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Open File Fails with Error "Permission denied" When McAfee is Running (Doc ID 789895.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 3.8 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux x86-64


1. You are going to create a data file via sqlplus but fails with error "Permission denied":

$ sqlplus / as sysdba
create tablespace test datafile '<DIR>/test1.dbf' size 10M;

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01119: error in creating database file '<DIR>/test1.dbf'
ORA-27041: unable to open  file
Linux-x86_64 Error: 13: Permission denied

2. RMAN backup script also fails with the same error.
3. File creation, copy, move, and remove all work on the command line.
4. This error resides on all file systems, including OCFS2, ext3, etc.


McAfee virus protection software is enabled on the server, and the kernel is tainted by the modules below:

Module                  Size  Used by
linuxshield           115840  5
lshook                 60336  73 linuxshield


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