LANDesk® Security Review for the Week Ending September 5, 2008
LANDesk® Patch Manager and Security Suite ("LDSS") provide customers with the latest security updates and application patches for the most utilized software in your business. Maintaining a safe and secure environment helps to avoid downtime that will affect employees and productivity. The following items are the patch and update highlights from this past week.
Vulnerability Definitions - A number of 3rd party application updates as well as Microsoft Windows KBs were released this week.
- Vulnerability ID - PIDGINv251 & Pidgin Latest Release (version 2.5.1)
- Vulnerability ID - VMWAREv605 & The latest VMware (version 6.0.5)
- Vulnerability ID - VMWAREPLAYERv205 & The latest VMware Player (version 2.0.5)
- Vulnerability ID - VC2K8REDIST and VC2K5SP1REDIST(Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributable Packages for 2005 and 2008):
- Vulnerability ID - WIRESHARKv103
- Vulnerability ID - NETFW35-SP1
- Vulnerability ID - 954641
HPUX: 13 vulnerabilities
Redhat: 8 vulnerabilities
Solaris: 3 changed vulnerabilities
- Core.aawdef Version 115 and 116
- LANDesk Antivirus definitions are updated hourly. You should have a scheduled task that will automatically update your virus definition throughout the day.
- Virus Watch from our partner Kaspersky Lab
Getting the most out of LANDesk Security and Patch Manager - Blocked Applications
- LANDesk Customer Support has put together a document that will help you understand and utilize the Blocked Applications feature of Patch Manager and Security Suite. Although the document refers to LDMS 8.7 it is also applicable to LDMS 8.8.
The Importance of Endpoint Protection - Virus in Space
- Endpoint security may be a common term we often hear as IT professionals, but what does it mean? Endpoint security means: keeping your systems patched, protecting them from viruses, maintaining a personal firewall, and protecting the systems from risky USB devices. If NASA was using LANDesk's endpoint security features they could have avoided this embarrassing news written about them. - (T.Perkes LANDesk Security Analyst)
Microsoft Patch Tuesday September 9, 2008
- Microsoft will release security bulletins for Patch Tuesday on September 9, 2008. We recommend that customers apply the patch updates to their systems to protect against potential exploits. Subscribe to the community.landesk.com RSS feeds or check the "Security and Patch Bulletins" site for content release and availability. See the link below for Microsoft's advance notification of the release.
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