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)











    SLES: 5 new  vulnerabilities ;







    Spyware Updates





    Antivirus Updates


    • 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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