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24 May 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. 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.

This rapid response patch update for Symantec Enterprise Security Manager reports operating system and application patches for both Windows and UNIX operating systems. There are a total of 353 new patch signatures and 58 updated patch signatures in 8 templates:

  • patch.pai (AIX - 14 updated)
  • patch.ph1 (HP-UX - 76 new, 76 updated)
  • patch.ph2 (HP-UX for Itanium, 8 new, 3 updated)
  • patch_su19.ph1 (HP-UX for SU19 - 76 new, 76 updated)
  • patch.plx (RedHat - 167 new, 12 updated)
  • patch.ps6 (Solaris 2.6+ - 15 new)
  • patch_su19.ps6 (Solaris 2.6+ for SU19 - 15 new)
  • patch.psl (SUSE - 7 new)
This rapid response policy includes updates to the OS Patches (Patch) module templates that detect new vendor-released patches dated on or before May 24, 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 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_20050524.exe Obsoleted

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

Initial Post on: Wednesday, 25-May-05 11:15:49
Last modified on: Wednesday, 08-Jun-05 12:29:08