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 patch update for Symantec Enterprise Security Manager reports operating system and application patches for Windows operating systems. There are a total of 2 new patch signatures in 2 templates:
This policy includes updates to the OS Patches (Patch) module templates that detect new vendor-released patches dated on or before June 30, 2005:
- patch.ps5 (Windows 2000 Server)
- patch.pw5 (Windows 2000 Workstation)
The following applications are also supported:
- 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
- Red Hat Linux
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- SUSE Linux Standard Server 8
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
- Internet Information Services Web server (IIS)
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- Microsoft Outlook
- 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_20050630.exe Obsoleted
Note: For more information regarding this update, download the OS Patch Policy Release Notes.
Initial Post on: Thursday, 30-Jun-05 16:00:00
Last modified on: Tuesday, 19-Jul-05 14:08:49
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