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KB44872 - OPSWAT diagnostic tool for Mac will not run on Big Sur machines

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Last Modified Date8/18/2021 12:14 AM
In each ESAP version releases we are packaging the OPSWAT diagnostics tool separately, to collect the security products information on the Mac-OS endpoint machines to identify the root cause for the HostCheck compliance failures and supportability.
Problem or Goal
OPSWAT diagnostics tool were failed to run on the Mac OS Big Sur and all the ESAP versions were affected.  We are providing workaround for the time being and working on the permanent solution. 
OPSWAT diagnostics tool were failed to run on the Mac OS Big Sur due to nature of the operating system where it quarantine the file where it downloads from the Internet.
The below workaround applicable for all the ESAP versions where it is affected and not able to run and collect the OPSWAT diagnostic logs.

Step 1:
Download the file,

$ ls

Step 2: Unzip the file by decompress it.

$ unzip

Step 3: List out the files after the uncompression

$ ls -al
total 8
drwx------+ 6 staff 192 Jul 28 07:19 .
drwxr-xr-x+ 15 staff 480 Jul 28 06:49 ..
[email protected] 4 staff 128 Jul 28 07:13 ps-esap-3
-rw-r--r-- 1 staff 170 Jul 28 07:12

Step 4: Change directory to ps-esap-3 folder.

$ cd ps-esap-3

$ $ ls -al

total 8
[email protected] 4  staff 128 Jul 28 07:13 .
drwx------+ 6 staff 192 Jul 28 07:19 ..
[email protected] 3  staff 96 Jul 28 07:13
[email protected] 1 staff 127 Sep 28 2016

Step 5: Setup permissions for scripts and binary.

$ find . -iname "*.sh" | xargs -I{} chmod a+x "{}"

$ chmod a+x

Step 6: Take off the application from quarantine

$ sudo xattr -rd

Step 7: Run the .sh file to collect the OPSWAT diagnostics report.

$ ./

Do you want to run this as root?

Please enter Y for yes and N for no

Note: We are working on notarize each binary on the tool, and then, try to notarize the whole tool as a permanent solution. Once we have the complete work done, will update this KB accordingly.
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Created BySudhakar Damodaran



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