Article ID: 4422, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on Apr 18, 2012

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  • Sphera



August 15 , 2005

Dear Sphera customer,

This message includes additional information regarding the Telnet security release for RHEL ES/AS2.1 sent on June 15, 2005.



Link to the referenced article in the Sphera Knowledge base: (Article 1525)


  1. The solution requires two steps:
    a. Downloading the Telnet RPMs to the machine. 
    b. Installing the patch using the RPM tool.
  1. Before using the RPM tool, carefully read the instructions below as well as the 'RPM tool user guide' which is located in the Sphera Download manager: under the ServerDirector V3.7 documents section.


  1. Verify that the tool configuration file exists in: /etc/sphera.repository/conf/sd_rpm_manager.conf and includes the correct parameters as described in the guide. If not, create it and add the properties required according to the RPM tool user guide. 
  2. Edit the RPM tool configuration file as follows: spec_url=
    rpm_url= <RPM Directory> directory where you store the RPM’s


Downloading Red Hat Telnet RPMs

1.       Download the required RPMs from Red Hat Network (


2.       Store the RPMs under the <RPM directory> as defined in the RPM configuration file. 


Installing Telnet patch using the RPM tool: 

  1. To view the list of possible upgrades run:   
    cd <sd base> 
    bin/sd_rpm_manager –l
    The following upgrade should be displayed: 
  2. The installation of this RPM requires that ServerDirector is stopped:
    Execute sphadmin and select option 11 from the menu. 
  3. To install these RPMs run:
    <ServerDirector base>/bin/sd_rpm_manager -u <packages name as listed at the -l option>
  4. Start ServerDirector:
    Execute sphadmin and select option 10 from the menu.

Should you have any questions, please contact us through your eService account at


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