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

October 29, 2010

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 1117 new patch signatures and 22 updated patch signatures in 18 templates.

The new templates are as follows:
  • oel-patch.plx (Oracle Enterprise Linux - 100 new)
  • patch.p64 (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions - 2 updated)
  • patch.p6s (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 3 updated)
  • patch.p8s (Microsoft Windows 2008 - 2 updated)
  • patch.ph1 (HP-UX 11.00 - 11.31 PA-RISC - 2 new)
  • patch.ph2 (HP-UX 11.23 - 11.31 for Itanium-based systems - 2 new)
  • patch.plx (Red Hat Linux and Enterprise Linux - 495 new)
  • patch.ps5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Server - 1 updated)
  • patch.ps6 (Sun Solaris 2.6+ - 15 new)
  • patch.ps8 (Microsoft Windows 2008 x64 Editions - 4 updated)
  • patch.psl (SUSE Linux - 503 new)
  • patch.pw5 (Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional - 1 updated)
  • patch.pwv (Microsoft Windows Vista - 2 updated)
  • patch.pwx (Microsoft Windows XP Professional - 2 updated)
  • patch.pxw (Microsoft Windows Vista for x64 - 2 updated)
  • patch.pw7 (Microsoft Windows 7 - 1 updated)
  • patch.px7 (Microsoft Windows 7 for x64 Systems - 1 updated)
  • patch.p2s8 (Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 x64 Edition - 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
  • Oracle 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.

ESM 6.5 or later users: To automatically install, use the link below or use LiveUpdate.

Download Patch Policy for Manager <BestPractice_OS_Patch_Updates_2010.10.03.exe>

MD5: 776cb4deef0901f479b663ae70f1f801

For 6.5 or later agents, 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_2010.10.03.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 29, 2010
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