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 to the OS Patches (Patch) module templates that detect new vendor-released patches dated on or before March 9, 2004 for Windows Server 2003, 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 SU17 (and later) versions of the OS Patch module. Symantec ESM agents running SU16 are acceptable but not recommended. Due to a modification in the method used to extract version information, SU 17 or greater is required for Windows NT.
This update also includes support for the detection of two vulnerabilities that were disclosed by Microsoft on March 9, 2004.
MS04-008, Microsoft Windows Media Services Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
MS04-009, Microsoft Outlook Mailto Parameter Quoting Zone Bypass Vulnerability
ESM 5.5 & 6.0 users: Use the link below or use LiveUpdate to automatically install this policy.
Download OS Patch Policy: BestPractice_OS_Patch_Updates_20040309.exe Obsoleted
Last modified on: Friday, 26-Mar-04 02:22:32