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15 February, 2008
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager™ Patches module

Description

The Patches 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 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 Windows operating system.

There are a total of 69 new patch signatures and 5 updated patch signatures in 26 templates.

The new patches are as follows:

  • MS08-007
  • MS08-008
  • MS08-010
  • MS08-003
  • MS08-004
  • MS08-005
  • MS08-006

For more information on patches, go to:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-feb.mspx
The new templates are as follows:
  • Patch.pwv (Microsoft Windows Vista - 3 new)
  • Patch.pxw (Microsoft Windows Vista for x64 - 3 new)
  • ie.p3i (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 3 new)
  • ie.p6s (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 2 new)
  • ie.ps5 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 2 new)
  • ie.pw5 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 2 new)
  • ie.pwv (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Vista - 1 new)
  • ie.pwx (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 2 new)
  • ie.pxw (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Vista for 64-Bit - 1 new)
  • ie.p64 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions -3 new)
  • iis.pw5 (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 1 new)
  • iis.ps5 (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 1 new)
  • iis.pwv (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Vista - 1 new)
  • iis.pwx (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 2 new)
  • iis.pxw (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Vsta for 64-Bit - 1 new)
  • iis.p6s (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 4 new)
  • iis.p64 (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions - 4 new)
  • iis.p3i (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 4 new)
  • isa2k.p6s (Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 1 updated)
  • isa2k.ps5 (Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 1 updated)
  • patch.p3i (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 7 new)
  • patch.p64 (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions - 8 new)
  • patch.p6s (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 8 new, 1 updated)
  • patch.ps5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 2 new, 1 updated)
  • patch.pw5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 1 new)
  • patch.pwx (Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 3 new, 1 updated)

This rapid response policy includes updates to the Patches module templates that detect new vendor-released patches on the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit (Opteron and EM64T)
  • Windows Server 2003 64-bit (Opteron and EM64T)
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows 2000 Professional

See the Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Data Sheet:
[link: http://eval.veritas.com/mktginfo/enterprise/fact_sheets/ent-factsheet_enterprise_security_manager_6.5_06-2005.en-us.pdf] for specific version information.

The following applications are also supported:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
  • Internet Information Services Web server (IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

This policy is designed for Symantec ESM agents running SU24 (and later) versions of the Patch module.

For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 PPC64 support, the minimum requirement is SU31 on ESM agents.

ESM 6.0, 6.1.1 and 6.5 users: To automatically install, use the link below or use LiveUpdate.

Download Patch Policy BestPractice_OS_Patch_Updates_20080215.exe

For agents earlier than 6.5, use the LiveUpdate package entitled, Patch Policies OS Patches for 5.5/ 6.0
For 6.5 agents and later, use the LiveUpdate package entitled, Patch Policies OS Comprehensive

Note: For more information regarding this update, download the Patch Policy Release Notes <pup_rn.pdf>.


Last modified on: Friday, 15-Feb-08 17:59:35