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Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8 - Hotfix Release Notes

Foglight Experience Monitor 5-8-0-2016092201 Hotfix Release Notes

Dell Foglight™ Experience Monitor 5-8-0-2016092201 Hotfix Release Notes

September 29, 2016

This hotfix includes the changes listed in the following sections. Dell may generate additional hotfixes for future releases of the product.




About this hotfix

About this hotfix

This hotfix (fxm_5-8-0-2016092201_laurel64.pkg) is recommended for all Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8.0 installations. For more information, see Resolved issues.

For complete product information, refer to the Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8.0 product documentation.

Note: This hotfix also includes the bug fixes addressed by the previous Foglight Experience Monitor hotfix:

  • fxm_5-8-0-2016051201_laurel64.pkg


Resolved issues

Resolved issues

The following is a list of issues resolved in this hotfix.

Issues resolved in this hotfix

Defect ID

Resolved Issue


Fixed issue where users were unable to run tcpdump directly in the shell.


Fixed vulnerability due to CURL/LIBCURL UP TO 7.50.0 0 - CVE-2016-5419.



Updated msrsdeftool to override MaxObjects and TTL for a single category.


Fixed issue where upgrading from version 5.7.0 to version 5.8.0 failed, due to SiteMinder integration.


Fixed issue where users were unable to add monitoring for IP addresses of type xx.xx.xx.255 (submark /22).


Fixed issue where a slow probe/portal network connection was causing holes in reports, due to configuration loading time.


Fixed issue where the remote syslog did not work after configuring the syslog server IP on Network Settings page.


Fixed issue where the console was capturing traffic, but the auto-discovery functionality was not working correctly.


Permanent cookies contain sensitive session information.

Fix: The cookie itself cannot be eliminated, since it is used to identify the user. In order to address this security concern, customers must shorten the session cookie lifetime, by editing the session.cookie_lifetime setting in the php.ini file. The following is an example where the session.cookie_lifetime is set to expire in 5 minutes:

session.cookie_lifetime = 300

To edit the php.ini file:

  1. Go to the shell through the console program.

  2.  Go to the /etc/ecrit directory.

  3. Restart all applications in the console program after making the change.


Fixed issue where the Body parameters were accepted in queries.

Issues resolved in the fxm_5-8-0-2016051201_laurel64.pkg hotfix


Defect ID

Resolved Issue


Fixed cross-site scripting issue on the Foglight Experience Monitor web console login page.


Known issues

Known issues

The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.

Defect ID

Resolved Issue


Unable to expand some special directory in the list when this directory contains too many sub-directories.


The Upgrade page incorrectly indicates a value of zero for "File Size" and "Transmitted", when the size of the uploaded file is small.


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