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29 July 2003
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager™ OS Patch Policy

The OS Patches (Patch) module checks for the presence of operating system and application 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 for supported operating systems and applications are available for policies that are delivered with Security Update releases. Installing this update adds or updates the OS Patches policy and associated template files on the Symantec ESM manager.

The OS Patch policy includes updated templates that detect new vendor-released patches dated on or before July 23, 2003 for Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Window NT 4 Server, and Windows NT 4 Workstation, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, and Red Hat Linux. The following applications are also supported: Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), Internet Information Services Web server (IIS), SQL Server, and Microsoft Exchange Server.

This policy is designed for Symantec ESM agents running SU13 (and later) versions of the OS Patch module. Upgrade to SU13 or later 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 Symantec ESM manager.

Download OS Patch Policy: BestPractice_OS_Patch_Updates_20030723.exe Obsoleted

Last modified on: Friday, 15-Aug-03 15:00:00