solaris are per base requirements.

Installation Instructions

Note: All references to INFOHOME indicate the root directory where Netcool/Reporter is installed.
1. Shut down Netcool/Reporter.

2. Back up your Netcool/Reporter file system and repository database

3. This patch is delivered as a compressed UNIX tar file, ITNR-2.2-Aix_ApacheOpenssl-IV29878-988-0.tar.gz. Extract it into a temporary directory (for example, /opt/tmp) as follows:

    % cd /opt/tmp
    % gzip -dc ITNR-2.2-Aix_ApacheOpenssl-IV29878-988-0.tar.gz | tar xvf -

A subdirectory, ITNR-2.2-Aix_ApacheOpenssl-IV29878-988-0 is created under the temporary directory (for example,/opt/tmp/ITNR-2.2-Aix_ApacheOpenssl-IV29878-988-0). All files and utilities required to install the patch are extracted into this subdirectory.

4. Change to the directory ITNR-2.2-Aix_ApacheOpenssl-IV29878-988-0, which contains the patch files to be installed.

5. Run the patch installer "" script. It might stop the patch process if the $INFOHOME environment variable cannot be found.

You might need to change the permission to execute the script using chmod.

For example:
    % chmod 755

The patch installer backs up existing files into the $INFOHOME/backup/vpatch_ITNR-2.2_ApacheOpenssl-IV29878-988-0 directory.

[Optional] If you want to rollback this upgrade process, run the following command:
    % ./ rollback

6. Add $APACHE_HOME/lib into your library environment variable for your specific platform. For example:
      LIBPATH=/netcool/reporter/apache/lib:$LIBPATH;export LIBPATH

      SHLIB_PATH=/netcool/reporter/apache/lib:$SHLIB_PATH;export SHLIB_PATH

    Linux & Solaris
      LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/netcool/reporter/apache/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH;export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

7. After the patch is processed, change to the directory APACHE_HOME/bin and run below commands to create a self signed key, if required:

    OPENSSL_CONF=../conf/openssl.cnf;export OPENSSL_CONF

    # The  req command primarily creates and processes certificate requests in PKCS#10 format. It can additionally create self signed certificates for use as root CAs for example.
      openssl req -config ../conf/openssl.cnf -new -out ../conf/server.csr

    # The  rsa command processes RSA keys. They can be converted between various forms and their components printed out.  Note this command uses the traditional SSLeay compatible format for private key encryption: newer applications should use the more secure PKCS#8 format using the  pkcs8 utility.
      openssl rsa -in privkey.pem -out ../conf/server.key

    # The  x509 command is a multi purpose certificate utility. It can be used to display certificate information, convert certificates to various forms, sign certificate requests like a ``mini CA'' or edit certificate trust settings.
      openssl x509 -in ../conf/server.csr -out ../conf/server.crt -req -signkey ../conf/server.key -days 365

    See OpenSSL document section openssl(1) for further information (

8. Re-start Netcool/Reporter.

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Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central(FC)? 16 Aug 2013 US English 14497568 FC 16 Aug 2013 US English 13527956 FC 16 Aug 2013 US English 7838006 FC 16 Aug 2013 US English 7806257 FC 16 Aug 2013 US English 15665597 FC

Product Alias/Synonym

IBM Tivoli Netcool/Reporter
Tivoli Netcool/Reporter
Netcool Reporter

Problems (APARS) fixed

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Netcool/Reporter

Software version: 2.2

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 4035534

Modified date: 15 August 2013