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22 February 2005
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager™ OS Patches (Patch) module


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. Installing this update adds or updates the Patch policy and associated template files on the Symantec ESM manager. Security Updates include patch policies for supported operating systems and applications.

This patch update for Symantec Enterprise Security Manager reports operating system and application patches for UNIX operating systems. There are a total of 4 updated patch signatures and 144 new patch signatures in 5 templates:

  • patch.ph1
  • patch.plx
  • patch.ps6
  • patch_su19.ps6
  • patch.psl
This Patch policy updates the Patch module templates that detect new vendor-released patches dated on or before February 22, 2005:
  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows NT 4 Server
  • Windows NT 4 Workstation
  • HP-UX
  • AIX
  • Solaris
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Standard Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
The following applications are also supported:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
  • Internet Information Services Web server (IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Visual Studio

* This policy is designed for Symantec ESM agents running SU 18 (and later) versions of the OS Patch module.

ESM 6.0 and 6.0.1 users: To automatically install, use the link below or use LiveUpdate.

Download OS Patch Policy BestPractice_OS_Patch_Updates_20050218.exe Obsoleted

Note: For more information regarding this update, download the OS Patch Policy Release Notes.

Last modified on: Wednesday, 09-Mar-05 17:41:26