LANDesk® Security Review for the Week Ending October 31, 2008

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    LANDesk® Security Review for the Week Ending October 31, 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 we have released updates for Microsoft's ActiveX, Communicator 2007, and Opera's latest web browser. See the links below for additional details:






    Mac Content

    Vulnerability Definitions



    Linux Content

    Vulnerability Definitions

    HPUX: 2  vulnerabilities;



    Redhat:  5 vulnerabilities;






    Solaris:  4 vulnerabilities;





    SLES:  5 vulnerabilities;






    Spyware Updates



    Antivirus Updates




    LANDesk® Tips

    Get ready for a Spyware update

    • LANDesk Software is going to be releasing a patch to LANDesk Management Suite (LDSS) 8.7.  This patch is to get the spyware scanning engine up to the same version that LDSS 8.8 uses.  This patch will be released as part of LANDesk content and should be applied to the core server and the clients as soon as possible.  Once the patch is released the database files that LDSS 8.7 currently uses will no longer be updated to include detection and remediation of new spyware that is being released.

    Security News

    The Worm turns 20

    • This week's article, about  the Morris Worm, reminds us that Internet worms have been around for 20 years-wow, that's almost unbelievable. What I find interesting is that the same basic principles that allowed for this attack to be successful are still prevalent today.   


    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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