Last updated on JULY 25, 2013
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 25-Jul-2013
You get a core dump when attempting to connect to an ASM instance by any means other than local OS authentication.
SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.4.0 - Production on Tue Nov 4 11:37:21 2008
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ORA-12537: TNS:connection closed
When you check the alert.log it has the following errors:
Errors in file /opt/app/oracle/admin/+ASM/udump/+asm_ora_9278.trc:
ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [joxnfy_()+436] [SIGFPE] [HP Conditional trap] [0xC000000002917D1F]  
The associated trace files show the following call stack:
The +ASM instance has a passwordfile and the REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE parameter is set to EXCLUSIVE.
This problem can occur for non ASM instances as well.
You are connecting via a listener started from a different version Oracle Home.
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