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

October 15, 2010

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 192 new patch signatures and 10 updated patch signatures in 39 templates.

The summary of the updates is as follows:
  • ie.p28i (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems - 1 new)
  • ie.p2s8 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 x64 Edition - 1 new)
  • ie.p3i (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 2 new)
  • ie.p64 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for x64 Editions - 3 new)
  • ie.p6s (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 3 new)
  • ie.p8i (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 2 new)
  • ie.p8s (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - 4 new, 1 updated)
  • ie.ps8 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 2008 x64 Editions - 4 new)
  • ie.pw7 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 7 - 1 new)
  • ie.pwv (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Vista - 5 new)
  • ie.pwx (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 3 new)
  • ie.px7 (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 7 for x64 Systems - 1 new)
  • ie.pxw (Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows Vista for 64-Bit - 4 new)
  • patch.p28i (Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems - 9 new)
  • patch.p2s8 (Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 x64 Edition - 9 new)
  • patch.p3i (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-Bit Itanium-based Systems - 6 new, 3 updated)
  • patch.p64 (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions - 6 new, 2 updated)
  • patch.p6s (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 6 new, 2 updated)
  • patch.p8i (Microsoft Windows 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 16 new)
  • patch.p8s (Microsoft Windows 2008 - 14 new)
  • patch.ps8 (Microsoft Windows 2008 x64 Editions - 16 new)
  • patch.pw7 (Microsoft Windows 7 - 8 new)
  • patch.pwv (Microsoft Windows Vista - 16 new)
  • patch.pwx (Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 6 new, 2 updated)
  • patch.px7 (Microsoft Windows 7 for x64 Systems - 9 new)
  • patch.pxw (Microsoft Windows Vista for x64 - 18 new)
  • sharepoint.p64 (Microsoft SharePoint Services on Microsoft Windows 2003 x64 Editions - 1 new)
  • sharepoint.p6s (Microsoft SharePoint Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 1 new)
  • sharepoint.p8s (Microsoft SharePoint Services on Microsoft Windows 2008 - 1 new)
  • sharepoint.ps8 (Microsoft SharePoint Services on Microsoft Windows 2008 x64 Editions - 1 new)
  • wmplayer.p6s (Microsoft Windows Media Player on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 1 new)
  • wmplayer.p8s (Microsoft Windows Media Player on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - 2 new)
  • wmplayer.ps8 (Microsoft Windows Media Player on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions - 2 new)
  • wmplayer.pwv (Microsoft Windows Media Player on Microsoft Windows Vista - 2 new)
  • wmplayer.pwx (Microsoft Windows Media Player on Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 3 new)
  • wmplayer.pxw (Microsoft Windows Media Player on Microsoft Windows Vista x64 - 2 new)
  • wmplayer.px7 (Microsoft SharePoint Services on Microsoft Windows 7 - 1 new)
  • wmplayer.pw7 (Microsoft SharePoint Services on Microsoft Windows 7 - 1 new)
  • wmplayer.p2s8 (Microsoft SharePoint Services on Microsoft Windows 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - 1 new)


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 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 and 2008 64-bit (x64)
  • 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
  • Windows 7 on x86 and Opteron
  • Windows 2008 R2 on Itanium, Opteron, and Xeon


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 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 ESM agents. For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 PPC64 support, the minimum requirement is SU 31 on 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_2010.10.02.exe>
MD5: 7249aa4326d5613f6b4bb1ce2e4f8a21

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_2010.10.02.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: October 15, 2010
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