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Symantec Enterprise Security Manager - Patches module

May 16, 2008

Description

The Patches module checks for the presence of operating system and application patches that strengthen the system security. The patch information is stored in the patch templates.
Symantec updates the patch templates with the Symantec ESM policy installer. This ensures that the updated Patch templates for supported operating systems and applications are available for the policies that are delivered with the Security Update releases. Installing this update adds or updates the Patches policy and the associated template files on the Symantec ESM manager.
This rapid response patch update for Symantec Enterprise Security Manager reports the operating systems and application patches for Windows.
There are a total of 5 new patch signatures and 38 updated patch signatures in 16 templates.
The new patches are as follows:
  • ie.p6s (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 1 new, 2 updated)
  • ie.pwx (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 1 updated)
  • iis.p3i (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 4 updated)
  • iis.p64 (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft 2003 for x64 Edition - 4 updated)
  • iis.p6s (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 4 updated)
  • iis.ps5 (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft 2000 Server - 1 updated)
  • iis.pw5 (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 1 updated)
  • iis.pwv (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Vista - 1 updated)
  • iis.pwx (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 1 updated)
  • iis.pxw (Microsoft Internet Information Services on Microsoft Windows Vista for 64-Bit - 1 updated)
  • patch.p3i (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 3 updated)
  • patch.p64 (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions - 9 updated)
  • patch.p6s (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 1 new, 5 updated)
  • patch.ps5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 1 new)
  • patch.pw5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 1 new)
  • patch.pwx (Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 1 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 and 2008 64-bit (Opteron and EM64T)
  • Windows Server 2003 and 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (Itanium)
  • 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 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.
MD5: a4aa49052edb7ad868148e898ba278f9
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 <Symantec_ESM_Patch_Policy_Release_Notes_20080516.pdf>.
* Signature names may have been updated to comply with an updated IPS Signature naming convention. See http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH152794&key=54619&actp=LIST for more information.
Last modified on: May 16, 2008
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