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Getting error as "Blocked File" while fetching the content of the /etc/passwd file on UNIX machines.

  • 1.  Getting error as "Blocked File" while fetching the content of the /etc/passwd file on UNIX machines.

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 08-07-2015 02:27 AM

    Hi,

    I have created a check to verify the content of the /etc/passwd file on Unix machine, but getting an error as "Bocked file" in the data collection.

    Also I have found a below message in workerprocess logs:

    "/etc/passwd" is secure file. Cannot display it's content.

    I am able to read the content of the file by logging on the server but getting an error while fetching the content throgh CCS.

    Note: I have observed this issue on RHEL and Oracle Enterprise linux macine. Also I hv used root and root equivalent id for data collection.

           

    Is this a known issue? and what is a solution for this.

     

    Thanks.

     



  • 2.  RE: Getting error as "Blocked File" while fetching the content of the /etc/passwd file on UNIX machines.

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 08-07-2015 03:39 AM

    Hi Vishva,

     

    Access to this file is blocked in the default configuration, you can find instructions in Tech Note 188817 on how to unlock it and allow data collection.

     

     

    Best regards,

    Marc