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 policy includes updates the OS Patches (Patch) module templates that detect new vendor-released patches dated on or before November 5, 2003 for Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4 Server, 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, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Outlook Express.
This policy is designed for Symantec ESM agents running SU16 (and later) versions of the OS Patch module. Upgrade to the latest SU 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_20031104.exe Obsoleted
Last modified on: Wednesday, 12-Nov-03 12:00:22