LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: Management Support for Kaspersky Antivirus 8.0 for Mac is Available 22-DEC-2009

Version 3

    LANDesk Security and Patch News



    ·        (December 22, 2009) LANDesk has released Mac Antivirus (AV) content support for Kaspersky Antivirus 8.0. The AV vulnerabilities will detect and report real-time scanning, autoupdate status, pattern file up-to-date checking and firewall setting on Mac OS X 10.5;

            The AV vulnerabilities will support remediation for real-time scanning, autoupdate status, and pattern file up-to-date checking. 

            We would appreciate any feedback and response to our initial content release for these applications.


    New Vulnerabilities

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-KasperskyAV-Pattern

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-KasperskyAV-AutoUpdate-Status

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-KasperskyAV-Engine-RTStatus

    ·       Vulnerability ID – APPLE-KasperskyAV-Firewall-Settings_Detect_Only


           The content will check the following settings:

    ·         Virus pattern should be up-to-date

    ·         Auto update for pattern files should be enabled

    ·         Real-time scanning should be enabled

    ·         Firewall Setting will be detected if adding Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Mac OS X) into the integrated Firewall in Mac OS X (For the application cannot be started when adding Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Mac OS X) into the integrated Firewall in Mac OS X. )


    Changed Vulnerabilities

    ·          Vulnerability ID – APPLE-Antivirus-Install-Check


    The content will check the following settings:

    ·        At least one AV solution should be installed (Norton, McAfee, Symantec, Sophos or Kaspersky), please provide feedback for additional AV solutions that should be added


    New Patch Downloads

    ·          N/A


    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.


    Best regards,

    LANDesk Product Support


    Copyright © 2009 LANDesk Software.  All rights reserved. LANDesk is either a registered trademark or trademark of LANDesk Software, Ltd. or its affiliated entities in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others.

    Information in this document is provided for information purposes only.  The information presented here is subject to change without notice.  This information is not warranted to be error-free, nor subject to any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including any implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. LANDesk disclaims any liability with respect to this document and LANDesk has no responsibility or liability for any third party products of any content contained on any site referenced herein.  This document may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without our prior written permission. For the most current product information, please visit