LANDesk® Security Review for the Week Ending October 17, 2008

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    LANDesk® Security Review for the Week Ending October 17, 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. Eleven security bulletins were released. The patches addressed several vulnerabilities in Microsoft's productivity applications, internet applications, and OS related issues. Additional third-party applications were also released from other vendors:






    Mac Content

    Vulnerability Definitions






    Linux Content

    Vulnerability Definitions

    HPUX: 18 changed vulnerabilities ;

    V_INTL_PHSS_37677 (new)

    V_INTL_PHSS_38488 (new)

    V_INTL_PHSS_38489 (new)

    V_INTL_UPDATE_02375_001 (new)















    Redhat: 1 vulnerability


    Solaris: 2 vulnerabilities



    Spyware Updates




    Antivirus Updates




    LANDesk® Tips

    A few months ago Information Week conducted a review of some of the major patch manager products. See how LANDesk fared.

    • LANDesk's Patch Manager is, ... part of a comprehensive endpoint management package...Patch Manager was the only one with an automated process to facilitate ITIL change management practices--a huge plus. Its Parallel Patch Process defines testing and rollout processes that can be clearly documented and transparent to a change management board, as well as enabling highly efficient deployment of patches. These plus an automated process for copying patches to an entire subnet through one client and an option to auto-fix vulnerabilities helped LANDesk capture our Editor's Choice.

    Security News

    Patching and Social Engineering Attacks

    • After reading this week's featured article I was reminded why it is important to regularly remind end-users of the corporate patching policy. It is also a good idea to educate your end-users about potential social engineering attacks, use this week's article to get an idea of where to start.** **


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