Unable to Enable BigFix WebUI Detect content

The inital configuration of BigFix Detect is not quite intuitive and since the capability is new to BigFix, the documentation is still not up the standards we expect from BigFix today.

If you are running the getting Enable BigFix WebUI Detect content Task from the BigFix console and your BigFix server is on Linux and reporting an Exit code of two, there are some steps you can take to troubleshoot this issue.

First, the Detect installation routine requires curl be installed on your Red Hat Enterprise Linux server.  The installation also assumes that the version of curl support the --tlsv1.2 parameter. There are versions of curl do not have this as a valid command line option.  You can verify tls 1.2 support by running the following command from the command line
# /usr/bin/curl --tlsv1.2

If you get back the following error:
curl: option --tlsv1.2: is unknown

You'll need to make a slight modification to your installation scripts to enable the BigFix WebUI Detect content.
Edit the /var/opt/BESClient/__BESData/Detect/importMasthead.sh. On line 98, remove the --tlsv1.2 option from the curl command.
After doing that, you can go ahead and run the Enable BigFix WebUI Detect content task from the BigFix console again and the Take Action should complete successfully!

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When discussing the threat that a cyber attack on the nation's power grid, the first thing most people think of is the risk of a black out.  But a recent software glitch at Dominion Power revealed that the risk is much higher.  On Wednesday September 20, 2017, a power surge at a single Dominion Power substation caused by an "internal software issue" resulted in four fires and more than 40 calls to the James City County Fire Department.  

Dominon Power hasn't released any answers at this time as to the nature of that internal software issue and has not indicated if it was the result of a cybersecurity breach.  With the limited scope of the damage, it is likely that this was not a cyber attack. However, there are no laws requiring that Dominion Power report this if it were due to a security breach.

This does highlight how important cyber security is to our nation's power grid.  If a limited software issue required the fire department to respond to 44 calls for service and put out four fires, it is not hard to imagine the havoc that could occur if there were a wide-spread cyber attack.


IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP 3.9.0 Fix Pack 5 is scheduled for release on 6/30/2015.  This Fix Pack will supersedes all previous fix packs.

There are several known issues (APAR:IV61404 APAR:IV60742 APAR:IV60422 APAR:IV61701 APAR:IV62920 ) with ITNM Fix Pack 4 that should be resolved with this fix pack.