File Permission Changed After applying a Patch on Oracle Home

(Doc ID 1495123.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version and later
Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Hardware
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When a patch is applied, the permission of certain files under Oracle Home may change for example : 

While applying patch PSU112031 the file permissions change for  /oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/lib/

Before patch:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 52690050 Sep 17 13:38 /oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/lib/

After patch:
-rwxr-x--- 1 oracle dba 52690082 Sep 17 13:58 /oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_2/lib/

This is the shared library for sqlplus and after the patch is installed all users in the "others" group get the following error when trying to use sqlplus:

: sqlplus

error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


 Applied a Patch


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