Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Recommended update for OpenWBEM


(Last modified: 02NOV2006)

solutions Recommended update for OpenWBEM SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c225fe5f423701f50a5b3fc687ad6379)

Applies to

Package: openwbem
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11257
Release: 20061102
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using OpenWBEM should update.



Problem description

The CMPI context is supposed to contain several unstructured data values as name-value pairs. The data is available via the CMPIContextFT getEntry() function. The spec defines the following entry names: CMPIInitNameSpace, CMPIInvocationFlags, CMPIPrincipal, and CMPIRole. Additionally, on NetWare, the NOVELL_IDENTITY_KEY (openwbem/OW_NetwareIdentity.hpp) entry name is supposed to be valid. Currently, only the CMPIInvocationFlags entry name is being added to the CMPI context. Even though the CMPI context data is an optional feature, the other entry names would be very useful (e.g. CMPIPrincipal and NOVELL_IDENTITY_KEY are needed for CMPI provider authorization). For more details on the CMPI specific entry names, see page 76 (section 5.7) of the CMPI technical standard (2004).


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh openwbem.rpm openwbem-devel.rpm novell-openwbem-authenticator.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Copyright Micro Focus or one of its affiliates