LANDesk® Security Review for the Week Ending September 12, 2008

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    LANDesk® Security Review for the Week Ending September 12, 2008

    LANDesk® Patch Manager and Security Suite ("LDSS") provide customers with the latest security and application patches and updates 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.

    Windows Content

    Vulnerability Definitions - This week was Microsoft's Patch Tuesday. Four critical security bulletins were released. The patches address several vulnerabilities in Microsoft's operating systems, productivity applications, and media applications. Additional third-party applications were also released from other vendors:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mac Content

    Vulnerability Definitions

     

     

     

    Linux Content

    Vulnerability Definitions

    HPUX:  15 vulnerabilities ;

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02354_001  (new)

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02354_003  (new)

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02354_005  (new)

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02354_007  (new)

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02354_009  (new)

    V_INTL_PHSS_27479

    V_INTL_PHSS_36773

    V_INTL_PHSS_37273

    V_INTL_PHSS_37274

    V_INTL_UPDATE_00230_002

    V_INTL_UPDATE_01036_001

    V_INTL_UPDATE_01036_002

    V_INTL_UPDATE_01036_003

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02324_004

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02324_005

    SLES: 5 new  vulnerabilities ;

    V_INTL_patch-12192

    V_INTL_patch-12206

    V_INTL_patch-12213

    V_INTL_patch-12225

    V_INTL_patch-12229

     

    Spyware Updates

    Definitions

     

     

     

    Antivirus Updates

    Definitions

    • Sometimes a virus shows up that does not have a definition yet. This is true for all viruses when they are first written. These are called "zero day" viruses. The following link provides instructions on how these samples can be sent to LANDesk for inclusion in our Antivirus pattern files.

     

     

     

    LANDesk® Tips

    Getting the most out of LANDesk Security and Patch Manager

    • Vulscan does a lot of the heavy lifting in the LANDesk Security and Patch Manager tool. LANDesk Customer Support has put together a document that will help you understand some of the key information in the vulscan log.

     

    Security News

    Patching a Step in the Right "Security" Direction

    • This week we highlight a security manager's efforts to build a security program from the ground up. The first step in this plan was implementing a patch policy. Click on the link below for the story.  

     

     

    Where to Send Feedback

    At LANDesk, we are constantly striving to improve our products and services and hope you find these changes reflective of our ongoing commitment to listen to you-our partners and customers-in providing the best possible solutions to meet your needs now and in the future. Please continue to provide feedback by contacting our local support organization.

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    LANDesk Product Support

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