Permission Denied Errors for users other than "oracle" (Doc ID 443638.1)

Last updated on JUNE 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.99
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

EXAMPLE SYMPTOMS:
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1.  We have discovered that all users except Oracle (software owner) get the following error when trying to run sqlplus.
ld.so.1: sqlplus: fatal: /u01/oracle/OraHome2/lib32/libsqlplus.so: Permission denied
Killed

2.  one of our batch processes that uses SQL*Plus had no permissions on the "sqlplus" executable.

3.  A quick check in $ORACLE_HOME showed no execute permissions for "other" accounts.

4.  We just finished our 10.2.0.x install.  The permissions on the underlying directories appear to have the wrong permissions.

5.  The "permissions" <<patch 4516865>> exists for 10.2.0.1 but no patch exists for 10.2.0.2 or greater.  When I try installing the 10.2.0.1 patch anyhow, it (of course) fails.

Changes

Recently applied an RDBMS patchset

Cause

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