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Symantec Enterprise Security Manager - Symantec Enterprise Security Manager™ Patches module

March 31, 2009

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 system and application patches for UNIX operating system. There are a total of 5719 new patch signatures and 71 updated patch signatures in 9 templates.

The new templates are as follows:
  • patch.p3i (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 8 new)
  • patch.pai (IBM AIX - 3 new)
  • patch.ph1 (HP-UX 11.00 - 11.31 PA-RISC - 56 new)
  • patch.ph2 (HP-UX 11.23 - 11.31 for Itanium-based systems - 59 new)
  • patch.plx (RedHat Linux and Enterprise Linux - 3687 new, 16 updated)
  • patch.ps5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 1 updated)
  • patch.ps6 (Sun Solaris 2.6+ - 44 new, 2 updated)
  • patch.psl (SUSE Linux - 1870 new, 49 updated)
  • patch.pw5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 1 updated)
  • patch.pwx (Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 2 updated)
This rapid response policy includes updates to the Patches module templates that detect new vendor-released patches on the following operating systems:
  • HP-UX
  • AIX
  • Solaris
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10 Zlinux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10 for Itanium Processor Family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10 PPC64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10 for AMD64 and EM64T (x86_64)
See the Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Data Sheet link:
[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.

This policy is designed for Symantec ESM agents running SU 24 (and later) versions of the Patch module.

For Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit and 64-bit (Opteron and EM64T) support, the minimum requirement is SU 30 on the ESM agents. For SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 PPC64 support, the minimum requirement is SU 31 on the ESM agents.
ESM 6.5 and 9.0 users: To automatically install, use the link below or use LiveUpdate.

Download Patch Policy BestPractice_OS_Patch_Updates_2009.03.02.exe
MD5:87ea84888fb7dd2a4c892933430eea8c

For 6.5 and later agents, 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_2009.03.02.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: March 31, 2009
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