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21 October 2002
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager™ OS Patch Policy

The OS Patches (Patch) module checks for the presence of operating system patches that strengthen system security. Patch information is stored in Patch templates.

Symantec updates Patch templates with the Symantec ESM policy installer. This ensures that updated Patch templates are available for use by best practice policies, response policies, and default policies that are delivered with Security Update releases. Installing this update adds a new policy and updates the Symantec Patch templates on the Symantec ESM manager.

The OS Patch policy includes templates that detect vendor-released patches dated on or before October 21, 2002 for Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Window NT 4 Server, Windows NT 4 Workstation, Solaris, and AIX. HPUX and Linux templates will be updated shortly.

This policy is designed for ESM agents running SU12 (and later) versions of the OS Patch module. Upgrade to SU12 before installing this policy.

ESM 5.5 users: Use the link below or use LiveUpdate to automatically install this policy.

ESM 5.1 users: Use the link below to download this policy. Execute the downloaded exe to install the policy on your ESM manager.

Download OS Patch Policy: BestPractice_OS_Patch_Updates_20021021.exe Obsoleted

Last modified on: Tuesday, 18-Mar-03 12:21:15