Java HotSpot Error – [ld-linux-x86-64.so.2+0x14d70] on Oracle Install – RedHat 6.0 on VMWare

While trying to install Oracle on a Red Hat 6.0 system, running on VMWare, you might encounter the following error:

# An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
#
#  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007fd0b80d0d70, pid=2951, tid=140533187077904
#
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (1.5.0_30-b03 mixed mode)
# Problematic frame:
# C  [ld-linux-x86-64.so.2+0x14d70]
#
# An error report file with more information is saved as hs_err_pid2951.log
#
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
#   http://java.sun.com/webapps/bugreport/crash.jsp
#

To resolve this problem, execute the following before launching runInstaller

$ export LD_BIND_NOW=1

 
The installer will run normally.

This problem has been reported with Oracle 11.2.0.1 and Oracle 11.2.0.3