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

November 6, 2009

Description

The Patches module checks for the presence of the operating system and application patches that strengthen system security. The Patch information is stored in Patch templates.

Symantec updates the Patch templates with the Symantec ESM policy installer. This ensures that the updated Patch templates for the 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 5052 new patch signatures and 402 updated patch signatures in 28 templates.
The new templates are as follows:

  • oel-patch.plx (Oracle Enterprise Linux - 828 new)
  • patch.pai (IBM AIX - 24 new, 171 updated)
  • patch.ph1 (HP-UX 11.00 - 11.31 PA-RISC - 36 new)
  • patch.ph2 (HP-UX 11.23 - 11.31 for Itanium-based systems - 28 new)
  • patch.plx (RedHat Linux and Enterprise Linux - 545 new)
  • patch.ps6 (Sun Solaris 2.6+ - 61 new)
  • patch.psl (SUSE Linux - 3529 new, 1 updated)
  • patch.pvio (IBM AIX VIOS - 1 new)
  • sql.p3i (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 22 updated)
  • sql.p64 (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2003 x64 Editions - 22 updated)
  • sql.p6s (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2003 - 22 updated)
  • sql.p8i (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 21 updated)
  • sql.p8s (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2008 - 21 updated)
  • sql.ps5 (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 18 updated)
  • sql.ps8 (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2008 x64 Editions - 20 updated)
  • sql.pw5 (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 13 updated)
  • sql.pwv (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows Vista - 17 updated)
  • sql.pwx (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 19 updated)
  • sql.pxw (Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Windows Vista for x64 - 22 updated)
  • visualstudio.p3i (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 3 updated)
  • visualstudio.p64 (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions - 2 updated)
  • visualstudio.p6s (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 1 updated)
  • visualstudio.p8i (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 1 updated)
  • visualstudio.p8s (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - 1 updated)
  • visualstudio.ps8 (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions - 1 updated)
  • visualstudio.pwv (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Vista - 1 updated)
  • visualstudio.pwx (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 2 updated)
  • visualstudio.pxw (Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Editions - 1 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
  • AIX VIO Server
  • Solaris
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10 and 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10 and 11 Zlinux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10 and 11 Itanium Processor Family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10 and 11 PPC64
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10 and 11 for AMD64 and EM64T (x86_64)
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.

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_2009.11.01.exe>

MD5: fb15a16758974e080ac7173886435f60

For 6.5 agents and later, use the LiveUpdate package titled, Patch Policies – OS Comprehensive.

Note: For more information regarding this update, download the Patch Policy Release Notes <Symantec_ESM_Patch_Policy_Release_Notes_2009.11.01.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: November 6, 2009
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